At our house, green and gold stand for the football team Green Bay Packer-John Deere afghan. The football that is shown in this picture was signed by Jordy Nelson and Brady Papinga. They visited our local school many years ago and they signed this football for my daughter. We have a picture of Jordy sitting on a bench with my daughter too. Very good people and role models!
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Easy Crochet Pattern
Professional Football Team Colors
Of course, when you life in Wisconsin, The Green Bay Packer’s should be the team you cheer for. I know we do. So, this blanket and pillow could also be used for team colors
Farm Machinery Colors
As far as the John Deere side, we also farm and we do have some green and gold equipment. So you see why we just have to have a green and gold pillow and afghan.
Using Colors that are Meaningful to You
Feel free to use team colors that you cheer on. Also, people love to support their favorite farm machinery color too. So, if you are making this as a gift to someone special, make the color rows something that would be meaningful.
Green Bay Packer-John Deere Afghan Instructions
Red Heart Gold
Red Heart Paddy Green
(I don’t recall the number of skeins I used. If I were to make it again, I would get two skeins of each)
Dc = double crochet
Ch = chain stitch
St = stitch
Foundation chain: ch 180
In 3rd St from hook, Dc in back loop and continue to Dc in each ch until the end. Turn
Ch 3, DC in each CH until the end. Turn. Make sure to change the colors. The color rows I used are further below.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Here is a closeup of the afghan.
10 sections of green (8 rows each)
9 sections of yellow/gold (6 rows each)
Total rows 134
Enjoy using your afghan!
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