Approximate sizes: 27 x 33 inches
CYNTHIA Germantown or CYNTHIA Pompadour Yarn: 12 ozs. Pink No. 358, 5 ozs. White No. 300.
Bone crochet hook No. 5
Each square measures 6 inches
With White, ch 5, join with slip st to form a ring.
1st round: Pull loop on hook up to same height as a DC, * yarn over hook, draw up a loose loop in ring, repeat from * twice (7 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 6 loops, yarn over and draw through 2 remaining loops, ch 1 (bean stitch), ch 2, repeat from * 7 more times, join with slip st in tip of first bean st.
2nd round: With White, work a bean stitch in tip of first bean stitch on round below, pick up Pink, draw through loop on hook and work 3 DC in space between first and second bean stitches, on the 3rd DC pick up White and work a bean stitch in tip of next bean st, pick up Pink, draw through ch of bean stitch and work 3 DC in next space, continue around row, always working a bean stitch with White in tip of bean stitch of round below and working 3 DC with Pink between bean stitches, in last space work 3 DC and join with slip st in tip of first bean stitch.
3rd round: Pick up White and work a bean stitch in tip of bean stitch below, pick up Pink, 1 DC between bean stitch and first DC, 1 DC in each of next 3 DC, continue around row, working a bean stitch with White in tip of each bean stitch and 4 DC between bean stitches with Pink, join 4th DC of last group with slip st in first bean stitch.
4th round: Continue as before, working bean stitches with White but working 6 DC with Pink, increasing as follows: 1 DC between first bean stitch and first DC, 1 DC in each of next 3 DC, 2 DC in 4th DC, 2 DC in space after next bean stitch, 1 DC in each of 4 DC, continue around, working 2 DC in space before and after the 4th, 6th and 8th bean stitches, join in first bean stitch.
5th round: Work same as 4th round, increasing before and after the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th bean stitches (8 DC between bean stitches), join round, break off White.
6th round: With Pink, ch 3, 1 DC in each of 8 DC between bean stitches, 2 DC before and after the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th bean stitches and 1 DC in the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th bean stitches, join in 3rd st of ch 3.
7th round: Ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 SC in next st, repeat from * to first corner, ch 5 for corner loop, continue around, working a ch 5 loop over each corner and 10 ch 3 loops between corners, join with slip st in first loop and fasten off.
Make 20 squares in all. Join on last round, having 4 squares in width and 5 squares in length of carriage robe.
Joining: To join squares, ch 1, insert hook in center st of corresponding ch 3 loop on adjacent square, draw yarn through both loops, ch 1, skip 1 DC, 1 SC in next st; join each ch 3 loop to corresponding loop on next square and join 3rd st of each corner ch 5 loop to 3rd st of corner loops. When all squares are joined, work edging.
Edging: 1st row: With Pink, work 3 SC in each ch-3 loop and 5 SC in each corner loop, join in 1st SC and break off.
2nd row: With White, * 1 SC in center st of 3 SC on edge, 7 DC in center st of next group of 3 SC, repeat from * around, spacing shells on corner loops so that robe will lie flat, join in first SC and break off.
3rd row: With Pink, * 1 SC in center DC of first shell, 7 Tr in SC between shells, repeat from * around, join in first SC and break off.
4th row: With White, slip st in SC between shells, * ch 3, skip 1 st, slip st in next st, repeat from * around entire afghan, join and fasten off.
Another free, vintage pattern found on this site: http://freevintagecrochet.com/baby-blanket-patterns/cynthia17/carriage-robe-pattern