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I had a request awhile back for a peacock afghan chart, so here is my version.
Each square on the pattern counts as a single crochet. It has 142 stitches across and 113 rows. The gauge of the pattern totally depends on the size yarn and hook you use. I measured my gauge for worsted weight yarn and an I hook at 4 sts and 4 rows = 1". With this gauge the afghan would measure 35 1/2" x 28 1/4" . If you want to make it wider or longer, I'd add turquoise stitches on either side of the pattern for width or more rows to the top and bottom of the pattern to make it longer. I don't knit, but I think you could use this for a knitted afghan as well. I recommend using Caron Simply Soft yarn or Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.
If you are really talented (and somewhat ambidextrous) you can switch the hook to your left hand when you get to the end of the row and then crochet back the way you came like Carol Ventura does.
Here is another tutorial by Interweave that I think is easier.
If you are new to crochet charts check out my Globe Pillow Crochet Along, it has a tutorial on how to read a chart. If you would rather cross stitch the design, my Day of the Dead Banner has a tutorial on how to cross stitch on crochet.
For other tips on following a crochet chart check out my Harley Davidson Afghan post.
I realize there's no way you could crochet this afghan from this tiny picture, so if you want the chart email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know what format you want it in. (Excel--editable .xlsx, Adobe .pdf or picture .png, I recommend the .xlsx or .png files because the pdf splits it up into several pages.)
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