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Elizabeth Rose Afghan Square

This is my contribution to the Moogly 2022 Crochet Along – Elizabeth Rose Afghan Square, named after my beautiful niece. See Mooglyblog.com for a fabulous variety of afghan blocks featured throughout the year. Elizabeth Rose features mostly simple stitching with a few post stitches and clusters; just relax and crochet as you quickly work up this pretty square. When doing a sampler afghan, I usually try to align the sizes by having the same number of stitches in the final rounds. This square has 40 st per side in the final round and with an H hook comes out at 12″ for me. For this CAL, a J hook is recommended and the square is about 13″ with a J for me. If you use the same hook consistently, pay attention to the final round counts and you should be able to easily join your squares. You can always add a round of stitches to even out the blocks.

Elizabeth Rose Afghan Square

 by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials  

Yarn: Red Heart with Love (100% Acrylic, #4, 7 oz/198 g; 370 yds/338 m)

Color A: Mallard (25 g)   B: Iced Aqua (10 g)  C: Ochre Brown (25 g)   D: Tan (25 g)

Crochet Hook size J (6.0 mm)

Size:  12” square, with 40 st and a ch-2 sp on final side  

Pattern uses U.S. crochet terms.  Ch-3 at beginning of Round counts as a dc. Use Magic Ring to start if desired.  Use standing stitches or chains at beginning of rounds as you prefer. 

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

BTrCl – beginning treble cluster of 3   ch – chain Cl – cluster dc –  double crochet   

FPsc – front post single crochet    FPtr – front post treble crochet hdc – half double crochet   sc – single crochet sk – skip sl – slip sp – space st – stitch    yo – yarn over tr – treble crochet

BTrCl: Beginning Treble Cluster of 3 – Into designated st or sp, ch 3, (tr to last step leaving one loop on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 st on hook. 

TrCl: Treble Cluster of 3 – Into designated st or sp, (tr to last step leaving one loop on hook) three times, yo and pull through all 4 st on hook 

FPsc: Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, bring up even with last stitch completed, yo, pull through 2 loops, (1 loop on hook) 

FPtr: Front Post Treble Crochet – Yarn over twice, insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, work treble as usual.

Join with sc: (Standing stitch) With slip knot on hook, insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through, (two loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops

Join with dc:  With slip knot on hook, yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through, (three loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops, (two loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops

Instructions:

Round 1: With Color A,  ch 6, join with sl st to form ring, BTrCl, (ch 3,TrCl) seven times, ch 3, sl st to top of BCl. Fasten off. (8 Treble Clusters of 3, 8 ch-3 sp)

Round 2:  With Color B, join with FPsc around top of any Cl. (Working loosely, 3 sc around last leg of Cl and the ch-3 sp (See photo,) FPsc around Cl) eight times, omitting last FPsc, sl st to first st. (32 st)

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st, (sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st) seven times,  sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sl st to first st, fasten off. (40 dc, 8 sc)

Round 4:  Join Color C with sc in center dc of any 5-dc group, (ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in sc, ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in next dc) seven times, ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in sc, ch 3, sk 2 st, sl st to first st. (16 sc, 16 ch-3 sp)

Round 5:  Ch 1, [sk sc, (sc, hdc, dc, tr) in ch-3 sp, FPtr around sc, (tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-3 sp] eight times, sl st to first st, fasten off. (72 st)

Round 6: Join Color D with sc in top of  FPtr, (ch 4, sk 4 st, FPsc in Rd 4 sc, ch 4, sk 4 st, sc in FPtr) eight times, omitting last sc, sl st to beg sc.(8 FPsc, 8 sc, 16 ch-4 sp)

Round 7:  Ch 1, [sk sc, (sc, 2 hdc, dc, tr) in ch-4 sp, FPtr in FPsc, (tr, dc, 2 hdc, sc) in ch-4 sp,] eight times, sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (88 st)

Round 8: Join Color A with sc in any FPtr, (ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, FPsc around sc below in Rd 6, ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next st) eight times, omitting last sc, sl st to first st. (24 sc, 8 FPsc, 32 ch-2 sp)

Round 9: Ch 1, [sk sc, (2 sc, hdc) in ch-2 sp, sk sc,  (2 dc, tr) in ch-2 sp, FPtr around FPsc, (tr, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, sk sc, (hdc, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp] eight times, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (104 st)

Round 10: Join Color B with dc in any FPtr, FPtr around FPtr, 4 dc in same FPtr, *sk 2 st, (sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 st) twice, sc in next st, ch 4, sk 3 st, (sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 st) twice, sc in next st, sk 2 st, ** (4 dc, FPtr around FPtr, 4 dc) in next st*.  Repeat * to * two more times and * to ** once, 3 dc in same st as beg, sl st to first dc. (4 FPtr, 32 dc, 24 sc, 16 ch-3 sp, 4 ch-4 sp)

Round 11:  Ch 3, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in FPtr, dc in next 4 st, sk sc, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 4 sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, sl st in next 4 st of ch-4, sk sc, 4 sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, dc in next 4 st] four times, omitting last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (20 dc, 8 sc, 4 sl st, one ch-2 sp per side)

Round 12: Join Color C with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, [ch 1, sk 2 st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) 15 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner; sl st in first sc. (68 sc, 64 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 13:  Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 sp, [(2 dc in ch-1 sp) 16 times, (2 dc, ch-2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner; sl st in top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (36 dc, one ch-2 sp per side) 

Round 14: Join Color D with sc in any ch-2 corner, (ch 2, sc) in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st) 18 times, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner; sl st to beg st. (20 sc, 19 ch-1 sp, one ch-2 sp per side) 

Round 15: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch-2, sc) in ch-2 sp, (2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 19 times] four times, sl st to first st, fasten off. (40 sc, one ch-2 sp per side)

Copyright 2019  Julie Yeager Designs Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com 

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