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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 

What’s New?

5 Days Only – Pattern Sale! April 4, 2022 to April 8, 2022

I’m delighted once again to join with Nicki’s Homemade Crafts and 40 talented crochet designers to present to you Baby Crochet Bundle 2022 – a fabulous PDF collection of 40 crochet patterns suitable for the babies in your life now or any time of year – all in one bundle for only $19.99 – a savings of over 90% if you purchased each pattern alone. Daily bonuses and prizes. My Savannah Round Ripple in included, and lots of blankets, toys, tiny sweaters, hats, and all you will need for those all-important shower gifts too! Here are some of my favorites. Thanks to @furlscrochet for sponsoring. Use my unique link to purchase (thanks! I will receive payment as a commission) – go browse at the patterns; window shopping encouraged. Thanks for supporting independent designers:

Coming Soon! 100 Crochet Tiles

Preorder now on Amazon to receive your copy of 100 Crochet Tiles which will be released April 12, 2022. As you know, 7 of my reworked patterns will be included in this collection, and we will have a CAL later in the year. I definitely think it is time for a new book of afghan squares and this book is beautiful and well-done, with contributions from

Sarah Shrimpton of Annaboo’s House, Lynne Rowe of the Wool Nest, Steffi Glaves Designer/Maker, Ana Morais Soares of Oneskeinoflove Crochet, Emma Potter of Potter and Bloom, Johanna Lindahl of Mijo Crochet, Rosina Plane, Hattie Risdale of The Petal Shed, Anna Nikipirowicz, Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles, Catherine Noronha of Catherine Crochets, Caitie of Thoresby Cottage, Meghan Ballmer of Meghanmakesdo, and Carol Ibbetson.

Cannot wait to get started! Here is a youtube video flipping through the book and some sneak peek photos:https://youtu.be/kcGOcQ1yPbU

Early Spring Diagonal

New Pattern Alert!

Early Spring Diagonal is worked in the same stitch pattern as my All the Colors Striped Blanket, but worked on the diagonal. Start with a chain 2 and off you go! The pattern beautifully complements the subtle ombres and shadings of Scheepjes Fine Art, but can be also used with a self-striping yarn, an ombre yarn, stripes, or solids. The textured pattern is reversible and looks good in any yarn. The pattern is easily memorized for a relaxing, meditative experience.

I used 3 skeins of Fine Art for the blanket and one skein for the border. As an alternate, you could use the coordinating Scheepjes Merino Soft for a solid colored border.

If you have purchased All the Colors Striped Blanket, this pattern will be sent as a free update on Ravelry. If you purchased on Etsy or LoveCrafts, contact me for the update. If you purchase this pattern, All the Colors Striped blanket will be included as a bonus.

Pattern will be $5.99 regular price; on introductory 30% off sale of $4.19 until June 30, 2022. No coupon needed.

Pattern support on my Ravelry Board and Facebook CAL group.

Ravelry: Early Spring Diagonal

Etsy: Early Spring and All the Colors

New Pattern Bundle

5 Days Only – Pattern Sale!

I’m excited to be participating in another fun pattern bundle with Nicki’s Homemade Crafts and 40 talented crochet designers to present to you Spring Crochet Pattern Bundle 2022 – a fabulous PDF collection of 50 crochet patterns suitable for Spring crocheting or any time of year – all in one bundle for only $19.99 – a savings of over 90% if you purchased each pattern alone.

This collection is available this week only, for five days beginning today, Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10 AM Eastern Time, until Friday, March 11, 2022.  You will see other designers promoting their link, but for me to receive payment, please navigate through my link only! (Thanks!) 

Spring Crochet Bundle 2022

I am including my Octa’Ghan afghan pattern.  I was poring over the collection, and highlighted my favorites here. There are full size Afghan patterns, home decorating items, sweaters, shawls, tote bags, many fun amigurimi, and more! There’s something for everyone here, and if you make just five items you’ve gotten more than your money’s worth!

The bundle is sponsored by Premier Yarns, and includes daily prizes and bonuses. Click on my link to explore this opportunity, and thank you for supporting independent designers!

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Heart to Heart Afghan Square is one of my contributions to the Love Crochet Bundle 2022. I designed this block a few years ago and tried it again recently, and this is quite an interesting design, much different than anything you’ve seen before! But how perfect is this for a Valentine pillow or blanket? I think you will enjoy this pattern and there are ample photos to help out along the way. The Love Crochet Bundle 2022 is a fabulous PDF collection of 40 crochet patterns curated by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts suitable for Valentine’s Day or any time of year – all in one bundle for only $19.99 – a savings of over 90% if you purchased each pattern alone.

This collection is available this week only, until Friday, February 11, 2022.  You will see other designers promoting their link, but for me to receive payment, please navigate through my link only! (Thanks!) https://julieyeagerdesigns–nickishomemadecrafts.thrivecart.com/love-bundle-2022/

I am including my Summer Mosaic Afghan, and my Heart to Heart Afghan block.  If you purchase through my link, you will receive as a bonus my Courtyard Tiles Afghan!  I was poring over the collection, and counted four full size Afghan patterns, seven home decorating items, five (!) sweaters, seven hats, many fun amigurimi, and more! There’s something for everyone here, and if you make just four items you’ve gotten your money’s worth! Prizes and bonuses are offered from Mary Maxim.

Please join me as I add this opportunity to help spread the word about Julie Yeager Designs, and, as always, thank you for your support.   I can be found each day on Facebook if you have a question or want to share a photo or talk about a pattern. See you there!  

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Pattern Sale!

5 Days Only – Pattern Sale!

I’m excited to join with Nicki’s Homemade Crafts and over 30 talented crochet designers to present to you Love Bundle 2022 – a fabulous PDF collection of 40 crochet patterns suitable for Valentine’s Day or any time of year – all in one bundle for only $19.99 – a savings of over 90% if you purchased each pattern alone.

This collection is available this week only, for five days beginning today, Monday, February 7, 2022 at 10 AM Eastern Time, until Friday, February 11, 2022.  You will see other designers promoting their link, but for me to receive payment, please navigate through my link only! (Thanks!) 

Love Crochet Bundle 2022

I am including my Summer Mosaic Afghan, and my Heart to Heart Afghan block.  I was poring over the collection, and counted four full size Afghan patterns, seven home decorating items, five (!) sweaters, seven hats, many fun amigurimi, and more! There’s something for everyone here, and if you make just four items you’ve gotten your money’s worth!

The bundle is sponsored by Mary Maxim, and includes daily prizes and bonuses. If you purchase through my link, I will also include a copy of my Courtyard Tiles Afghan Pattern.

Please join me as I add this opportunity to help spread the word about Julie Yeager Designs, and, as always, thank you for your support.   I can be found each day on Facebook if you have a question or want to share a photo or talk about a pattern. See you there!  

New Pattern – 7 Day Blanket

I have been seeing oversized chunky knit throws in all the home decorating department stores – some are done with arm-knitting or large needles – here is your quick and easy crocheted version!  Two stripes a day (12 rows!) for a 7-Day project.  Quick work with multiple strands and a huge hook. I used three strands of Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca and a Q hook for a soft and cushy blanket, perfect for sitting under on the couch on these cold New York winter days.

The pattern calls for 18 skeins (3600 yards) of #4 yarn. I’m publishing it here free of charge for fans of the blog, but if you would like an ad-free version it is available on Ravelry and Etsy at a low introductory price of $2.99. If you would like a Print-Friendly version, click on the post.

7-Day Blanket by Julie Yeager Designs

Pattern uses U.S. Crochet Terms

Materials 

Yarn:  Medium Weight #4  –  Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca (90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca), 3.5 oz/100g – 207 yd/190 m per skein.  Used a total of 18 skeins for 40” x 70”  size, holding three strands together, for a total of 3600 yards. (Link to Purchase on Lion Brand)

MC – Taupe: 7 skeins A – Cream: 3 skeins B – Blue: 1 skein

C – Blush: 3 skeins D – Oxford Grey: 1 skein E – Olive: 1 skein

F – Dusty Blue: 1 skein G – Charcoal: 1 skein 

Hook: Size Q (15.75 mm) (Link to Purchase on Amazon)

Gauge: 6 st and 5 rows per 4”

Size: 40” x 70” 

Abbreviations and Notes

Ch – chain dc – double crochet sc – single crochet st – stitch

Tips when working rows back and forth:  This is simple and basic but I sometimes need a reminder especially if I have been working granny squares and continuous round blankets where I never turn my work.  When turning after every row, you are working into the two strands to the left of your stitch.  With single crochet, your first chain does not count as a stitch so you start right in the first stitch.  With double crochet, your beginning ch-3 counts as a stitch so you skip that first stitch.  In this pattern, every row starts with a single crochet so you chain 1, then single crochet in that first stitch, the two strands to the left of your single crochet, the last single crochet in the previous round.  Just remember in this stitch pattern, every row starts and ends with a single crochet, and you work single crochet into single crochet and double crochet into double crochet.

Carrying 3 strands:  At least 1 strand of MC is carried throughout the blanket, so you can keep changing skeins normally when you run out of MC.  With each color “chunk” you need 2 strands of a contrast color so I worked one strand from the center of the skein and one strand from the outside of the skein.  A few rows call for one strand each of 3 colors for blending and to adhere to yarn requirements..

Row 1: With 3 strands of MC, ch 60, sc in second ch from hook, (dc in next ch, sc in next ch) to end, ending with an sc, turn. (59 st)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in sc, (dc in dc, sc in sc) across, ending with an sc, turn. (59 st)

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Color changes.  Blanket starts and ends with a 5 row chunk of 3 strands of MC.  One strand of MC is carried along with 2 strands of another color for most sections.  There is a transition row with 3 colors between some sections.

Rows 1 – 5:  3 strands MC

Row 6: 2 strands MC, 1 strand  A

Rows 7 – 11:  1 strand MC, 2 strands A

Rows 12 – 16:  1 strand MC, 2 strands B

Row 17: 1 strand MC, 1 strand B, 1 strand C

Rows 18 – 22:  1 strand MC, 2 strands C

Rows 23 – 27:  1 strand MC, 2 strands D

Row 28:  1 strand MC, 1 strand D, 1 strand A

Rows 29 – 33:  1 strand MC, 2 strands A

Rows 34 – 38:  1 strand MC, 2 strands E

Row 39:  1 strand MC, 1 strand E, 1 strand C

Rows 40 – 44:  1 strand MC, 2 strands C

Rows 45 – 49:  1 strand MC, 2 strands F

Row 50:  1 strand MC, 1 strand F, 1 strand A

Rows 51 – 55:  1 strand MC, 2 strands A

Rows 56 – 60:  1 strand MC, 2 strands G

Row 61: 1 strand MC, 1 strand G, 1 strand C

Rows 62 – 66: 1 strand MC, 2 strands C

Rows 67 – 72:  3 strands MC.

Finish off, weave in ends.  

Add tassels:  Need 60 tassels, 30 for each short side.  For each tassel, cut 11 strands about 12” long.  I wrap them around my cell phone lengthwise to measure and cut.  Sometimes I use a CD case (if you still have one!)   (6 strands MC, 2 strands A, 2 strands C, 1 strand another color).  Loop into every other st on the short sides.

(Hold 11 strands together, being as precise with length as you would like! Fold in half, forming a loop.  Place hook through the stitch, pull loop partially through, about 2 inches.  Place hook or your finger in the loop, pull through the doubled tassel, now consisting of 22 strands.  Pull firmly to tighten.  Make sure you pull through on the same side of the fabric each time because the back and front of the tassel look different.)

Copyright 2022 Julie Yeager Designs See all at  www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com

And just a reminder, if you are planning to pre-order or order the 100 Crochet Tiles book on Amazon, please use my link here on the blog so I get credit! Thank you!

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100 Crochet Tiles

I am excited to announce that 100 Crochet Tiles is now available for pre-sale order on Amazon! This book, to be published by David and Charles, Ltd, on April 12, 2022, contains seven of my patterns, re-worked versions of some of my best afghan squares, with a total of 100 patterns, both written and charted, by many talented designers.

Get your copy now for a future CAL! I have one extra copy to give away to a lucky blog subscriber. More photos soon.

Kelley Anne Cap – New

As promised, here is a new crochet hat pattern for your LAST LAST minute holiday gifting. Kelley Anne Cap an easy pattern that starts with a crochet rib brim. Stitches are picked up on the side of the beginning strip. Pattern is an easy granny type stitch with hdc and smooth decreases to the top. Slightly slouchy. I was able to change the size with a change of hook and yarn, but sizes are given for Teen through XL, and you can easily adapt to any size. Quick to make; use up your scraps!

For a limited time, download the pattern free with Coupon Code KAC, good until end of January 2022.

Please make a Ravelry project page and spread the word on social media about Julie Yeager Designs! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Tahler Ribbed Beanie

New knit hat pattern: Tahler Ribbed Beanie.

Ravelry description:

This is a pattern for a very stretchy ribbed knit hat with smooth decreases at the crown. Will easily become your everyday beanie. One size suitable for women, men, and teens. Instructions given for medium weight yarn and bulky weight yarn. Great for last minute gifts!

Customizable in length; add a fold-over brim if desired.

Knit in the round with circular needle and double points for crown.

Options given for Medium Weight Yarn and Bulky Weight Yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran and Lion Brand Color Made Easy for my samples, with less than one skein per hat.

For a limited time, download the pattern free from Ravelry with Coupon Code TCB, good until end of January 2022.

Please make a Ravelry project page and spread the word on social media about Julie Yeager Designs! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Crochet Hat coming soon!