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Next CAL – Preview – September Morning Afghan

Our next CAL on our Facebook group Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny and Ravelry board will be September Morning Afghan, a FREE pattern to be posted here on the blog.  Join my FB group or follow along on Ravelry.  I will be available to answer any questions, and the camaraderie of a group project cannot be beat!

To support the CAL, I will have yarn packs available in my Deramores Designer Shop. There will be 4 colorways available, two in Aran weight yarn and two in DK weight yarn.  The Aran weight design will consist of six giant granny squares as pictured to a finished size of about 50” x 75”.  The DK weight design will consist of 9 squares to a finished size of about 56” x 56”.  The motifs are easy to stitch, with mostly double crochet, and a few bobbles and spike stitches.  With large expanses of plain stitching, you will complete your stitching quickly, and the clean graphic design will fit right in with today’s home decorating trends.  The pattern is written in American crochet terms.

The yarn packs will be live in my Deramores Designer Shop by Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and the first installment of the pattern will be posted here on the blog on June 15, 2017, with subsequent installments each Thursday for six weeks.  Yarn requirements will be revealed on Wednesday, and the colorpacks will be:

Purple Passion, Aran Weight yarn in a Purple colorway similar to Lisatinbath’s version;

September Morn, Aran Weight yarn in an Autumn colorway similar to Kallene’s version;

                

May Morning, DK Weight yarn to be arranged in theotherjenny’s cute plan, and

               

Everyday Rainbow, DK Weight yarn in a colorful mix.

The yarn packs will have an attractive price-point in the $30-$35 range.  To support my work, please purchase yarn through the links on my blog or the specific links I post here, such as this, whereby I will receive a small commission and you will get the same prices:   Deramores Designer Shop.

“Fantastic!” featured on Moogly CAL 2017

Check out Moogly’s 2017 Afghan Block CAL and the first block of the year – none other than “Fantastic!” by someone named Julie Yeager.  Thanks for the feature, Tamara!

“Fantastic!” is a free pattern here on the blog and is also available as a paid pattern on Ravelry for those who wish to store it in their Rav library.  ( Check out all my afghan and afghan square patterns in my Ravelry Store.)

The Moogly CAL has a Ravelry board and a Facebook page to keep up.  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Pattern in print friendly version here.   See Round by Round photos and charts to follow.

Fantastic! Afghan Square by Julie Yeager Designs

Copyright Julie Yeager Designs 2015.

Do not post this pattern on the internet.  Share the link to this blog.

For a paid version of this pattern that you can store in your Ravelry library, go to my Ravelry Store and purchase the PDF version.

Pattern is in American crochet terms.

Materials:  Aran or Worsted Weight Yarn

A:  Sapphire;  B: Lime; C:  Fern;  D:  Aqua

or

A:  Dusty Green;  B:  Pink;  C:  Antique Rose;  D:  Silver Blue

Hook size:  J (6 mm) Gauge:  12” square, 4” diameter after 3 rounds

Stitch Marker:  1, optional

BLO – back loop only    dc – double crochet    FPdc – front post double crochet     PM – place marker     sk – skip      sl – slip    ch- chain     st  – stitch     sp – space        beg – beginning

Ch-3 at the beg of a round counts as a dc.

FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times

FPsc – Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through two loops

“Between the Stitches” – Not technically a space, since it is not formed by a chain – just place your hook between the two designated stitches, not “into” the loops of either stitch.

V-St –  V- Stitch – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st

PM (Place Marker) – Mark this stitch one time.  (Paper clip or piece of yarn will do the trick.)

All work is done on the Right Side (RS) except for Round 12 which is done on the Wrong Side(WS.)

Round 1:  With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  Join B with sl st in any dc, ch 3, FPdc around same dc below, (dc in next st, FPdc around same st) x 11, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (12 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 3:  Join C with sl st in any FPdc, ch 3, FPdc around FPdc below, (dc in next 2 st, FPdc around FPdc below) x 11, dc in next st, sl st to top of  beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 4A:  Join D with sl “between” any 2 dc.  Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same “sp.”   [Sk 3 st, V-St “between” next 2 dc] x 11.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 4B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any V-St. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 3, ch 4, sk V-St)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 5A:  Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 4B, join A with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 4A.   (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 4B.)  [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 4A]] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (48 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 5B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 4B, ch 5, sk 5 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 6A: Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 5B, join B with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 5A.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 5B.) [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 5A] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 6B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 5B, ch 7, sk 7 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc.  Do not fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-7 sp)

Round 7: FPsl (slip st) around post of FPdc below, ch 3. Working around and enclosing stitches of Round 6B, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 6A, FPdc around FPdc in Round 6B] x 12, omitting last FPdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not fasten off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp, 12 FPdc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in  next 3 dc, (sc in ch-2 sp (PM once), sc in next 3 st, FPsc around FPdc, sc in next 3 st) x 12, omitting last 3 st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (96 st)

Round 9For better definition, work ALL stitches in back loop only (BLO) in just this round. With D, join with sc in BLO of marked st. Sc in next 8 st, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 17 st) x 4, omitting last 9 st. (In other words, instead of sc in next 17 st that last time, you will sc in last 8 st.) Sl st to first sc of round. Do not fasten off. (104 st)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same and next 2 st, (hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 2 st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st) x 4, omitting last 3 st.  (In other words, instead of “sc in next 5 st” that last time, you will sc in last 2 st.)  Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (120 st)

Round 11: Join A with sc in 3rd tr of any corner, sc in same st. (Sc in next 29 st, 3 sc in next st) x 4, omitting last 2 st. Sl st to beg st.  Fasten off. (128 st)

Round 12 (WS): Turn work. Join B with sc in any corner st, (tr, sc) in same st, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) x 15, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (136 st)

Round 13 (RS): Turn work. With A, sc in each st, with 3 sc in corners. Fasten off. (144 st, 36 st per side)

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

 

Jenny is working on a chart for this block – if anyone would like to test the chart I will post it – but it has not been tested yet.  The chart is complex and is in several parts.  Here are charts for first 8 rounds:

NOT TESTED YET Rounds 1 – 4A

Round 4B – NOT TESTED YET

Round 5A and 5B – NOT TESTED YET

Round 6A and 6B – NOT TESTED YET

Rounds 7 and 8 – NOT TESTED YET

 

 

 

Viva La Vida Afghan Square Free!

Viva La Vida Afghan Square

by Julie Yeager Designs

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Materials:   Color A: Duckie                 Color B:  White                    Color C: Eggplant                  Color D:  Pink Poodle                Color E: Kelly Green                       Color F:  Magenta                     Color G:  Black

Suggested hook: Size I (5.5 mm)

Special Stitches:

Corner (over two stitches): (2dc,tr) in first st,(tr, 2dc) in second st

Beg. Corner (over two stitches): ( Ch 3, dc, tr) in first st, (tr, 2 dc) in second st

Yo-Yo: 14 dc in next st. After 14 th dc, with right side facing, rotate work clockwise and join with sl st to first of the 14 dc.

Notes: Ch 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc. The first round of the three yo-yo flowers are worked into the block, then at the end we go back and add the additional rounds.

Instructions:

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, (corner over next 2 st, dc in next st) three times, corner, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (20 dc, 8 tr)

Round 3: Join B with sl to first tr of any corner, Beg. Corner, (dc in next 5 st, corner) three times, dc in next 5 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off B. (36 dc, 8 tr)

Round 4: Join C with sl to next tr. Beg. Corner, dc in next 9 st, (corner, dc in next 9 st) twice, corner, yo-yo in next st, dc in next 8 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off C. (51 dc, 8 tr, 1 yo-yo)

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Round 5: Join D with sl to next tr. Beg. Corner, dc in next 8 st, yo-yo in next st, dc in next 4 st, corner, dc in next 13 st, corner, yo-yo in next st, dc in next 12 st, corner, dc in next 13 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (66 dc, 8 tr, 2 yo-yo)

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next st, (corner, dc in next 17 st) three times, corner, dc in next 15 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off D. (84 dc, 8 tr)

Round 7: Join E with sc in first tr of any corner, sc in same st. 2 Sc in next st. (Sc in next 21 st, 2 sc in each of next 2 st.) three times, sc in next 21 st. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off E. (100 sc)

Round 8: (All st worked in BLO.) Join B with sl in BLO of 2 nd sc of any corner. Beg. corner, (dc in next 23 st, corner) three times, dc in next 23 st, sl to top of beg ch- 3. Fasten off B. (108 dc, 8 tr)

Round 9: Join E with sc in first tr of any corner, sc in same st. 2 sc in next st. [Sc in next 2 st, *sk 3 front loops in Rnd 7 and tr in next FL in Rnd 7. Sk 1 st in Rnd 8 and sc in next 3 st in Rnd 8.* Repeat * to * 5 times for a total of 6 tr. Sc in next st on Rnd 8, 2 sc in each of next 2 st] four times, omitting last corner. Fasten off E. (When turning the corner you are skipping 4 loops.) (100 sc, 24 tr)

Round 10: (All st worked in BLO.) Join F with sl in BLO of 2 nd of 4 corner sc, Beg. corner over this and next st. (Dc in next 29 st, corner) three times, dc in next 29 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off F. (132 st)

Round 11: Join G with sc in first tr of any corner, sc in same st. 2 Sc in next st. (Sc in next 33 st, 2 sc in each of next 2 st.) three times, sc in next 33 st. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off G. (148 sc)

Adding to the yo-yos

“Round 4” yo-yo  

Join F with sc in any st, hdc, ch 2, hdc, sc in same st. [Sk 1 st, (sc, hdc, ch 2, hdc, sc in next st)] 6 times, sk 1 st, sl st to beg st. Fasten off F.

“Round 5” – first yo-yo

1: Join G with sc in any st, sc in same st, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beg st. Fasten off G. 2: Join B with sc in any st, sc in same st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around, sc in last st, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off B.

“Round 5” – second yo-yo

You will work one round through back loops of yo-yo, and one round through front loops.

Using Back Loops –  Join E with sc in back loop of any st, (ch 5, sc in next st) 13 times, ch 5, sl st to beg sc, fasten off.

Using Front Loops –  Join A with sc in front loop of any st, ch 2, sc in same st,*( sc, ch 2, sc) in next st,* 13 times, sl st to beg st, fasten off.

 

Copyright 2013 – Julie Yeager Designs. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern, even if it was obtained as a “free” pattern. See all my designs at http://www.ravelry.com/stores/julie-yeager-designs. Contact me at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

Margaret Afghan Square

Margaret 12″ Afghan Square

By Julie Yeager Designs

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Suggested Yarn: Worsted or Aran weight

Color A: Gray        Color B:  Blue

Suggested Hook Size: Size J (6.0 mm)

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Sc – single crochet         sl – slip      ch- chain         st – stitch        sp – space             yo – yarn over

This design uses the Tapestry Crochet technique. Change colors at the last yarn-over of each stitch and crochet over the color not in use.

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st to first sc. (8 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, sl st to first sc. (16 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, (sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in next st for corner) x 3, sc in next 3 st, sc in same st as first 2 sc of round, sl st to first sc of round. (24 sc)

Round 4: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 st. (With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 2 st) x 3. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 2 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (32 sc)

Round 5: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 st. (With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 2 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 2 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (40 sc)

Round 6: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 st. (With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 2 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 2 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (48 sc)

Round 7: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 st. (With B, sc in next 7 st. With A, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 2 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 7 st. With A, sc in next 2 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (56 sc)

Round 8: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 4 st. (With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 4 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (64 sc)

Round 9: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 6 st. (With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 6 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 6 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 6 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (72 sc)

Round 10: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 8 st. (With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 8 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 8 st) x 3. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 8 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (80 sc)

Round 11: Work even in A, with sc in each sc and 3 sc in corners. (88 sc)

Round 12: Work even in A, with sc in each sc and 3 sc in corners. (96 sc)

Round 13: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 4 st. (With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 13 st. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 4 st) x 3. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 13 st. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 4 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (104 sc)

Round 14: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 4 st. (With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 11 st. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 4 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 11 st. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (112 sc)

Round 15: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 4 st. (With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 9 st. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 4 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 9 st. With B, sc in next 5st. With A, sc in next 4 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (120 sc)

Round 16: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 4 st. (With B, sc in next 7 st. With A, sc in next 7 st. With B, sc in next 7 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 4 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 7 st. With A, sc in next 7 st. With B, sc in next 7 st. With A, sc in next 4 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (128 sc)

Round 17: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 6 st. (With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 9 st. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 6 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 6 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 9 st. With B, sc in next 5 st. With A, sc in next 6 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (136 sc)

Round 18: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 8 st. (With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 11 st. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 8 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 8 st) x 3. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 11 st. With B, sc in next 3 st. With A, sc in next 8 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (144 sc)

Round 19: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 10 st. (With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 13 st. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 10 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 10 st) x 3. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 13 st. With B, sc in next st. With A, sc in next 10 st, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to first sc of round. (152 sc)

Round 20: Work even in A, with sc in each sc and 3 sc in corners. Fasten off. Block lightly. (160 sc)

Copyright 2014 – Julie Yeager Designs. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern, even if it was obtained as a “free” pattern. Pattern may be downloaded at Ravelry.com; see all my designs at http://www.ravelry.com/stores/julie-yeager-designs. Contact me at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

Loopy Dishcloth or Afghan Square

Loopy Dishcloth or Afghan Square

by Julie Yeager Designs

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Materials: 12” Afghan Square

Pattern uses US crochet terms.

Color A: Terracotta (20 g)                  Color B: Tapestry variegated (13 g)                  Color C: Eggplant (19 g)                      Color D: Honey (21 g)                         Color E: Dusty Green (35 g)

Crochet Hook:  Size I

Special Stitches and abbreviations:

Bpsc – Back post single crochet – Insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops.

Bpdc – Back post double crochet – Insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops, yo and draw through two loops.

Ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a double crochet (dc.)

Instructions:

Round 1: With A, ch 5, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 3, 17 dc in ring, sl st to top of beginning ch-3 to join. Invisible join recommended throughout. Fasten off. (18 dc)

Round 2: Join B with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around next 17 st. Sl st to first sc of round. (18 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 17, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (18 sc, 18 ch-5 loops)

Round 4: Ch 1. Working behind Round 3, 2 dc in each sc of Round 2. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 5: Join C with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. (36 bpsc)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 35, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (36 sc, 36 ch-5 loops)

Round 7: Ch 1. Working behind Round 6, (2 dc in next sc of Round 5, 1 dc in next sc of Round 5) x 18. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (54 dc)

Round 8: Join D with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. (54 bpsc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 53, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (54 sc, 54 ch-5 loops)

Round 10: Ch 1. Working behind Round 9, (2 dc in next sc of Round 8, dc in each of next 2 sc of Round 8) x 18. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (72 dc)

Round 11: Join E with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. (72 sc)

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 71, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (72 sc, 72 ch-5 loops) (Stop here if making dishcloth.)

Round 13: Ch 1. Working behind Round 12, (2 dc in next sc of Round 11, dc in each of next 5 sc of Round 11) x 12. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (84 dc)

Round 14: Join A with sc in any st. Sc in next 3 st, (hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st for corner, tr in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 8 st) x 4, omitting last 4 sc. Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (24 tr, 16 dc, 24 hdc, 32 sc, 4 ch-1 sp)

Round 15: Join B with sl st in any corner sp. Ch 2, 4 hdc in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st) x 12, ch 1, 5 hdc in next ch-1 sp] x 4, omitting last 5 hdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-2. Fasten off. (68 hdc, 52 ch-1 sp)

Round 16: Join C with sc in 3rd hdc of any corner, sc in same st. [Sc in next 2 st, dc in skipped st below in Round 14. (Sc in next st of Round 15, dc in next st of Round 14) x 11, sc in next st of Round 15, dc in corner sp of Round 14, sc in next 2 st of Round 15, 3 sc in next st of Round 15] x 4, omitting last 2 sc and placing last sc in same st as beg st of round. Sl st to first sc of round, fasten off. Mark the four corner stitches (center st of 3 sc group.) (52 dc, 76 sc)

Round 17: Join D with an sc in any stitch. Work a round of crab stitch (backwards single crochet) in each st of round. Fasten off. (128 crab st)

Round 18: Join E with bpsc around post of any st of Round 16. Ch 2, bpdc around post of each st of Round 16. Do not fasten off. (128 bpdc)

Round 19: Ch 3, dc in each st around, with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corners (use Round 16 markers to find corner.) Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (140 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 20: (If needed) Join A with sc in any st, sc in each st around, with 3 sc in corners. Sl st to beg st of round, fasten off. (152 sc)

Dishcloth

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Worsted weight cotton yarn

Color A: Lavender (a few yards)          Color B: Sugar & Cream Hot Blue (1 skein)

Crochet Hook size I (5.5 mm)

Work as for afghan square through Round 12.

Round 13: Ch 1. Working behind Round 12, (2 dc in next sc of Round 11, dc in each of next 3 sc of Round 11) x 18. Sl st to first dc of round. (90 dc)

Round 14: Ch 1, bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. Fasten off. (90 sc)

Copyright 2013 – Julie Yeager Designs.

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

Sweet and Fair Afghan Square

Sweet and Fair Afghan Square

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12” Block By Julie Yeager Designs

Materials

Suggested Yarn:  Worsted or Aran Weight yarn, A: Olive B: Lamb

Suggested Hook Size: Size I (5.5 mm)

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc. Ch-4 at the beginning of a round counts as a tr.

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Cluster (Cl): Into designated stitch, (dc to last step) x 3, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook

Beginning Double Crochet Cluster (BCl): Into designated stitch, ch 3, (dc to last step) x 2, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Front Post Treble Crochet (FPTr): Yo twice, insert hook from the front side of work from right to left around post of indicated stitch on a previous row, yo, pull up a loop and work tr as usual.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC): Yo, insert hook from the front side of work from right to left around post of indicated stitch on a previous row, yo, pull up a loop and work DC as usual.

Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPHDC): Yo, insert hook from the front side of work from right to left around post of indicated stitch on a previous row, yo, pull up a loop and work HDC as usual

Front Post Single Crochet (FPSC): Insert hook from the front side of work from right to left around post of indicated stitch on a previous row, yo, pull up a loop and work SC as usual.

TR4Tog – Treble Crochet 4 Stitches Together – Treble crochet to the last step over 4 designated stitches; yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook. One rounded petal made.

TR3Tog – Treble Crochet 3 Stitches Together – Treble crochet to the last step over next 3 designated stitches; yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. One rounded petal made.

Shell – Shell Stitch: 5 double crochet in designated stitch.

Instructions

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join in first ch with sl st to form ring. BCl, (ch 3, Cl) x 5, ch 3, sl st to top of first Cl. Fasten off. (6 Cl, 6 ch-3 sp)

Round 2: Join B with sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 3. 3 dc in same sp. (FPDC around top of next Cl, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp) x 5, FPDC around top of next Cl, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (30 dc)

Round 3: Join A with sl st in any st. Ch 4, TR3Tog over the next 3 st. (Ch 5, TR4Tog over last st used and the following 3 st) x 9. ( Last st of the round will be worked in same st as the first st of the round.) Ch 5, sl st to top of beg petal. Fasten off. (10 petals, 10 ch-5 sp)

Round 4: Join B with sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 3. 4 dc in same sp. (FPDC around top of next petal, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp) x 9, FPDC around top of next petal, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (60 dc)

Round 5: Join A with sl st in any st. Ch 4, TR3Tog over the next 3 st. (Ch 5, TR4Tog over last st used and the following 3 st) x 19. (Last st of the round will be worked in same st as the first st of the round.) Ch 5, sl st to top of beg petal. Fasten off. (20 petals, 20 ch-5 sp)

Round 6: Join B with sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 4. 2 tr in same ch-5 sp, [FPTR around top of next petal, 4 dc in next ch-5 sp, FPHDC around top of next petal, 4 sc in next ch-5 sp, FPSC around top of next petal, 4 sc in next ch-5 sp, FPHDC around top of next petal, 4 dc in next ch-5 sp, FPTR around top of next petal, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next ch-5 sp for corner,] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4.

Round 7: Skipping the ch-4 beg st, sc in next st. [(Sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st) x 4, sk 1 st, 7 tr in ch-1 sp for corner, sk 1 st, sc in next st] x 4, omitting last st. Sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. (16 shells, 20 sc, 28 tr)

Round 8: (This round will trick you with a little asymmetry. There are 3 sc in the corner, with 1 sc before the corner and 2 sc after the corner.) Join A with sc in 4th tr of any corner, 2 sc in same st. [(Sc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next st) x 5, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to first sc of round. (136 st)

Round 9: Ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st for corner, dc in next 33 st] x 4, omitting last st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (148 dc, 4 ch-1 sp)

Copyright 2013 – Julie Yeager Designs. Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

Lovely Lace – Free 6″ Afghan Block – Mystery Lapghan CAL

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As you know, I have teamed up with 29 other crochet designers to share 36 free crochet square patterns for a one-of-a-kind Mystery Lapghan CAL with Crochet Memories and The Country Willow!

Each pattern is 6-inches square using a worsted or aran weight yarn – yarn symbol 4 and a size US-I/9 (5.5 mm) hook. 

Pattern release began August 17 and will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through November 6, 2015.  More information and support can be found on the Facebook online group at “Mystery Group CAL” or https://www.facebook.com/groups/488215101349495/  and on the Crochet Memories Blog.

* You can join in by crocheting each of the patterns as you have time.

* Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects! 

* By the end of the crochet-a-long, you’ll have a 36-square lapghan to gift or keep!

* And we have some goodies for you, too.   Crochet Memories and The Country Willow are  planning some great prizes to be awarded.  Stay tuned to learn what those prizes will be and how you can qualify to have your name entered into the drawing!  

My square is called Lovely Lace and I hope you enjoy making it.  

The next square is by Leah Feilds of Creative Threads by Leah and will be released Wednesday, 9/16/2015.

 

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Lovely Lace by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials:  Vanna’s Choice –   Color A:  Duckie;  Color B:  Radiant Lime;  Color C:  Fern

Hook size I – 9 (5.5 mm)

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Ch – chain    dc – double crochet          sl- slip stitch             sc – single crochet       hdc – half double crochet       beg – beginning      st – stitch      sts – stitches        sp – space         sps – spaces

Join with sc –  Loop yarn on hook and insert into designated stitch. Yo and draw through, you have 2 loops on hook. Yo and draw through both loops. You have joined the yarn with a sc.

Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as a dc.  Magic circle, standing stitches, invisible join, and such matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

Round 1:  With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.  Ch 3, (dc in ring) x 15, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (16 dc)

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in same st as join, (ch 2, sc in next st) x 15, ch 2, sl st to first sc.  Fasten off.  (16 sc, 16 ch-2 sp)

Round 3:  (All sts are made into ch-2 sps in this round.)  Join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp.  [Sc in next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp] x 7, sc in next ch-2 sp.  Sl st to first sc. (24 sc, 8 ch-3 sp)

Round 4:  (All sts are made into ch-3 sps in this round.)  Sl st in ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp.  [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] x 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (48 dc, 4 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 5:  Join C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in same sp. [Sk next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, sk next 3 st , (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp for corner] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (48 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 4 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 6:  Join A with sl st in any ch-2 corner, (ch 2, hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same corner, [hdc in next 8 st, sk ch-1 sp, hdc in next 8 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.  Fasten off.  (80 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)

Pull block from side to side, and diagonal to diagonal, smooth flat, and the piece will noticeably square-up.

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.”  Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs.  Contact me via e-mail at

 julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

 

 

Tangled Web…Spider Web Afghan Square

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I designed Tangled Web a few years ago and creative crafter Minky2001  was able to alter some instructions to make it more like a spider web.  LaurelCraft added a spider and the perfect Halloween afghan block was made.  I recently re-worked the instructions to include the “external” spider web and a spider.  It is a complex pattern and takes some concentration, but it’s a fun result.

Tangled Web Afghan Square 

With Spider Web Version, 12 inch Square

By Julie Yeager Designs, with thanks to minky2001 and LaurelCraft

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Materials

Color A:  Vanna’s Choice Terracotta;  Color B:  White;  Color C:  Black

Suggested hook: Size I (5.5 mm);     Stitch Marker

Special Stitches:

Cluster (Cl): (double crochet to final step)x 2, yo and pull through 3 loops

HTR – Half Treble Crochet – yo twice, insert hook in designated stitch, yo , draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 3 loops (1 loop 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)

FPDC – front post double crochet – yo, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

FPTR – front post treble crochet – yo twice, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch; yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

NOTES: Ch. 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc. Chains count as stitches in stitch counts.

 

Spider Web Version

Round 1: With A, ch 5, sl st to first ch to form ring. Ch 2, dc,(counts as first cl) (ch 1, cl) x 11, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch-2. Will be a tight squeeze. Fasten off A. (12 cl, 12 ch)

Round 2: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fpsc around cl, 2 sc in ch-1 sp) x 11, fpsc around cl, sc in same ch-1 sp as beg sc, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off B. (36 st)

Round 3: Join A with sl st to 2nd sc of any 2 sc group, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) x 11 , ch 1, sl to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (36 dc, 12 ch)

Round 4: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fpsc in Round 2, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fpsc in Round 2, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 3, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 5: Working into Round 3 behind stitches of Round 4, join A with sl st in first dc of any 3-dc group.  Ch 3, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st) x 12, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (48 dc, 12 ch)

Round 6: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr below in Round 4, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fptr below in Round 4, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 4, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 7: Working into Round 5 behind stitches of Round 6, join A with sl st in first dc of any 4-dc group.  Ch 3, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st) x 12, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (60 dc, 12 ch)

Round 8: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr below in Round 6, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fptr below in Round 6, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 5, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 9:  Working into Round 7 behind stitches of Round 8, join A with sl st in first dc of any 5-dc group.  Ch 3, hdc in next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st. *Dc in next fptr (of Round 8,) dc in next 2 st, (dc, ch 1, htr) in next st, tr in next 2 st.  (Tr, ch 1, tr) in next fptr (of Round 8), tr in next 2 st, (htr, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 st,  dc in next fptr (of Round 8,)** dc in next st, hdc in next st (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st.* Repeat * to * 2 times, * to ** once. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A.  (104 st incl ch)  There are 4 ch-1 sp on each side, 1 in the corner between trebles, then 3 more across.  Place Marker in the third ch-1 sp, the one between the dc and htr.

Round 10: Join B with sc in marked ch-1 sp, *fptr around fptr to the right in Round 8, fptr around fptr to the left in Round 8, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 9, sk next 9 st (ch is a st), sc in next ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr to the right in Round 8, fptr around fptr to the left in Round 8, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 6, sk next 7 st**, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice.* Repeat * to * two times and * to ** once . Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (24 sc, 4 ch-9 sp, 8 ch-6 sp, 24 fptr)

Round 11:  This round will be worked into the stitches of Round 9, working in front of the stitches of Round 10 unless specified.  Join A with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp (between the 2 tr.)  Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch-3), dc in same sp, working around and enclosing ch-9 sp from Round 10.  [Working in front of Round 10 loop, dc in next 4 st.  Fpdc around 2 fptr of Round 10 below at the point where they meet. Hdc in next st, sc in next 5 st, sk 1 st, fpsc around 2 fptr below at the point where they meet, sk 1 st, sc in next 5 st, hdc in next st, fpdc around 2 fptr below at the point where they meet, dc in next 4 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 sp, working around and enclosing the ch-9 sp from Round 10,] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-6.  (112 st incl ch)

Piece measures about 8.5 inches now.

Round 12: Ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sp, dc in next 25 st] x 4, omitting last st. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (116 dc, 8 ch)

Round 13: Join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, [(ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st) x 14, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sp] x 4, omitting last corner,  sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. (64 sc, 60 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp, )

Round 14: Join C with sc in any corner ch-2 sp.  Ch 2, sc in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next st of Round 12 that had been skipped in last round) x 15, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp for corner] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to first sc of round, fasten off.  (60 hdc, 8 sc, 4 ch-2 sp, 64 ch-1 sp)

Round 15:  Join A with sl st in any ch-2 corner sp.  [(Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (2 dc in next ch-1 sp) x 16, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner sp] x 4, omitting last corner. Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (144 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)

 

Spider Applique

Round 1:  With C, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 13 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (14 dc)

Round 2:  *(Ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 9 ch, sl st in next st of ring) x 4,* sl st in next 7 st of ring, turn, repeat * to *.  Fasten off.  Sew applique to web.

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.”  Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs.  Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.  LIKE my Facebook page – Julie Yeager Crochet and Knit Designs.

 

Free Hat Patterns

 

I am not exactly known for my hat patterns, but I love to knit and crochet hats and usually whip up a bunch for Christmas gifts.  I have a few hat patterns on Ravelry, one crocheted and three knitted, and they are now all free patterns.  Check them out and let me see your finished objects!

Maureen Crocheted Hat – Tapestry crochet techniqueIMG_0823_medium2

Pinwheel Beret – Knit flat in intarsia and seamed.  Fun.

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Honeycomb Two-Toned Hat and Snowflake Topper (knit) – Both use corrugated Rib technique, simple knit cables

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Fantastic! Afghan Square – Complete Pattern

 

 

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Copyright Julie Yeager Designs 2015.  Do not post this pattern on the internet.  Share the link to this blog.  For a paid version of this pattern that you can store in your Ravelry library, go to my Ravelry Store and purchase the PDF version.

Fantastic!  Afghan Square
By Julie Yeager Designs
Pattern is in American crochet terms.
Materials:  Aran or Worsted Weight Yarn
A:  Sapphire;  B: Lime; C:  Fern;  D:  Aqua  or

A:  Dusty Green;  B:  Pink;  C:  Antique Rose;  D:  Silver Blue

Hook size:  J (6 mm) Gauge:  12” square, 4” diameter after 3 rounds    Stitch Marker:  1

BLO – back loop only    dc – double crochet    FPdc – front post double crochet     PM – place marker   sk – skip      sl – slip    ch- chain     st  – stitch     sp – space        beg – beginning

Ch-3 at the beg of a round counts as a dc.

FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times

FPsc – Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through two loops

“Between the Stitches” – Not technically a space, since it is not formed by a chain – just place your hook between the two designated stitches, not “into” the loops of either stitch.

V-St –  V- Stitch – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st

PM (Place Marker) – Mark this stitch one time.  (Paper clip or piece of yarn will do the trick.)

All work is done on the Right Side (RS) except for Round 12 which is done on the Wrong Side(WS.)

Round 1:  With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  Join B with sl st in any dc, ch 3, FPdc around same dc below, (dc in next st, FPdc around same st) x 11, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (12 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 3:  Join C with sl st in any FPdc, ch 3, FPdc around FPdc below, (dc in next 2 st, FPdc around FPdc below) x 11, dc in next st, sl st to top of  beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 4A:  Join D with sl “between” any 2 dc.  Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same “sp.”   [Sk 3 st, V-St “between” next 2 dc] x 11.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 4B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any V-St. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 3, ch 4, sk V-St)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 5A:  Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 4B, join A with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 4A.   (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 4B.)  [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 4A]] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (48 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 5B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 4B, ch 5, sk 5 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 6A: Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 5B, join B with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 5A.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 5B.) [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 5A] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 6B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 5B, ch 7, sk 7 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc.  Do not fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-7 sp)

Round 7: FPsl (slip st) around post of FPdc below, ch 3. Working around and enclosing stitches of Round 6B, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 6A, FPdc around FPdc in Round 6B] x 12, omitting last FPdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not fasten off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp, 12 FPdc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in  next 3 dc, (sc in ch-2 sp (PM once), sc in next 3 st, FPsc around FPdc, sc in next 3 st) x 12, omitting last 3 st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (96 st)

Round 9For better definition, work ALL stitches in back loop only (BLO) in just this round. With D, join with sc in BLO of marked st. Sc in next 8 st, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 17 st) x 4, omitting last 9 st. (In other words, instead of sc in next 17 st that last time, you will sc in last 8 st.) Sl st to first sc of round. Do not fasten off. (104 st)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same and next 2 st, (hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 2 st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st) x 4, omitting last 3 st.  (In other words, instead of “sc in next 5 st” that last time, you will sc in last 2 st.)  Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (120 st)

Round 11: Join A with sc in 3rd tr of any corner, sc in same st. (Sc in next 29 st, 3 sc in next st) x 4, omitting last 2 st. Sl st to beg st.  Fasten off. (128 st)

Round 12 (WS): Turn work. Join B with sc in any corner st, (tr, sc) in same st, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) x 15, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (136 st)

Round 13 (RS): Turn work. With A, sc in each st, with 3 sc in corners. Fasten off. (144 st, 36 st per side)

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.