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#Celebrate Mom Blog Hop

This month I am excited to be participating in the 2019 Celebrate Mom Blog Hop hosted by Pattern Paradise hosted by Maria Bittner. Each day in May, a different crochet designer will be featured and share a new free pattern in honor of Moms everywhere. There are lots of fun prizes too, so come join the fun! For the list of designers and all the details, go to this post =>2019 Celebrate Mom Blog Hop & Giveaway” Check in daily for new free pattern and prize details.

I am pleased to offer Nana’s Textured Pillow today in honor of my sweet Mother, Sheila. My mom remains very stylish at 90 years of age, both in dress and in home decorating. She prefers a neutral palette and solid colors, and this textured pillow will fit right in on her sofa. Here’s Mom at Thanksgiving with the lovely granddaughters and a stray daughter who didn’t realize the photo was supposed to be just granddaughters. Happy Mother’s Day! Follow along all month at Pattern-Paradise.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I love you!

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Nana’s Textured Pillow

by Julie Yeager Designs

Finished Size 16 ½” Square – will stretch to fit 18” pillow form

U.S. Crochet Terms

Instructions are given for Bulky yarn, with Aran yarn in parentheses

Lion Brand Color Made Easy (100% Acrylic, Bulky 5, 7 oz/200g/247 yd/226 m) 2 skeins

Hook Size: K-10.5 (6.5mm)

Or

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic, Aran 4, 3.5 oz/100g/170 yd/155 m) 3 skeins

Hook Size: I – 5.5 mm

Make 2 Squares (same color or two different colors for a reversible look)

Row 1:  RS Ch 63 (71), 4 dc in 5th ch from hook, (sk 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch) 14 (16) times, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, sk 1st st, [sk 3 st, dc in the fourth dc of the 4-dc group, ch 2, go back and dc in the first dc of 4 dc group] 15 (17) times, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, (4 dc in ch-2 sp) 15 (17) times, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 24 (26) rows, ending with Row 2. Fasten off.

Place two squares with WS facing.  Pin together if desired, makes it easier especially on raw edges.  Join three sides with slip stitch (see below), place pillow insert inside, finish up with slip stitch along fourth side, fasten off. Tip for raw edges: Pick up just one strand, to mimic the front loop.

Option 1:  Slip stitch through front loops only.  (Place hook in front loop of first square, then front loop of second square.  Since the wrong sides are facing, you do not use the two back loops which are facing each other.) Add an extra stitch or two in the corners.

Option 2 (In my sample):  Slip stitch through front loops only, skipping every other stitch with a ch-2 in between sl st.  (Join with sl st in any corner, ch 2, sl st in same corner st, (ch 2, sk 1 st, sl st in next st) about 29 times, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in corner, repeat around.)

Add a pom-pom to each corner.  I used Bucilla 1.5” Pompom Maker.

Strawberry Blossom Afghan Square

Strawberry Blossom Afghan Square by Julie Yeager Designs

This week I am excited to have my re-designed Strawberry Blossom Afghan Square featured in the Moogly CAL 2019.

Tamara Kelly does a great job every year running her CAL and exposing us to the work of so many talented designers. Check out past CALs on her blog for more afghan square inspiration! Thanks for having me, Tamara! And thanks to Red Heart for the yarn support. Red Heart with Love is soft but sturdy and a pleasure to work with.

Strawberry Blossom Afghan Square by Julie Yeager Designs

12” Afghan Block

U.S.Crochet Terms

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

Color A: Aran (50 yards) Color B: Taupe (30 yards)    Color C: Tan (70 yards)

Crochet Hook size J (6.0 mm); Stitch marker

Special Stitches and abbreviations:

BLO – back loop only Ch – chain dc– double crochet FLO – front loop only hdc– half double crochet sc– single crochet sk – skip tr– treble crochet

BCL – beginning double crochet cluster: ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc until last step leaving one loop on hook) three times, yo and pull through all four loops on hook

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

CL – double crochet cluster: (dc until last step leaving one loop on hook) four times, yo and pull through all five loops on hook

crab stitch (backwards single crochet) – single crochet worked from left to right instead of right to left. (Insert hook into next stitch to the right of the stitch just completed, draw up a loop, yo, and pull through both loops.)

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 – 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)

htr– half treble crochet – yo twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through remaining loops (1 loop on hook)

lhdc– long half double crochet (spike st) – Yarn over, insert hook in the row indicated; work a half double crochet as usual bringing stitch up to same height as current row.

Instructions:

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. BCL, (ch 1, tr, ch 1, CL) in ring four times, ch 1, tr, ch 1, sl st to top of beg CL. Fasten off A. (5 CL, 5 tr, 10 ch)

Round 2: With B, join with FPsc around any tr. (2 sc in ch-1 sp, FPsc around CL, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, FPsc around tr) four times, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, FPsc around CL, 2 sc in ch-1 sp. Sl st to first sc. (20 sc, 10 FPsc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. [Sk 2 st, (2 dc, htr, tr, ch 2, tr, htr, 2 dc) in next sc, sk 2 st, sc in next st] five times, omitting last sc. Sl st to beg sc. Fasten off B. (45 st, 5 ch-2 sp)

Round 4: Join A with sl st to first tr of any set, ch 3. 2 dc in same st. (Place marker in BLO of last st made once.)  [(2 dc, ch 2 , 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st. Sk next st, FPtr around tr below in Rnd 1. Sk 2 more st on Rnd 3, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st] five times, omitting last 3 dc. Sl st to FLO of top of beg ch-3. (75 st, 5 ch-2 sp)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in FLO of same st as join. Sc in FLO of next st, [hdc in FLO of next 2 st. 3 dc in FLO of next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, 3 dc in FLO of next st, hdc in FLO of next 2 st, sc in FLO of next 2 st, sk 2 st, FPsc around FPtr, sk 2 st, sc in FLO of next 2 st] five times, omitting last 2 st, sl st to to beg sc. Fasten off A. (95 st, 5 ch-2 sp)

Round 6: Join B with sc in any ch-2 sp. Work a round of crab stitch (backwards sc.) Skip post stitches in the valleys and put 2 st in each ch-2 sp. Fasten off. (100 crab st, number not crucial)

Round 7: This round will be worked into the back loops and skipped stitches of Rnd 4. Join C with sl in BLO of marked st on Rnd 4. Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in BLO of next st, [sc in BLO in next st. Ch 1, sk ch-2 sp,  sc in BLO of next st, hdc in BLO of next 2 st, ch 1, sk 3 st, tr in next 3 st (the second will be the tr from Round 3), ch 1, sk 3 st, hdc in BLO next 2 st] five times, omitting last 2 st.  Sl to top of beg ch-2. (20 hdc, 10 sc, 15 ch-1 sp, 15 tr, total 60 st including chains.)

Round 8:  Work into each stitch of Rd 7 including chains. Ch 3, dc in same st as join. (Dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st) eleven times, dc in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. (72 st)

Round 9: Ch 3, (3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 7 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 dc) four  times, omitting last dc. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. (80 st.)

Round 10: Tip for picking up petal:  I worked into one strand of the crab stitch, but you can also work into a strand in the round prior to the crab stitch.  I separated and underlined the following instructions for clarity because each side is different.  The (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) form the corners.

Ch 3, dc in next st.

(2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 st, hdc in next 2 st, hdc in next st picking up tip of petal below in Rnd 6 and working st as usual. Sc in next 7 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 3 st.

(2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, dc in next st picking up tip of petal below in Rnd 6 and working st as usual, dc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 7 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next st, dc in next st picking up tip of petal below in Rnd 6 and working st as usual, dc in next st.

(2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 7 st, hdc in next st picking up tip of petal below in Rnd 6 and working st as usual, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 3 st.

(2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 3 st, sc in next st picking up tip of petal below in Rnd 6 and working st as usual, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (96 st)

Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next 3 st, [(2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 23 st] four times, omitting last 4 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off C. (112 st)

Round 12: Join B with sc in any corner tr, 2 sc in same st. (Sc in next 27 st, 3 sc in next st) four times, omitting last 3 st, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B (or hold behind.) (120 st)

Round 13: Join A with sl in any corner sc (the second of 3 sc), ch 2. ( Hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in same st. [(Ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st) 14 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (2hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next st for corner] four times, omitting last corner. Sl st to top of beg ch-2. Fasten off A. (72 hdc, 64 ch-1 sp)

Round 14: Join B with sl st in corner ch-1 sp. Working around and enclosing the st of Round 13, 2 lhdc in corner sc in Round 12 below (the second of 3 sc), [(lhdc in next skipped st in Rnd 12, ch 1, sk 1 st) 14 times, lhdc in next st in Rnd 12, (2 lhdc, ch 1, 2 lhdc) in corner sc in Round 12]  four times, omitting last 2 st, sl st to first lhdc. (76 lhdc, 60 ch-1 sp)

Round 15: Ch 1, [BPsc around next 2 lhdc, (ch 1, BPsc around next st)15 times, ch 1, BPsc around next 2 lhdc, ch 2] four times, sl st to first BPsc. Fasten off B. (76 BPsc, 64 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 16: Join C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3. 2 dc in same sp. [Dc in next BPsc. (sk BPsc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp)16 times, sk BPsc, dc in next BPsc, 5 dc in ch-2 sp] four times, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off C. (156 st, 39 per side)

Weave in ends, block lightly.  

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  

Gentle Waves Hat – One Color Version with Spiral Crown

Here are the one-color directions for Gentle Waves with Spiral Crown , Adult and Child:

Gentle Waves Adult Hat One Color Version with Spiral Crown (20” circumference and 8 ½” length)
by Julie Yeager Designs

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (40 st)

Round 5: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 4, (hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (50 st)

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 7: (BLO – Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 11 – 14: Repeat Rounds 7 – 10.

Round 15: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) nine times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 17: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 18: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) nine times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (60 st)

Round 19: Repeat Round 17, fasten off. (60 st)

Gentle Waves Child Size One-Color Version with Spiral Crown (17” circumference and 7” length) by Julie Yeager Designs

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (40 st)

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 6: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6.

Round 9: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 10 – 13: Repeat Rounds 6 – 9.

Round 14: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) seven times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 16: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) seven times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (48 st)

Round 17: (Optional for length) (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

Copyright 2018 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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Gentle Waves Hat – Free

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Gentle Waves Crochet Hat
by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials
Yarn: 1 Hank Caron X Pantone (3.5 oz/100g – 127 yds/116 m) OR Red Heart Super Saver Ombre OR any worsted or heavy worsted yarn
Hook: I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
Sizes: Adult : 20” circumference and 8 ½” length
Child: 17” circumference and 7” length
Gauge: Rounds 1 – 3: 4”

Pattern uses American crochet terms. Magic ring and/or standing stitches are your choice. Ch-3 counts as dc. Color order suggestions are given using five colors, A -Brown, B – Light Grey, C – Lime Green, D – Hunter Green, E – Medium Grey.

Abbreviations
Beg – beginning BLO – back loops only Ch – chain dc – double crochet sl – slip st – stitch sp – space shell – 5 dc in one st Join with sc: Place slip knot on your hook, insert the hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

Adult Hat (20” circumference and 8 ½” length)

Round 1: With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 5 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next three “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc, fasten off. (50 dc)

Round 6: Join Color B in any st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (70 st)

Round 7: (Back Loops Only). Join Color C with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (70 st)

Round 8: Join Color D with sc in first st of previous round, sc in next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (70 st)
Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: With Color E, repeat Round 8.

Round 11: Repeat Round 7.

Round 12: With Color B, repeat Round 8.

Round 13: Repeat Round 7.

Round 14-16: Repeat Rounds 8-10

Round 17: (Back Loops Only). Join Color C with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) nine times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Round 18: Join Color B with sc in first st of previous round, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Round 19: (Back Loops Only) Join Color D with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in next st, (hdc in next three st, sc in next three st) nine times, hdc in next three st, sc in next st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Round 20: Join Color E with sc in any st, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Copyright 2018 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

Child Hat (17” circumference and 7” length)

Round 1: With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 4 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc, fasten off. (40 dc)

Round 5: Join Color B in any st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (56 st)

Round 6: (Back Loops Only). Join Color C with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (56 st)

Round 7: Join Color D with sc in first st of previous round, sc in next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (56 st)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6.

Round 9: With Color E, repeat Round 7.

Round 10: Repeat Round 6.

Round 11: With Color B, repeat Round 7.

Round 12 – 15: Repeat Rounds 6 – 9.

Round 16: (Back Loops Only) Join Color B with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in next st, (sk 1 st, hdc in next three st, sc in next three st) seven times, sk 1 st, hdc in next three st, sc in next st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

Round 17: Join Color D with sc in any st, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

Here is the one-color directions for the Adult Size:

Adult Hat One Color Version (20” circumference and 8 ½” length)

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 5 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next three “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (50 dc)

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 7: (BLO – Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 11 – 14: Repeat Rounds 7 – 10.

Round 15: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) nine times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 17: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 18: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) nine times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (60 st)

Round 19: Repeat Round 17, fasten off. (60 st)

One-Color Version for Child Size

Child Hat One Color Version (17” circumference and 7” length)

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 5 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 6: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6.

Round 9: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 10 – 13: Repeat Rounds 6 – 9.

Round 14: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) seven times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 16: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) seven times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (48 st)

Round 17: (Optional for length) (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

SPIRAL START

Here is a pretty alternative for Rounds 1-5 (Adult) and Rounds 1-4 (Child)

Spiral Start – ADULT SIZE

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (40 st)

Round 5: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 4, (hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (50 st)

Spiral Start – CHILD SIZE

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (40 st)

Copyright 2018 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

Free Pattern: Gretchen Afghan Square

I’m excited to be featured as the designer of the next square in the Moogly Blog Afghan Square CAL 2018!

Here is Gretchen Afghan Square, named after a talented crafter with wonderful color sense.  I’ve made a few changes since the original version, and give two options for the first few rounds.

I used Red Heart With Love, a soft and squishy acrylic that is a joy to work with.  Thanks to Tamara of Mooglyblog.com for featuring my design, and thanks to Red Heart Yarns for providing me with the yarn.  See all colors here:  Red Heart with Love at Joann.com .

There is a paid version of the pattern in my Ravelry Store for only $2.99, and see all of my afghan and afghan square designs on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveKnitting.

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Gretchen Afghan Square

by Julie Yeager Designs

12” Afghan Square (Work through Round 9 for 9” Version)- Alternate Version on Right

Materials: Suggested Yarn – Red Heart with Love   Suggested Hook Size: Size J (6.0 mm)

A:  Aran          B:  Tan             C: Lettuce        D: Iced Aqua or Cornsilk        E: Taupe

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Gauge:  4 1/2” after 4 rounds, 9” after 9 rounds.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Sc – single crochet                  dc – double crochet                hdc – half double crochet

sl – slip                                    ch– chain                                  st – stitch

sp – space                               yo – yarn over                         tr – treble crochet

FPdtr – Front post double treble crochet: YO three times, insert hook around post of designated stitch, yo, pull yarn through (you will have 5 loops on hook). (YO and pull through 2 loops) x 4.

Shell – 5 dc in one st

Dtr – Double treble crochet: YO three times, insert hook in designated stitch, yo, pull yarn through (you will have 5 loops on hook). (YO and pull through 2 loops) x 4

Note:  Ch-2 at the beginning of a round counts as a hdc; ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc; and ch4 at the beginning of a round counts as a tr.

Instructions

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 12 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. (12 hdc)

Round 2: Join B with slip st in any st, ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next 11 st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) eleven times, dc in next st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 4: Join A with sc in first dc of any paired dc (2 dc worked in same st in previous round), sc in next st, FPdtr in hdc below in Round 1. Not skipping any st in Round 3, (sc in next 3 st, FPdtr in hdc below in Round 1) eleven times, sc in next st, join with sl st to first sc of round. (36 sc, 12 FPdtr)

Round 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st. (Sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, shell in next st) eleven times, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (12 shells, 12 sc)

Round 6: Join C with sc in any sc, ch 2, sc in same st as first sc. [Ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 5, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc for corner] three times, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in first sc of round. (Per Side:  corner of (sc,ch 2, sc), 2 ch-5 sp, 1 ch-4 sp, 2 sc)

Round 7: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp. [5 sc in ch-5 sp, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, 5 sc in ch-5 sp,(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp for corner] three times, 5 sc in ch-5 sp, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, 5 sc in ch-5 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of ch-2, 14 sc, 6 dc)

Round 8: Join D with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in same sp for corner. [Hdc in next 8 st, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 8 st, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp for corner] three times, hdc in next 8 st, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 8 st, sl st to top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of ch-1, 20 hdc, 4 sc)

Round 9: Join E with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), dc in same sp. [Dc in next 24 st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp for corner] three times, dc in next 24 st, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of ch-1, 26 dc)

Round 10: Join A with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 4, 6 tr in same sp. [Sk 1 st, (sc in next st, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st) four times, sc in next st, 7 tr in ch-1 sp for corner] three times, sk 1 st, (sc in next st, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st) four times, sc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-4. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of 7-tr, 20 dc, 5 sc)

Round 11: Join C 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) five times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] three times, (sc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next st) five times, sc in next st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (Per side:  34 st)

Round 12: Join E with sl st in 2nd sc of any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st for corner. [Dc in next 33 st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st for corner] three times, dc in next 33 st, sl st to top of beginning ch3.  Fasten off or continue to Round 13. (Per side:  corner of ch-1, 37 dc)

Round 13: (Optional) Ch 1, sc in same and next st. [(3 sc in ch-1 sp for corner), sc in next 37 st] three times, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 35 st, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  (Per side: 40 sc)

 

Alternate Beginning Rounds (Old version of pattern, pictured on right)

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 12 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. (12 hdc)

Round 2: Working in BLO (Back Loops Only) for this round only, join B with slip st in BLO any st, ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next 11 st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) eleven times, dc in next st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 4: Join A with sc in first dc of any paired dc (2 dc worked in same st in previous round), sc in next 2 st, dtr in FLO (Front Loop Only) st below in Round 1. Not skipping any st in Round 3, (sc in next 3 st, dtr in FLO st below in Round 1) eleven times, sc in next st, join with sl st to first sc of round. (36 sc, 12 dtr)

 

Copyright 2014, 2018  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

 

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)

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