Chaplet Afghan Square

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Chaplet Afghan Square by Julie Yeager

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: Dusty Purple (60 g)   B: Aran (30 g) 

Crochet Hook size J (6.0 mm) 

(Change to larger hook for linen stitch border starting at Round 12 if desired.)

Special Stitches and abbreviations

Beg – beginning  BLO – back loop only  ch – chain dc – double crochet hdc – half double crochet  sc – single crochet  sk – skip   sl – slip   sp – space st – stitch  YO – yarn over  

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)

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)

FPsc dec – front post single crochet decrease – Insert hook behind posts of next two stitches (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 behind post of stitch (from front to back and then back to front), YO, pull through, (3 loops on hook), (YO, pull through 2 loops) twice

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

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

Puff St – Puff Stitch – (YO, insert hook in designated st or sp, YO, pull through, bring up to height of a dc) 3 times, YO, pull through all 7 strands, ch 1 to close

3 Puff Corner – [(Puff St, ch 1) twice, Puff St] in same st or sp

Notes:  Ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc; ch-2 as a hdc.  Ch 1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.  “Omitting last stitches” means that those stitches were already completed at the beginning of the round.

Instructions: 

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

Round 2:  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), [(dc, ch 1) in next st] 11 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (12 dc, 12 ch-1 sp)

Round 3:  Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 1), in next ch-1 sp] 11 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (36 dc, 12 ch-1 sp)

Round 4:  Join Color B with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same sp, ch 1, [(V st, ch 1)  in next ch-1 sp] 11 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (12 V-st, 12 ch-1 sp)

Round 5:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (FPdc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp) 11 times, FPdc in next 2 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (60 st)

Round 6:  Ch 2,  (3 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, ch 1, FPsc dec around next 2 FPdc, ch 1, hdc in next st) 12 times, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-2, fasten off. (60 hdc, 12 FPsc dec, 24 ch-1)

Round 7:   Join Color A with sc in any FPsc dec, [ch 2, sk ch-1 sp and 2 hdc, BPsc in next hdc, ch 2, sk 2 hdc and ch-1 sp, sc in FPsc dec, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp and 2 hdc,  BPsc in next hdc, sk 2 hdc and ch-1 sp, (V-st, ch 2, V-st) in FPsc dec, sk ch-1 sp and 2 hdc, BPsc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 hdc and ch-1 sp, sc in next FPsc dec] four times, omitting last st, sl st to first sc. (4 dc, 3 BPsc, 2 sc, 7 ch-2 sp per side)

Round 8:  FPsc in same st as join, [2 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc in BPsc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc in sc, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc in BPsc, FPsc in dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, Fpsc in dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner, FPsc in dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc in dc, FPsc in BPsc, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc in sc] four times, omitting last st, sl st to beg FPsc.  (25 st plus ch-2 sp per side)

Round 9:  Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 15 st, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner, sc in next 25 st] three times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner, sc in next 9 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (27 st plus ch-2 sp per side)

Round 10:  (Note:  This round may look a little wavy but it will work out.  There is a ch at the end of the puff and a ch between puffs.)  Join Color B with sl st in BLO of first corner ch (this sl st will be hidden later.)  (Puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch-2 corner sp, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, puff st in next st) 13 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 puff corner] four times, omitting last 3 st and placing last puff st in same sp as beg, ch 1, sl st to first puff, fasten off. (16 puffs, 16 ch-1 sp per side)  

Round 11: Join Color A with sc in first ch-1 sp of any corner, sc in same sp, FPsc in puff, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, [(FPsc in puff, sc in ch-1 sp) 14 times, (FPsc in puff, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) twice] four times, omitting last 5 st, sl st to first sc. (34 st per side)  

Round 12:  Sl st in next st and in next (corner) st,  ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st for corner, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st) 16  times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st for corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl st to first sc. (18 sc, 19 ch per side) 

Round 13:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp for corner, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp) 17  times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl st to first sc. (19 sc, 20 ch per side)

Round 14:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp for corner, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp) 18  times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl st to first sc. (20 sc, 21 ch per side)

Round 15:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp for corner, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp) 19  times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl st to first sc. (21 sc, 22 ch per side)

Round 16:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp for corner, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp) 20  times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl st to first sc. (22 sc, 23 ch per side)

Round 17:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp for corner, [(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp) 21 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  (23 sc, 24 ch per side)

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