Fantastic! Afghan Square – Complete Pattern

 

 

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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

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16 thoughts on “Fantastic! Afghan Square – Complete Pattern

    1. Loved hooking this! It came out very nice in my earthy wines and neutrals. Thank you so much for sharing!

      I do have one question though, out of curiosity: what is the main reason for turning the work in Round 12 just for that one row? From a design standpoint, that is? Asking so I can learn. Thanks.

      1. If you don’t turn, the stitch looks flat with less texture. Just the nature of the stitch. You could try it the other way to see which you like better. 🙂

  1. Not sure what you mean by website. I found out about you on facebook through a facebook friend. My question to you is do you have a video on the (FPdc) I don’t know what you mean by going around the front post. I do not know what front post is.
    I plan on making an afagan from this pattern for my granddaughter for Christmas. I think it is a beautiful pattern especially with the right color combinations.
    Your facebook acquaintance friend.

  2. Can’t wait to try this! Beautiful pattern will lend itself to several color combinations. Thank you!

  3. Very pretty pattern, and pleasant to crochet too. Thank you for sharing this.

    I really hate finishing off and I try to find ways to reduce the need to do that, so I found out that I don’t need to cut color C at all until after round 8. I just left it to rest in front of the work during the rounds of other colors, and started again with FPsl and ch 3.

    1. Hi Jan, I am the designer of just this one block. Check out Tamara’s blog for more info but I believe she is advising 26 skeins of Vanna’s Choice for the whole thing, so I would get 6 skeins of each of 3 colors and 8 skeins of the color that you want to be most prominent and maybe use in the join. http://www.mooglyblog.com

  4. This is such a fun square to make, and it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to make it in another color variation!

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