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)

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