Friday, January 15, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Winter Bloom Afghan Square

This lacy, scalloped square reminded me of a large flower beginning to bloom.  It was designed specifically for Moogly's 2016 CAL
When you make one, please share your lovely work on my Facebook page!  Enjoy!

Yarn:  3 colors of worsted weight yarn.
Sample shown using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in #109 Colonial Blue (A), #125 Taupe (B) and #123 Beige (C).

Materials:  I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Size:  12” afghan square

Gauge:  7 hdc and 4 rows = 2”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  BL - back loop, ch - chain, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, sc - single crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es)

Note:  A ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc.

Instructions:

With color A, make magic ring.
Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1 now and throughout), [dc, ch 1] in ring 7 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 — 8 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces.

Round 2:  Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off A — 4 sc, 4 3-dc groups, 8 ch-1 spaces.

Round 3:  With color B, join yarn in 2nd dc of any 3-dc group, ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 — 16 ch-1 spaces, 24 dc.

Round 4:  Sl st into corner ch-1 space, ch 3, 4 dc in same space, sl st in next ch-1 space, *5 dc in next ch-1 space, sl st in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off B — 8 sl st, 8 5-dc groups.

Round 5:  With color C, join yarn with a sc in BL of 3rd dc of any corner 5-dc group, ch 1, sc in BL of same st, *sc in BL of next 2 dc, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 5 dc, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 2 dc**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in BL of next dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 1st sc; fasten off C — 44 sc, 8 hdc, 4 ch-1 spaces.

Round 6:  With color A, join yarn in any corner ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sc in 3rd sc, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sc in 3rd sc, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3 — 4 sc, 40 dc, 20 ch-1 spaces.

Round 7:  Sl st in next dc and into corner ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off A — 8 sc, 40 dc, 32 ch-spaces.



Round 8:  With color B, join yarn in any corner ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3 — 16 sc, 56 dc, 16 ch-1 spaces.

Round 9:  Sl st in next 2 dc and into corner ch-2 space, ch 3, 6 dc in same space, [sl st in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, sl st in next sc, *7 dc in next corner ch-2 space, [sl st in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off B — 16 sl st, 12 5-dc groups, 4 7-dc groups.

Round 10:  With color C, join yarn with a sc in BL of 4th dc of any corner 7-dc group, ch 2, sc in BL of same st, sc in BL of next 3 dc, [hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 5 dc] 3 times, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 3 dc, *sc in BL of next dc, ch 2, sc in BL of same st, sc in BL of next 3 dc, [hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 5 dc] 3 times, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 3 dc; repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc; fasten off C — 92 sc, 16 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 11:  With color A, join yarn in any corner ch-2 space, ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch-2), hdc in same space, hdc in next 4 sc, [dc in next hdc, hdc in next 5 sc] 3 times, dc in next hdc, hdc in next 4 sc, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in corner ch-2 space, hdc in next 4 sc, [dc in next hdc, hdc in next 5 sc] 3 times, dc in next hdc, hdc in next 4 sc; repeat from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-4 — 100 hdc, 16 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 12:  Sl st into corner ch-2 space, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch-2), dc in same space, dc in next 29 sts, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2 space, dc in next 29 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5; fasten off A — 124 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Finishing
Weave in all ends.
Block to 12” square.

CLICK HERE to download a French version of this pattern!  Thank you, Veronica! :)