Saturday, February 4, 2017

CROCHET PATTERN - Vintage Garden Afghan Square

 
This 12” block features a lovely floral center, and will look beautiful in any combination of colors!  I hope you enjoy crocheting it! :)

Materials:  US Size J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  Lion Brand Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn (3.5 oz/170 yds): ½ skein each Linen (A), Olive (B) and Taupe (C).

Size:  12” square

Gauge:  6 dc and 3 rows = 2”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, dc - double crochet, RS - right side, sc - single crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es), yo - yarn over

Special Stitches: 

2-dc CL (2 double crochet cluster) = [yo, insert hook in indicated space and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

3-dc CL (3 double crochet cluster) = [yo, insert hook in indicated space and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] three times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

FPdc (front post double crochet) = yo, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st and pull up loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops] twice.

FPtr (front post treble crochet) = yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st and pull up loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops] three times.

Notes:
  1.  Beginning ch-3 counts as 1st dc of round. 
  2.  Keep RS facing throughout.

Instructions:

With 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 2, 2-dc CL in same space, ch 2, *3-dc CL in next ch-1 space, ch 2; repeat from * around, sl st to top of 1st CL—8 CL, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.

Round 3:  Join B with sl st in any ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—24 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces.

Round 4:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, FPtr around CL from Round 2, ch 1, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, FPtr around CL from Round 2, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—24 dc, 8 tr, 16 ch-1 spaces.

*Circle should now measure 5” across.

Round 5:  Ch 2, 2-dc CL over next 2 dc, ch 5, skip FPtr, *3-dc CL over next 3 dc, ch 5, skip FPtr; repeat from * around, sl st to top of 1st CL—8 CL, 8 ch-5 spaces. Fasten off B.

*Round 5 will curl up. It will straighten out after Round 6, and will be perfect after blocking.

Round 6:  Join C in any ch-5 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in same space, FPdc around CL, 7 dc in next ch-5 space, FPdc around CL, *(4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space, FPdc around CL, 7 dc in next ch-5 space, FPdc around CL; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—68 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off C.




Round 7:   Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 space, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in same corner space, *[skip 1 dc, dc in next, ch 1] 8 times**, [dc, ch 1] 4 times in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—48 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces.

Round 8:  Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, 2-dc CL in same space, [ch 2, 3-dc CL in next ch-1 space] twice, *ch 1, [dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 9 times**, [3-dc CL in next ch-1 space, ch 2] twice, 3-dc CL in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to top of 1st CL—12 CL, 36 dc, 40 ch-1 spaces, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.

*Square should now measure 9” across.

Round 9:  Join B with sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, *[2 dc in next ch-1 space] 10 times, ch 1**, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—104 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 10:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 2, FPtr around CL from Round 8, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, FPtr around CL from Round 8, dc in next 20 dc, FPtr around CL from Round 8,** dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—104 dc, 12 tr, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off B.

Round 11:  Join C with a sc in any corner tr, (ch 1, sc) in same st, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, *sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 space**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in tr, 2 sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 1st sc—136 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off C.

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




 © 2017 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.