12″ Fiona Square Free Pattern

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Mistie from American Crochet recently asked me to participate in her 2015 American Crochet Afghan Crochet-A-Long by contributing a 12″ version of my Fiona Square.

American Crochet Afghan CAL

I have resized the original square to reach 12″ below. I hope you enjoy making it and playing around with different color combinations! I made a baby blanket using this stitch for my friend’s baby earlier this year and it really is a beautiful stitch – filled with texture and it allows you to use so many color options – I think it would look fantastic with green for the zigzag portion and then bright colors for the tulip section – to make a garden blanket! Using a 2 color repeat – or repeating just the green for the leaves and alternating multiple rows of different colors for the tulips. However you choose to color it – have fun!

12″ Fiona Square Pattern

12 Inch Fiona Square | Free pattern | Oombawka Design

Yarn: Red Heart with Love in 3 colours
Hook: 6 mm (J)
Finished Size: 12 inch square

Abbreviations:

US Terminology Used

Ch – chain
Ch1sp – chain 1 space
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together
hdc – half double crochet
R – row
Sk – skip
st/s – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.

Special Stitches:

dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together – for this specific pattern, the dc3tog stitch is worked in one ch1sp as a cluster stitch: (yarn over the hook, insert hook into the specified space, yarn over the hook, pull up 1 loop, yarn over the hook, pull through 2 of the loops on your hook) 3 times. Yarn over the hook and pull through all 4 remaining loops on your hook.

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together – for this specific pattern, the dc2tog stitch is worked in one stitch as a cluster stitch: (yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch, yarn over the hook, pull up 1 loop, yarn over the hook, pull through 2 of the loops on your hook) 2 times. Yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 remaining loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join

How to Change Colours on the Last Yarn Over

Fiona’s 8″ Afghan Square Tutorial (full photo tutorial)

Notes:

You will change colours on the last yarn over of the last stitch of each row.

Close Up 12 Inch Fiona Square | Free pattern | Oombawka Design

Pattern:

R1: Using Colour 1: Ch 32. Sk the first 2 chs (this counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in the next ch, *sk 1 ch, (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch]*. Repeat from * to * to the last 2 chs. Sk 1 ch. 2 hdc into the last ch. Turn.

R2: Using Colour 2: Ch 3, 1 dc into the 1st st (this counts as a dc2tog). * ch 1, work dc3tog into the next ch1sp*. Repeat from * to * to the last ch1sp. Ch 1, dc2tog into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R3: Using Colour 3: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc). Sk the 1st st. *Work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch1sp*. Repeat from * to * to the turning ch. Work 1 hdc into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R4: Using Colour 1: Ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc). Sk the 1st st. *Work dc3tog into the next ch1sp. Ch 1*. Repeat from *to * to the turning chain and work 1 dc into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R5: Using Colour 2: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc into the 1st st. Sk the first ch1sp. *Work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch1sp*. Repeat from * to * to the turning ch. Work 2 hdc into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R6: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 3

R7: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 1

R8: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 2

R9: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 3

R10: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 1

R11: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 2

R12: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 3

R13: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 1

R14: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 2

R15: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 3

R16: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 1

R17: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 2

R18: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 3

R19: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 1

R20: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 2

R21: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 3

R22: Using Colour 1 – Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). work 1 hdc in each st across (but not in the ch1sp)

Finish off and weave in all ends.

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3 Comments

  1. I love all your patterns!!! You are a true artist ❤️ Thank you for sharing your talent 🥰

  2. Love the pattern. How many chain would i need to make a baby blanket please.