A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Pattern

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The A Little Bit of This Afghan Square was designed exclusively for the Block A Month CAL. 

 I hope you enjoy crocheting this 12 inch afghan square. I’ve tried to include a few different stitches within the design to make it more interesting for you to crochet. Round by Round photos are included at the end of the written instructions and if you click on them they will open into a larger size so you can see the stitches for the rounds. There is also a full stitch diagram at the end of the post that was done my my Tech Editor (who has also tech edited this pattern).

If you have any questions, please message me by leaving a comment on this post. Or, you can message me directly on Ravelry if you’d like! All the best, Rhondda

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A Little Bit of This Afghan Square

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A little bit of this afghan square pattern by Rhondda Mol of Oombawka Design Crochet 2019

Supplies

    • Yarn: Red Heart With Love 7 oz (198 g) and 370 yds (338 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and dry.
    • Colors: 1 skein each in Cornsilk, Cameo, Sage and Stone
    • Hook: 5.5 mm (I). I used this hook.
    • Finished Project Yardage: 58 g and 108 yds
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

 

Finished Size

Afghan square height approximately 12 inches X 12 inches width.

 

Gauge

First 2 rounds approximately 3 inches diameter

 

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

 

beg – beginning

BL – back loop

ch – chain

ch1sp – chain 1 space

ch2sp – chain 2 space

ch3sp – chain 3 space

ch4sp – chain 4 space

ch6sp – chain 6 space

CL – cluster (see special stitches)

dc – double crochet

FPsc – front post single crochet

FPtr – front post treble crochet

hdc – half double crochet

PC – popcorn (see special stitches)

R – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

tr – treble crochet

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches and Techniques

 

CL (cluster): *Yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch (or space), yarn over, pull up 1 loop**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops.

 

PC (popcorn): (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) into the specified stitch (or space). Remove your hook from the working loop of yarn, insert the hook through the initial single crochet from the set and pick up the working loop of yarn. Pull the working loop of yarn through the initial single crochet to complete the popcorn stitch.

 

Work into the center of the single crochet (for R9):

A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Round 9 Center of Single crochet image

Closeup of Corner R11:

A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Round 11 closeup of corner

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes:

Round by round photos are included at the end of the post. When you click on the images they will open in a new screen in a larger size.

Stitch diagram is included at the end of the post.

Pattern is written with a Ch 4, sl st to form a ring to begin. I prefer to use a double magic ring to begin as it is more secure. Either is acceptable for this pattern.

Pattern is written with a sl st join at the end of each round.  I prefer to use an invisible join instead because it is tidier. Either is acceptable for this pattern up to the last round.

Pattern does not have a turning chain for each round because I usually start each new round with a standing st. If you prefer a sl st join and a turning chain, feel free to substitute.

 

Color A: Cornsilk, Color B: Cameo, Color C: Sage, Color D: Stone

A little bit of this afghan square pattern by Rhondda Mol of Oombawka Design Crochet 2019 2

A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Pattern Instructions

This afghan square is crocheted in joined rounds, from the center to the outer edges.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

 

R1: With Color A: Ch 3, sl st to form a ring. Sl st into the ring, ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch). (1 tr, ch 1) 11 times into the ring. Sl st to the fourth ch of the initial ch-5 to join. [12 tr, 12 ch1sp]

 

R2: *1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 FPtr around the next tr**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [12 sc and 12 FPtr] 

 

Square measures approximately 3 inches in diameter.

 

R3: Join in any sc with Color B: *1 CL in the sc, ch 3, sk the next FPtr**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first CL to join. Finish off. [12 CL, 12 ch3sp]

 

Square measures approximately 3.75 inches in diameter.

 

R4: Join in any FPtr from R2 with Color C: Working in front of R3 and enclosing the ch-3 within the stitches; *1 sc in the next FPtr from R2, ch 4, sk the next CL, sk the ch3sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. [12 sc, 12 ch4sp]

 

Square measures approximately 4.25 inches in diameter.

 

R5: 1 sl st in the next ch4sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the same ch4sp as sl st. *(Sk the next sc, 3 dc in the next ch4sp) 2 times. Sk the next sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch4sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times total. (Sk the next sc, 3 dc in the next ch4sp) 2 times, sk the last sc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Finish off. [48 dc, 4 ch2sp]

 

Square measures approximately 5 inches in diameter.

 

R6: Join in any ch2sp with Color D: *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp, (sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, then working in front of the previous sts; 1 dc in the sk st) 4 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [64 dc, 4 ch2sp]

 

Square measures approximately 6.5 inches in diameter.

 

R7: Join in any ch2sp with Color A: *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch2sp, (sk 1 dc, 1 dc in the next dc, then working in front of the previous st; 1 dc in the sk st) 8 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [80 dc, 4 ch3sp]

 

Square measures approximately 7.5 inches in diameter.

 

R8: Join in any ch3sp with Color D: *(2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in ch3sp, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, (ch 2, sk 1 dc, 1 sc next dc) 9 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first hdc. Finish off. [40 sc, 16 hdc, 4 ch3sp, 36 ch2sp]

 

Square measures approximately 8 inches in diameter.

 

R9: Join in any ch3sp with Color C: *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch3sp, sk 2 hdc, [in the center of the next sc work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc), sk the next ch2sp] 9 times, in the center of the next sc work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc), sk the next 2 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [104 dc, 40 ch1sp, 4 ch3sp]

 

Square measures approximately 9.5 inches in diameter.

 

R10: Join in the first ch1sp following any ch3sp with Color B: *1 PC in the first ch1sp of side, (ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 PC in the next ch1sp) 9 times, ch 6, sk the next 4 dc, 1 sc in the next ch3sp, ch 6, sk the next 4 dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first PC to join. Finish off. [40 PC, 4 sc, 36 ch3sp, 8 ch6sp]

 

Square measures approximately 10 inches in diameter.

 

R11: Join in the ch3sp before the last PC on any side with Color D: *2 sc in the ch3sp, 1 FPsc around the next PC, 2 sc in the next ch6sp, then working in front of the ch6sp; work 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc from R9, 2 sc in the ch3sp from R9 before the sc from R10, ch 2, sk the sc from R10, 2 more sc in the same ch3sp from R9 but following the sc from R10. Working in front of the ch6sp; work 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc from R9. 2 sc in the ch6sp, 1 FPsc around the next PC, (2 sc in the next ch3sp, 1 FPdc around the next PC) 8 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [128 sc, 40 FPsc, 4 ch2sp]

 

Square measures approximately 11 inches in diameter.

 

R12: Join in any corner ch2sp with Color A: *3 sc in the corner ch2sp, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, (sc2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st) 10 times, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [140 sc]

 

Square measures approximately 11.5 inches in diameter.

 

R13: Join in the corner sc with Color D: *3 sc in the corner sc, 1 sc in each of the next 34 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Finish off with an invisible join. [148 sc]

 

Square measures approximately 12 inches in diameter.

 

If your square does not measure 12 inches in diameter please complete R14 below. This is an optional round to increase the diameter of the square by ½ an inch.

 

R14: Join in the corner sc with Color D: *3 sc in the corner sc, 1 sc in each of the next 36 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Finish off with an invisible join. [156 sc]

 

Finishing Instructions:

 

Weave in any remaining yarn ends securely.

Wet block to 12 inches X 12 inches.

Round by Round Images

A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Round 13

Stitch Diagram

A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

A Little Bit of This Afghan Square Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

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6 Comments

  1. Why can you have the pattern all by it self to makeing it easier to print?

  2. Oh my! This is just lovely! Just in time for me to make a beautiful afghan for In Christmas colors! Red, white, green and either a silver or pale blue. Yummy! Thank you for this!

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I love the colors. Cant wait to start it.