Fiona’s Afghan Square Pattern and Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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Fiona’s afghan square pattern uses the Zig-Zag Lozenge Stitch.

Zig Zag Lozenge Stitch @OombawkaDesignFiona’s Afghan Square Pattern

Yarn: Red Heart with Love – 3 Colours – You will change colours on the last yarn over of the last stitch of each row.
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)

Finished Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ square

Abbreviations: ch – chain, chs – chains, hdc – half double crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together, dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together, ch1sp, chain 1 space, dc – double crochet,

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.

dc3tog 1 @OombawkaDesign

DC3TOG 2 @OombawkaDesign

DC3TOG 3 @OombawkaDesign

DC3TOG 4 @OombawkaDesign

DC3TOG 5 @OombawkaDesign

dc3tog 6 @OombawkaDesign

DC3TOG 7 @OombawkaDesign

DC3TOG 15 @OombawkaDesign

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.

dc2tog 1 @OombawkaDesign

dc2tog 2 @OombawkaDesign

dctog 3 @OombawkaDesign

dc2tog 4 @OombawkaDesign

dctog 9 @OombawkaDesign

Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join
How to Change Colours on the Last Yarn Over

Stitch Multiple: chain a multiple of (2 + 1) + 2 for the base chain (for the turning chain)

NOTE: Remember you will be changing colours at the end of each row. The easiest way to do this is to change colours on the last yarn over of the stitch. Then cut the yarn for the row leaving 5-6″ tail for weaving in later.

Using Colour 1: Chain 25

Fiona’s Afghan Square and Crochet Stitch Tutorial

R1: Using Colour 1: Skip the first 2 chs (this counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in the next ch, *skip 1 ch, (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch]*. Repeat from * to * to the last 2 chs. Skip 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.

Row 2P1 @OombawkaDesign

Row 2 Part 2 @OombawkaDesign

Row 2 Part 3 @OombawkaDesign

R3: Using Colour 3: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc). Skip 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.

Row 3 Part 1 @OombawkaDesign

Row 3 Part 2 @OombawkaDesign

Row 3 Part 3

Row 3 Part 4 @OombawkaDesign

R4: Using Colour 1: Ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc). Skip 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.

 

Row 4 @OombawkaDesign

Row 4 Part 2 @OombawkaDesign

Row Part 3 @OombawkaDesign

Row 5 Part 3 @OombwakaDesign

R5: Using Colour 2: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc into the 1st st. Skip the 1st 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.

Row 5 @OombawkaDesign

Row 5 Part 2 @OombawkaDesign

Row 5 Part 3 @OombawkaDesign

 

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

Do not finish off. Weave in all ends before proceeding to the edging.

Edging: Using Colour 1: Work 22 sc evenly along each side and 2 sc in each corner. Finish off and weave in ends.

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Fiona's Afghan Square @OombawkaDesign

Resource: Basic Crochet Stitches, The Harmony Guides – Zig Zag Lozenge Stitch
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9 Comments

  1. Hi Katie, I tried it just now using the “Print” button at the top (beside my disclosure statement) and it is working properly. I wonder if PrintFriendly was having issues on the 29th?? Maybe try it again now – they could have been working on an issue on the app side which caused that strange thing to happen. If it doesn’t work let me know and I will see how else I can send you a copy. Thanks! Rhondda

  2. I’ve clicked on the print symbol and it keeps bringing up large symbols in the middle of the pattern. Not sure why that keeps happening, it did it on 2 different pages.

  3. Is it possible to have just a written pattern. I’m using too much colored ink and my husband is not happy.

  4. Hi Susan 🙂 Please don’t feel bad! The pattern is up and will be here whenever you have time to try it! Let me know if you do have questions when you have time to give it a try! All the best, Rhondda

  5. Feel bad I have been busy caregiving and missed these. I will come tomorrow. Do we do anything or just go get pattern and do it????