Madison Afghan Square Pattern

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I am very excited to share with you my newest pattern for the Madison Afghan Square. This 12 inch afghan square is crocheted with medium weight  yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) hook.


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After November 15th, you can still access the full written pattern and tutorial below. The stitch diagram is only available in the official PDF Pattern.


Madison Afghan Square Pattern

12 Inch Afghan Square Pattern

Madison Square by Oombawka Design Crochet

Supplies

    • Yarn: Yarnspirations. Red Heart With Love Yarn. 7 oz (198 g) and 370 yds (338 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and dry.
    • Colors: 1 skein each in Black, Eggshell and Bubble Gum.
    • Hook: 6 mm (J). 
    • Finished Project Yardage: 2.19  oz (62 g) and 115.86 yds (105.84 m)
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Afghan Square height approximately 12 inches X 12 inches width

 

Gauge

Approximately 6 rows per 2 inches and 7 sts per 2 inches

 

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

bl – back loop

ch – chain

ch2sp – chain 2 space

drdc – dropped double crochet

fl – front loop

R – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

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

Dropped double crochet (drdc): A double crochet stitch worked into the unworked front loop of a stitch located directly below 2 rounds before.  

 

The stitch will be worked in the front loop of the stitch immediately below the next stitch in the current row. 

 

The double crochet stitch is worked as a regular dc stitch: Yarn over, insert the hook under the front loop of the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.

 

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

YouTube Video Part 1 and Part 2

Notes:

Beginning in R2 all single crochet stitches are worked in the back loop only.

 

All double crochet stitches are worked in the front loop only, in the stitch immediately below the next st of the round, but made 2 rounds prior.

 

We will be working into the corner chain stitches (NOT the chain spaces), under the back loop only.

 

Color A: Black, Color B: Bubble Gum (Pink) and Color C: Eggshell (White)

 

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.

Madison Square Pattern Instructions

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Madison 12 Inch Afghan Square Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet Moogly CAL 2019

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This 12-inch afghan square is crocheted in joined rounds beginning in the center and working towards the outer edges.

 

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

 

R1: With Color A: Ch 4, sl st to form a ring. Sl st into the ring, ch 1 and work 12 sc. Sl st to the bl of the first sc to join. [12 sc]

R1 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the bl of the first st, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [12 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R2 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R3: With Color B: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of the next st. 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R1, sk the next st in R2 (behind the drdc)**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [16 sc, 4 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R3 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R4: With Color C: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of the next st. 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R2, sk the next st in R3 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R2, sk the next st in R3 (behind the drdc)**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [20 sc, 8 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R4 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

Square measures approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.

 

R5: With Color A: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of the next st. 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R3, sk the next st in R4 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R3, sk the next st in R4 (behind the drdc)**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [28 sc, 8 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R5 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R6: With Color B: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 4 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R4, sk the next st in R5 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [40 sc, 4 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R6 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R7: With Color C: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 10 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. [52 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R7 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R8: Ch 1, *1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 11 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [60 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R8 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

Square measures approximately 5 inches in diameter.

 

R9: With Color A: Join in the bl of the sc 2 sts before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R7, sk the next st in R8 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R7, sk the next st in R8 (behind the drdc), [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R7, sk the next st in R8 (behind the drdc)] 6 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [36 sc, 32 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R9 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R10: With Color B: Join in the bl of the sc 2 sts before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R8, sk the next st in R9 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R8, sk the next st in R9 (behind the drdc). [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R8, sk the next st in R9 (behind the drdc)] 7 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [40 sc, 36 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R10 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R11: With Color C: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 18 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [84 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R11 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R12: With Color A: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 20 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [92 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R12 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R13: With Color C: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 22 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [100 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R13 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R14: With Color B: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 24 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [108 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R14 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R15: With Color A: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 26 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [116 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R15 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R16: With Color C: Join in the bl of the sc 2 sts before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R14, sk the next st in R15 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R14, sk the next st in R15 (behind the drdc). [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R14, sk the next st in R15 (behind the drdc)] 13 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [64 sc, 60 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R16 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R17: With Color C: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 30 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [132 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R17 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R18: With Color B: Join in the bl of the sc 2 sts before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R16, sk the next st in R17 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next ch from R16, sk the next st in R17 (behind the drdc). [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R16, sk the next st in R17 (behind the drdc)] 15 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [72 sc, 68 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R18 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R19: With Color C: Join in the bl of the st before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 34 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [148 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R19 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

R20: With Color A: Join in the bl of the sc before any corner ch2sp. *1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the first ch, 2 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 36 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [164 sc]

R20 Madison Afghan Square Oombawka Design Crochet

Finishing

  • Weave in any rem ends.
  • Wet block to 12 X 12 inches square.

 

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  1. Hi Colleen, This is Round 8:
    R8: Ch 1, *1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the bl of the first ch, ch 2, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 11 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [60 sc, 4 ch2sp]

    You begin 2 stitches before the corner, so you have those 2 stitches, the corner, plus 11 stitches along the next side. This means every side includes 11 + 2 = 13 stitches, plus the corners. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  2. Round 8 – I cannot get my stitches to match the stitch count. It seems that the 11 sts on each side should be 13 stitches.Please clarify.