Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Pattern

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Hi Crocheters! Today it’s my turn to share a brand-new exclusive pattern for the #mooglycal2018 ! This post includes the full Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Pattern, in US Crochet Terms and as a diagram.

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Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Pattern

Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Pattern and Diagram from Rhondda Mol of Oombawka Design Crochet

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Size

Square Length approximately 12 inches X 12 inches width

Gauge

Approximately 3 dc per inch
Square measures 5 inches X 5 inches after round 7

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

Ch – chain
Ch1sp – chain-1 space (or any number of spaces, as given)
Dc – double crochet
Dc-sp – space between skipped and next dc
Esc – extended single crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
R – round
Rep – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sk – skip
Sl st – slip stitch
Sp – space
St – stitch
* 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

5 single crochet popcorn (5-sc pc): 5 sc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of first sc of group, insert hook into loop and pull through both loops.

4 single crochet popcorn (4-sc pc):  4 sc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of first sc of group, insert hook into loop and pull through both loops.

3 single crochet popcorn (3-sc pc):  3 sc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of first sc of group, insert hook into loop and pull through both loops.

Double crochet 2 together cluster (dc2tog-cl): (Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or sp, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times in same st or sp, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Half double crochet 2 together cluster (hdc2tog-cl): (Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or sp, yarn over, pull up a loop) 2 times in same st or sp, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

Diagram Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Pattern. Oombawka Design Crochet Key to the Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Diagram. Oombawka Design Crochet

 

 

Notes

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:  Aubergine (purple),  Color B: Boysenberry (fuchsia),  Color C:  Eggshell (off-white)

Magic Menhirs Afghan Square Pattern. Oombawka Design Crochet 2

R1: With Color A: Ch 4, sl st to form a ring. 12 esc in the ring. Sl st to the first esc to join. Finish off.  [12 esc]

R2: Join in any st with Color A: (4-sc pc, ch 2) in each st around. Sl st to the first 4-sc pc to join. Finish off. [12 4-sc pc and 12 ch2sp]

R3: Join in any ch2sp with Color B: *(1 esc, ch 1, 1 esc) in the ch2sp, sk the next 4-sc pc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first esc to join. Finish off. [24 esc, 12 ch1sp]

R4: Join in any ch1sp with Color B: *(1 esc, ch 1, 1 esc) in the ch1sp, ch 1, sk 2 esc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first esc to join. Finish off. [24 esc, 24 ch1sp]

R5: Join in a ch1sp bet 2 esc which have been worked into a ch1sp from R3 with Color A: *1 5-sc pc in the ch1sp, ch 4, sk the next (esc, ch1-sp, esc).** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first 5-sc pc to join. Finish off. [12 5-sc pc, 12 ch4sp]

R6: Join in any ch4sp with Color C: *2 esc in the ch4sp, ch 1, 1 sc in the next 5-sc pc, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first esc to join. Finish off. [24 esc, 12 sc, 24 ch1sp]

R7: Join in any sc with Color A: *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the sc, sk the next (ch1sp, 2 esc), 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk 1 esc, 1 sc in the next esc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the next (2 esc, ch1sp)**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [28 sc, 24 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R8: Join in any ch2sp with Color C: *(Dc2tog-cl, ch 1, dc2tog-cl, ch 1, dc2tog-cl, ch 1) in the corner ch2sp, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next sc, ch 1, sk 2 sc, (dc2tog-cl, ch 1, dc2tog-cl, ch 1, dc2tog-cl, ch 1) in the next sc, sk 2 sc, 1 dc in the next sc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first dc2tog-cl to join. Finish off. [24 dc2tog-cl, 24 dc, 8 ch1sp]

R9: Join in the ch1sp following the first dc2tog-cl in any corner with Color A: *2 sc in the ch1sp, ch 3, sk 1 dc2tog-cl, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc2tog-cl, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc-sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc-sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc2tog-cl, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 2, sk 1 dc2tog-cl, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc2tog-cl, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc-sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc-sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc2tog-cl**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [56 sc, 40 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp, 4 ch3sp]

R10: Join in any corner ch3sp with Color A: *2 hdc in the ch3sp, 1 FPdc around the center dc2tog-cl from R8, 2 hdc in the same ch3sp, ch 1, sk 2 sc, 1 FPdc around the next dc2tog-cl from R8, sk the next (ch1sp, sc), 1 hdc in the next ch1sp, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 hdc in the next ch1sp) 2 times, sk 1 sc, 1 FPdc around the next dc2tog-cl from R8, sk the next (ch1sp, sc), 1 hdc in the next ch2sp, 1 FPdc around the next dc2tog-cl from R8, 1 hdc in the same ch2sp, sk 1 sc, 1 FPdc around the next dc2tog-cl from R8, sk the next (ch1sp, sc), (1 hdc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 sc) 2 times, 1 hdc in the next ch1sp, sk the next (sc, ch1sp), 1 FPdc around the next dc2tog-cl from R8, ch 1, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. Finish off. [48 hdc, 24 FPdc, 24 ch1sp]

R11: Join in any corner FPdc with Color B: *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner FPdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, hdc2tog-cl in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 FPdc, 1 hdc in the next hdc, hdc2tog-cl in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc2tog-cl in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts (Note, the six stitches being worked into are FPdc, hdc, FPdc, hdc, FPdc, hdc). Ch 1, hdc2tog-cl in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc2tog-cl in the next ch1sp, 1 hdc in the next hdc, ch 1, sk 1 FPdc, hdc2tog-cl in the next ch1sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [24 hdc2tog-cl, 8 dc, 24 hdc, 24 sc, 4 ch2sp, 24 ch1sp]

R12: Join in any corner ch2sp with Color A: *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch2sp, 1 dc in each st across; sk each ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [96 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R13: Join in any corner ch2sp with Color C: *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp, 3-sc-pc in the next dc, ch 1, 1 sc in the next dc, (3-sc-pc in the next dc, ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc) 7 times, 3-sc-pc in the next dc, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [68 sc, 36 3-sc-pc, 40 ch1sp]

R14: Join in any corner ch1sp with Color C: *(1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in the corner ch1sp, 1 hdc in each st to the corner ch1sp; sk all other ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. Finish off. [112 hdc, 4 ch1sp]

R15: Join in any corner ch1sp with Color A: *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the corner ch1sp, 1 dc in each hdc to the corner ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [120 dc, 4 ch1sp]

R16: Join in any corner ch1sp with Color B: *3 sc in the corner ch1sp, 1 sc in each dc to corner ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Finish off with an invisible join. [132 sc]

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  1. Looks so beautiful love the colours – will be crocheting this square – Many thanks