October Square Crochet Pattern

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Yeah! It’s my turn to share with you my newest 12-inch afghan square pattern. My October Afghan Square, is Block 22 in this year’s MooglyCAL2020 .

This is Tamara’s seventh MooglyCAL and I honestly love participating. Each year she creates a wonderful crochet-along experience, with fully-tested afghan squares that can be assembled into a beautiful year-end blanket.

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Each square uses Red Heart with Love Yarn (from Yarnspirations) and a 6 mm (J) hook. So far this year there have been 21 beautiful MooglyCAL2020 Blocks revealed.

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October Afghan Block Pattern - Rhondda Mol - Oombawka Design Crochet

October Afghan Square

12-Inch October Afghan Square Pattern

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Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

October Afghan Square height approximately 12 inches X 12 inches width

Gauge

Approximately 6 rows per 2 inches and 6 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

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 round – the total number of stitches; within the round used for nested repeats – repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times indicated.

( ) – 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, from bottom to top, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops.

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.

There is an ad-free PDF of this pattern available (which includes the stitch diagram) for purchase on Ravelry.

Beginning in R2 all single crochet stitches are worked in the back loop only (except for those worked into the ch2sp), until R18.

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. The stitch behind the double crochet is always skipped.

Color A: Dusty Grape, Color B: Platinum, Color C: Pewter and Color D: Stone.

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.

October Afghan Square Pattern ODC2020 Insta

October Afghan Square Pattern Instructions

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 (1 sc, ch 2) four times. Sl st to the bl of the first sc to join. [4 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R2: Sl st into the corner ch2sp, ch 1. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp, 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [12 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R3: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 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), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. 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]

October Afghan Square measures approximately 2 inches in diameter.

R4: With Color C: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 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] 2 times**. 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]

R5: With Color D: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 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), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. 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]

R6: With Color A: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 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 the next st] 3 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [32 sc, 12 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

October Afghan Square measures approximately 4 inches in diameter.

R7: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R5, sk the next st in R6 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R5, sk the next st in R6 (behind the drdc)] 2 times, 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. [36 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R8: With Color C: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. [1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R6, sk the next st in R7 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R6, sk the next st in R7 (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 R6, sk the next st in R7 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R6, sk the next st in R7 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [44 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R9: With Color D: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 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), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R7, sk the next st in R8 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R7, sk the next st in R8 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R7, sk the next st in R8 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [52 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

October Afghan Square measures approximately 6 inches in diameter.

R10: With Color A: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 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), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 6 sts] 2 times, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R8, sk the next st in R9 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [64 sc, 12 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R11: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R9, sk the next st in R10 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R9, sk the next st in R10 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R9, sk the next st in R10 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R9, sk the next st in R10 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [68 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R12: With Color C: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R10, sk the next st in R11 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, [1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R10, sk the next st in R11 (behind the drdc),  1 sc in the bl of the next st] 2 times, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R10, sk the next st in R11 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next from R10, sk the next st in R11 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [72 sc, 20 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R13: With Color D: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R11, sk the next st in R12 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R11, sk the next st in R12 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R11, sk the next st in R12 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R11, sk the next st in R12 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off.  [84 sc, 16 dc, 4 ch2sp]

October Afghan Square measures approximately 9 inches in diameter.

R14: With Color A: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R12, sk the next st in R13 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 10 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R12, sk the next st in R13 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 10 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R12, sk the next st in R13 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [96 sc, 12 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R15: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R13, sk the next st in R14 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R13, sk the next st in R14 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 11 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R13, sk the next st in R14 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R13, sk the next st in R14 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [100 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R16: With Color C: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 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), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 7 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R14, sk the next st in R15 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 9 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R14, sk the next st from R15 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 7 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R14, sk the next st in R15 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. Finish off. [108 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R17: With Color D: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R15, sk the next st in R16 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 9 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R15, sk the next st in R16 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 7 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R15, sk the next st in R16 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 9 sts, 1 drdc in the unworked fl of the next st from R15, sk the next st in R16 (behind the drdc), 1 sc in the bl of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the bl of the first st to join. F` inish off. [116 sc, 16 drdc, 4 ch2sp]

R18: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *3 sc in the corner ch2sp. 1 sc in each of the next 33 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Finish off with an invisible join. [144 sc]

Finishing

Weave in any remaining ends.

Wet block to 12 X 12 inches square.

blocking square - October Afghan Square ODC
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October Afghan Square – Round by Round Photos (click to enlarge)

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