Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Pattern. Wedding Blanket CAL.

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The Wedded Bliss Afghan Square is a 12 by 12 inch square created for the Wedding Blanket CAL with Marly Bird. #weddingblanketCAL


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For this square, I tried to blend the softer edges of cluster stitches with some strong geometric lines of color, to create an afghan square which would be perfect for a bride and groom wedding blanket.

You can see finished photos and read more about the Wedding Blanket CAL project in this post: Make a Blanket with the Joy Creators

Then visit Marly Bird to get the links to all the other afghan squares (free patterns too!) to make your very own 5 foot square afghan: Wedding Blanket Crochet-along

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Wedded Bliss Afghan Square

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Pattern by Rhondda Mol Oombawka Design Crochet includes diagram 2

Supplies

    • Yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird. 3.5 oz (100 g) and 186 yds (170 m). 100% Merino Wool. Medium-Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, lay flat to dry.
    • Colors: 3 skeins, 1 each in Linen R170_5316, Suede R170_5360 and VIP R170_5687
    • Hook: 5.5 mm (I), or size required for gauge. I used this hook.
    • Finished Project Yardage: Afghan Square: 2.25 oz (64 g) / 120 yds (109 m)
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square width approximately 12 inches X 12 inches length

Gauge

Approximately 3 rows per inches and 3.5 stitches per inch

 

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

dc – double crochet

dc3tog cl – double crochet 3 together cluster

DMR – double magic ring

hdc – half double crochet

R – row or round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

tr – treble crochet stitch

* 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

dc3tog cl – dc3tog worked in one stitch or chain space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Double Magic Ring Video Tutorial 

 

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:  Linen (off-white),  Color B: Suede (taupe),  Color C: VIP (blue)

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet 2019

 

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Key Oombawka Design Crochet 2019

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Pattern. Oombawka Design Crochet

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Pattern

 

The Wedded Bliss Afghan Square is worked in joined rounds.

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

R1: With Color B, DMR, work 12 dc into ring. Finish off.  [12 dc]

R2: Join in any dc with Color B. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next dc, ch 3, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 3**. Rep from * to ** 4  times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [8 dc, 8 sc, 4 ch2sp, 8 ch3sp]

R3: Join in any ch2sp with Color C. *5 dc in the ch2sp, sk the next dc, 2 dc in the next ch3sp, sk the next 2 sc, 2 dc in the next ch3sp, sk the next dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [36 dc]

R4: Join in the first dc of any 5-dc set with Color A. *(Dc3tog-CL, ch 1) in each of the next 4 dc, dc3tog-CL in the next dc, sk the next 2 dc, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the sp bef the next dc. Sk the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first Dc3tog-CL to join. Finish off. [20 dc3tog-CL, 8 hdc, 4 ch2sp, 16 ch1sp]

R5: Join in any ch2sp with Color B. *3 sc in the ch2sp, sk the next hdc, 1 sc in the sp bef the next dc3tog-CL, ch 3. (Sk the next dc3tog-CL, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 3) 4 times, sk the next dc3tog-CL, 1 sc in the sp bef the next hdc, sk the next hdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [36 sc, 20 ch3sp]

R6: Join in the second sc of any 3-sc set with Color B. *(1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the sc, sk the next 2 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in the next ch3sp, sk the next sc, 1 sc in the next ch3sp, ch 3, sk the next sc, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the corner ch3sp, sk the next sc, ch 3, 1 sc in the next ch3sp, sk the next sc, 1 sc in the next ch3sp, ch 3, sk the next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [16 hdc, 16 sc, 16 ch3sp, 8 ch2sp]

R7: Join in any corner ch2sp with Color C. *5 dc in the ch2sp, sk the next hdc, 2 dc in the next ch3sp, sk the next 2 sc, 2 dc in the next ch3sp, sk the next hdc, 3 dc in the ch2sp. Sk the next hdc, 2 dc in the ch3sp, sk the next 2 sc, 2 dc in the next ch3sp, sk the next hdc **. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [64 dc]

R8: Join in the first dc of any 3-dc set with Color A. *(Dc3tog-CL, ch 1) in each of the next 3 dc. Sk the next 2 dc, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc, ch 1) in the sp bef the next dc, sk the next 2 dc, (dc3tog-CL, ch 1) in each of the next 5 dc. Sk the next 2 dc, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc, ch 1) in the sp bef the next dc, sk the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc3tog-CL to join. Finish off. [32 dc3tog-CL, 16 hdc, 8 ch2sp, 40 ch1sp]

R9: Join in the ch1sp bef the first dc3tog-CL of any corner set of five with Color B. *(1 sc in the ch1sp, ch 1, sk the dc3tog-CL) 2 times, 1 sc in the ch1sp, ch 3, sk the dc3tog-CL, (1 sc in the ch1sp, ch 1, sk the dc3tog-CL) 2 times. 1 sc in the next ch1sp. Ch 1, sk the next hdc, 2 sc in the ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next hdc, (1 sc in the ch1sp, ch 1, sk the dc3tog-CL) 3 times, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk the next hdc, 2 sc in the ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next hdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [56 sc, 44 ch1sp, 4 ch3sp]

R10: Join in any corner ch3sp with Color B. *(2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc) in the ch2sp, (1 dc in the next sc, 1 dc in the next ch1sp) 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, (1 dc in the  next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next sc) 5 times, 1 dc in the next sc, (1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next sc) 3 times**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off.  [116 dc, 4 tr]

R11: Join in any corner tr with Color C. *3 sc in the tr, 1 sc in each of the next 29 dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [128 sc]

R12: Join in any corner sc with Color A. *(1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the corner sc. 1 hdc in each of the next 31 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first hdc to join. Finish off. [132 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

R13: Join in any corner ch2sp with Color A. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp. 1 hdc in the back bar of each of the next 33 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [8 dc, 132 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

R14: Join in any corner ch2sp with Color C. *3 sc in the ch2sp. 1 sc in each of the next 35 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [152 sc]

R15: Join in any corner sc with Color B. *3 sc in the corner sc. 1 sc in each of the next 37 sc**.  Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [160 sc]

R16: Join in any corner sc with Color A. *3 sc in the corner sc. 1 sc in each of the next 39 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [168 sc]

 

R17: Join in any corner sc with Color A. *3 sc in the corner sc. 1 sc in each of the next 41 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Finish with an invisible join. Finish off. [176 sc]

 

Optional extra rounds. Repeat  the following to reach a full 12 x 12 inches square.

Join in any corner sc with color of your choice. *3 sc in the corner sc. 1 sc in each rem st to the next corner sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times total. Finish with an invisible join. Finish off. [+12 sc]

 

Finishing

Weave in any remaining ends. Wet block and pin to 12 inches by 12 inches.

Wedded Bliss Afghan Square Pattern by Rhondda Mol Oombawka Design Crochet includes diagram


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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much Eileen! Thank you for trying my pattern and letting me know that you enjoyed crocheting it 🙂 Wishing you the very best, Rhondda

  2. This is truly an exquisite pattern. I really enjoyed working on this and am so pleased with the end result. A beautiful design and a great big thank you for it.