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Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

***This may be Jan Eaton’s ‘Tricolor Square’ pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks.  If you read below, I did state the pattern had major errors and I couldn’t read it. I wrote up my directions from a pic, and also adjusted it to the size I needed.  Please see her book for the original version of the square.***

 

Have you ever tried a pattern that was just totally wrong?  That’s what happened to me.  

The Ravelry afghan square group I belong to had a request for purple and fuschia in jewel tones.  I thought they might look good in this square, so I gave it a try. 

Part of the problem with the pattern I chose was the book I borrowed was in UK terms.  Not a huge deal because you can always convert the stitches, but the pattern was missing major elements. Things like instructions for special stitches, which space/stitch to attach your next stitch too, etc. I also needed to make the square about twice the size of the original in the book.  I decided to try to come up with something similar, using the pic as my guide.  Here’s my version. 

2 colors yarn – for pattern purposes I’m calling them “Color A” & “Color B”
H hook

Special Stitches

Treble Cluster (tr cl) – * yo 2 times, insert hook in stitch indicated, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times, repeat from * 5 more times, yo, pull through all 6 loops.

Beginning Treble Cluster (beg tr cl) – ch4, yo 2 times, insert hook in stitch indicated, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times, repeat from * 4 more times, yo, pull through all 5 loops.

Square

with Color A
ch8, slip stitch to 1st ch to form ring.

Round 1:  ch4 (counts as 1st tr), 5tr in ring, ch3, (6tr, ch3) 3 times, slip stitch to top of beg ch4.

Round 2:  ch4, beg tr cl, ch5, slip stitch in ch3 space, ch5, *tr cl, ch5, slip stitch in ch5 space, ch5, repeat from * 2 more times. Fasten off. 

Round 3:  attach Color B to the top of any cl, *(3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1, 3tr) in next ch3 space of round 1, slip stitch in top of next cl, repeat from * around. Fasten off. 

Round 4:  attach Color A to the top of any cl, ch4, 5tr in same cl, *(6tr, ch2, 6tr) in next ch2 space of previous round, * 6tr in next cl, (6tr, ch2, 6tr) in next ch2 sp, repeat from * around, slip stitch in 4th ch of beg ch4. Fasten off.

Round 5:  attach Color B with slip stitch in ending slip stitch of previoius round, ch1, sc in next 6 tr, dc in ch2 sp of round 3 (ch2 space will be between 2 groups of 3 tr), sc in each of next 6 tr, 3sc in corner ch2 sp, * (sc in each of next 6 tr, dc in ch1 sp of round 3), sc in each of next 6 tr, 3sc in corner ch2 sp, repeat from * around, slip stitch in 1st sc. 

Round 6:  ch3, tr in same sc, tr in each stitch across to corner, * (tr, ch1, tr) in corner sc, tr in each stitch across to corner, repeat from * around, slip stitch in top of beg ch3. 

Round 7:  ch3, tr in same sc, tr in each stitch across to corner, * (2tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner sc, tr in each stitch across to corner, repeat from * around, slip stitch in top of beg ch3. 

Round 8:  using color A, repeat Row 7.

Round 9:  using color B, repeat Row 7. Fasten off.

Happy Crocheting!



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