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”
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.
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.