Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Crochet Patterns | 8 comments

***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!

8 Comments

  1. >I'm really likin' this square. Very pretty.

  2. >Very pretty. Thank you for sharing. ~Kelly

  3. >It is very pretty , the colours are a good mix too :))

  4. >I've definitely had to make adaptations when a pattern just wasn't making sense to me.Would you recommend letting the pattern designer know about the problem or just adapting it for yourself and not saying anything?

  5. It’s absolutely beautiful! I can hardly wait to make it.

  6. Kristine,
    I really like this square! It is really very beautiful.

    I was wondering if it would be ok with you if I were to make items from this pattern to sell. My listing would include acknowledgement that you created the pattern and a link back to this page.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    • Gina,
      Absolutely! Feel free to sell anything you make with my patterns. I always appreciate the link back too.

  7. Thanks for all your free patterns, the squares are very cool. I copied them all, now how to figure out in which configurations and yarn colors to use to put them all to good use. Time happily spent!

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