Reaching Out, One Stitch At a Time

Citrus Spray Afghan Square

I altered this square from one of Jan Eaton’s squares in 200 Crochet Blocks, but it was a book from the UK. I tried to convert the stitches, but didn’t use a conversion chart, so this is my version of her square. I think hers was called Sunray, but because of the color and design I’ve named mine Citrus Spray. 

Again, I needed it to be twice the size of the pattern itself.  This one was fairly easy to adjust by just continuing the pattern in each round.  Your finished square will be 12″ square.

CITRUS SPRAY
            
Finished Size:   12” square
Materials: Lion Brand FUN
·        “Orange” – 2 skeins
·        Size “H” crochet hook
ch 4.
Row 1: tr in 4th ch from hook, ch2,* (2tr, ch2), repeat from * 6 times, slip stitch to top of beg ch4.
Row 2:  ch3, 2dc in next tr, ch2,* (dc in next tr, 2dc in next tr, ch2), repeat from * 6 times, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.
Row 3: ch3, 3dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch2, * dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch2, repeat from * around, slip stitch in top of beg ch3.
Row 4: ch3, 2edc in next dc, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch2 sp, sc in next 3 dc, 2edc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch3,* dc in next dc, 2edc in next dc, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch2 sp, sc in next 3 dc, 2edc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch3, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.
Row 5: ch3, 2dc in same stitch as beg ch, dc in next 5 sts, ch2, skip next sc, dc in next 5 sts, 3dc in next st, ch3, * 3dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, ch2, skip next sc, dc in next 5 sts, 3dc in next st, ch3, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3
Row 6: ch3, 2dc in same sp as beg ch, dc in next 7 sts, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 7 sts, 3dc in next st, * ch3, 3dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 7 sts, 3dc in next st, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.
Row 7: ch3, 2dc in same sp as beg ch, dc in next 9 dc, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, 3dc in next dc, * ch3, 3dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, 3dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.
Row 8: ch3, 2dc in same sp as beg ch, dc in next 11 dc, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 11 dc, 3dc in next dc, * ch3, 3dc in next dc, dc in next 11 dc, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 11 dc, 3dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.
Row 9: ch3, 2dc in same sp as beg ch, dc in next 13 dc, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 13 dc, 3dc in next dc, * ch3, 3dc in next dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch2, skip ch2 sp, dc in next 13 dc, 3dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3.
Row 10: ch1, sc in each stitch around, with 1sc in ch2 sp, and 3sc in corner sps, slip stitch to top of beg ch3. Fasten off.

Happy Crocheting!



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