Mountain Ridges Textured Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern

Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Afghan Square | 15 comments

I love textured stitches, especially post stitches.  It can add so much depth to your project.  So, for this months square I decided to see what kind of design I could come up with using post stitches.  This square went to the March M.O.M. for my Baker’s Dozen group on Ravelry.

Here is my free pattern.

MOUNTAIN RIDGES

Textured Afghan Square

Finished Size:   12” square

Materials Used: Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!”

  • 3 oz. – #4 worsted weight yarn
  • Size “I” crochet hook

Pattern Notes: If you would like to change the size of your project, increase/decrease 12 stitches at a time.  So, your beginning chain should be increments of 12 + 2.  (38, 50, 62, 74, 86, 98, etc)

Special Stitches: This pattern uses FPtr & BPtr. They are made very similar to the FPdc & BPdc. For stitch tutorials on the latter of those 2 stitches see these posts (but make sure you do a tr not dc for the pattern)

or my Stitch Guide, which is also located at the top of the page.

Square

ch38,

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (36 dc)

Row 2:  ch3, FPtr in next 5 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, * FPtr in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 3: ch3, dc in each of next 4 sts, BPtr in next 6 sts, * dc in each of next 6 sts, BPtr in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 4:  ch3, dc in next st, FPtr in next 6 sts, * dc in each of next 6 sts, FPtr in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, dc in next 3 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 5: ch3, dc in each of next 2 sts, BPtr in next 6 sts, * dc in each of next 6 sts, BPtr in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 6:  ch3, dc in next 3 sts, FPtr in next 6 sts, * dc in each of next 6 sts, FPtr in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, dc in next st, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 7: ch3, BPtr in each of next 6 sts, * dc in each of next 6 sts, BPtr in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, dc in next 4 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 8:  ch3, dc in next 5 sts, * FPtr in next 6 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * across, FPtr in next 6 sts, dc in next 5 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 9: ch3, BPtr in next 4 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, * BPtr in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 10:  ch3, FPtr in next st, dc in next 6 sts, * FPtr in next 6 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * across, FPtr in next 3 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 11: ch3, BPtr in next 2 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, * BPtr in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, BPtr in next 2 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 12:  ch3, FPtr in next 3 sts, dc in next 6 sts, * FPtr in next 6 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * across, FPtr in next 2 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 13: ch3, * dc in next 6 sts, BPtr in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * across, BPtr in next 4 sts, dc in top of beg ch3, turn.

Row 14 – 20: Repeat rows 2 – 8.

BORDER  

Round 1:  ch1, 3sc in corner stitch, sc in each stitch across top, 3sc in corner stitch, sc evenly down side, 3sc in corner stitch, sc in each stitch across bottom, 3sc in corner stitch, sc evenly up side, slip stitch to 1st sc, turn. 

Round 2:  ch1, sc in each sc around with 3sc in corner stitch, turn.

Round 3:  Repeat Round 2.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Block to 12” square.

 

Happy Crocheting!

15 Comments

  1. This is so beautiful! I would like to make this an afghan in a cream color!

  2. Really love the texture of your pattern! I like to pin it onto my crochet pinboard! Thanks for sharing the pattern:)

  3. Such a great pattern! I think the squares would make a good rug.

  4. This is a lovely pattern. Being that it is front post double crochet and back post double crochet I can imagine that it is very thick. Might be good as a warm blanket on a cold winters night. I like the name too.

  5. Love the colour and love the pattern! Think I might try that one in the future.

  6. I love this pattern but have a couple questions. In the beginning, you mention FPdc and BPdc being used in the pattern, but I only see FPtc (front post triple crochet) and BPtc. Is this correct? I want to make sure I make the pattern correctly. :-) Thanks.

    • Samantha,

      Thanks for pointing that out. The pattern is actually the FPtr & FPdc. I’ll make sure I change that!

  7. Do you mind if you rewrite the the recipe. It’s not working here, it’s not happening the same design as your photo. Since you mentioned to use FPdc. But where to use it. So do you mind if you redo the recipe. I am still learning. When you say FPtr on next 5dc, dc next 6dc. *FPtr next 6, dc next 6sts. My question is where do you use the FPdc. Thank you for sharing.

    • The special stitches was wrong and has been fixed. The whole pattern is FPtr & BPtr. Hope that helps.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing. I made this one for a “Block Party” we are doing for a learning different stitches afghan :)

  9. Love this! Sure am going to try this out! Thanks!

  10. I’m suck on row 3 at the very end…. In top of beg? I’m stilll learning and do not know what this means. Please help

    • beg is the abbreviation for beginning. You are going to do the last stitch in the top of the beginning ch3 from the previous row. Hope that makes more sense. Let me know if you need more help.

  11. I made this afghan and everybody love’s it. Thank You so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS111111111 KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! RUBY

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