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Mountain Ridges Textured Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern

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!



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