Sunday, September 15, 2013

Solid Crochet Square Baby Afghan


This afghan is approximately 24" across. You can continue with the basic pattern to make it larger. I found that it was necessary to switch to a smaller crochet hook on round 14, otherwise it was getting to full on the edges. The video will get you started for the first 5 rounds. I would recommend a simple reverse or backward single crochet edging.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds

Video Tutorial: Lefty Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds


Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials
Size K Crochet Hook
Size J Crochet Hook
4-Ply Yarn

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
EA - Each
LP - Loop
SC - Single Crochet

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 3, 2 DC through CH loop. *Chain 2, 3 DC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 2: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.
(7 double crochet total on each side)

Round 3: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (11 double crochet total on each side)

Round 4: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (15 double crochet total on each side)

Round 5: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (19 double crochet total on each side)

Round 6: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (23 double crochet total on each side)

Round 7: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 23 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 23 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (27 double crochet total on each side)


Round 8: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 27 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 27 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (31 double crochet total on each side)

Round 9: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 31 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 31 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (35 double crochet total on each side)

Round 10: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 35 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 35 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (39 double crochet total on each side)

Round 11: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 39 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 39 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (43 double crochet total on each side)

Round 12: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 43 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 43 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (47 double crochet total on each side)

Round 13: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 47 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 47 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (51 double crochet total on each side)

Round 14: Change to a size J crochet Hook. CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 51 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 51 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (55 double crochet total on each side)

Round 15: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 55 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 55 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (59 double crochet total on each side)

Round 16: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 59 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 59 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (63 double crochet total on each side)

Round 17: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 63 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 63 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (65 double crochet total on each side)


Round 18: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 67 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 67 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (69 double crochet total on each side)

Continue with the basic pattern and corner increases for a larger afghan.

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