STARDELIC AFGHAN SQUARE

STARDELIC AFGHAN SQUARE

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Stardelic Afghan Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Stardelic Afghan Square is the 1st in the 2018 Crochet A Block Crochet Along!

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Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Concentration required.

Yarn: Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light – I used cotton yarn – check the main introduction page!
Color – 5 colors – color change indicted in pattern

Hook: 3.25 mm

Size: 23 cm x 23 cm (approx. 9 inches)

Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet

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Special Stitches:

DC2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

FPDC – front post double crochet

Insert your hook into the front of your work, behind the indicated stitch, and then through your work such that your hook is now at the front of your work again. Pull through final 2 loops on your hook.

Credit for stitch resources – New Stitch A Day

5TR Popcorn

  • Work 5 treble crochet (TR) stitches in the same CH space (this is for THIS PATTERN SQUARE).
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from back to front under the top 2 loops of the first treble crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

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COLORS: Natural – A; Grapefruit – B; Butternut – C; Amazon – D; Kiwi – E

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

With Natural – A;

CH 8; SL ST to form a ring;

RND 1: CH 3 (this counts as 1 DC); work 15 DC into ring (16 DC):
SL ST into 3rd CH of starting 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Grapefruit – B;

For this Round work into BACK LOOPS only

Join yarn into  BACK LOOP of any DC;

RND 2: how to work the FIRST DC2tog – CH 3 (this counts as 1 DC); yarn over; insert into next BACK LOOP; yarn over; pull thru; yarn over; pull thru 2 loops; yarn over; pull thru two loops.
CH 5; *DC2tog; CH 5. Repeat from * 6 more times. (8 x 5 CH spaces and 8 x DC2tog);
SL ST into 3rd CH of starting 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Butternut – C;

Join yarn into 5 CH space;

RND 3: CH 3 (this counts as 1 DC); work 5 DC into SAME space; CH 1;
SKIP DC2tog; *work 6 DC into next 5 CH space; CH 1. Repeat from * 6 more times.
SL ST into 3rd CH of starting 3 CH. (48 DC; 8 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Amazon – D;

Join yarn into the FIRST DC of any 6 DC group

RND 4: Work 1 SC; CH 6; SKIP next 4 DC; work 1 SC into next DC (this will be the LAST DC -6th of the 6 DC group); work 1 FPDC around the 2DCtog of rnd 2.
*Work 1 SC into the FIRST DC of the next 6 DC group; CH 6; SKIP next 4 DC; work 1 SC into next DC (this will be the LAST DC – 6th of the 6 DC group); work 1 FPDC around the 2DCtog of rnd 2.
Repeat from * 6 more times. (8 x FPDC; 8 x 6 CH spaces);
SL ST into the starting SC.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Kiwi – E;

Join yarn into the FIRST SC worked on RND 4 (the first SC worked of a 6 DC group)

RND 5: Work 1 SC; CH 6; SKIP 6 CH space; work 1 SC into next SC; CH 1; SKIP FPDC.
*Work 1 SC into next SC; CH 6; SKIP 6 CH space; work 1 SC into next SC; CH 1; SKIP FPDC.
Repeat from * 6 more times. (16 x SC; 8 x 1 CH spaces;  8 x 6 CH spaces);
SL ST into the starting SC.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Grapefruit – B;

NOTE: when working the SC in-between the DC – pull you SC loops UP to be level with your RND 6 stitches – in other words – you will be making a LONG SC. If you work this SC too tightly or too short your circle will bucket – make a bowl.

Join yarn into the FIRST SC worked on RND 5 (the first SC before a 6 CH space)

RND 6: Work 1 SC; CH 3; work 1 SC IN-BETWEEN 3rd AND 4th DC of the 6 DC group of RND 3;
CH 3; work 1 SC into next SC; work 1 FPDC around the FPDC of RND 4.
*Work 1 SC into next SC; CH 3; work 1 SC IN-BETWEEN 3rd AND 4th DC of the 6 DC group of RND 3;
CH 3; work 1 SC into next SC; work 1 FPDC around the FPDC of RND 4.
Repeat from * 6 more times. SL ST into the starting SC. ( 8 x FPDC; 8 x long SC; 16 x 3 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Natural – A;

Join yarn into ANY FPDC

RND 7: CH 4 (this counts as 1 TR); work [2 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into SAME stitch; CH 3;
work 1 DC into NEXT long SC; CH 3; work 1 SC into NEXT FPDC;
CH 3; work 1 DC into NEXT long SC; CH 3.
*Work [3 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into NEXT FPDC; CH 3;
work 1 DC into NEXT long SC; CH 3; work 1 SC into NEXT FPDC;
CH 3; work 1 DC into NEXT long SC; CH 3.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 4th of starting 4 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Butternut – C;

Join yarn into 2 CH corner space;

RND 8: CH 4 (this counts as 1 TR); work [2 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into corner space; CH 1;
work (3 TR into NEXT 3 CH space; CH 1) 4 times.
*Work [3 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into corner space; CH 1;
work (3 TR into NEXT 3 CH space; CH 1) 4 times.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 4th of starting 4 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Amazon – D;

RND 9: CH 4 (this counts as 1 TR); work [2 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into corner space; CH 3;
work (5TR popcorn into NEXT 1 CH space; CH 3) 5 times.
*Work [3 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into corner space; CH 3;
work (5TR popcorn into NEXT 1 CH space; CH 3) 5 times.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 4th of starting 4 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Kiwi – E;

Join yarn into any 2 CH corner space;

RND 10: CH 4 (this counts as 1 TR); work [2 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into corner space; CH 1;
work (3 TR into next 3 CH space; CH 1) 6 times.
*Work [3 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into corner space; CH 1;
work (3 TR into next 3 CH space; CH 1) 6 times.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 4th of starting 4 CH.

NOTE: you can remove or add after the border round to get your required size – you can change the stitches to SC/HDC/DC or TR.
Just Remember – to STOP at the SAME round for each of your squares to ensure easy joining and CORRECT (same) stitch count.

BORDER RND: CH 3 (this counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into each TR stitch AND 1 Ch space all around;
work [ 2 DC; 2 CH 2; 2 DC] into each CORNER space.
(35 DC per side = total stitch count 140 DC)
SL ST into 3rd of starting 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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12 Comments

  1. Author

    Awesome! Once you learn the treble – you will never turn back!

  2. wow, as soon as i get some of my projects out of the way, i am coming back here for sure. i have wanted to learn squares like this but every time i see a treble stitch i run. for some reason that stitch scares me, but i think here i will get over my fear

  3. I just came across this CAL and looks really good. I am going to join in and hopefully I can catch up soon!

  4. Author

    Thank You Alexandra =D

  5. What a beautiful square! Love how you incorporated that star in the center. Pinned.

  6. You’re welcome! Sometimes our amazing subconscious brain does that to us, lol!

  7. Author

    Thank you so much Mindy!
    It took me calling my husband to point it out for me lol. I just could not see the missing CH 6.
    But it has been corrected =D

  8. I figured it out, but there’s a missing ch 6 in the instructions for round 5. Right after the first * it says to SC in the next SC then goes straight to skipping the previous round’s chain 6 without chaining 6 first.

  9. Author

    Hi Mindy
    I checked the instructions – they work as they should. If you still have trouble let me know – then I will try to explain it for you better 🙂 or try to!

  10. On Rd 5, did you leave off a chain 6 in the *to*?

  11. I love this! Can’t wait to get started! And off to the yarn shop I go!

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