GALIA AFGHAN SQUARE

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GALIA AFGHAN SQUARE

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Galia Afghan Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Galia Afghan Square is the 14th in the 2018 Crochet A Block Crochet Along!

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Galia (Hebrew for wave)

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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
BLP – back loop

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Special Stitches:

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.

FPTR – front post treble crochet

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COLORS: Natural – A; Pebble – B; Skyfall – C; Coaldust – D; Seashore – E

INSTRUCTIONS:

With Seashore – E;

CH 6; SL ST to form a ring;

RND 1: CH 1; work 12 SC into ring (12 SC);
SL ST into first SC worked;

RND 2: work into back-loops – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); CH 1;
(work 1 DC into next SC; CH 1) x 11;
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(12 DC; 12 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Natural – A;

join new color into any BACK LOOP of a DC;

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 FPDC around DC; work 1 DC into SAME loop as 3 CH; CH 1;
*work 1 DC into BACK LOOP of next DC; work 1 FPDC around DC; work 1 DC into SAME BACK LOOP.
Repeat from * 10 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(24 DC work into back loops; 12 FPDC; 12 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Pebble – B;

join new color into any 1 CH space

RND 4: CH 4 (counts as 1 DC and 1 CH space); work (1 DC; CH 1) 2 times into same space; work 1 DC into same space; *work (1 DC; CH 1) 3 times into same space; work 1 DC into same space;
Repeat from * 10 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(12 ‘shells’ = 48 DC; 36 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Skyfall – C;

join new color into any CENTER 1 CH space of a ‘shell’ group;

RND 5: *CH 3; work 1 DC into NEXT 1 CH space; work 1 FPTR around FPDC of RND 3; work 1 DC into NEXT 1 CH space; CH 3; SL ST into NEXT CENTER 1 CH space of a ‘shell’ group.
Repeat from * 11 more times.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Coaldust – D

join new color into the space between any 2 STS;

RND 6: Work 1 SC into space; CH 1; *work 1 SC into space between next 2 STS; CH 1.
Repeat from * all around; SL ST into first SC worked.
(48 SC; 48 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Seashore – E;

join new color into any 1 CH space above a FPTR;

RND 7: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); *work [2 TR; 3 CH; 3 TR] into same chain space;
(CH 3; work 3 SC into 1 CH space above next FPTR) x 2; CH 3.
*Work [3 TR; 3 CH; 3 TR] into NEXT 1 CH space;
(CH 3; work 3 SC into 1 CH space above next FPTR) x 2; CH 3.
Repeat from * 2 more times; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.
Fasten off and weave ends.

With Natural – A;

join new color into any 3 CH corner space

For this round work into back-loops only

RND 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR
(work 1 DC into each next 3 CH; work 1 DC into next 3 DC) 2 times;
work 1 DC into each of next 3 CH; work 1 DC into next 3 TR.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR
(work 1 DC into each next 3 CH; work 1 DC into next 3 DC) 2 times;
work 1 DC into each of next 3 CH; work 1 DC into next 3 TR.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(25 DC on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Pebble – B;

join new color into any 2 CH corner space

For this round work into back-loops only

RND 9: Work [1 SC; 2 CH; 1 SC] into each corner;
work 1 SC into each DC of previous round.
SL ST into first SC worked; (27 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Skyfall – C;

join new color into any 2 CH corner space

For this round work into back-loops only

RND 10: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work [1 TR; 2 CH; 2 TR] into same space;
work 1 TR into each SC until next corner.
*Work [2 TR; 2 CH; 2 TR] into same space;
work 1 TR into each SC until next corner.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 4th of 4 CH; (31 TR)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Seashore – E;

Join yarn into any 2 CH corner space;

For this round work into back-loops only

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; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner;
work 1 DC into each TR until next corner.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner; work 1 DC into each TR until next corner.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
(35 DC per side = total stitch count 140 DC)
SL ST into 3rd of starting 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

 Galia Afghan Square | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetpattern #grannysquare #afghansquare #crochetalong #ccwcrochetablock2018

Galia Afghan Square | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetpattern #grannysquare #afghansquare #crochetalong #ccwcrochetablock2018

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3 Comments

  1. Author

    Hi – it means stitches 🙂
    You join the new color into the space between any 2 stitches.

  2. Hi, now I am a bit lost. What does STS, in the following, means?

    With Coaldust – D

    join new color into the space between any 2 STS;

    RND 6: Work 1 SC into space; CH 1; *work 1 SC into space between next 2 STS; CH 1.
    Repeat from * all around; SL ST into first SC worked.
    (48 SC; 38 1 CH spaces)
    Fasten off and weave in ends.

  3. Always my Go-to site for inspiration. Thanks for another gorgeous pattern.

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