SAMUDRA AFGHAN SQUARE

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SAMUDRA AFGHAN SQUARE

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Samudra Afghan Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Samudra Afghan Square is the 18th in the 2018 Crochet A Block Crochet Along!

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Samudra (Indonesian for ocean)

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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

Photo & Video Tutorial @ A Crocheted Simplicity

3DCtog:
[Yarn over, insert hook in SAME ch space, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times,
yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

4DCtog:
[Yarn over, insert hook in SAME ch space, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times,
yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

With Coaldust – D;

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 Seashore – E;

join new color into any 1 CH space

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 3DCtog; CH 2;
*work 4DCtog into next 1 CH space; CH 2.
Repeat from * 10 more times. SL ST into the top of the 3DCtog cluster.
(12 x clusters; 12 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Natural – A;

join new color into any 2 CH space

NOTE: be careful NOT to work in the 2 CH space behind the FPTR – this 2 CH space is SKIPPED!

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into SAME 2 CH space; CH 2;
work 1 FPTR around next RND 2 DC; CH 2.
*Work 3 DC into NEXT 2 CH space; CH 2; work 1 FPTR around next RND 2 DC; CH 2.
Repeat from * 4 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(6 x FPTR; 6 x 3DC groups; 12 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Pebble – B;

join new color into any SKIPPED 2 CH SPACE of RND 3 – behind a RND 4 FPTR (see photo)

NOTE: for this round work the DC stitches into back-loops only

RND 5: CH 4 (this counts as 1 TR); work 1 FPDC around FPTR; work 1 TR into SAME 2 CH space;
CH 2; work 1 DC into next 3 DC; CH 2.
*Work 1 TR into next SKIPPED 2 CH SPACE of RND 3 – behind a RND 4 FPTR;
work 1 FPDC around FPTR; work 1 TR into SAME 2 CH space;
CH 2; work 1 DC into next 3 DC; CH 2. SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
(6 x FPDC; 12 TR; 18 DC; 12 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Skyfall – C;

join new color into the FIRST TR of a (TR; FPDC; TR) group

NOTE: for this round work the DC stitches into back-loops only

RND 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 FPDC around FPDC; work 1 DC into next TR;
CH 3; work 1 DC into next 3 DC; CH 3.
*Work 1 DC into next TR; work 1 FPDC around FPDC; work 1 DC into next TR;
CH 3; work 1 DC into next 3 DC; CH 3. SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Repeat from  * 4 more times.
(6 x FPDC; 30 DC; 12 x 3 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Coaldust – D;

join new color into any 3 CH space

RND 7: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); *work [2 TR; 3 CH; 3 TR] into same chain space;
CH 3; SKIP next 3 DC; (work 3 SC into next CH space; CH 3; SKIP next 3 STS) x 2.
*Work [3 TR; 3 CH; 3 TR] into next 2 CH space;
CH 3; SKIP next 3 DC; (work 3 SC into next CH space; CH 3; SKIP next 3 STS) x 2.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
Fasten off and weave ends.

With Seashore – E;

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 SC) 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 SC) 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 Natural – A;

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 Pebble – B;

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 Coaldust – D;

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.

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