CLAIRE AFGHAN SQUARE

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Claire Afghan Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Claire Afghan Square is the 21st in the 2019 Crochet A Block Crochet Along!

A textured center square framed with a front-post border.

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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!

Hook: 4,00 mm (G)

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:

Clusters – 3DCtog – 3 double crochet together – into same space or stitch.

FPDC – Front post double crochet

Colors: – the colors in () are the old colors for those continuing in the first color sequence

  • Natural – color A (B)
  • Seafoam – color B (E/A)
  • Pomegranate – color C (D)
  • Fern – color D (F/G)
  • Taupe – color E (C)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

With Color A

CH 8; SL ST into first CH to form a ring

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2DCtog; CH 2.
*Work Cluster; CH 2.** Repeat from * to ** 6 more times.
SL ST into top of 2DCtog.
(8 x Clusters)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color D; join into any 2 CH space

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2DCtog; CH 2; Cluster] into same 2 CH space; CH 1; work Cluster into next 2 CH space; CH 1.
*Work [Cluster; CH 2; Cluster] into next 2 CH space; CH 1; work Cluster into next 2 CH space; CH 1.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into top of the 2DCtog.
(4 x Corner Cluster Sets – [Cluster; 2 CH; Cluster]; 4 x Clusters)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color C; join into any 2 CH corner space;

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2DCtog; CH 3; Cluster] into same 2 CH space; CH 3; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 3.
*Work [Cluster; CH 3; Cluster] into next 2 CH space; CH 3; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 3.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(4 x Cluster Corners; 4 x FPDC; 8 x 3 CH spaces – not including corners)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color E; join into any 3 CH corner space.

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2DCtog; CH 3; Cluster] into same 3 CH space; CH 1; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1; work Cluster into next 3 CH space; CH 1; work FPDC around next FPDC; CH 1; work Cluster into next 3 CH space; CH 1; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1.
*Work [Cluster; CH 3; Cluster] into same 2 CH space; CH 1; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1; work Cluster into next 3 CH space; CH 1; work FPDC around next FPDC; CH 1; work Cluster into next 3 CH space; CH 1; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times.
(4 x Cluster corners; 8 Clusters; 12 x FPDC; 24 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color C; join into any 3 CH corner space.

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2DCtog; CH 3; Cluster] into same 3 CH space; CH 1;
(work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1;  work FPDC around next FPDC; CH 1) 3 times;
work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1.
*Work [Cluster; CH 3; Cluster] into same 3 CH space; CH 1;
(work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1;  work FPDC around next FPDC; CH 1) 3 times;
work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 1.
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(4 x Cluster Corners; 28 FPDC; 28 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color B; join into any 3 CH corner space.

RND 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space; CH 2; SKIP Cluster;
work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4; SKIP next 2 FPDC; work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4; SKIP next 2 FPDC;
work 1 DC into next DC; CH 2.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space; CH 2; SKIP Cluster;
work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4; SKIP next 2 FPDC; work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4; SKIP next 2 FPDC;
work 1 DC into next DC; CH 2.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 2 DC; work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into next 2 CH corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space.
*Work 1 DC into next 3 DC; work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into next 2 CH corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(25 DC on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color A; join into any 2 CH corner space

RND 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work 1 DC into next DC; (work FPDC around next DC; work 1 DC into next DC) x 12.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work 1 DC into next DC; (work FPDC around next DC; work 1 DC into next DC) x 12.
Repeat from * to** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH; SL ST into next DC and next 2 CH corner space.
(29 STS per side – 12 x FPDC; 17 DC)

RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC; (work FPDC around next FPDC; work 1 DC into next DC) x 12;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC; (work FPDC around next FPDC; work 1 DC into next DC) x 12;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC.
Repeat from * to** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(33 STS per side – 12 x FPDC; 21 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color D; join into any corner 2 CH space

RND 10: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same space;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner space.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same space; work 1 DC into each DC until next corner space.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(37 DC on each side – 148 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

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