FREYA AFGHAN SQUARE

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Freya Afghan Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Freya Afghan Square is the 18th in the 2019 Crochet A Block Crochet Along!

A textured flower wheel framed with a cross stitch 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.

Popcorn: 

  • Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

Special Stitch – Cross Stitch – work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into SKIPPED ST

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 E; join into any 2 CH space

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 4 DC into same space – remove hook; insert into 3rd of 3 CH and into 4th DC; SL ST together (Starting Popcorn made); CH 2; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 2.
*Work Popcorn into next 2 CH space; CH 2; work FPDC around next Cluster; CH 2.**
Repeat from * to ** 6 more times; SL ST into top of Starting Popcorn.
(8 x FPDC; 8 x Popcorn)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color D; join into any 2 CH space BEFORE a FPDC

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same space; work FPDC around next FPDC; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space; work FPDC around next Popcorn
*Work 2 DC into next 2 CH space; work FPDC around next FPDC; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space; work FPDC around next Popcorn.** Repeat from * to ** 6 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(32 x DC; 16 x FPDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color B; join into any ST

RND 4: for this round work into back-loops only – CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC and FPDC all around;
SL ST into first SC worked.
(48 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color E; join into a SC worked BEFORE a SC worked into a FPDC worked around a FPDC – see photo

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); SKIP next SC; work FPTR around RND 3 FPDC; work 1 DC into next 2 SC;
work 2 DC into next SC; work 1 DC into next 2 SC.
*SKIP next SC; work FPTR around RND 3 FPDC; work 1 DC into next 2 SC;
work 2 DC into next SC; work 1 DC into next 2 SC.**  Repeat from * to ** 6 times; SKIP next SC; work FPTR around RND 3 FPDC; work 1 DC into next 2 SC; work 2 DC into next SC; work 1 DC into next SC; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(8 x FPDC; 48 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color A; join into any FPDC

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

RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 2 TR; work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into next 2 CH corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 FPDC around next FPDC; 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 TR; work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into next 2 CH corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 FPDC around next FPDC; 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 D; 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 Cross Stitch 6 times; work FPDC around next FPDC; work Cross Stitch 6 times.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work Cross Stitch 6 times; work FPDC around next FPDC; work Cross Stitch 6 times.**
Repeat from * to** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(29 STS per side – 12 x Cross Stitch; 1 FPDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

NOTE: the reason I rejoined the yarn into the 2 CH corner space is because of the Cross Stitch – it did not look good otherwise.
You CAN SL ST into the 2 DC and then start in the corner.

With color D; join into any 2 CH corner space

RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work Cross Stitch 7 times; work FPDC around next FPDC; work Cross Stitch 7 times.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner space;
work Cross Stitch 7 times; work FPDC around next FPDC; work Cross Stitch 7 times.**
Repeat from * to** 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(34 STS per side – 14 x Cross Stitch; 1 FPDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color C; 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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