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April Afghan Crochet-a-Long Square

April Afghan Crochet-a-Long

The New Stitch a Day Afghan Knit-and-Crochet-a-Long is a year long project that will challenge you to try out some of the patterns we have here on the site. Each month we will alternate between a knitted and a crochet pattern and turn it into a 12″x12″ square. At the end of the year you will have 12 (or more) unique afghan squares you can use to make a beautiful blanket.

April Afghan Knit-a-long Detail

The April New Stitch Afghan Crochet-a-long square is a modified version of the Lilyan’s Lace Square, which uses crocheting in the round to create a simple square motif.

Material

1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
(100% Acrylic | 3.5 oz /100 g, 170 yards /156 m)
color shown: Silver Grey

or any worsted weight yarn

1 size US J10/ 6mm crochet hook

tapestry or darning needle

Finished Size

12″ x 12″

Gauge

12 sc + 15 rows = 4″ (10 cm) on size J-10 (6 mm) hook

Pattern Instructions

Ch 6, join with a Sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 15 dc in ring, going with a Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (16 dc)

RND 2: Ch 5 (counts as a dc, ch 2), (1 dc, ch 2) in each of the next 14 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd ch of the beg ch-5 instead of last ch-2 sp. (16 ch-2 sps)

RND 3: 1 Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch5 (counts as a dc, ch 2), (1 dc, ch 2) in each of the next 14 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd ch of the beg ch-5 instead of last ch-2 sp. (16 ch-2 sps)

RND 4: 1 Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc into same ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) in each of the next 15 dc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd ch of the beg ch-3. (16 ch-2 sps)

RND 5: Ch 6 (counts as a dc, ch 3), (2 dc, ch 3) in each of the next 15 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-2 sp, join with sl st. (16 ch-3 sps)

RND 6: Ch 3, 2 dc into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3) in each of the next 15 dc, ch 2,1 sc in 3rd ch of the beg ch-3. (16 ch-3 sps)

RND 7: Ch 4 (counts as a tc), 2 tc into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, *1 dc into next ch-3 sp, 2 hdc into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 hdc into next ch-3 sp, 1 dc into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 tc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 tc into same ch-3 sp; rep from * once more, 1 dc into next ch-3 sp, 2 hdc into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 hdc into next ch-3 sp, 1 dc into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 tc into next ch-3 sp, ch 2, hdc into 4th ch of the beg ch-4. (20 ch-3 sp)

RND 8: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into same ch-3 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc into next ch-3 sp, , ch 2) 4 times, 3 dc into next ch-3 sp, **ch 3, 3 dc into same ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 times more, rep to ** once more, 1 hdc into 3rd ch of the beg ch-3. (24 ch-2 sp)

RND 9: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into same ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc into next ch-2 sp, , ch 2) 5 times, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, **ch 3, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 times more, rep to ** once more, 1 hdc into 3rd ch of the beg ch-3. (28 ch-2 sp)

RND 10: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into same ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc into next ch-2 sp, , ch 2) 6 times, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, **ch 3, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 times more, rep to ** once more, 1 hdc into 3rd ch of the beg ch-3. (32 ch-2 sp)

FO

Weave in Ends

Lightly steam block to size

April Afghan Knit-a-long Full

Here's what your finished square should look like!


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