czwartek, 7 listopada 2013

Flower Tile Afghan Square


Flower Tile Afghan Square



This is an adventurous square I invented for my sampler blanket:



After a lot of experimenting and help from other crocheters I have finally put together something that resembles a pattern. Enjoy, have fun and ask questions if you need   :)


Finished size:

The sample square shown in this post was made with worsted weight acrylic and 4.5 mm hook. It measures 11x11 in (I crochet VERY loosely, because of my carpal tunnel syndrome)

Input from other crocheters:



  • hook 4.5mm, worsted weight acrylic, 9x9 in square
  • hook 4.5mm, worsted weight cotton, 10x10 in square




These were made with 5.5 mm hook and are generous 12 in squares.






 

Abbreviations


st, sts-stitch, stitches
sp, sps-space, spaces
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
tr- treble crochet
blo-any stitch made through back loop only
yo-yarn over hook
V stitch: (dc, ch1, dc) in designated st or sp

Special Stitch


leaf:

yo twice, insert hook in designated st or sp, pull loop (4 loops on hook)

pull yarn through two loops, twice-2 loops on hook

yarn over twice, insert hook at the base of unfinished tr just made, pull loop (5 loops on hook), pull yarn through two loops twice-3 loops on hook



yarn over twice, insert hook in same place as before, pull loop (6 loops on hook)

pull yarn through two loops twice, pull yarn through remaining 4 loops-leaf made




 

Round 1


(center wheel)

With color A
In adjustable ring :
ch 4 (counts as: dc, ch1) *dc, ch1* 7 times, join with sl st in 3rd st of beg ch, fasten off A

[8dc, 8ch1 sp]







Round 2


(starting the petals)

Join color B with sl st in any ch sp
ch 4(counts as tr), tr in same sp, ch 3, * 3tr in next sp, ch3 * 7 times,
1tr in next sp, join with sl on top of beg ch, do not fasten off B

[8 groups of 3tr, 8 ch3 spaces]






Round 3


(completing the petals)

(ch1, sc in same st)-counts as sc
* (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, skip next tr, sc in next tr * 7 times,
(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, join with sl st in next sc, fasten off B

[8 groups of (3dc, ch1, 3dc), 8 sc]







Round 4

(outlining the flower)

Join color C with sl st in any sc, ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), dc in same st, ch 3
* sc in bl only in next ch ( the one on top of a petal), ch 3, (dc, ch2, dc) in next sc, ch 3 * 7 times
sc in bl only of next ch on top of a petal, ch 3, join with sl st in third ch of beg ch, fasten off C

[8 groups of (dc, ch2, dc), 8sc, 16 ch3 spaces]




Round 5

(making leaves)

Join color D with sl st in any ch2 sp between petals, ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, ch2
* sc in next sc, ch2, ( leaf, ch3, leaf, ch3, leaf) in next ch 2 sp, ch2, sc in next sc, ch2, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2 * 3 times
sc in next sc, ch2, (leaf, ch3, leaf, ch3, leaf) in next ch2 sp
ch2, sc in next sc, ch2, join with sl st on top of beg ch, fasten off D

[4 corners consisting of 3 leaves and 2 ch3 spaces, 4 groups of 3 dc, 8 sc, 16 ch2 spaces]










Row 6

(outlining the leaves)

Join color C with sl st in bl only of any sc BEFORE any  leaf group
ch 2 (counts as hdc blo), 2 hdc blo in same st
* skip next ch2 sp, sc in bl only of each of next 4 st, (2hdc blo, ch1, 2hdc blo) in next st, sc blo in each of next 4 st, skip next ch2 sp, 3 hdc blo only in next sc, skip next ch2 sp, sc in bl only in each of next 3 dc, skip next ch2 sp, 3 hdc blo in next sc * 4 times,
sc blo in each of next 3 dc
join with sl st on top of beg ch, fasten off  C

[8 groups of 3hdc blo, 4 corners of (2hdc blo, ch1, 2 hdc blo), 44 sc]

NOTE-keep your stitches relaxed during this round, especially if you have a tendency to crochet rather tightly!




Round 7

(first row of V stitches)

Join color E with sl st in any corner ch1 sp
(ch 4, dc in same sp)-counts as V
* skip next st, V in next st * repeat around, placing V in each corner sp,
Join with sl st in 3rd st of beg ch, fasten off  E

[10 V stitches on each side , 4 corner V stitches]




(At this point you already have a nice 8 in square, but crochet some more, if you wish :)


Round 8

(second row of V stitches)

Join color F in any V ch1 sp along sides of the square, (ch4, dc in same sp) -counts as V
work V in every V, except for corners work as follows: dc, (ch1, dc) 3 times,
join with sl st in 3rd st of  beg ch, fasten off F

[10 V sts on each side, 4 corners of (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc)]












Round 9


(third row of V stitches)

Join color G in any V ch1 sp, (ch4, dc in same sp) -counts as V
work V in every V around, join with sl st on top of beg ch
finish off G

[12 V sts along each side, 4 V sts at corners]






 

Round 10

(yay! it's the last one!!)

Join color H with sl st blo in any st along sides of square
(ch1, sc blo  in same st)- counts as sc blo
sc blo in every st along sides, in each corner V ch1 sp work as follows: sc blo, ch1, sc blo
join with sl st in first sc, fasten off, weave in all the loose ends




Block by spraying lightly with water and squaring all corners with your fingers and, if needed, pinning in palce and letting dry completely.

Before


And after blocking :)



DONE!!!





Optional:
Center of the flower

Attach yarn with sl st under the side bars of any dc of center wheel
(ch3, sl st under the side bars of next dc) 7 times
ch3, join with sl st to first sl st, fasten off








Thank you Joyce, Mary Anne and Barbara!!!




Detected a terrible mistake?? Have a question? Ask here or on Ravelry!




























 

10 komentarzy:

  1. Love your afghan. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. In your 4th picture down, you have this square to the right of another square that has a rope look to it! I was wondering if you have the pattern on here for that one too? It's very cool! I love this square too, but I'd love to try the pattern for the other one too! :) :)

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    1. You are very welcome and so sorry for the late response. I was unable to do it earlier.

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  4. Would you be so kind as to email this pattern to me?
    seniorbells@gmail.com
    thank you so much in advance, I LOVE squares for blankets.
    Edith

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    1. Dear Edith, I'll check if I have this pattern saved somewhere in PDF form-I am not sure if I do.

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  5. Wow, so amazing these crochet tiles, very colorful.. love it..


    www.pavetile.com.au

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