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As we head into week two of the Make it Your Way Blanket Crochet Along we come to our first square, the Almond Afghan Square.
Welcome to week two, option one of the Make it your Way Crochet Along! This is the fun crochet along where you get to be the designer. Each week you will choose between two squares to work and choose one to work, or choose both! The beauty of this crochet along is that it is all up to you! By the end of the crochet along we will get to admire an array of beautiful crochet afghans! To learn more about this event, you may wish to check out the Introduction post: Make it Your Way Crochet Along.
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The first of our crochet afghan squares today is worked in the beautiful Almond Ridges stitch. This stitch pattern is a favourite for many. It features a beautiful texture and design that is fairly easy to work. All you need to know for this pattern is the half double crochet, slip stitch and how to find and work into the back loop only. If any of these stitches leave your scratching your head, don’t worry, you will find a full video tutorial below for this square.
For this crochet along I have encouraged you to use any worsted weight yarn. Each square will measure approximately 10.5-11 inches and you will make four of them in this stitch pattern to complete the blanket. For those curious, for my blanket I will be using the Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. Along with the yarn you will need a 6 mm (J/10) crochet hook.
A PDF of these squares will be available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops AT THE END of this crochet along. I will post them as two separate blankets, one including the squares for option A and one for Option B. So stay tuned if you are looking for that PDF!
Almond Stitch Afghan Square (Make 4):
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 13 sts x 15 rows of Pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Turn at the end of each row.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To change the size of your square, you will need a multiple of 8 stitches, plus 5 for your foundation chain.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each of the next 3 sts, *hdc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * across. Ch 1 and turn your work. (36 sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo all the way across, sl st in each of the first 4 sts, *hdc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * across. Ch 1 and turn your work.
Rows 3-4: Working in the blo all the way across, hdc in each of the first 4 sts, *sl st in each of the next 4 sts, hdc in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * across. Ch 1 and turn your work.
Row 5: Working in the blo, sl stin each of the first 4 sts, *hdc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * across. Ch 1 and turn your work.
Rows 6-32: Repeat Rows 2- 5, ending on a row 4.
Join yarn with a sl st in the top corner st, [work 34 sc evenly across, 1 in the corner] 4 times, join with a sl st in the 1st st. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
NOTE: When working your edging along the top and bottom of the square you will have 36 sts instead of 34. This means that at some point as you work across these edges, you will need to skip a couple of stitches in order to make the 34.
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