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Welcome to Week Two, option B of the Make it Your Way crochet along where we will learn the Extended Moss Stitch Afghan Square.
Our second option for a square this week is worked in the beautiful extended moss stitch. This stitch features an almost woven texture on both sides of the fabric. It is fairly easy to work once the pattern is set up and it works up very quickly. This is one of my favourite stitch patterns!
If this is your first time hearing about the Make it Your Way Crochet Along, I invite you to check out this introduction post that will provide you with all of the details here: Make it Your Way Crochet Along.
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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!
Extended Moss Stitch Afghan Square (Make 4):
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 13 sts x 12 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
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Long Dc – Long Double Crochet (A double crochet stitch that is worked over the ch-1 below and into the skipped stitch two rows below.)
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 an even multiple stitches for your foundation chain.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 4 (Counts as a dc, ch-1) and turn your work. (33 sts)
Row 2: Sk the next st, dc in the next st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in the next st; Rpt from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Hdc in the 1st st, long dc in the next skipped st 2 rows below, *ch 1, sk the next st, long dc in the next skipped st 2 rows below; Rpt from * across ending with an hdc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 4. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Hdc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1, long dc in the next st 2 rows below; Rpt from* across, hdc in the final st, ch 1, turn.l
Rows 5-27: Repeat Rows 3 and 4, ending on a row 3.
Row 28: Hdc in each of the 1st 2 sts, *long dc in the next skipped st 2 rows below, hdc in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with a hdc in the final st.
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 33 sts instead of 34. This means that at some point as you work across these edges, you will need to add an extra stitch to make the 34.
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