Welcome to week four of the Spring Blossom Throw Crochet Along! Today we are going to work a pretty lacy design for a Petal Crochet Afghan Square.
Can you believe that we are already on week four of the Spring Blossom Throw Crochet along? Only one more square after this one and we will begin crocheting our squares together! I can’t wait to see your finished projects and your works of progress! If you haven’t already, be sure to join the Rich Textures Crochet Community group on Facebook and share your progress there.
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The square this week features a pretty and lacy stitch pattern called the petal stitch. It is a lacy design, however it is one that is quite stable, made up of shell stitches interspersed between rows of chains and single crochet stitches. The shells are worked using four triple/treble crochet stitches.
Spring Blossom Throw Crochet Along:
If this is your first time hearing about the Crochet Along that this crochet afghan square is a part of, welcome! This crochet along will be running until Wednesday, July 8th with a new portion of the Spring Blossom Throw pattern being revealed every Wednesday. You can find the full details about the crochet along, materials and how you can join here: Spring Blossom Throw Crochet Along.
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The pattern will be written out in full followed by a video tutorial. A PDF of the full Spring Blossom Throw will be available following the Crochet Along on July 8th in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops:
Petal Crochet Afghan Square:
- This crochet afghan square will measure approximately 10 x 10 inches. To change the size of this square you will need a foundation chain with a multiple of 8 + 2 stitches.
- You will make 4 squares in off white, 2 squares in grey heather.
- This pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
- Ch 4 at the beginning of a row counts as a triple stitch
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 20 dc x 4 rows = 4 inches
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Triple/treble stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the 1st st, * ch 2, sk the next 3 Sts, 4 tr into the next st, ch 2, sk the next 3 sts, sc into the next st; rpt from * across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the 1st st, * ch 3, sk the ch-2 sp and tr, sc into the next tr, ch 3, sk the next 2 tr and ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc; rpt from * across. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 4 (Counts as tr), tr in the 1st st, * ch 2, sk the ch-3, sc in the next sc, ch 2, sk the next ch-3, 4 tr into the next sc; rpt from * working 3 tr in the final sc. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, * ch 3, sk 2 tr and the ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc, ch 3, sk the next ch-2 and tr, sc into the next tr; rpt from * across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, * ch 2, sk the ch-3, 4 tr into the next sc, ch 2, sk the ch-3, sc into the next sc; rpt from * across. Turn.
Repeat rows 3-6 until work from the beginning measures approximately 10 inches ending with a row 3.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, * 3 sc in the ch-3 sp, sc in the next sc; rpt from * across.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Edging (worked in a round and is the same for each square!):
(NOTE: You may change the number of stitches that you have in your edging, just make sure that it is consistent with all squares. You will NOT necessarily work in each stitch, or for some of the squares you may need to work two stitches in a stitch.)
With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top right corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 39 sc evenly across, 3 sc in the corner st, work 39 sc in across, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 39 sc across, 3 sc in the corner st, work 39 sc across, 3 sc in the final corner st, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Block if desired.
Remember to share your work using the hashtag #springblossomcal!