The fun begins in the Make it Your Way Crochet Along with this Spiked Sedge Stitch Afghan Square crochet pattern!
Welcome to week one, option one of the Make it Your Way Crochet Along! I am so excited about this crochet along. Not only are we making one of my favourite things, a stitch sampler blanket, but in this crochet along, you get to be the designer! Each week during the event I will post two crochet afghan square patterns, you will choose one of them, and then work four squares of it. At the end of this crochet along it is possible that no two blankets will be the same! I think that’s pretty amazing!
If you have not heard about the Make it Your Way Crochet Along yet, I invite you to check out this introduction post: Make it Your Way Crochet Along – it’s not too late to join in! The afghan square crochet patterns will remain up here for free on Rich Textures Crochet long after the event is finished!
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About the Square:
Option one for this first week of the crochet along is this beautiful Spiked Sedge Stitch afghan square. I love the spiked sedge stitch. It is fun to work, features a great solid texture that is the same on both sides. It works so well in blankets! Although it creates a solid fabric and features spike stitches, the fabric is not too stiff but has a beautiful drape to it.
The Spiked Sedge Stitch pattern is made up of three basic crochet stitches (US crochet terms): the single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. The double crochet stitch is the stitch that is spiked – or a long stitch, worked into the space below the previous row. If you have never worked this stitch before, don’t worry, I will explain it in detail below.
You may also wish to check out option two for week one of the crochet along, you can find it here: Suzette Afghan Square.
For the crochet along I have encouraged you to choose a favourite medium/worsted weight yarn – it can be new to your or from your stash, but choose a favourite! For my blanket I used four different colours. This week you will choose which square you would like to work and then work four squares (one in each colour). When it comes time to crocheting the blanket squares together, you will have 20 of them. Each square will measure approximately 10.5-11 inches.
For those curious, for my blanket I will be using the Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand Yarn.
The colours I have chosen for my blankets are following an earthy toned colour palate including the colours Dusty Blue, Shadow, Linen, Taupe, and as I made two full blankets in order to work all of the squares, one of the blankets will also include Silver Heather. For complete amounts of yarn needed for the full blanket be sure to refer to the crochet along introduction post linked at the start of this post.
Along with the yarn you will need a 6 mm (J/10) crochet hook for most of the squares. For one of the squares it may be recommended that you go down to a 5 mm (H/8) crochet hook, but for this one you will need the 6 mm.
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!
Without further delay, let’s get to that first square pattern – Enjoy!
Spiked Sedge Stitch Afghan Square (Make 4):
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 27 sts x 10 rows of Pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Yarn: Approximately 130 yards of Vanna’s Choice® by Lion Brand Yarn® (%100 Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yd/156 m) per square (you will need to make four).
Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
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 3 stitches, plus 2 for your foundation chain.
Free Crochet Pattern (MAKE 4):
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from your hook and each across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 2: [Sc, hdc, dc] in 1st st, *sk the next 2 sts, [sc, hdc, dc] in the next st. Rpt from * across to final 3 sts, sk 2, sc in final st. ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 3: [Sc, hdc] in the first st, dc in the space below the first sc 2 rows below, *sk the next 2 sts, [sc, hdc] in the next st, dc in the sp below the sc 2 rows below; rpt from * to end and sc in final st, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4-26: Repeat Row 3.
Join yarn with a sl st in any corner.
Evenly work [34 sc across, 1 in the corner] 4 times, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends and block you square if desired.
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