The Tide Pool Afghan Square is one of the final crochet squares in the Make it Your Way Blanket Crochet Along!
Can you believe that we are already in the fifth week of the Make it Your Way Crochet Along? This week we will work on the final four squares of our blanket. Option A this week is this beautiful Tide Pool Afghan Square. The stitch pattern is simple and easy to work using half double crochet stitches worked in the front and back loops, but it also creates a beautiful subtle texture.
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If this is your first time hearing about this Crochet Along, do not worry. The patterns for the previous squares will remain posted here on my website. The previous weeks are as follows:
Week One, Option A: Spiked Sedge Stitch Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week One, Option B: Suzette Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Two, Option A: Almond Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Two, Option B: Extended Moss Stitch Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Three, Option A: Elizabeth Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Three, Option B: Straight Cables Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Four, Option A: Even Moss Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Four, Option B: Diagonal Cables Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
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.
Tide Pool Afghan Square (Make 4):
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 15 sts x 10 rows of Pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Yarn: Approximately 84 yards of Vanna’s Choice® by Lion Brand Yarn® (%100 Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yd/156 m) per square.
Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Flo – Front Loop Only
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 number of stitches for your foundation chain.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (35 sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo hdc in the 1st st, *working in the flo hdc in the next st, working in the blo hdc in the next st; Rpt from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-20: Repeat row 2.
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 35 sts instead of 34. This means that at some point as you work across these edges, you will need to skip a stitch to make the 34.
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