I’m excited for the opportunity I have to participate in designing some squares for the Hodgepodge Crochet Presents: The 2016 Afghan Sampler Project!
This is my first square. The alternating sc, dc combination is one of my favorites. In the Cobblestone Rows Square, I’ve sandwiched it between rows of sc and connected them with a row of sc and ch-1 spaces.
When I went searching for a grey yarn, I came across Red HeartSuper Saver in Dove and I love how it gives the square more of a cobblestone look.
I’d love to see your finished square! You can share it with me on Facebook , in the HodgePodge Crochet Presents: The 2016 Afghan Sampler Project! FB Group, and/or add it to your Ravelry projects/queue/favorites.
Cobblestone Rows Square 8″
copyright Kimberly Saunders 2015
- 8″ x 8″
- 1 oz of Worsted weight yarn (size 4) in main color (MC)
- Small amount of worsted weight yarn (size 4) in color chosen for joining (JC)
- Size K hook (6.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- 25 sc = 7″
- First 5 rows in pattern = 2″
Stitches and Abbreviations
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st – stitch
- JC – join color
- MC – main color
- RS – right side
- Pattern is written in US terms.
- Main square is worked back and forth in rows, the edging is worked in rounds.
With MC, ch 26.
1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 24 ch. Turn. (25 sc)
2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * 11 more times. Turn. (13 sc, 12 dc)
3: Ch 1, sc in first sc and in each st across. Turn. (25 sc)
4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * 11 more times. Turn. (13 sc, 12 ch-1 spaces)
5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat form * 11 more times. Turn. (25 sc)
Rows 6 – 25: Repeat rows 2-5 five more times.
Do not turn after row 25. Do not finish off.
1: (RS) Starting with the left side of square, ch 1, *3 sc in corner, sc in the end of next 7 rows, 2 sc in end of next row, sc in end of next 7 rows, 2 sc in end of next row, sc in end of next 7 rows, 3 sc in corner, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in end of next 7 sc; repeat from * 1 more time, join with sl st to first sc. Finish off. (112 sc)
2: With JC and with RS facing, join new yarn with sl st in center sc of any corner 3 sc group, ch 1, *3 sc in corner, sc in next 27 sc; repeat from * 3 more times. Finish off. (120 sc)
Weave in loose ends.
If desired, block and press lightly on wrong side, following instructions on yarn label.
To block acrylic yarn pin in place and heavily steam. If using an iron to steam, take extra care not to let the iron touch the acrylic yarn or it will melt. Let dry completely.