Ellie's 6 Inch Afghan Square is simple, floral, and pretty! Use your favorite shades of Red Heart With Love to make a bunch for a blanket, put them together into a tote, or join the Mélange Blanket Crochet Along - whatever you like! Get the pattern below, right here on Moogly!
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How to Use 6" Squares
In addition to the CAL above, you can do all sorts of things with six inch crochet motifs! For blankets, you can sew them together, crochet them together, or even sew them onto fabric. Make lots of one square, mix and match, or even mix up sizes! For a tote, try playing with all sorts of shapes - square, spiral, there are lots of options out there. And don't forget pillows and appliqués!
I made this square in Red Heart With Love, which is perfect for all sorts of applications, as it's machine washable and dryable - and bonus, lots of colors!
Ellie's 6" Afghan Square
US-J, 6.0 mm crochet hook - Susan Bates Twist + Lock
40 yds Red Heart With Love (4-Worsted; 100% acrylic; 198 g/7 oz, 338 m/370 yds)
Size: 6” square, 19 sts per side
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ELLIE’S 6” AFGHAN SQUARE INSTRUCTIONS
Rnd 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, CSDC in the ring, 11 dc in the ring; join to 1st dc. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 3 dc in next st, *sc in next st, 3 dc in next st; rep from * around, join to 1st sc, break Color A. (24 sts, 6 3-dc petals made)
Rnd 3: With Color B, STSC in BLO of any petal’s center dc, working in BLO throughout this round, hdc in next dc, 3dc in next sc, hdc in next dc, *sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc, hdc in next dc; rep from * around, join to 1st sc. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, join to 1st sc, break Color B. (48 sts, 6 5-dc petals made)
Rnd 5: With Color A, join with STDC in unworked FLO of any dc in the center of a 3-dc petal in Round 2, ch 4, sc in next Round 4 petal’s center dc, ch 4, *dc in the unworked FLO of the dc in the center of the next 3-dc petal in Round 2, ch 4, sc in next Round 4 petal’s center dc, ch 4; rep from * around, join to 1st dc, break Color A. (6 dc, 6 sc, 12 ch-4 sps)
Rnd 6: With Color C, STDC working through any Rnd 5 dc and the Rnd 4 sc behind it, *working in Rnd 4, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next Rnd 5 sc, working in Rnd 4, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st,** dc in next Rnd 5 dc and the Rnd 4 sc behind it; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, join. (48 sts)
Rnd 7: (CSDC, ch 2, dc) in first st, *dc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, join. (52 sts, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each ch-2 sp; join, break Color C. (68 sc, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 9: With Color B, STSC in BLO of any st, BLO sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp; join and break yarn. (76 sts, 4 ch-2 sps) Weave in all ends. Block if desired.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more squares? My most recent include the Heart Filled Square, Screen Window Square, Striped Hourglass Square, Leaping Stripes and Blocks Squared, Every Little Thing Square, and Right Round Square! Or if you're looking for something different, you can browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry - and be sure to hit the contact me button with any requests!
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