Rose’s Garden Block

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I Designed the Rose’s Gardem square for the 2016 HodgePodge Crochet Afghan Sampler Crochet Along. This Crochet Along is full of great designs by some amazing designers and I am so happy to be one of them. The finished product is totally up to you.

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Rose’s Garden Square by Crafty Ridge

You can make the afghan as large or as small as you want, you can make it in true sampler fashion and just use one color or you can mix it up and make it fun and bright.

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Rose’s Garden Square by Crafty Ridge

This pattern is also available as a  FREE  Ravelry download by clicking here!

Materials

  • Yarn: worsted weight
  • Hook: 4.0/H

Sizing

  • These measurements are approximated, and actual subjects may vary.
  • Gauge: 25 sc x 27 rows = 7”
  • Finished pattern with border is 8” square

Pattern Key

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • DC Cluster: Double Crochet Cluster
  • Popcorn: Popcorn
  • Popcorn: Reverse Popcorn

Specialty Stitching

  • Dc Cluster: Double Crochet Cluster
  • Popcorn: Popcorn
  • Popcorn: Reverse Popcorn

Experience Level

Advanced Beginner

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet Cluster:

Yarn over put hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over put hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over  through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 3   loops on hook.

Popcorn:

Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch. Drop the loop from your hook. Insert your hook   from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first     double crochet of the group. Grab the dropped loop   with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

 Reverse Popcorn:

Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch. Drop the loop from your hook. Insert your hook   from back to front under the top 2 loops of the first     double crochet of the group. Grab the dropped loop   with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

Check out this video-tutorial by Tanya of HodgePodge Crochet for details on how to work up both the Popcorn and Reverse Popcorn.

  • Ch 3 is considered 1st st throughout pattern
  • Square can be worked in one color for a monochromatic look or you can use three colors to show the contrast in the square. This will show off the details a bit more.
  • When changing colors I carry my yarn up and then crochet over it when doing the border.
  • All directions in [brackets] should be worked in the same stitch.
  • All directions in (parenthesis) should be worked the number of times following the directions. Such as (dc, ch 2, dc) 5xs

To get the look of my multicolored square above you will use 3 colors, color A is Blue, Color B is Green and Color C is Red. To change colors Use color A for rows 1, 4, 7, 10, 13 and for the 1st row of the edging. Use color B for row 2, 5, 8, 11 and the 2nd row of edging. Use color C for row 3, 6, 9 and 12.

Gauge is done in sc. Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each additional ch. *Ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across, repeat from * for a total of 27 rows

 

Pattern Instructions

 

Row 1: Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 3 and turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: sk next st, * ([dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster] in next st, sk 3 st,) 5 xs, (dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in top of 1st sc of previous row, ch 1 and turn (12 cl, 6 ch3, 2 dc)

Row 3: sc in 1st st, ch 1, popcorn in ch 3 between dc clusters of previous row, *ch 3, popcorn in ch 3, repeat from * 5xs, ch 1 sc in top of ch 3 of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (6 pop, 5 ch3, 2 ch1, 2 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, sc in each st across, ch 3 and turn. (25 sc)

Row 5: sk next st, * ([dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster] in next st, sk 3 st,) 5 xs, (dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in top of 1st sc of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (12 cl, 6 ch3, 2 dc)

Row 6: sc in 1st st, ch 1, rev. popcorn in ch 3 between dc clusters of previous row, *ch 3, rev. popcorn in ch 3, repeat from * 5xs, ch 1 sc in top of ch 3 of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (6 pop, 5 ch3, 2 ch1, 2 sc)

Row 7: sc in same st as ch, sc in each st across, ch 3 and turn. (25 sc)

Row 8: sk next st, * ([dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster] in next st, sk 3 st,) 5 xs, (dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in top of 1st sc of previous row, ch 1 and turn (12 cl, 6 ch3, 2 dc)

Row 9: sc in 1st st, ch 1, popcorn in ch 3 between dc clusters of previous row, *ch 3, popcorn in ch 3, repeat from * 5xs, ch 1 sc in top of ch 3 of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (6 pop, 5 ch3, 2 ch1, 2 sc)

Row 10: sc in same st as ch, sc in each st across, ch 3 and turn. (25 sc)

Row 11: sk next st, * ([dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster] in next st, sk 3 st,) 5 xs, (dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in top of 1st sc of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (12 cl, 6 ch3, 2 dc)

Row 12: sc in 1st st, ch 1, rev. popcorn in ch 3 between dc clusters of previous row, *ch 3, rev. popcorn in ch 3, repeat from * 5xs, ch 1 sc in top of ch 3 of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (6 pop, 5 ch3, 2 ch1, 2 sc)

Row 13: sc in same st as ch, sc in each st across, ch 3 and turn. (25 sc)

Row 14: sk next st, * ([dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster] in next st, sk 3 st,) 5 xs, (dc cluster, ch 3 dc cluster) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in top of 1st sc of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (12 cl, 6 ch3, 2 dc)

Row 15: sc in 1st st, ch 1, popcorn in ch 3 between dc clusters of previous row, *ch 3, popcorn in ch 3, repeat from * 5xs, ch 1 sc in top of ch 3 of previous row, ch 1 and turn. (6 pop, 5 ch3, 2 ch1, 2 sc)

Row 16: sc in same st as ch, sc in each st across, tie off and weave in ends. (25 sc)Note: Square should measure 7” square at this point

Border:

Rnd 1: Join yarn in any corner, *3 sc in corner, work 25 sc evenly spaced across side to next corner, rep from * three times, join with a sl st to beginning sc. (112 sc)

If creating an afghan of multiple colors, tie off previous round and weave in ends. Round 2 will be begin in a corner, using whatever color that is being used to join squares together.

If creating an afghan of one color continue with Rnd 2

Rnd 2: ch 1, *3 sc in corner sc in next 27 sc, rep from * three times, join with a sl st to beginning sc, tie off and weave in tails. (120 sc)

 

Note:

  • Square should measure 8” square at this point
  • Some blocking may need to be done. Blocking can be done by spreading out your square on your blocking board or ironing board. Align and measure your piece. You want everything nice and square. Pin the edges to your board every few inches. You can place the pins as close or as far as you like to get the shape you need. With a clean spray bottle filled with room-temperature water, spray your piece or use a steamer to steam it. Spray or steam until the piece is saturated. Press gently with your hands to even out the fabric and mold any three dimensional items. Let the square dry completely before removing pins. Your square should keep its shape and size.

Check out this tutorial for a more detailed description on how to block your finished squares. https://craftyridge.com/2015/03/26/blocking-flat-crochet-projects/

 

 

This is an original pattern designed and written by Angela Warren-Mixson of Crafty Ridge. Do not share, sell or redistribute this pattern as your own. You are more than welcome to gift, donate or sell items that you make from the pattern but do not use any photos from this pattern to sell your own product. Please use photos of your own work. Please remember to credit Crafty Ridge as the designer. Thank you.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this pattern please send me a message on Ravelry or at http://www.Facebook.com/CraftyRidge

 

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Popcorn stitch: Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first1
Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch2
Reverse Popcorn stitch: Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first3
Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch4

Don’t forget to share pictures of your finished squares over on Facebook!

Happy Hooking!

Angela

 

 

 

About CraftyRidge

Fiber Artist, designer and all around nerd! Find my work on Etsy at www.CraftyRidge.Etsy.com
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