2018-02-19

The very simple afghan block

I've got this silly idea. I want to crochet an afghan. Lots of little squares, and when I'm done, I've got a huge blanket. I need one :-)
So yesterday I sat down and crocheted my first afghan block.

Very simple afghan block



It is a very basic one, the next ones will be more complicated. The second square is work in progress already.
But I would like to share my joy with you. Here's the pattern:

Free crochet pattern easy afghan block


This afghan block is worked in fingering weight yarn. Of course you can use other yarn weights as well, but keeo in mind that a different yarn weight will have influence on the size.
The pattern is written using American crochet terms. 

Difficulty level: easy (slip stitch, chain and double crochet)
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit (80% wool, 20 % nylon; 210m/50g; 225yds/1.76oz), 1 ball. Sample used 46m (50yds).
Hook: 3.5mm/US E
Notions: yarn needle
Gauge: 24 stitches/15 rows in dc = 10cm/4in.
Size: 15 x 15cm (6 x 6in)

Abbreviations and stitches:
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
rnd/rnds: round/rounds
rep: repeat

The block is worked in rounds. Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1st dc. 

Instructions:
Rnd 1: ch 4, 7 dc in 4th chain from hook, sl st into top of starting chain. (8 dc including the ch 3 from the beginning).
Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, *dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc; rep from * to end of rnd, join to top of starting ch 3 with a sl st.
Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, *dc in each dc before next space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space; rep from * to last corner space, dc in next dc, sl st in top of starting ch 3.
Rnds 4 - 6: ch 3, *dc in each dc before ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space; rep from * to last corner space, dc in each dc before starting ch 3, join with a sl st.
Rnd 7: ch 4, (skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, *ch 1, (skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 9 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space; rep from * to last corner space, ch 1, (skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, join to top of starting ch 3 with a sl st.
Rnd 8: ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, (dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 space) 4 times, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, *dc in next 2 dc, dc in ch 1 space, (dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 space) 9 times, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space; rep from * to last corner space, dc in next 2 dc, dc in ch 1 space, (dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 space) 4 times, join with a sl st.
Rnds 9 and 10: ch 3, *dc in each dc before ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space; rep from * to last corner space, dc in each dc before starting ch 3, join with a sl st.



Finishing:
Cut yarn and thread through loop. Weave in ends.

That's it. Have fun with it!
In case you would prefer the pattern as an easier to print PDF file, you can find it over here.

Update February 28th: You can find the PDF in German on the Crazypatterns site now. 


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