Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sampler afghan crochet-a-long square #2

Block #2 for our sampler afghan is our first colorwork square.  This block uses 2 colors.  I used up some of my stash on the square in the photo.  For those using the Red Heart With Love colors I used in the finished blanket, the key to the colors is as follows:

A - Mango
B - Bluebell
C - Lettuce

If needed, please refer back to this post for yarn and gauge information.

This block uses a v-stitch.  If this stitch is new to you, it s a great one to know.  It looks great in a solid color as well as stripes.  It is used in the body of this kufi hat to give you an idea of something to make! 

Square #2


Special Stitch Instructions
V-stitch:  Dc, ch 1, dc in one stitch

For colorwork, work rows in following colors:
1-5: A
6,7: C
8,9: A
10-13: C
14,15: A
16,17: C
18-22: A
Foundation ch and row 1:  With A Ch 32.  Sc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch.  (31 sc)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 1.  Sc in first sc.  *Skip next stitch. V-stitch in next stitch.  Skip  next stitch.  Sc in next stitch.  Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain.  Skip next stitch.  Make 2 dc in last stitch.  Turn.
Row 3:  Ch 1.  Sc in first dc. *V-stitch in next sc.  Sc in next ch-1 sp.  Repeat from * until last ch-1 sp is worked.  Make 2 dc in last sc.  Turn.
Rows 4-21:  Repeat row 3 ending with row.
Row 22:  Ch 1.  Make 1 sc in each stitch and each ch-1 sp.  (29 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Below is a close up of the stitch pattern for square #2.