Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Taraduff's Sampler Afghan Crochet-a-long Square #3

Hopefully you've enjoyed the squares so far and learned some new stitches!  If you are just joining us, You can find the basic information about the crochet-a-long here, and the pattern for square #1 here, and square #2 here.  

Square #3 is our solid square for February.  If you remember, the last square (#2) used a v-stitch.  This block also uses a v-stitch, although the pattern itself is slightly different.  It is a super easy pattern that can be used in a variety of projects.  It makes a fabric that drapes, stretches, and is slightly airy without large holes.  It is used in this beret hat.  Thanks also go to my sweet friend Peggy Ashby for helping design this square.  


Special stitch instructions:

V-stitch:  Dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch.

Foundation ch & row 1:  Ch 32.  Dc in 4th ch from hook.  Ch 1, dc in same ch.  *Skip 2 ch, v-stitch in next stitch.  Repeat from * across to last ch.  Dc in last ch. (10 v-stitches)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 3.  V-stitch in ch-1 sp of next v-stitch and in each v-stitch across.  Dc in top of beginning ch-3.
Rows 3-15:  Repeat row 2.  
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Below is a close up of the block.