So here we are, on our last square of the project. Do you have the other squares all finished? No worries whether you do or do not, the patterns are there for whenever you get to them. Here are the links to all of the other squares for this project : Introduction, Square #1, Square #2, Square #3, Square #4, Square #5, Square #6, Square #7, Square #8, Square #9, and Square #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, and #20, # 21, and #22. and #23. If you are a pinner, you can find them on pinterest here. And I'd love for you to join me on facebook, twitter, and instagram!
I'm calling square #24 my puff stitch combo square. It doesn't have an official name that I know of, but it does have puff stitches combined with other stitches - so puff stitch combo sounds great to me :-) Anywho, this is a fairly solid stitch pattern with lots of texture and interest. I used it in the Harvest Poncho to add some fun color and texture.
Block #24 Puff Stitch Combo
Puff Stitch: (Yo, draw up a loop in designated stitch) 3 times. Yo, pull through all 7 loops.
Begin this square with C. Work 1 row with C, then work 2 rows with B. Next work 2 rows with C. Continue by alternating colors every 2 rows for remaining squares. Do not cut the yarn when switching colors, just drop it and pick up the next color.
Foundation ch and Row 1: Ch 30. Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch. (29 sc) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout). *Skip 2 stitches. (Puff stitch, ch 2, puff stitch) in next stitch. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. Skip one stitch. Dc in last stitch. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in first stitch. *(Sc, dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * until all ch-2 spaces are worked. Sc in top of turning ch. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1. Scblo in each stitch across. (29 sc) Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in each sc. Turn
Rows 6-24: Repeat rows 2-5, ending with row 4.
In the next week or so I'll post tips on stitching the squares together and also post the pattern for the lovely border. And - there will be another crochet-a-long afghan project for 2016. I'll continue with 10 inch blocks since that's what we've been doing. I like having a stack of 10 inch blocks around to put together for an whenever I need an afghan for something.
Much love to you crochet friends - enjoy the holiday we'll get to assembling our blocks soon!!!