How to Crochet Square 1 of 6, Springtime Afghan CAL

This is the first crochet square pattern of 6 for the Springtime Afghan CAL, designed by Yolanda Soto Lopez and Kristin Omdahl.

Below the video, you will find the line by line pattern and chart for this crochet square motif:

Square 1 of 6, Springtime Afghan CAL
Materials: Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Sporty, 100% bamboo; 325 yds per 4oz; sport weight yarn. Colors: Chantilly Lace (A), Sun Kissed Yellow (B), Crushed Berries (C), Passionate Plum (D)
F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
yarn needle
scissors

FInished size: 6" square

Instructions:
Ch 4, slst to 4th ch from hook to join in ring.

Round 1: ch1, 12sc in ring. Slst to first st at beg of round to join. -- 12 sts

Round 2: ch1, sc in same st, ch7, skip 2 sts, sc in next st. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round to join.


Round 3: slst into first ch7 sp, ch3 (counts as dc), 8dc in same sp, *ch3, 9dc in next ch7 sp. Rep from * around, ch3, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join.


Round 4: ch3, 2dc cluster in next 2 sts, (ch3, 3dc-cluster working first leg in last st used and next 2 sts)x3, ch6, tr in ch3 sp, ch6, *3dc cluster in next 3 sts, (ch3, 3dc-cluster working first leg in lat st used and next 2 sts)x3, ch6, tr in next ch3 sp, ch6, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. Fasten off.


Round 5: Join in next ch3 sp with slst in a second color, ch1, 3sc in same sp, 3sc in ea of next 2 ch3 sps, ch2, 3sc in ch6 sp, ch3, 3sc in ch6 sp, ch2, *3sc in ea of next 3 ch3 sps, ch2, 3sc in ch6 sp, ch3, 3sc in ch6 sp, ch2. Rep from * around, slst in first sc at beg of round.


Round 6: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea of next 8 scs, 2dc in next ch2 sp, 1dc in ea of next 3 scs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in ch3 sp, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, 2dc in next ch2 sp, *1dc in ea of next 9 scs, 2dc in next ch2 sp, 1dc in ea of next 3 scs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in ch3 sp, 1dc in ea ofnext 3 sts, 2dc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. Fasten off.


Round 7: with first color, join with slst to same st. Ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea of next 15 sts, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in ch2 sp, *1dc in ea of next 23 sts, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch3 sp. Rep from * 2 more times, 1dc in ea of next 7 sts, slst to the top of ch3 at beg of round to join. Fasten off.

And last but not least, here is the schedule of events for the rest of the CAL:

Here is our schedule:

Week 1: February 26, 2016 Kristin will show you how to make the first square.

Week 2: March 4, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the second square.

Week 3: March 11, 2016: Kristin will show you how to make the third square.

Week 4: March 18, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the fourth square.

Week 5: March 25, 2016: Kristin will show you how to make the fifth square.

Week 6: April 1, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the sixth square.

Week 7: April 8, 2016: Kristin will show you how to join all the squares.