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How to Crochet Square 5 of 6 of Springtime Afghan CAL

 

This is the fifth crochet square pattern of 6 for the Springtime Afghan CAL, a collaboration with Yolanda Soto Lopez and Kristin Omdahl. This particular square is designed and taught by Kristin.

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

Square 5 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

Special stitch instructions:
2-dc cluster: *yo, insert hook in specified st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook* (2 loops rem). Rep from * to * once more (3 loops rem). Yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Instructions:

Round 1: ch4, slst to 4th ch from hook to form ring. Ch3 (counts as dc), work 15 dc in same ring. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 16 sts

Round 2: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (dc, ch1)x15, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 16 sts

Round 3: slst into first ch1 sp, ch1, sc in same st, *ch2, (sc, ch7, sc) in next ch1 sp, ch2, sc in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around to last ch1 sp: ch2, (sc, ch7, sc) in last ch1 sp, ch2, slst to top of first st at beg of round to join. -- 8 ch7 sps

Round 4: ch1, sc in same st, in next ch7 sp work (6dc, ch3, 6dc), skip 1 sc, sc in next st. Rep from * around, replace last st with slst to first st at beg of round to join. -- 8 ch3 sps. Fasten off.

Round 5: Join second color yarn in any ch3 sp with a slst. Ch1, 3sc in same sp, *ch5, 2dc-cluster in 4th and 10th st from hook, ch5, (dc, ch5, dc) in next ch3 sp, ch5, 2dc-cluster in 4th and 10th st from hook, ch5, 3sc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * around, ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round (counts as last ch5 sp). 8 2dc-clusters

Round 6: ch1, sc in same sp, (ch5, sc in next ch5sp)x2, *(ch5, dc)x2 in next ch5 sp, (ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x4. Rep from * around, except on last rep end with ch5, sc in last ch5 sp, ch5, slst to first st at beg of round to join. Fasten off.

 

I am designing 3 squares and Yolanda is designing 3 squares. Every week, one of us will be launching a YouTube video teaching you how to make one of the squares, and I will be creating a crochet chart each week for each square as well.

Yolanda's YouTube Channel

Kristin's YouTube Channel

On the final week, I will show you how to seamlessly join the squares together to create the afghan! Doesn't that sound fun? I hope you join us.

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.

The theme is springtime and here is the beautiful, cheerful color palette we chose:

 

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If you subscribe to Yolanda's YouTube Channel and my YouTube Channel you will be notified as soon as the videos are live every week. And we will send links back to both our blogs each week so you can download the patterns as well.

If you want to use the same yarn we are using, please visit my Etsy Shop. As always, I offer free US shipping. If you are joining us for our YouTube Crochet Along, please use coupon code YOUTUBE to receive 10% off your entire order! You can choose from any of my 17 beautiful hand dyed colorways, you aren't limited to our special CAL palette.

I hope you join us. We are both very excited to be collaborating on this project together. The more the merrier.

xoxo, Kristin

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