This square is one of my favorites so far – it is called “Vintage Garden Afghan Square.” I love the mandala-ish center and the way the rows after resemble vines and leaves. It was designed by Danyel Pink at DanyelPinkDesigns.com. This is the first time I have seen her work and I am loving it. She has free crochet and knit patterns on her site, and a pattern shop on Ravelry that has even more for you to choose from. I have a few things earmarked to add to my never ending list of projects I want to make.
This square looks like it could be complicated but it is really easy because it uses stitches that we have already used in the previous squares for this CAL. Like most of the others it was designed to be done in multiple colors. Below are my tips and tricks on ways to make it a solid color.
Link to the Moogly CAL Square 6
My Tips and Tricks:
Round 3: just slip stitch to the next space.
Round 6: This row is where the square shape starts to form. Tug on the corners to make them more prominent.
Round 7: to start in the same place > ch 4, skip 1 dc, dc & ch 1 in next st, > pick up with the corner instructions.
Round 8: to start in the same place > ch 4, dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc-cl, ch 2) in next ch 1 sp > pick up with the corner instructions.
Round 9: to start in the same place > ch 3, 1 dc next sp, 2 dc next sp, ch 1 > pick up with corner instructions.
Round 10: to start in the same place > ch 3, 3 dc, fptr around cluster, ch 2 > pick up with corner instructions.
Round 11: to start in the same place > 8 sc, 2sc in sp > pick up with corner instructions.
- The center is going to dome out. It will flatten out a bit after you add the square rows. The rest will flatten out when you block the square before joining into the blanket rows.