Posted by: mamas2hands | October 8, 2016

Fans & Lace Afghan Square

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October 13, 2016: Hello dear readers and new visitors just a little update to this post.

Happy Birthday to Me! I’m 21 today! No, not 21 years old, my Fans & Lace Afghan Square is block #21 in the 2016 Moogly Afghan CAL.

If you hadn’t heard about the Moogly Afghan CAL it’s not too late to join the fun. You can hop on over to Mooglyblog.com to get all the details and see Tamara’s interpretation of my square.

My video tutorial “Fans & Lace Square – Part 1” for this pattern will be is up on my YouTube Channel this Saturday.

Thank you so much to Veronique HoRaive for providing a French Translation of this pattern, you can find the PDF of the pattern here. fans-and-lace-afghan-square-french-1

Check out today’s blog post to find for some fun ideas on playing with color choices and the number of colors used in the square. “Changing Color, Changing the Look”.

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It’s October again and the first week has gone flying by! I’ve less than a week before I celebrate my birthday, but I thought I would get an early start with my present to all my lovely readers.

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This is my newest afghan square. I was playing with changing the height of stitches within the rounds. This is a skill building pattern with techniques that some may find challenging. Next week I’ll have a video on my YouTube channel that will walk you thru the pattern and the tricky bits.

I worked my sample square with just 3 colors, but you can use fewer or more than that. Next week I will also have a post showing you how changing the number of colors and when you change colors can dramatically change the appearance of your square.

FANS & LACE AFGHAN SQUARE

Designed by Andee Graves

Skill level:       Intermediate

Finished Size:

12” square

Materials:

Yarn

Worsted wt (Sample uses Lion Brand Yarns “Vanna’s Choice” 100% Acrylic (5 oz/142g, 251 yd/230 m)

Color A: #142 Rose (sample used approximately 52 yards)

Color B: #101 Pink (sample used approximately 48 yards)

Color C: #146 Dusty Purple (sample used approximately 38 yards)

Hook

I / 5.5mm

Notions

Yarn/tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge

First 2 rounds of pattern = 2” across square

Abbreviations/Special Stitches

Standing Double Crochet (Standing dc): make slip knot in yarn and place loop snugly on shaft of hook, yo and insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook) twice. If substituting for a chain start of a round, do not work the first 3 chains of the round instructions. *If you need some help with this stitch check out my blog post: Working the Standing DC Stitch.

3 double crochet decrease (3dc Dec): YO, insert hook in first st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull thru 2 loops, (YO insert hook in next st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull thru 2 loops) 2 times, YO pull thru all remaining loops on hook.

V-stitch (V-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

10 Treble Fan (Fan): (5 Tr, ch 1, 5 Tr) in indicated st or sp.

3 double crochet Cluster (Cl): (YO, insert hook in indicated st or sp, YO pull up a loop, YO pull thru 2 loops) 3 times, YO pull thru remaining loops on hook.

8 Treble Shell (8T Shl): (4 Tr, ch 1, 4 Tr) in indicated st or sp.

Granny Shell (Gr Shl): 3 dc worked in indicated st or sp.

Pattern Notes:

Start square with an adjustable slip knot. *If you haven’t ever used an Adjustable Slip Knot this video shows you how. Beginning tail tightens the loop on the hook.

Round 2 specifies “sl st loosely”, this means work the indicated slip stitches similar to a chain stitch and do not pull the working loop to tighten them as in a joining slip stitch. You will be working into those loose slip stitches in Round 3.

Instructions

Rnd 1: Starting with Color A, ch 4 (counts as center and first dc), (11 dc) in 4th ch from hook, sl st to top of beginning ch-4. Gently pull on beginning tail to tighten center. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: (Sl st loosely before next dc in space between stitches, Ch 3, 3dc dec worked across next 3 sts, ch 3) 4 times, sl st tightly into first sl st. Fasten off. [4 3dc dec, 8 ch-3 sps]

Rnd 3: Change to Color B. (Standing dc, ch 1, dc) in any sl st, (counts as first V-st), (*ch 2, sk ch-3 sp, {sc, ch 3 sc} in top of Dec, ch 2, sk ch-3 sp,* V-st next sl st) 3 times, Repeat from * to * once, sl st to first V-st. Fasten off. [8 sc, 8 ch-2 sps, 4 ch-3 sps, 4 V-sts]

Rnd 4: Change to Color C. Begin as with Standing dc, YO, insert hook into ch-1 sp of any V-st in Rnd 3, yo, pull up a loop, YO, pull thru 2 loops on hook, (YO, insert hook in same ch-1 sp, YO pull up a loop, YO pull thru 2 loops) 2 times, YO pull thru remaining 4 loops on hook (counts as first Cl), (*skip 4 sts, Fan in next ch-3 sp, skip 4 sts,* Cl in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, Repeat from * to * once, sl st to beginning Cl. Fasten off. [4 Cl, 4 Fans]

Rnd 5: Change to Color B. Standing dc in any Cl from Rnd 4, ch 1, dc in same st (counts as first V-st),(*Ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts,* V-st next st) 3 times, Repeat from * to * once, sl st to first V-st of round. Fasten off. [16 sc, 4 V-sts, 12 ch-3 sps, 8 ch-2 sps]

Rnd 6: Change to Color A. Standing dc in ch-1 sp of any V-st in Rnd 5, (ch 1, dc) 2 times in same ch-1 sp, (*skip ch 2 sp, {dc, ch 2, dc} next sc, skip 1 ch-3 sp, 8Tr Shl in next ch-3 sp, skip next ch-3 sp, {dc, ch 2, dc} next sc, skip ch-2 sp,* {[dc, ch 1] 2 times, dc} in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, Repeat from * to * once, sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. [28 dc, 32 Tr, 12 ch-1 sp, 8 ch-2 sp]

Rnd 7: Change to Color C. Standing dc in first ch-1 sp in direction of work from corner ch-1 sp, dc in same ch-1 sp, skip one st, 2 dc next ch-1 sp, (*skip 2 sts, Gr Shl in next ch-2 sp, skip 2 sts, Gr Shl next st, skip 2 sts, {Gr Shl, ch 2, Gr Shl} in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 sts, Gr Shl next st, sk 2 sts, Gr Shl in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 sts,* {2 dc in next ch-1 sp} 2 times) 3 times, Repeat from * to * once, sl st to first dc of round. [24 Gr Shl, 16 dc, 4 ch-2 sp]

Rnd 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc in each st along side until reach corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, Repeat from * until work last corner of square, dc in each st until reach first dc of round, sl st to first dc. Fasten off. [104 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] 26 dc each side

Rnd 9: Change to Color A. (Standing dc, ch 1, dc) in 12th dc in direction of work from ch-2 corner sp, (counts as first V-st), (*skip 2 sts, V-st next st,* Repeat from * to * until 2 dc remain before corner ch-2 sp, {V-st, ch 2, V-st} in corner ch-2 sp) 4 times, Repeat from * to * until 2 sts are left before first V-st of round, sl st to first st of V-st. [40 V-st, 4 ch-2 sp] 10 V-st each side

Rnd 10: (Loosely sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-1 sp (counts as first Gr Shl), (*Gr Shl in ch-1 sp of each V-st* until reach ch-2 sp at corner, {dc, ch 2, dc} in corner ch-2 sp) 4 times, Repeat from * to * until reach first Gr Shl of round, sl st to first st of Gr Shl. Fasten off. [40 Gr Shl, 8 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] 10 Gr Shl each side

Rnd 11: Change to Color B. (Standing dc, ch 1, dc) in middle st of any Gr Shl along a side (counts as first V-st), (*V-st in middle st of each Gr Shl *until work in last Gr Shl before corner ch-2 sp, {V-st, ch 2, V-st} in corner ch-2 sp) 4 times, Repeat from * to * until reach first V-st of round, sl st to first st of V-st. [48 V-st, 4 ch-2 sp] 12 V-st each side

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 10. [48 Gr Shl, 8 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] 12 Gr Shl each side

Finishing

Weave in tails and block.


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