Moody Blue

Moody Blue

 

Moody Blue is my first published Afghan square for 2017.

For this 12 inch square I recommend Aran/Worsted weight yarn with a 5mm hook, but please be aware that everyones tension is different.

I am thrilled to have been asked to design a 12 inch square for the fabulous “Block-a-Month” Crochet A-long 2017 on Ravelry…or BAMCAL as it is affectionately called 🙂

If you are not signed up on Ravelry…get over there and create an account, it is a fabulous site, with thousands of patterns, and loads of helpful groups.

Here is a link for the BAMCAL group

“Starting in January and ending in December we will have 3 squares each month, a main 12” square and a 6” square (picked by the moderators) and a filler square for those who want to do an extra 12” square each month (which will be voted on by the members).”

I used:
Stylecraft Special Aran in Graphite, Silver, Aster and Cloud Blue.
Stylecraft Special Double Knitting, Royal, Denim and Cloud Blue.

All Stylecraft yarns are available from Deramores, Love Knitting and Woolwarehouse.
When you use any of these links to purchase yarn I recieve a small commission at no cost to you, Bless you

PDF Downloads

Moody Blue US terms Photo Tutorial

Moody Blue US terms written pattern

Moody Blue UK terms Photo Tutorial

Moody Blue UK terms written pattern

Or follow along here from the photo tutorial [US terms]

I have also made video tutorials for the Crossed Treble Crochet, and one for Bead Stitch, just in case you have never done them before.

Please feel free to sign up to my YouTube channel for lots of helpful video tutorials.

 

 

Moody Blue

Copyright:  Helen Shrimpton, 2016.  All rights reserved.
By:  Helen at www.crystalsandcrochet.com

 

 

 

12” square
Aran/worsted yarn 5mm hook.
Approx. 130m/142yds.
10” square
Double knitting yarn 4mm hook.
Approx. 120m/130yds

 

US terms used throughout

 Abbreviations

[] Hints: Are typed in italics and coloured purple, they are to help and guide you and
hopefully make life a little easier, especially for beginners.

* * Repeat instructions between asterisks the amount of times specified.
This is normally a repeat for a complete side and will consist of multiple instructions.

() Repeat instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified.
This is a lower level repeat.

 

Special Stitches

Links to video tutorials for all special stitches can be found above.

Bead stitch: dc in st/sp, working around the post of dc, yarn over and pull up a loop 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Crossed Tr: Skip one stitch and tr in next st. Working behind tr just made, make a tr into skipped stitch.

Long Sc or Spike Stitch: Insert hook into stitch or space one or more rounds below next st as instructed and pull up a loop to level of current round, then yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

 

1. Starting with a magic ring, ch 1, 12 sc into ring.
Join to 1st sc, with a sl-st. Do not close ring.
Stitch count: 12 sc.

 

2. Ch 1, working over R1, 24 long sc into ring.
Join to 1st long sc, close ring, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 24 long sc.

 

3. Join with a standing sc in any st, sc in next 23 sts.
Join to standing sc with a sl-st.
Stitch count: 24 sc.

4. Ch 3 [counts as dc], (bead st in next st, dc in next st) 12 times, omit last dc.
Join to top of ch-3 with a sl-st.
Stitch count: 12 dc, 12 bead st.

5. Ch 1 and sc in same st, sc in next st, (2 sc in next st [2nd st of bead st], sc in next 2 sts) 12 times, omit last 2 sc.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 48 sc.

 

6. Join with a standing dc in any st,
*3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last dc.
Join to standing dc with a sl-st.
Stitch count: per side: 3 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc, 2 tr, 1 corner tr.

7. Ch 3 [counts as dc], dc in next st,
*in next st (dc, tr, dc), dc in next 13 sts. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last 2 dc.
Join to top of ch-3, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 15 dc, 1 corner tr.

 

8. Join with a standing dc in last dc of any side,
*in corner tr (bead st, ch 2, dc), (bead st in next st, skip next st, dc in next st) 5 times. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last dc.
Join to standing dc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 6 dc, 6 bead st, 1 ch-2 corner space.

 9. Join with a standing hdc in last st of any side,
*in ch-2 corner space (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc), hdc in next 18 sts [not forgetting there are 2 sts to each bead st]. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last hdc.
Join to standing hdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 24 hdc, 1 ch-2 corner space.

10. Join with a standing tr in last st of any side, working behind previous st, tr in previous st [forming crossed tr],
*in ch-2 corner space (crossed tr, ch 2, crossed tr), make 12 crossed tr in next 24 sts. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last crossed tr.
Join to standing tr, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 14 crossed tr, 1 ch-2 corner space.

Hint: corners in this round are not symmetrical.
11. Join with a standing hdc between sts of last crossed tr of any side,
*in ch-2 corner space (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc), working between sts make 27 hdc. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last hdc.
Join to standing hdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 32 hdc, 1 ch-2 corner space.

12. Join with a standing tr in last st of any side, working behind previous st, tr in previous st [forming crossed tr],
*in ch-2 corner space (crossed tr, ch 2, crossed tr), make 16 crossed tr in next 32 sts. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last crossed tr.
Join to standing tr, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 18 crossed tr, 1 ch-2 corner space.

Hint: corners in this round are not symmetrical.
13. Join with a standing hdc between sts of last crossed tr of any side,
*in ch-2 corner space (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc), working between sts make 35 hdc. *
Repeat from * to * 4 times, omit last hdc.
Join to standing hdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: per side: 40 hdc, 1 ch-2 corner space.

 

Thank you for choosing this pattern.

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