This spring I had the pleasure of designing an afghan square to be used in a compilation Wedding Blanket CAL hosted by Marly Bird and Red Heart yarns. This afghan square is beginner-friendly, it is fun, and quick to work up!
The yarn for this project was provided by Red Heart yarns, all opinions are my own.
Wedding Blanket Afghan Square
As one of the Red Heart Joy Creators, I have the pleasure of working with Allison from Red Heart. She is a joy to work with and she recently got married! Congratulations, Allison! Us Joy Creators each created one afghan square design for a collective afghan which was presented to her as a surprise gift. It was magical, and everyone loved it! I had so much fun designing this square, which ultimately led me to designing and hosting the Woven In Time Crochet Along. This square is a mini version of the Woven In Time blanket and is excellent for all skill levels!
As with all of the other squares in this Wedding Blanket Crochet Along, this square was made using Chic Sheep yarn. I love the texture of this yarn and it is remarkably soft 100% Merino Wool!
Chic Sheep by Marly Bird yarn (100% Merino Wool)
-Suede, VIP, and Linen colorways used
Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm
This pattern consists of crocheted strips that are then woven together and secured, just like in the full size blanket.
Stitch used: Half double crochet – tutorial here.
The chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
Finished dimensions should be about 12″ square.
Make TEN strips total, five of COLOR A and five of COLOR B.
Row 1: Fhdc-35 (or ch-36, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end) (35)
Rows 2 – 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end (35)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Lay out all of color A vertically, sides touching and in the same orientation.
Flip end of second and fourth strips down and position one strip of color B perpendicularly across top. Flip ends back up.
Weave next strip through, offsetting as pictured.
Continue adding strips of color B. When finished, Use stitch markers to keep the corners of each strip intersection in place around the border.
Ta-da!! Now to secure it all together…
Attach COLOR C yarn in any corner stitch (going through both fabrics). Note that you can also use color A for row 1 and switch to color C for row 2.
Row 1: Ch-1, sc through both sides of the fabric (both the vertical and horizontal strips) for 7 sts along each strip. When you get to the end of one strip, line up the next and continue – as pictured. Repeat to end. Place 3 scs in corner st, turn work clockwise. Sc through both sides of the fabric for 7 sts along each strip as before, for a total of 35 sts per side. Place 3 sts in corner st. Repeat the process for the 3rd and 4th sides of the square. End with 3 scs total in last st. Join. (148)
Row 2: Ch-1, sc in each st around, placing 3 scs in each corner. Join using Invisible Join technique. (156)
Cut four 6″ strands of COLOR A yarn and use them to secure the square as pictured. Just feed them through both layers of fabric and tie a secure knot as far down toward the fabric as you can. Tie again for extra security, you may also add fabric glue to keep the knot in place but I have not found that to be necessary.
Isn’t she pretty? I love the texture and the ease of this project. If you enjoyed making this afghan square, you’ll love making the full size Woven In Time blanket!
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed crocheting this square, and be sure to check out the main crochet along page to get the patterns for all of the other squares included in this crochet along.