Tapestry Square Afghan Project – week 12 (December)

8" Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

I can’t believe I made it! It felt like a long year that in some ways totally flew by, ya know? This project was a ton of fun and I’m so glad that I saw it to completion. At times I thought I wasn’t going to get through it, because it was so much work, and people were kinda mean sometimes. I released the candy corn square in September because I wanted to give people time to make it for Halloween… and some people weren’t super nice about it. It was really strange and a little bit hurtful but, whatever, we’re all different and we like things in different ways. Now I’m trying to decide if I’m going to continue this project for another year. I might do more geometric designs for the next year, something a little more abstract perhaps. I don’t know, though.
Have you kept up with the squares? Would you like to see another year? Let me know in the comments if you do, it’ll help me to decide.
Also, my final 4-Pack is out – the Wonderful Winter pack is now available for a new release sale (as of this posting).


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2018 Tapestry Square Afghan Project or #2018TSAP

-Details-
12 squares (one a month)
8″ (square 7.5″ + sc border)
New square will be released on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
Completely free on my blog (although there will be pdfs available for purchase)
Use the tag #2018TSAP or #DivineDebris so I can see the projects – I might share them on my social media
See all the squares here.


Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • 16 rows x 15 scs = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked flat back and forth in rows, with a turn at the beginning/end of the row, from the bottom up.
  • This square measures about 7.5″ unblocked and will come out with 8″ with a sc border (explained below). The photos do not feature a border.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • Every stitch in this pattern is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.
  • The use of bobbins like they did on Hodgepodge Crochet is suggested for this pattern.
  • Your square may need some light blocking.
  • You will need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • Color A is tan (Caron One Pound in Taupe), color B is red (Caron One Pound in Scarlet), and color C is white (Mary Maxim Starlette Sparkle in White).

On joining

If you have any other join suggests or favorites, let me know!


Finished product dimensions

Without border
7.5” x 7.5”
With border
8” x 8”

8" Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

 

 

 

 

Pattern instructions

– Square –

8" Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 29, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 27 sts  – 28 scs
Note:

  • The following directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many stitches to make.

Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 sc
Rows 3 – 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (10), C: (4), B: (10), A: (2) – 28 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rows 10 – 13: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (24), A: (2) – 28 sc
Rows 14 – 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (10), C: (4), B: (10), A: (2) – 28 sc
Fasten off color B.
Row 21: A: Ch 1, turn, (10), C: (8), A: (10) – 28 sc
Row 22: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), C: (12), A: (8) – 28 sc
Row 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), C: (2), A: (3), C: (4), A: (3), C: (2), A: (7) – 28 sc
Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (4), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (6) – 28 sc
Row 25: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (6), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (5) – 28 sc
Row 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (8), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (4) – 28 sc
Row 27: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (2), A: (1), C: (2), A: (10), C: (2), A: (1), C: (2), A: (4) – 28 sc
Row 28: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), C: (3), A: (12), C: (3), A: (5) – 28 sc
Fasten off color C.
Row 30: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

8" Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Present Afghan Square free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Border –

(create in any color) – Create a slipknot on your hook and, with the RS facing you, sc into the next 28 sts of row 30, ch 1 at the corner and rotate your square, sc down the edges of the rows (30 scs), ch 1 at the corner and rotate your square, sc across the back loops of the original chain row (28 scs), ch 1 at the corner and rotate your square, sc down the edges of the rows (30 scs), ch 1 at the corner and rotate your square, slip st into the first st – 116 scs, 4 ch-1 spaces

 

 

And there’s the last square! I hope you love it and that you share photos of your finished squares with me! I love seeing them.

2 thoughts on “Tapestry Square Afghan Project – week 12 (December)

  1. Yes, I would like to see another year’s worth of squares. It was something to look forward to, and it’s nice to have a quick project when you get stuck on something large.

    As for subject…what about geometric/abstract patterns in a slightly smaller size? A friend suggested using them as a set of coasters, but 8 inches is rather large and I’m not artistic enough to shrink them down but keep the proportions. A granddaughter wants animal faces, or anything llama/alpaca related – I made myself a llama blanket but ‘lost’ it to her before the border was finished 😉

    People who don’t like the release schedule? Tough!! I’m in Australia and I didn’t complain about the January snowflake when it was in the high 90s here.

    Whatever you do, it WILL be appreciated. Thank you for all the work you put in.

    Nancy

    1. Thank you for your reply! I will think on some smaller sizes, which could be a fun way to make the blanket look different next year. 😀
      & Thank you for your “tough!” it made me laugh out loud <3 <3

      -Amber

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