8" Tapestry Shamrock Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
8″ Tapestry Shamrock Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com

Hello again, how are you this week? I’m doing much better than I was last week. Last week I wanted to get a bit personal because I don’t know who’s reading these posts but I hope that if they see that I also struggle with anxiety and depression, maybe they’ll feel less alone. It’s so easy to feel seriously alone – there’s so much going on in the world, so much sadness and it’s hard to reach out and ask for help. You’re not alone <3
So, like I said before, I’ve been feeling good – I’m still stressed out but I am working on ways to manage that stress, which include doing what I can when I can and then accepting when I need to relax. I was talking about that on Instagram yesterday, the importance of taking time to yourself. I stayed in my jammies extra late yesterday and just relaxed with my Tunisian project. That little bit of time I took, before I had to get up and get responsible, was so very good for me – a great way to start my week. I feel better prepared for the week and in a good head-space for all my moving prep.
To change gears, this week’s pattern is another new TSAP square! Who’s loving this project? I know that not only am I enjoying the project and making these squares, but I’m loving seeing your projects on Ravelry. I’m so glad that so many people are into this, because I was so nervous – as a designer you can never tell how people will respond to your work & it’s very nervous-making. But I hope you all like this month’s design – it’s a bit simpler than last month’s but when I thought “March” I thought shamrock – it’s going to be St. Patrick’s Day here in the US soon & that’s where my head was. Next month’s design will be a bit more complicated so it’s a good reprieve too. 🙂

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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 in 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 off-white (Caron One Pound in Off-White) and color B is green (a miscellaneous green from my stash).

    8" Tapestry Shamrock Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
    8″ Tapestry Shamrock Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com

Finished product dimensions

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

Pattern instructions

– Square –

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.

    8" Tapestry Shamrock Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
    8″ Tapestry Shamrock Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com

(RS) Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (2), A: (11) – 28 scs
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (11), B: (2), A: (15) – 28 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (14), B: (2), A: (12) – 28 scs
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (12), B: (2), A: (14) – 28 scs
Row 6: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (3), A: (7), B: (2), A: (7), B: (3), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 7: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (5), A: (6), B: (2), A: (6), B: (5), A: (2) – 28 scs
Row 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (1), B: (7), A: (5), B: (2), A: (5), B: (7), A: (1) – 28 scs
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (1), B: (8), A: (4), B: (2), A: (4), B: (8), A: (1) – 28 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (8), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (8), A: (2) – 28 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (8), A: (2), B: (2), A: (2), B: (8), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (8), A: (1), B: (2), A: (1), B: (8), A: (4) – 28 scs
Rows 13 – 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (18), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 15: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (8), A: (1), B: (2), A: (1), B: (8), A: (4) – 28 scs
Row 16: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (8), A: (2), B: (2), A: (2), B: (8), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 17: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (8), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (8), A: (2) – 28 scs
Row 18: A: Ch 1, turn, (1), B: (8), A: (4), B: (2), A: (4), B: (8), A: (1) – 28 scs
Row 19: A: Ch 1, turn, (1), B: (7), A: (4), B: (4), A: (4), B: (7), A: (1) – 28 scs
Row 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (5), A: (4), B: (6), A: (4), B: (5), A: (2) – 28 scs
Row 21: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (3), A: (4), B: (8), A: (4), B: (3), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 22: A: Ch 1, turn, (9), B: (10), A: (9) – 28 scs
Row 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (12), A: (8) – 28 scs
Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), B: (14), A: (7) – 28 scs
Row 25: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (16), A: (6) – 28 scs
Row 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (7), A: (2), B: (7), A: (6) – 28 scs
Row 27: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (6), A: (4), B: (6), A: (6) – 28 scs
Row 28: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), B: (4), A: (6), B: (4), A: (7) – 28 scs
Row 29: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (2), A: (8), B: (2), A: (8) – 28 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 30: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

– Border –
(create in any color) – Create a slipknot on your hook and 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

Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

 

So there it is! I can’t wait to see your photos <3 <3
See ya next week!

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