Hello everyone! How are you doing this week? Can you believe it’s April? I definitely can’t, it feels like this year has been flying by. Also, it’s still so cold so I’m just not in an April/ Spring state of mind at the moment. It’s also been so dreary and rainy here in my neck of the woods that today’s pattern feels so relevant it’s funny (to me at least, no one else is at my house seeing the connection).
Anyway… so we’re here at square 4! I’m having a blast designing these squares and publishing them and I hope you’re having fun making them! I know that last month’s design wasn’t super complicated or detailed but I wanted an easy one because I knew this design was going to be a bit more complicated. It’s what I’ve been calling the “April Showers” square and it’s got lots of grays and blues. I am really happy with how this turned out. Sometimes when I design a graph, the graph looks great but the design looks… off a bit. Like, it looks like a cloud on my computer but when I work it up it looks like a white blob. That’s why I added the extra gray/ black rows on the bottom of the cloud for this square, to give it a big of personality. I hope that you like it. If you don’t want to add the extra gray and black rows, instead of colors C – E just work those instructions as color E (which is white). Next month’s design will be a bit more complicated, I really suggest the use of bobbins for that design because you’ll be working with 3 colors in most rows. Keep an eye my Instgram if you want to see new designs as I’m working them up. 😀
Remember if you buy the pdfs for my patterns from my blog, you’re helping me to make more designs in the future. Lately I’ve seen a couple threads in groups on Facebook where people get a bit rude about why people charge for patterns. I do because it takes me a lot of time to make these patterns and the ads I have on my blog make very little money (especially with ad-blocking software). Also, like, comment, and share links to your favorite designers – it’s the best way to help a designer if you can’t buy their products (because we might love doing it but if it becomes a huge loss of a venture, many designers will stop doing it.) Sorry about my soapboxing there, I was just very upset about seeing someone complain that indie designers shouldn’t charge for patterns or charge a lot.
Anyway, I can’t wait to see your photos of this month’s square! Remember to tag them with #divinedebris and #2018TSAP so I can find you on Instgram and to upload your photos to Ravelry – I’ve got a surprise coming for those of you who have been doing that. 😀
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2018 Tapestry Square Afghan Project or #2018TSAP
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.
- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
- 1 oz. / 49 yards
- At least 5 colors
- I used Vanna’s Choice
- Yarn needle
- RS: right side
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- 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 gray (Vanna’s Choice in Slate Gray), color B is blue (Vanna’s Choice in Sapphire), color C is black (misc stash color), color D is light gray (misc stash color), and color E is white (misc stash color).
Finished product dimensions
7.5” x 7.5”
8” x 8”
– Square –
Row 1: A: Ch 29, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 27 sts – 28 scs
- 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.
- Color B hops around and I only carry it a little. If you want, you can fasten off after using on the 2nd row if you don’t want the yarn to peek through when carried. Your choice.
(RS) Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (1), A: (19) – 28 scs
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (19), B: (1), A: (8) – 28 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 scs
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (1), A: (21) – 28 scs
Row 6: A: Ch 1, turn, (21), B: (1), A: (6) – 28 scs
Row 7: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 scs
Row 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), B: (1), A: (20) – 28 scs
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (20), B: (1), A: (7) – 28 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (14), B: (1), A: (13) – 28 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (13), B: (1), A: (14) – 28 scs
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (22), B: (1), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 13: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (1), A: (22) – 28 scs
Fasten off color B.
Rows 14 – 15: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 scs
Row 16: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), C: (19), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 17: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), D: (19), C: (2), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 18: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (1), D: (3), E: (18), A: (2) – 28 scs
Fasten off colors C and D.
Row 19: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), E: (22), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), E: (21), A: (4) – 28 scs
Row 21: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (21), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 22: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), E: (19), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), E: (17), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), E: (7), A: (1), E: (7), A: (7) – 28 scs
Row 25: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), E: (5), A: (3), E: (5), A: (7) – 28 scs
Row 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), E: (3), A: (5), E: (3), A: (9) – 28 scs
Fasten off color E.
Rows 27 – 30: A: Ch 1, (28) – 28 scs
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.
I can’t wait to see your photos <3 <3
See ya next week!