Tapestry Square Afghan Project – week 8 (August)

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

Wow, it’s already the second Tuesday of the month! Where does the time go? With all my second Tuesdays of 2018, today’s post is another #2018TSAP square. I have been having a ball creating and releasing these squares but I don’t know how much everyone else is getting out of them. Do you want to see another year of them? Should I release more? Do you need ideas on what to make outside of an afghan?
My goal for this project was to get people excited about a technique that I just love and also give people a fun project to work on all year long that is challenging but not so much that it’s going to take you forever to complete. I asked recently on IG if people were enjoying the project or even doing it and I got many nos and that was super disappointing for me. I’ve put so much time and energy into this and I hate to feel like I’ve added nothing to the world. I want to make something beautiful, ya know?
I’d love to hear from you, if you’re working on this CAL, in the comments.

I’m thinking about releasing another combo pack for this CAL but if no on is interested, I might not.
Maybe I’ll have to make myself a new bag with some of these squares… hhmm… Who couldn’t use an avocado bag?

Also on joining
12 Ways to Join Granny Squares curated by Craft Passion

14 Ways to Join Crochet Squares curated by Moogly

Flat Sc Join by Bymamidk

PLT Join Back Loop Only by Mad Mad Me

 

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

 



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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”
    8" Tapestry Cactus Afghan Square free crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
    8″ Tapestry Cactus Afghan Square free crochet pattern by divinedebris.com


    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 off-white (Caron One Pound in Off-White), and color B is green (Caron One Pound in Grass Green). Optional white for the spikes.
8" Tapestry Cactus Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
8″ Tapestry Cactus Afghan Square free crochet pattern by divinedebris.com


Finished product dimensions

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

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

 

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.

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

Optional
Cut tiny pieces of yarn and tie them around your stitches to create spikes. I didn’t want to make the spikes uniform so I just randomly attach them. You could also use surface crochet or use your needle and sew lines on the square to create the spikes.

8" Tapestry Afghan Squares free crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
8″ Tapestry Afghan Squares free crochet pattern by divinedebris.com

– 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

There is it! I hope you like this new square and give it or some of the others a try.
See ya next week.

2 thoughts on “Tapestry Square Afghan Project – week 8 (August)

  1. My house is done in a western theme. I love this pattern and I plan on making this pattern as soon as I’m finished with 2 Christmas presents. Just because you received Alito of no’s doesn’t mean that you have other people that plan on making this afgan or a purse. I cant wait ti start on this as I have never done a tapestry pattern before
    Please dont stop working patterns up for the public. I would love to see more southwestern and western patterns. Thank you so much for this pattern!

  2. I’m sorry to hear that you are dismayed, I have looked forward to every months square. This will make an excellent lapghan, or across the back of my couch…Thanks for your time and effort to get these out

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