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

Happy July Square everyone!
Who else is having a ton & 1/2 fun with this project? Much of my fun for this project is seeing your projects on Ravelry and on Instagram. I just love seeing people making designs that started as just a little idea in my head. It really makes me feel connected to people all over, which is super important right now to me, after my move. I’m still feeling very unstable, very in transit, and that we’re still not “home” and seeing you all, out there, making my patterns, leaving sweet comments and just reaching out is really making me feel less like I’m floating in the universe. Does that make sense? It’s grounding me, making me feel like I’m a part of a community and not just doing this by myself.
What I’m trying to say is thank you, from the depths of my heart, thank you.
So this design is what I think of when I’m thinking of Summer – watermelons! Who else thinks that it’s not Summer until you bite into a juicy piece of watermelon? That when you think of hot weather you’re picturing bbq’s, running through sprinklers, family, and watermelon? Just me? 😉
I love, love! how this design turned out. I was so very excited to show if off when I got it that people have been seeing photos of it for months on my Instagram. I just love how that pink and green on the yellow background pops, it makes me happy and fills me with beautiful Summer vibes. I can’t wait to see your photos!



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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 yellow (Caron One Pound in Sunflower), color B is green (Caron One Pound in Grass Green), color C is white (Caron One Pound in White), color D is pink (Caron One Pound in Sunflower), and color E is black (misc stash color).


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.

Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (28) – 28 scs
(RS) Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), B: (14), A: (7) – 28 scs

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

Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (18), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (4), C: (14), B: (4), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 6: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (2), C: (18), B: (2), A: (3) – 28 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 7: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (4), D: (14), C: (4), A: (3) – 28 scs
Row 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (2), D: (18), C: (2), A: (3) – 28 scs
Fasten off color C.
Note: the color E isn’t carried unless you want to. Fastening off isn’t specified as pieces of yarn (enough to make 2 sc and tails) were used to creates the seeds with color E.
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), D: (2), E: (1), D: (12), E: (1), D: (4), A: (4) – 28 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), D: (4), E: (1), D: (3), E: (1), D: (8), E: (1), D: (2), A: (4) – 28 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), D: (10), E: (1), D: (7), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), D: (18), A: (5) – 28 scs
Row 13: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), D: (4), E: (1), D: (11), A: (6) – 28 scs
Row 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), D: (3), E: (1), D: (7), E: (1), D: (4), A: (6) – 28 scs
Row 15: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), D: (11), E: (1), D: (2), A: (7) – 28 scs
Row 16: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), D: (14), A: (7) – 28 scs
Rows 17 – 18: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), D: (12), A: (8) – 28 scs
Row 19: A: Ch 1, turn, (9), D: (3), E: (1), D: (6), A: (9) – 28 scs
Row 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (9), D: (6), E: (1), D: (3), A: (9) – 28 scs
Row 21: A: Ch 1, turn, (10), D: (8), A: (10) – 28 scs
Row 22: A: Ch 1, turn, (10), D: (2), E: (1), D: (5), A: (10) – 28 scs
Row 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (11), D: (4), E: (1), D: (1), A: (11) – 28 scs
Finished with color E (no more seeds will be beyond this point).
Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (11), D: (6), A: (11) – 28 scs
Rows 25 – 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (12), D: (4), A: (12) – 28 scs
Rows 27 – 28: A: Ch 1, turn, (13), D: (2), A: (13) – 28 scs
Fasten off color D.
Row 29 – 30: A: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 28 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

8" Tapestry Watermelon Afghan Square crochet pattern by divinedebris.com
8″ Tapestry Afghan Square crochet patterns 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’s is July’s square! We’re more than half-way through this year’s designs. Thank you, everyone, for being so awesome with this CAL! <3 <3

Tapestry Square Afghan Project – week 7 (July)

2 thoughts on “Tapestry Square Afghan Project – week 7 (July)

  • July 18, 2018 at 4:58 am
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    Love this project. Has made me learn more about Tapestry, I am new to the technique. Thank You

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    • July 18, 2018 at 10:56 am
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      I’m glad! I love working in tapestry so I’m happy to see others enjoying it as well 😀

      Reply

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