Coffee Tapestry Square Afghan Project – Square 9

Learn to make an 8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Happy Tuesday everyone!
I can’t believe it’s new coffee square day again! It came up so fast.
So this month’s design is in honor of that tradition of September, back-to-school season. I loved school, especially as I got older and had more freedom about what I was able to study. College was a lot of fun for me for that very reason (learned so much about all the people who tend to get left out of history books). So I wanted to bring some fun bookish-ness to this month’s square.
I’m sure you could tell, I took some more artistic liberties with this square. I mean, that book is so tiny compared to that big ol’ cup but that was deliberate because I worked up this design with the smaller cup and it looked so sad and lost in all that empty space. Ha! I actually was a little worried over how different the sizes are in these. I do want people to like the squares and worry when I get too weird. But I promise there’s good reasons for the things I do. 😀
Also, this square is not an endorsement for putting coffee cups on books. Love books. Appreciate books. Tread books kindly. Ok, PSA over. 😀
I hope you like this design and make one (or a whole blanket full for those bibliophiles in your life).
Next month’s square is going to be Halloween themed 😀


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Learn to make an 8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

2019 Tapestry Square Afghan Project or #2019TSAP

-Details-
12 squares (one a month)
8″ (square 7.5″ + sc border)
New square will be released on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Completely free on my blog (although there will be pdfs available for purchase)
Use the tag #2019TSAP 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 from the bottom up, back and forth in rows, with a turn at the beginning/end of the row.
  • 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.
  • 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), color B is black (Caron One Pound in Black), color C is white (Caron One Pound in White), color D is gray (Caron One Pound in Medium Gray Mix), color E is blue (Caron One Pound in Ocean), color F is pink (Caron One Pound in Dark Pink), and color G is brown (Caron One Pound in Espresso).

On joining

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

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

Without border
7.5” x 7.5”
With border
8” x 8”
Learn to make an 8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

Learn to make an 8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Square -

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

Learn to make an 8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
8″ Tapestry Coffee Cup and Book Afghan Square a 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

Tada! There it is, the Coffee Cup and and Book Afghan Square! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

1 thought on “Coffee Tapestry Square Afghan Project – Square 9

  1. So cute! don’t worry about the size of the book, if anyone says anything negative you tell them the book is one of those old fashioned poetry books that women carried around in their reticules. I love your coffee squares!
    Ana

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