National Crochet Month
For today's stop on the Tour Through Crochet Country I am pleased to offer you a FREE pattern for this gorgeous afghan block -- "Peacock Feather Square". The finished block, worked in Red Heart Super Saver with a K/10.5 (6.5mm) hook, is about 5 1/4" (13.3cm) square.
This project is now on Ravelry, so I would love to see finished blocks or blankets there or on my Facebook page! If you use this pattern to make a blanket for our charity, Project Night Night, I will be even more excited, since that was my motivation for offering this.
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So, here it is:
Peacock Feather Square
What You'll Need
Red Heart Super Saver [364 yds(333 m)/7 oz(198g); 100% Acrylic; Weight category: 4/Medium]
- #0528 Medium Purple (A): 1 skein
- #0886 Blue (B): 1 skein
- #0624 Tea Leaf (C): 1 skein
- #0316 Soft White (D): 1 skein
- K/10.5 (6.5mm)
- Yarn needle
- Completed square measures about 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ in. (13.3 x 13.3 cm), but gauge is not critical for this project.
- Square is worked in joined rounds with RS always facing. Do not turn between rnds.
With A, make an adjustable ring
Rnd 1: Ch 2(does not count as a st now and throughout), 12 dc in ring, join to first dc with sl st – 12 dc. Pull beg end to tighten ring. Fasten off A.
Rnd 2: With B, join to first dc with sl st, ch 2, [hdc, sc]in first dc, (2 sc in next dc, sc in next dc)2 times, 2 sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr]in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc, join to first hdc with sl st – 23 sts. Fasten off B.
Rnd 3: With C, join to first hdc with sl st, ch 1, 2 sc in first hdc, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st)3 times, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next st,
2 hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, [2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr]in ch sp, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last st, join to first sc with sl st – 36 sts. Fasten off C.
Rnd 4: With D, join to first sc with sl st, ch 2, hdc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, [2 dc, ch 2, dc, hdc]in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, [2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr]in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, [2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc]in ch sp, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, tr in next 2 sts, [dtr, ch 2, tr, dc]in next st, join to first hdc with sl st – 48 sts; 4 ch sps. Fasten off D.
Rnd 5: With A, join to first hdc with sl st, ch 1, *sc in each st to ch-2 sp, [2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc]in ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, sc in each remaining st, join to first sc with sl st – 64 sc; 4 ch sps. Fasten off.
With RS facing, and working through back loops only, whipstitch squares together. Edge blanket as desired. Weave in all ends.
(C)2013 April Garwood,
You may make hard copies for your own personal use, not for commercial use. You may not copy and paste this pattern onto other websites. If you know others that would like to have this pattern, please direct them to my blog, rather than making copies for them.
I hope that you enjoy making this square. I think it turned out so cute! Incidentally, if you want to make an avocado blanket square, you could do the first round in brown and rounds 2 and 3 in green, LOL.
Also on the blog tour today will be Mary Colucci of the CGOA Board. Don't forget to visit tomorrow's stop on the blog tour: Alaina Klug
Many thanks to Amy and Donna of Crochetville for organizing the blog tour, and to the CGOA for the many helpful resources, and to the other professionals and associate professionals for making this a wonderful NatCroMo!
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Happy stitching, and Happy National Crochet Month!