Sunday, November 23, 2014

Afghan Project Pattern #112114 - Joining 3 Squares

by M. J. Joachim

Post #2 in Afghan Pattern in the Making. Please view Post #1 to make your squares.

The vision for this afghan is a nine patch, so I’m joining 3 squares at a time, which will be followed by joining three, 3 square strips. Today we will join individual squares into 3 square strips.

Use Color C to join squares
Step 1: Join 2 squares, right sides together, in any chain 2 space

Step 2: Chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same space

Step 3: Match stitch for stitch, making 1 single crochet in each stitch and chain 1 space, ending with 1 single crochet in chain 2 space at end of row where sides are joined together; finish off

Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to add 3rd square to strip - Do not finish off after 3rd square is joined in strip

Step 4: Open square, chain 1; make 1 single crochet in same space over last joining stitch in seam. Squares are right side up now.

Step 5: Make 1 single crochet in 1st chain 2 space at seam; make 1 single crochet in each stitch and in each chain 1 space to the next seam of 2 joining squares; make 1 sc over last stitch of seam; make 1 sc in each stitch and chain 1 space to 1st corner of rectangle

Step 6: Make 3 single crochet stitches in corner; continue working around, making 1 sc in each stitch, making 1 sc in each chain 1 space, making 1 sc over each last stitch in seam and making 3 single crochet stitches in each corner of the rectangle.

Make 3 rectangles for each 9 patch square.

I will be working on designing joining rectangles made in this post - Post #2, and completing the design for the finished look of our first 9-patch square. We will need several 9-patch squares to make a full afghan.

If you are crocheting along with this pattern, you can continue making 3 square strips - 3 for each 9-patch square, while I work on designing the next steps for this original afghan design that is in the making on Lots of Crochet Stitches.

Thank you so much for visiting, commenting and sharing. I’ll be back as soon as I can with more details about how to make this afghan for you.

M. J.

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