Crochet Square /CAL 2nd Square

Crochet  Granny Square Variation

Second Square of CAL with Kristin Omdahl

The second square for the “Springtime Afghan CAL” is ready.   I used 2 colors for each square and alternated the colors to get a little more variety.  I am using a sport weight yarn with the weight category of 3.    You will need to be able to work a magic loop or circle.  If you are not comfortable doing that you can begin by chaining 4 and sl st into the 1st chain to form a circle.   You will also need to know how to change colors.

Crochet Square

Decorative Crochet square by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

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Second Square Supplies:

Hook Size  F

Sports weight yarn (Category 3)


To begin:  Magic loop,  Chain 3, (counts as dc), 2dc, ch 2, *3dc, ch 2*, Rep from * to * 2 more times (you should have 4 clusters of 3dc), sl st into 1st ch, sl st into 2nd dc of previous end

Round 2:  * [2dc, ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, 2dc] into next ch 3 sp, sl st into next 2nd dc of previous round,* rep from * to * 3 more times

Rnd 3:  change color, ch 6 (first 3 ch equal 1dc 1st corner ),* sc in between 1nd and 2nd 2dc clusters of previous rnd, ch 2, sc into between 2nd and 3rd 2dc cluster of previous rnd, dc into 2nd dc of previous rnd 3dc cluster* (2nd corner), rep from * to * 2 more times.  (total of 4 corners made), sl st into beginning 3rd ch

Rnd 4: chain 3 (counts as dc), 2dc into ch-3 sp, ch 3, *3dc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3dc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, * rep from * to * 5 more times (until all 4 corners aremade), sl st into 3rd ch.

Rnd 5:  sl st over next 2 st, (into next ch-3 sp), ch 3, 2dc into ch-3 sp, *ch ch 3, 3dc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *[3dc, ch 3, 3dc] into next ch-3 sp (corner), ch 3, 3dc into next ch-3 sp, 3dc,, ch 3,* rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch

Rnd 6:  ch 3, dc into each dc, 3dc into the ch-3 sp,  across, at corners [3dc, ch 3, 3dc], continue with 1dc into each st, and 3dc into ea ch-3 sp all the way around square, sl st into 3rd ch, fasten off.

I know the instructions might be a bit complicated.   If you are a visual learner here is my YouTube video tutorial the links are on the next page.

Instructions for this Crochet Square may be easier to understand once you watch the video.  Enjoy

Kristin Omdahl has also uploaded a video on how to diagram this square.  Her video tutorial can be found found on the next page:

2nd square Diagram tutorial

I think it’s a great way to learn how to read diagrams.  She is so much better at making the diagrams than  I am.  I really appreciate her taking the time to do the video and show us all how it’s done.    If you haven’t been to her blog site please visit today:   click on the blog tab to be taken to her blog posts.

I’m sorry for the delay in getting the instructions posted.  I have been away at a wonderful blogger conference in Long Beach.

I  have made every effort to put the instructions without errors.  If you find one please let me know if the comments below.   Also, please let me which color combinations you are using for your afghan.    Here is the schedule for the upcoming posts.

Crochet squares:  Here is the schedule of events for the rest of the CAL:

Week 1: February 26, 2016 Kristin will show you how to make the first square.

Week 2: March 4, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the second square.

Week 3: March 11, 2016: Kristin will show you how to make the third square.

Week 4: March 18, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the fourth square.

Week 5: March 25, 2016: Kristin will show you how to make the fifth square.

Week 6: April 1, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the sixth square.

Week 7: April 8, 2016: Kristin will show you how to join all the squares.

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3 Responses to Crochet Square /CAL 2nd Square

  1. Vickie March 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Is there going to be a written pattern for the fourth square?

    • Yolanda March 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

      Yikes, I can’t believe it wasn’t uploaded. I will put it up this coming week and I truly apologize.

      • Vickie March 28, 2016 at 12:26 am #

        Thank you!

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