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Crochet Afghan Square Free Pattern

“In The City” is a crochet afghan square using the treble front post to create a raised, textured design of a small piece of the city skyline, the skyscraper. This square has many possibilities for project uses, including pillows, wall hangings, hot pads, and more.

With the use of only two stitches, this pattern works up super quick and is relatively easy. Whip some up for use in your next crochet project.

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This crochet afghan square features in a blanket collaboration

A multi colored blanket made from crochet afghan squares with raised textured designs sits on a gray chair.

Here Comes Treble Blanket Collaboration, which is a joint effort between seven talented crochet designers to create a fun, one of kind, textured blanket. “In The City” crochet afghan square was one of 20 squares used in this blanket. The free event is happening April 1st-21st, 2023. Each day a new square is released, with the joining/border instructions released on the final day.

If you’d like to join in, click the button below for free on the blog squares or get the discounted pattern bundle which includes everything you need in one handy place.


Materials for the crochet afghan square

Materials

#4 worsted weight {60-80 yds} I used Caron One Pound from Joann’s

US G hook {4 mm} I love Furls Ergonomic Hooks

Tapestry Needle

Gauge:

14 dc x 8 rows=4”

Size

8-9” square

Skill Level

Intermediate

Abbreviations {US Terms}

Fdc=foundation double crochet

ch=chain

dc=double crochet

TrFP=treble front post

sc=single crochet

sl st=slip stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

Special Stitches used in this crochet afghan square:

TrFP: {This will be worked 2 rows below} yo 2x, insert hook from right to left behind post of dc, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops.

If you’d like to view a video tutorial of the treble front post 2 rows below, check it out here. When you get there, scroll down to the Special Stitches section.

Notes:

  • Ch 3 counts as a stitch
  • All TrFP will be worked two rows below the current row you are on

Pattern Instructions for this crochet afghan square

Row 1: Fdc 31, turn [31]

Row 2: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 3: ch 3, dc next 4, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc next 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x,   dc last 5, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 4: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 5: ch 3, dc next 4, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc next 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x,   dc last 5, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 6: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 7: ch 3, dc next 4, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc next 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x,   dc last 5, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 8: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 9: ch 3, dc next 4, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc next 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x,   dc last 5, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 10: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 11: ch 3, dc next 4, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc next 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x,   dc last 5, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 12: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 13: ch 3, dc next 4, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc next 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 4x, dc last 5, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 14: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 15: ch 3, dc next 6, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 7, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc last 7, turn [25 dc, 6 TrFP]

Row 16: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 17: ch 3, dc next 6, TrFP next 5, dc next 7, TrFP next 5, dc last 7, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 18: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 19: ch 3, dc next 7, TrFP next 3, dc next 9, TrFP next 3, dc last 8, turn [25 dc, 6 TrFP]

Row 20: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Border:

Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc across to next corner, 3 sc in top of ch 3, sc loosely in end of each row, 3 sc in first st of row 1, sc across to next corner{last st of row 1}, sc loosely in end of each row, sl st in first st to join.


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Ode To A Snowflake Square

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