Lotus in Bloom - 12" afghan square by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet

Lotus in Bloom - 12" afghan square

Crochet
March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 repeats = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
12" Square
US
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Pattern available for free on the Cre8tion Crochet blog. This fun 12” afghan square free crochet pattern uses post sts to create some great texture. The Lotus in Bloom square can be made in as many colors as you like.

I prefer the look of just two colors for this square but the possibilities are endless. No matter the colors you choose this afghan square is sure to please.

YARN
90-100 yards
Red Heart with Love available on Yarnspirations
Samples use Stone and Hot Pink

OTHER MATERIALS
J/6.0 mm hook- I always use Furls
or hook needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

DIFFICULTY
Beginner to Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE
12”

GAUGE
4 Rounds = 4”

STITCH GUIDE
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitch(es),  RS - right side

SPECIAL STITCHES

Magic Circle– learn how here

CSDC- Chainless Starting Double Crochet - Tutorial
If working in rows, turn work.  If working in rounds spin hook completely around, making a twist in the loop.  Pull up a loop to the height of a normal dc.  YO with the loop so that the hook is behind the loop.  Insert the hook into the first st of row.  Complete a normal dc (YO and draw through st (3 loops on hook).  YO and draw through first two loops on hook.  YO and draw through last two loops on hook).

Ex-fpdc- Extended Front Post Double Crochet
Yarn over (YO), insert hook from front to back around the post of the indicated st, st, YO and pull through st (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through one loop, YO and draw through two loops 2x.

Ex-fpdc2tog- Extended Front Post Double Crochet two together
Yarn over (YO), insert hook from front to back around the post of the first indicated st, st, YO and pull through the post (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through two loops on hook (2 loops on hook), YO, insert hook from front to back around the post of the next indicated st, st, YO and pull through the post (4 loops on hook), YO and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through remaining three loops.

Ex-fpsc- Extended Front Post Single Crochet
Insert hook from front to back around the post of the indicated st, st, YO and pull through st (2 loops on hook), YO and draw through one loop, YO and draw through remaining two loops.

NOTES

  • Ch 3 counts as the first dc. Alternatively, you can use the optional CSDC (see special stitches)
  • Ch 1 does not count as the first sc

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Copyright: Lorene Eppolite c/o Cre8tion Crochet 2020