The Windmill Square 12"

February 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
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This free afghan crochet square, The Windmill Square, is designed using front post stitches, increased in a windmill shape. This 12” square is great for an afghan or a crochet pillow.

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The Windmill Afghan Square a free crochet afghan square by Cre8tion Crochet

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Worsted weight yarn in four colors- I used Red Heart With Love
Approx. 15 yards for color A (CA), 25 yards for color B (CB), 35 yards for color C (CC), and 45 yards for color D (CD)

5.5 mm (I) Hook
yarn needle


• All FP (front post) stitches in the pattern are completed the same as a regular stitch, except that instead of inserting the hook in the two top loops, you will insert the hook around the post (from previous round) from front to back
• Be mindful of the stitches called for in pattern, as they change within each round. Stitches used for “X” stitches are longer than the stitches used for the rest of the round.
• Be mindful of when color changes are made, please make sure you make the changes where specified in pattern, they are not made when you join round.
• Ch3 counts as first dc


3 rounds = 3.5”

Ch(s) – chain(s), sl st – slip stitch, dc – double crochet, fpdc – front post double crochet, fptr – front post treble crochet, fp – front post, st(es) – stitches, sc – single crochet, fpsc – front post single crochet, fphdc – front post half double crochet


Vst- V Stitch
1dc. Ch3. 1dc

SH- Shell
2dc. Ch3. 2dc