Desert Rose Afghan Square by Kirsten Holloway

Desert Rose Afghan Square

May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3 ¼” across after round 5, 6” across after round 12.
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
255 - 300 yards (233 - 274 m)
One Size
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Materials Needed:
4mm (G) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
5mm (H) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
255-300 yards of yarn in 4 colors. I recommend Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart with Love, or Red Heart Soft for this project. The colors I used for the green and brown square are Red Heart Super Saver in Frosty Green, Medium Thyme, Café Latte, and Buff. For the pink and brown square, try Red Heart With Love in Tan, and Aran, Super Saver in Café Latte, and Red Heart Soft in Rose Blush.
Yarn needle
Stitch Markers

For “Original” square:
Approximately 100 yds “Off-White”
Approximately 85 yards “Deep Sea”
Approximately 50 yds “Berry”
Approximately 20 yds “Charcoal”

Stitches Used:
sl sl = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
BPsc = back post single crochet
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
BPtr = back post treble crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
FPtr = front post treble crochet

Special Stitches:
Bobble = dc5tog in same stitch
tr cluster = tr3tog in same stitch (“Original” ending only)
Spike st = with working yarn on hook, insert hook through bottom of round 2/top of round 1, yo and draw up a loop to height of active round, pull working yarn through both loops
2dc cluster = dc2tog in same st
st/sts = stitch/stitches
sp/sps = space/spaces
sk = skip

Additional Notes:
-When color change is indicated, new color is joined in the same st where the previous color fastened off. Rounds that begin with a color change can be started as standing sc, or standing dc sts.
-Begin all rounds in same st as join unless otherwise noted.
-Color changes are merely suggestions. Mix and match to create your own unique styles. Imagine a whole blanket made with this square using the 4-5 different colors in different spots! Rounds 1-6 are the center of the flower, 7-13 are the petals, round 14 are the stems in the center of the leaves, round 16 is the leaves themselves, rounds 17-27 are the background behind the leaves, including the diamonds and bobbles, rounds 28-33 are the trim around the edge.
-The sc sts in round 31 will be worked more like spike stitches than regular sc sts. Keep tension loose so they lay correctly.