Perfectly Provincial Square by Kirsten Holloway

Perfectly Provincial Square

Crochet
July 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
245 - 250 yards (224 - 229 m)
one size
US
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What could be more romantic than the French Provincial style? This free 12” afghan square crochet pattern is one of my most textured pieces to date--flowers, vines, trellises, ornate framework on mirrors and table legs--oh my! Incorporating this square into your next afghan or home decor project is guaranteed to take to the next level.

Part of the Wedding Blanket CAL by the Red Heart Joy Creators.
Difficulty:
Intermediate/Advanced

Materials Needed:
1 ball each #4 worsted weight Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn in Suede, VIP, and Linen
Uses approximately 120 yards Suede, 75 yards VIP, 50 yards Linen.
5.5mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle
Scissors

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

Additional Terms:
2 dc cluster: dc2tog worked in same st
3 dc cluster: dc3tog worked in same st
Shell: 5 dc in same st
Large shell: 7 dc in same st
Popcorn st: 5 dc in same st, take hook out of last dc just worked and put it through top of first dc, grab loop from 5th dc and pull it through the first dc.

Gauge:
Measures 6” across after round 7

Measurements:
12” by 12” when blocked

Additional Notes:
-Mid-round color changes will be made by pulling a loop of the new color through the final 2 loops of a sc, dc, or tr st, or the last 3 loops of a hdc st. Color changes at the beginning of a new round will be done with a chainless starting method.
-This square has a lot of color changes. To cut down on the amount of ends I had to work in I carried my working yarn across the back of the square and worked over them in the next round if at all possible. I was able to hide most of my strings this way. I did cut my yarn for the VIP β€œbuds” in round 13, the Linen β€œshells” in round 14, and the Linen β€œflowers” in round 17.
-If you have not done a lot of projects with a large number of color changes, and the color changes have you thoroughly confused, try making a solid colored square first.