The Way it Goes Afghan Square by Dianne Hunt

The Way it Goes Afghan Square

November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
250 - 290 yards (229 - 265 m)
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This pattern is available for $4.00 USD
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A free version is also available.

Please note: This pattern is FREE on my blog but the PDF version is for $4. You can STILL view this pattern for free.

Photo Credit for the images go to Kirsten Holloway Designs.

There was an error in the pattern on the website. This has been fixed and updated as of 2/29/2019. The pdf pattern is correct.

The Way it Goes Square has been a labor of love. It was specifically designed as a collaborative effort, with other designers, in the Creative Crossing Blanket. This blanket was given as a surprise gift to Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet as a thank you for her mentorship and guidance to myself and others.


  • Yarn - Red Heart Soft, #4, worsted weight, 256 yards. Colors used: Deep Sea and Charcoal
  • Hook - 6mm hook
  • Notions - Needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size
12” - approximately

7 Cluster rows = 4” x 8 Cluster stitches = 4”

Stitch Abbreviation
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); ea – each; sp(es) - space(s); sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; Hhdc – Herringbone half double crochet, MC - Magic Circle

Special Stitches
Herringbone half double crochet (Hhdc) – YO, insert hook into st, pull up yarn, (3 loops on hook), pull yarn through first loop (2 loops on hook), YO, pull yarn through the 2 remaining loops.

3dc Cluster Stitch (Cluster Stitch) – YO, insert hook into st, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops 3x, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook

Experience Level
Advanced Beginner

Pattern Notes

  • Ch2 equals a stitch.
  • Join to the top of the chain.
  • Your square may curl a little, this is because of the stitches used. A light blocking may help.
  • You only need about 1/2 skein for one square.

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