The Way it Goes Afghan Square by Dianne Hunt

The Way it Goes Afghan Square

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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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Photo Credit for the images go to Kirsten Holloway Designs.

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 Odyssey hook (affiliate link)
  • 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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