“Vincent” 12inch crochet afghan square – Free UK Pattern

This week a second square for the birthday of the CAL – Crochet A Long Facebook group “Friends Around the World”. Last week I release my first afghan square “Stephan” which I named after my first born son Stephan. This week I show you my second square, and it will not surprise you that I have named this square after my second son Vincent. Do you like “Vincent”?

Vincent 12 inich afghan square

Resources

In addition to the written pattern in US terms there are more resources available to help you make this square. I want to thank the CAL – Crochet A Long Translation Team for the translation.

Materials

To make a ‘Vincent’ of your own you will need Scheepjes Stone Washed XL worsted weight yarn (available from Paradise Fibers, Deramores, Wool Warehouse) in the following amounts and colors:

  • 115m Scheepjes Stonewashed XL (worsted weight) yarn in 5 colors. I used the following
    • Color A: Lemon Quartz (852) – 2m
    • Color B: Coral (856) – 6m
    • Color C : Red Jasper (847) – 7m
    • Color D: Boulder Opal (844) – 45m
    • Color E: Green Agate (855) – 55m
  • 5mm (US H/8, UK 6) crochet hook

Abbreviations

Please note that this pattern uses UK crochet terms with the following abbreviations.

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • dtr – double treble crochet
  • ss – slip stitch
  • st – stitch

Special stitches

tr2tog – two treble crochets worked together where the first ‘leg’ of the stitch is in the ch-space currently working in and the second ‘leg’ is in the next ch-space, skipping the “post” (tr) between the ch-spaces. This way the tr2tog frames the tr post between the ch-space with a leg on either side.

A few extra notes before we start

When I change colours in the pattern I do not indicate how you should make the first stitch of each round, you can chose if you want to use a standing stitch or an equivalent number of chain stitches. The choice is up to you. I usually do not indicate if you should close a round with a slip stitch or an invisible join, again this choice is up to you. When I do indicate to join in a certain way this is to make the stitches of the next round easier to do.

When counting stitches, the ch2 corner stitches do not contribute to the final stitch count. Only the stitches between the ch2-corner spaces are counted.

Unless indicated otherwise, start each round in a ch2-corner space.

When relevant I will add an extra tip in (italic brackets).


Video tutorial

If you find the written pattern hard to follow, you can follow the video tutorial in which I show step by step how to make “Vincent”.


Written pattern in UK crochet terms


Round 1

Use colour A.

ch4, close with a ss to the first ch. ch4 (counts as 1dtr), ch1, in the ring work 1dtr, ch2, (1dtr, ch1, 1dtr, ch2) times 3, close to the top of the ch4.

Stitch count: 2 dtr and 1 ch per side

Round 2

Use colour B.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-corner space, skip the next dtr, (2tr, ch1, 2tr) in the ch1-space, skip the next dtr] times 4. Close to the first stitch.

Stitch count: 8 tr and 1 ch per side

Round 3

Use colour C.

[(2dtr, ch2, 2dtr) in the ch2-corner space, ch1, skip the next 4 st,  (3dtr, ch1, 3dtr) in the ch1-space, ch1, skip the next 4 st] times 4. Close to the first st.

Stitch count: 10 dtr and 3 ch per side

Round 4

Use colour D.

[(2dtr, ch2, 2dtr) in the ch2-corner space, ch2 and skip next 2 dtr, 1tr in ch1-space, ch3 and skip next 3 dtr, 1htr in ch1-space, ch3 and skip next 3 dtr, 1tr in next ch1-space, ch2 and skip next 2 dtr] times 4. Close to the first stitch with a ss.

Stitch count: 4 dtr, 2 tr, 1 htr and 10 ch per side

Round 5

Use the same colour yarn as in round 4.

ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in last st before ch2-corner space.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch2-corner space, 1tr in next 2 st, 2tr in ch2-space, tr2tog, (3tr in ch3-space, tr2tog) times 2, 2tr in last ch2-space, 1tr in last 2 st] times 4 omitting the last 2tr. Close to the first stitch.

Stitch count: 18 tr and 3 tr2tog per side

Round 6

Use colour E.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-corner space, ch2, skip 2 st, 1tr in next st, (ch3, skip 3 st, 1tr in the next st) times 4, ch2, skip the last 2 st] times 4. Close to the first st with a ss.

Stitch count: 9tr and 16 ch per side

Round 7

Use the same colour yarn as in round 6.

ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in last st before ch2-corner space.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch2-corner space, 1tr in next 2 st, 2tr in ch2-space, tr2tog, (3tr in ch3-space, tr2tog) times 4, 2tr in last ch2-space, 1tr in last 2 st] times 4 omitting the last 2tr. Close to the first stitch.

Stitch count: 24 tr and 5 tr2tog per side

Round 8

Use colour D.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-corner space, ch2, skip 2 st, 1tr in next st, (ch3, skip 3 st, 1tr in the next st) times 6, ch2, skip the last 2 st] times 4. Close to the first st with a ss.

Stitch count: 11 tr and 22 ch per side

Round 9

Use the same colour yarn as in round 8.

ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in last st before ch2-corner space.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch2-corner space, 1tr in next 2 st, 2tr in ch2-space, tr2tog, (3tr in ch3-space, tr2tog) times 6, 2tr in last ch2-space, 1tr in last 2 st] times 4 omitting the last 2tr. Close to the first stitch.

Stitch count: 30 tr and 7 tr2tog per side

Round 10

Use colour E.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-corner space, ch2, skip 2 st, 1tr in next st, (ch3, skip 3 st, 1tr in the next st) times 8, ch2, skip the last 2 st] times 4. Close to the first st with a ss.

Stitch count: 13 tr and 28 ch per side

Round 11

Before continuing, take a moment to measure your square. Based on your personal tension you might have to replace the tr in this round for htr or dtr to get to exactly 12 inches.

Use the same colour yarn as in round 10.

ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in last st before ch2-corner space.

[(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch2-corner space, 1tr in next 2 st, 2tr in ch2-space, tr2tog, (3tr in ch3-space, tr2tog) times 8, 2tr in last ch2-space, 1tr in last 2 st] times 4 omitting the last 2tr. Close to the first stitch with an invisible join.

Stitch count: 36 tr and 9 tr2tog per side, total of 45 stitches per side


When you have completed your square, block it to 12inches (30cm). And then you are all done!

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With love,

Esther

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