Afghan Block of the Month: April

FINISHED SIZE
6 inches square

GAUGE
Rnds 1 & 2 = 2 1/4 inches

PATTERN NOTES
Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Square is made with 2 colors of medium (worsted) weight yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS - SQUARE

  • Rnd 1: With size H hook, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3), dc in same st (corner), *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st**, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st (corner), rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: Join next color with sc in any corner ch sp, 4 sc in same ch sp, *[sc in next st, working behind ch sps, dc in sk st on rnd 1] twice, sc in next st**, 5 sc in next corner ch sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), *sk next st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st**, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 1, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 5: Join first color with sc in any corner ch sp, 4 sc in same ch sp, *[sc in next st, working behind ch sps, dc in sk sp on rnd 3] 5 times, sc in next st**, 5 sc in next corner ch sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), *sk next st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st**, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 7 times, ch 1, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, sk next st, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 7: Join with sc in any corner ch sp, 4 sc in same ch sp, *[sc in next st, working behind ch sps, dc in sk st on rnd 5] 8 times, sc in next st**, 5 sc in next corner ch sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off.


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