Limitless Afghan Square – Free Crochet Pattern

Hi everyone! It’s my turn to share my square pattern for the You’ve Got Options CAL! If you have not heard of the You’ve Got Options CAL, you can find more information in the Introduction Post by Marie from Underground Crafter. There will be 12 amazing square patterns for you as well as an end of CAL Giveaway that you can find here. My pattern contribution is an easy square but I am absolutely in love with it. The pattern allows you to keep growing the square into something larger! Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for my Limitless Afghan Square. The pattern is available in a 12 inch size with the option to stop at 6 inches. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Limitless Afghan Square

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Materials:

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
[] – indicates instructions to be worked into one stitch
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

14 stitches & 12 rows = 4″ (in hdc)

Finished Sizes:

  • 6″ Square (For a 6″ square, stop after Round 8)
  • 12″ Square

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • Corner chain stitches are not counted in the final stitch count at the end of the round.
  • For a 6″ square, stop after Round 8.

Instructions:

With Color A,

Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 8 sc into the magic circle, join into beginning sc with a sl st. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, [2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc] into the first st, 1 hdc into the next st, *[2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc] into the next st, 1 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (20 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 3: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (24 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 4: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 2 skipped sts from Round 2, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (44 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 5: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (56 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 6: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (64 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 7: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (72 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 8: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 8 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 8 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (80 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 9: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 9 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 9 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (88 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 10: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 10 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 10 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (96 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 11: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 11 sts, 2 hdc into the next ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 11 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (104 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 12: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 12 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 12 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (112 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 13: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 13 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 2 skipped sts from Round 11, 1 hdc into each of the next 13 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (120 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 14: Join Color B into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 14 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 14 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (128 sts)

Fasten off Color B

Round 15: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 15 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 15 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (136 sts)

Fasten off Color A

Round 16: Join Color A into any ch-1 sp with a sl st, ch 1, *[1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] into the ch-sp, 1 hdc into each of the next 16 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 16 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (144 sts)

 

Finish:

  • Fasten off.
  • Weave all ends.
  • If your square is a bit wonky, I suggest wet blocking it. This will help the fabric relax into a normal shape.
Limitless Afghan Square - Free Crochet Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com #OptionsCAL #CALCentralCrochet
6 inch Square
Limitless Afghan Square - Free Crochet Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com #OptionsCAL #CALCentralCrochet
12 inch Square

 

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