Square D-2

I started work on the afghan that has eluded me for 12 years today.

After surveying the layout of the afghan, I decided that a good place to start would be Square D-2 as it looked simple and is one of the six central squares of the afghan. Armed with a stash of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and a 4.5 mm Etimo crochet hook, I began in earnest to make the afghan that I have wanted for so many years.

By the time I got to the first round of the border of the square, however, I understood why I had difficulty the first time.

The directions for the central part of the square were straightforward and resulted in a square that looked like the picture, but when I got to the directions for the first and second rounds of the border, I discovered that that if I followed the directions, the edge of the square would ruffle, and there would be too may stitches to correctly complete the fourth round.

So instead, I did the following:

Round 1: Starting in any corner crochet *(sc, ch-2, sc), then evenly place 13 stitches along the edge, repeat from * 3 times, join with sl st to first sc made (60sc and 4 ch-2 loops made).

Round 2: Starting in any corner crochet *(sc, ch-2, sc), and sc in next 15 sc, repeat from * 3 times, join with sl st to first sc made (64sc and 4 ch-s loops made).

After making these changes, I was able to properly complete the fourth round, and here is the result:

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Crochet Square D-2

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  1. I started with the same square for the same reason, and I might have even made the same fixes. I found that when I started thinking of this afghan ‘pattern’ as more of an inspiration and advisory than an actual step-by-step pattern, I started enjoying the process a lot more. Making it work is like putting a pretty puzzle together and worth the effort when you see the pieces all fitting together as you go along.

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