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Crossed Square – a 12″ afghan square!

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This square may be labeled intermediate due to the post stitches, but it’s actually pretty easy! The varying stitch height creates a fun color pattern, and the post stitches give the square some texture. Try playing with colors, or even making the whole thing in one color. Just have fun with it.

Crossed Square free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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Crossed Square
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Crossed Square free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home - 2

Size:
12″ square after blocking

Yarn:
Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, worsted weight) in 3 colors

Hook:
US-J/10, 6.0mm

Gauge:
13 sts x 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

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Pattern:
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 3, sl st to first ch made to form a loop, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2 here and throughout), [3 dc in loop, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc in loop, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {3 sts on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color B, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {7 sts on each side}
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color A, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, fptr in dc from rnd 1, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, fptr in dc from rnd 1, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – {9 sts on each side}
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color B, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 9 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 9 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {13 sts on each side}
Rnd 5: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color A, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 6 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 3, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 6 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 6 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 3, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 6 dc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – {15 sts on each side}
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color B, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 15 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 15 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {19 sts on each side}
Rnd 7: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color A, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 9 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 5, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 9 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 9 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 5, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 9 dc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – {21 sts on each side}
Rnd 8: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color C, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 21 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 21 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {25 sts on each side}
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color A, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 12 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 7, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 12 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 12 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 7, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 12 dc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – {27 sts on each side}
Rnd 10: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color C, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 27 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 27 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {31 sts on each side}
Rnd 11: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color A, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 15 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 9, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 15 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 15 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 9, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 15 dc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – {33 sts on each side}
Rnd 12: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color C, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 33 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 33 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {37 sts on each side}
Rnd 13: Sl st in ch-2 sp, switch to Color A, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 18 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 11, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 18 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 18 dc, fptr in fptr from rnd 11, skip 1 dc, sc in each of next 18 dc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – {39 sts on each side}

Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

Block piece to a 12″ square.

Enjoy!

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