Crochet your own lovely sampler afghan using this original pattern. While the skill level is intermediate to experienced, a committed beginner could also follow this pattern, which is available for instant download in a PDF file. The afghan is made up of twenty crochet squares in ten unique designs. Squares are crocheted together with a contrasting color, which is also used in the shell border. Cheerful crochet flowers are sewn onto the afghan where square corners meet. Below are pattern specifics.
Listing is for a PDF file download only, and not a finished item.
Hooks & Needles I US 5.5mm Regular Crochet Hook I US 5.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook 17 US 12mm Knitting Needle
Notions Yarn Needle for sewing in ends.
Gauge Exact Gauge is not necessary. Due to pattern repeats in various blocks, expect them to be slightly different in size. Each should measure close to 11 inches square.
Stitches, Techniques & Abbreviations Used Chain (ch) Slip Stitch (ss) Single Crochet (sc) Half-Double Crochet (hdc) Double Crochet (dc) Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc) Single Crochet in Back Loop (BL) Skip (sk) Space(s) (sp(s)) Magic Circle Seed Stitch Shells V Stitch Broomstick Lace Tunisian Crochet Filet Crochet Traditional Granny Square Shell Border
Working through this pattern now. I am definitely an intermediate to advanced crocheter so I didn't think this pattern would pose any problems. I'm sure it will be beautiful when finished which is why I'm giving it 3 stars. So far the pattern is poorly written. I've had to refer back to other places for more clear stitch instructions for a few of the blocks. Some clearer photos of the layout in progress would also be more helpful. Visual aid is always a bonus.