Botanical Garden Square

I am so honored to bring you square #18, the Botanical Garden Afghan Square, for the 2017 Moogly CAL. 

If you’re not familiar with this CAL, you can get the details HERE. And you can start at square #1 HERE.


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As I was working on this square, it reminded me of walking through botanical gardens. High rows of hedges and flowers creating small pathways as you walk through. 

I also designed the Arboretum Square, which is a complimentary design that can be used as an alternate to this square. You can find it HERE.

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) 

     • Up to 16 colors 

J/10/6.00mm Crochet Hook 

Yarn Needle 

Gauge 

Square should measure approx. 3 ¾” after round 4. 

Finished Measurements 

11.5” x 11.5” – Block to 12”

Stitch Guide 

arnd = around 

ch = chain 

dc = double crochet 

ehdc = See Special Stitches 

sc = single crochet 

sk = skip 

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es) 

sp(s) = space(s) 

st(s) = stitch(es) 

TLO = See Special Stitches 

Skill Level 

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms 

Notes

  • Beginning ch-1 does not count as a stitch
  • Each round starts in the same space as join
  • Each round lists the needed color for a four-tone square. Any color arrangement can be used.
  • Squares shown were made using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Brick, Mustard, Eggplant, and White.

V V V

Special Stitches

Extended half double crochet (ehdc) = YO, insert hook in stitch indicated, draw up a loop, YO draw through 1st loop only, YO, draw through all 3 loops.

Third Loop Only (TLO) = Working in the loop that runs parallel to the backside of a hdc. AKA Camel Stitch.


Instructions

With Color A,

1. Magic Ring, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to join in 1st dc (12)

With Color B,

2. Ch 1, FPdc arnd beginning ch 2, dc in top of beginning ch 2, *FPdc arnd dc, dc in dc* 11X, sl st to join in 1st FPdc (24)

With Color C,

3. Ch 1, *FPdc arnd FPdc , 2 dc in dc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st FPdc (36)

With Color D,

4. Ch 1, *FPdc arnd FPdc, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st FPdc (48)

With Color A,

5. Ch 1, *FPdc arnd FPdc, dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in next, dc in next* arnd, sl st to join in 1st FPdc (60)

With Color B,

6. Ch 1, *FPdc arnd FPdc, dc, 2 dc x 2, dc [FPdc arnd FPdc, sc x 4]2X* arnd, sl st to join in 1st FPdc (68)

With Color C,                            

7. Ch 1, hdc in top of FPdc, *ehdc x 2, ch 3, sk 2, ehdc x 2, hdc x 11* 3X, ehdc x 2, ch 3, sk 2, ehdc x 2, hdc x 10, sl st to join in 1st hdc (44 hdc, 16 ehdc, 4 ch-3)

With Color D,

8. Ch 1, TLO: sc x 2, 2 sc, 4 ehdc in ch-3 sp, 2 sc, *sc x 13, 2 sc, 4 ehdc in ch-3 sp, 2 sc* 3X, sc x 11, sl st to join in 1st sc (68 sc, 16 ehdc)

With Color A,

9. Ch 1, ehdc x 3, 2 ehdc, ch 3, sk 4 ehdc, 2 ehdc, *ehdc x 15, 2 ehdc, ch 3, sk 4 ehdc, 2 ehdc* 3X, ehdc x 12, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (76 ehdc, 4 ch-3)

With Color D,

10. Ch 1, TLO: sc x 4, 2 sc in next, 5 ehdc in ch-3 sp, 2 sc in 1st ehdc, *sc x 17, 2 sc in next, 5 ehdc in ch-3 sp, 2 sc in 1st ehdc * 3X, sc x 13, sl st to join in 1st sc (84 sc, 20 ehdc)

With Color B,

11. Ch 1, ehdc x 5, 2 ehdc, ch 4, sk 5 ehdc, 2 ehdc, *ehdc x 19, 2 ehdc, ch 4, sk 5 ehdc, 2 ehdc* 3X, ehdc x 14, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (92 ehdc, 4 ch-4)

With Color D,

12. Ch 1, TLO: sc x 6, 2 sc in next, 6 ehdc in ch-4 sp, 2 sc in 1st ehdc, *sc x 21, 2 sc in next, 6 ehdc in ch-4 sp, 2 sc in 1st ehdc * 3X, sc x 15, sl st to join in 1st sc (100 sc, 24 ehdc)

With Color C,

13. Ch 1, ehdc x 7, 2 ehdc, ch 4, sk 6 ehdc, 2 ehdc, *ehdc x 23, 2 ehdc, ch 4, sk 6 ehdc, 2 ehdc* 3X, ehdc x 16, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (108 ehdc, 4 ch-4)

With Color D,

14. Ch 1, TLO: sc x 8, 2 sc in next, 7 ehdc in ch-4 sp, 2 sc in 1st ehdc, *sc x 25, 2 sc in next, 7 ehdc in ch-4 sp, 2 sc in 1st ehdc * 3X, sc x 17, sl st to join in 1st sc (116 sc, 28 ehdc)

With Color A,

15. Ch 1, sc x 13, 3 sc in corner st, *sc x 35, 3 sc* 3X, sc x 22, sl st to join in 1st sc (152)

With Color D,

16. Ch 1, sc x 14, 3 sc in corner st, *sc x 37, 3 sc* 3X, sc x 23, sl st to join in 1st sc; Fasten. (156)

Finishing

  • Hide strings using yarn needle.

I really hope you like this square! Don’t forget to add it to your favorites on Ravelry, so you can always find it! 

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