Joelle Square-A Free 12 inch Afghan Square Pattern

I’m not a huge fan on making full on blankets. I much prefer smaller projects than give instant gratification. Hats are by far my favorite, however, I’m finding that I really enjoy making afghan squares as well! They are quicker projects than can still lead up to a blanket (if that is what you want) or so many other possible projects!

The Joelle Square is a 12 inch afghan square that features a floral-like center and windowed filet sections throughout the square. Make it all in solid for a classic look or break up the rounds (see under the 2nd photo where to break up the colors) for a more modern touch.

Joelle Square photoWM

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Joelle Square

Materials Needed:

  • 175 yards light worsted weight #4 yarn
  • I 5.5 hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

 

Project Level: Easy

 

Gauge: 5.25 inches in diameter after Round 5.

 

Stitch Glossary: MC-magic circle, ch-chain, st-stitch, sk-skip, sl st-slip stitch, sc-single crochet, dc-double crochet, tr-treble crochet

 

Notes:

  • Ch 3 counts as a dc.
  • Ch 4 counts as a (dc, ch 1) or 1st tr depending on the round.
  • Ch 7 counts as a (tr, ch 3).

 

Finished Measurements: 12 x 12 inch square

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Photo credit: Kayla Norris. For this look, change colors after Round 5 and Round 9.

Pattern Instructions

 

Round 1: In MC, Ch 3. 9 dc in the MC. Join to the 1st st. (10)

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1). (Dc, ch 1) in each st around. (10 dc, 10 ch)

Round 3: *Sl st into the next ch 1 space. Ch 3. 3 dc in the same ch 1 space. Sl st in the same ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st sl st. (40 dc, 20 sl st)

Round 4: Ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 3). Tr in the same st as the ch 7. Sk the next st. Sc in the next 2 st. Sk the next st and the next sl st. *(Tr, ch 3, tr) in the next sl st. Sk the next st. Sc in the next 2 st. Sk the next st and next sl st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (10 (tr, ch 3, tr), 20 sc)

Round 5: Ch 3. 3 dc in the next ch 3 space. *Dc in the next 4 st. 3 dc in the next ch 3 space.* Dc in the next 4 st.* Repeat from * to * around until 3 st remain. Dc in the next 3 st. Join to the 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 7. Sk 6 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 7. Sk 6 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (10 sc, 10 ch 7)

Round 7: Ch 1. 2 sc in the same st as the ch 1. 7 sc in the next ch 7 space. *2 sc in the next st. 7 sc in the next ch 7 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (90 sc)

Round 8: Ch 3. Dc in the same st as the ch 3. Dc in the next 8 st. *2 dc in the next st. Dc in the next 8 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (100 dc)

Round 9: Ch 4. (counts as 1st tr) 4 tr in the same st as the ch 4. Dc in the next 5 st. Hdc in the next 5 st. Sc in the next 4 st. Hdc in the next 5 st. Dc in the next 5 st. *5 tr in the next st. Dc in the next 5 st. Hdc in the next 5 st. Sc in the next 4 st. Hdc in the next 5 st. Dc in the next 5 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (20 tr, 40 dc, 40 hdc, 16 sc)

Round 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr). Tr in the next st. (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in the next st. Tr in the next 2 st. (Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st) x4. (Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Dc in the next st) x3. (Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st) x3. Ch 1. Sk the next st. *Tr in the next 2 st. (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in the next st. Tr in the next 2 st. (Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st) x4. (Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Dc in the next st) x3. (Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st) x3. Ch 1. Sk the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (32 tr, 40 dc, 12 ch 2 spaces, 28 ch 1 spaces)

Round 11: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 3 st. 5 sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next 4 st. (Sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next st.) x4. (2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the next st) x3. (Sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next st.) x3. Sc in the next ch 1 space. *Sc in the next 4 st. 5 sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next 4 st. (Sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next st.) x4. (2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the next st) x3. (Sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next st.) x3. Sc in the next ch 1 space. *Sc in the next 4 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (148)

Round 12: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 5 st. *3 sc in the next st. Sc in the next 36 st.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 3 sc in the next st. Sc in the next 30 st. Join to the 1st st. (156)

Round 13: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1). Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next 26 st. *(Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st) x2. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk 1 st.** Dc in the next 26 st.* Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Repeat from * to ** 1 time. Dc in the next 25 st. Join to the 1st st. (136 dc, 20 ch 1 spaces, 8 ch 2 spaces)

Round 14: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. *(Sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next st) x2. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the next 2 st. 5 sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next 2 st. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. (Sc in the next st. Sc in the next ch 1 space) x2. Sc in the next 26 st.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. (Sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next st) x2. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the next 2 st. 5 sc in the next ch 1 space. Sc in the next 2 st. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. (Sc in the next st. Sc in the next ch 1 space) x2. Sc in the next 25 st. Join to the 1st st. (188 sc)

Round 15: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 10 st. *3 sc in the next st. Sc in the next 46 st.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 3 sc in the next st. Sc in the next 35 st. Join to the 1st st. (196) Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Photo credit: Kayla Norris

 

***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page or my Ravelry page. Feel free to also join my community group for sneak peeks, giveaways, testing opportunities, and to share your work!

 

I hope you enjoyed this free afghan square pattern! I’d love to see your finished square if you work one up!

 

XOXO

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