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Hug A Friend Square.. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Hug A Friend Square.. Free Crochet Pattern!!

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Recently, many of my fellow Red Heart Joy Creators got together to make a beautiful afghan for our friend Allison from Red Heart Yarns… Each of us designed a 12″ square and then we sent them off to a team member to join them. This lovely afghan was then given to Allison for a fun wedding gift! I love being a part of the Red Heart Yarns Joy Creators… one reason is because we all love to crochet, And this was one of our first group activities.. Below are all the details and picture so you can make this sampler too!

The Hug a Friend Square is a fun and whimsical 12″ square, made using Chic Sheep Yarn in 3 colors… I hope you enjoy making it too, because this was one of my favorite blocks in my free pattern library! I was so busy trying to get my square shipped off to join the others.. I only got one shot.. so sorry the picture isn’t perfect!

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You can choose to make several of my squares and join them in a beautiful afghan.. Or follow along with this unique Wedding Square CAL… Each week there are 2 squares posted(Friday and Monday) and in the end the joining and edging will be provided, I love all my fellow Joy Creator’s Squares.. Please check them out!! … Click here for the Wedding Square CAL…

Allison finished Wedding Square Afghan by the Red Heart Joy Creators… Mine is second from bottom left!

Ok.. Let’s get started with my Hug a Friend Square!

This block is an intermediate level project.. just take your time and you can do it!

Materials:

Yarn ~ 1 skein each of Chic Sheep Yarn 186 yards each. This is a 100% soft merino wool. Color A. Linen Color B. Suede Color C. VIP

A big thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing me with this fabulous yarn for this project!

Hook ~ I

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Stitches:

Ch – Chain

St – Stitch

Sp – Space

Sk – Skip

Sc – Single Crochet

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Fp – Front Post

Bl – Back Loop

Magic Ring

Instructions:

Starting with color A, begin with a Magic Ring(click here for a video tutorial)

Round 1: Ch 3, 7 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =8 dc. Finish off

Change to color B

Round 2: Ch 1, *(sc,ch2,sc) in bl, sc in next st bl*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =4(sc,ch2,sc) and 4 sc

Round 3: Sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, *sk st, sc in next st, sk st, 5 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sk st, sc in next st, sk st, join to top of beginning ch 3. = 20 dc & 4 sc. Finish off

Change to color C

Round 4: Join in bl of any corner st(middle st of the 5 dc), Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 4 bldc in same st, *blhdc in next 2 sts, sl st in bl of next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, 5 bldc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, blhdc in next 2 sts, sl st in bl of next st, blhdc in last 2 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 20 bldc, 16 blhdc & 4 bl sl sts. Finish off

Change to color A

Round 5: Join in bl of any corner st (middle st of corner), Ch 3, 4 bldc in same st, * bldc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, blsc in next st, hdc in st 2 rounds(into round 3) below working over the sl st in round 4(see pic below), blsc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, bldc in next st, 5 bldc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, bldc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, blsc in next st, hdc in st 2 rounds below(into round 3), blsc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, bldc in next st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 28 bldc, 16 blhdc, 4 hdc & 8 blsc. Finish off

Change to color B

Round 6: Join in bl of any corner st(middle st), Ch 1, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 6 sts, sl st in bl of next st, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 blsc & 4 sl st. Finish off

Change to color C

Round 7: Join in Bl of any corner st(middle st), Ch 1, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 7 sts, sl st in bl of next st, blsc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 68 blsc & 4 sl st. Finish off

Change to color A

Round 8: Join in bl of any corner st(middle st), Ch 4(counts at trc now and throughout), 6 bltrc in same st, *bltrc in next 2 sts, bldc in next 2 sts, blhdc in next 2 sts, blsc in next st, sk next 3 sts(the sc,slst,sc), (fptrc,ch1,fptrc) around the post of hdc in round 5(see pic below), blsc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, bldc in next 2 sts, bltrc in next 2 sts, 7 bltrc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, bltrc in next 2 sts, bldc in next 2 sts, blhdc in next 2 sts, blsc in next st, sk 3 sts, (fptrc,ch1,fptrc) around hdc in round 5, blsc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, bldc in next 2 sts, bltrc in next 2 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 44 bltrc, 16 bldc, 16 blhdc, 4 blsc, 4- ch 1, 8-fptrc Finish off

Change to color B

Round 9: Join in bl of any corner st(middle st), Ch 1, *3 blsc in st, blsc in next 10 sts, fphdc around next trc of round 8, sc in ch 1, fphdc around next trc of round 8, blsc in next 10 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 92 blsc, 8 fphdc and 4 sc. Finish off

Change to color C

Round 10: Join in bl of any corner st(middle st), Ch 1, blsc in st, blsc in next 3 sts, blhdc in next 3 sts, bldc in next 3 sts, bltrc in next 2 sts, fptrc around hdc of round 9, trc in next st, fptrc around next hdc of round 9, bltrc in next 2 sts, bldc in next 3 sts, blhdc in next 3 sts, blsc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 blsc, 24 blhdc, 24 bldc, 16 bltrc, 8 fptrc, 4 trc. finish off.

Change to color A

Round 11: Join in any corner st(middle st), ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 1 st, fpdc around fptrc of round 10, dc in next st, fpdc around fptrc of round 10, sk 1 st, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 1 st, 5 dc shell in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 1 st, fpdc around fptrc of round 10, dc in next st, fpdc around next fptrc of round 10, sk 1 st, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 1 st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 20- 5dc shells, 8 fpdc, 4 dc, 16 sc. Finish off.

Change to color B

Round 12: Join in any corner st(middle st), Ch 1, *5 dc shell in st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around fpdc of round 11, 5 dc shell in next st, fpdc around fpdc of round 11, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to * 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 20 5 dc shells, 36 sc and 8 fpdc. Finish off.

Change to color C

Round 13: Join in any corner st(middle st), ch 3, 8 dc in st, *sk 4 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, fpsc around fpdc of round 12, sc in next 5 sts, fpsc around next fpdc of round 12, 5 dc shell in next sc, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts,sc in next st, sk 4 sts, 9 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sk 4 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, fpsc around fpdc of round 12, sc in next 5 sts, fpsc around fpdc of round 12, 5 dc shell in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 4 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =16 5dc shells, 4-9dc, 36 sc. finish off

Change to color A

Round 14: Join in any corner st(middle st), ch 1, *5 sc in st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, sk st, dc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, dc in next st, sk st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with still st to beginning sc. = 64 sc, 40 hdc, 64 dc

Round 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, sc in next 39 sts, *3 sc in next, sc in next 41 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last st. join with sl st to beginning sc. 176 sc Finish off.

Thats it.. you now have a Hug a Friend Square… Enjoy!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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