Edgemerc Sampler Afghan, Square 1 crochet pattern

square 1, edgemerc blanket project

Welcome to Square 1! I am so very happy that you have found your way to the first square of the Edgemerc Blanket Project. This is the beginning of a FREE! year long Crochet-A-Long where we are all going to stitch a total of 48 squares and in December, we will join them together to make a slightly oversized throw; 60″ x 80″ [152.5 x 203 cm]. Of course, if you want to join as you go, you are welcome to do that. For a calendar of the release schedule and links to other active squares, click HERE.

Edgemerc Blanket Project free crochet a long sampler afghan square pattern

facebook forum(s)

If you are on facebook, I have 2 groups that I’d like for you to join ☻

First, there is a private group for those of us making the Edgemerc. This is where you’ll need to ask any questions you may have about the squares. It’s also going to be a place to share progress pictures, get opinions on color options and ooooh and ahhhh over everyone’s project!

Second, I would also like to invite you to join the Revel group ! It’s the best way to reach me regarding any of my patterns. It’s also a place to share project pictures, ask questions, share your favorite yarn memes, and chit-chat with the rest of us.

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square info

Each square for the blanket is written for 1 size, 10″ [25.5 cm]. You will need to make 4 of each square pattern. At the end of the CAL, you will have a total of 48 squares. 

to crochet while you wait for the next square...

Edgemerc Blanket Project free crochet a long sampler afghan square pattern

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the yarn i'm using

Fiber Content – 33% Alpaca 34% Wool 33% Acrylic
Amount – 219 yd [200 m]; 3.54 oz [100 g]
Weight – #4 Medium│Worsted

“When our mills spin our yarns, a small amount is left over from each batch. Instead of wasting it, we work with our mills to create new limited-edition yarns, and this year’s Upcycle Alpaca Worsted, a worsted weight blend of alpaca, wool, and acrylic, lends itself to sweaters, cowls, hats, and much more. It’s soft enough for next to skin wear, but rugged enough to keep you warm all winter long.

Upcycle is made with recycled fibers that vary in size, causing slight variations in yarn thickness from skein to skein. We recommend swatching before starting a project.”

Edgemerc Blanket Project free sampler afghan crochet a long square pattern

the skills you need

This is for Square 1 only, for a complete list of techniques the Edgemerc Blanket Project uses (updated with each square release) see HERE.

chain – single – half double – double

whats in a download?

The posts for the Edgemerc 2023 Blanket Project crochet-a-long will have complete directions – or – you can inexpensively purchase the pattern as a download. The pdf is exclusively available through the WeCrochet website. If you purchase the pdf, you will be sent an updated version on the date of every square release.

You will receive a linked pdf

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  • Written pattern – fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
  • Stitch Diagrams – complete illustration(s) of stitches│placement
  • Schematic – illustration(s) of shape│measurements & construction graphics*
  • Illustrations – drawn graphics of special stitches*
  • Tutorials – video│picture│written instruction for specialty stitches*
  • Layout│Assembly Chart – labeled graphic for square placement
  • Custom Layout│Assembly Chart – blank graphic for custom square placement│color chart
  • Interactive – digitally linked document, including resource information

*where applicable

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the pattern

edgemerc, square 1

A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Make 4

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Edgemerc Blanket Project free sampler afghan crochet a long square pattern

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Edgemerc Blanket Project free sampler afghan crochet a long square pattern

materials & tools

This is for Square 1 only. For more information on complete blanket materials, go HERE

HOOK I│9 [5.50. mm]; or size(s) needed to obtain gauge

YARN Worsted weight (#4 medium)

amount totals* 109 yd [100 m] each square; make 4– 436 yd [399 m] total

shown WeCrochet, Upcycle Alpaca Blend, (33% alpaca 34% wool 33% acrylic; 219 yd [200 m]│3.54 oz [100 g]), 2 skeins Parchment
NOTE only 2 yds [2 m] remained after completing all 4 squares

*Amount given is for blanket as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern or deviations of gauge.

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NOTIONS Removable stitch markers, yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use (other than my WeCrochet goodies), find it HERE .

Gauge

15 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern with no blocking

Finished MEasurements

WIDTH 10” [25.5 cm] before & after blocking

HEIGHT 10” [25.5 cm] before & after blocking

Edgemerc Blanket Project free sampler afghan crochet a long square pattern

Project Level

Easy

TECHNIQUES USED

chain – single – half double – double

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Yarn amount given is for square as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern or gauge deviations.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.

CONSTRUCTION

Squares are worked flat, turning after every row, bottom up. Blanket can be sewn as adjoining squares are made or when all squares are completed.

(Pattern pdf provides Layout│Assembly Chart – labeled graphic for square placement & Custom Layout│Assembly Chart – blank graphic for custom square placement│color chart)

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN

  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the row just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing.
  • PM as instructed for identification│future stitch placement│reference.
  • Turning chains at beginning of rows do not count as stitches.
  • When moving across a row, if stitches are not mentioned within written direction, the are skipped│unworked.
  • It is recommended to block completed squares to open│relax stitches before joining. Specific blocking method is given at the end of each individual square pattern.  Refer to Blocking: A Guide for basic blocking methods│instructions.
  • Samples shown will give specific blocking methods│recommendations with each square.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern.

ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Ea – each

Hdc – half double

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sk – skip

St(s) – stitch(es)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Back ridge Rather than working under the top loops or ‘V’ of foundation chain, turn chain upside-down, insert hook under the single strand of yarn that is bump│ridge-like in appearance, work stitch as normal.

PM (place marker) Place marker in│around│through stitch just made or as instructed.

Sedge st (sedge stitch) (Sc, hdc, dc) in indicated st.

Make 4

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SQUARE

(make 4)

Row 1 (RS) Ch 41, sc in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook, sc in back ridge of ea ch across to end, PM through front of any stitch on row just made to mark as Right Side, turn. 40 sc

Row 2 Ch 1, sedge st {see Special Stitches above} in first sc, sk 2 sc, *sedge st in next sc, sk 2 sc; rep from * across,  sc in last sc, turn. 13 sedge, 1 sc

Rows 3 Ch 1, sedge st in first sc, *sedge st in next sc; rep from * across,  sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 4-28 Rep Row 3.

Row 29 Ch 1, sc in ea st across to end, fasten off. 40 sc

Finishing

Do not remove marker. Weave in ends.

Sample squares shown were lightly blocked at corners and across topbottom edges only, without stretchingpinning, laid flat and steamed to relax stitchesyarn prior to joining.   ♦

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