Edgemerc Sampler Afghan, Square 4

ITS HERE! square 4 of edgemerc blanket project

Friends, we are cruising right along! I can’t believe we are already on square 4! Very excited about it all and super happy to have you back for the next pattern in the Edgemerc Blanket Project; Square 4! Or maybe, you’re wondering what in the world I’m talking about – We are in progress of a year-long Crochet-A-Long. We are all stitching squares, 4 each of 12 different designs, 48 total and in December, we will join them together to make a slightly oversized throw; 60″ x 80″ [152.5 x 203 cm]. Or if you want to join as you go, you are welcome to do that. Here is a calendar of the release schedule and links to other active squares.
Keep reading for the FREE pattern and all the details of Square 4.

Edgemerc Blanket Project free crochet a long sampler afghan square pattern

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First up, there is a forum specifically for all of us working the Edgemerc Blanket Project. This is the official place where you’ll go to ask any questions that come up about the squares. This is also a place to share progress pictures, get opinions on color options & placement and ooooh and ahhhh over everyone’s project! The more we show & share, the more fun it is!

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Edgemerc throw squares crochet pattern crochet-a-long

square details

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 Edgemerc Blanket Project, you will have a total of 48 squares. 

Do you have to make the blanket the full 60″ x 80″ [152.5 x 203 cm] ? 
Absolutely not. Use the graphic below to guide you on the number of squares you’ll need to reach the size blanket you want to create. I made it all cute & easily “Pinnable” so you can add it to your pinterest board of helpful yarny information. 😄  

Informational graphic listing standard sizes for knit & crochet blankets by RevelCrochet.com

to crochet between squares

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

This is for Square 3 only, here is a complete list of techniques the Edgemerc Blanket Project uses (updated with each square release).

chain – single – half double – spike double

whats in a download?

All square 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 4

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 4 only. There is another post dedicated for more information with complete blanket materials.

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 [400 m] total

shown WeCrochet, Upcycle Alpaca Blend, (33% alpaca 34% wool 33% acrylic; 219 yd [200 m]│3.54 oz [100 g]), 2 skeins Linen

*Amount given is for square 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

Here is a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use.

Gauge

2 st rep and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern with and without blocking

Finished MEasurements

WIDTH 10” [25.5 cm] after blocking

HEIGHT 10” [25.5 cm] after blocking

Edgemerc Blanket Project free sampler afghan crochet a long square pattern

Project Level

Easy

TECHNIQUES USED

chain – single – double – together

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.
  • The Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed, written│drawn directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.

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. See Edgemerc Blanket Project for layout.

(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, they are skipped│unworked.
  • It is recommended to block completed squares to open│relax stitches before joining. 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

Beg – begin(ning)

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Ea – each

HFan – half fan 

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sq(s) – square(s)

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tog – together

Yo – yarn over (hook)

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.

Fan (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next│indicated stitch.

Hfan (Half fan) When worked as FIRST st of Row– (Stacked dc, 3 dc) in indicated stitch.
When worked as LAST st of Row– (4 dc) in indicated stitch.

Sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) (Insert hook into next│indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop) twice, yo,
draw through 3 loops. [Decreasing 2 sc stitches into 1]

Make 4

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SQUARE 4

Row 1 (RS) Using C4 {see Colors}, 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, sc in first sc, sk 2 sc, *fan {see Special
Stitches} in next sc, sk 3 sc, sc in next sc, sk 3 sc; rep
from * across, ending with sc in last sc, turn. 6 sc, 5
fan
Row 3 Hfan {see Special Stitches} in first sc, *sc in
ch-1 sp, fan in next sc; rep from * across, Hfan in last
sc, turn. 2 HFan, 5 sc, 4 fan

Row 4 Ch 1, sc in first dc, *fan in next sc, sc in next
ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with sc in last dc,
turn. 6 sc, 5 fan
Rows 5-20 Rep Rows 3- 4, alternately.
Row 21 Rep Row 3.
Row 22 Ch 1, sc in fist dc, sc in next dc, hdc in next
dc, dc in next dc, dc in sc, *dc in dc, hdc in next dc,
sc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, hdc in next
dc, dc in next dc, dc in sc; rep from * across, dc in
next dc, hdc in next dc, sc2tog {see Special Stitches}
over last 2 dc, fasten off. 15 sc, 10 hdc, 15 dc
Row 23 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 wet blocked, lightly
stretched│pinned until dry to shape│relax
stitches│yarn prior to joining.
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Row of 12 balls of yarn for the Revel Crochet Edgemerc Blanket sampler afghan.

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