Edgemerc Sampler Afghan, crochet pattern Square 8

Edgemerc Crochet afghan pattern square 8

Hello hello hello! I am so glad you are here for the release of the Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern Square 8! A quick recap– We are in progress of a year-long Crochet-A-Long. We are making 4 each of 12 different designs, creating 48 total squares. In December, we will join them together to make a slightly oversized throw; 60″ x 80″ [152.5 x 203 cm]. Absolutely, you can join as you go if thats your preference. For a calendar of the release schedule and links to other active squares, click HERE.
Read on for the FREE pattern and all the details of Square 8.

Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

afghan sizing

Of course you don’t have to make the afghan the full 60″ x 80″ [152.5 x 203 cm].
Because the afghan is made of individual squares, you can certainly make it larger or smaller! Use the graphic below to guide you on the number of sampler squares you’ll need to reach the size blanket you want to create. By all means, add it to your pinterest board of helpful yarny information. 😄

Informational graphic listing standard sizes for knit & crochet blankets by RevelCrochet.com
Save this handy, free guide on blanket sizings. Print and keep in your travel stitching bag for easy reference.

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

Coupled with the Revel group ! It’s the best way to reach me regarding any of my patterns. Additionally, it’s also a place to share project pictures, ask questions, share your favorite yarn memes, and in general chit-chat with the rest of us.

Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

Sampler square info

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

Easy crochet between sampler squares...

Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

the yarn i'm using for my edgemerc

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.”

More patterns that will be great in this yarn

Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

the skills you need

This is for Edgemerc crochet afghan square 8 pattern only. Similarly, there is a complete list of techniques the full Edgemerc afghan uses (updated with each square release) see HERE.

chain – single – triple│treble – double 

The posts for the Edgemerc 2023 Afghan 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, your WeCrochet library will be sent an updated version on the date of every square release.

Upon purchase of the The Edgemerc Sampler Afghan .pdf Pattern, you will receive

  • AD-FREE pdf, formatted for printing and optimized for tablet | digital use
  • 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*
  • SIZING │ EASE CHARTS – tables to quickly determine sizing options*
  • TUTORIALS – picture │ written │ video instruction for specialty stitches*
  • INTERACTIVE – document internally linked throughout as well as to additional external resource information

*where applicable

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the pattern

edgemerc, square 8

A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Hand holding a rust colored crochet sample of Square 8 for the Revel Crochet blog's Edgemerc Crochet A Long.
Make 4

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Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

materials & tools

This is for Square 8 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* 105 yd [91 m] each square; make 4– 420 yd [388 m] total

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

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

Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

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NOTIONS Removable stitch markers, yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .

Gauge

16 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern with and without blocking

Finished square Measurements

WIDTH 10” [25.5 cm] after blocking

HEIGHT 10” [25.5 cm] after blocking

Edgemerc crochet afghan pattern square 8

Project Level

Easy

TECHNIQUES USED

chain – single – triple│treble – 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.
  • The Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed│written directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.

CONSTRUCTION

Edgemerc squares are worked flat, turning after every row, bottom up. Afghan 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, complete stitch diagrams & illustrations for specialty stitches)

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.
  • Sample squares shown were lightly blocked at corners and across top bottom edges only, without stretching│pinning, laid flat and steamed to relax stitches│yarn prior to joining. Refer to Blocking: A Guide for basic blocking methods│instructions.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern.

ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Ea – each

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sq(s) – square(s)

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tr – tripletreble

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 bumpridge-like in appearance, work stitch as normal.

PM (place marker) Place marker inaroundthrough stitch just made or as instructed.

Single, rust colored crochet sample of Square 8 for the Revel Crochet blog's Edgemerc Crochet A Long laid flat.
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SQUARE

Set up Ch 41, sc in back ridge {see special stitches above} of 2nd ch from hook, sc in back ridge  of ea ch across to end, turn. 40 sc

Row 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ea sc 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 st, *tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in last st, turn. 21 sc, 19 tr

Row 3 Stacked dc {see Special Stitches above}, dc in first sc, dc in ea st across to end, turn. 40 dc

Row 4 Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next dc, *tr in next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to end, turn. 21 sc, 19 tr

Pile of 4 rust color squares crocheted in nupp stitch pattern for the Revel Crochet blog's Edgemerc Crochet A Long.

Row 5 Rep Row 3.

Rows 6-21 Rep Rows 2-5.

Rows 22-24 Rep Rows 2-4.

Row 25 Ch 1, sc in ea st across to end. 40 sc

Row 26 Rep Row 25, fasten off.

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.   ♦

Stitch & Share Your Edgemerc Squares!

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Do you have socials accounts for sharing your stitching progress? If so, please use the hashtags and tag me (@ RevelCrochet) so I will be notified – not only do I truly love seeing all the amazing pieces from everyone but also it is a great way to get new people to join in the Edgemerc CrochetALong! I’m so very excited about getting to see all the different colors of blankets!

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