Seaglass Crochet Square

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One of my favorite summer pastimes with my children is walking along the shores of Lake Erie collecting sea glass. With the lake being of a fair depth and overly tumultuous, she gifts us tons of treasures in the form of seaglass. There is not much better times than having the warm sun shining down on your back, kneeling in the sand, gently searching through so as not to miss one of the smooth water gems. I created this Square to mimic sea glass laying on the sand and honor that memory! So so many thanks to all involved in bringing this to you. It was over a YEAR in the making and done for free by everyone involved. #crochetlove

I designed this to be part of the FREE CROCHET ALONG – Friends Around the World! (Follow the Facebook group at the end of this paragraph for all the squares and info!) This block will fit perfectly with all the other squares in the crochet along. There are so many amazing designers who contributed, definitely check it out! The Facebook group to join can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/668646249929007/

There is FULL FREE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THE SEAGLASS SQUARE!! That can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgm1A_eZRHs&t=5229s

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FAQ’S about the Crochet Along:

  1. Each square has been meticulously tested and designed so that they all will fit together utilizing the final round. If you match gauge, you will end up with a 12″ square.
  2. You can use these for anything! An afghan is what you are likely to see posted but do not be afraid to make just one or two and make a tote or pillow cover!
  3. You can make them solid color or multi color! Whatever suits you!
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Here are two more samples! Both multi and solid! You can see the texture really screams through even on the solid version! I hope you love it as much as I do!

WRITTEN PATTERN:

Materials:

   160 yards total worsted weight yarn per square

   Solid Sample: Red Heart Super Saver Café Latte

   Multi Sample: Varied

   A: (Main Color): Sand (Red Heart Super Saver – Buff)

   B: Light Baby Blue (Red Heart Super Saver – Light Blue)

   C: Turquoise (Red Heart Super Saver – Turqua)

   D: Dark Turquoise (Red Heart With Love – Blue Hawaii)

   E: Bottle Green (Red Heart With Love – Jadeite)

– size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook -OR- size needed to obtain gauge

– stitch marker, scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle

– non-rusting pins if you choose to block and a surface to which you can safely pin and dampen such as foam mats

Gauge:

Rounds 1-4 = 3.5” in diameter

Finished Dimensions:

12” square

Abbreviations:

Ch(s)     chain(s)                                                            Dc             double crochet

Sl st       slip stitch                                                         nxt            nxt

Sc          single crochet                                                 Rnd          round

St(s)      stitch(es)                                                         Hdcpop    half double crochet popcorn

Sp          space                                                               Bphdc       back post half double crochet

Hdc       half double crochet                                       Prev          previous

Instructions (US Terms):

Special Stitches:

hdcpop (hdc popcorn): make the indicated number of hdc in the indicated st, remove hook from the last hdc made and insert into the 1st hdc , pick up the dropped loop from the last st and pull it through the 1st hdc, ch 1 to close. I count backwards from my last hdc made to be sure I have the right number of hdc in each popcorn.

Color Change Notes for Multi Option: (If solid is desired, disregard these notes.)

– The color letter used for each round in the multi sample are listed in parentheses at the beginning of each round with the key listed in the materials section above.

– A/Main Color of the square will be carried from round to round.

– On popcorn rounds, all stitches of the round are done in A/Main Color EXCEPT the popcorns, which will use the second color.

-The color used for the popcorns on each round will be joined in at the final yarn over/pull through of the st just PRIOR to it being needed on the current round and be cut at the end of each round.

– The color used for the popcorn on each round will be carried behind and crocheted over by the main color, swapping back and forth between colors as needed.

– The color change when worked on a popcorn is worked with the final ch-1 of the stitch.

– Make sure you just lay the yarn along the stitches that are not currently being used without pulling tightly or you will pucker your work.

– When round starts with a hdcpop, change colors at the 1st ch-1 of that round.

– I prefer a ch 2 as my beginning ch for dc. If you prefer the look of ch 3, please feel free to do so.

Begin:

Make magic ring: (Alternately, you may ch 2 and work round 1 in 2nd ch from the hook)

Do not turn rounds. Use marker to mark 1st st of each round to keep track.

Rnd 1: (A)ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-2, pull tail to close. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: (A & B) ch 1 (does NOT count as a st), 2 hdc in same st as ch-1, 4hdcpop (see special sts) in nxt st, *2 hdc in nxt st, 4hdcpop in nxt st, repeat from * four times more, sl st to top of 1st hdc made. (12 hdc & 6 popcorns)

*Note to work into hdcpop: When working into a hdcpop, work the stitch in the closing st of the hdcpop, NOT the ch-1. The chain 1 of each hdcpop will be skipped and not counted anywhere in the piece.

Rnd 3: (A)ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt hdcpop, *dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt hdcpop, repeat from * four times more, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (30)

Rnd 4: (A & C) ch 1 (does NOT count as a st), 2 hdc in same st as ch-1, 5hdcpop in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, *2 hdc in nxt st, 5hdcpop in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, repeat from * four times more, sl st to top of 1st hdc made. (36 hdc & 6 popcorns)

PAUSE CHECK GAUGE: The diameter of your work at this point laid flat and smooth, but not stretched should be 3.5” in diameter.

If you are LARGER, your tension is looser; go down a hook size and try again.

If you are SMALLER, your tension is tighter; go up a hook size and try again.

Rnd 5: (A) ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc in nxt st, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 3 sts, 2 dc in nxt st, *dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 3 sts, 2 dc in nxt st, repeat from * four times more, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (48)

Rnd 6: (A & D) ch 1 (does NOT count as st), 6hdcpop in same st as ch-1, hdc in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st (these fall in the dc worked in the pop on the prev  from round 4 as a placement check), *hdc in nxt st, 6hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt 3 sts, 6hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st, repeat from * four times more, hdc in nxt st, 6hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt 3 sts, sl st to top of 1st 6hdcpop made. (42 hdc & 12 popcorns)

Rnd 7: (A) ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc in nxt 4 sts, 2 dc in nxt hdcpop, *dc in nxt 3 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 2 sts, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 4 sts, 2 dc in nxt hdcpop, repeat from * once more, dc in nxt 3 sts, dc in hdcpop, dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in hdcpop, dc in nxt 2 sts, 2 dc in last st, sl st to top of beg ch-2.  (63 dc)

Rnd 8: (A & E) ch 1 (does NOT count as st), 2 hdc in same st as ch-1 (this is placed in top of the dc worked into the hdcpop on prev round for placement check), hdc in nxt 2 sts, *7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, 2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt st, 7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, 7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, 2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, 7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, repeat from * two times more, omitting the final “2 hdc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts” from last repeat, sl st to 1st hdc made. (63 hdc & 12 popcorns)

Rnd 9: (A) ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, (dc in nxt 2 sts, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop) two times total, dc in nxt 6 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, *(dc in nxt 2 sts, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop) three times total, dc in nxt 6 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, repeat from * one time more, dc in nxt st, sl st to top of beg ch-2.  (84 dc)

Rnd 10: (A & E)ch 1 (does NOT count as a st), 7hdcpop in the same st as the ch-1 (this is on top of the beg ch-2 from the prev round for a placement check), (caution, the nxt st after and 7hdcpop can become hidden, be sure it is placed right), hdc in nxt 2 sts making sure you don’t miss the hidden st for the first hdc, 7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st (these 2 hdc are in the dc worked in top of hdcpop from prev rnd as a placement check), *hdc in nxt st, 7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 sts, 7hdcpop in nxt st, hdc in nxt st, 2 hdc in nxt st, repeat from * 10 times more, until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, sl st to top of 1st hdcpop made. (72 hdc & 24 popcorns)

Rnd 11: (A) ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same hdcpop as ch-2, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 3 sts, hdc in nxt hdcpop, sc in nxt 2 sts, sc in nxt hdcpop, sc in nxt 4 sts, hdc in nxt hdcpop, hdc in nxt 2 sts, hdc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 4 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 3 sts, hdc in nxt hdcpop, sc in nxt 2 sts, sc in nxt hdcpop, sc in nxt 4 sts, hdc in nxt hdcpop, hdc in nxt 2 sts, hdc in nxt hdcpop, dc in nxt 4 sts, repeat from * two times more, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (108 sts and 4 ch-2 sps)(48 dc, 32 hdc, 28 sc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 12: (A) sl st into nxt dc, sl st into nxt ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), ch 2, dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in nxt 4 sts, hdc in nxt 4 sts, sc in nxt 11 sts, hdc in nxt 4 sts, dc in nxt 4 sts, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in nxt ch-2 sp, dc in nxt 4 sts, hdc in nxt 4 sts, sc in nxt 11 sts, hdc in nxt 4 sts, dc in nxt 4 sts, repeat from * two times more, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (116 sts and 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 13: (A) sl st into nxt ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), ch 2, dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in nxt 10 sts, hdc in nxt 9 sts, dc in nxt 10 sts, *( dc, ch 2, dc) in nxt ch-2 sp, dc in nxt 10 sts, hdc in nxt 9 sts, dc in nxt 10 sts, repeat from * two times more, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (124 sts and 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 14: (B) sl st into nxt ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), ch 2, dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in nxt 31 sts, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in nxt ch-2 sp, dc in nxt 31 sts, repeat from * two times more, sl st to 1st dc made. (132 sts and 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 15: (C) sl st into nxt ch-2 sp, ch 1 (does NOT count as 1st st) *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, bphdc in nxt 33 sts, repeat from * three times more, sl st to 1st hdc made. (148 sts and 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 16: (C) sl st in nxt ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch-2 sp, sc in nxt 37 sts, repeat from * three times more, sl st to 1st sc made, cut yarn. (156 sts and 4 ch-2 sps)

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