Crochet Along: Afghan Sampler – Part 7
Pattern 7 of 10
Pattern is Property of The Inspired Wren.
You can click on this link to go their page for original post. I am going to change the verbiage here and update anything that may help but this is completely Ren’s design and CAL.
Lucky number 7 is the Bobble stitch square.
Like previous squares, this fabric is reversible with bobbles worked from both sides. The fabric is made with one bobble plus one chain repeated across, where each bobble falls into the chain-space of the previous row.
This is a stitch that has many uses. I’ve seen numerous dish clothes made with it since it has a nice texture that can dry your dishes pretty quickly.
Here’s where I want to note that this is a Sampler Blanket and you will make mistakes and things may not be the exact size.. That’s okay. Once you finish all the stitches in this CAL you are going to have expanded your skill-set ten fold. Literally (there are 10 stitches for this sampler afghan).
To get the most out of this experience, you’ll want to head on over to Savvy Kingdom’s I Love Crocheting Facebook group to join the Royal Hookers, where you can ask questions and share pictures of your progress! Please jump right into the discussion and don’t be shy!
How to Determine Your Crochet Skill Level
Notes: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
Supplies and Tools:
Hooks: H/8 – 5.00MM, or size needed to obtain the same size as your others square from the previous patterns. (Which we use 9″ x 9″ as the example)
Yarn: Colors A and B — For me that means Caron Simply Soft Grey Heather (Color A) and Light Country Blue (Color B)
Notions: Darning/Tapestry needle and scissors
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
ch-1 sp: space created by chain stitch of previous row
dc: double crochet
GAUGE: our goal is a 9″x9″ square however this needs to match up to the same size as the previous squares.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
The closer in size you make all the squares the easier it will be to join them and you’ll have a consistent look when finished.
To get you started on what the bobble stitch looks like via a video, here is an example I found that may help you out.
Bobble Stitch: Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Pattern: (When you see the chain amount, use what the amount of chains you need to match the same size as your previous patterns)
Bobble:[yarn over and insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw loop through stitch, yarn over and draw through first 2 loops on hook] repeat within  3 times total all into the same stitch leaving 4 loops on hook, yarn over and draw loop through all 4 loops on hook to complete one bobble; counts as 1 stitch throughout
Row 1: Working in Color A, ch 36; 36 stitches
Row 2: Begin in 4th ch from hook (3 ch counts as 1 st), bobble 1, [ch 1, skip st, bobble 1], repeat within  across; 34 stitches
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as st, here and throughout), turn, bobble 1 in first available ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip st, bobble 1 in ch-1 sp], repeat within  across ending with last bobble worked in turning ch; 34 stitches
Rows 4-18: Repeat Row 3; 34 stitches each
Border: *work 38 sc along one side of the square, ch 1 (does not count as stitch); repeat from * on each side of the square. Yarn off, and weave in ends.
Repeat with Color B for a second, separate square.
When you complete this week’s CAL you should have 7 different stitches under your belt and 14 squares for this blanket.
Below you will find links to any part of this CAL that came prior to this one for your reference.
- Main Afghan Sampler Post
- Part 1 Single Crochet Square
- Part 2 Basket Weave
- Part 3 Baby Bubble
- Part 4 Vertical Ribs
- Part 5 Solid Scallop
- Part 6 Moss Stitch
FAQs – Afghan Sampler
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