Crochet-Along (Week 1)

Welcome to Week One of our Mystery Crochet-Along! For the next 15 weeks each Friday we will release 3-4 squares a week that will come together to create a sampler afghan. We suggest Mary Maxim Starlette Yarn in any colors you desire. When the blanket is completed, we will give a suggested layout but you are free to adjust for the look you desire as all squares will be the same size. Gauge: Each finished square should measure 7" using an H (5.00 mm) hook or ANY SIZE HOOK needed to obtain this gauge. Just beginning with crochet? See the end of this post for our beginning crochet playlist! STITCH GUIDE: PS – Puff Stitch: 4 times, yo and draw through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1 to close. *Note: In the video below the number of loops is different, but the technique is the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt2UJyBIK-M FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet: Yo, insert hook, from front to back to front, around post of next st, yo and pull up a loop even with last stitch worked and complete as dc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bda2Xo7eV3E SQUARE 1 - Ch 26 loosely. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. (25 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (25 sc) Repeat Row 2 until square measures 7” . Fasten off. SQUARE 2 - Ch 26 loosely. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc) Row 2: Sc in each of the first 4 sc, *PS in st, sc in each of the next 3 sc; rep from *across to last sc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.( 5 Puff Stitches) Row 3: Sc in each st to end, ch 1, turn. Row 4: Sc in each of first 2 sc, PS in next sc, *sc in each of next 3 sc, PS in next sc; rep from * across to the last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, ch 1, turn (6 Puff Stitches) Row 5: Sc in each st to end, ch 1, turn. Repeat Rows 2-5 until square measures 7” ending with Row 5. SQUARE 3 - Ch 25 loosely. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn – 24 sc. Row 2: Hdc in first sc and in each sc across, ch 2, turn, - 24 hdc. Row 3 and all odd rows: Sc in each st across, ch 2, turn. Row 4: Hdc in each of the first 2 sc * twice, skip next 2 sc behind Fpdc (now and throughout), hdc in each of next 5 sc; rep from * across to last sc, hdc in last sc, ch 2, turn. Row 6: Hdc in each of first 3 sc, * twice, hdc in each of next 5 sc; rep from *across, ch 2, turn. Row 8: Hdc in each of first 4 sc, twice, *hdc in each of next 5 sc, twice; rep from * across to last 4 sc, hdc in each of last 4 sc, ch 2, turn. Row 10: Hdc in each of first 5 sc, twice, hdc in each of next 5sc, twice; rep from * across to last 3 sc, hdc in each of last 3 sc, ch 2, turn. Row 12: Hdc in each of first 6 sc, twice, *hdc in each of next 5 sc, twice; rep from *across to last 2 sc, hdc each of last 2 sc, ch 2, turn. Row 14: Work as Row 10. Row 16: Work as Row 8. Row 18: Work as Row 6. Row 20: Work as Row 4. Row 22: Hdc in first sc and in each sc across. Row 23: Sc in first hdc and in each hdc across. Come back next week for the next set of squares! Please subscribe to the blog to get all of the crochet along send directly to your inbox and be sure you never miss a week.   Need help getting started with crochet? Check out our playlist below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2WWId04W1U&list=PLinjNVAlSM4Q7aZpl43HH_6fe15R5Bg6f

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  • Crochet-Along (Week 2)

    […] The entire blanket requires 1620 yards of Starlette  yarn divided into as many or as few colors as you desire. Using Starlette, for our blanket we will be using Mid Green as Color 1 ( 7 skeins) , Natural as Color 2 (4 skeins) , and Deep Green as Color 3 (4 skeins). As we mentioned in the Intro Post, this is a GREAT project to use up your stash. Each square requires approximately 60 yards, and there will be a total of 42 squares.  In case you missed it, here is Week One. […]


  • Carol

    Thank you Heather, I did notice the archives so I knew they would be around for a long while. I am also printing them out, I prefer working from a sheet of paper, going to save them all, as I can imagine doing this again with another color. Depending on how it goes at the end, the assembling. Hopes are up!


  • Sally

    Never got an answer to my first inquiry….

    I too can’t get #2 figured out. I end up with too many stitches. After you sc in the first 4 sc, do you PS in that last sc (the fourth one?) or the next one?


  • Heather Mango

    Sally we will get a video together to post for you to help with the square. It should be up by tomorrow, if you send your email address to heather@marymaxim.com I will send a copy of the video link directly to you :)


  • Heather Mango

    Carol, these will stay on the blog, so go at your own pace and enjoy it!


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