Boy! Do I love a sampler blanket or what? They are perfectly cozy and fun to stitch! My Crochet Peaks and Valley Square is the latest contribution to The Traveling Afghan Square project by Alexi of Two of Wands! Just scroll on down for the full afghan square pattern!
Hey Friends! If you’re new ’round these parts, that’s how I always introduce myself because, let’s be honest, we’re all friends around here! I’m Rohn and I’m super excited to have y’all from the Traveling Afghans Project fam! Here’s a bit about me:
- I love to knit AND crochet. But I also love to rug hook, punch needle, quilt, and a whole lot more.
- I love to read…I spend at least 2 hours a day reading and sometimes more!
- Chocolate covered pretzels are my weakness. Totes.
What is the Traveling Afghans Project?
Alexi, the artist and yarn savant behind Two of Wands, created the idea of the traveling afghan project! An afghan that travels around the world, with squares being added to the blanket by each designer, all while the world looks to be closer than ever.
Not a crocheter? That’s okay! Check out the knit version right here.
You can find all the amazing designers behind the squares over on Alexi’s blog and get all the info you need right here!
I’m sending the afghan off next to Jessica Benvenuto of Fly the Distance! I can’t wait to see what she has cooking up with that magical hook of theirs!
Crochet Peaks and Valley Square
This square was all about the triple crochets! I’m obsessed with them! So, I wanted to create a square that used triple crochets in different ways to create a really cool project!
Lion Brand Wool Ease
1 Skein Natural Heather
Hooks and Notions
6mm Crochet Hook
Blocking Mats and Pins
Rows 1-4 = 4″ in pattern
Square (make 1)
Rnd 1: Work 12dc in 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 12 (counts as first dc, ch 9), (sk next 2 dc, dc in next st, ch 9) three times more, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-12. (4 dc, 4 ch-9 sp)
Rnd 3: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 8 dc in same ch sp, (ch 2, 9dc in next ch-space) three times more, ch 2, join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (36 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st and ch around, join with a sl st to first sc. (44 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 4 (counts as first tr here and throughout), tr2tog in next 2 sts, *(ch 2, tr3tog in next 3 sts) twice, ch 3, tr in next st, ch 3, tr in next st, ch 3**, tr3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st to first tr2tog.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in every st and ch around.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 11 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 17 sts) three times, dc in last 5 sts, join with a sl st to beg ch-3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each st around placing 3sc in center dc of each 3dc group.
Rnd 9: Ch 4, tr in next st, (ch 2, tr3tog) four times, ch 3, *(tr, ch 3, tr) in next st, ch 3**, (tr3tog, ch 2) six times, tr3tog, ch 3; rep from * three times more ending last rep at **, (tr3tog, ch 2) twice, tr in the last st, join with a sl st to first ch-4.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st and ch around. Fasten off.
Pin and steam block to 10 inches square. Using a mattress stitch, sew in place.