Welcome back to the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet-Along! This week we will be working on the Popcorn Square (LW4132-4), which you can find here.
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We post pictures of how to do each stitch pattern and crochet a very small sample as an example. Use the stitch counts in the actual pattern to make the square big enough for an afghan.
To start, chain 36 loosely and then do a row of single crochet so you have 35 stitches. Chain 3, which counts as a double crochet, and then do two more double crochet stitches as normal.
To start making the popcorn, do 4 double crochet stitches into the same single crochet stitch.
The second popcorn row has the same idea as the first one, but the popcorns will be offset from each other. You’ll chain 3, which counts as a double crochet stitch, and then immediately do a popcorn. Continue the pattern of doing 3 double crochet in between each popcorn, and you’ll see how the popcorns on the second popcorn row are centered in between the popcorns on the first popcorn row.
Now you’re finished! (Go have a treat!) We’ll release the next square on April 2, 2014. You will need 10 Granny Squares and one each of the other squares for the finished afghan, so if you’re starting late you can get started on making those squares.
Introduction to the Crochet Along
Back Loops Square
Front Post Treble Crochet Square
Raised Crochet Treble Square
Front Post Double Crochet Square
Back Loop & Front Loop Square
Front Post Double Crochet around Single Crochet Square
Shells with Front and Back Post Stitches Square
Double Crochet & Slip Stitch Square