LB Traveling Seasons Afghan Square #2

One of my favorite things about crochet, is how we can capture memories we have with yarn. Whether it’s a family memory, or a favorite memory we have of a certain time of year, with our yarn we can create things that remind us of those memories. I am so excited that I am part of a project focused on capturing memories of different seasons throughout the year: The Lion Brand Traveling Seasons Afghan! The year-long Collaborative Project 2021 CAL, sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn called the “Traveling Seasons Afghan” is now ready for my square.

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Starting in January, the 1st of 12 Afghan square designs began its seasonal journey to a new designer every month, spanning across the U.S. and Canada. Each designer creating a 13″ x 13″ square, designed with their favorite memories behind that season. As we create these squares just before the season starts we can share in all the memories we hold onto year after year. Each row representing fond memories of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Creating with yarn is a way for us to connect with one another and with memories built in. A completed border will be the last destination on the journey, bringing our theme to a close.

You can find the patterns published free online so you can follow along with us and create your own crochet Afghan!
My square is # 2 and all the materials needed are below in my pattern. Get the $1 printable PDF here!

Below is a list of this year’s designers from Lionbrand Yarn and links to their sites. Follow the designers on social media for a new square each month, as the Afghan travels around for each season.

Traveling Seasons Afghan Designers:

1. Whistle and Wool

2. E’Claire Makery

3. Two of Wands

4. Pink Plumeria Maui

5. Little Red Knits

6. Evelyn and Peter

7. Knits and Knots by Ame

8. TL Yarn Crafts

9. Rohn Strong

10. Meghan Makes Do

11. Capitol Crochet

12. Coco Crochet Lee

13. Rain and Bolt

For more information and a complete list of all the designers involved, flight map, FAQs, please visit https://www.whistleandwool.com for the landing page of the project, hosted by Angie, from Whistle and Wool.

Want to have some virtual maker fun?
Host a virtual CAL with your maker friends! Getting together online to share in your favorite memories along the way as you create your squares. Tag @MyLifeInYarn and @LionBrandYarn on your Instagram posts and use the hashtags #mylifeinyarn #travelingseasonsafghan #lbtravelingseasonsafghan and #seasonsafghan2021.

This square was inspired by some of my favorite memories of spring growing up: seeing the wildflowers grow in the fields after a fresh spring rain. It’s the perfect square to follow up the first one for the Traveling Seasons Afghan, which featured rain drops! Where I grew up on the California Coast, we rarely got rain, but when we did it was always followed by hundreds of flowers growing on the hills. I loved getting to hike on the hiking trails in my area and see how many flowers that I could spot. This square captures all of those memories in one crochet blanket square! I can’t wait for you to make it!

Gauge:

  • 4” x 4” square = 13 dc x 10 rows

Hook:

  • J/6mm

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease (Worsted Weight 4, 197yds/180m, 3oz/85g, 80% Acrylic 20% Wool) in:

  • Grey Heather (1 skein)

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain 
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • fpdc = front post double crochet 
  • bpdc = back post double crochet 
  • fptc = front post treble crochet 
  • bobble = bobble stitch (*yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops,* repeat till you have 5 loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull yarn through all 5)

Pattern:

Get the $1 printable PDF on Ravelry here!

Ch 44

Row 1: starting from 3rd ch from hook, hdc 42 [42 sts]

Row 2-4: ch 2, turn, hdc across [42 sts]

Row 5: ch 2, turn, hdc 7, fpdc 1, hdc 12, fpdc 1, hdc 12, fpdc 1, hdc 8 [42 sts]

Row 6: ch 2, turn, hdc 8, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 7 [42 sts]

Row 7: ch 2, turn, hdc 7, fpdc 1, hdc 12, fpdc 1, hdc 12, fpdc 1, hdc 8 [42 sts]

Row 8: ch 2, turn, hdc 8, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 7 [42 sts]

Row 9: ch 2, turn, hdc 7, fpdc 1, hdc 12, fpdc 1, hdc 12, fpdc 1, hdc 8 [42 sts]

Row 10: ch 2, turn, hdc 8, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 7 [42 sts]

Row 11: ch 2, turn, hdc 4, fptc 1 around the fpdc on the stem from 2 rows back, hdc 2, fpdc 1, hdc 2, fptc 1 around the fpdc on the stem you did the other fptc around, hdc 9, fpdc 1, hdc 9, fptc 1 around the fpdc on the stem from 2 rows back, hdc 2, fpdc 1, hdc 2, fptc 1 around the fpdc on the stem you did the other fptc around, hdc 5 [42 sts]

Row 12: ch 2, turn, hdc 8, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 12, bpdc 1, hdc 7 [42 sts]

Row 13: ch 2, turn, hdc 7, fpdc 1, hdc 9, fptc 1 around the fpdc on the stem from 2 rows back, hdc 2, fpdc 1, hdc 2, fptc 1 around the fpdc on the stem you did the other fptc around, hdc 9, fpdc 1, hdc 8 [42 sts]

Row 14: ch 2, turn, hdc 7, Bobble 3, hdc 11, bpdc 1, hdc 11, Bobble 3, hdc 6 [42 sts]

Row 15: ch 2, turn, hdc 20, fpdc 1, hdc 21 [42 sts]

Row 16: ch 2, turn, hdc 5, Bobble 3, hdc 1, Bobble 3, hdc 9, bpdc 1, hdc 9, Bobble 3, hdc 1, Bobble 3, hdc 4 [42 sts]

Row 17: ch 2, turn, hdc 20, fpdc 1, hdc 21 [42 sts]

Row 18: ch 2, turn, hdc 4, Bobble 3, hdc 3, Bobble 3, hdc 7, Bobble 3, hdc 7, Bobble 3, hdc 3, Bobble 3, hdc3 [42 sts]

Row 19: ch 2, turn, hdc across [42 sts]

Row 20: ch 2, turn, hdc 5, Bobble 3, hdc 1, Bobble 3, hdc 6, Bobble 3, hdc 1, Bobble 3, hdc 6, Bobble 3, hdc 1, Bobble 3, hdc 4 [42 sts]

Row 21: ch 2, turn, hdc across [42 sts]

Row 22: ch 2, turn, hdc 7, Bobble 3, hdc 7, Bobble 3, hdc 3, Bobble 3, hdc 7, Bobble 3, hdc 6 [42 sts]

Row 23: ch 2, turn, hdc across [42 sts]

Row 24: ch 2, turn, hdc 18, Bobble 3, hdc 1, Bobble 3, hdc 17 [42 sts]

Row 25: ch 2, turn, hdc across [42 sts]

Row 26: ch 2, turn, hdc 20, Bobble 3, hdc 19 [42 sts]

Row 27-31: ch 2, turn, hdc across [42 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope that you love your next square for the Traveling Seasons Afghan! I can’t wait to see the beautiful square that you create from this pattern! If you make a square of your own from this pattern, I’d love to share it on social media. Just tag me on Instagram or Facebook using the tag @eclairemakery or #eclairemakery.

Happy stitching,

Claire

5 COMMENTS

  1. Nancy | 2nd Feb 21

    It is a lovely pattern, but row 12 doesn’t seem to be right. I have frogged several times. The stitch count is fine but the stitches don’t seem to line up. Am i missing something? Anyone else having this problem?

    • Claire Goodale | 2nd Feb 21

      Row should be correct. When you did the front post treble crochet in the previous row, did you count that as one stitch and then skip the next hdc since the front post treble crochet replaces the stitch? Then you do two hdc before the front post double crochet.
      It could be that now you have 4 extra stitches in row 11 instead of the 42. If you have the 42 then it should work. You don’t do any back post stitches around the front post triple crochets you did.

  2. Nancy | 2nd Feb 21

    Hi Claire
    I am just letting you know that it was my error that I indicated that row 12 wasn’t right. I frogged my work again, and this time I was able to make the row correctly 🙂 ! I guess it is due to inattentiveness.
    I can’t wait to continue the pattern now, since I really like the pattern.
    Thanks for the pattern.

  3. Jana Leggett | 15th Feb 21

    Hi Claire, the first square is all sc but this one is all hdc and is coming out way bigger in comparison to the first one as a result. Am I missing something? Thanks
    Jana

    • Claire Goodale | 15th Feb 21

      Hi Jana,

      Are you meeting the gauge that is listed in the pattern? Even though they are two different stitches, the blocks should be the same size when the gauge for my square is met. If you’re finding that it is still too big, you can go down a hook size or two till you meet the gauge of the pattern.

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