The year-long project sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn called the “Traveling Seasons Afghan” is now ready for my square. This has been a collaborative effort between 13 designers and bloggers from across the U.S. and Canada!
Starting in January, the first Seasons Afghan square was started by Whistle and Wool, and then began its seasonal journey to a new designer every month. Each designer created a 13″x 13″ square with their seasonal memory. These are published free online so everyone can follow along with us and create your own crochet Afghan! The year-long collaborative effort connects us with one another through the things we love and with memories built-in. Each Square created has been designed with a passion behind that season.
My square is # 4 and all the materials needed are below in my pattern.
Visit the master list of this year’s designers from Lion Brand Yarn below and links to their sites as the link below for the itinerary of the Afghan. Follow along with the squares and the route as they travel around for each season.
Follow the designers on social media to get updates on their pattern releases and learn about their favorite seasonal memories.
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.
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. We would love to see YOUR life in yarn too, so make sure to tag Lion Brand Yarn and My Life in Yarn in your posts and use the hashtags #mylifeinyarn #travelingseasonsafghan #lbtravelingseasonsafghan and #seasonsafghan2021.
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- J-10 (6 mm) Hook, I love my Clover Amour
- Worsted Weight, #4 yarn, I used Wool-Ease by Lion Brand Yarn, 80% Acrylic/20% Wool, 30z/ 85 g, 197yd/ 180 m in Grey Heather.
- Scissors, I love my Clover Patchwork
- Tapestry Needle, I love my Clover set
- Tape Measure
The 4th month of the Lion Brand Traveling Season Afghan is the first square for Summer. I choose a shell pattern to represent seashells and the ocean. It was inspired by sweet memories of looking for shells during Summer.
13×13 in. (33×33 cm)
15 sts x 9.5 rows of shell pattern = about 4×4 in. (10×10 cm)
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- rep = repeat
- RS = right side
- shell = 5 dc in designated st
- sc = single crochet
- sk = skip
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- Pattern is worked over a multiple of 6+1 (6+2 for initial chain). To increase or decrease, add or subtract multiples of 6 for pattern below.
- Rows are worked flat in back-and-forth rows, turning at the end of each row.
Row 1(RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 49 sc in this row.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, shell, sk 2 sts, sc*. Rep from * to * across.
Row 3: Turn, (ch 2, 2dc) in first st counts as 3dc, *sk 2 sts, sc, sk 2 sts, shell in sc*; rep from * to * across; sk 2 sts, sc, sk 2 sts, 3dc in sc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, shell, sk 2 sts, sc*; rep from * to * across, working last sc in top of turning ch.
Repeat Rows 3-4 until you have 30 rows.
Row 31: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc, *sc 5, hdc*; rep from * to * across.
Block Square to 13×13 in (33×33 cm). Weave in ends. Sew square to Afghan with whip stitch or your choice of seaming. You can reference placement of square at Whistle and Wool.
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