Traveling Crochet Afghan Square #3

This crochet afghan square is part of the Traveling Crochet Afghan and I’m so excited to share the 3rd pattern! My design is inspired by my home country the Netherlands, aka Holland, and features the tulip crochet stitch. I tried to keep the pattern as easy as possible with simple repeats, so it will be a fun project for both beginning and advanced crocheters. Scroll down for my free pattern and more information on this fun international Traveling Afghans project!

Traveling Crochet Afghan Square #3

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About the Traveling Crochet Afghan project

The Traveling Afghan Project is a crochet-along sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn which runs from January 2020 till December 2020. The blanket travels to a new designer every two weeks who will add a 10″x10″ square before sending it off to the next person. In total 49 designers from 7 different countries are participating.

All patterns will be available for free on our blogs so you can follow along and create your own crochet afghan. For your convenience you can also purchase a kit with all the yarn you’ll need to make the entire blanket. Read more about this project on this page.

Lionbrand traveling afghan project square 1, 2 and 3

About this design

I was born and raised in the Netherlands (aka Holland) and tulips in the Netherlands are a big thing. It’s one of the things we’re famous for (besides Gouda cheese). We even have an ‘Amsterdam Tulip Festival’ each year. 🌷

Therefore I decided to use the tulip crochet stitch which is a fun and beautiful stitch. The tulip stitch is made of 2 rows: 1 row with V-stitches and 1 row with puff stitches. Together they really look like tulips. Amazing, huh?

Simplicity is important to me as I want this square to be a fun project for both beginners and advanced crocheters. I tried to make a simple row repeat and only used basic stitches. It turned out to be a super simple and beginner-friendly pattern.

Lionbrand Traveling Afghan Square nr 3 with tulips

About me

Hi! I’m Wilma, 25 years old and I design crochet patterns which I share for FREE on this blog. I especially like to make garments, shawls and hats. Currently I’m working on a special series of patterns which are inspired by and dedicated to my ‘extended family’; people with the same rare tumor as I have.

For more than 22 years my doctors did not know what was going on. In 2017 I finally got diagnosed with an ultra rare condition. I immediately started searching for other people and so far I’ve found about 40 people in the whole wide world. It’s amazing how many similarities we have and how much we look alike. Many of my upcoming patterns will be special designs inspired by my new ‘extended family’.

> Read more about me
> Read more about this special series of patterns

Wilma Westenberg Traveling Afghan Blanket

Crochet Afghan Square #3 pattern

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Materials

– 1/2 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease (weight 4/medium, 197yds/180m, 3oz/85g), or approx 100yds/90m of another worsted weight yarn. You can purchase a kit which includes all the yarn you need for the Traveling Afghan crochet blanket.

– Crochet hook 6mm (J/10)

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Finished dimensions

10 x 10 ” / 25.5 x 25.5 cm

Gauge

14 dc and 8 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– ch: chain

– dc: double crochet

– puff: puff stitch

– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in one st)

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– This project is worked in rounds with the right side facing you

– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within the same corner

– Slip stitches do not count as a stitch

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this pattern.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Round 1:
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 1
Round 2:
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 2

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 3

Round 4:
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner, skip next 2 st,
*[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 4

Round 5:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 7 puff)

Round 6:
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 23 dc)

Round 7:
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 18 dc / 9 v-st)

Round 8:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 11 puff)

You can make your square bigger by repeating row 3, 4 and 2 as many times as you want.

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 5 - 8

Blocking

Make sure to block all your afghan squares before attaching them to the blanket. The measurement of each square should be 10 x 10″. In short, blocking means you make your square wet and pin in the correct shape, for example on a bed or foam blocks. It will dry and stay in the shape you pinned it. You can find my blocking tutorial here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this crochet afghan square, feel free to join my Facebook Group. I created this group for you to share pictures/ progress, ask questions and to help each other out.

Share a picture!

If you’re traveling along and finished my afghan, please share a photo! Tag us on Instagram @wilmawestenberg & @mylifeinyarn and use the following hashtags for full exposure: #wilmade #travelingafghans #mylifeinyarn #lionbrandyarn #travelingcrochetafghan.

All Traveling Afghans

#1 – by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands
#2 – by Cecilia Losada of Mamma DIY
#3 – by me!
#4 – coming soon…


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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracy King
    13 February 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks Wilma!!!

  • Reply
    Kayla Mullins
    11 February 2020 at 2:30 am

    I too had to watch the video to learn ur puff. What I’m having issues with is round 4. Do you skip two stitches after the final DC in the corner? I can’t get my counts right

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    Deirdre Magner
    8 February 2020 at 2:41 am

    Hi! Greetings from the USA. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial/video! It was so easy to follow and I love this block. It is beautiful and so easy and fast!

  • Reply
    Anne
    8 February 2020 at 1:58 am

    Thank you for Square 3. I’ve just finished mine. I enjoy squeezing the puffs; they feel like soft little cocoons. Like Rosieg, I would recommend written directions for the puffs, but the video was clear and I was able to figure them out. My only problem was of my own making — I chose a loosely-spun yarn from my stash, and making the puffs was a little tricky because the yarn wants to split. No reflection on the designer, I’m sure they would have worked better in Wool-Ease! I also enjoyed seeing the photo of the first 3 squares joined together.

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    Dorinda
    7 February 2020 at 3:19 am

    What color yarn did you use? Your squares are beautiful!!

  • Reply
    AmeL - Los Angeles
    5 February 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Beautiful Tulip square! it represents your Holland tulip. Clear instruction, well explained and easy tutorial video to follow.

  • Reply
    Gloria
    4 February 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful square. Just finished the square, thank you

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    rosieg
    4 February 2020 at 1:54 am

    Where are the instructions for making the puff stitch? I cannot watch videos on my cell phone due to excessive buffering, and I cannot afford internet at home.

  • Reply
    Marie W
    2 February 2020 at 7:14 pm

    I think your Ravelry link leads to a different granny square pattern, not the Traveling Afghan one.

  • Reply
    Rachel-Canada
    2 February 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Your video was great!!! I was able to follow along no problem and everything was so clearly explained! Thank you, the square is beautiful, I’m on row 5 at the moment 🙂

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