Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern, Softie Block J

Softie
Block “J”
EveryDayWomanCrochet

designs by Sheri K.



FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Each side measures 6” square.


SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced.


MATERIALS:

Red Heart Classic Worsted Weight Yarn:
·         28 yards Color A (#267/Maize)
·         39 yards Color B (#1625/Lime)
·         39 yards Color C (#849/Olympic Blue)
·         28 yards Color D (#230/Yellow)
·         55 yards Color E (#579/Light Lavender)

Crochet hook size G/6-4.00mm
Yarn Needle (for working in ends)
Polyester fiberfill.

GAUGE:
7 single crochet X 7 rows = 2” square.

STITCHES USED /ABBREVIATIONS:
       Color A = CA
·         Color B = CB
·         Color C = CC
·         Color D = CD
·         Color E = CE
·         Chain = ch
·         Slip stitch = sl st
·         Single Crochet = sc
·         Back loop only – blo
·         Carry color across = (cca)
·         Carry color forward = (ccf)
·         Single crochet 2 together = sc2tog
·         Loop stitch = Lp st
·         Surface slip stitch = Ssl st.


PATTERN NOTES:

The Sides are worked in one piece, with the Corners added on at the end. The Top and Bottom are worked separately and then crocheted onto the Sides.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

The chain-1 at the beginning of the rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.

When changing colors, work with current color until 1 stitch remains, change to new color on the last yarn over when working the remaining stitch. Work with changed color until another color change is indicated.

Each section of the pattern is printed below, followed by a step-by-step slideshow. A downloadable/printable PDF of this pattern ia available at the bottom of this post.

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

SIDES:

SIDE 1:

With CA ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs across.

Rows 2 – 19: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CB. Fasten off CA ONLY.









SIDE 2:

Note: (cca) the dropped color after a color change unless otherwise instructed.

Row 21: (Right Side Row): Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the next 20 sc.

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sc.

Row 23: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc changing to CC, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CC, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CC, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB (ccf), 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog changing to CC, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB, 2 sc2tog changing to CC, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB, 2 sc2tog changing to CC, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB (ccf), sc2tog, 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 25: Ch 1, turn. Work a sc2tog changing to CC, 2 sc in the next sc, sc2tog, 2 sc in the next sc changing to CB, sc2tog changing to CC, 2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc changing to CB, sc2tog changing to CC, 2 sc in the next sc, sc2tog, 2 sc in the next sc changing to CB (ccf), sc2tog.

Rows 26 and 27: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc changing to CC, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc changing to CB, 1 sc in the next sc changing to CC, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc changing to CB, 1 sc in the next sc changing to CC, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc changing to CB (ccf), 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 28: Ch 1, turn. Work 2 sc in the next sc changing to CC, sc2tog, 2 sc in the next sc, sc2tog changing to CB, 2 sc in the next sc changing to CC, sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc2tog changing to CB, 2 sc in the next sc changing to CC, sc2tog, 2 sc in the next sc, sc2tog changing to CB (ccf), 2 sc in the next sc.

Row 29: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc changing to CC, 2 sc2tog changing to CB, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CC, 2 sc2tog changing to CB, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CC, 2sc2tog changing to CB (ccf), 2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 30: Repeat Row 23.

Rows 31 – 38: [Consecutively repeat Rows 23 – 30]

Fasten off CC.

Row 39: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sc across.

Row 40: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sc across changing to CD.

Fasten off CB.





SIDE 3:

Row 41: Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Rows 42 – 59: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 60: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CE, fasten off CD only.




SIDE 4:

Row 61: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Row 62: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc, 1 Lp st in each of the next 18 sc, 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 63: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sts across.

Rows 64 – 79: [Consecutively repeat Rows 62 and 63] 8 times.

Row 80: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.





JELLY BEAN DESIGN:

The Jelly Bean Design is worked on the surface of Side 1 using the Ssl st.

For each Ssl st indicated, first count the all stitches on the surface of the Side in the indicated direction then work the Ssl st. All stitches and directions are counted from the current location of the hook making sure the Side is positioned according to the initial positioning instructions.



Work on Side 1 with the beginning chain towards the right and the last row worked on the left with the ends of the rows towards you.

BEAN 1:

Using CB, beginning on the right bottom corner of Side 1, count 5 stitches up, then count 3 stitches to the left. Join yarn.

Sslst 1: Count 1 stitch to the left, work a ssl st
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down, work a ssl st.

Note: after each Ssl st count instruction “…” means “work a ssl st.”

Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 11 and 12: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.

BEAN 2:

Locate ssl st 5 on Bean 1, count 1 stitch to the left, join CD.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5 and 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

BEAN 3:

Locate ssl st 11 on Bean 2, count 2 stitches to the left. Join CC.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 11 and 12: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.

BEAN 4:

Locate the joining stitch on Bean 3, count 2 stitches up, join CB.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 11 and 12: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.
BEAN 5:

Locate the ssl st 6 on Bean 4, count 1 stitch up, join CD.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 12 and 13: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

BEAN 6:

Locate the ssl st 4  on Bean 4, count 1 stitch to the right, join CC.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 5 and 6: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.




CORNERS:

1st Corner: Fold the Sides so that the beginning ch on Side 1 is lined up with the sc of Row 80 on Side 4 and the wrong sides are together. Working through BOTH the beginning ch and Row 80 together, join CE in the 1st set of stitches. Ch 1, continuing to work through BOTH together, sc in the same stitches as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 stitches across. Fasten off.

2nd Corner: Working in the unused front loops on Row 20, join CE in the 1st unused front loop. Ch 1, work 1 sc in the same stitch as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 unused front loops. Fasten off.

3rd Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 40, repeat 2nd Corner.

4th Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 60, repeat 2nd Corner.






TOP:

With CB ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.



CAPITAL “J”


Locate the left end of Row 8. Count 5 stitches to the right, join CA.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 2 and 3: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up.…
Ssl st 9 – 18: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 19 – 22: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 23: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 24 – 32: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 33: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 34 – 37: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 38 - 47: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 48 – 50: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 51: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 52: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 53: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 54: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 55 and 56: Count 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.

TOP JOINING:

The Top will be joined to the Sides by working through BOTH the edges of the Top and Sides together, using CE.

With wrong sides facing each other, line up Row 20 of Top with the ends of the rows of any Side section. Join yarn in the 1st sc, *work 20 sc evenly across. Insert hook in the same stitch as last stitch worked in of Top ONLY, insert hook into the end sc of corresponding Corner, pull up a loop through both stitches together to work a sc.**

[Continuing to work around the Top and Sides together, with wrong sides facing each other and joining the next edge of the Top to the next Side, repeat from * to **] 3 times. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc.

Fasten off.






BOTTOM:

With CC ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.

LOWER CASE “j”:



HOOK:

With the beginning ch towards you locate the left end of Row 8, count 7 stitches to the right, join CD.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 2 and 3: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6 and 7: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 – 18: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 19: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 20 – 28: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 29: Count 1 stitch left and down…
Ssl st 30: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 31: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 32 and 33: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 34: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 35: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 36: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 37 and 38: Count 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.

DOT:

Locate ssl st 18 on Hook, count 2 stitches up, join CD.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left…
Fasten off.
BOTTOM JOINING:

Stuff the Sides with fiberfill.

Join the Bottom to the Sides in the same way as the Top Joining.



Softie
Block “J”

By
EveryDayWomanCrochet
designs by Sheri K.
Original Publishing Date:
March 21, 2017

This pattern is intellectual property of EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K.

The purchaser of this pattern may not reproduce, publish, or share this pattern in whole or in part. They may, however, sell any number of finished items crocheted from this pattern.



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