Saturday, September 23, 2017

Softie Block M, Free Crochet Pattern

Softie
Block “M”
EveryDayWomanCrochet

designs by Sheri K.



FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Each side measures 6” square.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced.


MATERIALS:

Red Heart Classic Worsted Weight Yarn:
·         33 yards Color A (#849/Olympic Blue)
·         49 yards Color B (#246/Sea Coral)
·         39 yards Color C (#1535/Bright Violet)
·         22 yards Color D (#579/Light Lavender)
·         39 yards Color E (#230/Yellow)

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:
Photo illustrations of stitches begin next page.
·         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 forward = (ccf)
·         Half double crochet = hdc
·         Double crochet = dc
·         Bloque stitch = bloque 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.

The chain-2 at the beginning of a row counts as the 1st half double crochet, do not work in the 1st stitch of that row.

Each section of the pattern is written below, followed by a step-by-step slideshow presentation. A downloadable/printable PDF of the pattern can be accessed at the bottom of the 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: (Ccf) the dropped color unless otherwise indicated.

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 19 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 18 sc.

Row 23: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 17 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 16 sc.

Row 25: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 15 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc.

Row 26: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 14 sc.

Row 27: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 13 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc.

Row 28: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc.

Row 29: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc.

Row 30: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc.

Row 31: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc.

Row 32: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc.

Row 33: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 13 sc.

Row 34: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 14 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc.

Row 35: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 15 sc.

Row 36: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 16 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc.

Row 37: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc changing to CC, work 1 sc in each of the next 17 sc.

Row 38: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 18 sc changing to CB, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.

Row 39: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc changing to CC (fasten off CB), work 1 sc in each of the next 19 sc.

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


Fasten off CC.  





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. Working in the blo for this row only, work 1 sc in the blo of each of the next 20 sc across.

Row 62: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 63: Ch 2, turn. Work [1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts] 4 times, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts.

Row 64: Ch 2, turn. Work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [bloque st, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts] 3 times, bloque st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts.

Row 65: Ch 2, turn. Work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, bloque st] 3 times, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts.

Rows 66 – 71: [Consecutively repeat Rows 64 and 65] 3 times.

Row 72: Repeat Row 64.

Row 73: Ch 2, turn. Work 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, [bloque st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts] 3 times, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts.

Row 74: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sts across.


Fasten off.




MOON DESIGN:

The Moon 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.


Using CE, beginning on the right bottom corner of Side 1, count 9 stitches up, then count 12 stitches to the left. Join yarn.

Sslst 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down, work a ssl st
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch to the right, work a ssl st.

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

Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch to the right and 2 stitches up…
Ssl st 13: Count 2 stitches to the left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down.…

Fasten off.

Locate ssl st 12, join CE in the same stitch.

Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 16 and 17: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 18: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 19: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 20: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 21 – 24: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 25 – 29: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 30 – 32: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 33 and 34: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 35: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 36: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 37 and 38: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 39: Count 1 stitch to the left and 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 74 on Side 4 and the wrong sides are together. Working through BOTH the beginning ch and Row 74 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 “M”


Locate the right end of Row 3. Count 4 stitches to the left, join CA.

Ssl st 1 – 14: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 16 – 20: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 21 – 25: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 26: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 27 – 40: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 41: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 42 – 54: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 55 – 59: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 60 – 64: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 65 – 77: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 78: Count 1 stitch to the right…

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 “m”:


With the beginning ch towards you locate the right end of Row 3, count 4 stitches to the left, join CD.

Ssl st 1 – 7: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 8 and 9: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 12 and 13: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 14 and 15: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 16 and 17: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 18: Count 1 stitch to the left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 19: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 20: Count 1 stitch to the left…
Ssl st 21 – 29: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 30: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 31 – 37: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 38: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 39 and 40: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 41 and 42: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 43 – 48: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 49: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 50 – 56: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 57: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 58 and 59: Count 1 stitch to the right…
Ssl st 60: Count 1 stitch to the right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 61 – 67: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 68: Count 1 stitch to the right…

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 “M”

By
EveryDayWomanCrochet
designs by Sheri K.
Original Publishing Date:
March 17, 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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