Crochet Flora Afghan: Queen Anne Lace Square

Crochet Flora Afghan: Queen Anne Lace Square


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd, as well as my friends over at Yarnspirations.com. Let’s move along in our Floral Afghan. This is the final square of seven, and this is the Queen Anne Lace. So the Queen Anne lace has texture that you can see. It just jumps off, just like you see, like a almost, like a wagon wheel kind of look. And depending on how you wanna color that up, you can kind of keep the colors to being the same, and it looks really quite awesome. So what we’re going to do today is get ourselves started using a six millimeter, size “J”. crochet hook, using Caron One Pound if you wish. I just did uh, matter of just three different colors that you see here. Of course, you can change the color. At the time of filming this there is apparently an error number five, but when I get there, I’ll figure what it is, and then we’ll correct that. So when you go to download your pattern, it should be corrected out. So let’s begin, and let’s start round number one. So let’s create a slip knot, and put it onto our hook, and let’s begin and we’re gonna chain four. So one two three and four. And let’s insert into the beginning chain, the fourth one away, and we’re going to put eleven double crochet, or eleven double crochets into that round. So let’s count these up together. So that was one two three four five six seven eight nine ten and eleven. So with the chaining of four that you had it, that counts as one. So one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven and twelve and let’s slip stitch to the top of the first chain four, and let’s begin to do that next. So let’s uh, start off with round number two. We’re gonna keep the same color one more time. So let’s begin. We’re gonna chain three, counts as a double crochet, and in the same one you did the join, I want you to place in another double crochet. So we’re gonna have two in the same one. So moving to the next stitch, there’s gonna be two double crochets into that one as well. And so what I want you to make sure, is that just get two double crochets in each stitch all the way around. I’m going to show you the cheating technique to avoid the ugly seam line that can happen. So I will see at the end of this one. It’s two double crochet in each, and it should be done twelve sets of two. So I’m coming all the way around, I have one more left, but it always looks like there’s two, and this is what creates that look that make it look like there’s a gapping space, because it causes that. So what I want you to do in the last one put in one double crochet to start, and now the next one, I want you to put two double crochets together, in order to hide this gapping space. So just wrap the yarn of going into the stitch, pull through, pull through two, and hold it. Then go into this spot right here. This is not a stitch. This is just a space that’s created, and do the same thing. Then pull through all three, and that space, plus the last stitch, became one stitch. So it doesn’t change your stitch counts. And then join it to the top of the chain three. Like so. See, and then it closes it in beautifully. We’re gonna get rid of this yarn now, and we’re gonna switch it off to something new. And this yarn here is going to be a lot of fun. And this yarn here, is going to be the look of the spokes. So you wanna make sure that you’re choosing that yarn effectively. For round number three, you want to join it to a back loop only. Ok, so just going into any of the back loops, and just effectively just attach it. So if you’re new to crochet, there’s always two strands. And so the closest strand is a front loop, and the furthest one is the back loop, and together they equal a stitch. So just join it, and then chain three. So one two and three. And staying on the back loops for this entire round, there’s gonna be two double crochets in the next back loop. Just like you see. And then what we’re going to do then, is just continue to into the next back loop, and etc. So they’ll be one into the next, and then two into the next. So that’s the repeat pattern. So it’s basically one and two. So I wantcha to do that all the way around. This is round number three. Going into this, so it’s one into the next, and then two into the next one after that. When you come all the way round on number three, make sure that there’s two double crochets in the last one. And I’m only keeping count, so it’s not nothing I’m doing that’s special. And then just join it to the top, and there should be a total of 36 stitches going all the way around, and we’re gonna get rid of this yarn, and bring on a different color. And let’s begin round number four next. So let’s begin round number four. Let’s join another color yarn, and we can join it to any of the, any stitch that we want. And then I just want you to go in, to any stitch, and just attach it. And chain three, that counts as a double crochet. And in the same one of the join I want you to put in two more double crochet. And watch what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna skip the next stitch, and just go to the one after that, and put in three double crochet, and that’s all we’re gonna do for this round. It’s nice and easy. So we’re doing the expansion as we need to, for this, and it’s worked, it’s gonna work out. So skipping the next stitch, and go to the one right after that, and three double crochets. So please do that all the way around, for round number four. So once you get all the way around, you’re gonna skip the last stitch, because you’re keeping in count, and then just join it. And let’s get rid of this yarn, and let’s begin, and bring up this color again. So we’re gonna bring up the main color that we want to play with. So it’ll be the one that you started with. That’ll be the spoke color. So let’s peace, please do that now. Let’s go on to round number five. So let’s move on to round number five. We’re gonna grab the same color, as the original, of this color right here, number three. And what we’re going to do is that we’re going to create, um the first set of spokes that is going to go along this thing. So this is round number five. So essentially do you see how they’re in groups of three? Let’s just join it into the first, any first one of the group of three, and let’s begin. So we’re gonna join it, chain one, and single crochet into the same one. And I want you to single crochet into each one of the group of three. Now it says to do one front post treble into the skip stitch of round number three. So do you see this one? Just go straight between the gap. You see it? It’s right there. And wrap the hook twice, and do a front post treble there. Okay, so it comes down, and now go to the next grouping of three that is immediately there, and just put in one single crochet. So the expansion of this round is actually achieved by the spokes, by the spokes actually add an extra stitch. So once you get those three, again front post treble into the skipped one that’s straight directly below. Please do that for round number three, or sorry, round number five. Mm-hm. I’ll get it, right. So I’m just coming up all the way around. Do not forget that the very last stitch where we started, we still have to come down and get that front post treble to complete that. Isn’t that awesome? Doesn’t that look cool? So then just join it to the top, or the beginning single crochet to finish, and then get rid of that yarn. And you see it looks pretty awesome. So let’s begin round number six. Let’s begin round number six, and it’s gonna be in the back loop only. So when you go to attach, then what you wanna do, is you want to make sure that it is going to work out right. So you wanna attach in the top of the first front post treble here. So just go in the back loop only, attach in, pull through, chain one, and two single crochets. So here’s the count, and then I’m gonna show you a cheating technique. In the next seven stitches, or single crochet, just put one, one single crochet. So one two three four five six seven. And look where you are. You’re on the top of the next front post treble. So every other front post treble has two single crochets in it. So you don’t really need to count, if you, if you don’t feel like you’re counting, and you need to count. Just look at it and say okay, I just put one here therefor the next one has to be right there, and let’s just assume that your stitches are correct. So seven. So one two three four five six and seven. And see? The next one is a front post treble. So you’re gonna put two in there. Please do that all the way around. This is round number six. So I’m coming up to the end of round number six. The last seven. Just by keeping count. No big deal. Is one single crochet each. And then you’re just going to join it then to the beginning, one that you have, and I want to verify that. So just one two three four five six, and last one is seven, and then just join it to the first single crochet that you started with. Please do that now, and let’s move on to round number seven. And uh, we’re going to get rid of this yarn play with something else. Let’s move along to round number seven. Join a new yarn. This yarn is really quite straightforward. Uh we don’t have to increase at all, and all we’re just gonna do, is in a back loop only, just join it. Okay chain one, and a single crochet. That’s the back loop only, and all you just need to do is one stitch into each of the back loops, single crochet all the way around, in order to do this round. So it’s the same stitch count as the last one as far as going all the way around. So please do that now, and I will see you at the end of this round, and there should be 81 stitches going around. Um, I don’t necessarily count it when I’m done, I just want to make sure that that’s, the counts that I’m gonna end up with, and that’s what we’re gonna do. So please do that, one single crochet in each of the stitches, going around. When you get all the way back around just join it to the beginning, single crochet, to finish, and then what we’re going to do then is move on. I’m gonna change out the yarn. I’m gonna change it back to the yellow. Um, just I think it might look awesome. And we’re gonna do another expansion round one more time to get it a little bit bigger, and then we’re going to be doing the spokes coming down after that. So let’s do round number eight next. Let’s to round number eight, and let’s just join it where we left off. And let’s begin. We’re going to do an expansion round. So just join it, chain one, and put two single crochet in the same one. So there’s no magic trick this time to be able to look down and say that, okay well, you know you can look for a sign. So you have to count it this time around. So it’ll be eight single crochets in a row. So one two, in the back loop only if I didn’t say that. This is three four five six seven and eight. Okay, and then you’re gonna put two in the next one. So you kind of can see that it’s going to land every other one, but you wanna count that to make sure. So there’s eight in a row, and then two. Please do that all the way around. Round number eight. So I’m finishing up round number eight. I have the eight in a row, and then obviously that you started with two in the next, so that makes sense. Just finishing off right. So we’re gonna get rid of this color, and then move on to round number nine next. So round number nine. What’s gonna happen, is that we have to create these puffs things here. And we also have to catch this one here, the front post trouble way down here. So what we need to do in order to get started, is how do we get that spot? We have to just look at the spokes itself, and kind of just follow it straight up, and then that’s the middle of the spoke. So that’s where the puff is gonna look, and then right when we go to skip stuff, we’re gonna come down in between, just like you see here. So let’s uh try, and do round number nine. So let’s begin. I’m just going to pull out my hook, and just remember, and it really doesn’t matter, as long as I see that it looks pretty close to the center, and let’s attach it. And chain a total four. So one two three four. That counts as a treble. So what I want to do in the same one that I just did the join, I want to do four more trebles. So technically there’s a number, there’s five altogether, if you include the chain four space. And this is what’s gonna bowl up, in a bit. Okay, so once you have that done, all you just need to do, is that you just need to come down, and do the front post treble here. So just yarning over. Okay, and you yarn over twice and do a treble front post around the next one. So just follow it straight down. And you’re going to notice this one is bowing away from you. So you want to pop it. So you can pop it later, or you can pop it now. So right where you were before you wanna skip four stitches. So you skip one two three four. And then the next one, the fifth one, is the next four trebles. Sorry five trebles. So maybe I should actually wrap that twice, and try again. So it’s gonna be five trebles. So one two three four and five. And then once you have that done do a front post treble around the next one that’s straight down. Okay, and then just lean it back so you can see it. So you skip the one after. So one two three four. Go to the fifth. And again, it’s right directly in the middle. So please do that all the way around. There’s five trebles there, and etc. So please do that, and you can flip all these later, and it will flip easier too, once you get the next few rounds done, too. So let’s do that, and I’ll see you at the end of round number nine. So now that I’ve come all the way back around, I wanna join it to the top of the first chain four. So you see I just kind of left it so that there, it is kind of facing upward. I don’t really care at this moment, because when I do the next round it’s going to flip, and then it will pop out the other way. So that’s kind of a neat thing. I put it in the book that you could flip as you go, but it really, you can flip anytime. So let’s uh begin, and let’s get on to round number, ten. So let’s weave in our ends, and I’ll be right back. So pretty much any hard stuff is behind us at this moment. So what I want you to do, is I want you to grab another yarn, and go in the top of a front post treble, and just join it. And then chain one, and single crochet in the same one. Now, we want you to chain three. So one two three, and immediately this is where it’s gonna pop. So just pop it, and then go to the next front post treble here, and single crochet. And what this is doing, it’s not creating enough distance, so it needs to pop out. So one two three. The next front post trebles just pop it, and then go to the next one. See? So this here is what’s holding up pop, from hitting the other side. So please do that all the way around. Round number ten. So I’m coming all the way around, I just chained three, and then I’m just going to slip stitch to the beginning, and I’m gonna keep this color going. So you’ll notice that’s kind of buckling in a bit. It will settle down. So uh, make sure your puffs are then facing up, and towards you. So let’s set begin round number eleven. If you wanna attach new color you can just get this off, and then just start in the next chain three space, but if you’re want to keep it, just slip stitch to the next chain three space, and then begin. So we’re going to chain a total of three, counts as a double crochet, and then put five, um double crochets in the same space. So with the chain three, and the five, that gives you a total number of six, what is what you’re looking for. So 1 2 3 4 5 6. Once you have your six, just jump to the next one, and put in six, and I want you to do that all the way around. So it’s six double crochet in each of the chain three spaces, going around. So I put six double crochets in each of the chain three spaces. Just slip stitch to the first chain three. You can get rid of this color, unless you want to keep it again. And let’s move on then to the last round, before we start transitioning into a square. So let’s move on then to round number 12. Let’s move along to round number 12. Nice and simple. I want you to just go into the first one if any of the group of six. And I want you to access it from the behind. So make sure it’s a back post. So coming from the back, and popping it back to the back, and then let’s just yarn over then, and then chain three. So one two three. That counts as your first back post double crochet. There is no increasing of stitches in this round. So just simply go to the next back post double crochet, back post, and do a double crochet, and put the straggler down over top of it so it gets stuck in there, under there. So basically it’s one back post double crochet into each of the stitches, then, going around this. So then you’re not increasing any stitches at all, and this is gonna make this last round pop up, and towards you. Now the thing about this stitch, is that you gotta watch, and make sure that you get all of the posts. Sometimes you can just get a portion of a post like this, and when you look at it, you realize that you just missed a section of the post. So make sure that you are just keeping your eyes on that, and make sure you get it. There’s really no easy fix other than frogging it back out if you decide to do that. So please do that now, all the way around. Round number twelve. So let’s finish up round number twelve. Just join it to the first chain three, and then that’s it. So you’ll see that it’s nice, and uh, it will, once that you start getting it, it will sit back up. So it’s kind of like folding underneath right now, but that’s the way it is. So let’s begin round number thirteen. I just want to be very clear at this moment. So originally that you see these, this is not a prototype. This is actually something I did on my own. You will notice that this, uh, um, back post double crochets are not in this sample. So um, you’ll just notice that that’s missing. So if you pick that up, yes, that’s right. So if you wanna skip it too, you could do so. The, the neat thing about it is that the last round, and this round, are the exact same counts. So you can actually skip it if you’re feeling like it’s not going to pull in properly. So again, your call. Your creativity. So let’s begin. We’re gonna start converting now into a square. So you wanna just select any of the double crochets. It’s good to go, and then you’re going to chain three. So if you’ve done this before it’s the same stuff. So it’s one two three and four. So there is your first treble. So I want you to treble into the same one again, and this is gonna complete a half of a corner, and you’ll complete the other half when you get back here. So let’s review. I’m going to go through the first side, and second with you here on camera. So wrap the hook twice, and treble into the next. And the counts are pretty consistent. So you’ve got one treble. Now, you’re going to do, a total of three doubles. So I’m just going to say double crochets. So I’ll just say double. So three double. Then we have five half’s. Five half double crochets. So one two three four and five. And now we’re gonna do eight singles. So one two three four five six seven and eight. Then we start getting bigger again. So it’s gonna be five halves. So one two three four and five. We’re gonna get a little bit bigger. So three doubles. So one two and three, and then one treble by itself, and then we hit a corner. So the next one will be a corner. So the next one is two trebles first, into the same one. Followed by chain two, and two trebles, into the same one, and we just turn, and I’m gonna take you through one more side. And then, I will see at the end of this round. So let’s begin. So we’re gonna do one treble. Okay, three doubles. Okay, five halves. And then eight singles. Okay five halves. It’s gonna get bigger. Three doubles. And then finally one treble by itself, and then you’ll hit a corner again. So just to echo the corner, it is two trebles first into the same stitch, followed by a chain two, and two trebles into the same stitch again. And that will turn. So what you’re doing, is you’re getting yourself more, and more square, and in the next round we’re gonna get even more square. So, that’s what we want to do, and let’s continue to do that now. So just reverse this video, if you just need to review that again. So I’m coming all the way around. Your last stitch in will be a treble. Now if you’re just missing a stitch, or whatever, just throw in an extra one. And if you got one left, or one left over, just make two together. Just to make it even. Make sure you don’t forget the final corner. You’re gonna put into trebles where you started first. And then what you can just do, is that join it with the top of the chain four with the half double crochet, and then that will bridge over for you. Let’s begin, the next round, number 14. So let’s start up, and we are going to chain a total of three, and double crochet in the same one as the join. So here we go. It’s a slightly different count, but it’s still easy. So we’re going to start off, and we’re going to put in three double crochets in a row. So one two and three. And then we have three half double crochets. So one two three. Then there’s gonna be 18 single crochets. So I’m just gonna count it out, uh quietly to myself. So one. Once you have your 18 in, you should have six stitches left over. So the next three will be half, three halves, and then the next three will be double crochets. So that’s kind of, a balance, uh quick check and balance to make sure that you’re counting right. So the last three are double crochets and then we’re going to do our first corner. So the corner then will be two double crochet, followed by chain two, and two double crochet. Okay, I’m gonna take you through one more side, and you can reverse back if you have to. Ready? Here we go. We’re gonna do three doubles. I’ll count this quietly. Then we’ll do three halves. And then we’ll do 18 singles. Once I get my 18, there should be six stitches left. The next three are halves. And the last three are doubles. And then to turn the corner. Do you remember what to do? It’s two double crochet, chain two, and two double crochet. So just reverse back the video if you just need a hand continuing going around. So remember, it’s three three 18 three and three. So please do that all the way around. So I’m coming up all the way around on this one, and really the hard work of your square is now done. So we have two more rounds to do, but there’s really no counting at all. It’s just a matter of finalizing things. In your last chain, um space there, put in your two double crochet, and then just join it to the top of the chain three with the half double crochet join. Let’s uh begin the final two rounds. There very straightforward. It’s your double crochet round, and then a single crochet round, and then that’s it for today. So let’s just finish off this next two rounds. Let’s finish off round number 15. Let’s start it actually, and let’s began. We’re just gonna go to a chain, um space there on a corner, and let’s begin to do that. So we’re just going to join it, and then chain a total of three, counts as your first double crochet. And now all you’re just going to do in this particular round, is just make it nice, and simple. So just each, stitch, gets one double crochet. That’s it. And then in the corners, what you wanna do, is you wanna apply two double crochet, chain two, two double crochet. I think at this point, it’s an intermediate level, you can understand how to do that. And then just continue to double crochet all the way around. So remember corners are two double crochet, chain two, two double crochets. So please do round number fifteen, and I’ll see at the end of that round. I’m just coming all the way back around, and I’m just gonna finish the first corner that I started with. We have one more round to do. Just join it to the top of the chain four with a half double crochet join. So the final one, is just a single crochet, and if you’ve been doing these all along, you will know what to do for sure. And let’s be right back, and I’ll get started on the final round of your square. Let’s do the final round. And this is just spare yarn that I’m playing with today. So I’m not too worried about colors. So I’m just going to join it, to the chain two space, chain one, and then put five single crochets in the corner. So one two three four and five. So if I put five in there, and then I put five in them all, and I’m just gonna do one single crochet in each of the stitches, going all the way around, and then that’s it. So just make sure in the corners you put five single crochets. And then I’ll see at the end of this round, and then that concludes today’s tutorial. So I’m just coming up to the end of this, and last stitch in, and then just join. So you have to make a total of three of these, in order for it to have it for your blanket. In order for it to be complete. Again your creativity. It’s up to you, and that’s awesome. So this is the end of the Queens Anne’s, Queen Anne Lace. It’s also the last square that’s being filmed, um for this particular series. I actually developed these over a weekend period back in November 2018, and it’s basically taken a year to get here. So that’s it for now, and just give it a good stretch. And this is what it will look like. So this is the Queen Anne Lace. And this is what the back looks like. (lol) Minus the tails. Have a good one. We thank you so much for joining us, on the Floral Afghan Stitch Along. Bye-bye.

15 thoughts on “Crochet Flora Afghan: Queen Anne Lace Square

  1. Free pattern can be found at https://thecrochetcrowd.com/2019-4-crochet-along-projects/
    In rnd 5, the pattern states to do it in the Back Loop Only. I didn't do that in this tutorial. You can opt out but the written pattern states to do that. I will leave this decision for you to make.

  2. Ok, now, I can get behind this one. Really pretty, unique pattern.
    …..well that explains it, lol. It’s the Queen. πŸ₯°

  3. You are awesome. You do such a great job. This is so beautiful. I love all the bright colors too. Thank you for sharing

  4. Yay! The last square! I started last week and I'm already caught up to the lilies! I'm really pushing to get it done as a Christmas gift for my Mom. I feel like at the rate I'm going I should be done by the end of October for sure!

  5. This afghan would be spectacular for my great nieces. Using their favorite colors in solids and variegated yarns would be fantastic!

  6. ** Happier than a freshly washed puppy rolling in mud! **
    I now have all 7 – will have to Instagram pics when Im done πŸ˜€

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