Sugar Sand Afghan Square

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Free Sugar Sand Crochet Afghan Square Pattern

Crochet afghan square patterns are the perfect project for beach crocheting, aren’t they? Granny squares and afghan block patterns make the perfect portable crochet pattern choice.

This square was made as a part of a sampler blanket called the Creative Crossings Sampler Blanket. I love it SO much! This creative textured crochet stitch makes simple work, but really has such a wonderful look to it.

The lush texture of the grit stitch combines with a special variation on the cluster stitch to create the illusion of scallop shells nestled into the sugar sand of my favorite beach destination.

Materials for the Sugar Sand Crochet Afghan Square Pattern

H 5.0mm Crochet Hook; One skein Red Heart Soft Yarn in Off White (or approx. 145 yds worsted weight (4) yarn); Scissors; Yarn Needle


Ch- Chain; Sc- single crochet; Sk – skip; Sp – Scallop stitch; St – Stitch; Tfl – through front loop only; YO – yarn over

Special Stitches

Scallop stitch: Insert hook into first st, YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook. Ch 2. Stitch complete.

Gauge / Finished Size

Gauge: 7 sc, and 8 rows in 2” in Grit Stitch
Makes a 12” square afghan block.

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Sugar Sand Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Ch 43.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and across. [42]
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. [42]
Row 3-4: Repeat Row 2.

Setup Grit Stitch Row:
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 3. *2sc in next st, sk 1* until 3 sts remain, sc in last 3. [42]

Rows 6-12: Repeat Row 5.

Add Some Scallop Stitches:
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc 3. *2sc, sk 1, 2sc, sk 1, 2sc, sk 1, Scallop st, sc.* Repeat 2 more times. 2sc, sk 1, 2s sk 1, 2sc, sk 1, sc final 3 sts. [42]

Row 14: Repeat Row 5, taking care to work tfl above each scallop stitch.

Rows 15-18: Repeat Row 5.

Add More Scallop Stitches:
Row 19: Ch 1, sc 3, 2sc, sk 1, *Scallop st, sc, 2sc, sk 1, 2sc, sk 1, 2sc, sk 1* Repeat 2 more times, scallop stitch, sc 4. [42]

Row 20: Repeat Row 5, taking care to work tfl above each scallop stitch.

Rows 21-24: Repeat Row 5.

Rows 25-36: Repeat Rows 13-24 once more.

Rows 37-38: Repeat Row 13-14 one final time.

Row 39-44: Repeat Row 5 six more times.

Rows 45-48: Repeat Row 2.

Break yarn and weave in all ends securely.

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