This Camo Crochet Afghan Square Pattern came about after I was inspired by a very old vintage square. I have tweaked, played around with it and I’ve come up with this modern-looking crochet afghan square – camo style! I’ve called it ‘Camo’ because that is the name of the yarn that I’ve used to crochet the square with. This yarn is tough wearing with a slight stiffness to it so I will be making up many of these Camo Crochet Afghan Squares, joining them together and using it as a picnic blanket or for when we go watch the boys play soccer at the field in Winter.
If you were wondering what ‘camo’ is, it is short for ‘camouflage’ – definition: to hide or disguise something or someone with something.
In saying that, I don’t think this camo crochet afghan square is going to disguise or hide much. If anything, it will grab people’s attention!
For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Camo Crochet Afghan Square Video Tutorial.
Red Heart Super Saver Camo Yarn, Color: Pink Camo (medium worsted weight category 4) – depending on what project you will be making then it will be up to you as to how many balls of yarn you’ll need.
Approx. 5 x 5 inches/12 x 12 cms
Stitches & Terms
This pattern is using U.S. stitches and terms. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.
ch = chain
ch-2 sp = a space made by 2 chain stitches
ch-3 = 3 chain stitches previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st/s = stitch/es
Note: ch 3 = 1 dc st
ch 6, join with sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 3, (working over yarn tail right throughout this rnd) 1 dc into ring, (ch 2, 2 dc into ring) 7 times, ch 2, join into top of ch-3 with a sl st. (16 dc sts)
Rnd 2: sl st into next dc, sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp, 4 dc into next ch-2 sp, * ch 3 – this creates a corner, (4 dc in next sp) twice, rep from * around, ending with a ch 3 and join into top of ch-3 with a sl st. (32 dc sts)
Rnd 3: ch 3, 1 dc into each of the next 7 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into corner sp, * 1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into corner sp, rep from * 3 times, ch 3, join into top of ch-3 with a sl st. (48 dc sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, 1 sc into same sp as join, 1 sc into each st around and 3 sc into each corner spaces, join into ch-1 with a sl st. (60 sc sts)
Weave in yarn tails with a yarn needle.
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All the best,
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