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Texture Stripes UpDown Variation Afghan Square
Second Up-Down Stitch Variation Square

Created by Sandi Marshall

Another afghan square, using the up-down stitch patterning as part of the design. In creating this pattern, I alternated the up-down stitch with areas of other stitch combinations to make a variation on the traditional all-over up-down stitch patterning. This pattern is made with only basic single crochet and double crochet stitches but creates a texture design.

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Abbreviations
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st = stitch

Example is made with worsted weight yarn and a U.S. size G hook (a size H hook also works well with worsted weight yarn). 7 oz. of yarn makes about 6 squares.

Finished Size: about 8 inches

Directions are given for working the square in two colors, as shown in the example. If you wish to make it in one solid color, simply ignore the color change directions that are given in the instructions. The texture pattern created by the stitches will show up in a solid color square.

When making this square in two colors, carry the unused strand along the side so that you don't have to weave in ends for the color changes on every two rows. Crochet over those unused strands when making an outside round in single crochet on the finished square.

Pattern Directions
Created by Sandi Marshall
Starting chain: With color A, chain 29.

Row 1: With color A, Sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) twice, sc in next ch, * dc in ea of next 5 chs, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) twice, sc in next ch **, repeat the directions between * to ** once, then sc in last ch. (Top edge of this row is uneven; doing the next row will straighten out the top edge.)
Row 2: With color A, Ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) twice, dc in next sc, * sc in ea of next 5 dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) twice, dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then sc in last sc.
Row 3: With color B, Ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, sc in next dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) twice, dc in ea of next 5 sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) twice, sc in next dc, dc in ea of next 5 sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) twice, sc in next dc, sc in last sc.
Row 4: With color B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: With color A, Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: With color A, Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: With color B, Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: With color B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 9: With color A, Repeat Row 3.
Row 10: With color A, Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: With color B, Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: With color B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 13: With color A, Repeat Row 3.
Row 14: With color A, Repeat Row 2.
Row 15: With color B, Repeat Row 3.
Row 16: With color B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 17: With color A, Repeat Row 3.
Row 18: With color A, Repeat Row 2.
Row 19: With color B, Repeat Row 3.
Row 20: With color B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 21: With color A, Repeat Row 3.
Row 22: With color A, Repeat Row 2.
Row 23: With color B, Repeat Row 3.
Outside Round: With color B, work one round of single crochet all around the four sides of the outside edge, with a ch 2 each time you come to a corner. When doing the single crochet along the edge where the unused color strand was carried along the edge, crochet over those unused strands with the single crochet stitches, to hide those strands.

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