The Back-roads Square is the 11th afghan block in the Riverwood Throw CAL. It features front post and back loop stitches that creates a subtle texture. This unique square gives detailed instructions so you can make your own modern square. I am so excited to be crocheting the Riverwood Square Throw with you!
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RIVERWOOD SQUARE ~ CROCHET ALONG
Level of Difficulty
- Red Heart Super Saver in Denim
Hook and Notions
- Size Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm), scissors, stitch markers and blunt needle
9 inches (roughly)
4” = 17 dc on Round 7
- Ch/chs = chain/chains
- Sc = single crochet
- Hdc = half double crochet
- Dc = double crochet
- FPtr = front post treble crochet
- BLO = back loop only
- CL = cluster
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Sp(s) = space(s)
- Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count unless otherwise stated.
- First Corner – work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)
- Second Corner – work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
- Cluster: Work 4DCtog (work 4 double crochet together)
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BACK-ROADS SQUARE ELEVEN INSTRUCTIONS
Chain 4 (See Notes), slip stitch to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), *[dc, chain 1] 11 times; join with a sl st into 3rd chain of ch 4. (12 dc, 12 ch-1 sps)
Round 2: SL ST into ch 1 sp, *work 4 dc CL in ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat from * around; join with a sl st in 1st dc CL. (12 dc CL, 12 ch 1 sps)
Round 3: Ch 1, *FPtr around ROUND 1 dc, hdc in top of CL, ch 1, hdc in ch 1 sp, ,* repeat from * around; join with a sl st in 1st FPtr. (24 hdc, 12 tr, 12 ch 1 sps)
Round 4: Ch 1, *FPtr around ROUND 3 FPtr, hdc in [hdc, ch 1, hdc],* repeat from * around; join with a sl st in 1st FPtr. (36 hdc, 12 FPtr)
Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each st around; join with a sl st in 1st hdc. (48 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 1, work 1st Corner in same st as join, *[chain 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st] 2 times, chain 3, sk 3 sts, 1st Corner in next st*, repeat from * around 2 more times; join with sl st in 3rd chain of chain-3. (4 corners, 8 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)
Round 7: Ch 1, dc in same stitch, dc in next two dc, work 2nd Corner into corner space, *dc into next 3 dc, work 4 dc into next ch 3 space, dc in next sc, work 5 dc into the next ch 3 space, dc in the next sc, work 4 dc into next ch 3 space, dc into next 3 dc, work 2nd Corner,* 2 more times; join with a sl st into 1st dc. (100 dc, 4 ch 2 sps)
Round 8: Ch 1, dc in same dc, BLO dc in next 4 dc, *work 2nd Corner, BLO dc in each dc across,* repeat from * 3 more times; join with a sl st in 1st dc. (16 dc, 100 BLO dc, 4 ch 2 spaces)
Round 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts, *work 3 hdc in ch-2 sp, hdc in each st across,* repeat from * around; join with a sl st in top of 1st hdc. (128 hdc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.