The Adoyo Crochet Afghan Block uses simple beginner crochet stitches and techniques to create a unique, textured crochet square. The lovely decorative design reminds me of all things Fall not just because of the colours, but the leaves, roots and seeds you see popping up. Nothing screams Fall like a good harvest theme, right?
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Adoyo was designed especially for the 2022 Charity Fall Cozy MAL organized by Noorian of Noor’s Knits and Hortense of Knitting With Chopsticks. The event will run from October 3rd- 28rd, 2022 and a portion of proceeds from the bundle sales will be donated to Cure Childhood Cancer.
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About this Crochet Afghan Block.
When I think of fall, I not only see the lovely weather and colours but harvest time as well. If you look at the square you’ll notice the leaves, roots and seeds ready for a bountiful harvest. Adoyo is harvest in Dholuo.
Adoyo Crochet Afghan Block Pattern.
Skill Level: Beginner
- Approximately 50 yards of worsted weight yarn. This pattern is a good match for solid colours to bring out the textured stitches to their best advantage. However, if you want to use variegated yarn, I recommend ones with lighter hues or gradient yarn instead.
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Darning needle
Stitches and terms used:
- ch(s)= chain(s)
- sl st= slip stitch
- sc= single crochet
- dc= double crochet
- yo= yarn over
- rnd(s)= rounds
- rpt= repeat
- dc3tog= (yo and insert your hook in the next st. Yo and pull through 2 loop) 3 times. You should have 4 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 4 loops.
- dc4tog (cluster st) = (yo and insert your hook in the next st. Yo and pull through 2 loop) 4 times. You should have 5 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 5 loops.
- puff st= (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times. There will be 9 loops on the hook. Yarn over, and draw the hook through all loops on hook.
Yarn alternatives: Any worsted weight yarn should be suitable for this design.
Gauge: Using 5 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn 7 sts & 4 rows in dc= 2” x 2”
Size: Using the 5 mm hook and worsted weight yarn, 1 complete Adoyo Afghan Block (7 rows) measures approximately 8”. To get smaller or larger sizes, go up or down a hook size and yarn weight from the ones indicated.
- Read through the pattern from beginning to end before starting your work just to be sure don’t have any questions that might cause frustration while working on the project.
- Please check your gauge and adjust as needed to achieve correct sizing.
- This pattern is written in US crochet terms. For a conversion into UK terms, get my free eBook with the conversion charts here.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 dc.
- The pattern is worked in joined rounds.
- Repeating sections within the rounds are shown in round () brackets followed by the number of times they are repeated e.g. (Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times means the sequence in the brackets must be repeated a total of 11 times.
- Stitch totals are shown in square  brackets at the end of each round e.g.  means you should have a total of 12 stitches at the end of the round.
- The pattern uses a lot of different stitches. To avoid confusion, I’ve segmented them into more consumable sentences so as to avoid eye fatigue.
With a 5 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn, Ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc into the loop. (ch 4, 3 dc into the loop) 3 times. Ch 4. Sl st to the top of starting ch 3. [9 dc & 4 ch-4 spaces]
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.
(Ch 2 (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-4 corner space from the previous rnd. Ch 2. Dc in next st, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc of group) 3 times.
Ch 2 (dc, ch 3, dc) in last ch-4 corner space from the previous rnd. Ch 2. Sl st in the 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. [28 dc, 8 ch-2 sps & 4 ch-3 corner sps]
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc3tog across the next 3 sts (counts as the first cluster)
(Ch 3. Fpdc in next dc. Ch 1, 3 dc in corner sp, ch1, fpdc in next dc. Ch 3, dc4tog over the next 4 sts) 3 times.
Ch 3. Fpdc in next dc. Ch 1, 3 dc in corner sp, ch1, fpdc in next dc. Ch 3. Sl st to the top of first cluster. [4 sets of dc4tog, 4 sets of 3 dc in the corners, 8 fpdc, 8 ch-3 sps and 8 ch-1 sps].
We’re now done with the first set of leaves and have began working on the second set.
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Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1 sc and ch 3).
(fpdc in next st, ch 3. Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st and dc in last st. Ch 3, fpdc in next st. Ch 3, sc on top of dc4tog from previous rnd, Ch 3) 3 times
Fpdc in next st, ch 3. Dc in next st, 2dc in next st and dc in last st, ch 3, fpdc in next st. Ch 3.
Sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch 4. [16 dc, 4 sc, 8 fpdc, 16 ch-3 sps]
Rnd 5: Ch 1,
((Puff st, ch 2, puff st) in the same st, ch 3, fpdc in the next st, ch 3, dc4tog over the next 4 sts, ch 3, fpdc in the next st, ch 3) 4 times. Sl st to 1st puff st of the rnd. [4 sets of puff sts, 4 dc4tog, 16 ch-3 sps]
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Rnd 6: Ch 3.
(2 dc in the sp between puffs, dc on top of the next puff st, 3 dc in the ch-3 sp. Fpdc in next st, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the dc4tog from the previous rnd. 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, fpdc in next st, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc on next puff st.) 3 times.
2 dc in the sp between puffs, dc on top of the next puff st, 3 dc in the ch-3 sp. Fpdc in next st, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the dc4tog from the previous rnd. 3 dc in next ch 3 sp.
Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. [80 dc, 8 fpdc, 4 ch-2 corner sps]
Rnd 7: Working in the 3rd loop only, sc in each st across, with 3 sc in each ch-2 sps. [100 sc]
I really hope you enjoyed this crochet afghan block pattern! I can’t wait to see the squares you work up so please don’t forget to tag @morines_shop on Instagram If you have any questions, comments and/or feedback about this pattern, please let me know in the comments below.