YaY!! You all made it to Week 12 and the last Square in the Patchwork Mystery CAL! Today starts the last week of our Facebook Group the Patchwork Mystery CAL! Week 12 showcases my Square, the Jacob’s Ladder Square. The Jacob’s Ladder Square is last one of 12 afghan blocks featured in the Patchwork Mystery CAL!
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Here is my story behind the Jacob’s Ladder Square:
“I had just finished my Jacob Ladder Hat and Scarf Set, which can be found here, when I was approached by the members of the Patchwork Mystery CAL group, asking me if I would be interested in joining and designing a 12×12 Square. I was literally jumping for joy when I was asked! Of course I said YES! lol The other 11 Fiber Artists have been Great! Joining the Group and designing the Square has been Amazing-ly AWEsome!”
The Jacob Ladder Square was designed with my son in mind. He had been told he was going to be deployed in April 2019 and I was constantly praying for him. My son is a MP in the Army National Guard and as a mother, I asked God to watch over him while he was away.
Naming the square Jacob’s Ladder made me think of the ladder Jacob, from the Bible. Jacob had a dream about where angels were ascending and descending a ladder that reached up to the Heavens. This made me think about all the trials and tribulations we go through in life. Designing the square gave me hope knowing God is with us through all of our ups and downs, side to sides, front and back, on the ladders of life. I believed God would also be with my son no matter where he is at because Jacob is also a child of God!
So, without further ado you can find the pattern for FREE below or you can get a PDF copy of my Jacob’s Ladder Square at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs and my Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook. The PDF crochet pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry Store here or from my Etsy Shop here!
Jacob’s Ladder Square-Patchwork Mystery CAL
US Hook I/5.50 mm
2-3 ounces of #4 Medium Worsted Weight Yarn
US Hook I/5.50 mm
4 HDC x 2 Rows = 1 inch
CH = Chain
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet Ch 1 does NOT count as a DC (Double Crochet)
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet FDC instructions from my YouTube Channel here
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet FPDC instructions on from my YouTube Channel here
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet BPDC instructions from my YouTube Channel here
FPTRC = Front Post Triple Crochet FPTRC instructions from my YouTube Channel here
Front Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Back Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Back of the DC in the Previous Row.
Front Post Triple Crochet – Front Post Triple or Treble Crochet–Yarn over (YO) hook two times. Insert hook behind post of stitch (st). YO hook, pull up a loop, four loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through last two loops.
Alt Ch 3 – I am using an Alternative Ch 3 in place of the Ch 3 some begin their Rows with. My Alt Ch 3 is Chain 1 then DC in the same stitch. You may use any of the variations of the Alt Ch 3 methods out there.
Jacob’s Ladder Square
R1: FDC 38 or Chain 41, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in the next 38 ch. Turn (38 dc)
R2: Alt Ch 3, dc in the next 37 st. Turn (38 dc)
R3: Alt Ch 3, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, dc in the next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, dc in the next 2 st, skip 3 st, fptrc in the next 3 st, fptrc in each of the previous 3 skipped stitches dc in the next 2, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, dc in the next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in the next 2 st, and dc in the last 2 st. Turn (4 FPDC + 12 DC + 22 FPTRC = 38 stitches)
R4: Ch 3 Alt, dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 6 st, dc in the next 2 st, bpdc in the next 4 st, dc in the next 2 st, bpdc in the next 6 st, dc in the next 2 st, bpdc in the 4 st, and dc in the next 2 st, bpdc in the next 6 st, and dc in the last 2 st. Turn (12 dc + 26 bpdc = 38 stitches)
R5-R21: Repeat R3-R4 ending with R3
R22: Alt Ch 3, dc to the end. (38 dc) Turn
R23: Ch 1, sc in same sp and each st remaining. (38 sc)
If your Square isn’t wide enough you can adjust the Border. You can replace the sc with dc on the Sides of your Square. The places where you can replace the sc are in ().
At the end of your last Row, chain 1 and put 1 sc (dc) in the end post of the last row you worked.
Add 1 sc (dc) in the dc space and 1 sc (dc) in the end posts (The Alt Ch 3 will not have a post) until you get to a corner. You should have 38 sc (dc) on the side of your Square.
Once you are at the corner, chain 1 , turn slightly, then add 1 sc in each stitch until you come to the next corner. You should have 38 sc across the bottom of your Square.
Once you are at the corner, chain 1, add 1 sc (dc) in the end post of dc, then add 1 sc (dc) in each of the dc and end posts until you get to the last corner. You should have 38 sc (dc) on the side of your Square.
SS to 1st sc to join.
Weave in ends.
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