I have the picture that was sent to me in the kit...this square looks like what my Mom called "Popcorn Stitch" when it's done.
I hadn't gotten any responses until yours, so I've experimented, trying doing part into the front and part into the back, but it just made it worse, so I went ahead and put all three in the front of the stitch. As I went on, row after row, it shaped up into the "Popcorn" look. Really very attractive! Maybe my panic was unfounded!
Thanks for taking the time to reply...I appreciate the support!
It's a Patons pattern kit, called "Textured Panels Afghan". The colors are absolutely gorgeous, as is the afghan, itself! The yarn feels wonderful...I know it's going to be an item well-loved. I haven't decided who will get it!