Crochet Square Pattern / Crochet Motif #68

Yarn: weight 4, worsted Hook: 5 mm Size: 4.3 inches, 11 cm

Crochet Terms: US
Abbreviations: st – stitch, sl-st – slip stitch, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, fp – front post, bp – back post, Cluster of 3dc – Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and through 2 loops. Repeat twice more in same stitch or space. 4 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull though all 4 loops.

ROUND 1. Magic ring (R1.1), ch2 (R1.2), 16dc into ring (R1.3). Join to 1st dc with a sl-st. (R1.4)

ROUND 2. ch1, sc in same st (R2.1), *ch3skip next st, sc in next st*(R2.2), repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.3)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing bpsc around any dc of round 1 in which is made sc of round 2 (R3.1), * ch3cluster of 3dc in skipped dc of round 1 working in front of ch3 space of round 2, ch3, bpsc around next dc of round 1 (R3.2)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.3)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing fpsc around any cluster of 3dc (R4.1), *in sc of round 2 (cluster of 3dc, ch3, cluster of 3dc), fpsc around next cluster of 3dc, ch3, fpsc around next cluster of 3dc (R4.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc, join standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R4.3)

ROUND 5. Join with a standing fpsc around any 2nd cluster of 3dc (R5.1), *ch3, cluster of 3dc in skipped sc of round 2 working in front of ch3 space of round 4, ch3, fpsc around next cluster of 3dc of round 4, in ch3 space (2sc, ch1, 2sc), fpsc around next cluster of 3dc of round 4* (R5.2), repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R5.3)

ROUND 6. Join with a standing sc in any ch1 space (R6.1), * sc in next 3 sts, 2fpdc around fpsc of round 4 working in front of ch3 space of round 5, skip ch3 space of round 5, fpsc around next st, 2fpdc around fpsc of round 4 working in front of ch3 space of round 5, skip ch3 space of round 5, sc in next 3 sts, in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc) *(R6.2), repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st. (R6.3)

ROUND 7. ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 12 sts, * in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 13 sts *, repeat ** 3 times, in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc). Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R7.1)

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