Crochet granny square pattern / Crochet Motif #72

Yarn: weight 4, worsted Hook: 5 mm Size: 5.9 inches, 15 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, Front Post Puff st – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat 3 more times, 9 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops, ch 1 to close front post puff stitch, 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) , ch1 (R1.2)*sc into ring, ch3, dc into ring, ch3  (R1.3)*, repeat ** 4 times. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R1.4)

ROUND 2. Join with a standing bpsc around any dc (R2.1), *skip ch3 space, ch3, popcorn in next st, ch3, skip ch3 space, bpsc around next st  (R2.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.3)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing fpsc around any popcorn (R3.1), *ch3, in ch3 space (cluster of 3dc, ch2, cluster of 3dc), skip next st, ch2, in next ch3 space (cluster of 3dc, ch2, cluster of 3dc), ch3, fpsc around next st (R3.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.3)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing popcorn in any fpsc (R4.1), *ch2, skip ch3 space, fpsc around next st, 2sc in ch2 space, fpsc around next st, fptr around skipped bpsc of round 2, skip ch2 space, fpsc around next st, 2sc in ch2 space, fpsc around next st, ch2, skip ch3 space, popcorn in next st (R4.2)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last popcorn, join standing popcorn with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R4.3)

ROUND 5. Join with a standing sc in any sc before fptr (R5.1), *fp puff st around next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in ch2 space, around next st (fphdc, ch1, fphdc), 2sc in ch2 space, sc in next 4 sts (R5.2)*, repeat ** 4 times, omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R5.3)

ROUND 6. Join with a standing dc in any ch1 space, dc in same space, *dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, dc in next 7 sts, in ch1 space (2dc, ch1, 2dc) (R6.1)*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last 2dc. Join to standing dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R6.2)

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