Pattern: Improvised by me
Hook used: H
Yarn Used: Hobby Lobby's I Love this Yarn in Grey Beard, Hot Rose, Peacock and Ivory.
Finished size: 8"
This square came about because a friend asked a question about crocheting circles. Then I started creating different types of variations on the plain circle. And it just kind of evolved in to this square. I'm not sure if I'll share the pattern or not. I may if I have time to write it out.
** Well since I haven't been able to leave the couch in forever because of this stupid sinus infection I decided to take the time to write out a really rudimentary pattern. It's not my best, but you should be able to follow it at least. It might help to follow along with the photo of the square.
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
With color 1, Begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 4 (equals 1 dc and 1 ch), 1 dc in ring and ch 1 (repeat 6 times) fasten off (8 dc sts and ch 1 spaces)
Round 2: Join color 2 in any ch 1 space, Ch 3 (equals a dc) 2 dc in same space, Ch 1. (dc 3 in next ch 1 space, ch 1) repeat around. Join and Fasten Off. (24 dcs and 8 chs)
Round 3: Join color 3 in any ch 1 space. Ch 3 (equals a dc) and 2 dc in same space, ch 1, skip a dc and dc in the middle dc of the 3 dcs from round two, ch 1. ( dc 3 in next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in middle dc of the 3 dcs from round 2, ch 1) repeat around. Join and Fasten off. (32 dcs, 16 chs)
Round 4: Join color 1 in any ch 1 space. Ch 3 (equals a dc) and 2 dc in same space, ch1. 3 dc, ch1 in every ch 1 space around. Join and Fasten off. (48 dcs, 16 chs)
Round 5: Join color 2 in any ch 1 space. Ch 2 (equals a dc) 2 dc in the same space, ch2 3 dc in the same space (makes the corner). (In the next ch 1 space 3 hdc, in the next ch 1 space 3 sc, in the next ch 1 space 3 hdc. In the next ch 1 space make the corner with 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) repeat 3 times (excluding the last corner). Join but DO NOT Fasten Off. (24 dcs, 24 hdcs, 12 scs, 24chs)
Round 6: sl st to corner, ch 3 dc2 ch 2 dc 3 (makes corner), 3 dc in each ch 1 space along the side and (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner. Repeat around. Join and Fasten Off. ( 72 dcs, 8 chs)
Round 7: Join color 1 in any corner space. Ch 1, sc in corner. *Skip a stitch, dc 5 in next stitch (creates a scallop), skip a stitch sc in next stitch.* (repeat across side) sc in corner space repeat between * on sides and sc in corners around. Join and Fasten off. ( 100 dcs, 20 scs)
Round 8: Join color 4 in any corner sc. Ch 3 (equals a dc) dc in same space, ch2, 2 dc in same space (makes corner). *(Sc in 3rd dc of next scallop, ch 4) repeat 3 times, sc in 3rd dc of last scallop.* 2 dc, 2 ch, 2dc in the corner sc repeat between * continue in same pattern around. Join with a sl st but DO NOT fasten off. (16 dcs, 20, scs, 24 chs)
Round 9: Ch 2 (equals an hdc), hdc in next dc (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) to form corner. Hdc in every dc and sc and 4 hdc in the ch spaces across the side. Continue in this manner around. Join and fasten off. (116 hdc, 8 chs)