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Crochet Motif – Cecilia Square

Cecilia Square

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Charted instruction:

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Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)
  • Beg TR = (SC, Ch-2)
  • Beg Popcorn = 3DC in same spot, remove loop from hook, insert hook in top of Beg DC, place loop back on hook and pull loop through Beg DC to front of work, closing the Beg Popcorn
  • Popcorn = 4DC in same spot, remove loop from hook, insert hook in top of first DC, place loop back on hook and pull loop through first DC to front of work, closing the Popcorn

 

Foundation: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring. You may also make a magic circle if you prefer that method. Also feel free to chain more stitches if you are used to chaining 4 or 5. I like to chain 3 for my ring, because I like the center hole to disappear when I weave ends.

Work 7 Rounds as follows…

Round 1: All in ring, working over center tail so as to pull center circle closed tight when square is complete: Beg DC, 15DC, join with slip stitch in top of Beg DC  _16 DC total_ 

Round 2: (Beg DC, DC) in same stitch as join, 2DC in all stitches around, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC  _32 DC total_

Round 3: Skipping joining stitch and instead, working in next DC: (Beg DC, Beg Popcorn), (Chain 1, Skip 1 stitch, Popcorn) 15 times, Chain 1, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg Popcorn.  _16 Popcorn, 16 Chain space total_

Round 4: SC in first chain loop, (Chain 3, SC in next chain space) 15 times, Chain 3, join with a slip stitch to top of first SC.  _16 SC, 16 chain loop total_

Round 5: In first chain loop: (Beg DC, 2DC), 3DC in all chain spaces around, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg DC.  _48 DC total_

Round 6: Slip Stitch in next 2 DC, in between the 3DC groups: (Beg TR, 2TR, Chain 3, 3TR), **working in between 3DC groups, *3DC, 3HDC, 3DC*, (3TR, chain 3, 3TR) -corner made-, repeat from ** 2 times more, repeat from * to * once, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg TR.  _4 corners, 24 DC, 12 HDC total_

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Round 7: SC in same stitch as join, and in all stitches around, putting 1 SC between all 3Stitch groups, and 3SC in the corners, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg DC, cut yarn and finish off ends  _88 SC total_

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6 replies »

  1. I seem to be having trouble with this square. After the popcorn row, my circle is very tight and I’d curling up, like forming a bowl. I did the popcorn, chained 1, skipped a stitch, then another popcorn. Am I missing something?

    • Make sure you chain like when you “close” the popcorn – then do your chain. Maybe also check out the Ravelry group “Vibrant Vintage CAL” – there’s a forum section with a post board for every square that’s out so far. The crafters are very helpful!

      Thank you for crafting along with me 🙂
      Rachele C.

  2. Is the chart for the last round on the chart wrong? It appears to only have 80 single crochets and you need 88

    • Yep! I don’t know how I did it, but in those 2 empty spaces on each side, there should be an SC in between there as well – so 8 more SC.. Thought I added them in 🙂 Thank you! Fixing now
      RC