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Crochet Motif – Darlene Square

Darlene Square

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Charted instruction:

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Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)
  • Popcorn Petal = DC in all 7 DCs, make Popcorn Petal: insert hook into top of first of 7 DCs, put working loop back on hook, pull working loop through to close Popcorn Petal

 

Foundation: Ch-4 and join in first Ch to make ring.

Work 5 Rounds as follows…

Round 1: All in ring, working over center tail so as to pull center circle closed tight when square is complete: Make Beg DC, (Chain 5, 5DC) 3 times, Chain 5, 4DC, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _20 DC, 4 Chain-5 spaces total_    


Round 2: Slip Stitch in 2 chains, All in same chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 3, 3DC), ** Chain 1, across next 5 DC: (DC, 2DC, DC, 2DC, DC), Chain 1, (3DC, Chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting “corner” on third repeat, 2DC in first corner chain space to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _52 DC, 4 Chain-3 spaces, 8 Chain-1 spaces total_



Round 3: In first chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 3, 2DC), ** Chain 1, skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, Chain 3, skip next DC, Make Popcorn Petal, Chain 3, skip next DC, DC in next DC, Chain 1, (2DC, Chain 3, 2DC) in corner chain space -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting “corner” on third repeat, DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _4 Popcorn Petals, 12 Chain-3 spaces, 8 Chain-1 spaces, 24DC total_





Round 4: All in first Chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 2, 2DC), DC in next 2 DC, DC in chain space and in next DC, 3DC in chain-3 space, DC in top of Popcorn Petal, 3DC in chain-3 space, DC in next 4 stitches as before, (2DC, Chain 2, 2DC) in next corner space -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting final corner on third repeat, DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _76 DC, 4 Chain-2 spaces total_


Round 5: 3SC in first corner space, SC in all stitches around, putting 3SC in all corners, join with a slip stitch in first SC, cut yarn and weave ends. _88 SC total_

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