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Crochet Motif – Rachel Square

Rachel Square

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Charted instruction:

Rachel chart

 

Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)
  • Popcorn = 7DC in same spot, take loop off hook, insert hook in top of first DC, place loop back on hook and pull through first DC to front of work

Foundation: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring.

Round 1: All in ring, working over center tail so as to pull center circle closed tight when square is complete: SC, (Chain 7, SC) 7 times, (Chain 3, TR) –substitute chain-7 loop made- _8 SC, 8 Chain-7 spaces total_

Round 2: SC in same spot as Round 1 finish, (Chain 2, SC in next chain loop, Chain 5, SC in next chain loop) 3 times, Chain 2, DC in first SC of round. _8 SC, 4 Chain-2 spaces, 4 Chain-5 spaces total_

Note: The chart instruction shows slight variation of the end-of-round method for Round 2. Use either chart or written instruction for Round 2.

Round 3: Beg DC in same spot, 5 DC in same chain space, (Chain 2, 11 DC in next chain-5 corner space) 3 times, chain 2, 5 DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _44 DC, 4 Chain-2 spaces total_

Round 4: In same st as join: (Beg DC, Chain 1, 2 DC), ** Chain 2, Skip 2 st, DC in next st, Chain 3, Make Popcorn around BOTH Chain-2 spaces from Rounds 2 and 3 (this means make all DCs of Popcorn around both Chain spaces, binding them together inside the Popcorn), Chain 3, Skip 2 sts, DC in next st, Chain 2, skip 2 sts, (2 DC, Chain 1, 2 DC) in next st –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 _24 DC, 4 Popcorns, 8 Chain-2 spaces, 8 Chain-3 spaces total_

Round 5: In first chain space, (Beg DC, Chain 1, DC), ** DC in next st twice, 2 DC in chain space, DC in next st, 3 DC in chain space, DC in top of Popcorn, 3 DC in chain space, DC in next st, 2 DC in chain space, DC in next st twice, (DC, Chain 1, DC) –corner made-, repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting final “corner” on third repeat, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _76 DC, 4 Chain-1 spaces total_



Round 6: 3SC in first chain space, SC in all stitches and chain spaces around, placing 3SC in 3 more corners, join with a slip stitch in first SC _88 SC total_

  

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3 replies »

  1. Hi,
    Not sure if anyone noticed this before, but round 3 calls for , 9 DC in next chain-5 corner space. Chart shows 11 dc.

    Michele