Vibrant Vintage CAL

Crochet Motif – Mary Square

Mary Square

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Charted instruction:


Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg HDC = Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)

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: Make Beg DC, Chain 1, (3DC, Chain 1) 3 times, 2DC, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _12 DC, 4 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 2: Beg DC in first chain space, (Chain 4, (DC, Chain 4, DC) in next chain space to make corner) 3 times, Chain 4, DC in first corner, Chain 2, DC in top of Beg DC (this method of finishing the round ensures you will begin the next round in the center of the corner – the Chain 2, DC acts as a chain-4 space) _8 DC, 8 Chain-4 spaces total_

Round 3: In center of Chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 3, 3DC), (Chain 1, 5DC in next chain space, Chain 1, (3DC, Chain 3, 3DC) in next chain space to make corner) 3 times, Chain 1, 5DC in next chain space, Chain 1, 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _44 DC, 8 Chain-1 spaces, 4 Chain-3 spaces total_

Round 4: In first Chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 1, 3DC), (Chain 1, Skip 2 st, DC in next st, DC in chain-1 space, DC in next 5 sts, DC in chain-1 space, DC in next st, chain 1, (3DC, Chain 1, 3DC) in corner chain space to make corner) 4 times, omitting final corner on fourth repeat, 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _60 DC, 12 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 5: In first Chain space: (Beg HDC, Chain 2, HDC), HDC in all sts and Chain-1 spaces around, putting (HDC, Chain 2, HDC) in next 3 corners, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg HDC _76 HDC, 4 Chain-2 spaces total_

Round 6: 3SC in first chain space, SC in all sts around, putting 3SC in next 3 corners, join with a slip stitch in first SC _88 SC total_

Took a final shot with the edging as well! 🙂

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