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Crochet Motif – Beth and Mae Squares

Beth and Mae Squares

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Beth Square

Charted instruction:

IMG_3001Written instructions:

Special stitches:

Beg HDC = Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)

Beg TR = (SC, Chain 2)

Picot = SC in space indicated, Chain 3, SC in 2 side bars of first SC

 

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

Round 1: All in ring, work 8 SC, join with slip st in first SC _8 SC total_

Round 2: SC in next st, chain 2, (SC, SC, chain 2) 3 times, SC in final st, join with slip st to first SC _8 SC, 4 chain-2 spaces total_

Round 3: Slip st in one chain of first chain space. In same chain space: (Beg DC, chain 3, 2DC), (2DC, chain 3, 2DC) in 3 more chain spaces, DC in first chain space, join with slip st in Beg DC _16 DC, 4 chain-3 spaces total_

Round 4: In first chain space: (Beg DC, 2DC, Picot, 3DC), SC between second and third DC as shown in photo, ((3DC, Picot, 3DC) in next chain space, SC between indicated stitches as before) 3 times, join with slip st in Beg DC _24 DC, 4 SC, 4 Picot total_

 

Round 5: Beg TR, making your SC to the RIGHT, down in between petals, *around* the SC from Round 3, as shown in first photo below, chain 3, 2TR in same spot, chain 5, ((2TR, chain 3, 2TR) between petals, around previous round SC, chain 5) 3 times, TR in first spot, join with slip st to Beg TR. Push all petals through to front of chains _16 TR, 4 chain-3 spaces, 4 chain-5 spaces total_

 

Round 6: Slip st in first chain of chain loop, In same chain space: (Beg HDC, chain 2, 2HDC) ** HDC in next 2 sts, 2HDC in next chain space, HDC to anchor petal to chain loop by working into the back bars of the SC used to complete Picot on Round 4, AND around the chain loop, 2HDC in same chain space, HDC in next 2 sts, (2HDC, chain 2, 2HDC) in next chain space to make corner, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting corner on third repeat. HDC in first corner to complete it, join with slip st to Beg HDC _52 HDC, 4 chain-2 spaces total_

Round 7: In first chain space: 5 SC, SC in every st around, putting 5 SC in 3 more corners, join with slip st in first SC. _72 SC total_

 

Round 8: Note: this is the “bobble round” and your TR sts will act as bobbles because the SC sts make them “squat down” to the front side of the piece. SC in same st as join, TR, (SC, TR, SC) in next st to make corner, ** (TR, SC) 8 times, TR, make corner, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final (SC, TR, corner) from third repeat. Join with slip st in first SC _40 SC, 40 TR total_

 

Round 9: SC in next st, and in all sts around, putting 3SC in all 4 corners, join with slip st in beg SC _88 SC

Mae Square

Video instruction:

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Mae Square Video Link

Charted instruction:

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Written instruction:

Special stitches:

Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)

 

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

Round 1: All in ring, work 8 SC, join with slip st in first SC _8 SC total_

Round 2: All in next st: (SC, chain 2, 4DC, Chain 2, SC) to make Petal. Skip next st (make Petal, skip 1 st, 3 times, join with slip st in first SC _4 Petals, 4 skipped SC total_

Round 3: SC to the RIGHT down in between 2 petals into the skipped SC from round 2. Chain 8, (SC into skipped SC from Round 2, Chain 8) 3 times, join with slip st in first SC. Push Petals forward so they are behind the chain-8 loops (photo 3 below) _4 SC, 4 chain-8 spaces total_

 

Round 4: 14 SC in all 4 chain spaces around, join with slip st in first SC. _56 SC total_

 

Round 5: Slip st in 2 sts, Beg DC in next SC – this will be the fourth SC of this chain space. (chain 1, DC in next st) 7 times, ** skip 6 sts, (DC, chain 1) 7 times, DC in next st, repeat from ** 2 more times, join with slip st in Beg DC _32 DC, 28 chain-1 spaces_

 

Round 6: SC in next st and in all DC and chain space around. Do not work extra SC in corner sts. Join with slip st in first SC _60 SC total_

 

Round 7: Slip st in SC to the left of joining st, SC in *next* st, Chain 5, skip 3 sts, SC in next st, ** Chain 5, Skip 1 st, SC in next st, chain 5, skip 3 sts, SC in next st, chain 5, skip 4 sts, SC in next st, chain 5, skip 3 sts, SC in next st, Repeat from ** 2 times, chain 5, skip 1 st, SC in next st, chain 5, skip 3 sts, SC in next st, chain 5, skip 4 sts, join with slip st in first SC _16 SC, 16 chain-5 loops  total_

 

Round 8: Slip st in first 2 chains of chain loop, SC in same chain space, Chain 4, (SC, chain 3, SC) in corner chain space, ** (chain 4, SC in next chain space) 4 times, chain 3, SC in same chain space as final repeat, Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final (sc, chain 4, sc) of third repeat. Join with slip st in first SC _20 SC, 16 chain-4 spaces, 4 chain-3 spaces total

 

Round 9: 4SC in first chain space, ** SC in SC, 3SC in corner chain space to make corner, SC in SC, 4 SC in next 2 chain spaces, SC in SC, 4SC in next 2 chain spaces, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final 4 SC on third repeat, join with slip st in beg SC _88 SC_

 

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  1. Stunning squares Rachele!
    I did find Beth challenging, I’m off to start Mae now 😀
    xxx

  2. Not sure where I posted before…just want to know how many skeins of each color is needed for this afghan… I cannot find the New Fashion DK yarn for #438 Aspen…is the Stylecraft Special DK # 1422 Aspen the same color? I want to order the yars very soon so need an answer asap…Thanke