Crochet Motif: Cherry Blossom Square

Cherry Blossom Square

Introduction

Each of the VVCAL 2018 Squares were dedicated to a tree by one of the members of my CypressTextiles Tree Huggers Facebook group.

The Cherry Blossom Square was named by . Thank you, .

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Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g)
  • Color: If using the Warm Neutrals palette, make 5 square each of 9 colors, and 6 squares each of 3 colors, leaving the cream out for joining and border.
  • Hook: US Size 4.5mm
  • Size: 6 inches

Key Stitch Descriptions

  • 2dccl 2dc cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps
  • 3dccl 3dc cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through 4 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg 3dccl beg 3dc cluster: beg dc, (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps
  • beg dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg tr (sc, ch2) – counts as 1 tr
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc double crochet
  • hdc half double crochet
  • lp loop
  • MR make ring: slip knot, ch3, ss in third ch from hook
  • sc single crochet
  • sp space (chain space)
  • ss slip stitch
  • st stitch
  • tr treble crochet
  • yoh yarn over hook

Video Instruction

This video tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Make the beg dc and join rounds neatly
  • Join the round in a cluster st neatly
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

 

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Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg tr, (ch1, tr) 11 times, ch1, ss in beg tr. [12 tr, 12 sp]

Rnd 2 Beg 3dccl in sp, (ch3, 3dccl) 11 times, ch3, ss in beg 3dccl. [12 3dccl, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 4sc in 12 sps, ss in first sc. [48 sc]

Rnd 4 (Sc in next st, ch2, sk1, 2dccl in next st, ch2, sk1) 12 times, ss in first sc. [12 2dccl, 12 sc, 24 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in first ch, (sc, ch3) in 24 sps, ss in first sc. [24 sc, 24 sp]

Rnd 6 * 2sc in sp, 3sc in next sp, 2sc in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [24 dc, 24 hdc, 28 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 7 (Sc in all sts to corner sp, 3sc in corner sp) 4 times, sc in all sts to beg, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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