Crochet Motif: Crepe Myrtle Square

Crepe Myrtle SquareIMG_6756IMG_6769

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 Crepe Mrtyle Square was named by Gina Logan and Heidi Ebel. Thank you both.

(Ravelry Link)

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

  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg dc4tog beginning dc 4 together: beg dc, (yoh, insert hook in next st, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, pull yarn through 2 lps) 3 times, yoh, pull yarn through 4 lps
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc double crochet
  • dc4tog (yoh, insert hook in next st, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, pull yarn through 2 lps) 4 times, yoh, pull yarn through 5 lps
  • lp loop
  • MR make ring: slip knot, ch3, ss in third ch from hook
  • puff st (yoh, insert hook in st, yoh, pull up lp) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through all lps
  • sc single crochet
  • sp space (chain space)
  • ss slip stitch
  • st stitch
  • yoh yarn over hook

Video Instruction

This video tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Make the beg dc and join rounds neatly
  • Make a 2-round “petal”
  • Weave ends as you go

https://youtu.be/RRsBi0i2sck

Charted Instruction

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Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, 11dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]

Rnd 2 Elongate lp to height of a puff st, (puff st in next st, ch2) 12 times, ss in first ch of rnd. [12 puff st, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 Beg dc in sp, (3dc in same sp, dc in next sp) 12 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [48 dc]

Rnd 4 Beg dc4tog over first 4 sts incl joining st, (ch4, dc4tog) 11 times, ch4, ss in beg dc4tog. [12 dc4tog, 12 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in first 2 chs, beg dc in sp, (ch3, 3dc in same sp, 4sc in next sp, sc in dc4tog, 4sc in next sp, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 36 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 6 (5sc in corner sp, 15sc) 4 times, ss in first st. [80 sc]

Rnd 7 Sc in next st, (3sc in corner, 19sc) 4 times omitting final st, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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