Crochet Motif: Dogwood Square

Dogwood Square

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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 Dogwood Square was named by Anissa Lotfi, Jessica Brooks-Fulton, Morrisa Summers, Diane G Montgomery, Rachel McFalls, Karin Foster, and Chris Stec-Karparis. Thank you, everyone.

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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

  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg pcorn beginning popcorn: (Beg dc, 3dc) in same st/sp, release lp, insert hook front to back in beg dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc double crochet
  • lp loop
  • MR make ring: slip knot, ch3, ss in third ch from hook
  • pcorn popcorn: 4dc in st/sp indicated, release lp, insert hook front to back in first dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work
  • sc single crochet
  • skN skip N number of sts
  • 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 popcorn
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

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Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg pcorn, (ch3, pcorn) 3 times, ch3, ss in beg pcorn. [4 pcorn, 4 sp]

Rnd 2 Ss in first ch, beg dc, (ch3, 3dc in same sp, ch1, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 8 sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, beg dc in sp, * (ch3, dc, ch1, dc) in same sp, (ch1, sk1, dc) 3 times, ch1, (dc ch1, dc) in corner sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [28 dc, 28 sp]

Rnd 4 (3sc in corner sp, sc in all sts/sps across to next corner) 4 times, ss in first sc. [64 sc]

Rnd 5 Beg pcorn in corner st, * ch3, pcorn in same st, (ch3, sk3, pcorn) 4 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final pcorn, ss in beg pcorn. [20 pcorn, 20 sp]

Rnd 6 * 5sc in corner sp, (sc in pcorn, 3sc in sp) 4 times, sc in pcorn, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc, cut  yarn. [88 sc]

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2 replies »

    • Yes! You’ll make an even amount of squares from each color, leaving the main color for the join and border. More casual that way 🙂

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