Crochet Motif: Eucalyptus Square

Eucalyptus 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 Eucalyptus Square was named by. Thank you all.

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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
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc 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
  • yoh yarn over hook

Video Instruction

This video tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Make the beg dc and join rounds neatly
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, (sc, ch3, sc, ch5) 4 times, ss in first sc. [8 sc, 8 sp]

Rnd 2 Ss in first ch, beg dc, (ch3, 3dc in same sp, ch1, sc in ch-5 sp, ch1, 3dc in ch-3 sp), ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 4 sc, 9 sp]

Rnd 3 (5sc in next sp, ch3, 2sc in next sp, ch5, 2sc in next sp, ch3) 4 times, ss in first sc. [36 sc, 12 sp]

Rnd 4 Ss in next sc, beg dc in next sc, * ch3, 2dc in same st, (ch3, sc in next sp) 3 times, ch3, sk 2 sc, 2dc in next sc, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [16 dc, 12 sc, 20 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in first ch, beg dc in sp, (ch2, 3dc in same sp, 3dc in next sp, 3sc in next sp, sc in sc, 3sc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [48 dc, 28 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 6 (3sc in corner sp, 19sc) 4 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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