Crochet Motif: Gingko Square

Gingko Square

img_7032img_7033Introduction

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

The Gingko Square was named by Cherry Mccormack, Sue Carrington, and Patricia Rahrig. Thank you all.

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(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

  • 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
  • beg beginning
  • beg 2dccl beginning 2dc cluster: (beg dc, dc) in same st/sp
  • beg dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg pcorn beginning popcorn: (beg dc, 3dc) in 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, release lp, insert hook front to back in first dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work
  • 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSi1ZHmFyKU

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg pcorn, (ch5, pcorn) 3 times omitting final pcorn, ss in beg pcorn. [4 pcorn, 4 sp]

Rnd 2 (7 sc in sp) 4 times, ss in first sc. [28 sc]

Rnd 3 Ss in next 2 sts, beg dc in next st, (5dc in same st, ch1, sk2, dc in next 2 sts, ch1, sk2, dc in next st) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [32 dc, 8 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg 2dccl in next st, * (ch2, 2dccl) 4 times, ch2, sk 2 dc, 2dccl in next dc, ch2, 2dccl, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg 2dccl. [24 2dccl, 24 sp]

Rnd 5 * 2sc in sp, 3sc in next sp, 2sc in next sp, ch2, sk 1 sp, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in next sp, ch2, sk 1 sp, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [24 tr, 28 sc, 12 sp]

Rnd 6 (Sc in 6 sts, 2sc in sp, sc in 3 sts, 3sc in sp, sc in 3 sts, 2sc in sp, sc in sc) 4 times, ss in first sc. [80 sc]

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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