Crochet Motif: Joshua Tree Square

Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree Square was named by Julie Goers. Thank you, Julie.

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Join the round in a cluster st neatly
  • Weave ends as you go

https://youtu.be/lv41ptsWN0o

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR,  beg dc, (ch3, 3dc) 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [12 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 2 Ss in first ch, sc in sp, (ch5, sc in same sp, ch5, sc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in first sc. [8 sc, 8 sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, beg 3dccl in sp, * (ch3, 3dccl in same sp) 2 times, ch3, 3dccl in next sp, ch3, 3dccl in next sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final 3dccl, ss in beg 3dccl. [16 3dccl, 16 sp]

Rnd 4 (3sc in sp, ch3, 3sc in next 3 sps) 4 times, ss in first sc. [48 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 5 (Sc in next st, ch2, sc in sp, ch3, sc in same sp, ch2, sk 1 sc, sc, ch2, sk2, sc, ch5, sk2, sc, ch2, sk2) 4 times, ss in first sc. [24 sc, 24 sp]

Rnd 6 Beg dc in sp, * 2dc in same sp, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sp, 3dc in next 2 sps, 3sc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, dc in next sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [64 dc, 12 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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