Crochet Motif: Red Maple Square

Red Maple 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 Red Maple Square was named by Elizabeth Garcia. Thank you.

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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

  • dc4tog (yoh, insert hook in next st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 4 times, yoh, draw yarn through 5 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg dc4tog beg dc, (yoh, insert hook in next st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through 4 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

*** Note – in the video, there is an error – where I made 3 sc in each corner on the final (7th) round, it should be 5 sc in each corner! *** 

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

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, 15dc, ss in beg dc. [16 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in next st, (dc in next st, ch2, dc in next st) 8 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [16 dc, 8 sp]

Rnd 3 Beg dc in joining st, (dc in same st, 2dc in next st, ch2, dc in next st) 8 times omitting final st, do not join round. [32 dc, 8 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg dc4tog over first 4 sts of previous Rnd, (ch4, sc in next sp, ch4, dc4tog over next 4 dc) 4 times omitting final dc4tog, ss in beg dc4tog. [8 dc4tog, 8 sc, 16 sp]

Rnd 5 * (3sc in next sp, ch1) 2 times, 3sc in next sp, ch3, 3sc in next sp, ch1, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [48 sc, 16 sp]

Rnd 6 * Sc in next 7 sts/sps, (4dc, ch2, 4dc) in ch-3 sp, sk 3 sc, sc in sp, sc in next st, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [32 dc, 36 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 7 (Sc in all sts to corner sp, 5sc in corner sp) 4 times, sc in all sts to beg, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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