Crochet Motif: Weeping Willow Square

Weeping Willow 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 Weeping Willow Square was named by Debbie Zaslona, Tamika N Shaun Simpson, Julie Goers, Juanita Carol, Tania Leis, Ashley Tavner, Lea Beaumont, Tiffany Santos, Cassandra Bibler, Donna Bird, Jane Kelly, Glenda Ramage, Georgine Frederix, and Annette Stokes. Thank you all.

(Ravelry Link)

Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun Denim (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g); Color 2620
  • Hook: US Size 4.5mm
  • Size: 6 inches

Key Stitch Descriptions

  • 2trcl 2tr cluster: * yoh 2 times, insert hook in st, yoh, pull up lp, (yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, rep from * 1 time, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg 2trcl beginning 2tr cluster: (beg tr, tr) in st/sp – tr counts as top of st when joining round
  • beg dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg tr (sc, ch2) – counts as 1 tr
  • 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
  • tr treble crochet
  • yoh yarn over hook

Video Instruction

This video tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Make the beg tr and join rounds neatly
  • Make a cluster stitch
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

 

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Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg tr, 19tr, ss in beg tr. [20 tr]

Rnd 2 Beg 2trcl in next st, (ch2, 2trcl) 19 times, ch2, ss in beg 2trcl. [20 2trcl, 20 sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, (sc in sp, ch2) 20 times, ss in first sc. [20 sc, 20 sp]

Rnd 4 * Sc in next sp, ch4, (sc in next sp, ch3) 4 times, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [20 sc, 20 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in first 2 chs, beg dc in sp, (ch3, 3dc in same sp, 3hdc in next sp, 3sc in next sp, sc in sc, 3sc in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 24 hdc, 28 sc, 4 sp]

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

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