Crochet Motif: Cypress Square

Cypress 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 Cypress Square was named by Jan Bohler and Kim Pennell. Thank you both.

Bald Cypress Tree at Atchafalaya Swamp, USA

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 17: Bald cypress trees deciduous conifer, Taxodium distichum, showing high water marks in Atchafalaya Swamp, Louisiana USA (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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

Charted Instruction

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Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg tr, (ch1, tr) 11 times, ch1, ss in beg tr. [12 tr, 12 sp]

Rnd 2 (Sc, ch3, sc) in 12 sps, ss in first sc. [24 sc, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, sc in same sp, (ch3, sc in next sp) 11 times, ch3, ss in first sc. [12 sc, 12 sp]

Rnd 4 Ss in first ch, beg dc in sp, * ch3, 2dc in same sp, (ch3, sc in next sp) 2 times, ch3, 2dc in next sp), rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [16 dc, 8 sc, 16 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in first ch, beg dc in sp, * ch3, 3dc in same sp, (4dc in next sp, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [68 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 6 (5sc in corner sp, sc in all sts/sps to next corner) 4 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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