Crochet Motif: Lilly Pilly Square

Lilly Pilly 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.

For some reason I cannot find who suggested the Lilly Pilly Tree! Huge thank you to whomever it was! ūüôā

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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, pull yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, yoh, pull yarn through 3 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg 2dccl¬†beginning 2dc cluster: (beg dc, dc) in st/sp
  • beg dc¬†(sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg pcorn¬†beginning popcorn: (beg dc, 3dc in same st, release lp, insert hook front to back in beg dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work to close popcorn
  • 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 same st, release lp, insert hook front to back in first dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work to close popcorn
  • 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
  • Create popcorn sts and cluster sts
  • Weave ends as you go

https://youtu.be/kLt9Dt_RUN4

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, 11 dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in next st, (ch1, dc) 11 times, ch1, ss in beg dc. [12 dc, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in ch, beg pcorn in dc, (ch3, pcorn in next dc) 11 times, ch3, ss in beg pcorn. [12 pcorn, 12 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg 2dccl in sp, * (ch2, 2dccl in same sp) 2 times, 2dccl in next sp, rep from * 11 times omitting final 2dccl, ss in beg 2dccl. [36 2dccl, 24 sp]

Rnd 5 (2sc in 2 sps, sc between next 2 2dccl, 2sc in 2 sps, 4dc in next sp, ch3, 4dc in next sp) 4 times, ss in first sc. [32 dc, 36 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 6 (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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