Crochet Motif: Palm Tree Square

Palm Tree 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 Palm Tree Square was named by Darlene Strasburg and Stephanie Hickman. Thank you both.

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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

  • 4dccl 4dc cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 4 times, yoh, draw yarn through 5 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg 4dccl beg 4dc cluster: beg dc, (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 dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc double crochet
  • hdc half 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 cluster sts
  • Join rounds neatly into a cluster st
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

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Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg 4dccl, (ch4, 4dccl) 3 times, ch4, ss in beg 4dccl. [4 4dccl, 4 sp]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in sp, (6dc in same sp, ch1, dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [28 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 3 Beg dc in next st, (ch1, dc in next dc st) 27 times, ch1, ss in beg dc. [28 dc, 28 sp]

Rnd 4 * Sc in sp, sc in next st, hdc in sp, (dc, ch3, dc) in next st, hdc in sp, sc in 5 sts/sps, sk 1 ch, sc in 3 sts/sps, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [8 dc, 8 hdc, 40 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 5 * Sc in next st, ch2, (sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, (ch2, sk2, sc) 3 times, ch2, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [24 sc, 24 sp]

Rnd 6 Beg dc in sp (counts as 1 hdc here), * 2hdc in same sp, (hdc, ch3, hdc) in corner sp, 3hdc in 4 sps, hdc in next sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [68 hdc, 4 sp]

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

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