Crochet Motif: Redbud Square

Redbud 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 Redbud Square was named by Carol Brunquell Sutcliffe. 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

  • 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
  • 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 join rounds neatly
  • Make layered petals on a hidden chain round
  • Weave ends as you go
  • https://youtu.be/hvhla1ZnFgE

    Charted Instruction

    Written Instruction

    Rnd 1 MR, beg 2dccl, (ch2, 2dccl) 7 times, ch2, ss in beg 2dccl. [8 2dccl, 8 sp]

    Rnd 2 Beg dc, (3dc in same sp, dc in next sp) 8 times omitting final dc, ss in beg dc. [32 dc]

    Rnd 3 (Sc in next st, ch2, sk1) 16 times, ss in first sc. [16 sc, 16 sp]

    Rnd 4 (Sc, ch1, 2dc, ch1, sc) in 16 sps, do not join rnd. [32 dc, 32 sc, 32 sp]

    Rnd 5 Remove lp from hook, insert hook from back to front through the first sc of Rnd 4, grab lp, pull lp to back of work, (ch3, working behind “petals”, sc in the skipped sc from Rnd 3) 15 times, ch3, do not join round. [15 sc, 16 sp]

    Rnd 6 * 3sc in sp, 3hdc in next sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, 3hdc in next sp, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [24 dc, 24 hdc, 12 sc, 4 sp]

    Rnd 7 Beg dc in next st (counts as 1 hdc here), * hdc in all sts to corner, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner sp, rep from * 4 times, hdc in all sts to beg, ss in beg dc. [76 hdc, 4 sp]

    Rnd 8 (Sc in all sts to corner sp, 3sc in corner sp) 4 times, sc in all sts to beg, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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