Monday, January 22, 2007

The First Square



I made this square a long time ago, i had the scribbled instructions in an old binder... i think i put this up on my geocities site a few years back but never could get a picture. So... after squinting through my chicken scratch instructions i came up with a pretty neat square! tah-dah!!! lol, yeah.
the directions say i used a double knitted weight wool and an I hook to make a 7" square, but this new picture is done with WW acrylic and a G hook. It makes a 6 inch square. Well, here go the instructions:



ch4, join with sl st to form ring. ch1.


Round 1: 8 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch4 (counts as 1st dc + ch1)


Round 2: dc in same space as joining, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next sc- corner made. *(dc, ch1, dc) in next sc- Vst made. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next sc. repeat from * around, ending with sl st in 3rd chain of 1st ch 4.


Round 3: sl st into ch1 sp, ch1. *sc in ch1 sp, ch2, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch 2 sp. ch2*, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch2. repeat from * to * around, ending with sl st in 1st sc.


Round 4: sl st into ch2 sp, ch 4 to count as 1st dc + ch1. dc in same sp. *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 sp. (Vst in next ch2 sp) twice, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 sp. repeat from * around, ending with last Vst. sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.


Round 5: sl st into ch 1 sp of Vst, ch 3 to count as 1st dc, dc in same sp. *Vst in center dc of next 3dc shell, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 sp, Vst in center dc of next 3dc shell. 2dc in center of each of next 2 Vsts, repeat from * around, ending with last 2 dc in center of Vst, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.


Round 6: ch3 to count as 1st dc, 3dc in center ch1 sp of next Vst. Vst in center dc of next 3dc shell, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 sp, *Vst in center dc of next 3dc shell, 3dc in center ch 1 sp of next V st. sk 1 st, dc in next st and the one after it, 3dc in center ch 1 sp of next Vst. Vst in center dc of next 3 dc shell. (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 sp. repeat from * around, ending with 3 dc in center of last Vst, sk 1 st, dc in last. join with sl st to top of beginning ch3.


Round 7: ch1, sc in same st as joining and in each around, putting 3 sc in each corner ch2 sp. join with sl st to top of 1st sc, fasten off and weave in ends.


this is my original pattern, please do not sell. if you feel the need to share with friends online, please link back to my blog. this pattern is for your personal use or charity purposes.


Mari

1 comment:

Susan said...

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Susan