Sunday, February 12, 2012

EMBRACING VARIETY 12" SQUARE

"Embracing  Variety"
Designed by: Aurora Suominen/Ivory Herman ©2-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with an “H” hook and Worsted Weight Yarn

  • SPECIAL STS:  POPCORN:  4dc in st specified, remove hook, insert in 1st dc, and grab your last dc, and pull through. SHELL:  Work 5dc in st/sp indicated
  • NOTES:  “Sts” means any dc, sc, or ch sps.    
Rnd 1: C5, join to form a loop. *CH6, slst into loop.*  4Xs.  (4 loops)

Rnd 2: Slst into ch6 loop, ch1, 6SC in same loop. 6SC in next 3 loops.  Join in 1st sc.  (24sc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, (counts as a st always). DC in next st.  In next st do do “2DC, ch2, 2DC, Corner made, Now & throughout pattern.. [DC in 5sts, IN next st work corner] 3Xs , DC last 3, Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3 always, unless otherwise specified. (36dc)

Rnd 4: Slst in next st, skip-2, In ch2sp do 2DC, ch2, 2DC. [+Skip-2, slst in next dc, skip next dc, 5DC in next dc, skip-1, slst in next dc,+ skip-2.  In ch2sp Work Corner]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join.   (36dc, 8ss) Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Round 5: Ch3, do DC, Ch2, 2DC in same sp. Beg Corner made, now & throughout pattern.  [+Ch1, DC in slst, Ch1, SC in 3rd dc of shell, Ch1, DC in slst, Ch1+ In ch2sp Work Corner] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (4sc, 24dc) Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Rnd 6:  Beg Corner. (+DC in 5sts, popcorn in next sc, DC in 5sts+.  In ch2sp Work corner.) 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (56dc & 4 popcorns) Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Rnd 7:  Beg corner.  [ +(Ch1, skip-1, DC in 1st)7Xs.  Ch1, skip-1+ & In ch2sp work corner.] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join.  (44dc, 32ch1sps) IF using a second color, change here.  Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner. Skip-1st, [(+Slst-1, skip-sp, Shell in next st, skip-sp)4Xs.  Slst-1, skip-1st+.  In ch2sp Work corner]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (96dc, 20slst) Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Rnd 9: Beg corner. [+Ch1, (2DC in slst, Ch1, SC in 3rd dc of shell, Ch1)4Xs.  2DC in slst, Ch1+ In ch2sp work corner]3Xs Repeat +to+ once & join. (56dc, 16sc, 40ch1sp) Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Rnd 10: Beg corner. [+DC in 12sts, popcorn in sp, DC-2, Popcorn in sp.  DC in 12sts+ In ch2sp Work Corner ]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (120dc, 8popcorn) Slst in next st & ch2sp.

Rnd 11: Beg corner. [+DC in 16sts, popcorn in sp between dc just worked & next dc, DC in 16sts,+ In ch2sp Work corner]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (144dc, 4popcorn)
Measure your square, last round will either be SC, or HDC.  Use your own judgement.  

Rnd 12: Slst into ch2sp & do Ch2, 2HDC.  [HDC in 37sts, 3HDC in next ch2sp]3Xs. HDC last 37 & join.  Fasten off (160HDC)

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Ivory and I designed this as a 6" and I wanted to make it a 12".  I hope you like it as much as we do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

can you please help me with row 3 ? what is do do? Rnd 3: Ch3, (counts as a st always). DC in next st. In next st do do “2DC, ch2, 2DC, Corner made, Now & throughout pattern.. [DC in 5sts, IN next st work corner] 3Xs , DC last 3, Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3 always, unless otherwise