Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Crochet in Common Designs©
“Eye Catching”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Erik McKee, Lee Ann, Ruth Roy, Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved.
12” with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors.
NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps.  
DTC:  (YO hook 3 times,  insert hook into st/sp indicated. YO & pull up a loop, should have 5 loops on your hook.  (YO & draw through 2 loops.)4x. Chains: count as a st.  FP=front post sts, are done “around” the post of st indicated.

Rnd 1. Ch 4, join to form a ring.  Ch 5,  +tc, dc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, tc,+ dtc in ring, repeat +to+ once and join in top of beg ch5.  (16sts)

Rnd 2: Ch1,  2 fpdc in joining st,  2 fpdc in next st.  +Dc in next st, hdc in next st, 2sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st+.  2 fpdc in next 3sts.  Repeat +to+ once more.  2 fpdc in last st.  Join in top of first FP st fastening off color 1.  (24sts)
*NOTE*  All sts in rnd 3 are worked in the back loops.

Rnd 3:  Join w/color2 in back loop of joining st.  Ch2, dc in same st.  +Ch2, (dc, hdc) in next fpdc, 2sc in next fpdc, sc in next fpdc, hdc in dc, 2dc in hdc, (trc, ch3) in sc, trc in next sc, 2dc in hdc, hdc in dc, sc in fpdc, 2sc in next fpdc, + (hdc, dc) in next fpdc, repeat from + to+ once, join with sl st to top of ch2. (36sts, 2 ch2 sps, 2 ch3 sps)  

Rnd 4: Slst in next dc, slst in ch2sp and work a ch3, dc, ch2, 2 dc.  (+Dc in next 4sts, fptc in next st from rnd 2, skip next st on rnd 3, dc in next 4sts.+   In next chsp work 2dc, ch2, 2 dc.)3x.  Repeat from +to+ once & join in top of ch3. (52 total sts)  <~all sts, not sps

Rnd 5:  Slst over to ch2sp, work (Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc), beg corner made. [+(Ch1, dc in next st, ch1, sc in next st)6x.  Ch1, dc in next st, ch1+.  In ch2sp work 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner made]3x, repeat +to+ once & join ( 68 total sts,  56 ch1 sp, 4 ch2 sp)  

Rnd 6: Slst over to ch2sp,  beg Corner.  [+Dc in 2sts, Ch1, bpdc in next dc, (Ch1, skip-sc, bpdc in next dc)6x.  Ch1, dc in 2sts+, corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once & join in top of beg ch3.  (60sts, 32ch1, 4ch2)  

(Note, all fptc sts should be worked in front of ch sps)

Rnd 7:  Slst over to ch2sp and ch1, 2sc, ch2, 2sc.  [+Sc in next 6sts, (Fptc in the sc from rnd 5, sc in next dc)6x.  Sc in next 5sts+,  in corner ch2sp work 2sc, ch2, 2sc.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once & join to 1st sc.  (39 total sts)

Rnd 8: Slst over to ch2sp, beg corner.  [+Dc in next 7sc, (fptc in dc from rnd 6, dc in fptc fr rnd 7)6x.  Fptc in next dc of rnd 6,  Dc in next 7sc+, corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join in top of beg ch3.  (124 total sts, 4ch2sp)  

Rnd 9:  Slst over to ch2sp, beg corner. [+Dc in 9sts, (Ch1, sk-1, dc in next st)7x.  Dc in 8sts+.  corner in ch2sp]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join.  FO color #2. (142dc, 4ch2sp)

Work behind the ch1sps in rnds 10 & 11.  

Rnd 10. Join w/new color to any corner ch2sp, beg corner.  [+Dc in next st,   (Ch1, sk-st, dc in next)5x.  (Tc in skipped dc of rnd 8, dc in next dc of rnd 9)7x.  (Ch1, sk-1, dc in next)5x,+ corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, and join, fastening off color. (116 total sts)

Rnd 11. With Color #2 Join w/slst in any corner ch2sp and beg corner.  [+Dc in next 3sts, (Tc in skipped dc of rnd 9, dc in dc of rnd 10)5x.  Dc in next 14sts, (tc in dc of rnd 9, dc in dc of rnd 10)5x.  Dc in next 2sts,+  corner in ch2sp]3x.  Repeat +to+ once and join.  (172 total sts)

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scarletsmiles2 said...

I love this square. It was fun to make.

AngélicaCV said...

Fabulous sq! Love the difference and seems easy and fun to crochet!
Thanks a lot.