Crochet in Common Designs©
“CIC AUGUST MOON”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Amy Carlson, Kathy Joelsen Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved.
12” SQ with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn in your choice of colors. A & B
NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps. V-ST: scv-st=(sc, ch1, sc), hdcv-st= (hdc, ch1, hdc), dcv-st= (dc, ch1, dc) in st/sp
Rnd 1: W/A, Ch4, slst in 1st ch to form ring. [Sc in ring, ch3, sc in ring]3x. Slst in 1st sc. (6sc, 3ch3sp) You will have 3 sides.
Rnd 2: Slst in ch3sp, (ch3, 4dc in same sp). [Sk sc, sc in next sc, (5dc) in ch3sp]2x. sk sc, sc in next sc, join in in ch3. Fasten off color A (15dc, 3sc)
Rnd 3: Join color B in any sc st, (ch4, 4trc) in same st. [*Ch1, 2hdc in 3rd dc of 5dc group, ch1,* 5trc in next sc]2x. Repeat *to* once, and join to ch4. (15trc. 6hdc)
Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in next trc, 5dc in next trc, dc in next 2trc. [*2sc in chsp, sc in next 2hdc, 2sc in chsp.* Dc in 2trc, 5dc in next trc, dc in 2trc]2x. Repeat *to* once & join to ch3. (27dc, 18sc)
Rnd 5: Ch1, fpdc in joining st. Fpdc in next 3dc, 3fpdc in next dc, fpdc in next 4dc. [Sc in next 6sc, fpdc in 4dc, 3 fpdc in next dc, fpdc in 4dc]2x. Sc in last 6sc, join in top of first fpdc. Fasten off color B. (33dc, 18sc)
Rnd 6: Look behind your front post sts, see the 9 unused loops from rnd 4? Join color A in the first of those sts. Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 3 loops, 3dc in next loop, 2dc in next 4 loops. [Dc in next 6sc from rnd 5. Going behind your work again & in the unused loops of rnd 4. 2dc in the next 4 loops, 3dc in next loop, 2dc in next 4 loops]3x. Dc in last 6sc, join to ch3, fasten off color A. (75dc)
Rnd 7: Join color B in any 3rd dc of the 6dc grouping, (ch3, 2dc) in joining st. Ch2, 3dc in next dc. [*Ch4, sk 5dc, sc in next dc, ch4, sk 5dc, in next dc work (3dc, ch2, 3dc), ch4, sk 5dc, sc in next dc, ch4, sk 5dc.* 3dc in next dc, ch2, 3dc in next dc]2x Repeat *to* once then join. (36dc, 6sc, 12ch4)
Rnd 8: Slst to ch2sp, (ch2, 2hdc, ch2, 3hdc) in same sp. [*Ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) (dc shell made) in next sc, ch2*, (3hdc, ch2, 3hdc) (hdc shell made) in next ch2sp]5x Repeat *to* once more, join in top of ch2. Fasten off color B. (36hdc, 36dc, 12ch2)
Rnd 9: Join color A in the ch2sp between shells to right of where you joined last round. Ch4, dc in same sp (beg v-st). [*Ch2, scv-st in next shell sp, ch2, dcv-st in sp between shells, ch2, hdcv-st in next shell sp, ch2*, dcv-st in sp between shells]5x. Repeat *to* once, join to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (24 shells)
Rnd 10: Slst into next ch1sp, ch4, (3trc, ch2, 4trc) in same sp, beg corner made. [Sk next ch2sp, 2sc in next 9 ch sps, sk next ch2sp, in next ch1sp, work 4trc, ch2, 4trc, corner made]4x, omitting last corner, join in top of ch4. Fasten off color A. (32trc, 72sc)
Rnd 11: With color B join with sc in any corner ch2 space, 2sc in same sp. [Sc in next 26sts, 3sc in next ch2sp]3x. Sc in last 26sts, join to first sc. (116sc)
Rnd 12: Slst in next sc, ch3, 4dc in same sc. [Dc in 2sc, (sk1, dcv-st in next sc, sk1, dc in 4sc)3x. Sk1, dcv-st in next sc, sk1, dc in 2sc, 5dc in next sc.]4x, omitting last 5dc corner, join to ch3, fasten off color B. (116dc)
Rnd 13: Join color A in any 3rd dc of corner 5dc group, ch3, 4dc in same st. [Dc in next 32sts, 5dc in next st]4x, omitting last 5dc corner, join to ch3. (148dc)
Measure your square and determine if you need a sc, hdc, or dc round for 14. I did two different sqs using similar yarns and had to do a sc for one, and a dc round for the next.
Rnd 14: Slst in next 2dc, ch1, 3sc in same st. [Sc in 36dc, 3sc in next dc]4xs, omitting last corner. Fasten off and weave in your ends. (156sc)
Pattern available for download on Ravelry. "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen