Monday, July 23, 2012


“Shape Shifting in 12”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © June 2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and WW yarn in one or two colors.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC: Front post double crochet is worked AROUND (ar) the post of st specified  STS: This means any sc, dc, or ch sp. NOTE: There is a video showing you how the FPDC are worked in rnds 3 & 4. See link at bottom of pattern.

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 11dc in 4th ch from hook.  Join in 3rd ch of beg ch4.  (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, FPDC ar joining. [DC in next dc, FPDC ar post of dc you just worked in. (from rnd 1) ]11X.  Join in ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, FPDC ar post of joining.  [DC in next 2dc, FPDC ar the post of dc you just worked in. (post of dc from rnd 2) ] Repeat around ending with a dc in last dc. Join   (36dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in next dc. [2DC in next dc, DC in 2dc] Repeat around ending w/2DC in last dc. Join.  (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in joining and in next 5dc.  [+Ch2, DC in 6dc, Ch2+.  SC in 6dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join to first sc. (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 5sc, [+Ch2, SC in 6dc, Ch2+. DC in 6sc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in joining. DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc. [+Ch2, SC in 8sts, Ch2+. 2DC in next dc, DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (32dc & sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 8: Ch3, DC in 3dc, 2DC in next dc, DC in 3dc.  [+Ch2, SC in 10sts, Ch2+, DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc, DC in 3dc.]3X Repeat +to+ once & join. (36dc, 40sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 9: Ch3, DC in joining.  DC in 7dc, 2DC in next dc.  [+Ch2, SC in 12sts, Ch2+ 2DC in next dc, DC in 7dc, 2DC in next dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once.  If using one color, then join and slst into next 5sts. If using 2 colors then  FO color 1 after joining.  (44dc, 48sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 10: Working in back loops (BL) for this round only. Join new color in 6th dc of a corner. Ch1, 3SC in joining. [+SC in 5sts, SC in BL of ch1 & ch2 of rnd 9 HDC in 12sts, SC in BL of ch1 & ch2 of rnd 9. SC in 5sts+. 3SC in next st]3X Repeat +to+ once & join. (60sc, 48hdc,)

Rnd 11: Slst in next sc.  Ch3, DC, Ch1, 2DC BEG CORNER MADE.  [DC in 28sts, IN next sc, do 2DC, Ch1, 2DC (CORNER MADE).]3X.  DC in last 28sts & join.  Slst in next dc & sp. (128dc)

Rnd 12: BEG Corner.  [+DC in 2dc, (Ch1, skip-1, DC in next dc, Ch1, skip-1, DC in 2dc)6Xs.+ IN corner sp work a Corner. ]3X. Repeat +to+ once & join. (96dc) Slst in next dc & sp.

Rnd 13: BEG Corner. [DC in 36sts across, IN corner sp work corner]3X DC in last 36sts & join. (160dc)

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful square! I love your use of stitches to create a delicate pattern. Thank you for offering it free....Fran

Rose Bleue said...

Ditto everything Fran said - the pattern is gorgeous. I'm so pleased with it that I believe the square stands alone by itself well enough to make some dishcloths, too.

Thank you for sharing the pattern so generously. :)

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Thank you so much.