Sweet Delusions Square

Sweet Delusions Square – Colorway 1

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Free pattern below
• a beginning intermediate skill level written pattern;
• 39 stitches per side;
• 11″ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
• the pattern uses sc, FPsc, BLsc, hdc, dc, FPdc, BPdc, 2dc-cluster, 3dc-cluster, dc2tog, tr, BPtr, EXT-puff, Y st and BPdtr-Y st.
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Sweet Delusions Square ~ free pattern

Hook/Finished and blocked: 4.5 mm, 11”; 5 mm, 12”
Crochet Terms: US terminology throughout
Skill Level:  Beginning intermediate
Yarn and Colors Used:
● I Love This Cotton (Worsted Weight), 100% cotton
● Yarn Bee, Tweed Indeed (Worsted Weight), 46% acetate, 46% cotton, 6% viscose, 2% polyester
Colorway 1, A – Ivory (I Love This Cotton); B – Buttercup (I Love This Cotton); C – Amethyst (I Love This Cotton); D – Deep Teal (I Love This Cotton); E – Mint (I Love This Cotton)
Colorway 2, A – Golden Tweed (Yarn Bee, Tweed Indeed); B – White (I Love This Cotton); C – Pewter (I Love This Cotton)
Additional Items Needed: Stitch markers and yarn darning needle
STITCHES USED
double magic circlesc (Single crochet)3dc-cluster (3-double crochet cluster)
standing stitchFPsc (Front post single crochet)dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together)
invisible join (Join)BLsc (Back loop single crochet)tr (Treble crochet)
st(s) (Stitch/stitches)hdc (Half double crochet)BPtr (Back post treble crochet)
sp (Space)dc (Double crochet)EXT-puff (Extended puff stitch)
ch (Chain)FPdc (Front post double crochet)Y st (Y Stitch)
yo (Yarn over)BPdc (Back post double crochet)BPdtr-Y st (Back post double treble Y st)
rnd (Round)2dc-cluster (2-double crochet cluster)3LP (3rd loop of stitch)
double magic circle
Video: Right-Handed / Left-Handed
standing stitch
·  Start with a slst on your hook;
·  Insert your hook into designated st or ch sp and finish the st as normal.
Video: Right-Handed / Left-Handed
invisible join
· Do not join after completing last st of the rnd; cut yarn; pull yarn tail through st;
·  insert hook from back-to-front of the 2nd st of the rnd; grab yarn and gently pull through.
·  insert hook from back-to-front and bottom-to-top of the center of the last st of rnd; grab yarn and gently pull through.
·  anchor on backside by drawing through any loops of first and last sts of rnd, and weave in ends.
Video: Right-Handed / Left-Handed
sc
·  Insert hook into designated st, yo and pull up a loop;
·  yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.
FPsc
·  Insert hook from front-to-back-to front around post, so post is in front of hook; yo and pull up a loop;
·  yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.
BLsc
·  Insert hook into back loop of st; yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.
hdc
·  Yo, insert hook into st; yo, pull up a loop;
·  yo, pull through 3 loops on hook.
dc
·  Yo, insert hook into st; yo, pull up a loop;
·  [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
FPdc
·  Yo, insert hook from front-to-back-to front around post, so post is in front of hook; yo, pull up a loop;
·  [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
BPdc
·  Yo, insert hook from back-to-front-to-back around post, so post is in back of hook; yo, pull up a loop;
·  [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
2dc-cluster
·  Yo, insert hook into designated st, yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook;
·  yo, insert hook into same st; yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook;
·  yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
3dc-cluster
·  Yo, insert hook into designated st, yo, pull up a loop; yo; pull through 2 loops on hook;
·  [yo, insert hook in same st; yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times;
·  yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
dc2tog
·  Yo, insert hook into designated st or ch sp; yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook;
·  yo, insert hook into next designated st or ch sp; yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook;
·  yo, pull though all 3 loops on hook.
tr
·  Yo 2 times; insert hook into designated st;
·  yo, pull up a loop; [yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times.
BPtr
·  Yo 2 times, insert hook from back-to-front-to-back around  post, so post is in back of hook; yo, and pull up a loop;
·  [yo through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.
EXT-puff
·  Yo 2 times, insert hook into st; pull up a long loop;
·  [yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a long loop] 4 times;
·  yo, pull through 10 loops on hook;
·  yo, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.
 Y st
·  tr in designated st; ch 2, dc in bottom 2 vertical loops of tr.
BPdtr-Y st
·  Yo 3 times; insert hook from back-to-front-to-back around post, so post is in back of hook; yo, pull up a loop; [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.
·  ch 1, tr in bottom 2 vertical loops of BPdtr.
3LP of sc, hdc, dc, tr
·  sc, hdc, dc and tr sts all have two main loops; the V on top of each st is known as the FL (front loop) and BL (back loop);
·  yo of the sc, and last yo of hdc, dc and tr st create the 3rd loop.

Symbol Guide

ASTERISKS: * to* repeat instructions between two single asterisks as directed.

Example:  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc); ch 1, sk 2 sts; [dc, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts] 2 times; (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 1, sk 2 sts*; REPEAT FROM * to* 3 MORE TIMES

PARENTHESES: (  ) indicates a group of sts that are worked together in or around the same st.

Example:  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)

BRACKETS: [  ] repeat instructions within brackets as directed.

Example:  [dc, ch 1, dc in dc; ch 1, sk 3 sts] 2 times

COUNT TOTALS: Total chain spaces are included in the st count; corner chain spaces are not included in the total.

Example:  Counts: 48 dc, 36 FPtr, 8 ch-2 sp, 4 ch-2 corner sp (100 total/25 per side)

Special Instructions

  • All rnds begin with a standing stitch and end with an invisible join unless noted otherwise.
  • To avoid ending a rnd with a ch sp, some rnds will begin with the 2nd st of a group (ex. 5 tr), and the repeat will end with the 1st st of that group. Example: *(4 tr) in ch-3 sp, ch 1; sk to next ch-3 sp, tr in next ch-3 sp*

ROUNDS 1 – 16

RND 1
Colorway 1: A, Ivory / Colorway 2: A, Golden Tweed
In double magic circle,
·  ch 2 as a hdc; hdc, ch 3; [3 hdc, ch 3] 5 times, hdc;
Join: invisible join in 1st true hdc of rnd; fasten off.  Counts: 18 hdc, 6 ch-3 sp (36 total)
RND 2
Colorway 1: B, Buttercup / Colorway 2: B, White
Starting in any ch-3 sp,
·  *(3dc-cluster, ch 1, 2dc-cluster, ch 1; 3dc-cluster) in ch-3 sp; ch 2, sk 3 hdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO *5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to ch 1 between 1st 3dc-cluster and 2dc-cluster of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 6 2dc-cluster, 12 3dc-cluster, 12 ch-1 sp, 6 ch-2 sp (42 total)
RND 3
Colorway 1: C, Amethyst / Colorway 2: C, Pewter
Starting around 1st 3dc-cluster after any ch-2 sp;  
·  *FPsc around 3dc-cluster; sc in ch-1 sp; ch 1, sk 2dc-cluster, sc in ch-1 sp;
·  FPsc around 3dc-cluster, ch 2; dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st sc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 12 sc, 6 dc, 12 FPsc, 6 ch-1 sp, 12 ch-2 sp (60 total)
RND 4
Colorway 1: C, Amethyst / Colorway 2: C, Pewter
Starting in ch-2 sp before any dc,
·  *(3 tr) in ch-2 sp; (tr, ch-3, tr) in dc; (3 tr) in ch-2 sp; ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp*;
REPEAT FROM * TO *5 MORE TIMES; Join:  invisible join to 2nd tr of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 48 tr, 6 ch-1 sp, 6 ch-3 sp (72 total)
RND 5
Colorway 1: D, Deep Teal / Colorway 2: A, Golden Tweed
Starting in any ch-1 sp,
·  *([sc, ch 2] 3 times; sc) in ch-1 sp; sk tr, sc in 3LP of 3 tr; ch 1, sk ch-3 sp; sc in 3LP of 3 tr, sk tr*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st ch of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 60 sc, 6 ch-1 sp, 18 ch-2 sp (102 total)
RND 6
Colorway 1: E, Mint / Colorway 2: B, White  
Starting around 1st sc of any group of [sc, ch 2] 3 times, sc,
·  *[FPsc around sc; (hdc, dc, hdc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times; FPsc around sc];
·  sk sc, BLsc in 2 sc; sk ch 1 sp, BLsc in 2 sc, sk sc*;
·  after joining, place st marker to faux top of invisible join.
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st hdc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 24 FPsc, 24 BLsc, 36 hdc, 18 dc (102 total)
RND 7
Colorway 1: D, Deep Teal / Colorway 2: A, Golden Tweed
Starting in FPsc marked st,
·  *dc in FPsc, ch 2-move st marker from FPsc to ch-2 sp;
·  [dc2tog using previously worked FPsc AND next unworked FPsc, skipping all sts in-between, ch 2] 3 times; dc in previously worked FPsc; sk sc, sc in 2 sc, sk sc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st ch of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 12 sc, 12 dc, 18 dc2tog, 24 ch-2 sp (90 total)
RND 8                
Colorway 1: C, Amethyst / Colorway 2: C, Pewter
Starting in marked st,
·  *[(3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, sk dc2tog] 3 times – remove marker; (3 hdc) in ch-2 sp; ch 1, sk dc AND sc; sc in sc; ch 1, sk dc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd hdc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 6 sc, 72 hdc, 12 ch-1 sp (90 total)
RND 9
Colorway 1: A, Ivory / Colorway 2: B, White
 Starting in any ch-3 sp of rnd 4,
·  *Y st in ch-3 sp; sk to hdc of rnd 8, dc in 3LP of hdc; hdc in 3LP of hdc;
·  sc in 3LP of 4 hdc; (2 sc) in 3LP of hdc; sc in 3LP of 3 hdc;
·  hdc in 3LP of hdc; dc in 3LP of hdc; sk ch-1 sp, sc AND ch-1 sp*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to ch of 1st Y st of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 54 sc, 12 hdc, 12 dc, 6 Y st (84 total)
RND 10
Colorway 1: A, Ivory / Colorway 2: B, White
 Starting in any ch-2 sp of Y st,
·  *sc in ch-2 sp AND dc of Y st; sc across to the next Y st; sc in tr of Y st*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 5 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd sc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 96 sc (96 total)
RND 11
Colorway 1: A, Ivory / Colorway 2: B, White 
 Starting in 10th sc after any sc in ch-2 sp,
·  *dc in 2 sc; hdc in 2 sc; sc in 5 sc; hdc in 2 sc; dc in 2 sc;
·   [sk sc, Y st in sc] 5 times, sk sc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 20 sc, 16 hdc, 16 dc, 20 Y st (72 total) 
RND 12
Colorway 1: E, Mint / Colorway 2: A, Golden Tweed
Note: work all tr AND dcs in ch-2 sp of Y sts. Skip the tr AND dc of Y st on either side of ch-2 sp.
Starting in 1st Y st of group of 5,
·  *(2 dc, tr) in ch-2 sp of Y st; (3 tr) in ch-2 sp of Y st; (4 tr) in ch-2 sp of Y st; (3 tr) in ch-2 sp of Y st; (tr, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of Y st;
·  hdc across until next Y st; there will be 13 hdc when finished*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 52 hdc, 16 dc, 48 tr (116 total)
RND 13
Colorway 1: E, Mint / Colorway 2: A, Golden Tweed   
Starting in 1st hdc of 13 hdc group,
·  *hdc in 13 hdc; BPdc around 2 dc AND tr; BPtr around 4 tr;
·  BPdtr-Y st around tr; ch 2 as a corner; BPdtr-Y st around tr;
·  BPtr around 4 tr; BPdc around tr AND 2 dc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd hdc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 52 hdc, 24 BPdc, 32 BPtr, 8 BPdtr-Y st, 4 ch-2 corner sp (116 total/29 per side)
RND 14
Colorway 1: D, Deep Teal / Colorway 2: C, Pewter
Measure your square before starting this rnd. The approximate size if using a 4.5 mm hook is 8.75” x 8.75” and a 5 mm hook is 9.6” x 9.6”. If running large, switch from a 4.5 mm hook to 4 mm hook / 5 mm hook to 4.5 mm hook for rnds 14 – 16.
Note: work EXT-puff in ch-1 sp of Y sts. Skip tr AND BPdtr of Y st on either side of ch-1 sp.
Starting in any ch-2 corner sp,
·  *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch 2 corner sp; EXT-puff in ch-1 sp of BPdtr-Y st;
·  dc in 7 sts; FPdc around 13 sts; dc in 7 sts; EXT-puff in ch-1 sp of BPdtr-Y st*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd tr of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 56 dc, 52 FPdc, 16 tr, 8 EXT-puff, 4 ch-2 corner sp (132 total/33 per side)
RND 15                                                                                           
Colorway 1: A, Ivory / Colorway 2: B, White  
Starting in any ch-2 corner sp,
·  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 corner sp; dc in 3LP of 2 tr AND EXT-puff; hdc in 3LP of 6 dc;
·  dc in 3LP of 15 sts (sts = dc, 13 FPdc, dc);
·  hdc in 3LP of 6 dc; dc in 3LP of EXT-puff AND 2 tr*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 48 hdc, 100 dc, 4 ch-2 corner sp (148 total/37 per side)
RND 16                                                                                                                  
Colorway 1: A, Ivory / Colorway 2: B, White
Starting in any ch-2 corner sp,
·  *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 corner sp; sc in 37 sts*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st ch of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 156 sc, 4 ch-2 corner sp (156 total/39 per side)
 
Blocking is a great way to put the finishing touches on your square.  It allows you to reach your final shape and size.  It also opens up your stitches, making them even and more defined; giving it a more professional appearance.
You can either wet block or steam block, but always make sure you are careful when steam blocking acrylic yarn.
 
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Colorway 2
Left: Optional Colorway / Right: Colorway 1
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