Sage Advice Square

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

Free pattern below:
• easy intermediate skill level written pattern;
• 39 stitches per side;
• 11″ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
• pattern uses sc, hdc, BPhdc, dc, FPdc, BPdc, 2dc-cluster, tr, 2tr-cluster and EXT-puff
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Sage Advice Square – free pattern

Hook/Finished and blocked: 4.5 mm, 11 x 11”; 5 mm, 12” x 12”
Crochet Terms: US terminology throughout
Skill Level:  Easy Intermediate
Yarn and Colors Used:
● I Love This Cotton (Worsted Weight), 100% cotton
Yarn Bee ~ Pima Suprema Yarn (Worsted Weight), 100% cotton
● Yarn Bee ~ Cotton Et Lin (Worsted Weight), 80% cotton, 20% linen
✧ Colorway 1, A – Parchment (I Love This Cotton); B – Sage (I Love This Cotton); C – Coral (I Love This Cotton)
✧ Colorway 2, A – Olive (I Love This Cotton); B – Bone (Yarn Bee ~ Pima Suprema); C – Mauve (Yarn Bee ~ Cotton Et Lin); D – Merlot (Yarn Bee ~ Pima Suprema)
Additional Items Needed: Stitch markers and yarn darning needle

Stitches Used with Definitions

double magic circleyo (Yarn over)BPdc (Back post double crochet)
standing stitchrnd (Round)2dc-cluster (2 double crochet cluster)
invisible joinsc (Single crochet)tr (Treble crochet)
slst (Slipstitch)hdc (Half double crochet)2tr-cluster (2 treble crochet cluster)
st(s) (Stitch/stitches)BPhdc (Back post half double crochet)EXT-puff
sp (Space)dc (Double crochet)3LP (3rd loop of stitch)
ch (Chain)FPdc (Front post double crochet)
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
slst
·  insert hook into designated st; yo, pull yarn through the st and the loop on hook.
sc
·  Insert hook into designated st, yo and 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.
BPhdc
·  Yo, insert hook from back-to-front-to-back around the post, so post is in back of hook; 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 OR if a slst was used to end previous rnd and you’re changing colors, ch 2 (as the 1st part of a dc);
·  yo, insert hook into same st; yo, pull up a loop; yo, pull through 2 loops on hook;
·  yo, pull through all loops on hook.
tr
·  Yo 2 times; insert hook into designated st;
·  yo, pull up a loop; [yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times.
2tr-cluster
·  Yo 2 times, insert hook into designated st; yo, pull up a loop; [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times;
·  yo 2 times, insert hook into same st; yo, pull up a loop; [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times;
·  yo pull through all 3 loops on hook.
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.
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 another option is available. Some rnds may include instructions for a slst join and if not changing colors, how to start the next rnd. When used, the ch(s) replaces the 1st st shown in the instructions of the rnd.
·  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*
·  Round-by-round pictures are also found at the end of the paid written pattern.

ROUNDS 1 – 16

RND 1
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: A, Olive
In a double magic circle,
·      ch 3 as a dc, dc; [ch 2, 2 dc] 3 times, ch 2;
Join: slst to 3rd starting ch OR invisible join to 1st true dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 8 dc, 4 ch-2 corner sp (8 total)
RND 2                      
Colorway 1: B, Sage / Colorway 2: B, Bone
Note:  Before starting, read the information about slst join and starting the next rnd (under special instruction.
Start in any ch-2 corner sp OR slst into next dc and ch-2 corner sp, then ch 3 (as 1st dc of rnd),
·      *(2 dc, ch 2 as a corner, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; FPdc around each of the next 2 dc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 3rd starting ch OR invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 16 dc, 8 FPdc, 4 ch-2 corner sp (24 total)
RND 3
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: C, Mauve
Start in any ch-2 corner sp OR slst to corner, ch 3 (as 1st dc of rnd),
·      *([dc, ch 1] 5 times) in ch-2 corner sp; sk 2 dc; FPdc around 2 FPdc; ch 1, sk 2 dc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st ch of rnd, fasten off. Counts: 20 dc, 8 FPdc, 24 ch-1 sp (52 total)
RND 4
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: D, Merlot
Start around 1st FPdc of 2 FPdc,
·      *FPdc around each of the next 2 FPdc; sk ch-1 sp AND dc; (3 dc) in ch-1 sp;
·      [ch 1, sk dc; (2 dc) in ch-1 sp] 2 times; ch 1, sk dc; (3 dc) in ch-1 sp; sk dc AND ch-1 sp*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 1st FPdc of rnd OR invisible join to 2nd FPdc of rnd, fasten off. Counts: 40 dc, 8 FPdc, 12 ch-1 sp (60 total)
RND 5
Colorway 1: C, Coral / Colorway 2: B, Bone
Start in 1st dc after any 2 FPdc OR slst into next FPdc and dc, then ch 2 (as 1st hdc of rnd),
·      *hdc in 3LP of 3 dc; fold ch-1 sp to the front, [2tr-cluster in dc of rnd 3, sk ch-1 sp; hdc in 3LP of 2 dc of rnd 4] 2 times; 2tr-cluster in dc of rnd 3, sk ch-1 sp;
·      hdc in 3LP of 3 dc of rnd 4; ch 1, sk 2 FPdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 2nd starting ch OR invisible join to 2nd hdc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 40 hdc, 12 2tr-cluster, 4 ch-1 sp (56 total)
RND 6
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: C, Mauve
Start in 3rd hdc after ch-1 sp OR slst into next 2 hdc, then ch 1 and sc in same hdc,
·      *sc in hdc; [(2 sc) in 2tr-cluster; sc in 2 hdc] 2 times; (2 sc) in 2tr-cluster;
·      sc in 3 hdc; FPdc around 2 FPdc of rnd 4; sk ch-1 sp, sc in 2 hdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 1st sc of rnd OR invisible join to 2nd sc of rnd, fasten off. Counts: 64 sc, 8 FPdc (72 total)
RND 7
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: C, Mauve
Start in 3rd sc after any 2 FPdc OR ch 3 as a dc,
·      *dc in 5 sc; (2 dc) in sc, ch 2; (2 dc) in sc; dc in 6 sc;
·      sk sc; FPdc around FPdc, ch 2 as a corner, FPdc around FPdc; sk sc, dc in sc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 64 dc, 8 FPdc, 4 ch-2 sp, 4 ch-2 corner sp (80 total/20 per side)
RND 8 
Colorway 1: B, Sage / Colorway 2: A, Olive
Start in any ch-2 corner sp,
·      *(7 tr) in ch-2 corner sp; sk FPdc AND 2 dc; hdc in 3LP of 6 dc; ch 1, EXT-puff in ch-2 sp, ch 1;
·      hdc in 3LP of 6 dc; sk 2 dc AND FPdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 1st tr of rnd OR invisible join to 2nd tr of rnd, fasten off. Counts: 48 hdc, 28 tr, 4 EXT-puff, 8 ch-1 sp (88 total/22 per side)
RND 9
Colorway 1: C, Coral / Colorway 2: B, Bone
Start in 1st tr of any (7 tr) group OR ch 2 (as starting of 1st 2dc-cluster of rnd),
·      *[2dc-cluster in tr, ch 1] 7 times;
·      sk 2 hdc, BPhdc around 3 hdc;
·      ch 2, sk hdc AND ch 1 sp; BPhdc around EXT-puff; ch 2, sk ch-1 sp AND hdc;
·      BPhdc around 3 hdc; ch 1, sk 2 hdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st ch of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 28 BPhdc, 28 2dc-cluster, 32 ch-1 sp, 8 ch-2 sp (104 total/26 per side)
RND 10     
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: D, Merlot
Start in ch-2 sp after BPhdc around EXT-puff,
·      *(6 dc) in ch-2 sp; sk 3 BPhdc, (2 dc) in ch-1 sp; [sk 2dc-cluster, (2 dc) in ch-1 sp] 6 times;
·      sk 2dc-cluster, (2 dc) in ch-1 sp; sk 3 BPhdc, (6 dc) in ch-2 sp, sk BPhdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 112 dc (112 total/28 per side)
RND 11   
Colorway 1: B, Sage / Colorway 2: C, Mauve
Start around 1st dc after any 2nd set of (6 dc) group,
·      *BPdc around 16 dc; sk dc, sc in 3LP of 10 dc, sk dc;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd BPdc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 40 sc, 64 BPdc (104 total/26 per side)
RND 12                
Colorway 1: B, Sage / Colorway 2: C, Mauve
Note: do not sk any sc in this rnd.
Start in 1st sc of any group of 10 sc,
·      *dc in sc; hdc in sc; sc in 3 sc; tr in EXT-puff of rnd 8, sc in 3 sc; hdc in sc; dc in sc;
·      ch 1, sk BPdc, dc in BPdc; [ch 1, sk BPdc, tr in BPdc] 3 times; ch 2 as a corner;
·      [tr in BPdc, ch 1, sk BPdc] 3 times; dc in BPdc, ch 1, sk BPdc*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 1st hdc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 24 sc, 8 hdc, 16 dc, 28 tr, 32 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 corner sp (108 total/27 per side)
RND 13
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: B, Bone
Start in any ch-2 corner sp,
·      *(2tr-cluster, tr, ch 2, tr, 2tr-cluster) in ch-2 corner sp; sk tr, (tr, 2tr-cluster) in ch-1 sp;
·      [sk tr, (dc, 2dc-cluster) in ch-1 sp] 2 times; sk dc, (2 hdc) in ch-1 sp; sk dc, hdc in hdc AND sc;
·      sc in 2 sc, tr AND next 2 sc; hdc in sc AND hdc; sk dc, (2 hdc) in ch-1 sp, sk dc,
·      [(2dc-cluster, dc) in ch-1 sp, sk tr] 2 times; (2tr-cluster, tr) in ch-1 sp, sk tr*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 1st 2tr-cluster of rnd OR invisible join to 1st tr of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 20 sc, 32 hdc, 16 dc, 16 2dc-cluster, 16 tr, 16 2tr-cluster, 4 ch-2 corner sp (116 total/29 per side)
RND 14        
Colorway 1: C, Coral / Colorway 2: B, Bone
Start in ch-2 corner sp OR slst into next tr and ch-2 corner sp, then ch 3 (as 1st dc of rnd),
·      *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; dc in 8 sts; hdc in 13 sts; dc in 8 sts*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 1st dc of rnd OR invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 52 hdc, 80 dc, 4 ch-2 corner sp (132 total/33 per side)
RND 15
Colorway 1: B, Sage / Colorway 2: A, Olive
Note:  I suggest going up a hook size for this rnd only so the 3LP of scs are a little larger for dc in 3LP in rnd 16.
Start in ch-2 corner sp OR slst into next dc and ch-2 corner sc, then ch 1 and sc in ch-2 corner sp,    
·      *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner sp; sc in 3LP of 33 sts*;
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: slst to 1st sc of rnd OR invisible join to 1st ch of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 140 sc, 4 ch-2 corner sp (140 total/35 per side)
RND 16                                                                                                                 
Colorway 1: A, Parchment / Colorway 2: D, Merlot
Note: If you went up a hook size in last rnd, be sure to go back down a hook size.
Start in ch-2 corner sp OR slst into ch-2 corner sp, then ch 3 (as 1st dc of rnd),
*(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; dc in 3LP of 35 sc*; For those unable to work the 3LP dc into the sc, a BLdc would achieve a similar look.
REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES; Join: invisible join to 2nd dc of rnd, fasten off.  Counts: 156 dc, 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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Head Over Heels Square

Today the phrase “head over heels” means to fall madly in love, but in the 14th century it literally meant to do a somersault.  The first mention of love was made in 1883, and for anyone who’ve been head over heels in love, it is akin to a somersault; the world feels like it’s upside down, your head is spinning, and you know your life will never be the same. 💞

This square is perfect when added with other squares for an afghan blanket, throw pillow, purse or even a tote bag! Your imagination is the only restriction for a creative project.

  • ending intermediate level written pattern;
  • click on links to go back and forth from a word/stitch and the corresponding picture. No more scrolling when you need to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details;
  • 39 stitches per side;
  • 11’ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
  • pattern uses sc, FPsc, hdc, FPhdc, BPhdc, dc, BPdc, 2dc-cluster, 3dc-cluster, tr, FPdtr2tog, EXT-puff, Y st and dtr-Y st.

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Sweet Delusions Square

Sweet Delusions Square – Colorway 1

The Sweet Delusions Square is August’s featured square in the BAMCAL 2022 group on Ravelry. I’ve designed a square for this fun and supportive group a few times before and so happy to provide another one this year. So head on over and join!

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.
If you prefer a pattern with additional features that clarify instructions, a paid pattern is available on Ravelry, Ribblr, Love Crafts, Makerist and Creative Fabrica with a 30% discount available on Ravelry and Ribblr until August 7, 2022. These added features include:
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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

Apart Together Square

Apart together may seem like an oxymoron but to me it’s an example of a beautiful and independent love. 💕

  • an ending intermediate to advanced skill level written pattern;
  • users can click on links to go back and forth from a word/stitch and the corresponding picture. No more scrolling when you need to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details;
  • 39 stitches per side;
  • 11’ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
  • the pattern uses sc, FPsc, BLsc, hdc, FPhdc, BPhdc, shallow BPhdc, long hdc, dc, FPdc, BPdc, shallow BPdc, dc2tog, overlapping dc2tog, tr, FPtr, shallow BPtr, tr2tog, dtr, FPdtr, EXT-puff and picot .

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Simple Wonders Square

It’s the little things that make life big – so remember to smile, help others, be grateful, connect with nature, slow down and live in the present. Enjoy the simple wonders of life.

  • an intermediate skill level written pattern;
  • users can click on links to go back and forth from a word/stitch and the corresponding picture. No more scrolling when you need to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details;
  • 39 stitches per side;
  • 11’ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
  • pattern uses sc, FPsc, hdc, FPhdc, BPhdc, dc, FPdc, dc2tog, tr, FPtr, dtr and PC.

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Fancy Nancy Square

The Fancy Nancy Square is an ending-intermediate to beginning advanced skill level written pattern with rnd-by-rnd pictures and videos.

  • Links allowing users to go back and forth from a word/stitch and corresponding picture are embedded into the pattern. No more scrolling when you need to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details;
  • 39 stitches per side;
  • 11′ x 11″ – 4.5 mm hook; 12″ x 12″ – 5 mm hook;
  • uses sc, hdc, hdc2tog, FPhdc, BPhdc, dc, FPdc, BLdc, dc2tog, tr, dtr, ttr, puff and picot. Videos of rounds 3 and 6 are included in pattern.

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Brood of Angels Square

The Brood of Angels Square is an interpretation and expression of love for my diverse family. We came from many different backgrounds and our kindred grew strong with lots of laughs and love.

  • advanced skill level pattern with rnd-by-rnd pictures and videos;
  • includes embedded links that allow users to go back and forth from a word/stitch and corresponding picture. No more scrolling to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details;
  • 39 stitches per side;
  • 11’ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook; 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
  • uses sc, hdc, FPhdc, BPhdc, BLhdc, dc, FPdc, BPdc, 3dc-cluster, dc2tog, BLdc, tr, dtr, puff, X-st, mod X-st and HPS. Videos of puff, X-st, mod X-st and HPS are included in the pattern.

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Margaret Square

Margaret

Have you ever met someone whose kind gesture changed the trajectory of your craft? I have, and this square is for Margaret.

  • 39 stitches per side;
  • square to use for a blanket;
  • 11’ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook; 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;
  • uses sc, hdc, FPhdc, BPhdc, dc, FPdc, BPdc, BLdc, tr, BPtr, dtr and puff stitches;
  • This pattern introduces a new feature allowing users to link back and forth from a word/stitch and corresponding picture. No more scrolling to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details;
  • Intermediate skill level.

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Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James, Landyn Tahj, Jalen Stanley, Olivia Grace, Jalen Miles, Brixton Carter-Lee and Carter Jude legacy squares are also available on the above websites. 🙂

Carter Jude Square

Carter Jude is the eleventh and final square in a series designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Carter is an inquisitive, high energy little guy with an intensity level to match! He loves to wrestle!

Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James, Landyn Tahj, Jalen Stanley, Olivia Grace, Jalen Miles and Brixton Carter-Lee are available in previous blogs and for sale on Ribblr, Lovecrafts, Ravelry, Creative Fabrica and Makerist.