Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Summer Snowflake - crochet square pattern

Here is something I have been working on as part of my Crochet Mood Blanket 2014. I adapted it from a few different patterns as I wanted something with lacy detail but smaller than the other squares I have already made. Apologies if there is a mistake in the pattern, I'm a pattern-making newbie so please be patient with me! If you have any questions or suggestings regarding the pattern, please leave a comment below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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Here is the link to how to make a magic circle, I use magic circles all my granny squares which gives a much cleaner and neater finish. I used US crochet terms for the pattern, a 3.5 hook and work in back loops only. 

CH - chain
SS - slip stitch
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
DC - double crochet
FO - fasten off

ROUND 1. Start with the magic circle. ch 3, dc then ch 1. *2dc, ch1* 7 times inside the ring (you should end up with 8 dc - 2 groups, 16 dc's). FO.

ROUND 2. With a new colour work, ch 3, dc 2, ch 1 in between ch1 space of first round. *dc3, ch1* in remained ch1 space around. FO.

ROUND 3. With a new colour work: ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc2 in ch 1 space. *dc 2, ch 2, dc 2* between every ch 1 space around (you should have 8 shells). DO NOT FASTEN OFF

ROUND 4. To square off the circle, using the same colour, ch 2 then work sc's in next 3 back loops. **hdc, dc, ch 2 , dc, hdc, sc 8** around until you reach your starting ch. ss into top of beginning ch 2. FO and weave in ends.