January 24, 2009

SmoothFox’s Quick and Simple Square - Free Pattern


Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2009 Version 3.0

Red Heart Super Saver Medium Worsted 4 ply
Color A: Turqua
Color B: Delft Blue

Hook Size: I - 9 - 5.50 MM
Size: 7” x 7”
Skill level: Advanced beginner

Special Stitches:
V-Stitch – V-st: (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated stitch

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SOLID SQUARE
INSTRUCTION’S:


Using color A, ch 4 and join to make a ring or use the Magic Adjustible Ring (see http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ under tutorials).

Round 1: Ch 4 counts as dc and ch-1, (dc, ch 1) repeat 7 times. Join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 with a sl st. ( 8 dc, 8 ch-1)

Round 2: Ch 3, V-st in sp, (dc in next st, V-st in sp) repeat 7 times. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. (24 dc)

Round 3: Sl st to ch-2 corner, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner, * sk 2 sts, V-st in next st, sk ch-2 sp, V-st in next st, sk 2 sts, ** (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner. * Repeat from * to * 2 times and repeat from * to ** once. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. (40 dc)

Round 4: Sl st to corner, ch 4, (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in corner, * ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, ** (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in corner. * Repeat from * to * 2 times and * to ** once. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. (24 tr, 32 dc)

Round 5: Sl st to corner, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner, * sk 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in sp, dc in next 8 sts, dc in next sp, dc in next 2 sts, sk last st, ** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner. * Repeat from * to * twice and from * to ** once. * Join to top of beginning ch-3 wth a sl st. Finish off. (80 dc)

MULTI-COLORED SQUARE
INSTRUCTION’S:

Using color A, ch 4 and join to make a ring or use the Magic Adjustible Ring (see http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ under tutorials).

Round 1: Ch 4 counts as dc and ch-1, (dc, ch 1) repeat 7 times. Join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 with a sl st. Finish off color A. ( 8 dc, 8 ch-1)

Round 2: Usng color B, join in any dc with a sl st. Ch 3, V-st in sp, (dc in next st, V-st in sp) repeat 7 times. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. Finish off color B. (24 dc)

Round 3: Using color A, join in any corner with a sl st in any corner, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner, * sk 2 sts, V-st in next st, sk ch-2 sp, V-st in next st, sk 2 sts, ** (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner. * Repeat from * to * 2 times and repeat from * to ** once. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. Finish off color A. (40 dc)

Round 4: Using color B, join with a sl st in any corner, ch 4, (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in corner, * ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, ** (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in corner. * Repeat from * to * 2 times and * to ** once. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. Finish off color B. (24 tr, 32 dc)

Round 5: Using color A, join with a sl st in any corner, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner, * sk 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in sp, dc in next 8 sts, dc in next sp, dc in next 2 sts, sk last st, ** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner. * Repeat from * to * twice and from * to ** once. * Join to top of beginning ch-3 wth a sl st. Finish off color A. (80 dc)

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2009

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6 comments:

Jeree said...

Jeree,Follower,Yes,Pjeree
I love the 2 color pictures of this square. Thanks for posting this square free. It is fun and easy. It is a really great square!

Suzy Whitten said...

These squares are beautiful ! From what I've read though, I thought the squares were to be dense - no holes - for warmth (?) I also read that squares were to be wool and not cotton or acrylic due to flammability. If someone could clarify, I'd appreciate it. Thanks !! :-D

Suzy Whitten said...

Ahhh..disregard my last e-mail. I'd mixed up two crocheting/knitting charities instructions.
The other charity sends to Africa, therefore the restricted materials.

Rgds,
Suzy

SmoothFox said...

There are a ton of patterns out there that have no holes. This one has holes. I design crochet patterns that I like visually.
Some charity organizations want dense no holes squares as they are being sent to very cold areas of the country. Afghans used in most homes can be whatever a person wants to make or whatever is attractive to them.

You can crochet with whatever you want to. Yes, I heard all kinds of things about selling items that must be flame resistant or flame retardant.

I haven't heard anything that says a pattern can't be crocheted in whatever kind of yarn etc that I have available and want to use. I think it has to do if you are selling items that it must meet certain standards.

I use cotton usually only if it is kitchen items. I don't use wool myself as I'm allergic.


Donna

tameingraleat said...

Do you have a good source for a tutorial for stitching these squares together? I'm making an afghan out of these squares, and I'm about half done and have no idea what to do once I'm done making all the squares. I've never actually stitched anything together before!

SmoothFox said...

You can go to YouTube and search for joining crochet squares. There are a couple of great video's out there on the subject.

Donna

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