Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2010 Version 4.0
Bernat Baby Sport Medium Worsted 3 ply
Color A: Lilac
Color B: Pale Blue
Hook Size: H – 8 - 5.50 MM – NOTE: if using Medium Worsted 4 ply use a size “G” – 4.25 mm hook
Size: 12” X 12” for square, size for afghan above is approximately 36” x 36”
Skill level: Advanced beginner
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Chain 25 loosely.
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch across. Insert stitch marker on any st to mark right side. (23 dc)
Row 2: WS Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1, now and throughout), turn; sk 1 st, dc in next, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) repeat across. (12 dc)
Row 3: RS Ch 3, turn; dc in each st or ch-1 sp across until last ch-4 sp, dc in ch-4 sp, dc in 3rd ch of ch-4. (23 dc)
Rows 4 thru 11: Repeat row 2 and 3 – DO NOT FINISH OFF
You will now be working around the square starting down the side of the square either in the tops or base of the stitches of rows 1 thru 11. Basically, you will be placing dc’s and ch-1’s evenly around the entire square and making ch-3 corners.
Round 1: RS Ch 4, turn square to work down the left side, dc in base of last dc from row 11, see picture 1, (ch 1, sk ch-3, dc in top of next st, ch 1, dc in bottom of same st) repeat down the side to the beginning ch, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in base of 1st dc of row one. (corner made). See picture 2. (Instructions Continued below pictures)
INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED FOR ROUND 1: Working across base of un-used loops from beginning ch, (ch 1, sk next un-used ch, dc in next un-used ch) repeat across to last un-used ch, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in last un-used ch on bottom. (corner made)
Working up the next side, (ch 1, dc in top of next st, ch 1, dc in bottom of next st) repeat up the side to the top st of row 11, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in top st of row 11. (corner made)
Working across top of square, (ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st) repeat across to last st, dc in last st, ch 3, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (corner made). (48 dc, 44 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps) IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE STITCH COUNTS ARE CORRECT.
Round 3: Ch 4, sk 1 st, dc in next st, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) repeat across to corner, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in corner, dc in 1st st,* repeat from * to * 3 times, join with a ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (64 dc, 60 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)
Round 4: Ch 3, * (dc in each st or ch-1 sp) ** repeat across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, * repeat from * to * 3 times, repeat from * to ** in each remaining st to complete the round, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (140 dc)
MEASURE YOUR SQUARE – ONE TESTER USING 4 PLY YARN STATED THEY NEEDED TO SKIP ROUND FIVE AND GO STRAIGHT TO ROUND SIX. IF YOUR SQUARE IS CLOSE TO BEING 12” X 12” SKIP ROUND FIVE AND WORK ROUND SIX.
Round 5: Ch 4, sk 1 st, dc in next st, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) ** repeat across to corner, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in corner, dc in 1st st,* repeat from * to * 3 times, repeat from * to ** skipping last st to complete the round, join with a ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (80 dc, 76 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)
Round 6: Ch 3, * (dc in each st or ch-1 sp) ** repeat across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, * repeat from * to * 3 times, repeat from * to ** in each remaining st to complete the round, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (172 dc)
STOP HERE FOR A 12” X 12” SQUARE –
If you want to make a blanket, continue in the same fashion as round 5 and 6 alternating each round. When starting new colors, join in the corner and always start on round 5
Full afghan above was worked with 6 rounds of each color of yarn after the initial 12” x 12” square was completed.
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Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2010
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