Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Pink Ribbing

©2009-2010 by Drew Emborsky, aka

The Crochet Dude®

Since the pink ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness I designed a purse that is pink, and has ribbing, get it? Make one for yourself and as gifts, and remember that you can make it any color you want as long as you make the first one pink.

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Finished Size

14.5” wide at base x 13” tall w/out handles

Materials

Worsted weight yarn in two shades of pink:

Dark pink – 250 yds

Light pink – 250 yds

Crochet hook size K/10.5 – 8.5 mm (I prefer Boye brand)

Yarn needle

Magnetic purse closures

Pink 24” curtain tie back for handle (I used Wright’s found at a fabric store)

Designer note: Hold one strand of each the dark and the light pink together throughout pattern unless otherwise indicated

For more information about breast cancer awareness visit the

Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® website at www.komen.org

Pink Ribbing Pattern

Ribbed Base

Row 1 Ch 11, sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across, turn (10 sc)

Rows 2-40 Ch 1, sc into back loop of ea st across, turn (10 sc)

After last row of base, do not turn, do not fasten off

Body

Now work in the round, start by working a sc in last st of ea row across the long edge of the base (40 sc) then by working a sc in the base of each st along the foundation ch (10 more sc) then again across the other long edge of the base working a sc in last st of ea row (40 more sc) then finally work a sc in ea st of the last row of the base (10 more sc), that should bring you around to the first st of the body (100 sc total)

Do NOT join the rounds, place a scrap of yarn or stitch marker in the last st of ea row to indicate the end of a round

Sides

Rnd 1 Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 18 sts (96 sc)

Rnd 2 Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 17 sts (92 sc)

Rnd 3 Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 16 sts (88 sc)

Rnd 4 Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 15 sts (84 sc)

Rnd 5 Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 14 sts (80 sc)

Rnds 6-11 Sc in ea st around (80 sc)

Fasten off

Ribbed Handle Bases

Lay purse flat and find the center st of one of the long sides, join with a sc on the WS of the row,

Row 1 sc in next 39 sts, turn

Row 2 Ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in back loop of ea st across to within last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in back loop of last st, turn

Repeat Row 2 until 4 sts remain, fasten off

Repeat for other side of handle base.

Decorative Button (make 2)

With light pink only, ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st to first dc, fasten off

Finishing and Assembly

With RS facing, attach both yarns at top of handle base and work one row of sc down one side and up the other side.


Fasten off. Repeat on other side of purse

Whipstitch tie backs securely into place. Attach magnetic purse snaps according to manufacturer’s instructions. Whipstitch decorative button into place to hide back of magnetic purse snaps.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Maggie's Square




Maggie's Square


12 inch square

By Drew Emborsky
(The Crochet Dude)

Copyright 2004-2010



Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn

Crochet Hook, Size J

(or hook of choice, just add or delete rows to reach 12 inches)


Special Stitch:

Crossed Double Crochet (abbreviated Xdc). Skip dc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc, Xdc made

Instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, dc in same st; *2 dc in next st; dc ch2 dc in next st;* 3 times; 2 dc in next st; sl st to third ch of beg ch-5. (16 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces made)

Rnd 3: Sl st in corner; ch 1, *3 sc in corner; sc in back loop of each st across; * 4 times; sl st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Sl st in second sc in corner; ch 3, dc in same st, ch 2, 2 dc in same st; *Xdc across; 2 dc-ch 2-2 dc in corner st;* 3 times; Xdc across, sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Sl st in next dc, sl st in corner; ch1, *3 sc in corner; sc in back loop of each st across; * 4 times; sl st to first sc.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until square is 12 inches, ending with Rnd 5.

*variation: alternate contrasting colors with each round*




Friday, April 02, 2010

Wandith


Here is a versatile granny square that can be used for afghans, lapghans, shawls, etc. I used some Lion Brand for this example, feel free to substitute any yarn you'd like! Enjoy!



Wandith
© 2004-2010 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude
www.thecrochetdude.com

Finished size: 13”
Materials: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky
CA = Color A – Wheat 402
CB = Color B – Spice 135
CC = Color C – Walnut 127
CD = Color D – Willow 173
CE = Color E – Nantucket 178
Crochet Hook, Size H

With CB, Ch 5, sl stitch to 5th chain from hook to make loop.

Rnd 1: Ch1, (sc in loop, ch3) 6 times, slip st to beginning sc. (6 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 2: Sl stitch into first ch-3 loop; ch1, sc in same ch-3 loop; (ch 5, sc in next ch-3 loop) 5 times; ch 5, slip st to beginning sc. (6 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in same stitch; (ch5, sc in next ch-5 loop; ch-5, sc in next sc) 5 times; ch5, sc in next ch-5 loop; ch-5 slip st beginning sc. (12 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 4: 5 sc in each ch-5 loop skipping the sts between the loops; slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (60 sc)

Rnd 5: With CA, join with a slip st in the back loop of any of the skipped sc from Rnd 4. Working in back loops only, Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same st. *(Ch 3 sc in the next skipped sc from Rnd 4) twice. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next skipped sc from Rnd 4 * 3 times. (Ch 3, skip 4 sts, sc in next st) twice. Ch 3, skip 4 sts, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch1, 3 sc in same space. Sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each space.. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 7: Slip st into back loop of next st. Ch 3, working in back loops only, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. Dc in each st around, working (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in center sc of Rnd 6 corner. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.(84 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces) Fasten off.

Rnd 8: With CE, join with a slip st into any corner space, Ch1, sc in same space; *Ch 5 skip 2 sts, sc in next st, (ch5, skip 3 sts, sc in next st) 4 times; Ch5, sc in corner space;* Repeat from * to * 3 times. Ch 5 skip 2 sts, sc in next st, (ch5, skip 3 sts, sc in next st) 4 times. Ch5, slip st to beginning sc. (24 ch-5 spaces)

Rnd 9: 6 sc in each ch-5 loop, slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 10: With CC, join with a slip st to same st as joining of previous round. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, * ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next st, (ch 3 skip next 5 sts, sc in next st) 5 times. Ch 2, skip next 2 sc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next st.* Repeat from * to* 3 times. Ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next st, (ch 3 skip next 5 sts, sc in next st) 5 times. Ch 2, skip next 2 sc. Ch 2, slip st 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. (52 ch-2 spaces)

Rnd 11: Slip st into corner space. Ch 1, 3 sc in same space; 2 sc in each space and 1 sc in each st around, working 3 sc in corner spaces. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 12: Slip st in backloop of next st. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. Working in back loops only, *dc in each stitch across, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in center sc of Rnd 11 corner * Repeat from *to* 3 times. Dc in each st across, slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Rnd 13: Slip st into corner space. Ch1, 2 sc in corner space; sc in backloop of each st around working 3 sc in each corner space. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: With CB, join with a sc in backloop of any corner space. Working in back loops only Sc in each st around working 3 sc in backloop of each corner space. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 15: Slip st in backloop of next st. Ch 1, 3 sc in backloop of same st. Sc in backloop of each st around, working 3 sc in backloop of each corner st. Slip st to beginning sc. Finish off.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fabric Bowl


©2009 Drew Emborsky
aka The Crochet Dude®

Made with strips of fabric this is a quick and easy project and a great way to use up fabric that you have on hand!

Finished size
9” across x 4.5” tall

Materials
2 yds cotton shirting fabric cut into
1 ½” strips

For a tutorial on connecting strips end to end click here.

Crochet Hook size Q (16mm)
Large eye needle to weave in ends

Gauge
5 sts x 4 rows = 4” in sc

Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 sc into 3rd ch from hook, do not join rnds, mark end of each rnd with a scrap piece of yarn (12 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around (24 sc)
Rnds 3-5: Sc in ea st around
Rnd 6: [Sc, 2 sc] around (36 sc)
Rnds 7-10: Sc in ea st around
Rnd 11: [Sc, sk 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, sk 2 sts] around, sl st to first sc, fasten off (24 dc, 6 sc)

Weave in ends. Weave a strip of fabric in and out of the base of Rnd 11, tie into a bow. Fill with yarn or fruit.

Option: use your favorite yarn and the appropriate sized hook and you can work this bowl up in various sizes!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Brain Freeze!



Now that summer is here it's time to sit outside, have some ice cream and enjoy ourselves! And now you can have that ice cream without your fingers freezing off by making this crocheted ice cream sleeve that I call "Brain Freeze". Enjoy!





Brain Freeze

©2009 Drew Emborsky,
aka The Crochet Dude®

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for downloadable PDF version

Finished Size

Fits pint-sized ice cream container

Finished Measurements

7.5” circumference x 2.75” tall

Materials

Small amount of worsted weight cotton in 3 colors
Crochet hook size I 9/5.50mm
Pint of ice cream
Spoon

Gauge: 15 sts x 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in sc

Special Stitch
Bobble – insert hook in st indicated, yo pull up loop, ch 3, yo pull through both loops on hook

Pattern

With Color A
Ch 38, join with a sl st to first ch being sure not to twist ch
Rnd 1 Ch 2 (counts as 1st st now and throughout), dc in ea st around, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-2 (38 sts)
Rnd 2 Ch 2, fpdc, [bpdc, fpdc] around, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-2, fasten off

With Color B
Rnd 3 Join with a sc to bl of any st, sc in bl of ea st around, join with a sl st to first sc
Rnd 4 Ch 1, sc in same st, bobble, [sc, bobble] around, join with a sl st to first sc
Rnd 5 Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ea st around, join with a sl st to first sc, fasten off

With Color C
Rnd 6 Join with a sl st to bl of any st, ch 2, dc in bl of ea st around, join with a sl st to top of beg ch -2
Rnd 7 Ch 2, fpdc, [bpdc, fpdc] around, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-2, fasten off.

Weave in all ends, insert pint of ice cream, use spoon to enjoy the creamy goodness.









Monday, October 13, 2008

I Want My Mummy

I Want My Mummy
...a Halloween treat bag to crochet...

© 2008 by Drew Emborsky
aka The Crochet Dude®

Finished Size

16” around X 5” tall without handle

Materials

Super Bulky weight yarn (I used Red Heart Zoomy™ )
Main color – 83 yds (amount may vary depending on how many bandages you make)
Eyeball – 2 yds

Worsted weight yarn (I used Moda Dea Washable Wool)
Mouth – 2 yds

Crochet hook size N (10.00mm)
Yarn needle

Gauge

10 sts x 8 rows = 4” in sc

Notes
The head is worked in the round without joining, use a scrap piece of yarn to mark the end of each row.

Head

Rnd 1 Ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join (12 sc)
Rnd 2 2 sc in ea st around (24 sc)
Rnd 3 * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 sc)
Rnds 4-16 Sc in each st around
Fasten off


Bandages

Row 1 Ch 3 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into next ch, turn (2 sc)
Rows 2-109 Ch 3, sc into each sc across, turn (2 sc)
Fasten off

Eyeball
Rnd 1 Leaving a long tail, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not turn (6 sc)
Rnd 2 Sc in each st around (6 sc)
Fasten off – with yarn needle and using tail at beginning, run through base of each st and cinch the first 6 sts tight, then insert needle through center of Rnd 1 and pull yarn all the way through being careful not to turn eyeball inside out. You will use this tail to attach eyeball to head (the mummy’s, not yours).

Mouth
Row 1 Ch 21, dc into 5th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc into next ch, repeat from * across, (10 dc including beginning ch 3)
Fasten off.

Handle
Work the same as for the bandages for 24 rows. Fasten off.

Assembly

Using tails, attach eyeball securely to front of head three rows down from the top.

Attach mouth to the head six rows down from the top and slightly to the right of the eyeball.

Attach handles just inside the top of the head being sure that the face is centered between them.

Wrap bandages around entire head several times, attaching with short lengths of matching yarn as you go, being sure to leave eyeball and mouth uncovered.

Weave in all ends.

For more patterns and information please visit

www.thecrochetdude.com



The Crochet Dude® is a registered trademark of Drew Emborsky. All rights reserved.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Surf's Up!


As seen on HGTV, this beach bag is an easy intro to crochet cables! Made with mercerized cotton it is just the right size to take to the beach or around town!

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MATERIALS

Crochet hook size F/5[3.75mm]
Patons Grace 100% Mercerized Cotton
1.75oz (136yds) Spearmint
1.74oz (136yds) Ginger
(2) Large-eyed .5” glass beads in coordinating color

DESCRIPTION

This little drawstring bag is simply a rectangle that is cinched tight at one end, and cinched loosely at the other end with a drawstring. A simple long handle makes it great for the beach.

INSTRUCTIONS

BAG

With Spearmint Ch 51:
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (50 sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working behind the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working in front of the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Rows 8-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

With Ginger:

Row 1: With RS facing, attach yarn with a sc to first st of row. Sc in each st across.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working behind the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working in front of the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Rows 8-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Repeat pattern alternating between Spearmint and Ginger until you have a total of six stripes. Weave in all ends before continuing.

DRAWSTRING

With Spearmint ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 2, sc in back loop of previous st*. Repeat from * to * until drawstring is 20” long.

HANDLE

With Ginger ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 2, sc in back loop of previous st*. Repeat from * to * until handle is 30” long.

ASSEMBLY

Fold rectangle in half, matching up the first and last rows with RS facing, and whip stitch together to create tube. Turn RS out. Thread a long piece of yarn through the ends of one side of the tube and cinch completely closed and secure tightly. This is your basic bag.

Thread drawstring around top of bag about one inch down from the edge through the holes created by the pattern. Thread one bead on each end of drawstring and secure each with a simple knot.

Attach handle by whip stitching one inch of each end inside opposite sides of top of bag.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Purl McBigBottom


Purl McBigBottom

a drawstring purse to knit!

© 2006 Drew Emborsky,
aka The Crochet Dude™

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Materials
110yds (7 oz) of your favorite bulky weight yarn

Circular knitting needles
Size #17 (12mm) 16” (40.5cm)

Double Pointed Needles
Size #17 (12mm)

Tapestry needle

Gauge
Not essential. Use your favorite yarn with appropriate needles and you’ll get a different sized purse.

Note
Entire purse is worked in the round from the top down.

Instructions
Cast on 64 sts using your favorite cast on. This is the top edge so be creative! I used a cable cast on for the purse shown.

Rnds 1-3 Knit.
Rnd 4 *YO, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * around.
Rnds 5-7 Knit
Rnds 8-11 *Purl 1, knit 1 through back loop*. Repeat from * to * around.
Rnds 12-15 Knit

Repeat Rnds 8-15 once more. Bind off.

Handle

Make 28” i-cord as follows:

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
Knit but don't turn at the end of row.
Slide all the sts back to the beginning of the needle where they are mounted, and knit the row again. Repeat until the cord is 28”. Gently tug at the ends of the i-cord and and gaps will close up. Bind off.

Assembly

Turn purse inside out and flatten. Whipstitch bottom edges together Whipstitch ends of handles on either side of purse opening. Turn right-side out. Use yarn or ribbon (or whatever you’d like) to create a drawstring and thread through the eyelets of Rnd 4. Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Glass Flip Flops



Glass Flip Flops
©2006 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude™

Crochet these coasters in multiple colors and everyone will know which beverage is theirs! And since the coaster stays with the glass, you'll avoid rings on the furniture (as well as drips). These make great party favors too!


Materials: Small amount kitchen Cotton in two colors
Crochet hook size G/6 [4.25mm]

Coaster

Rnd 1 Ch 3, 8 sc in third ch from hook (do not join rounds, use a scrap piece of yarn to mark beginning of rows).

Rnd 2 (2 sc in next stitch) three times, (2 hdc in next st) twice, (2 sc in next stitch) three times. (16 sts)

Rnd 3 (2 sc in next st, sc in following st) three times, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in following st) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in following st) three times. (24 sts)

Rnd 4 (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts) three times. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in the next 2 sts) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts) three times. (32 sts)

Rnd 5 (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts) three times. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in the next 3 sts) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts) three times. Place marker around fifth, 19th and 32nd st of round. (40 sts)

Rnd 6 (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts) three times. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in the next 4 sts) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts) three times. Slip st, fasten off. (48 sts)

Straps

With contrasting color (white in photo) attach with a single crochet in first stitch marked in Rnd 5, sc in next st of Rnd 5. Ch 10, sc in next st marked in Rnd 5, Ch 10, sc in last st marked in Rnd 5, sc in next st of Rnd 5.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in first two sts, sc in every other ch, sc in next sc, sc in every other ch, sc in last two sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. Insert glass and enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Dudessembly


Dudessembly

An afghan joining method to crochet…

© 2006 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

Click here for the PDF download version

Use this joining method to put together an afghan with the 12” squares of your choice! Just use the same hook size and yarn weight that you made the squares with.

With right side facing:

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in the second st of any corner. 2 sc in same space. Work 38 sc evenly on each side of square, working 3 sc in each corner st. Slip st to first sc. (164 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. * Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. * three times. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (88 dc)

Continue with the next square and with right side facing:

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in the second st of any corner. 2 sc in same space. Work 38 sc evenly on each side of square, working 3 sc in each corner st. Slip st to first sc. (164 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st, dc in next st. Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through first ch 3 space of any side of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next 2 sts. * Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through next ch 3 space of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next 2 sts.* 8 times. Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through next ch 3 space of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times. ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times. Ch 3, skip 2 sts, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat the joining method as described for the second square, joining sides of squares whenever they meet. The corners of squares are joined the same way using the corners that meet diagonally from each other, however you ch 3 before pulling the loop through the other corner, then ch 2 to complete the joining before working the next st.

Once all the squares are joined, border the entire afghan.

Rnd 1: Join with a slip st in any corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space. *@ (Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times. Ch 2, in order to join the corner loops of the two squares, take the corner loop of the square on the left and put it behind the corner loop of the square on the right. Work 2 dc in space just created. @ Repeat from @ to @ across. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space. * three times. @ (Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times. Ch 2, in order to join the corner loops of the two squares, take the corner loop of the square on the left and put it behind the corner loop of the square on the right. Work 2 dc in space just created. @ Repeat from @ to @ across. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 1, 3 sc in same space. Sc in each st and 2 sc in each space across, working 3 sc in each corner space. Join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in any st. Reverse single crochet by working next sc in the st to the right of the sc previously made. Reverse single crochet in each st around, join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.





Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Travel Jewelry Pouch


Travel Jewelry Pouch
©2006 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude™



This drawstring pouch opens up to reveal six little pockets on the inside; perfect for keeping jewelry from getting scratched and tangled while traveling!

Finished Size: 3.5” tall and 5” across (when cinched) 10” across when opened

Gauge: 22 sts X 10 rows = 4” in dc

Materials:

Sportweight yarn – 2 oz in color of choice
Crochet Hook size G [4.50mm]
Large-eyed Blunt Needle
Pins (optional)

Outside Layer

Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring. * Ch 2, 3 dc in ring * five more times. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. This is the right side.

Rnds 2-9: Ch 3, dc in each st around, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in spaces. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Ch 5, * skip one st, dc in next st, ch 2 * around working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each space. Slip st into third ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnds 11-12: Slip st into space, Ch 1, sc in same space. Ch 5, *sc in next space, ch 5* around. Slip st into beginning st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Inside Layer

Repeat Rnds 1-9 of outside layer. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly

With wrong sides facing, center both layers and pin together if desired. Attach the layers together by stitching through the ch 2 spaces and creating V shaped pockets.

Make a drawstring by chaining to desired length. Fasten off, then weave the drawstring through the sts of Rnd 10 of the outside.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Chic on The Halfshell


Chic on The Halfshell
A purse to crochet…
© 2006 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

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Finished size: Approximately 12” at widest point and 10” tall with handle
Materials: Sport Weight Yarn – approx. 3 oz, Crochet Hook, Size H [5.00 mm]
Gauge: 14 sts & 3 rows = 4” X 4” in dc.

Special instructions: Divide yarn into two equal amounts and hold two strands of sport weight yarn together throughout.


SIDES (make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, slip st to top of beginning ch. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch. (24 dc)

The following are only partial rounds used to create an oblong shaped fabric.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 19 sts, leaving four sts un-worked. (40 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st and in front loop of each st around. (40 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (40 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* around. (60 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (60 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip 23 sts on Rnd 7 and continue as follows:

Rnd 8: Attach with a sc in the front loop of st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, slip st in same st and next 2 sts, sc in front loop of next st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY

With right sides facing join together with a row of sc leaving center of purse open. Fasten off, turn right side out. Make handle by joining two sts to the right of one of the top seams. Crochet 22 rows of 4 sc. Whipstitch handle to opposite side of purse. Work one row of sc around sides of purse handles and around U shaped section of each side. Use the closure of your choice. The photo shows a simple snap closure sewn into the inside of the purse.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Monet Afghan





I called this afghan “Monet” because the colors look like an impressionist painting. I suggest making this afghan in any color, either solid or variegated, because the texture of the stitches make it special. The finished afghan measures approximately 46”X66”.

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Monet Afghan
©2005 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude

Each square measures 13” x 13”

Make 12:

Materials: Worsted Weight yarn – (shown in Red Heart "Water Lily")
I used one 6 oz skein for each square (it's important not to start a new skein in the middle of the square because of the patterning of the colors)
And two 8 oz skeins of white for the joining and the border
Size H crochet hook

Row 1: Ch 47, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (46 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in first st, *skip 2 sc, (sc, 2 dc) in next st * across. Sc in last st.

Row 3-33: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in each single crochet across ending with a sc in the last st.

Row 34, sc in each st across. Do not fasten off. Sc evenly around square working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.

Join squares together using a simplified Lattice Technique (origin unknown) as follows:

Rnd 1: With contrasting color join with a sc in any corner, work 2 more sc in same st, work 47 sc on each side and work 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip st.

Rnd 2: Slip st into corner st. Ch1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in same st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next st) around, working (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner st. Slip st to first sc, fasten off.

Lay the squares out in a 3 by 4 pattern. First join squares together to make three long strips with four squares each. Then join the three strips together to create ghan. Join by making a sc in corner loop, ch 3, sc in corresponding loop on opposite square. Ch 3, sc in next loop of first square, ch 3, sc in corresponding loop of opposite square, and so on back and forth.

Once joined, edge entire afghan by working three rounds of (sc, ch 3) in each loop.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Coffee Cup Cozy


I created this cozy because my local coffee house doesn’t provide the sleeves to protect against the heat. Plus, the coffee always splashes out as I’m driving so I have designed this cozy to button closed and soak up any splashes. Button it open when you are ready to drink. And since it’s cotton just throw it in the wash when needed.

Coffee Cup Cozy
©2005 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude

Materials: Worsted Weight cotton – Size G crochet hook

Change colors at any point to customize your coffee cozy. I have used a variegated contrasted by a solid for the one pictured.

Ch 36, slip st to first chain to form ring (be careful not to twist the chain).

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch and in each chain around. Slip st to beginning st. (36 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in same st, skip 3 sts *4 dc in next st, skip 3 sts* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (9 fans)

Rnd 3: Slip st in next st and in between the 2nd & 3rd sts of fan (center of fan). Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd & 3rd st of next fan* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (9 fans)

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st and in between the 2nd & 3rd sts of fan (center of fan). Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd & 3rd st of next fan* twice.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn so that wrong side is facing. Slip st in next st and in between the 2nd & 3rd sts of fan (center of fan). Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd & 3rd st of next fan* twice.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn so that right side is facing. Sc in top of same st. *ch 3, sc in next st* five times. Ch 20, sc in next st. *ch 3, sc in next st* around until you are exactly opposite the ch 20 loop. **to make button** 5 dc in same st, remove hook and insert in top of first dc, pull up loop and ch 1 (pull tight to make bobble “button”). Sc in same st. *ch3 sc in next st* around. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Turn cozy upside down and with right side facing, you will now be working in the back of the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in any ch. *Ch 1, skip one ch, sc in next ch* around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnds 2 & 3: Slip st into next ch 1 space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 1, skip one ch, sc in next ch* around. Slip st to beginning sc.
Rnds 4 – 6: Slip st into next ch 1 space. Ch 4, * Dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1* around. Slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 7: Slip st into next ch 1 space. Ch 3, Dc in each st around until directly under the ch 20 at the top. Work bobble button as before. Dc in remaining sts around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 3 *sc in next st, ch 3* around. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Grocery Bag Dispenser


Grocery Bag Dispenser

© 2005 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H (5.00mm)
Two 5” elastic ponytail bands


Rnd 1: Join to stretchy thingie with a slip st. Ch 3, 29 dc around ring. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2 & 3: Ch 3, dc in backloop of each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, *skip one st, sc in next st, ch 3 * around. Slip st to beginning ch 1.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in next ch 3 loop, dc in previous ch 3 loop. *dc in next unworked loop, dc in previous loop * around. Slip st to beginning dc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2,* sc in next st, ch 2 * around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in next ch 2 loop, dc in previous ch 2 loop. *dc in next unworked loop, dc in previous loop * around. Slip st to beginning dc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, working in backloops only, dc in each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 2, * skip one st, sc in next st, ch 2 * around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnds11: Slip st into loop. Ch 1, sc in same loop. Ch 3, * skip one loop, sc in next loop, ch 3 * around. Create final loop of rnd with ch 1, sc in beginning sc.

Rnds 12-27: Ch 1, sc in same loop. Ch 3, * sc in next loop, ch 3 * around. Create final loop of rnd with ch 1, sc in beginning sc.

Rnd 28: Ch 3, dc in each loop and each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 29: Slip st in each st around. Do not Fasten off.

Ring for Hanging. Work 44 sc around the second elastic band. Slip st to next st on Rnd 29. Fasten off.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Ridgie Ridge Bookmark


Ridgie Ridge Bookmark

Ridgie Ridge
© 2005 Drew Emborsky,
The Crochet Dude

Finished size:
Approximately 7” x 3”

Materials:
Sizes 10 & 20 cotton in contrasting colors

Crochet Hook:
Size 2 (2.25 mm)

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Bpdc – back post double crochet – work dc around the back of the post of the indicated st.
Fpdc – front post double crochet – work dc around the front of the post of the indicated st.

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Holding both strands together:

Row 1: Ch 14, dc in 4th ch from hook, and in each ch across. (12 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, bpdc in next st, skip one st, (dc, ch 1 dc) in next st, skip one st, bpdc in next 2 sts. Skip one st, (dc, ch 1 dc) in next st, skip one st, bpdc in next st. Dc in last st. (10 dc)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, fpdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, fpdc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, fpdc in next st. Dc in last st. (10 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, bpdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, bpdc in next 2 sts. Skip one st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, bpdc in next st. Dc in last st. (10 dc)

Rows 5-15: Repeat rows 3 & 4. Do not fasten off.

Edging:
Ch 3, dc evenly around entire bookmark. Join with a slip st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Ginkgo Bookmark


Ginkgo Bookmark



Ginkgo
© 2005 Drew Emborsky,
The Crochet Dude

Finished size:
Approximately 7” x 2”

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton

Crochet Hook:
Size 7 (1.65mm)
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Ginkgo Leaves

Row 1: Ch 13, dc in 4th ch from hook. Skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch. Ch 2, skip 4 ch, dc in last two ch. (9 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc in next st. 5 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts. (9 dc)

Rows 3-18 (or until desired length): Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, working down side of bookmark, work sc evenly around entire project. Slip st to beginning sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, *sc in next st, ch 2* around. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. Block. Starch if desired.

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Once you print out the pattern check out this fantastic site about the Ginkgo:

The Ginkgo Pages

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Sunshine Dishcloth


Sunshine Dishcloth

Finished size: Approximately 9”
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H



Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in loop. Slip st to beginning sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. *Skip one st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 3: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. * Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc between 2nd and 3rd st, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space * three times. Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc between 2nd and 3rd st, ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (20 dc)

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. * (Ch 2, dc in next space) twice. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space * three times. (Ch 2, dc in next space) twice. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 5: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 1, 4 sc in same space. Sc around, working one sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 space and 4 sc in each corner space. Slip st to beginning sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st. Ch 3 (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space, * (skip 1 st, sc in next st, skip 1 st, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next st * around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (96 dc, 16 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 4, sc in next sc* around leaving rays of sunshine on top. (16 ch 4 loops)

Rnd 8: Slip st into next loop. Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each loop around. (64 dc)

Rnd 9: Slip st in next st and into space. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space. Sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 space. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (96 sc)

Thank you to everyone that helped me make this pattern accurate!

James, of Panda Crochet fame has taken this pattern and continued on making it into a 12" afghan square! Thanks James!! Check it out here:

Sunny Skies Squares aka Sunshine Dishcloth All Grown Up




Sunday, April 17, 2005

Pentagon Dishcloth

Pentagon Dishcloth

Pentagon Dishcloth
© 2005 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: Approximately 9”
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H

Special instructions: Treble Cluster (trbcl) – *yo twice, insert hook and pull up yarn, yo and pull through two loops twice* three times, yo and pull through remaining loops.


Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 7, working in ring *trbcl , ch 3, tr, ch 3 * four times. Trbcl, ch 3, slip st to 4th ch of beginning ch 7. (5 trbcl & 5 tr)

Rnd 2: Slip st into space. Ch 1, sc in same space, * ch 5, sc in next space* around. Ch 3, dc to beginning sc. (10 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop. * Ch 5, (trbcl, ch 3, trbcl) in next loop. Ch 5, sc in next loop * four times. Ch 5, (trbcl, ch 3, trbcl) in next loop. Ch 2, dc in beginning sc. (10 trbcl)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop. (Ch 5, sc in next loop) twice. * Ch 5 sc in same loop. (Ch 5, sc in next loop) three times * four times. Ch 5 sc in same loop. Ch 2, dc in beginning sc. (20 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same loop. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each loop around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (80 dc)

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st and into ch 2 space. Ch 3 (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each space around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (80 dc) Fasten off.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Groovy Loops



Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inch square
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H

Note: When crocheting rounds 3, 6, 9, and 12, keep all un-worked ch-10 groovy loops on top.

Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st; ch 4, sc in same st; * ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in next st; ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in same st;* 3 times. Ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in next st; ch 10, slip st in top of beginning sc. (8 ch-10 groovy loops; 8 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 3: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, *ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop * 3 times. Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop. Ch 2, Slip st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st. Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; dc in beginning corner; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (40 dc)

Rnd 5: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 5 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 4 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (24 ch-10 groovy loops; 24 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 6: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 4 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 4 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st.. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (72 dc)

Rnd 8: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 7 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 7 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (40 ch-10 groovy loops; 40 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 9: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 9 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 9 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st.. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (106 dc).

Rnd 11: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 13 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 13 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (56 ch-10 groovy loops; 56 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 12: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 9 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 9 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc. Fasten off.


Cat Tracks


Cat Tracks


Cat Tracks
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H (or hook of choice, just add or delete
rows to reach 12 inches)


Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you; working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 2 dc, 3sc in next dc* 3 times; sc in next 2 dc, 1 sc in beginning corner; slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch5, turn so that right side is facing you; working in back loops only, 2 tr in same st, *tr in each st across; (2 tr, ch1, tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner st* 3 times; tr across; 2 tr in first corner, ch1, sl stitch to 4th ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnd 4: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you, working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc across including in the front loop of each ch1 , 3 sc in corner st* 3 times, sc across including in the front loop of the ch1 spaces, sc in first corner, slip st to first sc.

Repeat round 3 and 4 until square is 12 inches, ending with round 4. Depending on your gauge and the actual thickness of yarn, at the end you may need to add a row or two of sc to reach 12 inches.

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