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*