Sunday, May 30, 2010

Alter Ego Crochet Square



This square is all about the colour choices. It is a very basic solid square, with minimal weaving of ends.

The example was made with 3 colours of 4 ply BFL sock yarn on a 3 mm hook to produce a square of 6”. If working with double knitting yarn on a 4.5mm hook the square should measure 8” or if working with worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm (I) hook the square should measure 12”.

You will require 2 stitch markers

American terminology used throughout.

Set-up: With Colour A ch 4, join into ring with slip stitch into first ch.

Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc into ring 5 times, place marker in working loop. Join Colour B into ring, ch 2 (counts as a dc) dc into ring 5 times, join with slip stitch into 2nd chain of Colour A, and place second marker in working loop. (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour A. Join to 2nd chain of Colour B on previous round. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, then 2 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, place marker in working loop. Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour B. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, then 2 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, join with slip stitch into 2nd chain of Colour A, and place second marker in working loop. (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour A. Join to 2nd chain of Colour B on previous round. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2dc in next stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times, place marker in working loop. Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour B. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2dc in next stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times, join with slip stitch into 2nd chain of Colour A, and place second marker in working loop. (36 stitches)

Rnd 4: Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour A. Join to 2nd chain of Colour B on previous round. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in following stitch, 2dc in next stitch, *dc once in next 2 stitches, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times, place marker in working loop. Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour B. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in following stitch, 2dc in next stitch, *dc once in next 2 stitches, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times, join with slip stitch into 2nd chain of Colour A, and place second marker in working loop. (48 stitches)

Rnd 5: Keeping the established pattern of colour changing going, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc once in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch, *dc once in next 3 stitches, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times. (60 stitches)

Rnd 6: Keeping the established pattern of colour changing going, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc once in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch, *dc once in next 4 stitches, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times. (72 stitches)

Rnd 7: Keeping the established pattern of colour changing going, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc once in next 4 stitches, 2dc in next stitch, *dc once in next 5 stitches, 2dc in following stitch*, repeat from * to * 4 times. (84 stitches)

Rnd 8: Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour A. Join to 2nd chain of Colour B on previous round. * Ch, sc in same stitch, then into each stitch of the round below work as follows 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, tr, (5 tr in next stitch for corner), tr, 3 dc, 3 hdc, 6 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, tr, (5 tr in next stitch for corner), tr, 3 dc, 3 hdc, 3 sc * place marker in working loop. Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour B. Repeat from * to * , join with slip stitch into first sc of colour A, and place marker in working loop. (100 stitches)

Rnd 9: Reinsert hook into the marked loop of colour A. Join to 1st sc of Colour B on previous round. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), then dc once in each stitch of previous round, until you reach the 3rd tr (middle of corner) - 5 dc in this stitch. Continue working one dc in each stitch and 5 dc in the corner, switching colour half way round.

Rnd 10: Keeping the established pattern of colour changing going, dc once in each stitch of previous round and 5dc in each corner stitch.

Repeat round 10 until you reach your desired measurements.

(Design note: It would be possible to work the circle element of this design in 3 colours, or the whole design in 4 colours – just divide the 12 stitches in round 1 by the number of colours to be used.)

Copyright May 2010 Catkitbob designs

3 comments:

acv2 said...

whoa!!!dizzying! hehe nice, I'll try it this week.
8-)

Anita said...

Oh I love this! Great job.
Thanks for the share!

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Birdies Pin said...

This is a really creative square. Love it and will try it. Thanks for the pattern, www.birdiecreates.blogspot.com