Crochet to Circle Square 3














 

Crochet to Circle Square 3

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet to Circle Square 3

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet to Circle Square 3

Skill Level - Intermediate




Size - 6 inch/15CM through round 5.

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
DC -  Double Crochet

Materials
Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 colors - Scraps will work great for this project
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions 

Picture Version of the Front Post Double Crochet

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet - Video Tutorial 
Left Hand  Front Post Double Crochet - Video Tutorial 

Purpose for Chain at the beginning of round - Many times I will use a chain at the beginning of the round. It will not count as a stitch.  I use it as a step up so I can work the full crochet stitch in place of the traditional chain.  I feel this technique has a neater appearance than working a chain.  You may use a chain 2 or 3 if you prefer using traditional crochet techniques.



Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.



Round 1:   chain, this will not count as a stitch, Work 16 double crochet through the loop. Join with the beginning stitch.  (16 stitches total)

Round 2:   This will be an increase round with double crochet and front post double crochet. 
Chain, this will not count as a stitch, work a double crochet in the same stitch, work a FPDC(front post double crochet) around the stitch and chain1 on round 1.  *work a double crochet in the same stitch, work a FPDC(front post double crochet) around the stitch on round 1. Continue around  from * to the beginning, SL ST-slip stitch to join with the beginning stitch.  (32 stitches total - 16 DC-double crochet, 16 FPDC-Front Post double crochet)  Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 3:  Attach the new color of yarn with a slip knot to the crochet hook.   Chain, this will not count as a stitch, work a double crochet in the same stitch, work 2 DC-Double crochet in the next stitch. *Work 1 DC-Double Crochet in the next stitch, work 2 DC-double crochet in the next stitch.  Continue around to the beginning from*, join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.  (48 Stitches total)


Round 4: Attach the first color of yarn with a slip knot to the crochet hook.  Attach the yarn normally and align even, to the stitch above the FPDC on Round 2.  Chain 1, work a SC-Single Crochet in the same stitch.  Work an elongated FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet around the FPDC on Round 2.  Chain 3, Skip 2 stitches, *work a SC- single crochet in the next stitch. Work an elongated FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet around the FPDC on Round 2. Chain 3, Skip 2 stitches, continue around from *, join with the beginning single crochet. (There will be a total of 16 chain 3 loops with a single crochet/elongated Front Post Double Crochet) 


Round 5: SL ST-Slip Stitch in to the CH-chain 3 space. Chain 1, *work 3 DC-Double Crochet, CH-chain 2, 3 DC-Double Crochet in the same chain 3 space. This creates the corner point. Work 3 HDC-Half Double Crochet in the next chain 3. Work 3 SC-Single Crochet in the next CH-chain 3. Work 3 HDC-Half Double Crochet in the next chain 3. Complete 4 times total from * for each side.  Sl St-Slip Stitch to join with the beginning stitch.

You can stop at round 5 or continue with one more round.



Round 6:  CH 1, work a DC in each of the remaining 2 stitches.  *In the corner ch-chain 2 work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC.  Work 1 DC-Double Crochet in each stitch across.  There will be 15 stitches.  Complete 3 times from*.  In the corner ch-chain 2 work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC. Work 1 DC-Double Crochet in each of the next 13 stitches.  Join with the beginning stitch.  Cut the yarn, secure and sew in all of the tails.






Comments

  1. I absolutely love this square. It took me about 4 times to get it down pat but It is not all that hard and the results are breath taking.
    Thanks Teresa!!!

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