Friday, August 5, 2011

Hazy Day Crochet Square
























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Hazy Day Crochet Square

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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Hazy Day Crochet Square


Video Tutorial: Hazy Day Crochet Square Left Hand


Skill Level - Intermediate

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

Reverse Single Crochet- This stitch is worked in the opposite direction of the traditional single crochet.

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Colors - Scrap yarn will work
Tapestry Needle
Work a Chain 3, join.

Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch and is the step up to the next round. Work 10 Double Crochet right through the center of the ring. (10 Double Crochet Total) 

Round 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 2 DC in each stitch around.  Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and secure.


Round 3:  Attach the new color of yarn. Working in the front loop only, Work a reverse single crochet in each stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn, secure. ( 24 reverse single crochet)

Round 4: Attach the new color of yarn in the back loop only. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, work 1 double crochet in the same loop, work 1 DC in each of the next 3 loops.  In the next loop work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC all in the same loop, *work 1 DC in each of the next 4 loops. In the next loop work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC all in the same loop.  Complete 3 times from *.  Join with the beginning stitch. Cut and secure the yarn to change color.



Round 5: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the center corner of the increase.  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 3 double crochet in the corner. The next stitches will be the double crochet cross or cross over stitch.  It will be in the shape of an X.     *(Skip the first stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch.  Work a double crochet in the stitch you skipped. Complete 5 times total). In the next CH 2 space, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, Complete 3 times from *, (Skip the first stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch.  Work a double crochet in the stitch you skipped. Complete 5 times total).  Work 3 DC in the beginning chain, CH 2, Join with the beginning chain. Cut the yarn, secure and change color.

Round 6: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the corner. Chain 1, work 2 Half Double Crochet in the CH 2 space, *work 1 HDC in each stitch across, there will be a total of 16 HDC.  In the corner, work 2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC. Complete 3 times total from*. 
work 1 HDC in each stitch across, there will be a total of 16 HDC. In the CH 2 space, work 2 HDC, CH 2.  Join with the beginning stitch.





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