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Alpine Square 8"

My very first memory is of walking up the stairs in my grandparent’s home in Alpine. We would come visit every summer and I vividly remember the snapdragons that my grandma had planted in front of her house. This square reminds me of that flower garden.

For the multi colored squares, I wanted to see what would happen if I used the same color sequence, but changed which color I started with. I can’t decide which is my favorite. This square has added meaning to me since I was able to share it with my grandma before she passed away last fall.

 Alpine Flowers Colored (1)
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Alpine Square (Alpine Flowers) 8″

Copyright Kimberly Saunders 2015

Skill Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • 8″ x 8″ (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)

Materials

  • 1 oz worsted weight yarn (size 4)
  • Size K hook (6.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn/tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Gauge

  • 25 sc = 7″
  • First 5 rounds = 2 3/4″
  • First 9 rounds = 5″

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • RS – right side

Special Stitches

  • Magic Ring

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • This pattern is worked in the round without turning at the end of each row.
  • If using a different color for joining squares, switch to the new color for row 15.
  • If you do not want to use the magic ring, you can substitute:Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first sc. (8sc)

Square

1: (RS) In magic ring, ch 1, 8 sc, join with sl st to first sc. Pull ring closed. (8 sc)

2: Ch 1, [sc, dc, sc] in same sc as join, dc in next sc, *[sc, dc, sc] in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (8 sc, 8 dc)

3: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same sc as join, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sc, 12 ch-2 spaces)

4: Sl st into next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * 2 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, join with sl st to first sc, (16 sc, 12 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces)

5: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, **[sc,dc,sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, join with sl st to first sc, (36 sc, 4 dc)

6: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, **[sc, dc, sc] in next dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 3 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in next dc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc, (24 sc, 24 dc)

7: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same sc as join, skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc,  skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, **[sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, *skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc; repeat from * 4 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc, join with sl st to first sc. (56 sc, 28 ch-2 spaces)

8: Sl st in to next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, **[sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 5 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sc; repeat from ** 2 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 space, *ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sl st to join to first sc. (32 sc, 28 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces)

9: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, **[sc, dc, sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 6 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in next ch-2 space, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 3 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (68 sc, 4 dc)

10: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, **[sc, dc, sc] in next dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 7 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in next dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 3 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (40 sc, 40 dc)

11: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same sc as join, ch 1, *skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc; repeat from * 3 more times, **[sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, *skip next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc; repeat from * 8 more times; repeat from * 2 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in next sc, skip next dc; repeat from * 4 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (88 sdc, 44 ch-2 spaces)

12: Sl st into next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space, *ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, **[sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 space, *ch 1, skip next 2 sc, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 9 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sc; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, *sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * 4 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc, 44 ch-1 space, 4 ch- 2 spaces)

13: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 more times, **[sc, dc, sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 10 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in next  ch-2 space, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 5 more times, join with sl st to first sc. ( 100 sc, 4 sc)

14: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next 11 sc, *3 sc in next dc, sc in next 25 sc; repeat from * 2 more times, 3 sc in next dc, sc in next 13 sc, join with sl st to first sc.

15: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next 13 sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in next 27 sc; repeat from * 2 more times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc. Finish off. (120 sc)

Finishing

Weave in loose ends.

Block and press lightly on wrong side, following instructions on yarn label.

To block acrylic yarn pin in place and heavily steam. If using an iron to steam, take extra care not to let the iron touch the acrylic yarn or it will melt. Let dry completely.

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