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This square started out life as a circle. The day I turned it into a square was the day we were going camping with my sister’s family. But the campgrounds were full and we ended up camping in my sister’s backyard. Since it was fenced in with no river, I was able to sit by the fire and crochet. The design reminds me of a campfire.

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Campfire Square 8″

Copyright Kimberly Saunders 2016

Skill Level

  • Easy

Size of Finished Square

  • 8″ x 8″ (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)

Materials

  • 1 oz worsted weight yarn (size 4) in main color (MC)
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn (size 4) in color chosen for joining (JC)
  • Size K hook (6.5mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn/tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge

  • 25 sc = 7″
  • First 5 rounds of pattern = 4″

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc cluster – double crochet cluster
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • trc – treble crochet
  • JC – joining color
  • MC – main color
  • RS – right side

Special Stitches

  • Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog) –  yo, insert hook into same ch space as second half of previous dc2tog and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, skip next sc, insert hook into next ch space and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.
  • Double Crochet Cluster (dc cluster) – yo, pull up a loop in ch space indicated, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull up a loop in same ch space, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.
  • Magic Ring

Notes:

  • Pattern is written using US terms.
  • Square is worked in the round, with no turning after each row.
  • If you do not want to use the magic ring, you can substitute a ch 5 and work the stitches starting at the first * from the first row into the 5th ch from hook.

Square

1: (RS) In magic ring, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc, ch 1; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Pull ring closed. (8 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces)

2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (16 sc, 16 ch-1 spaces)

3: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1, skip next sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1,  skip next sc; repeat from * 14 more times, join with a sl st to first sc. (16 sc, 16 ch-1 spaces)

4: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next sc, dc in next ch-1 space (counts as dc2tog), ch 2, *dc2tog, ch 2; repeat from * 13 more times, dc2tog with second half in first ch-1 space on round 3, ch 2, join with sl st to top of first dc2tog. (16 dc2tog, 16 ch-2 spaces)

5:  Sl st into next ch-2 space, ch 1,  3 sc in same ch-2 space, skip next dc2tog, * 3 sc in next ch-2 space, skip next dc2tog; repeat from * 14 more times, join with a sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

6: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, [dc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, *sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, [dc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, join with a sl st to first sc. (8 sc, 8 hdc, 16 dc, 4 trc, 36 ch-1 spaces)

7: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 3 more times, **ch 1, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next trc, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 7 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, ch 1, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next trc, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, skip next st, join with sl st to first sc. (44 sc, 44 ch-1 spaces)

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

9: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next sc, dc in next ch-1 space (counts as dc2tog), ch 1, *dc2tog, ch 1; repeat from * 3 more times, **ch 1, dc cluster in same ch-2 space as second half of previous dc2tog, ch 1,  dc2tog starting in same ch-2 space as dc cluster, ch 1, *dc2tog, ch 1; repeat from * 10 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, ch 1, dc cluster in same ch-2 space as second half of previous dc2tog, ch 1, work dc2tog starting in same ch-2 space as dc cluster, ch 1, *dc2tog, ch 1; repeat from * 4 more times, ch 1, dc2tog with second half in first ch-1 space of round 8, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first dc2tog. (48 dc2tog, 4 dc clusters, 52 ch-1 spaces)

10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next ch-1 space, *sc in next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 3 more times, **[sc, dc, sc] in dc cluster, sc in next ch-1 space, *sc in next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 11 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in dc cluster, sc in next ch-1 space, *sc in next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (108 sc, 4 dc)

Finish off

Edging:

11: With JC , join with sl st in center sc of any corner 3 sc group, ch 1, 3 sc in same sc as join, sc in next 27 sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in next 27 sc; repeat from * 2 more times. 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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