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Elsa Solid

I love this square! It’s been one of my favorites to crochet. When crocheted in white and another color the center of this square reminds me very much of a snow flake.

Elsa Colored (1)

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Elsa 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 of worsted weight (size 4) yarn in main color (MC)
  • Small amount of worst weight (size 4) yarn in color chosen to join the squares (JC)
  • Size K hook (6.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 25 sc = 7″
  • First 3 rows = 3″
  • First 5 rows = 4 1/2″

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • 3dc cluster – 3 double crochet cluster
  • JC – joining color
  • MC – main color
  • RS – right side

Special Stitches

  • Magic Ring
  • Beg 3dc Cluster – ch 2, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops
  • 3dc Cluster – yo, insert hook in space indicated and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,, yo, pull through 4 loops.

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • Square is worked in the round, with no turning at the end of rows.
  • If you do not want to use the magic ring, you can substitute a ch 5 and work the stitches 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 beg ch 4. (8 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces)

2: Sl st into next ch-1 space, beg 3dc cluster in same ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next dc, * 3dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next dc; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to top of first 3dc cluster. (8 3dc clusters, 8 ch-2 spaces)

3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 5 sc in next ch-2 space, *sc in next 3dc cluster, 5 sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

4: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 22 more times, join with sl st to first sc, (24 sc, 24 dc)

5: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in each st around, join with 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, ch 2, 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; repeat from * 2 more times, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, ; repeat from ** 2 more times, [dc, ch 2, 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, join with sl st to first sc, (12 sc, 8 hdc, 8 dc, 24 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces)

7: Sl st into next ch-1 spacae, beg 3dc cluster in same ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1 skip next st, 3dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, **[3dc cluster, ch 2, 3dc cluster, ch 2, 3dc cluster] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, * 3dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * 5 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [3dc cluster, ch 2, 3dc cluster, ch 2, 3dc cluster] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, *3dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * 2 more times, join with sl st to top of first 3dc cluster. (36 3dc clusters, 28 ch-1 spaces, 8 ch-2 spaces)

8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next 3dc cluster; repeat from * 2 more times, **3 sc in next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next 3dc cluster, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 3dc cluster, *sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 3dc cluster; repeat from * 6 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next 3dc cluster, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, *sc in next 3dc cluster, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 3 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (96 sc)

9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 4 more times, **[sc, dc, sc] in next sc, dc in next sc, *sc i next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 10 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, dc, sc] in next sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * 5 more times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (52 sc, 52 dc)

10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 11 sts, *3 sc in next dc, sc in each of next 25 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, 3 sc in next dc, sc in each of next 13 sts, join with sl st to first sc. (112 sc)

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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