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Evelyn Solid (1)

I challenged myself to make a more open square, and this is the result. It reminds me a bit of a snowflake.

Evelyn Colored (1)

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Evelyn 8″ Square

copyright Kimberly Saunders 2016

Skill Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • 8 x 8 (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)

Materials

  • 1 oz worsted weight yarn in main color
  • K hook (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Gauge

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

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • ch3/dc – ch 3 double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • trc – treble crochet
  • RS – right side

 

Special Stitches

  • dc2tog – yo, insert hook into ch-1 space previously used , yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, skip next dc, yo, insert hook into next ch-1 space, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.
  • Ch3/dc – ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook.

Notes

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Pattern is worked in the round, without turning at the end of each round.

Main

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 third ch of beginning ch 4. (8 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces)

2: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space (counts as first dc2tog), ch3/dc, *work dc2tog, ch3/dc; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to top of first dc. (8 dc2tog, 8 ch-3/dc)

3: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc in same st as join, ch 2, skip next ch3/dc, *[dc, ch 2, dc] in next dc3tog, ch 2, skip next ch3/dc; repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (16 dc, 16 ch-2 spaces)

4: Sl st into next ch-2 space, ch 1, *3 sc in ch-2 space, skip next dc; repeat from * 15 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 2, skip next sc, *sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc; repeat from * 22 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sc, 24, ch-2 spaces)

6: Sl st into next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next sc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc and ch-2 space, *[trc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, trc] in next sc, ch 1, skip next ch-2 space and sc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next sc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc and ch-2 space; repeat from * 2 more times, [trc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, trc] in next sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space and sc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc. (8 sc, 8 hdc, 20 trc, 12 ch-2 spaces, 24 ch-1 spaces)

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

8: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat form * 5 more times, **[sc, dc, sc] in next sc, dc in next sc, *sc in 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 sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * 3 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (52 sc, 52 dc)

9: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in each of next 14 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 10 sts. (108 sc)

10: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in each of next 15 sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 27 sc; repeat from * 2 more times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc. (120 sc)

Finishing

Weave in loose ends.

If desired, 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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