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Medea Solid (2)

I asked my oldest daughter to name one of my squares. She picked this one and named it Medea.
I first did this square in a single color. But fell in love with it even more when I used 2 colors, which made the pattern more distinct.

Medea Colored (2)

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Medea Square 8″

copyright Kimberly Saunders 2015

Skill Level

  • Easy

Size of Finished Square

  • 8″ x 8″ (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)

Materials

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

Stitches and Abbreviations

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

Special Stitches

  • Magic Ring
  • 2dc Cluster – 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

Notes

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Square is worked in the round, with no turning after each round.
  • If you do not want to use the magic ring, you can substitute: Ch 4, 7 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Square

1: (RS) With MC, in magic ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 7 dc, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Pull ring closed. (8dc)

2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [sc, dc, sc] in next dc, *sc in next dc, [sc, dc, sc] in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (12 sc, 4 dc)

3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same sc as join, skip next sc, *sc in next dc, skip next sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in next dc, skip next sc, 3 dc in same sc as join, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (4 sc, 28 dc)

4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *skip next 3 dc, 9 trc in next sc, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, skip next 3 dc, 9 trc in next sc, skip next 3 dc, join with sl st to first sc. (4 sc, 36 trc)

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

6: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 2dc cluster), ch 1, skip next sc, 2dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc, 2dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, **[2dc cluster, ch 2, 2dc cluster] in next sc, ch 1, *2dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * 5 more times, ch 1; repeat from ** 2 more times, [2dc cluster, ch 2, 2dc cluster] in next sc, ch 1, *2 dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, join with sl st to top of first 2dc cluster. (32 2dc clusters, 28 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces)

7: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, **[sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * 6 more times; repeat from ** 2 more times, [sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * 3 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (36 sc, 4 dc, 40 ch-1 spaces)

8: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, **3 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * 7 more times, 2 sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from ** 2 more times, 3 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 4 more times, join with sl st to first sc. (96 sc)

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

10: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in each of next 10 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 14 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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