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Square Sampler Blanket CAL

Updated: Apr 12

Over the last 6 months I have been trying to use up yarn that has been around for a while, and left over skeins from other projects. After doing the Hexagon blanket CAL, I thought it might be fun to do a square blanket! Over the next couple of weeks I will add a new section to the pattern every Sunday.


You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry for $2.00!


 

Square Sampler Blanket

Canoe Mtn Designs




Square Stitch Sampler Blanket. A fun project that uses different stitch patterns to make a beautiful square blanket. Use one color or many colors. This is also a great way to use up some left over yarn from other projects.


 

MATERIALS

  • Stylecraft Special Aran (100% Acrylic, 214 yards / 196 meters, 100 grams) 1 skein (cream), 2 skeins (grey), 2.5 skeins (parchment), 3.5 skeins (blue)

  • Bernat Premium (100% Acrylic, 360 yards / 329 meters, 7 oz / 198 g) 2 skeins (navy)

  • Other Yarn Options: Bernat Super Value, Big Twist Yarns Value Worsted, Premier Yarns Just Tweed, Loops & Threads Impeccable, Big Twist Yarns Heathers, King Cole Comfort Aran, Bernat Satin, Red Heart Comfort, Premier Yarns Ever Soft, Caron Simply Soft, Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek

HOOKS & SUPPLIES

  • Hook US H8 / 5.00 mm

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle

  • Measuring Tape

  • Stitch Marker (Optional)

GAUGE

  • N/A

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • 56” square

PATTERN KEY (US Terms)

  • altch3 = alternate chain 3

  • bpdc = back post double crochet

  • ch = chain

  • CL V-ST: cluster v stitch

  • dc = double crochet

  • dc3tog = double crochet 3 together

  • fpdc = front post double crochet

  • hdc = half double crochet

  • MC = magic circle

  • sc = single crochet

  • slst = slip stitch

  • sp(s) = space(s)st(s) = stitch(es)

  • dtr = double treble crochet

  • tr = treble crochet

  • XBDC = crossed back double crochet

 

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • altch3: https://tinyurl.com/vzkhsk8 Without chaining, work a single crochet into the first stitch. Insert the hook into the left-most leg of the stitch you just made (or the right-most leg for left-handed crocheters), YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops. You’ve just put another single crochet into the left-most leg of the previous stitch. Put one more single crochet into the left-most (right-most) leg of the single crochet, for a total of 3 single crochets, before continuing.

  • Treble crochet: https://tinyurl.com/ho6gqnt Photo and written instructions for the Treble Crochet: https://www.yarnspirations.com/ca-en/how-to-treble-crochet.html

  • CLUSTER: 3 dc in the same stitch or chain space.

  • V-ST: (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same stitch or chain space.

  • fpdc: YO, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, YO and pull up loop, [YO, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times. Video: https://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-front-post-double-crochet-fpdc/

  • bpdc: YO, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, YO and pull up loop, [YO, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times. Video: https://newstitchaday.com/bpdc-back-post-double-crochet/

  • dc3tog: YO, insert hook in st, pull up a lp, 3 lps on hook, YO, pull through 2 lps, YO, insert hook in next st, pull up a lp (4 lps on hook), YO, pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a lp (5 lps on hook), YO, draw through 2 lps (4 lps left on hook), YO pull through all 4 lps left on hook. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhXzx474KP4

  • CL V-ST: (2dctog, ch 2, 2dctog) in the same stitch.

  • 2dctog: YO, insert hook in the space indicated and YO again, pull yarn through, YO and pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert your hook into the same space that you started in, YO, pull yarn through, YO, pull through first 2 loops. YO one last time, without inserting your hook into the space, and pull through all the remaining loops on your hook.

  • XBDC: this stitch is worked over 3 sts: skip 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc behind the first skipped st – this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Back Double Crochet Stitch. (the middle st is missed)

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

  • Advanced Beginner

PATTERN NOTES

  • * * - Repeat instructions between the asterisks.

  • ( ) - All stitches in the brackets in the same stitch or chain space.

  • [ ] - Repeat instructions between the brackets.

  • Working in the round, join with a slip stitch at the end of each round.

  • Chain spaces do not count as stitches.

  • The chain 1 & chain 2 at the beginning of the round do not count as stitches.

  • The altch3 is the first st in the round.

  • Fasten off when changing colors.

  • Feel free to change colors as you want.

 

INSTRUCTIONS


COLOR A

Round 1: create the MC, ch 2, 16 dc in the MC. (16 sts)


Round 2: (altch3, dc) in the first st, 2 dc in each st around. (32 sts)


Round 3: ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 3, skip 1 st, * sc in the next st, ch 3, skip 1 st * around. Join. (16 sc)


Round 4: slst to the first ch sp, (altch3, 2dc) in the first ch sp, * skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next ch sp * around. Join. (48 dc)


Round 5: altch3, dc in each st around. Join. (48 dc)


Round 6: ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 3, skip 1 st, * sc in the next st, ch 3, skip 1 st * around. Join. (24 sc)


Round 7 (making the corners): slst to the first ch sp, (altch3, tr, ch 2, dtr, ch 2, 2 tr) in the first ch sp, skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, (2 sc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st) 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch sp, * (2 tr, ch 2, dtr, ch 2, 2 tr) in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, (2 sc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st) 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch sp * around. Join. (16 tr, 4 dtr, 24 dc, 24 sc)


Round 8: slst to the first ch sp, (altch3, dc) in the ch sp, ch 3, skip 1 st, 2 dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next 16 sts, * 2 dc in the ch sp, ch 3, skip 1 st, 2 dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next 16 sts * around. Join. (80 dc)


NOTE: the ch 3 space will now be referred to as “the corner”.


Round 9: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, (ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st) 10 times, ch 1, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, (ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st) 10 times ch 1 * around. Join. (56 dc / 14 per side)


NOTE: The “side” will be the stitches between the ch 3 corners.


Round 10: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (116 dc / 29 dc per side)

  • CLUSTER: 3 dc in the same stitch or chain space.

  • V-ST: (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same stitch or chain space.

Round 11: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, * skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next st * across to the corner until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, * skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next st * across to the corner until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 36 CLUSTER / 6 dc per side, 9 CLUSTER per side)


Round 12: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, * skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st * across to the corner until 1 st remains, skip 1 st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, * skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st * across to the corner until 1 st remains, skip 1 st ] around. Join. (16 dc, 44 V-ST / 4 dc per side, 11 V-ST per side)


Round 13: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, * skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp * across to the corner until 3 sts remain, skip 1 st, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, * skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp * across to the corner until 3 sts remain, skip 1 st, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (32 dc, 44 CLUSTER / 8 dc per side, 11 CLUSTER per side)


Round 14: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, * skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st * across to the corner until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, * skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st * across to the corner until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 52 V-ST / 6 dc per side, 13 V-ST per side)


Round 15: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 4 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next 2 sts * across to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 4 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next 2 sts * across to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (196 dc / 49 per side)


Fasten off Color A




Join COLOR B in the ch 3 sp.


Round 16: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (112 dc / 28 per side)


Round 17: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (228 dc / 57 per side)


  • fpdc: YO, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, YO and pull up loop, [YO, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.

  • bpdc: YO, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, YO and pull up loop, [YO, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.


Round 18: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner ] around. Join. (244 dc - 61 per side)


Round 19: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (136 dc / 34 per side)


Fasten off Color B



Join COLOR C in the ch 3 sp.


Round 20: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (276 dc / 69 dc per side)


  • dc3tog: YO, insert hook in st, pull up a lp, 3 lps on hook, YO, pull through 2 lps, YO, insert hook in next st, pull up a lp (4 lps on hook), YO, pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a lp (5 lps on hook), YO, draw through 2 lps (4 lps left on hook), YO pull through all 4 lps left on hook.

  • CLUSTER: 3 dc in the same stitch or chain space.

  • Chain spaces do not count as stitches.

Round 21: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner, ch 1, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner, ch 1 ] around. Join. (16 dc, 92 - dc3tog / 4 dc per side, 23 - dc3tog per side)


Round 22: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * CLUSTER in the next st * to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * CLUSTER in the next st * to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (32 dc, 92 CLUSTER / 8 dc per side, 23 CLUSTER per side)


Round 23: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner until 1 st remains, ch 1, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner until 1 st remains, ch 1, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 100 - dc3tog / 6 dc per side, 25 - dc3tog per side)


Round 24: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, * CLUSTER in the next st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, * CLUSTER in the next st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st ] around. Join. (16 dc, 108 CLUSTER / 4 dc per side, 27 CLUSTER per side)


Round 25: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner until 2 sts remain, ch 1, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner until 2 sts remain, ch 1, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (32 dc, 108 - dc3tog / 8 dc per side, 27 - dc3tog per side)


Round 26: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, * CLUSTER in the next st * to the corner until 4 sts remain, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, * CLUSTER in the next st * to the corner until 4 sts remain, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 116 CLUSTER / 6 dc per side, 29 CLUSTER per side)


Round 27: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner, ch 1, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)in the corner, ch 1, dc3tog, * ch 2, dc3tog * to the corner, ch 1 ] around. Join. (16 dc, 124 - dc3tog / 4 dc per side, 31 - dc3tog per side)


Round 28: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st, * 2 dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st, * 2 dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (404 dc / 101 dc per side)


Fasten off Color C


Join COLOR B in the ch 3 sp.


Round 29: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (216 dc / 54 per side)


Round 30: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (436 dc / 109 per side)


  • fpdc: YO, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, YO and pull up loop, [YO, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.

  • bpdc: YO, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, YO and pull up loop, [YO, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.


Round 31: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner ] around. Join. (452 dc / 113 per side)


Round 32: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (240 dc / 60 per side)


Fasten off Color B


Join COLOR D in the ch 3 sp.


  • CL V-ST: (2dctog, ch 2, 2dctog) in the same stitch.

  • CLUSTER: 3 dc in the same stitch or chain space.

  • V-ST: (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same stitch or chain space.

  • 2dctog: YO, insert hook in the space indicated and YO again, pull yarn through, YO and pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert your hook into the same space that you started in, YO, pull yarn through, YO, pull through first 2 loops. YO one last time, without inserting your hook into the space, and pull through all the remaining loops on your hook.

Round 33: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (484 dc / 121 dc per side)


Round 34: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st. skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st. skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 120 CL V-ST, 116 fpdc / 6 dc per side, 30 CL V-ST per side, 29 fpdc per side)


Round 35: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (32 dc, 120 V-ST, 124 fpdc / 8 dc per side, 30 V-ST per side, 31 fpdc per side)


Round 36: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st. skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 5 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st. skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 5 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, ] around. Join. (24 dc, 128 CL V-ST, 124 fpdc / 6 dc per side, 32 CL V-ST per side, 31 fpdc per side)


Round 37: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (32 dc, 128 V-ST, 132 fpdc / 8 dc per side, 32 V-ST per side, 33 fpdc per side)


Round 38: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st. skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st. skip 1 st, CL V-ST in the next st, skip 1 st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 136 CL V-ST, 132 fpdc / 6 dc per side, 34 CL V-ST per side, 33 fpdc per side)


Round 39: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (32 dc, 132 V-ST, 136 fpdc / 8 dc per side, 33 V-ST per side, 34 fpdc per side)


Round 40: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 5 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, * fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, skip 1 st * to the corner until 5 sts remain, fpdc around the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (24 dc, 144 CLUSTER, 140 fpdc / 6 dc per side, 36 CLUSTER per side, 35 fpdc per side)


Fasten off Color D



Join Color B in the ch 3 sp.


Round 41: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (312 dc / 78 per side)


Round 42: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (628 dc / 157 dc per side)


Round 43: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner ] around. Join. (16 dc, 312 bpdc, 316 fpdc / 4 dc per side, 78 bpdc, 79 fpdc per side)


Round 44: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (336 dc / 84 per side)


Fasten off Color B & Join Color E in the ch 3 sp.


  • XBDC: this stitch is worked over 3 sts: skip 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, ch 1, now go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc behind the first skipped st – this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Back Double Crochet Stitch. (the middle st is missed)

Round 45: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch sp, * dc in the next st, dc in the next ch sp * to the corner, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (676 dc / 169 dc per side)


Round 46: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, (skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st) 2 times, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, (skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st) 2 times, skip 1 st * to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, (skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st) 2 times, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next st, (skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next st) 2 times, skip 1 st * to the corner ] around. Join. (80 dc, 204 V-ST / 20 dc per side, 51 V-ST per side)


Round 47: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st * to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the last 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner,dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st * to the corner until 2 sts remain, dc in the last 2 sts ] around. Join. (96 dc, 204 CLUSTER / 24 dc per side, 51 CLUSTER per side)


Round 48: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, XBDC, dc in the next st, * XBDC 3 times, dc in the next st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, XBDC, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, XBDC, dc in the next st, * XBDC 3 times, dc in the next st * to the corner until 3 sts remain, XBDC ] around. Join. (88 dc, 212 XBDC / 22 dc per side, 53 XBDC per side)


Round 49: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, * skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st, dc in the next st * to the corner until 4 sts remain, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, * skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, V-ST in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st, dc in the next st * to the corner until 4 sts remain, skip 1 st, V-ST in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next 2 sts ] around. Join. (104 dc, 212 V-ST / 26 dc per side, 53 V-ST per side)


Round 50: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, * skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st, dc in the next st * to the corner until 6 sts remain, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, * skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, (skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next ch sp) 2 times, skip 1 st, dc in the next st * to the corner until 6 sts remain, skip 1 st, CLUSTER in the next ch sp, skip 2 sts, CLUSTER in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (96 dc, 220 CLUSTER / 24 dc per side, 55 CLUSTER per side)


Fasten off Color E


Join Color B in the ch 3 sp.


Round 51: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, * dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st * ] around. Join. (392 dc / 98 per side)


Round 52: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next 2 sts, * dc in the next ch sp, dc in the next st * to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (788 dc / 197 per side)


Round 53: slst to the first corner, (altch3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner, fpdc around the next st, * bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st * to the corner ] around. Join. (16 dc, 392 bpdc, 396 fpdc / 4 dc per side, 98 bpdc, 99 fpdc per side)


Round 54: slst to the first corner, 3 sc in the ch sp, sc in each st across, * 3 sc in the next ch sp, sc in each st across * around. Join. (816 sc - 3 sc per corner - 201 sc per side)


Fasten off, weave in ends.






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cawingcrow
cawingcrow
Dec 02, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

This is lovely and I like how readable the pattern on the page is.

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Wendi
Wendi
Dec 02, 2023
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I love this!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

excellent use of stash yarn!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Absolutely beautifu!!

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Patty Simpson
Patty Simpson
Dec 02, 2023
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