|Winter Bliss Square by The Perfect Knot|
Hello my Tangled Friends!
I know I have been MIA for several months now and I have definitely missed all of you!
Life gets in the way of play and sometimes you just have to put play on hold.
Anyway though... I'm BACK!!!!!!! And I have a goodie for you all to play with!
It's winter time in the US here and my brain is thinking "I want snow", while my body is going "Not yet!" LOL. So to fight the war between the two, I opted for Snow in Yarn! That way everyone wins and you can be warm while thinking cold. ;)
So without any further ado, here is the Free Pattern I promised you!
Enjoy and happy crocheting!
The Perfect Knot Crochet and More
Winter Bliss Square
This is an Intermediate level pattern written in US Crochet terms.
Size 4.0mm Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle Tape Measure
Size 4 Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 Colors (I used Red Heart With Love in my Example.)
Ch – Chain Sl St – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet DC – Double Crochet
Trbl – Treble Crochet HDC – Half Double Crochet
FO – Fasten Off IJ – Invisible Join
St – Stitch Sts – Stitches
[ ] – Stitches worked into the same space or Stitch
* – Repeat instructions from *
Special Stitches or Directions:
Triple Loop Start: Alternative to a Magic Circle that does not slide open like a traditional Magic Circle.
HOW TO DO A TRIPLE LOOP START: Wrap yarn around finger 3 times, insert hook under first 2 loops, catch 3rd loop with hook and pull through under the 2 loops on your finger. Once you pull the loop through, then you will begin your chain to secure the loops and start your first stitch. You will pull the tail of the yarn from the loop to close the loop tight. You may need to pull one strand of the loop & then the second strand of the loop so that you can fully close the yarn tail of the loop.
Your square should measure 6” when completed.
Round 1: Begin with White yarn and a Triple Loop Start or a Magic Circle, Ch 5 (counts as 1st DC & Ch 2 space), Working all Sts into the loop, DC, Ch 2, *DC, Ch 2, Repeat from * 5 More Times & Sl St to the 3rd Ch of the beginning Ch 5 to join (8 DC & 8 Ch 2 spaces) Pull yarn tail to close loop
Round 2: Sl St into Ch 2 space, Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC), 3 DC in same Space, Ch 2, *4 DC in next Ch 2 space, Ch 2, Repeat from * around and Sl St to top of beginning Ch 3 to join (32 DC & 8 Ch 2 spaces)
Round 3: *Sl St into each DC to next Ch 2 space, Working in the Ch 2 space [Ch 3, Sl St in same Ch 2 space, Ch 5, Sl St in same Ch 2 space, Ch 7, Sl St in same Ch 2 space, Ch 5, Sl St in same Ch 2 space, Ch 3, Sl St in same Ch 2 space], Repeat from * around in each Ch 2 space, Sl St in 1st Sl St to join & FO White yarn (5 Ch space Cluster Petals in each Ch 2 space)Round 4: Attach 2nd Color with a Sl St into the Ch 5 space on the left side of the 5 Ch space cluster petal (Right Ch 5 space if you are left handed) SEE PHOTO,
|Attach yarn here|
Attach Yarn in the Ch 5 space indicated.
Ch 1, SC in same Space, *Ch 3, SC in next Ch 5 space on next petal, working behind Ch 7 space, Ch 3, SC in next Ch 5 space on same petal, Repeat from * around and Sl St to 1st SC to join (16 Ch 3 spaces, 16 SC)
Round 5 See Photo Tutorial Below if you have trouble with this round: Sl St into Ch 3 Space, [Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC), 2 Trbl, Ch 3, 2 Trbl, DC in same Space] corner made, *in next Ch 3 space DC, HDC in Ch 7 space at the point of the snowflake from Round 3 & around Ch 3 space from Round 4, DC in same Ch 3 space from Round 4, 3 HDC in next Ch 3 space, in next Ch 3 space DC, HDC in Ch 7 space at the point of the snowflake from Round 3 & Around Ch 3 space from Round 4, DC in same Ch 3 space from Round 4, in next Ch 3 space [DC, 2 Trbl, Ch 3, 2 Trbl, DC] corner made, Repeat from * around omitting last corner instructions, Sl St to top of beginning Ch 3 to join (60 Sts)
|After First Corner|
After the first corner is formed you will be working into the Ch 3 space behind the point of the snowflake.
|Make first DC into the Ch space BEHIND the point|
Make the First DC into the Ch space behind the point.
|Insert Hook Into the Ch 7 Space at the Point of the Snowflake|
Make your HDC INTO the Ch 7 Space at the point of the Snowflake and insert your hook UNDER the Ch 3 space to complete the stitch worked Around the Ch space.
|Finished HDC through the point should look like this|
Your Stitch should look like this once completing the HDC through the point.
|Make last DC into the Ch space behind the snowflake|
Work the next DC into the Same Ch 3 space as the previous 2 stitches.
After Round 5 your square should measure 5”.
Round 6: Ch 1, SC in same St, SC in next 2 Sts to Ch 3 corner space, [2 SC, Ch 2, 2 SC] in Ch 3 corner space, *SC in next 15 Sts to next Ch 3 corner space, [2 SC, Ch 2, 2 SC] in next Ch 3 Corner space, Repeat from * to last corner, SC in next 12 Sts, Sl St to 1st SC to join (76 SC)
Round 7: Ch 1, SC in Same St, SC in next 4 Sts, in Ch 2 corner space [2 SC, Ch 2, 2 SC], *SC in next 19 Sts, in Ch 2 corner space [2 SC, Ch 2, 2 SC], Repeat from * to last corner, SC in next 14 Sts, Sl St to 1st SC to join, FO with an IJ and cut yarn tail (92 SC)
Using the tapestry needle, weave in your ends and discard remaining yarn tails.
Ta-Da! You’re finished!
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