This is the last of four 5 inch squares I made as homework for a crochet retreat. It does have more ends to weave in, but it’s still fun to make and goes quickly. You may be surprised to know, those raised blue lines are NOT post stitches. How do they work then? Read on and find out!
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Red Eye Square
Easy – Worked in the round, mostly simple stitches and chains.
13 dc x 7 rows = 4″ square. The actual square is small enough and works up quickly enough, that there’s no reason to do a separate gauge swatch. The finished square should be 5 inches.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- csdc = chainless starting double crochet (can substitute ch 3 if you prefer).
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- rnd = round
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
Note: On each round, after changing to a new color, fasten off the previous color. All even numbered (RS) rounds are worked with A.
Rnd 1 (WS): With C, make a magic cirlcle (or ch 4 and join to form a circle). In circle, ch 1, 8 hdc, pull magic circle closed, join with sl st to first hdc, changing to A. (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: With A, turn, csdc in first st, [2 dc in next st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st] 3 times, 2 dc in next st, (dc, ch 3) in same st as first st, join with sl st to first st, changing to B. (16 dc, 4 corner ch sps)
Rnd 3: With B, turn, sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [sc in next st, ch 8, sc in next 2 sts, ch 8, sc in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch sp] 4 times, ending at ** on last repeat, (sc, ch 2) in next ch sp, join with sl st to first st, changing to A. (24 sc, 8 ch-8 loops, 4 corner ch sps)
Rnd 4: With A, turn, sl st in corner ch sp, csdc in same sp, [(dc in next 2 sts, sk ch-8 loop) twice, dc in next 2 sts,** (dc, ch 3, dc) in next corner ch sp] 4 times, ending at ** on last repeat, (dc, ch 3) in next ch sp, join with sl st to first st, changing to C. Pull all ch 8 sps from rnd 3 to rs of work. (32 dc, 4 corner ch sps)
Rnd 5: With C, turn, sl st in first corner ch sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [sc in each st to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner] 3 times, sc in each st to next corner, (sc, ch 2) in corner, join with sl st to first st, changing to A. [40 sc, 4 corner ch sps]
Rnd 6: With A, turn, sl st in corner ch sp, (csdc, dc) in same sp, *dc in next 3 sts, [pick up ch 8 loop directly below next st and twist it once, working through twisted loop, dc in next st], dc in next 2 sts, rep between [ ], dc in next 3 sts,** (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in next corner ch sp, rep from * 3 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, (2 dc, ch 3) in next ch sp, join with sl st to first st, fasten off, weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoy the pattern; big thanks to Shelley Johnson Jones for testing it for me!
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