Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tri-Color Square Motif

Tri-Color Square
Updated 4/19/2016

by M. J. Joachim
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Uses 3 colors: A, B and C

Step 1:  Using color A, chain 8; join with a slip stitch to 1st chain to form a ring

Step 2:  Chain 4 (counts as 1st triple crochet), make 5 triple crochet in ring (6 triple crochets)

Step 3:  Chain 3, make 6 triple crochets in ring (3 times)

Step 4:  Chain 3, join to top chain of 1st triple crochet (round 1 complete)

Step 5:  Chain 5 (beginning of round 2)

Step 6:  Make cluster:

a. Yarn over (twice); insert hook into next stitch, draw up a loop

b. Yarn over draw through 2 loops on hook twice for each triple crochet, leaving 1 loop on hook each time

    c. Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook (cluster complete)

Step 7:  Chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain of chain 3 from previous round, chain 5

[Repeat Steps 6 & 7 twice]

Step 8:  Make last cluster in 4th side of motif, chain 5, slip stitch in 2nd chain of chain 3; finish off

Step 9:  Join color B to top of cluster with slip stitch; work in chain 3 space corners (created in Round 1, step 3) – Make 3 triple crochet, 1 chain, 3 triple crochet, 2 chain, 3 triple crochet, 1 chain, 3 triple crochet in each corner [total of 12 triple crochets], slip stitching in top of each cluster between each corner; finish off by slip stitching into 1st slip stitch at top of 1st cluster. Break off color B.

Step 10:  Join color A to top of cluster where B was attached and broken off. Chain 4 (counts as 1st triple crochet), make 5 more triple crochets in same space.

Step 11:  Make (6 triple crochets, 2 chains, 6 triple crochets) in chain 2 corner of previous round

Step 12:  Make 6 triple crochet in slip-stitch at top of next cluster

[Repeat Steps 11 &12 around; join with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st triple crochet], finish off

Step 13:  Join color C to last stitch of previous round, chain 1, single crochet in next 5 triple crochets

Step 14: Double crochet into chain 1 space of color B

Step 15:  (corner) Single crochet in next 6 triple crochets, make 3 single crochets in chain 2 space, single crochet in next 6 triple crochets

[Repeat Steps 14 & 15 around. Be sure to make your last double crochet, before joining with a slip stitch to 1st chain one at beginning of round.]

Step 16:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st double crochet), make 1 double crochet in each stitch around; make 3 double crochets in 2nd single crochet of each corner; slip stitch to top chain of 1st double crochet in round

Finish off.