Friday, September 7, 2012

Italian Square Motif Crochet Instructions


I love this one! It’s easy and fun to makeJ











Step 1:  Chain 4, make ring by slip stitching into 1st chain
Step 2:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), make 11 more double crochet in center of ring; join with slip stitch to top of chain 3 at beginning of round

Step 3:  Work puff stitch around next double crochet (or chain 3 at beginning of previous round)
Step 4:  Chain 1, work puff stitch around next dc (twice)

Step 5:  Chain 5 (for corner)
[Repeat Steps 3 – 5 three more times, then slip stitch in top of 1st puff stitch to finish round.]

Step 6:  Slip stitch in next chain 1 space, chain 3
Step 7:  Work puff stitch in same space, chain 1, work puff stitch in next chain 1 space
Step 8:  Chain 2, work 5 double crochet in next chain 5 space, chain 2

Step 9:  Repeat Step 7, working 1st puff stitch in next chain 1 space
[Repeat Steps 8 and 9 around, ending with chain 2 and a slip stitch in top of 1st puff stitch]

Step 10:  Slip stitch in next chain 1 space, chain 3, make puff stitch in same space

Make Corner
Step 11:  Chain 3, dc in next dc, chain 1 (twice)
Step 12:  Make (1 dc, chain 1, 1 dc) in next dc
Step 13:  Chain 1, dc in next dc (twice), chain 3

Corner complete
Step 14:  Make puff stitch in next chain 1 space
[Repeat Steps 11 – 14 around, ending with chain 3, and slip stitching into top of 1st puff stitch]

Last Round
Step 15:  Chain 1, single crochet in same space
Step 16:  Make 3 sc in next chain 3 space
Step 17:  Make 1 sc in next dc and chain 1 space (twice)
Step 18:  Make 1 sc in next dc
Step 19:  Make 3 sc in corner
Step 20:  Make 1 sc in next dc and chain 1 space (twice)
Step 21:  Make 1 sc in next dc
Step 22:  Make 3 sc in next chain 3 space and 1 sc in top of next puff stitch

[Repeat Steps 16 – 22 three more times, ending with a slip stitch in top of 1st sc in round]
Here’s hoping you’re all having a wonderful Friday and fantastic weekend!
Until next time then, happy crocheting good people!
M. J.