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101 Crochet Squares
     

101 Crochet Squares

by Jean Leinhauser
 

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Unlike most crochet patterns, those in this book specify no gauge—and no suggested hook size and no yarn amounts! That’s because each of the 101 squares can be worked with your choice of yarn—from bulky to crochet cotton—to achieve just the look you want. Designs make use of up to four colors.

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Unlike most crochet patterns, those in this book specify no gauge—and no suggested hook size and no yarn amounts! That’s because each of the 101 squares can be worked with your choice of yarn—from bulky to crochet cotton—to achieve just the look you want. Designs make use of up to four colors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881957150
Publisher:
DRG
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
85.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 2.50(d)

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101 Crochet Squares


By Jean Leinhauser

Annie's

Copyright © 2016 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59012-833-6


CHAPTER 1

Square 1


Materials

• Yarn — Color A light gold; Color B dark purple; Color C light purple; Color D off white


Instructions

Pansy

With Color A, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join in first sc. Change to Color B by drawing lp through; cut Color A.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc; [ch 6, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times; ch 6, sc in same sc as first sc made — 5 ch-6 sps. Change to Color C by drawing lp through; do not finish off Color B.

Rnd 3: *Sl st in next ch-6 sp, in same sp work (sc, hdc, dc, ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 10 times; dc, hdc, sc) — large petal made; rep from * once more; **sl st in next ch-6 sp, in same sp work (sc, hdc, 8 dc, hdc, sc) — small petal made; rep from ** twice more; join in first sl st — 2 large petals and 3 small petals. Change to Color B by drawing lp through; cut Color C.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next sc, in next hdc, in next dc, and in next ch-1 sp; [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp] 10 times; sc in next dc, in next hdc, and in next sc; sl st in next sl st; rep from * once more; [sc in next 12 sts, sl st in next sl st] twice; sc in next 12 sts; join in joining sl st of prev rnd. Finish off Color B and weave in all ends.


Square

With Color D, ch 4; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc; ch 3, [sc in next sc, ch 3] 7 times; join in first sc — 8 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp; ch 3, [sc in next ch3 sp, ch 3] 7 times; join in first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc; ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; *sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 6 times more; join in first sc — 16 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), in same sp work (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) — beg corner made; *ch 3, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 3 times; in next ch-3 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) — corner made; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last corner; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc; *in next corner ch-2 sp work corner; dc in next 2 dc, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 3 times; sc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last 2 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc; *corner in next corner; dc in next 4 dc and in next sc, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] twice; sc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc and in next 4 dc; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last 4 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc; *corner in next corner; dc in next 7 dc and in next sc, keeping last lp of each tr on hook, tr in next 2 ch-3 sps, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook — cluster made; dc in next sc and in next 7 dc; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last 6 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off Color D.

Rnd 9: Join Color B in any corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, 3 sc in same sp — sc corner made; sc in next 21 sts; *3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp — sc corner made; sc in next 21 sts; rep from * twice more; join in first sc.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


Finishing

With tapestry needle, tack Pansy to center of Square.

CHAPTER 2

Square 2


Materials

• Yarn — Color A yellow; Color B pink; Color C dark green; Color D off white


Pattern Stitches

Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc): Insert hook from front to back to front around post (see page 98) of st indicated, draw up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook — fpsc made.

Double Triple Crochet (dtr): Yo 3 times, draw up lp in sp indicated, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 4 times — dtr made.


Instructions

With Color A, ch 6; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), 15 dc in ring; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — 16 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch; ch 5, [sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 5] 7 times; join in first sc — 8 ch-5 sps. Finish off Color A.

Rnd 3: Join Color B in any ch-5 sp; ch 3, in same sp work (6 dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 7 dc) — beg petal made; in each rem ch5 sp work (7 dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 7 dc) — petal made; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — 8 petals. Finish off Color B.

Rnd 4: With RS facing you and working behind petals made in prev rnd, join Color C around post (see page 98) of any sc on Rnd 2; ch 1, fpsc(see Pattern Stitches) around same post; ch 5, [fpsc around next sc, ch 5] 7 times; join in first fpsc — 8 ch-5 sps.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same sp; 6 dc in each rem ch-5 sp; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — 48 dc.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, in same ch work (dc, ch 1, 2 dc); sk next 2 dc; *in next dc work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc); sk next 2 dc; rep from * 14 times more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Finish off Color C.

Rnd 7: Join Color D in any ch-1 sp; ch 5 (counts as a dtr), in same sp work (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr, dtrsee Pattern Stitches] — beg corner made; *4 dc in next ch-1 sp; 4 hdc in next ch-1 sp; 4 dc in next ch-1 sp; in next ch-1 sp work (dtr, 2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr, dtr) — corner made; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last corner; join in 5th ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same ch and in next 2 sts, 5 sc in next corner ch-3 sp — sc corner made; *sc in next 18 sts, 5 sc in next corner ch-3 sp — sc corner made; rep from * twice more; sc in next 15 sts; join in first sc.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

CHAPTER 3

Square 3


Materials

• Yarn — Color A dark red; Color B off white; Color C pink


Instructions

Heart

Starting at point of Heart with Color A, ch 2.

Row 1 (RS): 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in next sc; sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc — 5 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in next sc; sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc — 7 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 2 sc in next sc; sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc — 9 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 5.


Top of Heart

First Side

Row 1: Sc in next 4 sc, sl st in next sc. Ch 1, turn, leaving rem 4 sc unworked.

Row 2: Dec over next 2 sc (to work dec: draw up lp in each of next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook — dec made); dec as before — 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each sc; sl st in side of next 2 rows, sl st in same sc on Row 6 as last sl st made.


Second Side

Row 1: Sc in next 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Dec twice; sl st in same sc on Row 6 as last sl st made — 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, do not turn.


Edging

Rnd 1: Sc in side of each of next 9 rows; 3 sc in unused lp of beg ch; sc in side of each of next 9 rows; join in back lp (see page 98) of first sc. Change to Color B by drawing lp through; cut Color A.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, working in back lps only, *sl st in next sc, ch 3; rep from * around; join in back lp of joining sl st of prev rnd.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


Square

With Color C, ch 5; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), 11 dc in ring; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — 12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch; 2 dc in each rem dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — 24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, in same ch work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) — beg corner made; *dc in next dc, hdc in next 3 dc, dc in next dc, in next dc work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) — corner made; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last corner; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch; *in next corner ch-3 sp work corner; [sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st] 3 times; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off Color C.

Rnd 5: Join Color B in any corner ch-3 sp; ch 1, 3 sc in same sp — sc corner made; *sc in next 15 dc, 3 sc in next corner ch-3 sp — sc corner made; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last corner; join in front lp of first sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, working in front lps only, *sl st in next sc, ch 3; rep from * around; join in joining sl st of prev rnd. Finish off Color B.

Rnd 7: Working behind ch-3 sps of Rnd 6 in unused lps of Rnd 5, join Color C in unused lp of 2nd sc of any corner on Rnd 5; ch 3, in same lp work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) — beg dc corner made; dc in next 17 lps; *in next lp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) — dc corner made; dc in next 17 lps; rep from * twice more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


Finishing

With tapestry needle, tack Heart to center of Square.

CHAPTER 4

Square 4


Materials

• Yarn — Color A turquoise; Color B emerald green; Color C off white


Instructions

Flower

With Color A, ch 6; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), 3 dc in ring; ch 3, turn; dc in first dc, in next 2 dc and in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — petal made; ch 3, turn; *working across back of petal just made, 4 dc in ring; ch 3, turn; dc in first dc and in next 3 dc — petal made; ch 3, turn; rep from * 6 times more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 of first petal — 8 petals. Finish off Color A.

Hold flower with petals facing you; working behind petals, join Color B in any ch-3 sp.

Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) — beg corner made; 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; *in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) — corner made; 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off Color B.

Rnd 3: Join Color C in any corner ch-2 sp; beg corner in same sp; *[3 dc in sp between next two 3-dc groups] twice; in next corner ch-2 sp work corner; rep from * twice more; [3 dc in sp between next two 3-dc groups] twice; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same ch and in next 2 dc; *3 sc in next corner ch-3 sp — sc corner made; sc in next 12 dc; rep from * twice more; 3 sc in next corner ch-3 sp — sc corner made; sc in next 9 dc; join in first sc.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

CHAPTER 5

Square 5


Materials

• Yarn — Color A light gold; Color B emerald green; Color C off white


Instructions

Flower

With Color A, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join in first sc.


First Petal

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc — 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in next sc; sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc — 6 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Dec over next 2 sc (to work dec: draw up lp in each of next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook — dec made); sc in next 2 sc, dec as before — 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Dec twice — 2 sc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 7: Sk next sc, sl st in next sc and in side of each of next 6 rows of petal; sl st in last sc worked on Row 1 and in next sc. Do not turn. Do not finish off.


2nd Petal

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as last sl st worked. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2–7: Rep Rows 2–7 of First Petal.


3rd–6th Petal

Rep Second Petal. At end of Row 7 of 6th Petal, finish off and weave in ends.


Trumpet

Note: Rnds 1 through 6 of Trumpet are worked in continuous rnds. Do not join; mark beg of rnds.

With Color A, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc — 12 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc.

Rnds 4 and 5: Rep Rnd 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, [sc in next sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook] 11 times; join in next sc. Finish off and weave in ends.


Square

With Color B, ch 4; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), 2 dc in same sc; ch 2, sk next sc, [3 dc in next sc, ch 2, sk next sc] 3 times; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, in next ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) — corner made; *dc in next 3 dc, in next ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) — corner made; rep from * twice more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-1 sp), sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc; *in next corner ch-2 sp work corner; dc in next dc, [ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times; rep from * twice more; in next corner ch-2 sp work corner; dc in next dc, ch 1; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Finish off Color B.

Rnd 5: Join Color C in ch-2 sp of any corner; ch 3, in same sp work (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) — beg corner made; *ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, [dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times; sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, corner in next corner; rep from * twice more; ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, [dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times; sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same ch and in next dc; 3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp — sc corner made; *working in each dc and in each ch-1 sp, sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp — sc corner made; rep from * twice more; sc in next 13 sts; join in first sc.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


Finishing

With tapestry needle, tack Petal section to Square. Tack Trumpet in center of Petals.

CHAPTER 6

Square 6


Materials

• Yarn — Color A off white; Color B turquoise; Color C dark turquoise


Instructions

Square

With Color A, ch 6; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), 2 dc in ring; ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 — 8 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) — beg corner made; sc in next ch-1 sp; *in next ch-1 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) — corner made; sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-3 sp, beg corner in same sp; ch 1, 3 dc in next sc; ch 1; *in next corner ch-3 sp work corner; ch 1, 3 dc in next sc; ch 1; rep from * twice more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 7 dc in next corner ch-3 sp — dc corner made; [dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] twice; *dc in next 3 dc, 7 dc in next corner ch-3 sp — dc corner made; [dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] twice; rep from * twice more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off Color A.

Rnd 5: Join Color B in 4th dc of any corner; ch 1, 3 sc in same dc — sc corner made; sc in next 17 dc; *3 sc in next dc — sc corner made; sc in next 17 dc; rep from * twice more; join in first sc. Finish off Color B.

Rnd 6: Join Color C in 2nd sc of any corner; ch 1, sc corner in same sc; sc in next 19 sc; *in next sc work sc corner; sc in next 19 sc; rep from * twice more; join in first sc.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


Butterfly

With Color C, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch — 5 sc. Ch 3 (counts as first dc on following rows), turn.

Row 2 (RS): 2 dc in first sc; [ch 3, sk next sc, 3 dc in next sc] twice. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 2 dc in first dc; *ch 3, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc); rep from * once more; ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 4 dc in first dc; sc in next ch-3 sp, [9 dc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp] twice; sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author


Jean Leinhauser was the founder of Leisure Arts and The American School of Needlework. Her crochet patterns are still being stitched today. After joining forces with Annie’s, she was the first editor of Crochet! Magazine. She was also the co-owner of Crochet Partners, the oldest internet crochet discussion group. She passed away in 2011.

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