Venetian Circle-Square Motif
- Aunt Lydia’s Fine Crochet Thread, Size 30
- Boye #11 (1.10mm) Steel Hook
- Scissors and Needle (for weaving in tails)
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The finished square measures 3″ (7.62 cm).
Written Instructions Based on Chart, see White example above ( 1 Picot per Join ) [If you want to make the red version, see below]:
Ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook to form ring
Rnd 1: ch 8 (counts as dc + ch 5), *dc in ring, ch 5, *repeat 5 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st dc = 6 sps
Rnd 2: sl st twice in 1st sp to arrive near center of ch-5, ch3-dc-ch3-dc-ch in this 1st sp, *2dc-ch3-2dc-ch2 in each remaining sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st dc
Rnd 3: sl st in next two dc, sl st twice in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc *ch 5, 2-dc-tog in next ch2 sp, ch 5, 2-dc-tog in next ch3 sp, *repeat around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st dc = 12 sps
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc, picot (ch 4, sc in top of sc above the 2-dc-tog) *7 sc in ch5 sp, picot, *repeat around, join with a sl st to 1st sc of picot.
Rnd 5: ch 1, turn, sl st back to 4th sc, ch 1, turn, ch 2, *ch 10, dc in center/4th sc of next sp, *repeat around, join to the 2nd ch (=12 ch10 sps) Variation: Make 2 picots in each corner, for less pull when joining.
Rnd 6: sl st in 1st ch 10 sp, 7sc-picot (ch 3)-7 sc, *14 sc in next ch10 sp (this is the 1st half of corner), 7 sc in next ch10 sp (this is half of the 2nd half of corner), ch 10, turn, sl st in 4th sc, ch 1, turn, working over ch10, 7sc-picot-7sc, working over last half of the 2nd half of corner, 7 sc. Working in next ch10 sp (this is the 2nd of 4 total sides), 7sc-picot-7sc, Working in next ch10 sp (this is a corner) *repeat around (4 sides, 4 corners and 8 picots)
Work up to picot on motif where you wish to join, hold backs facing/together so it will lay out flat with both top sides showing, ch 1 in this motif, sc in picot where you wish to join, ch 1 and continue working this motif up to next join. 3 joins per side and corners share a picot.
- 8/2 or 10/2 Cone Yarn, Wool or Cotton Blend
- Boye #2 (2.25mm) Steel Hook
- Scissors and Wide Eye Needle (for weaving in tails)
Written Instructions for Variation, see Red Example Above ( 2 Picots per Join ):
ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook to form ring
Rnd 1: ch 8 (counts as dc + ch 5), *dc in ring, ch 5, *repeat 4 times, to join: ch 2, dc in beg 3rd ch of 1st dc (=6 sps)
Rnd 2: in 1st sp: ch3-dc-ch3-dc-dc, *ch 2, in next sp dc-dc-ch3-dc-dc, *repeat around. End with hdc in 3rd ch of 1st dc
Rnd 3: ch 3, dc, *ch 5, 2dc-tog in next sp, *repeat around. End with ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch of 1st dc
Rnd 4: ch 4, sc in 4th ch from hook, *work 5 sc over ch5, sc in tog, ch 4, sc in tog, *repeat around. Join with sl st in 1st sc
Rnd 5: ch 1, work behind 1st picot in back loop of 1st sc over 5 ch from previous row, sl st in next two sc to arrive at center, ch 1, sc, *ch 10, sc in center (3rd) st of next sp, *repeat around. Join with sl st to 1st sc
Rnd 6: *Working over first ch10 sp: [4 sc,ch 4, sl st in top of last sc (=1 picot), 4 sc, picot, 4 sc]. Working over next ch10 sp: [12 sc]. Working over 1/2 of next ch10 sp: [6 sc, ch 10, turn, sl st in 6th sc of prev sp, ch 1, turn] Working over newly created ch10 corner sp: [4 sc, picot, 4 sc, picot, 4 sc] Working over last 1/2 of next sp: [6 sc], *repeat around
Joining squares on 6th round with 4 total joins per side using ch 1, line up backs facing and sc in picot you wish to join to, ch 1, continue until next join