Thursday, February 11, 2010

Enough Love to go around.



Enough Love to Go Around
US terminology
DK (8ply) hook F/3.75mm – gives an 8inch square (this is what would give me a 12” square in Worsted Weight)
This square requires blocking upon finishing to get proper shaping for corners.
All stitches are into a stitch unless indicated they are in a chain space.

The beginning chain three of each row can be replaced by a CHAINLESS DOUBLE CROCHET
*To perform a chainless double crochet please see
http://www.yoututbe.com/user/TxCr1cket#p/a/u/1/Yi3RR07OCVQ

1. Start with a magic loop
Ch3 (=DC), Ch1, DC, Ch1 , [DC, Ch1, DC, Ch1]*3 Join last chain to 1st DC

2. Slip stitch to first chain space.
Into chain space Ch3 (=DC), DC, Ch1, 2DC, Ch1, 2DC, Ch1 skip next chain + double crochet and crochet [2DC, Ch1, 2DC, Ch1, 2DC, Ch1] into following chain space, repeat [ ] 2 more times. (= 4 clusters)
Join last chain to first DC

3. Slip stitch into space between the two double crochet (ie between first pair of double crochet), then Ch3 (=DC) and DC in same stitch, Ch1,
Skip chain + double crochet and 3DC, Ch1 between the 2 double crochet of previous round,
Skip chain + double crochet then 2DC between 2 double crochet of previous round, Ch2
[Skip chain + double crochet, 2DC ch1 between next two double crochet, 3DC Ch1 between next two double, 2DC Ch1 between next two double crochet] x 3.
Join last chain to first DC

4. Slip stitch into second double crochet (ie between first pair of double crochet), Ch3 (=DC) and 2 more DC in same space, Ch1
Skip next chain + double crochet and in between the next two double crochet 2DC, in between next two double crochet 2DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between the next two double crochet 3DC, Ch2
[Skip chain space + double crochet, and between next two double crochet 3DC, Ch1, sk ch + double crochet and between next two double crochet 2DC, in between next two double crochet 2DC, Ch1, sk ch + double crochet and between next two double crochet 3DC, ch2] x 3.
Join last chain to first DC

5. Slip stitch into second double crochet (ie between first pair of double crochet), Ch3 (=DC) and DC in same stitch, then in between next pair of double crochet DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next pairs of double crochet 2DC, DC, 2DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next two double crochet 1DC, in between next pair of double crochet, 2DC, Ch2
[Skip chain + double crochet and in between next two double crochet 2DC, then in between next pair of double crochet DC, Ch1, Skip chain + double crochet and in between next pairs of double crochet 2DC, DC, 2DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next pair of double crochet 1DC, then in between next pair of double crochet, 2DC, Ch2] x 3 Join last chain to first DC.

6. Slip stitch into second double crochet (ie between first pair of double crochet), Ch3 (=DC) and DC in same stitch, in next stitch DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next pairs of double crochet 2DC, DC, DC, 2DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next two double crochet 1DC, then in next stitch 2DC, Ch3
[Skip chain + double crochet and in between next two double crochet 2DC, then in next stitch DC, Ch1
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next pairs of double crochet 2DC, DC, DC, 2DC, Ch1,
Skip chain + double crochet and in between next two double crochet 1DC, then in next stitch 2DC, Ch3
] x 3. Join last chain to fist DC.

7. From join of previous round into next chain space [make shell [shell = (Tr, Ch1) 7 times + one extra Tr all into same chain space], (ie. 8 Tr to make shell) slip stitch after 3rd double crochet stitch to join shell, make next shell [shell = (Tr, Ch1) 7 times + one extra Tr all into chain space], slip stitch into first stitch of 3 chain stitches.
2 SC into chain space, sl stitch into double crochet after 3chain stitch]. Repeat this entire procedure 3 more times. Join to fist TR.

8. Change colour.
Heart shapes are now complete and the top of the hearts will be referred to as left arch and right arch, please identify these before proceeding.

On left arch, skip treble, chain, treble and start in next chain, Ch2 (=SC), do another 9SC over arch (=10SC total) with the last SC going into the second last treble of the arch.
At corner 2Tr into first single crochet, DTr 2Ch DTr into middle single crochet, 2Tr into last single crochet.
Join to right arch at second chain (ie skip treble, chain, treble and start at next chain) with a SC, SC in next 9 stitches across arch (=10 SC in total), the last single crochet is into the top of the second last treble.
CH2, Tr into stitch in the middle of the V (ie the middle of the left and right arch), Ch2, skip treble, chain, treble then [10SC with the last SC going into the second last treble of the arch.
At corner 2Tr into first single crochet, DTr 2Ch DTr into middle single crochet, 2Tr into last single crochet.
Join to arch at second chain (ie skip treble, chain, treble and start at next chain) with a SC, SC in next 9 stitches (=10 SC in total), the last single crochet is into the top of the second last treble.
CH2, Tr into stitch in the middle of the V (ie the middle of the left and right arch), Ch2, skip treble, chain, treble] x 3. Join last chain to first SC.

9. Ch3 (=DC) in first single crochet on left arch, in 9 remaining single crochets across arch , HDC, SC, SC, SC, HDC, DC, DC, TR, TR then DTr, DTr, DTr, (2DTr, ch3, 2DTr) in corner chain space, DTR in double treble from previous round, then DTr, DTr, Tr, Tr, DC, DC, HDC, SC, SC, SC, HDC, DC, 2 DC in chain space, 2 DC in second chain space.
[DC in first single crochet on left arch, in single crochets across arch , HDC, SC, SC, SC, HDC, DC, DC, Tr, Tr, DTr, DTr, DTr, (2DTr, ch3, 2DTr) in corner chain space, DTr in double treble, then DTr, DTr, Tr, Tr, DC, DC, HDC, SC, SC, SC, HDC, DC, 2 DC in chain space, 2 DC in second chain space] x 3. Join last DC to fist DC.

10. Optional Change colour.
HDC in every stitch, 3HDC, ch2, 3HDC in corners.

** this point makes an 8 inch square with DK, to make a larger square in DK extra rows need to be added at this point.

The photo above the pattern is in DK with a 4.0mm hook and measures 8.5" square.

DK, 4.0mm hook.

This version of the pattern is done in Peaches and Creme worsted, with the recommended F size hook and measures 7.5" across. I liked the middle so much we just use it as a face cloth.

This version is done using a cotton DK on 3.75mm hook and measured a little more than 8" square. The added border is a DC in every second stitch with DC ch2 DC in corner spaces. The final row is SC. After blocking it is 9.5" square.

6 comments:

Aim said...

What a nice pattern! Thanks for sharing this!

Rakshi said...

Instructions are a bit confusing. A stitch count would help a lot.

Bridget Herbig said...

This is such a pretty square!

worlds biggest coffee morning said...

i get lost on row 3. any chance of a stitch count or a chart?

Sangeetha said...

Lovely pattern. Is there a way I can follow or subscribe to your blog.
Regards

craftypanda said...

This is a beautiful square, but I think I have to give up on it. The way I'm reading your pattern just doesn't work out. I'm sad...