Hello – just a short post to give you the pattern for the sample squares I worked on last week. This is what they look like – with an edge and without.
The instructions are written using UK notation. For US conversion please use the terms in brackets. CH = chain, DC = double crochet (US – single crochet) , Tr = treble (US – double crochet), Htr = half treble (US – half double crochet).
Round 1 – CH 5 and form into a ring with a slip stitch into the first loop of the chain
Round 2 – chain three then work 15 Tr into the centre ring. Finish the circle by slip stitch into the third of the chain stitches you started the round with. Check – this should give you a wheel with 16 spokes!
Round 3 – CH 2, DC, (CH1, Htr, CH2, Htr, CH1, 2DC) x 3, CH1, Htr, CH2, Htr, CH1, DC. Finish the round with a slip stitch into the second of the chain stitches you started the round with.
Note you should have the beginnings of a square now. The spaces created by each of the 2chain elements is the start of the corners.
Round 4 – a round of DC with four along each side and 5 into the corner space. CH2, work 2 DC which should bring you to the corner space. (Work 5 DC into the corner space. Work 4 DC along the next side.) x 3, work 5 DC into the final corner space, work 1 DC and join with a slip stitch to the second of the chain stitches you started the round with.
Round 5 – a round of trebles with six along each side and four with a two chain spacer at each corner. CH3, 3Tr into the top of the dc’s on the row below. Miss one of the dcs then (into the top of the middle dc of the corner work (2 Tr, CH2, 2Tr) all into the same stitch, miss one dc on the row below then work 6Tr along the next side) x 3, into the top of the middle dc of the final corner work (2Tr, CH2, 2Tr) all into the same stitch, miss one dc on the row below then work 2Tr and finish with a slip stitch into the third of the chain stitches you started the round with.
Edging – I edged my squares in black by working a round of dc’s into every stitch on the final round – 10 down each side and five into the corner space.
And there it is! I hope you find it easy to understand, I have taken a lot of photos which should help.
Any questions please leave me a comment and I will try to help.