Designed by: Aurora Suominen/Ivory Herman ©2-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with an “H” hook and Worsted Weight Yarn
- SPECIAL STS: POPCORN: 4dc in st specified, remove hook, insert in 1st dc, and grab your last dc, and pull through. SHELL: Work 5dc in st/sp indicated
- NOTES: “Sts” means any dc, sc, or ch sps.
Rnd 2: Slst into ch6 loop, ch1, 6SC in same loop. 6SC in next 3 loops. Join in 1st sc. (24sc)
Rnd 3: Ch3, (counts as a st always). DC in next st. In next st do do “2DC, ch2, 2DC, Corner made, Now & throughout pattern.. [DC in 5sts, IN next st work corner] 3Xs , DC last 3, Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3 always, unless otherwise specified. (36dc)
Rnd 4: Slst in next st, skip-2, In ch2sp do 2DC, ch2, 2DC. [+Skip-2, slst in next dc, skip next dc, 5DC in next dc, skip-1, slst in next dc,+ skip-2. In ch2sp Work Corner]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (36dc, 8ss) Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Round 5: Ch3, do DC, Ch2, 2DC in same sp. Beg Corner made, now & throughout pattern. [+Ch1, DC in slst, Ch1, SC in 3rd dc of shell, Ch1, DC in slst, Ch1+ In ch2sp Work Corner] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (4sc, 24dc) Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Rnd 6: Beg Corner. (+DC in 5sts, popcorn in next sc, DC in 5sts+. In ch2sp Work corner.) 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (56dc & 4 popcorns) Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Rnd 7: Beg corner. [ +(Ch1, skip-1, DC in 1st)7Xs. Ch1, skip-1+ & In ch2sp work corner.] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (44dc, 32ch1sps) IF using a second color, change here. Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Rnd 8: Beg corner. Skip-1st, [(+Slst-1, skip-sp, Shell in next st, skip-sp)4Xs. Slst-1, skip-1st+. In ch2sp Work corner]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (96dc, 20slst) Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Rnd 9: Beg corner. [+Ch1, (2DC in slst, Ch1, SC in 3rd dc of shell, Ch1)4Xs. 2DC in slst, Ch1+ In ch2sp work corner]3Xs Repeat +to+ once & join. (56dc, 16sc, 40ch1sp) Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Rnd 10: Beg corner. [+DC in 12sts, popcorn in sp, DC-2, Popcorn in sp. DC in 12sts+ In ch2sp Work Corner ]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (120dc, 8popcorn) Slst in next st & ch2sp.
Rnd 11: Beg corner. [+DC in 16sts, popcorn in sp between dc just worked & next dc, DC in 16sts,+ In ch2sp Work corner]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (144dc, 4popcorn)
Measure your square, last round will either be SC, or HDC. Use your own judgement.
Rnd 12: Slst into ch2sp & do Ch2, 2HDC. [HDC in 37sts, 3HDC in next ch2sp]3Xs. HDC last 37 & join. Fasten off (160HDC)
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Ivory and I designed this as a 6" and I wanted to make it a 12". I hope you like it as much as we do.