Week 22 – Star Bright!

This weeks’ square is based on Aurora Suominen’s Winter Star.  Here is a photo of my completed square for this week:

Week 22 Completed Square

Week 22 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos     

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A and B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
bpdc – back post double crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3, dc into loop.  (Ch 2, 2 dc) 4 times.   Ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 1, sc in same st at joining.  Sc in next st.  *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp.  Sc in next 2 sts.*  repeat from * to * 3 more times.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in last st.   Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, sl st in next 3 sts and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st.  *^Sc in next 2 sts, sc dec over 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts.^  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp.  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, and then from ^ to ^ once more.   Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color A, sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st.  *^Sc in next 4 sts, sl st in dec st, sc in next 3 sts.^ 3 sc in ch-2 sp.*   Repeat from * to * 3 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.   Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Continuing with color A, working in the sts of round 3 (behind your work), ch 1. Bpdc around next st of round 3 (directly under your joining st).  2 bpdc, *^2 bpdc, skip sc dec, 2 bpdc.^ 4 bpdc.*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Bpdc around last st, skip ch-1 sp.   Join with sl st to beginning bpdc.  Before you fasten off, place marker in 6th stitch from hook.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Bpdc around next st of round 3 (directly under your joining st)

Bpdc around next st of round 3 (directly under your joining st)

Round 5 - Front View

Round 5 – Front View

Round 5 - Back View

Round 5 – Back View

place marker in 6th stitch from hook

place marker in 6th stitch from hook

Round 6:  With color B, join with sl st in marked st.  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st.  *9 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times.  9 dc.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7:  Continuing with color B, sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp.  *13 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times.  13 dc.   Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8:  Continuing with color B, sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-2 sp.  *17 sc, 3 sc in ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times.  17 sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 8

Round 8

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Week 21 – Star Light!

This weeks’ square is based on SmoothFox’s Charity Square Nbr 2.  Here is a photo of my complete square for this week:

Week 21 Completed Square

Week 21 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (colors A and B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use more/less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
beg cluster – see below for description
cluster – see below for description
v-st – see below for description

To work the beg cluster: ch 2, *yarn over, insert hook into indicated st.  Yarn over and pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook.*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times (5 loops on hook at end).   Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook.

To work the cluster: *Yarn over, insert hook into indicated st.  Yarn over and pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook.*  Repeat from * to * 4 more times (6 loops on hook at end).  Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on hook.

To work the v-st: (dc, ch 2, dc) in the indicated st.

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Work 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Dc in same st as joining , 2 dc in each st around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 5.  Dc in same st, skip 1 st.  *V-st in next st, skip 1 st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join with sl st to ch-3 of beginning ch-5.

V-st

V-st

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color A, sl st  into ch-2 sp.  Beg cluster, ch 4.  *Cluster in ch-2 sp, ch 4.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-2 of beg cluster.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Beg cluster

Beg cluster

Cluster st

Cluster st

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5:  With color B, join with sl st in any ch-4 sp.  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3   , dc) in same ch-4 sp.  *^Ch 2, skip the cluster, 3 sc in next ch-4 sp.  Ch 2, skip the cluster, 3 dc in next ch-4 sp.  Ch 2, skip the cluster, ^(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-4 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 sts and into the ch-3 space of the corner, ch 3.  (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner.  *^(ch 1, 3 dc in ch-2 sp) 3 times.  Ch 1, ^(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Week 20 – Open the Windows

I apologize for the delay in posting the next pattern.  For those of you that are still interested in continuing with the crochet along, I will be trying to get us caught back up over the next few weeks.

This week’s square is based on Nina Leon’s Window Pane Square.  Here is a photo of my completed square for this week:

Week 20 Completed Square

Week 20 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 4 colors (colors A-D), so the pattern is written for 4 colors.  If you use more/less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 4.  Work 15 tc into the loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-4.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: With color B, join with sl st in any tc, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, ch 2.  Skip next st.  *3 sc, ch 2, skip next st.*  Repeat from * to * 6 more times.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 sc and into ch-2 sp.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp (corner made).  *^(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp.^  (3 dc, ch 1) twice in next ch-2 sp (corner made).*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color C, join with sl st in ch-1 sp between 2 groups of 3 dc that are in the same ch-2 sp of the previous row (a corner).  Ch 1, sc.  *^(Ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp) 2 times.^  (Ch 3, 2 sc in corner ch-1 sp).*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Ch 3, sc in same ch-1 sp as beginning sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color D, join with sl st in first sc of round 4  l     .  Ch 6, skip ch-3 sp.  *^(Dc in next sc, ch 3, skip ch-3 sp) 2 times.^  Dc in first sc of corner, ch 3, dc in second sc of corner.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Dc in first sc of corner, ch 3.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color D, ch 1.  3 sc in each ch-3 sp, sc in each dc, and 5 sc in each corner ch-3 sp around.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: Continuing with color D, ch 3. Dc in each st around, (dc, ch 2, dc) in middle sc of each corner 5 sc.  Join with sl st to first dc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 7

Round 7

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Week 19 – A Daisy for Granny

This week’s square is based on MaryEllen’s Easy Daisy Granny Square.  Like the pattern title says, this square really is easy to make.  After the flower, the square is just your typical granny square.  Here is a photo of my completed square:

Week 19 Completed Square

Week 19 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 3 colors (colors A-C), so the pattern is written for 3 colors.  If you use more/less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 1.  (Sc, ch 4 into loop) 8 times.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, in next ch-4   sp, work *Sl st, ch 3, 2 tc, ch 3, sl st, ch 1.*  Repeat from * to * 7 more times (in each ch-4 sp).  Join with sl st to first sl st.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: With color B, join with sl st in ch-1 space between any 2 petals, ch 1, sc.  *Ch 4, sc in ch-1 space between next 2 petals.*  Repeat from * to * 6 more times.  Ch 4.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Push all of the petals to the front of the square.

Round 3 Back View

Round 3 Back View

Round 3 Front View

Round 3 Front View

Round 4: Continuing with color B, sl st into ch-4 sp.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the same ch-4 sp (corner made).  *^3 dc in next ch-4 sp.^  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-4 sp (corner made).*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color C, join with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp.  *^3 dc in each space between the 3 dc groups of the round before to next corner ch-2 sp.^  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color C, sl st in next 2 dc and into ch-2 sp.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp.  *^3 dc in each space between the 3 dc groups of the round before to next corner ch-2 sp.^  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: Continuing with color C, sl st in next 2 dc and into ch-2 sp.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp.  *^3 dc in each space between the 3 dc groups of the round before to next corner ch-2 sp.^  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 8

Round 8

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Week 18 – Granny’s Little One

Granny squares are a wonderful way to create a baby blanket without the tediousness of repeating the same row (or set of rows) over and over and over.  This week’s square is based on SmoothFox’s Bambino Square.  I have called this square “Granny’s Little One” because it is perfect for creating a baby blanket.  It is easy to follow, but the final look can change drastically depending on the color arrangement that you decide to use.  Here is a photo of my completed square:

Week 18 Completed Square

Week 18 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 3 color (colors A-C), so the pattern is written for 3 colors.  If you use more/less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
ldc – long double crochet (see below for description)
tc – treble crochet

To work ldc: Yarn over, insert hook into row below the current row.  Work a double crochet, pulling up your loop to the same height as the previous stitches.

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3. Work 11 dc into the loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3, dc in same st as joining.  2 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 3.  *(2 dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 3.*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Dc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2 dc.  (Dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp (corner made).  *2 dc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2 dc. (Dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp (corner made).*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color B, join with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3.  (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp.  *^3 dc, (working in front of ch-2 sp) tr in 2 skipped sts of row below, 3 dc.^  (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

(working in front of ch-2 sp) tr in 2 skipped sts of row below

(working in front of ch-2 sp) tr in 2 skipped sts of row below

Round 4

Round 4 Front View

Round 4 Back View

Round 4 Back View

Round 5: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 sts and into ch-3 sp.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same corner (cluster made).  *Sk 2 sts, sl st in next st or ch sp.  Ch 3, 2 dc in st or sp (cluster made).*  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 5 after first side

Round 5 after first side

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing wit color B, ch 6, dc in same st as joining.  *^(Ch 3, sk cluster, dc in next sl st) 4 times.  Ch 3,^ (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner sl st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: With color C, join with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3.  (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch -3 sp.  *^(dc in next ch-3 sp, ldc in the 2nd st of the cluster 2 rows below.  Dc in current ch-3 sp.) repeat to corner.^  (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to &.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 7

Round 7

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Week 17 – Popcorn Mania

Settling down to a movie and some popcorn – I love the weekends!  And the popcorn stitches in this square remind me of the yummy-ness in my bowl.  This week’s square is based on Melinda Miller’s Sweet Sixteen.  Here is a photo of my completed square:

Week 17 Completed Square

Week 17 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos     

I used a size I hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A and B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
beg pc – beginning popcorn (see below for description)
pc – popcorn (see below for description)

To work the beg pc: ch 3, 4 dc in same st as joining.  Drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back through top of beginning ch-3, then in dropped loop.  Yarn over and draw through loop and ch on hook.

To work the pc: 5 dc in next st.  Drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in first dc of the pc, then in dropped loop.  Yarn over and draw through loop and st.

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3, work 15 dc into loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: With color B, join with a sl st to any st.  Beg pc, 2 dc in next st, *pc in next st, 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in top of beg pc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 2 Join

Round 2 Join

Drop Loop

Drop Loop

Insert hook from front to back through top of beginning ch-3, then in dropped loop

Insert hook from front to back through top of beginning ch-3, then in dropped loop

Second pc

Second pc

After 2nd pc completed

After 2nd pc completed

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: With color A, join with a sl st to any st, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1) .  Dc in next st, ch 1, *dc in next st, ch 1.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color B, join with a sl st to any ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same st as joining.  2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around.  Join with sl st to beginning ch-2.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Continuing with color B, (beg pc, ch 4, pc) in same st as joining.  *^Ch 2, skip 1 st, 2 hdc, 5 sc, 2 hdc, ch 2, skip 1 st.^  (pc, ch 4, pc) in next st (corner made).*  Repeat from * to * 2 times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Join with sl st to top of first pc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 5

Round 5

Roud 6: With color A,  join with a sl st to any ch-4 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp as joining.  *^2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp.^  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-4 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Week 16 – Open Cross

While the weather has been bouncing between hot and cool, I’m loving the fact that I can get out my cute tank tops and just add a light sweater if needed.  This square reminds me of my favorite sweater, one that I’m going to have to retire soon since I wear it too much!  This week’s square is based on Aurora Suominen’s Open Cross.  Here is a photo of my square for this week:

Week 16 Completed Square

Week 16 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size I hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 1 color (color A), so the pattern is written for 1 color.  If you use more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Work 15 dc into the loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch as joining.  *^Ch 3, skip next st, sc.  Ch 3, skip next st,^ 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more time, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same stitch as joining.  Ch 1, 2 dc in next st.  *^Ch 3, sc in next st.  Ch 3,^ 2 dc in next st.  Ch 1, 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Sl st in next st and into ch-1 sp.  Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp.  *^2 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, 2 dc.^  Work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into ch-1 corner sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of ch-3.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 sp.  *^4 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, 4 dc.^  Work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into ch-2 corner sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of ch-3.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-2 sp.  *^6 sc, 2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc, 2 sc in ch-3 sp, 6 sc.^  3 sc in ch-2 corner sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to 1st sc.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each st around.  Cut yarn and finish  off.

Round 7

Round 7

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.