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.

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