Vintage Wheel Square        printer-friendly version

Skill level: Easy

Finished Size: Approx. 6" square

Materials:

50 yds. sport-weight yarn

Samples shown in Cleckheaton Tencel Wool (70% Tencel/30% wool)(sage) and

Red Heart Designer Sport (100% acrylic)(berry & iced violet)

Crochet hook size H/8 (5.00 mm)

Tapestry needle

Gauge: Will vary depending on yarn choice and hook size. Sample 6-round motifs measure 5.5" to 6" square in sport-wt. yarn on size H/8 (5.00 mm) hook

Pattern Notes:

Motif begins as an 8-point circle which is converted to a 4-corner square.

Motif is worked in rounds with right side facing throughout. Do not turn at end of each round.

Squares may be made in a single color or in multi-colors by changing colors on some of the rounds.

Combine squares in different arrangements for coasters, scarves, placemats, pet pads, shawls, lapghans, throws and afghans.

Experiment with a variety of yarns and hook sizes to change the size or look of the motif.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), triple crochet/treble crochet (trc)

Square

Rnd 1: Ch 6, join into ring; ch 5, dc in ring, *ch 2, dc in ring, rep from * five times, ch 2, join to third ch of beg ch-5, do not turn (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st into first sp, ch 3, work 4 dc in same sp, *in next sp work 5 dc, rep from * around, join with sl st, do not turn (40 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk next dc, *dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, sk next dc, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn (32 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *sk next ch-2 sp, work 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, rep from * around, join with sl st, do not turn (48 dc, 8 ch-1 sps, 8 ch-2 sps).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, in next sp work (sc, hdc), dc in next 3 dc; for corner, in next sp work (2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc); dc in next 3 dc, in next sp work (hdc, sc), sc in next 3 dc, sc in next sp; *sc in next 3 dc, in next sp work (sc, hdc), dc in next 3 dc; for corner, in next sp work (2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc); dc in next 3 dc, in next sp work (hdc, sc), sc in next 3 dc, sc in next sp, rep from * around, join with sl st, do not turn (36 sc, 8 hdc, 24 dc, 16 trc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st around, working 3 sc in ea corner sp (96 sc). Join with sl st, fasten off and weave in tails.

Finishing: Block square(s) flat.

Joining squares:

Hold two squares with right sides together. Seam with a slip stitch join in ea st across.

Once the squares are joined in your choice of arrangement, an optional edging may be applied as follows:

Shell edging:

Attach yarn in any corner stitch.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st, do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st (one-half of corner shell completed), *sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk 2 sc, work 5 dc in next sc (shell completed), rep from * around, working a 7-dc shell in ea corner. Join with sl st, fasten off and weave in all tails.

Pattern and photos Kathy North, Designs by KN
Copyright 2009 Designs by KN

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