Sunday, November 15, 2009

Versailles - 12" Square

This square was inspired by my  visit to Versailles  in 2006. I worked it in a gold colored yarn and it reminded me of all the gold I saw at Versailles. So I aptly named the square Versailles! Enjoy!


VERSAILLES
DEsigned by Melinda Miller


SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner





SIZE: 12” square




MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry needle




STITCH GUIDE: Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc= double crochet


CLST (Cluster)= Work 5 dc in st indicated, leaving the last loop of each dc on the hook, yo and through all 6 loops on hook.




COMMENCE PATTERN:


Ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.




Rnd. 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring; join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)




Rnd. 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2 sp), (dc in next dc, ch 2) 15 times; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5. (16 ch-2 sp)




Rnd. 3: Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 4: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 5: *Ch 6, sc into next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, repeat from * 3 more times, join with sl st to first ch of ch-6.




Rnd. 6: Sl st into next ch-6 sp, ch 3, in ch-6 sp work [4 dc, ch 2, 5 dc], *work 3 dc in each of next ch-3 sp, for corner work [5 dc, ch 2 5 dc], repeat from * twice more, work 3 dc in each of next ch-3 sp, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 7: Sl st into next 2 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *in corner work [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, sk 3 st, [work 5 dc into next st, sk 2 st] 3 times, sk next st, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, repeat from * twice more, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, [work 5 dc into next st, sk 2 st] twice more, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 8: Ch 3, 1 dc into each of next 4 dc, *in corner work [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], 1 dc into each of next 5 dc, ch 3, sk ch-2 sp, [work CLST over next 5 st, ch 3] 3 times, sk next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, repeat from * twice more, work corner, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 3, [work CLST over next 5 st, ch 3] 3 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *in corner work [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next ch-3 sp, [work 5 dc into next st, sk next ch-3 space] 3 times, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, repeat from * twice more, work corner, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 2, [work 5 dc into next st, sk next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 10: Ch 3, 1 dc into each of next 8 dc, *in corner work [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], 1 dc into each of next 9 dc, ch 3, sk ch-2 sp, [work CLST over next 5 st, ch 3] 3 times, sk next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 9 dc, repeat from * twice more, work corner, 1 dc in each of next 9 dc, ch 3, sk ch-2 sp, [work CLST over next 5 st, ch 3] 3 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.




Rnd. 11: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 10 st, in corner work [2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc], 1 hdc in each of next 11 st, 3 hdc in each ch-3 sp and 1 hdc in top of CLST, 1 hdc in each of next 11 st, repeat pattern around; sl st to top of beg ch-2, finish off. Weave in ends, block.


Photo illustrates an afghan made up of 12 squares with dimensions of 36” X 48” before a border is added. The squares make a beautiful overall pattern.




Copyright - This Versailles Square Pattern and the pattern photos are copyright 2009 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form.(Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)














5 comments:

  1. How beautiful. Thank you. Plus the bible verse helped me today on the loss of a dear friend. God bless.

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  2. Very beautiful!!! Love your blog!!
    ~Tess

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  3. This is a beautiful square. The pattern is easy to follow. I may make an entire afghan of these for my nieces wedding present. Thanks! - Melody

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  4. I would like to make this granny square as one big square. Your instructions do not say how much yarn to buy. How much did you gt to make it in the 12 squares?

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  5. Making baby blankets for the Red Cross and crochet is quickest

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