Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Simple Four-Patch - 12" square

Here's an easy pattern for a four-patch square. I designed it about a year ago, but just recently wrote it down and had it tested. I hope you like it.

By the way, my friend Kathy just LOVED her gift of the Romantic Wrap.   She even had to email me the next day to tell me that she wore it to work and what she wore it with. It looks absolutely stunning on her, as she has bright red hair. I chose the teal color pallette just for that reason. What a satisfying project that was!

Now on to the new pattern:



SIMPLE FOUR PATCH
Designed by Melinda Miller

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner



FINISHED SIZE: 12” square


MATERIALS: 6 colors worsted weight yarn, 1 oz. Each
Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry needle


STITCHES USED:
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Tr = triple crochet


COMMENCE PATTERN:


Make 4 – 4” squares of different colors:


Ch 4.


Rnd. 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, *3 dc in same ch, ch 2, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.


Rnd. 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *in ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * twice more, in ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.


Rnd. 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, *in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), work 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, rep from * twice more, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off.


Sew / whipstitch the four squares together with tapestry needle as shown in photo. Now there is an 8” square. The next round begins around the 8” square.

Rnd. 1: Attach contrasting yarn with sl st to any corner, ch 3, 1 dc in corner, *1 dc in each of next 11 dc, 1 dc in corner sp of 4” square, 1 tr in join of two squares, 1 dc in corner sp of next 4” square, 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * twice more, 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, 1 dc in corner sp of 4” square, 1 tr in join of two squares, 1 dc in corner sp of next 4” square, I dc in each of next 11 dc, 2 dc in corner sp, ch 2, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (29 dc on each side)




Rnd. 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 28 dc, *in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), 1 dc in next 29 dc, rep from * twice more, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off. (33 dc on each side)




Rnd. 3: Attach contrasting color with sl st to any corner, in corner work (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *1 dc in each of next 32 dc, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * twice more, 1 dc in each of next 32 dc, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (37 dc on each side)




Note: Measure your square at this point. Decide whether to work the last round in dc or hdc to make 12”. Pattern is written as dc.




Rnd. 4: Ch 3, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *work 1 dc in each of next 36 dc, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * twice more, work 1 dc in each of next 35 dc, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off. (41 dc on each side) Weave in ends with tapestry needle. Block.




Copyright - This Simple Four Patch Pattern and the pattern photos are copyright 2010 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.)












3 comments:

  1. Very nice and it offers many color possibilities!

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  2. Beautiful! I am going to use this to make my first granny square blanket! Thank you so much!!

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