Just Meshin' Around
Designed by Melinda Miller
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Beginner
FINISHED SIZE: 12” square
MATERIALS: 2 or more colors Worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size I / 5.5 mm
STITCH GUIDE: Hdc= half double crochet
Dc= double crochet
PATTERN NOTES: The first half of pattern is worked in rows, and the second half is worked in the round. Pattern indicates changes.
With Color A, ch 22.
Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across, skip next ch of turning ch, dc in next ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 3 – 9: Rep Row 2. Fasten off. You should have a block of nine ch-1 sps on each side.
Pattern Note: The next section is worked in rounds.
Rnd. 1: Join Color B with sl st to any corner sp, in same sp work ( ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), in ea sp work 2 dc, in corner sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc); rep pattern around square, join with sl st to top of beg dc. (18 dc on each side)
Rnd. 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc to corner, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep pattern around square, join with sl st to top of beg dc. (22 dc on each side)
Rnd. 3: Rep Rnd. 2, fasten off. (26 dc on each side)
Pattern Note: At this point there are two alternate finishings to the pattern. To finish according to the photo, then continue on as written with rounds 4 & 5. If you want a more sturdy block with no mesh around the edge, then simply repeat Rnd. 2 for rounds 4 & 5.
Rnd. 4: Join Color C with sl st to any corner sp, in same sp work (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st, rep from * to corner, ch 1, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep pattern around square, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. (14 ch-1 sps on each side)
Rnd. 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, * in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), 1 dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next corner, rep from * around square, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends with tapestry needle. Block.
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