Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More V's Please - 12" Square


More V's Please
Designed by Melinda Miller



SKILL LEVEL:         Intermediate Beginner

FINISHED SIZE:      12” square

MATERIALS:            Worsted weight yarn
                                    Crochet hook size I / 5.5 mm
                                    Tapestry needle

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


SPECIAL STITCHES:

V-st: In sp or st indicated work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc).

V-st in V-st: Work V-st in the ch-1 sp of V-st one row below.



COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch 6, sl st into first ch to form a ring.

Rnd. 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 15 dc into ring, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd. 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), 1 dc into same st as last sl st, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, into next dc work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc); rep from * 6 times more, ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd. 3: Sl st into first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), into same sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *ch 1, into next ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc); rep from * 6 times more, ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd. 4: Sl st into next dc and first ch-2 sp, ch 3, work 6 dc into same sp as last sl st, 1 sc into next ch sp, (7 dc into next ch-2 sp, 1 sc into next ch sp) 7 times, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd. 5: Sl st into 4th dc of 7-dc group, ch 1, sc in same st,  ch 4, *1 dc into next sc, ch 4, 1 sc in 4th dc of next 7-dc group, ch 4, rep from * around, sl st in first sc. (16 ch-4 loops)

Rnd. 6: Sl st into next ch-4 sp, ch 1, in same sp work 4 sc, 4 sc in next ch-4 sp, *in next ch-4 sp work (2 hdc, 2 dc), ch 2, in next ch-4 sp work (2 dc, 2 hdc), work 4 sc in each of next 2 ch-4 sps, rep from * twice more, in next ch-4 sp work (2 hdc, 2 dc), ch 2, in next ch-4 sp work (2 dc, 2 hdc), join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd. 7: Ch 3, *1 dc in each st to corner ch-2 sp, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (20 dc on each side)

Rnd. 8: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), 1 dc in same st, *skip 2 st, work (V-st, skip 2 st) to corner ch-2 sp, in corner work (V-st, ch 2, V-st), rep from * around square, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd. 9:  Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 4, 1 dc in same sp, work V-st in next V-st to corner, in corner work (V-st, ch 2, V-st) rep pat around square, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd. 10: Rep Rnd. 9.

Rnd. 11: Ch 2, hdc in ch-1 sps and in each dc across to corner ch-2 sp, in corner work 3 hdc, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg hdc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.


Copyright - This More V's Please Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Free for your
own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing
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28 comments:

  1. Love this one! Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your pattern! ~tina

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  2. This is a beautiful square but I am having issues with it being too big in the center. I am a tight crocheter and consistant so I'm not sure why. When I fold the square in half it's obvious that the center is too big. Is it supposed to be baggy or puckered? Thanks for any help.

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    1. I haven't heard of any of this type of problem with the square. However, here are my measurements: After Rnd. 4 is almost at 6", after Rnd. 7 is almost at 8". Maybe this will help guide you.

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    2. mine did too, I used 4 chain as my start instead of 6. that helped me.

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  3. I would love a video tutorial of this pattern. I'm having trouble with getting the rounds figured out. I'm not great, but love learning the craft.

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    1. A video would be great! Hopefully someone makes one :-)

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  4. Hi Melinda, this is a beautiful square and very easy to follow instructions, my stitching seems a little out, as by round 7 I have 19dc on each side...However, it does not seem to change much as the square looks the same in the end and I don't have any tension issues as above.

    Thank you very much for this pattern, I am making a birthday present for my grandmother-in-law...she turns 80 years in a couple of months. I will try and send you a picture of the finished product.

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  5. I had the same problem as above, the center puffed out ... so what I did is I changd the single crochets in the shells to dc and the dc in the sc to treble crochets. Worked like a charm. :) Thank you, Melinda for this really spectacular pattern.

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  6. Love this square, thanks for the pattern!

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  7. Love it! What yarn did you use...I love that color. Thank you for sharing :-)

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    1. I believe the yarn I used was Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Antique Teal.

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  8. Lovely square! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  9. Lovely square! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  10. Lovely square! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  11. can finish works be sold as long as your pattern is linked? i own a small crochet company and i would love to use this pattern for blankets occasionally. thank you for such a beautiful pattern, i will make my daughter a blanket of these for certain!!!
    thanks for your response!
    Brittney

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    1. Hi Brittney! It is okay to sell finished products for the pattern. I appreciate you including a link to my pattern. Enjoy it, and good luck with your business. :)

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  12. This is a very nice square! I did it up as per the directions and didn't have any problems with the pattern! Thanks!

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  13. Love this pattern, but isn´t it easier with the diagram?

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    1. I love this pattern I had no problems following the instructions. It did pucker a little in the middle but once you have finished it lays nicely. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love this pattern! Last Christmas, I used it to make an afghan...just went with a larger hook and continued the last round until it reached the size I wanted. I used the photo I took of it for my cover page on FaceBook. I STILL get messages from people asking where I got the pattern and commenting on how beautiful it is. I happily direct them to this page. It is one of my faves to do. Thank you so much for making it available for us!

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  15. This is a beautiful square, thanks for sharing it! How would you go about making the same granny square smaller, so that it's 6" instead of 12"?

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  17. Have several squares completed using pastel colors for the center flower and then green for three rounds with white V's to finish. Just love it. Easy to follow and I think it will make a beautiful afghan when I get it all put together. Thanks for sharing the pattern

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  18. Thank you for sharing this very pretty pattern.

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  19. So very pretty! I was looking for a motif to use to make my son and daughter in law an Afghan for their first wedding anniversary. I think I found it. Thanks for sharing this pretty pattern.

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  20. love this pattern really easy & beautiful thanks so much

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  21. used this pattern to make red dish cloths to hang in my kitchen they are so pretty everyone loves them

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  22. Love, love, love this pattern. It features heavily in my first ever blanket/throw. It will keep me very warm in the Scottish Winter chill.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us budding crocheters.
    Karen.

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