Peace, Love and Understanding Free Crochet Square Pattern

Peace, Love and Understanding Free Crochet Square Pattern.

Materials:
RH 4 ply Color A = White, Color B = Red, Color C = Royal Blue
Crochet Hook: Size G or size needed for gauge. Size G for edging.

Gauge: Each Square = 12″.

Six Inch Heart – Bonnie Pierce Seven Inch Heart – Bonnie Pierce
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Six Inch Square Seven Inch Square
Note:
Skill level: Easy.

Blocking: Block lightly and briefly with a warm damp pressing cloth on the reverse side of the square with a med-hot iron.

Peace, Love and Understanding crochet square

Pattern Stitches
Picot (picot): Ch 3, sl st in front loop of st below and parallel loop to left of it.

V Stitch (v stitch): (dc, ch 1, dc) in st or sp.
Instructions

For Heart:
Round 1:
With Color A make a loop, leaving a long tail. Ch 3, 7 dc in loop. Continuing to work in loop, make 1 trc for point, 8 dc, 3 trc, 1 hdc, sl st, 1 hdc, 3 trc. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Pull loop closed to leave a 1/2″ center.

Round 2:
Ch 1, sc in same st and next 7 sts, in trc work (sc, dc, sc) for point. Work sc in next 8 st. 2 sc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts. Join with a sl st in first sc.

Round 3:
Ch 1, sc in same st and in next st. Work picot (ch 3, sl st in front loop of st below and parallel loop to left of it), work sc in next 2 sts. Continue from * 11 times more. (12 picots). Work sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts. Work picot, ( sc in next 2 sts , picot) twice. Sl st in first sc. 15 picots.

12 Inch Square:
Round 1:
Make a loop, ch 3 and work 2 dc, (ch 2, 3 dc) three times, work hdc into top of ch 3.

Round 2:
Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *in next corner ch 2 sp work ( 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1. Continue from * around, ending 3 dc, hdc in top of ch 3.

Round 3:
Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, in corner work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1. Continue from * around, ending 3 dc, hdc in top of ch 3.

Round 4-6:
Continue in this manner, increasing 3 dc each round on each side. End Round 6 with ch 2, sl st in top of ch 3. FO Color B.

Round 7:
Join Color A with a sl st in corner, work ch 4, dc. *(In middle dc of 3 dc, work v-stitch. Work v-stitch in next sp). (V-sts). Work corner v-stitch continue from * around, ending 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in third ch of ch 4. Sew Heart to Square. FO Color A.

Round 8:
Work beginning corner (ch 3, dc), work 2 dc in each V st across. Work corner (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Continue around, finishing with 2 dc, hdc in top of ch 3.

Rounds 9-12:
Work beginning corner ( ch 3, dc), dc in each st across. Work corner (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), ending with 2 dc, hdc in top of ch 3.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

Designed by Bonnie Pierce © 2002

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