Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Victorian Romance Square

During my square designing kick, I first made the Native Sun Square which had great texture. It was followed the Mingle Square and the Primrose Square, which are equally as beautiful, but lacking the textures; So I knew I had to make another that just "popped".

Presenting: Victorian Romance Square



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The design to this 6" square reminds me of Victorian era decor. Plus the pop stitches look like hearts!

This square would be great for many projects, but I definitely like it for an afghan.

This pattern calls for worsted weight yarn. Here are a few great option (and they're also on sale!): Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Lion Brand Heartland - 100% Acrylic, and Universal Classic Worsted - Wool and Acrylic Blend. 

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Color A
  • Color B
H Hook
Yarn Needle

Stitch Guide
ch = chain
Pop = Popcorn
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
trc = treble crochet

Special Stitches
Beginning Popcorn (b.pc) = Ch 3 + 4 dc in same space, remove hook from stitch, insert hook from front to back in beginning ch-3, grab the dropped loop from last dc, and pull through ch-3
Popcorn (pc) = 5 dc in same space, remove hook from stitch, insert hook from front to back in 1st dc made, grab the dropped loop from last dc, and pull through 1st dc

With A,
1. Ch 4, join to form a ring
2. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), (dc, ch 2) 7x in ring, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5
3. (b.pc, ch 2, pc), ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(pc, ch 2, pc), ch 2, dc, ch 2* 3X, sl st to top of b.pc
4. sl st to ch-2 sp (between pcs), (b.pc, ch 2, pc), ch 3, 3 dc in dc, ch 3, *(pc, ch 2, pc), ch 3, 3 dc in dc, ch 3* arnd, sl st to b.pc
5. sl st to ch-2 sp (between pcs), (b.pc, ch 2, pc), ch 3, 5 dc in center dc, ch 3, *(pc, ch 2, pc), ch 3, 5 dc in center dc, ch 3* arnd, sl st to b.pc
With B,
6. sl st to ch-2 sp (between pcs), [Ch 4 (counts as trc), 2 trc, ch 2, 3 trc], 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each dc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, *(3 trc, ch 2, 3 trc), 3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in each dc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp,* 3X, sl st to beg ch-4
7. Ch 1, sc in each st arnd, 3 sc in each ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten.

 
Thank Cecelia from The Palmetto Hooker for this great sample square!
 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Let me know what you think in the comments.
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Written Pattern © 2015 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer. 

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