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I originally started this square to use as a corner 2 corner
square Afghan, but I didn’t like the way they were coming together so I added
some rows and made them into pot holders. You could also use them to make
pillows, or leave off the edging and use several of them to create a throw or
Afghan. Once you have all of the squares together you can then do the edging
all of the way around the Afghan.
Use the colors you like, and be creative!
The first one I made had a white C2C center square.
The second I made had a variegated C2C center square.
The first layer of the edging is worked directly into the
square. The second layer is worked by ch3 and then bpsc (back post single
crochet) around the sc stitch of the first layer of edging. To work a bpsc
insert the hook from the back around the sc post, yarn over and pull the hook up
around the sc post, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on your hook. Here
is a video from New
Stitch a Day to show you how to work a bpsc stitch.
The center of the square is a block of corner 2 corner
(C2C). If you’ve never done C2C The Crochet Crowd has a great video demonstrating this
technique. Written instructions can be found on the Red
Heart site. The written pattern is for a throw, but to get a square simply
start to decrease after you reach 7 rows.
I changed colors every round after the dc and sc rounds, but
it is up to you how many times you want to change color.
Make a C2C square which is 7 rows square. (Start to decrease
at the point where you have 7 squares across a row.)
Round 1: Attach yarn at the corner of your C2C square onto a
ch3 space. Ch3, sc, dc, sc, dc into the corner. Work a dc evenly across each
side of the square. At the corners you will work (dc, sc, dc, sc, dc). Join in
the 3rd ch of the first ch3.
Round 2: ch1, 3 sc into each corner, and sc evenly across
each side of the square. Join in ch1 sp.
Rounds 3-6: Repeat Round 2
Round 1: ch3, sk1, sc, *ch3, sk 1, sc* repeat around square.
Join in 1st ch3 st.
Round 2: *ch 3, bpsc around sc post* repeat around square
and join into 1st ch3 st.
Work in ends.
Close up of edging
The pattern is complete and error free to the best of my knowledge.
If you need help or have any questions please leave a comment and I’ll get back
to you as soon as I can. You may not sell this pattern, but you may sell any
items you create with it. Please give me credit as the original designer if you
sell items. If you’d like to share this pattern please share this blog post or
you can also find it in my Ravelry shop.