Designed by Julie A. Bolduc
This is the first square in a series of motifs named after towns in Maine. It is also the first square I designed for the site. It is also named for the town where I live in Maine!
Red Heart Worsted Weight acrylic yarn in 3 colors
Red White Blue
Size H aluminum crochet hook.
Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Finished Size: 6"x6"
Skill Level: Easy
RND 1:Ch 6, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch1, wk 12 sc in ring. Join w/slst in first sc.
RND 2: Ch3, wk 2dc in same st as slst. *Ch3, sk 2 sc, 3dc in next sc. rep from* 2 times more. Ch3, join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off blue.
RND 3: With white. Attach thread in any ch 3sp. Ch3. Wk 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same ch3 sp. *Ch3, sc in 2nd dc of the 3dc group in rnd 2. Ch3, wk the fol in the next ch3 sp (3dc, ch2, 3dc). Rep from * 2 times more. Ch3, sc in 2nd dc in last 3dc group in rnd 2. Ch 3. Slst to top of ch3.
RND 4: *(1 sc in each of the next 3 dc) and in the ch2 sp. Ch6, sc in same sp. Repeat bet() once. Ch4. Rep from * 3 times more. Join w/slst in first sc.Fasten off white.
RND 5: Attach red to any ch 4 lp. Ch3, wk the fol into this same ch4 lp. (3dc, ch1, 4dc)"8 dc shell made" Ch2. * wk an 8dcshl into next ch6 lp. Ch2. wk an 8dcshl in next ch4 lp. Ch2. Wk from * around ending with a ch 2 after an 8dcshl in a ch6 lp. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off. Weave all ends into work.
Special Stitch note and Abbreviation:
To make an 8dc shell "8dcshl" work the fol. 4dc, ch2, 4dc in same lp or sp.
This motif could easily be used as an exchange square by switching to worsted weight yarn and a size H aluminum crochet hook. You could also make a nice set of placemats, a table runner, or anything that uses squares.
Copyright ©1999 By Julie A. Bolduc f101011