Crochet Square – French Corner 12″

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Whew! I’ve never designed a crochet square before but this year I pushed myself and got the opportunity to design not one but two! I am so honored that this French Corner 12″ Crochet Square is featured at #20 in the Moogly 2015 CAL!

I’ll be releasing a video tutorial for this square soon so stay tuned to my YouTube channel for that. If I get truly inspired I may just jump in and create a full afghan with Moogly. . . but let’s not jump the gun, I know that’s ambitious for me. However, I did design two squares this year so why not go further?! 🙂

French Corner 12" Crochet Square | Yarn by Yarn Obsession | http://yarn.yarnobsession.com

I really hope you enjoy the pattern. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to help. I’d also LOVE to see your photos over on Instagram or Ravelry because I’d love to show you off! 🙂

French Corner is also available in Dutch

Dit patroon is door HET HAAKBEEST in het Nederlands vertaald: Je vindt het vertaalde patroon hier (hethaakbeest.be/mooglycal-20-french-corner-square/)

Materials

  • I Hook
  • 3 Colors (optional) Vanna’s Choice
  • Tapestry Needle

Pattern Level: Advanced Beginner

Pattern Stitches:

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Crochet Square - French Corner 12" | Yarn ObsessionSpecial Stitches

  • 5-ch picot = ch 5, 1 sl st in top of st at base of ch-5
  • Sh=Shell = [1sc, ch 3, 4dc] into same st

Instructions

With I hook and color A

Ch 6, sl st in first ch made to form circle

Rnd 1: [dc into ring, ch 1] 12 times, sl st in top of 1st dc

Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc3tog in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc4tog in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, *1 tr in next dc, ch 3, [hdc4tog in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] twice, hdc4tog in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, rep from * 2 more times, 1 tr in next dc, ch 3, hdc4tog in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 1 sl st in top of beg cluster.

Rnd 3: ch 1, * sc in top of cluster, 5-ch picot, ch 2, sk [ch-2, group], 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 1 tr in tr, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk [group, ch-2], rep from * 3 more times, sl st in beg sl st. bind off.

With I hook and color B attach yarn to any corner ch-1 sp with sc

Rnd 1: *sc in next 5 st, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in center of ch-5 picot, 1 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 5 sts, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, 3 sc in top of tr, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, rep from * around, ending 3 sc in top of tr, sl st to 1st sc

From this point on, only two sides of the square will be worked

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in next st (center of corner), dc in next 17 sts, ch 1 turn

Row 3: 1 sh into 1st st, *sk 3 sts and sh into next sc; rep from * across to corner, sk 2 sts, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner st, sk 2 st, cont in pattern, ending sh in top of t-ch, turn

Row 4: ch 3, *sk 1 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, sk 1dc, sc into top of ch-3; rep from * to last sh, sk 2 sts, [2dc, ch 2, 2c] in corner ch-2 sp, sk 2 sts, rep from * across to end

Row 5: ch 3, tr in 1st st, *2 tr in ch-3 sp, tr in next 2 sts, rep from * to last 3 sts, tr in last 3 sts [2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in corner ch-2 sp, tr in next 3 sts, rep from * ending tr in last st and in top of t-ch changing to color C (22 sts each side excluding corner sts); ch 1, turn

Row 6: sc in each st across, [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in corner, sc across to end, ch 1, turn

Row 7: 1 sh into 1st st, *sk 3 sts, sh into next sc; rep from * across to corner, sk 3 sts, dc into next 2 sts, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next st, dc in next 2 sts, sk 3 sts, sh into next st, continue in pattern, ending sc in top of t-ch, ch 3, turn

Row 8: sk 1 st, *sk 1 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, sk 1dc, sc into top of ch-3; rep from * to corner, dc in next 4 sts, [2 dc, ch2, 2 dc] in corner ch 2 sp, dc in next 4 sts, rep from * across ending with sc in top of t-ch, ch 3, turn

Row 9: sk 1st st, *2 tr in ch-3 sp, tr in next 2 sts, rep from * to corner, tr in next 5 sts, [2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in corner, ch 2 sp, tr in next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, rep from * across ending 1 tr in top of t-ch, changing color (30 sts each side excluding corner sts), ch 2, turn

Row 10: hdc in 1st st, ch 2, sk 1 st, hdc4tog in next st, *ch 2, sk 1 st, hdc4tog in next st, rep from * across, in corner, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next 2 sts [2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc], hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc4tog in next st, rep from * to ending, hdc in top of t-ch, ch 2, turn

Row 11: hdc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, hdc4tog in next ch-2 sp *ch 2, sk 1 st, hdc4tog in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across to corner, ch 1, hdc4tog in next st, [2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc], ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc4tog in next st, ch-2, hdc4tog in next ch-2 sp, rep from * ending hdc in last ch-2 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of last st, changing color, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *1 tr in 1st st, tr in each ch-2 sp and in top of each cluster to corner, tr in 2 hdc, [2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in corner, tr in next 2 sts, rep from * across ending tr in top of t-ch, ch 1, turn

Go around full square at this point

Rnd 13 (border): sc in each st, 5 sc in corner, 3 sc in last st, continue sc evenly along side of square, 5 sc in corner, sc evenly along last side of square, 5 sc in last st, sl st to first sc, bind off

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