Hills & Valleys 12 Inch Square

SIZE:  12 Inch Square

MATERIALS NEEDED:
3 colors of worsted weight yarn (CA, CB, CC)
Size H (5mm) crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

STITCHES USED:
American Terms Used
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – triple crochet
bpsc – back-post single crochet


DIRECTIONS:

Round 1: With CA ch4 (counts as a dc now & throughout), 15dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. (16dc)
Round 2: ch1, * sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2dc in next st, tr in next st, ch4 * 4 times. Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Finish Off (4sc, 4hdc, 8dc, 4tr, 4 ch4 sp)
Round 3: With CB join in any ch4 sp with a * sc, 9tr in same ch sp, ch4 * 4 times. Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Finish Off. ( 4sc, 36tr, 4 ch4 sp)
Round 4: With CC join with a sl st in any sc, ch6 (counts as a tr & ch2 sp), tr in same st, * (2tr in next st, 2dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, 2dc in next st, 2tr in next st, sk ch4) tr, ch2, tr in next st * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 4th ch of beg ch6. Finish Off. (24tr, 16dc, 8hdc, 12sc,)
Round 5: With CA join in any ch2 sp, ch4 (counts as a tr now & throughout), 10tr in same st, * (sk3 sts, sc in next st, sk3 sts, 9tr in next st, sk3 st, sc in next st, sk 3sts,) 11tr in next ch 2 sp * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of ch4. Finish Off. (80tr, 8sc)
Round 6: With CB join with a bpsc in any sc before the 11tr from round 5, bpsc in each tr and sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st bpsc. (88sc)
Round 7: ch4, 10tr in same st, * (sk3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sk 3 sts, 11tr in next st, sk3 sts, sc next 3 sts, sk next 3 sts), 11tr in next st * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. Finish Off. (88tr, 32sc)
Round 8: With CC join with a sc in 1st st of 3sc group from rnd 7, sc in next 2sts, * (bpsc in next 11 sts, sc in next 5 sts, bpsc in next 11 sts) sc in next 3 sts * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. (88bpsc, 32sc)
Round 9: sl st to next st, ch4, tr, ch2, 2tr in same st, * (sk1 st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc In next st, dc in next st, tr in next 2 sts, sk next 1 st) 2tr, ch2, 2tr in next st * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. (32tr, 8dc, 44hdc, 40sc)
Round 10: ch3, dc in next st * (2dc, ch2, 2dc in ch sp), dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 17 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts * 4 times, then ( ) omitting the last 2 dc. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. (48dc, 24hdc, 68sc)
Round 11: With CA join with a sc in any ch2 sp, 2sc in same sp, * (sk1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next 10 sts, sk1 st, sc in next 7 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next 10 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st,) 3sc in next ch2 sp * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off. (128sc)
Round 12: With CB join with a sl st to any middle sc of 3sc group from rnd 11, ch2 (counts as a hdc now & throughout), hdc, ch2, 2hdc in same st, * (hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 27 sts, hdc in next 2 sts) 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in next st * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch2. Finish Off. (32hdc, 108sc, 4 ch2sp)

IF YOUR SQUARE IS NOT 12” AFTER ROUND 12 CONTINUE ON
Round 13:
Option 1: If your square is 11” work a dc in each st around while working 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the ch2 sps.
Option 2: if your square is 11 1/2” work a sc in each st around, working 3sc in each ch3 sp.

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