Chicken Scratch 6 Inch Square

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SIZE:  6 Inch Square

MATERIALS NEEDED:
2 colors of worsted weight yarn (CA, CB)
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
fphdc – front-post half double corchet
fpdc – front-post double crochet
fptr – front-pst triple crochet
fpdtr – front-post double triple crochet


DIRECTIONS:

Round 1: With CA ch4, 2dc in 4th ch from nook, ch 2 * 3dc in same ch, ch3 * 3 times. Join with a sl st in top of beg ch4. Finish Off. 12Dc, 4 ch2 sp
Round 2: NOTE: In this rnd you will skip stitches that would correspond with the fpdc. You basically wont be working in the top of any of the dc from the previous round. With CB join in any ch2 sp with a sc, * (fpdc in next st, ch3, sk next st, fpdc in next st), sc in ch2 sp * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off. 8Fpdc, 4sc
Round 3: With CA join in any skipped st from rnd 2 the one you skipped when you did the ch3 KEEP THE CH IN THE BACK OF YOUR WORK with a sl st, ch3, 2dc in same st, * (ch1, fpdc in next 2 fpdc from previous rnd you will be skipping the sc from the previous rnd), ch1, 5dc in skipped st from rnd 2 the one you skipped when you did the ch3 KEEP THE CH IN THE BACK OF YOUR WORK , ch1* 3 times then ( ) once more, 2dc in same st you did the beg ch3 in. Join with a sl st in top of beg ch3. 20Dc, 8fpdc, 8ch1 sp
Round 4: Ch3, 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 sts, * (ch1, sk ch1 sp from rnd 3, dc in next 2 should be the fpdc from rnd 3, ch1, sk ch1 sp from rnd 3, dc in next 2 sts), 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch1 * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish Off. 36Dc, 8 ch1 sps
Round 5: You will NOT be skipping any stitches in this round that would correspond with the fptr With CB join with a sc in a ch1 sp after the 7dc, * sc in next st, fptr around BOTH fpdc from rnd 2, sc in next st, sc in next ch1 sp, sc in next 7 sts * 4 times sc in next ch1 sp, sc in next st. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off. 44Sc, 4fptr
Round 6: With CA join in same st that you sl st to in rnd , ch3, tr in next st, * (2tr, ch1, 2tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts) , dc in next st, tr in next st 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st in top oc beg ch3. Finish Off. 24Tr, 8dc, 16hdc, 12sc
Round 7: NOTE: There will be 2 fptr worked around the same fptr of round 5. With CB join in any ch1 sp with a sc, 2sc in same sp, * (sc in next 4 sts, fptr around fptr from rnd 5 you will skip the next st which should be the hdc by the dc from rnd 6, hdc in next 5 sts, fptr around fptr from rnd 5 you will skip the next st which should be the hdc by the dc from rnd 6, sc in next 4
sts), 3sc in next ch1 sp 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 8Fptr, 20hdc, 44sc
Round 8: NOTE: You will be skipping stitches that correnspond with the fphdc. The fpdtr is part of the corner – instead of 3sc for the corner you will have a sc, fpdtr, sc.  Ch1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next * fpdtr around fptr from rnd 5, sc in same as last sc made, sc in next 5 sts, fphdc around fptr from rnd 7, sc in next 5 sts, fphdc around fptr from rnd 7*, sc in next 5 sts 4 times, sc in next 4 sts. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off. 68 sc, 8fphdc, 4fpdtr
Round 9: With CA join in any fpdtr with a sl st, ch2, 2hdc in same as joining, * sc in next 19 sts, 3hdc in next st * 3 times, hdc in next 19 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch2. Finish Off. 76Sc, 12hdc

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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