Half & Half – MishMash April 2018 Crochet Square

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Skill Level: Easy
Guage: After round 4 piece is 4.5” wide.
Materials:

  • 1-2 ounces of worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
  • Hook size 5mm (H) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

  • sl st -slip stitch
  • ch – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet

TECHNIQUE USED
Color work/Tapestry Crochet
This site has excellent instructions for the way I use the color work in this square. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-colors-seamlessly-in-CrochetWithout-/
I switch to the color I started the round with on the last stitch of the round. I find this makes the color change less visible.

COLOR PLACEMENT
Here are the colors I used and the placement I have them in. C1 is blue , C2 is purple, C3 is white.


Round 1: With C1 ch4, 6dc in 4th ch from hook switch to c2 & 6dc in same ch, switch to c1 & sl st to top of beg ch3. 12dc

Round 2: ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 5 sts, switch to C2, 2dc in next 6 sts, switch to C1 & sl st to top of beg ch3. 24dc

Round 3: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next st * 2dc in next st, dc in next st* 5 times, switch to C2, repeat * to * 6 times, switch to C1. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 36dc

Round 4: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, * 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts * 5 times, switch to C2, repeat * to * 6 more times, switch to C1. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. 48dc

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Round 5: With C3 join with a sl st into last st of C1 on round 4, ch4, tr in same st, ch2, 2tr in next st should be 1st st of C2 in round 4, * (dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts) 2tr in next st, ch2, 2tr in next st * 3 times, ( ) once, Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. 16tr, 24dc, 16hdc, 4 ch2 sps

Round 6: ch3, dc in next st, * dc, tr, ch2, tr, dc in next ch2 sp, dc in next 14 sts * 3 times, dc next 12 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 8tr, 64dc, 4 ch2 sps Finish Off.

Round 7: With C1 join with a sl st to any ch2 corner sp, ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in same sp, * ([switch between C1 & C2 depending on what your last st was in, dc in next 2 sts] 9 times), 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 sp * 3 times then ( ) once more. Switch to C1 & join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 88dc, 4 ch2 sps Finish Off. Note: the corners will always be C1 if colors switching is done right.
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Round 8: With C3 joining with a sl st in any ch3 sp, ch2, hdc, ch2, 2hdc in same sp, * (hdc in next 22 sts) 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in ch2 sp * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch2. 104hdc, 4ch2 sps Finish Off.

Round 9: Note: color placement isn’t exactly important but if you want it to look like the picture then start in a corner ch2 sp that lines up with the color changes from the first 4 rounds. Also the colors are changed in the corner ch sts. If this doesn’t work out for you you can change them at the end of the side or at the end of the ch2.
With C1 join in a corner ch2 sp with a sl st, ch2, hdc in same st, ch1, switch to C2, ch1, 2hdc in same ch2 sp, * hdc in next 26 sts, 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in next ch2 sp, hdc in next 26sts *, 2hdc in next ch2 sp, ch1, switch colors, ch1, 2hdc in same ch sp, then * to *. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch2. 120hdc, 4 ch2 sps Finish Off.

Round 10: With C3 join with a sc in any ch2 sp, 2sc in same sp, * (sc in next 30 sts), 3sc in next ch sp * 3 times then ( ) once more. 132sc Finish Off. Weave in ends.


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