Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch

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ROUND 1: With CA ch4, 2dc in 4th ch from nook, ch 2 * 3dc in same ch, ch2 * 3 times. Join with a sl st in top of beg ch4. Finish Off. 12dc, 4 ch2 sp

ROUND 2: 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 counts as a dc, 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 counts as a dc, 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 ( ) oince more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish Off. 36dc, 8 ch1 sps

Round 5ROUND 5: You will NOT be skipping any stitchesin 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 * 3 times then ( ) once.. 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 5, ch3 counts as a dc, 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: 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 5you 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: You will be skipping stitches that correspond 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 6 sts 4 times, omitting the last 2 sc. 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 counts as a hdc, 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

Language

US Terms US Terms

Skill Level

Intermediate

Size

6 Inch Square

Gauge

Afte round 3 piece measures 3" wide.

Materials Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors - CA & CB
  • 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
  • fphdc - front post half double crochet
  • fpdc - front post double crochet
  • fphdc - fropnt post half double croceht
  • fpdtr - front post double triple crochet