Friday, February 12, 2021

Sweetheart Square Update


I've updated the Sweetheart Square pattern with new charts for each round and alternate instructions for Round 16 without the 2-FPdc clusters. You can still find the original pattern on my blog here- https://www.draiguna.com/2020/08/sweetheart-square.html

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Sweetheart Square

This pattern has 17 rounds and measures about 5” in diameter.
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.

Materials Needed

size 10 crochet thread in 2 colors-
color 1- 60-70 yards 
color 2- 10-15 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors


Stitch Abbreviations
beg- beginning
BPdc- back post double crochet
BPsc- back post single crochet
ch(s)- chains
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPsc- front post single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet
sc-BLO- single crochet back loop only
st(s)- stitch(es)
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches
2-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

beg 3-dc cluster- ch 2, keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in the same ch-3 space indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

3-dc cluster- keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 3 dc in the ch-3 space indicated, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

4-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the post of each of the next 4 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

special FPdc decrease- (uses the next 4 FP sts), 2-FPdc decrease around the post of next 2 sts indicated, [2-FPdc decrease around the post of same st as second leg of last 2-FPdc decrease made and next st indicated] twice.

3-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

2-FPdc cluster- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc twice around the post of the BPsc indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

picot- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook.

large picot- ch 5, slip st in fifth ch from hook.

Pattern Notes
[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or work enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated.

♥ - repeat the following instructions the amount of times indicated.

( ) - Enclose additional information and the number of stitches at the end of a round.

Symbol Key

Foundation
With Color 1- ch 4, slip st in fourth ch from hook to make a ring.
Round 1
ch 3 (counts as first dc), 15 dc in ring,

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(16 dc)Round 2
ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), dc in same st, skip next dc,
3 dc in next dc, skip next dc,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, skip next dc ♥
slip st to third ch of first dc.
(20 dc, 4 ch-3 spaces)
Round 3
slip st in next ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 8 dc in same space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 
sc in next dc, ch 1,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ 9 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.

Mark fourth dc made for st placement on Round 5.
(36 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 4 sc)
Round 4
ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space),
[BPdc around next dc, ch 1] 7 times, dc in next dc, ch 1,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ dc in next dc, ch 1, [BPdc around next dc, ch 1] 7 times, dc in next dc, ch 1 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(8 dc, 36 ch-1 spaces, 28 BPdc)
Round 5
ch 1, 2 FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 
3-dc decrease in marked dc on Round 3 and next 2 dc on Round 3, sc in next ch-1 space on Round 4, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 2 FPdc around next dc 
(optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc),

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ ch 1, 2 FPdc around next dc, sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 
3-dc decrease in marked dc on Round 3 and next 2 dc on Round 3, sc in next ch-1 space on Round 4, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 2 FPdc around next dc 
(optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc) ♥

sc in first FPdc made to make last ch-1 space.
(28 ch-1 spaces, 16 FPdc, 24 sc, 4 3-dc decreases)
How to make a FPdc (front post double crochet)
1- yo.
2- insert hook from front to back around the post of the st indicated.
3 and 4- yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice to complete the the FPdc.

3-dc decrease in marked dc on Round 3 and next 2 dc on Round 3
1- You’ll be working in the 3 dcs underlined on Round 3, the marked dc and next 2 dc.
2- yo and insert hook in the first dc indicated.
3- yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops on hook)
4- yo and insert hook in the second dc indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops on hook)
5- yo and insert hook in the third dc indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (4 loops on hook)
6- yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook to complete the 3-dc decrease.

Optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc
1- After making the first FPdc, move it forward slightly so you can work behind it.
2- yo and insert hook from front to back around the same st.
3- yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Round 6
ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same st, 
[sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 3 times, FPsc around next 3-dc decrease, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 2,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same st, 
[sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 3 times,FPsc around next 3-dc decrease, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 
FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 2 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(4 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 24 sc, 24 ch-1 spaces, 4 FPsc)

Round 7
ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), dc in same st, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, 
FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 5 times, 
FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ [dc, ch 3] twice in next dc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, 
sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1space] 5 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(8 dc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 24 sc, 20 ch-1 spaces)
Round 8
ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), 3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ dc in next dc, ch 2, 3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(20 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces, 8 ch-3 spaces, 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 20 sc, 16 ch-1 spaces)
Round 9
ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), 2 FPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc, 
2 FPdc around next dc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 FPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc, 2 FPdc around next dc 
(optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(8 dc, 16 ch-3 spaces, 28 FPdc, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 16 sc, 12 ch-1 spaces)

Round 10
ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, ch 3, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, 
FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 2 FPdc around next FPdc 
(optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] twice, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of the 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 
2 FPdc around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, 
ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] twice, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of the 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(16 dc, 16 ch-3 spaces, 36 FPdc, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 12 sc, 8 ch-1 spaces)

Round 11
ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, 
FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2 FPdc around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, 
2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, 
sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, 
FPdc around next FPdc, 2 FPdc around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, 
sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
=(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(32 dc, 20 ch-3 spaces, 32 FPdc, 16 2-FPdc decreases, 8 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces)
Round 12
ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, ch 3, 
2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 3, 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2 FPdc around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc in next dc, 
[ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, 
sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 3, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around next FPdc, 2 FPdc around next FPdc 
(optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, 
ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around same st, sc in next ch-1 space, 
FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next st 
(optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(32 dc, 24 ch-1 spaces, 24 ch-3 spaces, 32 FPdc, 16, 2-FPdc decreases, 8 sc)
Round 13
slip st in next ch-1 space, beg 3-dc cluster in same space, ch 3, 
[3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 3] twice, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, 
5 dc in next sc, ch 3, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, 
[3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 3] 3 times, special FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, 
skip next ch-3 space,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ [3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 3] 3 times, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, 
5 dc in next sc, ch 3, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, 
[3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 3] 3 times, special FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, 
skip next ch-3 space ♥

slip st to top of first 3-dc cluster.
(24 3-dc clusters, 40 ch-3 spaces, 8 4-FPdc decreases, 20 dc, 4 special FPdc decreases)

Beg 3-dc cluster
1- ch 2. 
2 and 3- [yo and insert hook into the same ch-1 space, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. (3 loops on hook)
4- yo and draw through all 3 loops on the hook to complete the beg 3-dc cluster.

3-dc cluster
1- yo and insert hook into the ch-1 space indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops on hook)
2 and 3- [yo and insert hook into the same space, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. (4 loops on hook)
4- yo and draw through all 4 loops to complete the 3-dc cluster.

4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts
1- You’ll be working around the posts of the next 4 FP sts indicated.
2- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the first FP st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, [yo and insert hook from front to back around the the next FP st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times. (5 loops on hook)
3- yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook to complete the 4-FPdc decrease.

Special FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts
1- You’ll be working around the posts of the next 4 FP sts indicated.
2- 2-FPdc decrease around the first 2 FP sts.
3 and 4- 2-FPdc decrease around the post of same st as second leg of last 2-FPdc decrease made and next FPdc.
Round 14
ch 3 (counts as first dc), [3 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next 3-dc cluster] twice, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, dc in next 3-dc cluster, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, 
dc in next 3-dc cluster] twice, ch 3, 3-FPdc decrease around next 3 FP sts, ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ dc in next 3-dc cluster, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next 3-dc cluster] twice, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, dc in next 3-dc cluster, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, 
dc in next 3-dc cluster] twice, ch 3, 3-FPdc decrease around next 3 FP sts, ch 3 ♥

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(100 dc, 16 sc, 16 ch-3 spaces)
3-FPdc decrease around next 3 FP sts
1- You’ll be working around the posts of the next 3 FP sts of the special FPdc decrease.
2- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the first st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.  [yo and insert hook from front to back around the next st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. (4 loops on hook)
3- yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook to complete the 3-FPdc decrease.
Round 15
ch 1, BPsc around same st, BPsc around each of next 8 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, 
[dc in next dc, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in next dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, 
3 dc in next ch-3 space, BPsc around each of next 9 dc, ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ BPsc around each of next 9 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 3 times, 
[dc, ch 1] 3 times in next dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, 
BPsc around each of next 9 dc, ch 3 ♥

slip st to first BPsc.
(72 BPsc, 60 dc, 32 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-3 spaces)
Round 16
ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 8 BPsc, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in next ch-1 space, 
[dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, [dc, ch 3, dc ] in next dc, 
[dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 4 times, dc in each of next 3 dc, hdc in each of next 9 BPsc, 
3 dc in next ch-3 space,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥ hdc in each of next 9 BPsc, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in next ch-1 space, 
[dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, [dc, ch 3, dc ] in next dc, 
[dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 4 times, dc in each of next 3 dc, hdc in each of next 9 BPsc, 
3 dc in next ch-3 space ♥ 

slip st to first hdc, fasten off Color 1.
(72 hdc, 108 dc, 4 ch-3 spaces)

Note- If you want to join the squares together or for an alternate border style click here.

Round 17
Join Color 2 in the back loop of the first hdc made on Round 16, ch 1, sc-BLO (back loop only) in same st, sc-BLO in each of next 18 sts, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook (picot made), sc-BLO in each of next 2 dc, picot, sc-BLO in first ch of next ch-3 space, in next ch of ch-3 space work- [sc-BLO, ch 5, slip st in fifth ch from hook (large picot made), sc-BLO], sc-BLO in last ch of ch-3 space, picot, 

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around
♥  sc-BLO in each of 2 next dc, picot, sc-BLO in each of next 40 sts, picot, sc-BLO in each of next 2 dc, picot, sc-BLO in first ch of next ch-3 space, in next ch of ch-3 space work- [sc-BLO, ch 5, slip st in fifth ch from hook (large picot made), sc-BLO], sc-BLO in last ch of ch-3 space, picot ♥ 

sc-BLO in each of 2 next dc, picot, sc-BLO in each of next 21 sts, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(196 sc-BLO, 16 picots, 4 large picots)


Blocking and Finishing
It is optional but recommended to block your finished piece. Fill a bowl with water and add some liquid starch if you prefer the doily to be lightly stiffened. Soak and gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist on the stitches. Lay it flat on a blocking mat and pin the doily working from the center out to the edges. Allow to dry completely before removing the pins.


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This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it onto your website. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it. This includes making charts, graphs, or videos. Thank you!

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2 comments:

  1. I just finished mine!!
    Absolutely gorgeous pattern . .
    Love all the texture.
    Last year I made the larger version in pink, so this one will compliment nicely.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and give for design!!

    Judy in NC

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  2. Oh this is so pretty! Getting my yarn wound up tonight so I can start it tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing this, it's so beautiful like all your patterns <3

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