Friday, April 2, 2021

Easter Egg Square

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Easter Egg Square

Number of rounds- 20
Finished Size- 6 1/2"
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
special picot- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 1.

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.

3-FPsc decrease- insert hook from front to back around the post of the first FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, [insert hook from front to back around the post of the next FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

5-FP/BPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc and BPdc on hook, FPdc around each of the first 2 FP sts indicated, BPdc around the next sc, FPdc around each of the next 2 FP sts indicated, yo and draw through all 6 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.

picot- ch 2, slip st in second 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.

Text highlighted in this color means that there are photos and additional information below.

Symbol Key

Foundation
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 into next ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in same ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 
sc in next dc, ch 3,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ 5 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3 ★

slip st to third ch of first dc.

(20 dc, 8 ch-3 spaces, 4 sc)
Round 4
ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space), [BPsc around next dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 3, 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 1 (special picot made), 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ dc in next dc, [BPsc around next dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, special picot, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3 ★

slip st to third ch of first dc.

(8 dc, 16 ch-1 spaces, 12 BPsc, 8 ch-3 spaces, 8 sc, 4 special picots)
How to make a back post single crochet (BPsc)
1 and 2- Insert hook from back to front around the post of the st indicated.
3- yo and pull up a loop.
4- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook to complete the BPsc.
Round 5
ch 1, 2 FPdc around same dc, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 1, 
2 FPdc around next dc (optional- work the second FPdc behind the previous FPdc),

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ ch 5, 2 FPdc around next dc, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 1, 2 FPdc around next dc (optional- work the second FPdc behind the previous FPdc) ★

ch 2, dc in first FPdc to make last ch-5 space.

(16 FPdc, 20 ch-1 spaces, 16 sc, 4 ch-5 spaces)
How to make a front post double crochet (FPdc)
1- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the st inidcated.
2- yo and pull up a loop.
3- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
4- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook once more to complete the FPdc.
Round 6
ch 1, sc in same ch-5 space, ch 2, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, 
FPdc around same st (the same FPdc the second leg of the last 2-FPdc decrease made was worked around), [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space ] 5 times, ch 1, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st (same FPdc the last FPdc made was worked around) and next FPdc (optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made),

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ ch 2, [sc, ch 2] twice in next ch-5 space, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same st, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 1, 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, sc in same ch-5 space as first sc, ch 1, sc in first sc to make last ch-2 space.

(28 sc, 12 ch-2 spaces, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 24 ch-1 spaces)
Round 7
ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), dc in same ch-2 space, 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 FP 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 ch-2 space, 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 FP 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 4 ( counts as first dc and ch-1 space), 5 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, 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 FP 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, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, 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 FP st (optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ★

slip st to third ch of first dc.

(28 dc, 24 ch-1 spaces, 8 ch-3 spaces, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 20 sc)
Round 9
ch 5 ( counts as first dc and ch-2 space), 2 FPdc around next dc, FPdc around each of next 3 dc, 
2 FPdc around next dc (optional- work the second FPdc behind the previous FPdc), 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 sc, ch 1] 3 times, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP 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, FPdc around each of next 3 dc, 2 FPdc around next dc (optional- work the second FPdc behind the previous FPdc), 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 sc, ch 1] 3 times, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP 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, 8 ch-2 spaces, 36 FPdc, 8 ch-3 spaces, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 20 sc, 16 ch-1 spaces)
Round 10
ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st, ch 3, FPdc around each of next 7 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 ch-1 space] 3 times, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP st (optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, FPdc around each of next 7 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 ch-1 space] 3 times, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP st (optional- work first leg of 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, 16 sc, 12 ch-1 spaces)
Round 11
ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, 
FPdc in each of next 3 FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 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 sc, ch 1] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP 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 decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc in each of next 3 FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 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 sc, ch 1] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP st (optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3 ★

slip st in third ch of first dc.

(32 dc, 16 ch-3 spaces, 16 2-FPdc decreases, 20 FPdc, 12 sc, 8 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, 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2-FP sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, 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, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] twice, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP 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, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2-FP sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, 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, 
[ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] twice, FPdc around next FPdc, 
2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FP 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, 32 ch-1 spaces, 24 ch-3 spaces, 20 sc, 16 2-FPdc decreases, 12 FPdc)
Round 13
slip st into next ch-1 space, beg 3-dc cluster in same space, ch 3, [3-dc cluster in next ch-3 space, 
ch 3] twice, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3-FPsc decrease around next 3 FP sts, ch 3, 
skip next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, [3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 3] 3 times, 
2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts FPdc around same st, skip next sc, sc in next sc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next 2 FP st (optional- work first leg of 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3,

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

slip st in first 3-dc cluster.

(24 3-dc clusters, 40 ch-3 spaces, 12 sc, 4 3-FPsc decreases, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc)
How to make a 3-FPsc decrease
1- insert hook from front to back around the post of the first FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
2- insert hook from front to back around the post of the second FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
3- insert hook from front to back around the post of the third FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop. (4 loops on hook)
4- yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook to complete the 3-FPsc decrease.
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, ch 9, 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,
5-FP/BPdc decrease around next 5 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, ch 9, 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,
5-FP/BPdc decrease around next 5 sts, ch 3 ★

slip st to third ch of first dc.
(72 dc, 16 ch-3 spaces, 8 sc, 4 ch-9 spaces, 4 5-FP/BPdc decreases)
How to make a 5-FP/BPdc decrease
1- You will be working around the posts of the 5 sts circled in the first photo.
2- yo, insert hook from front to back around the post of the first FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remaining on the hook)
3- yo, insert hook from front to back around the post of the second FP st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops on hook)
4- yo, insert hook from back to front around the post of the next sc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (4 loops on hook)
5- yo, insert hook from front to back around the post of the second FP st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (5 loops on hook)
6- yo, insert hook from front to back around the post of the second FP st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (6 loops on hook)
7- yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook to complete the 5-FP/BPdc decrease.
Round 15
ch 1, BPsc around same dc, BPsc around each of next 8 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space,
dc in next ch-9 space, in same space work- [ch 1, dc] 6 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 space,
BPsc around each of next 9 dc, ch 5,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ BPsc around each of next 9 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next ch-9 space,
in same space work- [ch 1, dc] 6 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, BPsc around each of next 9 dc, ch 5 ★

slip st to first BPsc.

(72 BPsc, 52 dc, 24 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-5 spaces)
Round 16
ch 1, hdc in same BPsc, 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] twice, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc,
[dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 3 dc, hdc in each of next 9 BPsc,
5 hdc in next ch-5 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] twice, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc,
[dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 3 dc, hdc in each of next 9 BPsc,
5 hdc in next ch-5 space ★

slip st to first hdc, fasten off and weave in ends.

(92 hdc, 80 dc, 4 ch-3 spaces)
Round 17
Join color 2 in the center ch of any corner ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in same ch,
sc in last ch of same ch-3 space, sc-BLO in each of next 43 sts, sc in first ch of next corner ch-3 space,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ in the next ch work- [sc, ch 3, sc], sc in last ch of same ch-3 space, sc-BLO in each of next 43 sts,
sc in first ch of next corner ch-3 space ★

sc in same ch as first sc, ch 1, hdc in first sc to make last ch-3 space.

(188 sc, 4 ch-3 spaces)
Round 18
ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 1, skip next 3 sc,
[3 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc] 11 times,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ in next corner ch-3 space work- [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc], ch 1, skip next 3 sc,
[3 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc] 11 times ★

3 dc in same corner ch-3 space as first dc, ch 1, hdc in third ch of first dc to make last ch-3 space.

(156 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-3 spaces)

Round 19
ch 1, 2 sc in same space, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc,
[sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc] 12 times,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ in the next corner ch-3 space work- [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc], sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc, [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc] 12 times ★

2 sc in same ch-3 space as first sc, ch 2, slip st to first sc.

(168 sc, 56 ch-2 spaces)
Round 20
slip st in next 2 sc and into next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1,

{dc in next ch-2 space, in same ch-2 space work- [ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook
(picot made), dc] 4 times, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1} 6 times,

dc in next corner ch-2 space, in same ch-2 space work- [picot, dc] 5 times, ch 1,

Repeat from ★ to ★ around
★ sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1,

{dc in next ch-2 space, in same ch-2 space work- [picot, dc] 4 times, ch 1,
sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1} 6 times,

dc in next corner ch-2 space, in same ch-2 space work- [picot, dc] 5 times, ch 1 ★

slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

(28 sc, 144 dc, 116 picots, 56 ch-1 spaces)
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.

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, and videos. Thank you!

© 2021 Draiguna

5 comments:

  1. <3 Thank you so much! I'm loving all the squares :D

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  2. These are gorgeous! Lovely for Easter and Mother's Day! Thank you so much!

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  3. love this pattern, thank you so much...i am dutch but i can easy follow your pattern, thank you Martha

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  4. these are so beautiful thanks for sharing this with us.Somebody through all my lovely doiley patterns away while I was in rehab/hospital it hert me alot.This means so much to me. THANK YOU.

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