Monday, February 14, 2022

Higher Love Square



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Higher Love Square

Finished size- 5"
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.

Materials Needed
size 10 crochet thread in 2 colors
Color 1- 50-75 yards
Color 2- 15-20 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors

Stitch Abbreviations
BPdc- back post double crochet
ch(s)- chain(s)
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPhdc- front post half double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet
slip st- slip stitch
st(s)- stitch(es)
tr- treble crochet

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

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

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

2-FPslip st decrease- insert hook from front to back around the post of each of the next 2 sts indicated and pull up a loop (3 loops should be on the hook), draw the last loop on hook through the first and second loops on hook.

Picot- ch 3, slip st in third 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.

 and ❣  - repeat from to ❣  the amount of times indicated.

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

Optional- If section is underlined it is optional to work the underlined FP st or the last FP st behind the previous FP stitch made.
Example- 2 FPdc around next FPdc, you should work the second FPdc behind the first FPdc made.

Symbol Key
Instructions


Foundation

With Color 1- ch 4, slip st in fourth ch from hook to make a ring.

Row 1

Note- the ch-1 space and hdc at the end of each row count as a ch-3 space.

ch 3, in ring work- [3 dc, ch 1, hdc], ch 3, turn.

(2 ch-3 spaces, 3 dc)

Row 2- Right Side

2 FPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc, 2 FPdc around next dc, ch 1, hdc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, turn.

(2 ch-3spaces, 5 FPdc)


Row 3- Wrong Side

2 BPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, hdc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, turn.

(2  ch-3 spaces, 7 BPdc)

Row 4- Right Side

2 FPdc around next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same BPdc (same BPdc as second leg of last 2-FPdc decrease made) and next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, 2 FPdc around next BPdc, ch 1, hdc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, turn.

(3 ch-3 spaces, 6 FPdc, 2 2-FPdc decreases)


Row 5- Wrong Side

2 BPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around next FPdc, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, BPdc around next FPdc, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, hdc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, turn.

(2 ch-3 spaces, 6 BPdc, 2 2-BPdc decreases, 3 sc)

Row 6- Right Side

4-FPdc decrease around next 4 BP sts, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next sc, slip st in next sc, ch 2, dc in next ch-1 space, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 BP sts, ch 3, 

Slip st in next ch-3 space, do not turn.

(2 ch-3 spaces, 2 4-FPdc decreases, 2 dc, 2 ch-2 spaces, 1 slip st)

Round 1

For this round you will be working in the ch-3 spaces along the sides of the heart, in the foundation ring at the bottom, and in the 2 ch-2 spaces at the top-

ch 1, sc in same ch-3 space, ch 1, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1] twice, 

In the foundation ring at the bottom work- [sc, ch 3, sc],

ch 1, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1] 3 times, 

Working in the ch-2 spaces on Row 6 at the top- sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space,

ch 1, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 

Slip st to first sc.

(16 sc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 8 ch-3 spaces)


Round 2

Slip st into next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 2,

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

Slip st to first sc.

(12 sc, 16 ch-2 spaces, 24 dc)

Round 3
Slip st in next 2 chs of ch-2 space and in next dc, ch 1, FPdc around same dc, 2-FPdc decrease around same dc and next dc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same dc and next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 3,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ around-
♥ FPdc around next dc, 2-FPdc decrease around same dc and next dc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same dc and next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 3 ♥

Slip st to first FPdc.

(16 FPdc, 16 2-FPdc decreases, 16 ch-3 spaces)

Round 4

ch 1, 2-FPslip st decrease around same FPdc and next 2-FPdc decrease,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, 2-FPslip st decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, 2-FPslip st decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 2, 3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 2, 2-FPslip st decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space , ch 2, 2-FPslip st decrease around next 2 FP sts ♥

ch 1, sc to first 2-FPslip st decrease to make last ch-2 space.

(12 sc, 32 ch-2 spaces, 16 2-FPslip st decreases, 12 dc)

Round 5

ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, [sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2] twice, dc in next ch-2 space, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-2 space, 2 FPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc, 2 FPdc around next dc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-2 space, dc in next ch-2 space , ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space ♥

ch 1, sc in first sc to make last ch-2 space.

(16 sc, 16 ch-2 spaces, 4 picots, 8 dc, 16 hdc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 20 FPdc)

Round 6

ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥ dc in next ch-2 space, ch 7, dc in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, ch 2 , sc in next ch-2 space ♥

Slip st to first sc.

Mark first ch -7 space made for st placement on Round 8.

(8 sc, 8 dc, 4 ch-7 spaces, 8 ch-2 spaces, 16 hdc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 28 FPdc)

Round 7

Slip st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as first dc),

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  in next ch-7 space work- [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc], dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, ch 2 , dc in next dc ♥

Slip st to third ch of first dc.

Mark first ch-3 space made for st placement on Round 9.  

(8 dc, 24 sc, 8 ch-3 spaces, 8 ch-2 spaces, 16 hdc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 24 FPdc, 8 2-FPdc decreases)

Round 8

Slip st in each of next 3 sc and into the marked ch-7 space on Round 6 directly below and working behind the ch-3 space on Round 7, ch 1, sc in same ch-7 space,


Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  ch 4, sc in next ch-2 space on Round 7, ch 2, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 2, 3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 2, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, FPdc around next FPdc, 2 FPdc around next FPdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space , ch 4, sc in next ch-7 space on Round 6 after the first 3 sc already in that space and working behind the ch-3 space on Round 7 ♥

Ch 1, dc in first sc made to make last ch-4 space.

(12 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces, 16 ch-2 spaces, 16 hdc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 24 FPdc, 8 2-FPdc decreases)

Round 9

ch 1, sc in same ch-4 space, ch 4, sc in marked ch-3 space on Round 7,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  ch 4, sc in next ch-4 space on Round 8, ch 4, skip next ch-2 space, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 4, FPdc around next dc, 2-FPdc decrease around same dc and next dc, ch 4, 2-FPdc decrease around same dc and next dc, FPdc around same dc, ch 4, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space , ch 4, skip next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space on Round 7 ♥

Tr in first sc made to make last ch-4 space.

(12 sc, 32 ch-4 spaces, 16 hdc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 8 4-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 8 2-FPdc decreases)

Round 10

ch 1, [sc, ch 1, sc] in same ch-4 space,

Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  ch 2, {[sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch-4 space, ch 2} 3 times, dc in next ch-1 space, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch-4 space, ch 2, 2-FPslip st decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 2, 

In next ch-4 space work- [sc, ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 1, sc], ch 2, 2-FPslip st decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 2, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch-4 space, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2 , [sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch-4 space ♥

Slip st to first sc, fasten off Color 1 and weave in ends.

(64 sc, 32 ch-1 spaces, 36 ch-2 spaces, 8 dc, 8 2-FPslip st decreases, 4 ch-3 spaces)

Round 11

Join Color 2 in next ch-2 space, ch 1, in same ch-2 space work- [sc, picot, sc], ch 1, skip next ch-1 space,
 
{skip next ch-1 space, In next ch-2 space work- dc, [ch 2, FPhdc around last dc made, dc] 3 times], ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [sc, picot, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1} twice,

skip next ch-2 space and next ch-1 space,
 
Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 3 times and from  to ❣ once-
♥  In next corner ch-3 space work- dc, [ch 2, FPhdc around last dc made, dc] 5 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space and ch-2 space, [sc, picot, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 

{skip next ch-1 space,  In next ch-2 space work- dc, [ch 2, FPhdc around last dc made, dc] 3 times],  ch 1 , skip next ch-1 space, [sc, picot, sc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1} 3 times, skip next ch-2 space and ch-1 space 

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

(32 sc, 16 picots, 32  ch-1 spaces, 72 dc, 56 ch-2 spaces, 56 FPhdc)


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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