Sweetheart Square- Written Pattern

 

This square measures about 5".
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
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.

Instructions

ch 4, slip st in first ch 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, ♥ [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, skip next dc, repeat from ♥ around, 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 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, [9 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1] around, 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, ♥ dc in next dc, ch 1, [BPdc around next dc, ch 1] 7 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from ♥ around, slip st to third ch of first dc.
(8 dc, 36 ch-1 spaces, 28 BPdc)

Round 5- ch 1, FPdc twice 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, FPdc twice around next dc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), 

♥ ch 1, FPdc twice 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, FPdc twice around next dc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), repeat from ♥ around, sc in first FPdc made to make last ch-1 space.
(28 ch-1 spaces, 16 FPdc, 24 sc, 4 3-dc decreases)

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, 

♥ 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, repeat from ♥ around, 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, 

♥ [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, repeat from ♥ around, 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, 

♥ 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, repeat from ♥ around, slip st to third ch of first dc.
(20 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces, 8 ch-3 spaces, 8 2-FPdc decreases, 8 FPdc, 20 sc, 16 ch-1 spaces)

Round 9- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), FPdc twice around next dc, FPdc around next dc, FPdc twice 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, 

♥ dc in next dc, ch 3, FPdc twice around next dc, FPdc around next dc, FPdc twice 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 ♥ around, 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, FPdc twice around next FPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, FPdc twice around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc twice 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, 

♥ dc twice in next dc, ch 3, FPdc twice around next FPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, FPdc twice around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc twice 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 ♥ around, 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, dc twice in next dc, ch 3, FPdc twice 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, FPdc twice around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc twice 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, 

♥ dc twice in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, FPdc twice 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, FPdc twice around next FPdc (optional- work second FPdc behind the first FPdc), ch 3, dc twice 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 ♥ around, 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, FPdc twice 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, FPdc twice 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, 

♥ dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 3, FPdc twice 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, FPdc twice 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 ♥ around, 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, 

♥ [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, repeat from ♥ around, 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)

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, 
♥ 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, repeat from ♥ around, slip st to third ch of first dc.
(100 dc, 16 sc, 16 ch-3 spaces)

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, 
♥ 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, repeat from ♥ around, slip st to first BPsc.
(72 BPsc, 60 dc, 32 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-3 spaces)

Round 16- slip st in next BPsc, ch 1, 2-FPdc cluster around same st, 2-FPdc cluster around each of next 7 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, dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2-FPdc cluster around each of next 8 BPsc, 5 sc in next ch-3 space, skip next BPsc, 

♥ 2-FPdc cluster around 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, dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2-FPdc cluster around each of next 8 BPsc, 5 sc in next ch-3 space, skip next BPsc, repeat from ♥ around, slip st to first 2-FPdc cluster, fasten off color 1.

If you want to join the squares together skip the next Picot Border round and continue with 
Round 17.
(64 2-FPdc clusters, 96 dc, 20 sc, 4 ch-3 spaces)

Picot Border- join color 2 in the back loop only (BLO) of the same st, ch 1, sc-BLO in same st, sc-BLO in each of next 7 2-FPdc clusters, sc-BLO in each of next 10 dc, 

♥ picot, sc-BLO in each of next 2 dc, picot, sc in first ch of next ch-3 space, in center ch of ch-3 space work- [sc, large picot, sc], sc in last ch of ch-3 space, picot, sc-BLO in each of next 2 dc, picot ★★, sc-BLO in each of next 41 sts, repeat from ♥, 3 times more, ending at ★★, sc-BLO in each of next 23 sts, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(192 sc-BLO, 16 picots, 4 large picots)

Square 1 Round 17-
Join color 2 in any corner ch-3 space on Round 16, 
ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 1, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1] 3 times, [skip next 3 2-FPdc clusters, 3 dc in next 2-FPdc cluster, ch 1] twice, skip next 5 sc, [3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 3 2-FPdc clusters] twice, [3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 3 dc] 3 times, 

♥ [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next corner ch-3 space, ch 1, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1] 3 times, [skip next 3 2-FPdc clusters, 3 dc in next 2-FPdc cluster, ch 1] twice, skip next 5 sc, [3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 3 2-FPdc clusters] twice, [3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 3 dc] 3 times, repeat from ♥ around, 3 dc in same ch-3 space as first dc, dc in third ch of first dc to make last ch-3 space.

(144 dc, 44 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-3 spaces)

Square 1 Round 18
ch 1, in same 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] 11 times, 
♥ in 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] 11 times, repeat from ♥ around, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

(156 sc, 52 ch-2 spaces)

Square 2 Round 17- 
Follow the same instructions as Square 1.

Square 2 Round 18-
ch 1, in same 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] 11 times,

Place the working square over the previous square so the wrong sides are together and the right sides are facing out, 

2 sc in next corner ch-3 space, ch 1, slip st into the corner ch-2 space of previous square, 2 sc in the same corner ch-3 space of working square, sc in next dc, ch 1, slip st into the next ch-2 space of previous square, ch 1, skip next dc of working square, sc in next dc, [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc, ch 1, slip st into next ch-2 space of previous square, ch 1, skip next dc of working square, sc in next dc] 11 times, 

2 sc in next corner ch-3 space, ch 1, slip st into the corner ch-2 space of previous square, 2 sc in the same corner ch-3 space of working square, continue to work Round 2 as for Square 1, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Square 3 Round 17
Follow the same instructions as Square 1.

Square 3 Round 18-
ch 1, in same 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] 11 times,

2 sc into next corner ch-3 space, ch 1, slip st into the corner ch-2 space of previous square, ♥ 2 sc in the same corner ch-3 space of working square, sc in next dc, ch 1, slip st into the next ch-2 space of previous square, ch 1, skip next dc of working square, sc in next dc, [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc, ch 1, slip st into next ch-2 space of previous square, ch 1, skip next dc of working square, sc in next dc] 11 times ♥♥, 

2 sc into next corner ch-3 space, ch 1, slip st into the corner ch-2 space of the next corresponding square, repeat from ♥ to ♥♥ once, 
2 sc in next corner ch-3 space, ch 1, slip st into the corner ch-2 space of previous square, 2 sc in the same corner ch-3 space of working square, continue to work Round 2 as for Square 1, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

For additional squares if joining to 1 square follow the instructions for Square 2, and if joining to 2 squares follow the instructions for Square 3.

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