Moroccan crochet square #1

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Here is the pattern for Moroccan crochet square #1

 

Colours used: Vinnis Colours Nikkim DK (50 g balls): Baby Yellow, Kingfisher, Cloud Blue, Green Slate and White.

Crochet hook: 3,25 mm

 

Abbreviations (American Terminology) and stitch explanations:

beg = begin, ch = chain, dc = double crochet, gp = group, hdc = half double crochet,  rep = repeat, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, ss = slip stitch, sp = space, st = stitch, tog = together.

 

Puff stitch:

  1. Wrap the yarn over the hook.
  2. Insert the hook in the stitch and draw a loop the length of a dc.
  3. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw a loop in the same stitch, twice.
  4. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through all the loops.
  5. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through the loop on the hook to secure the puff stitch.

 

Spike stitch:

  1. Insert the hook through the work at the place indicated by the pattern.
  2. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull the loop to the front.
  3. Complete the stitch as usual. Do not pull the yarn too tight or it will deform the work.

 

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Pattern:

With Baby Yellow, crochet 4 ch, join into ring with ss in 1st ch.

1st rnd: 1 ch, 8 sc in ring, ss in 1st sc.

2nd rnd: 3 ch, 2 dc-puff st in the same st, 1 ch, *3 dc-puff st in next sc, 1 ch; rep from * to end, ss in top of beg-puff st. Fasten off.

3rd rnd: with Kingfisher; join yarn in 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, 3 sc in the same sp, 1 sc in next puff st, *3 sc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 sc in next puff st; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc = 32 sc. Fasten off.

4th rnd: with Cloud Blue; 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, skip 1 sc, *1 sc in next sc, 3 ch, skip 1 sc; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc = 16 sps. Fasten off.

5th rnd: with Green Slate; fold work to the front and join yarn in any sc skipped in rnd 4, 3 ch, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in every sc skipped in rnd 4 to end, ss in top of beg-3 ch. Fasten off.

6th rnd: with White; 2 ch, 1 hdc in next 2 dc, 2 hdc in next dc, *1 hdc in next 3 dc, 2 hdc in next dc; rep from * to end, ss in top of beg-2 ch = 40 hdc. Fasten off.

7th rnd: with Green Slate; 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in next 2 hdc, 2 sc in next hdc, (1 sc in next 3 hdc, 2 sc in next hdc) 3 times, 1 sc in next 7 hdc, 2 sc in next hdc, (1 sc in next 3 hdc, 2 sc in next hdc) 3 times, 1 sc in next 4 hdc, ss in beg-sc = 48 sc.

8th rnd: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in next sc, 4 ch, skip 2 sc, *1 sc in next 2 sc, 4 ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.

9th rnd: with Kingfisher; join yarn to the 1st sc of the 2 sc-gp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in next sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in 4 ch-sp, *1 sc in next 2 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in 4 ch-sp; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.

10th rnd: with White; 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in next sc, 3 ch, 1 spike st over shell of 4 ch-sp of rnd 7, 3 ch, *1 sc in next 2 sc of 2 sc-gp (skip sc of shell), 3 ch, 1 spike st over shell of 4 ch-sp of rnd 7, 3 ch; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.

11th rnd: with Cloud Blue; 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 ch, 1 sc in next sc, 4 ch, (1 sc in next spike st, 4 ch, 1 sc between next 2 sc, 4 ch) twice, 1 sc in next spike st, 4 ch, *1 sc in next sc, 5 ch, 1 sc in next sc, 4 ch, (1 sc in next spike st, 4 ch, 1 sc between next 2 sc, 4 ch) twice, 1 sc in next spike st, 4 ch; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc.

12th rnd: ss into 5 ch-sp, 3 ch, 9 dc in the same sp, skip next 4 ch-sp, (4 ch, 1 sc in next 4 ch-sp) 4 times, 4 ch, skip next 4 ch-sp, *10 dc in next 5 ch-sp, skip next 4 ch-sp, (4 ch, 1 sc in next 4 ch-sp) 4 times, 4 ch; rep from * to end, ss in top of beg-3 ch. Fasten off.

13th rnd: with Green Slate; 3 ch, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 5 dc, (3 dc in next 4 ch-sp, 1 dc in next sc) 4 times, 3 dc in next 4 ch-sp, *1 dc in next 5 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 5 dc, (3 dc in next 4 ch-sp, 1 dc in next sc) 4 times, 3 dc in next 4 ch-sp; rep from * to end, ss in top of beg-3 ch. Fasten off.

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