Eye of the Yosemite Square
By Mistie Bush
This 6 inch square was designed for the Crochet With Us & AC Mystery Blanket CAL. It is made using Lion Brand Heartland #4 yarn and an H hook. It uses basic stitches along with the Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC).
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland #4, 100% Acrylic – I used Sequoia, Acadia & Yosemite
6 inches lying flat
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Rep = Repeat
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/ Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/ Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC): Front post stitches are raised crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you. You will need a row of stitches to work around to start the FP stitch.
- A post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires.
- Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.)
- Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have 3 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice. One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.
NOTES: On Round 4 do not trc in the chain 1 spaces. If you do your stitch count will not come out correctly.
Make a magic ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc, * ch 2, 3 dc * 2 more times, join with a sl st in top of ch 3. (12 dc, 4 ch 2 sps)
CHANGE COLORS – Join in the ch 2 sp
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, sk next st, * sc in next st, sk next st, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next st * repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st in top of ch 2 sp. (24dc, 4sc, 4 sc, 4 Ch 2 sp)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, * (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in the ch 2 sp, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next 3 sts * repeat from * to * around; join with a sl st in ch 2. (52dc, 8 ch 1, 4 ch 2 sp) total of 68 sts
CHANGE COLORS – Join in dc between ch 1’s
Rnd 4: (On Round 4 do not trc in the chain 1 spaces. If you do your stitch count will not come out correctly) Ch 3, * trc in next st and in each st across to corner, (2trc, ch2, 2trc) in the ch 2 sp * repeat from * to * around, trc in the last 6 sts. (68 trc, 4 ch 2 sps)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, * fpdc in each st across to corner, (2 dc, ch 1, 2dc) in the ch 2 sp * repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st in top of ch 2. (68 fpdc, 4 ch 1 sp, 16 dc) total of 88 sts
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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