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Back-roads Square

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Back-roads Square is the 11th square in the Riverwood Square Crochet Along Series! Make several of this square to make a blanket or use it for other projects. Enjoy!

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Squares, squares, squares are you ready for some more squares? There are about 14 more squares anxiously awaiting their debut. Hope you are enjoying the crochet along with me <3

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Red Heart Chic Sheep, #4 Worsted; Color A (VIP), Color B (Suede), Color C (Polo), Color D (Linen), 20 yards (roughly)

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm), scissors, stitch markers and blunt needle

Measurement
9 inches

Gauge
4″ = 17 dc on Round 7

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
BLO = back loop only
FPtr = front post treble crochet
Tr = treble crochet
CL – cluster

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Notes
Chain 1 at beginning of round does not count unless otherwise stated.
Chain 2 at beginning of round counts as a hdc unless otherwise stated.
Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as a dc unless otherwise stated.

Corner – work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)

Special Stitches
Cluster: Work 4DCtog (work 4 double crochet together)

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Instructions

COLORS: A – VIP; B – Suede; C – Polo; D – Linen

Working with Color C
Chain 4 (See Notes), slip stitch to form a ring
Round 1: Chain 4 (See Notes), *dc, chain 1,* repeat around 11 more times; join with a slip stitch into 3rd chain of chain 4. (12 dc, 12 ch 1 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B with a slip stitch between any dc.

Round 2: Work 4 dc Cluster in same stitch as join, *chain 1, work 4 dc Cluster in next chain 1 space,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st dc Cluster. (12 dc CL, 12 ch 1 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in top of 2nd hdc of 3 hdc set.

Round 3: Chain 3 (See Notes), dc in same stitch, chain 1, *FPTR around RND 3 tr, skip next hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc, skip next hdc, chain 1,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st dc. (24 dc, 12 tr, 12 ch 1 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in 1st tr.

Round 4: Chain 3 (See Notes), dc in dc, FPtr around next dc, dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 stitches, FPtr around next dc, dc in next dc * repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st dc. (36 dc, 12 FPtr) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color C in any dc after FPtr.

Round 5: Chain 3 (See Notes), dc in next dc, *(work behind RND 4) tr in skipped hdc on RND 3, dc in next 3 stitches,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st dc. (12 tr, 36 dc) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in any stitch.

Round 6: Chain 3 (See Notes), work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into same stitch as join, (FIRST CORNER), *chain 3, skip next 3 stitches, sc in next stitch, chain 3, skip next 3 stitches, sc in next stitch, chain 3, skip next 3 stitches, work Corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next stitch,* repeat from *to* around 2 more times; join with a slip stitch into 3rd chain of chain 3. (4 corners, 8 sc, 12 ch 3 sp) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in any chain 2 Corner space.

Round 7: Work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same corner space, *dc into next 3 dc, work 4 dc into next chain 3 space, dc in next sc, work 5 dc into the next chain 3 space, dc in the next sc, work 4 dc into next chain 3 space, dc into next 3 dc, work Corner,* 2 more times; join with a slip stitch into 1st dc. (21 dc on each side = 84 dc & 4 Corners) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color C in any chain 2 Corner space.

Round 8: Chain 1 (doesn’t count), *work corner (See Notes), BLO dc in each dc across,* repeat from *to* 3 more times; join with a slip stitch in 1st dc. (16 dc, 25 BLO dc = 100 BLO dc, 4 ch 2 spaces) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in any chain 2 Corner space

Round 9: Chain 1 (doesn’t count), *work 3 hdc in the corner chain 2 space, hdc in each stitch around,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in in top of 1st hdc. (128 hdc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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