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Fairchild Square

Fairchild Square is the 19th 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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Learning how to crochet the Riverwood squares teaches you different ways to place the basic crochet stitches and some specialty stitches. They are simple, fun and quick too. Not to mention the Fairchild Square along with the other Riverwood Square patterns can be worked on, no matter where you are and then seamed together in whatever manner you prefer.

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 inches = 17 dc on Round 7

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
BLO = back loop only
Tr = treble crochet

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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
None

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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 in any chain 1 space.

Round 2: Chain 3 (See Notes), work 4 dc in same space, *chain 3, skip next 2 chain 1 spaces, work 5 dc in next chain 1 space,* repeat from *to* around, join with a slip stitch in 1st dc. (20 dc, 4 ch 3 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in 1st dc after chain 3 spaces.

Round 3: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in next 4 dc, *(working behind RND 2) BLO tr in dc on RND 1, work 2 BLO tr in next dc on RND 1, BLO tr in next dc on RND 1, hdc in next 5 dc,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (20 hdc, 16 BLO tr) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color C in 3rd hdc.

Round 4: Chain 1 (See Notes), *work 2 sc in same hdc, sc in next 3 stitches, work 2 sc in next tr, sc in next 4 stitches,* repeat from *to*; join with a slip stitch in 1st sc. (44 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in any stitch.

Round 5: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in same sc, *BLO hdc in next 10 stitches, work 2 hdc in next sc,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (8 hdc, 40 BLO hdc) 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 C 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 B 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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