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Hope Circle in A Square

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Hope Circle in A Square ~

Free Crochet Pattern

Hope Circle in A Square is the 18th Square in the Squaring The Circle CAL 2018! I chose to name this weeks square Hope. Not for any reason particular other than it just spoke to me. I love how the stitches and yarn speaks to me. She is quick and easy to stitch up. This square can also be used for other projects and will always be available. Enjoy!

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Designed by Mistie Bush in Collaboration With Joanita Theron

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Red Heart Soft, #4 worsted weight; color A (Charcoal), B (White) & Color C (Sea Foam), 20 yards (roughly)

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: I (5.5 mm), scissors and blunt needle

Measurement
9-inches

Gauge
N/A

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Tr = treble crochet
FPhdc = front post double crochet
FPHB-dc = front post herringbone double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
Sp = space

Notes
Chain 1 at beginning of round does not count unless otherwise stated
Corner – work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)

Special Stitches

Cluster – 4dctog
Working in indicated stitch/space, work (4 double crochet together)

BPDC – back post double crochet
Step 1: yarn over on hook.
Step 2: Insert hook into hole next to the post of the next stitch, on the “hook side” from back to front
Step 3: Bring the hook back to the back of the fabric around the post, to the hole farther from the hook.
Step 4: yarn over and draw through a loop, bringing it through both sides of the fabric. (3 loops on hook)
Step 5: yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remaining on hook)
Step 6: yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

FPDC – front post double crochet
Insert your hook into the front of your work, behind the indicated stitch, and then through your work such that your hook is now at the front of your work again. Pull through final 2 loops on your hook.

Front Post Herringbone Double Crochet
Working around the front of the indicated stitch, YO, insert hook in indicated stitch, YO, draw up a loop and through first loop on hook (2 loops on hook), YO and draw through 1 loop, YO and draw through both loops.

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Instructions

COLORS: A – Charcoal; B – White; C – Sea Foam

Working With A
Chain 4, slip stitch to form a ring
Round 1: Chain 4 (Counts as dc, chain 1),
* dc, chain 1, * repeat around 11 more times;
join with a slip stitch into 3rd chain of chain 3. (12 dc, 12 ch 1 sp)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Join B with a Slip Stitch into any chain 1 space
Round 2: Chain 5 (Counts as 1st Dc, Chain 2 space),
* skip next dc, dc in next chain 1 space, chain 2, *
repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning chain 5. (12 dc, 12 Chain 2 Spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Join C with a slip stitch in any Chain 2 space
Round 3: Chain 3, 3dctog in the same space (counts as 1st 4dctog cluster),
* chain 3, skip next dc, work 4dctog cluster in next chain 2 space, *
repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch into top of 1st Cluster. (12 4dctog Cluster, 12 ch 3 spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Join A with a slip stitch in any Chain 3 space
Round 4: Chain 3 (Counts as 1st dc),
work FPHB-dc around RND 2 dc,
dc into same chain 3 space as join,
chain 1, skip cluster,
* work (dc, FPHB-dc around RND 2 dc, dc) into next chain 3 space,
chain 1, skip cluster, *
repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch in the into 3rd chain of chain 3. (12 FPHB-dc, 12 ch 1 spaces, 24 dc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Join B with a slip stitch into any dc
Round 5: Chain 1 (See Notes),
* dc into same dc as join,
FPhdc around previous FPHB-dc,
dc in next dc, sc in chain 1 space,
dc in next dc, * repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch in top of top of chain 3. (12 FPhdc, 12 sc, 24 dc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Squaring

Join C with a slip stitch in any FPhdc
Round 6: Chain 3 (Counts as DC),
work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into same hdc as join (FIRST CORNER),
* chain 3, sc in next FPhdc, chain 3,
sc in next FPhdc, chain 3,
work Corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next FPhdc, *
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.

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Join A 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.

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

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Join A in any Chain 2 corner space
Round 9: Chain 1 (doesn’t count),
* work 3 dc in the corner chain 2 space,
BPdc around each BPdc and dc, *
repeat from * around;
join with a slip stitch in in top of 1st dc. (29 BPdc, 12 dc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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