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Hype Square

Hype Square is the 21st 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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Oh my goodness! We only have 3 squares left in the Riverwood Square crochet along. How do you feel about that? Are you excited to see all those beautiful squares become one gorgeous blanket? Are you happy that the crochet along is coming to an end or are you sad? In my opinion we should all be happy. We have accomplished making a beautiful blanket one square at a time and now we get to decide if we are keeping the masterpiece or giving it as a gift.

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
Ex sc = extended single crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet

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I haven’t fully decided on what I am doing with mine just yet. Which is a little odd this go around. Normally I know the future of my blanket before it ever gets finished. haha I have a few amazing customers that typically buys my projects before they are ever finished. Then there are times I know that I will be gifting that particular project once it is finished and I have collected all necessary information for the pattern end of things.

Do you sell your items, gift them to family or friends or do you gift them to charity?

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
Exsc (Extended Single Crochet) – Pull up a loop in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining two loop 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.

BLO (Back Loop Only) – Work in the back loop of indicated stitch

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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 2 (See Notes), hdc in same space, work 2 hdc in each chain 1 space around;* join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (24 hdc) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in any hdc after skipped dc.

Round 3: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in next hdc, *dc in skipped dc on RND 1, hdc in next 2 hdc,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (24 hdc, 12 dc) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color C in any hdc before dc.

Round 4: Chain 1 (See Notes), exsc in same stitch, *FPdc around RND 3, exsc in next 2 hdc, chain 1, skip next dc, exsc in next 2 hdc,* repeat from *to* around, ending with exsc in last hdc; join with a slip stitch in 1st exsc. (24 exsc, 6 FPdc, 6 ch 1 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in any exsc after FPdc.

Round 5: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in next 4 stitch, * work 3 dc in skipped stitch on RND 4, hdc in next 5 stitches,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (18 dc, 30 hdc) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in any middle dc.

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 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. 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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