Posted on Leave a comment

Maxine Circle in A Square

112 Shares

Maxine Circle in A Square ~

Free Crochet Pattern

Maxine Circle in A Square is the 12th Square in the Squaring The Circle CAL 2018! She is fun, down to earth and all around awesome. This square can also be used for other projects and will always be available. Enjoy!

Maxine Circle in A Square | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #freecrochetpattern #freecrochetalong

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
Not important for this project

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
Sp = space
dctog = double crochet together

Special Stitches
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.

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DETAILS FOR THE SQUARE IN THE SQUARING THE CIRCLE

including all the links to every square!

Maxine Circle in A Square | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #freecrochetpattern #freecrochetalong

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Working With A

Chain 4, slip stitch to form a ring
Round 1: Chain 4,
* 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.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

Join B with a Slip Stitch into any chain 1 space

Round 2: Hdc in same chain 1 space,
* chain 1, skip next dc,
hdc in next chain 1 space, *
repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch in top of 1st hdc. (12 hdc, 12 Chain 1 Spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

Join C with a slip stitch in any Chain 1 space

Round 3: * Tr around RND 1 dc, hdc in next hdc, *
repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch into 1st tr. (12 hdc, 12 tr)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

Join A with a slip stitch in any tr

Round 4: Chain 5 (Counts as hdc and chain 3), * skip next hdc, hdc in next tr, chain 3, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the into 2nd chain of chain 5. (12 hdc, 12 ch 3 spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

Join B with a slip stitch into any Chain 3 space

Round 5: Dc, working behind chain 3 space tr in RND 3 skipped hdc,
dc into same chain 3 space,
FPdc around next hdc of RND 4,
* work (dc, working behind chain 3 space,
tr in RND 3 skipped hdc, dc) into next chain 3 space,
Fpdc around next hdc of RND 4, *
repeat from * to *;
join with slip stitch into top of 1st dc. (24 dc, 12 FPdc, 12 tr behind chain 2 sp)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

Squaring

Join A with a slip stitch in any FPdc

Round 6: Chain 3,
work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into same FPdc as join,
* chain 3, sc in next FPdc,
chain 3, sc in next FPdc,
chain 3, work Corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next FPdc, *
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.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

Join C with a slip stitch in any Corner Chain 2 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. (25 dc on each side = 100 dc & 4 Corners)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

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.

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

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.

Click HERE to purchase the pdf (including photo tutorials for your convenience.)

MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com MAXINE Circle in A Square | American Crochet @americancrochet.com

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

Maxine Circle in A Square | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #freecrochetpattern #freecrochetalong

 

112 Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.