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Stable Square

Stable Square is the 22nd 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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Just TWO more squares in the Riverwood Square crochet along anxiously waiting to be debuted! Let me tell you these last two squares have wanted to show themselves for awhile now. It has been hard not letting them arrive early. Are you excited to see all those beautiful squares become one gorgeous blanket? Have you given any thought as to what you will do with your gorgeous masterpiece?

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
FPdc = front post double crochet

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I am still not completely sure what I am doing with mine just yet. Maybe I will have made up my mind by time Faithful joins us.

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
V Stitch – Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in the indicated stitch.

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) – Working in the back loop only of indicated stitch

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

Working with Color A

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 C in any chain 1 space.

Round 2: Chain 2 (See Notes), work 2 hdc in same space, *chain 2, skip next chain 1 space, work 3 hdc in next chain 1 space,* repeat from *to* around;* join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (18 hdc, 6 ch 2 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in 1st hdc of set.

Round 3: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in next 2 stitches, *V stitch in skipped chain 1 space on RND 1, hdc in next 3 stitches,* repeat from*to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (18 hdc, 6 V sts) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in 1st hdc after V stitch.

Round 4: Chain 2 (See Notes), work 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc, *FPdc around 1st dc, V stitch in chain 2 space on RND 2, FPdc around next dc, hdc in next hdc, work 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st hdc. (12 FPdc, 24 hdc, 6 V sts) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in any hdc.

Round 5: Chain 1 (See Notes), sc in same space, sc in each hdc and dc around; join with a slip stitch in 1st sc. (48 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color C in any sc.

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.

Be sure to share your projects with me! I love seeing them!!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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