Friends Around The World 1 Year Anniversary CAL

Stars and Stripes

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Hi all! Welcome to my world of Craftymama Creations!

I can’t believe my week is here already! Being a part of this incredible group of talented designers is an absolute dream come true. The design process, the testing, the translations has been an incredible experience I will never forget. I have to take a minute to thank the amazing team who brought this idea to fruition and have worked so hard behind the scenes to put this all together. I have learned so much from all of you!

This textured square was designed so that it can be created in one solid color or you can change colors at any round. The possibilities are endless. I write for the beginner crocheter in all of my designs as I believe it’s important to understand patterns and terms first before trying to decipher the shorthand writing included on the inside of most yarn wrappers :). On many (soon to be all) of my patterns you will find lots of pictures, photo tutorials, and lots of helpful hints, as well as alternate yarns with yardage used.  Listed below the pattern are alternative yarns and hook sizes needed to obtain gauge. I have found that DK yarn is very similar to the Caron Simply Soft in thickness needed to obtain gauge so if you are using DK yarn, please follow the hook size used for the CSS brand. Final measurement of this square is 12″ X 12″, 39 sts by 39 sts.

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Materials I used:

  • Red Heart Super Saver in light Orchid
  • Size “H” (5.00 MM) hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 

NOTES:

  1. This pattern is written for the beginner
  2. This pattern includes a full picture tutorial to help you along the way
  3. This pattern is written in US terminology for the right handed crocheter
  4. This pattern is part of the “Friends Around the World” 1 Year Anniversary CAL
  5. Numbers in parenthesis at end of round states how many stitches.
  6. Stiches located within brackets will be repeated by X number directly after bracket
  7. Beginning chains count towards stitch count
  8. Gauge: 8 DC sts= 2”; 4 rows= 2”
  9. Includes alternate yarn and hook choices to achieve your 12” square
  10. This pattern and all photos contained within are copyright CMC2016 and may not be shared or sold without my consent.
  11. Feel free to contact me via email craftymamacreations2014@gmail.com or via Facebook www.facebook.com/craftymamacreations2014 (faster response time via fb) with any questions or comments.
  12. Follow me at www.craftymamacreations.wordpress.com for new pattern releases and/or updates, contests, giveaways, spotlights on other designers and much, much more!

Abbreviations:

HDC– half double crochet

DC- double crochet

FPDC- front post double crochet- insert hook from front to back around the post of the stitch, YO (yarn over), complete your double crochet stitch

FPHDC- front post half double crochet- insert hook from front to back around the post of the stitch, YO, complete your half double crochet st

BPHDC- back post half double crochet- insert hook from back to front around the post of the st, YO, complete your half double crochet st

ST(S)- stitch(es)

SL ST- slip stitch

CH- chain

SP– space

JN- join

RD– round

WFL (also known as FLO)– work in the front loop of the stitch only, not both loops you’d use with a normal stitch

 

 

SQUARE:

 

  1. CH 4
  2. DC 11 sts in first ch, sl st to 4th ch to jn rd, ch 3 (12)
  3. [FPDC, DC] X 11, FPDC over ch from previous rd, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to jn rd, ch 3 (24)                                                           20160213_105508
  4. [FPDC, DC 2 sts] X 11, FPDC, DC, sl st to top of ch 3 to jn rd, ch 3, (36) 20160213_105856
  5. [FPDC, DC 3sts] X 11, FPDC, DC 2 sts, sl st to top of ch 3 to jn rd, ch 3, turn over so you are working from the wrong side (48) 20160213_110303
  6. WFL- DC in same st as your ch 3, [DC 2 sts, HDC 7 sts, DC 2 sts, 2DC+ch2 +2DC (corner created)] X 3, DC 2 sts, HDC 7 sts, DC 2 sts, 2DC+ch 2 in beginning corner space, sl st to top of ch 3 to jn rd, ch 2, turn back over so are working from the right side of your square now (60)
  7. FPHDC, HDC+ch 2+HDC (in corner space), [FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 5 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, HDC+ch 2+HDC (in corner space)] X3, FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 5 sts, HDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (68)         20160213_122259
  8. FPHDC 2 sts, HDC+ch2 +HDC (in corner space), [FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (76)             20160213_123211
  9. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, HDC+ ch2+ HDC (in corner space), [BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (84)                                                                                          20160213_124010
  10. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC+ ch2+ HDC (in corner space), [FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (92)                                    20160213_130037
  11. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, HDC+ ch2+ HDC (in corner space), [BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC,FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (100) 20160213_132849
  12. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space), [FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (108)
  13. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, HDC+ ch 2+ HDC (in corner space), [BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, BPHDC, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (116)20160213_135912
  14. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC +ch 2+HDC (in corner space), [FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC+ ch 2+ HDC (in corner space)] X 3, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (124)
  15. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, HDC +ch2+ HDC (in corner space), [BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, BPHDC, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (132)
  16. FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 2 sts, HDC +ch 2+ HDC (in corner space), [BPHDC 2 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 2 sts, HDC +ch2 +HDC (in corner space)] X 3, BPHDC 2 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 4 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, FPHDC, BPHDC 3 sts, sl st to top of ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (140)                               20160213_143453
  17. FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 2 sts, FPHDC, HDC+ ch 2+ HDC (in corner space), [FPHDC, BPHDC 2 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, FPHDC, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, BPHDC 2 sts, FPHDC, HDC+ ch 2+ HDC (in corner space)] X 3, FPHDC, BPHDC 2 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC 2 sts, HDC 4 sts, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, FPHDC, HDC 3 sts, sl st to ch 2 to jn rd, ch 2 (148)                                                            20160213_145123
  18. SC 12 sts, [SC+ch2+SC (in corner space), SC 37 sts] X 3, SC+CH 2+SC (in corner space), 24 sts, sl st to ch 2 to jn rd, tie off (156) 20160213_191934

Yarn and Hook Alternatives

BRAND HOOK SIZE
RHSS H (5.00 MM)
Caron One Pound G (4.50 MM)
Caron Simply Soft I (5.50 MM)
Bernat Super Value H (5.00 MM)

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Stars and Stripes

  1. Ik ken hem; hedeiljk!!Vanraag lees ik de tekst, dat kan bij deze :>) Heb hem aan alle vier mijn kinderen doorgestuurd.Ook al kennen ze hem al. Ik vind hem onbetaalbaar.

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