While living in Bellevue, WA I was member of The Crochet Guild of Puget Sound (roughly 2004-2005). With three small children I only made it to a few of the meetings. At one of the meeting we learned how to do a crochet a quilt square. At the time there were no good written instructions on how to do this. I went home from that meeting and decided I can write the instructions on how to do this and I did. I wrote written instructions and drew a diagram. I place those directions along with the square inside a plastic binder page in a binder with other projects I done or want to do.
It’s now 2009. We have moved away from Bellevue. Over the last 4-5 years I have flip past the page where I wrote down the instructions. The other day I flipped past that page again and decided it was time to see how well the instructions written. Could I recreate the square?
Color A (cream)
Row 1: dc in 5t ch from hook, * ch 1 sk ch, dec in next ch* repeat 6 times; you will have 6 holes, turn
Row 2: ch 3, dc in dc, [ch 1, sk ch, dc in dc across] ( 5 dc), 5 holes, turn
Row 3: (This is your decrease side) sl st in ch, sl st in dc, ch 3, dc in dc, [*ch 1, sk ch, dc in dc* across] (3 dc), ch 1 sk ch, dc in ch 4 holes, turn
Row 4: ch 3, dc in dc, [*ch 1, sk ch, dc in dc* across] (3 dc), 3 holes, turn
Row 5: : sl st in ch, sl st in dc, ch 3, dc in dc, ch 1, sk ch, dc in dc, ch 1 sk ch, dc in ch, 2 holes, turn
Row 6: ch 3, dc in dc, 1 hole, finish off
Here’s a diagram of the first section (sorry this is the only picture I have for now)…
Color B (dark green)
Start on the chain row on the decrease side (the side that looks like steps). Attach yarn in 2nd ch from dc.
Row 1: ch 3, *sk ch, dc in dc, ch 1* across 6 holes, turn
Row2-6: see rows 2-6 in 1st color
Color C (RED)
Start 2nd chain of the last row of the color A (cream)
Row 1: working on the straight edge of color A: ch 3, *sk sp, dec where row turns, ch 1* across
Row 2-6 same as Color A
Color D (white)
Start 2nd ch of color C (so you will be working towards the center of square)
Row 1: ch 3, sk sp, *dc at intersection of row, ch 1, sk sp* across (5 dc)
Turning: dc in intersection of 1st row of color B, ch 1, dc in next intersection of color B, turn
Row 2: *ch 1, sk sp, dc in dc* to decrease side, turn
Row 3-4: rows 1-2