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MOSAIC SQUARE

1947

 

 

This crocheted square can be made either of Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton or of No. 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton. When joined to­gether the squares form bedspreads, cloths, scarves, pillows and chair sets.

The * is used in repeating .  “repeat from*”  means to repeat everything that follows the last * Chain = ch; single crochet=sc; double crochet =dc; treble crochet = tr; slip , stitch = sl st.

 

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS: Unbleached Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton in (500 yard) skeins and a No. 8 steel crochet hook or No. 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton and a No. 10 steel crochet hook.

 

Each square requires approximately 47 yards of heavy cotton or 31 yards of fine cotton.

 

SQUARE (5˝ X 5˝ INCHES IF MADE OF HEAVY COTTON; 4 X 4 INCHES IF MADE OF FINE COTTON)

 

1ST ROUND: Ch 8, join with a sl st into a ring, ch 9, 1 tr (thread twice around hook for a tr) into the ring, ch 5, 1 tr into the ring; repeat from * 5 times, ch 5, a sl st in the 4th st of the ch 9 at beginning of round (there will be 8 chain loops in round).

 

2ND  ROUND: A sl st in next chain loop, ch 3, work a 2 joined dc petal in same chain loop as last, sl st as follows: (thread over, draw up a loop in same chain loop as last sl st, thread over, draw through 2 loops) twice, thread over, draw through all 3 loops on hook (this completes the 2 joined dc petal), * ch 3, work a 3 joined dc petal in same chain loop as last petal as follows: (thread over, draw up a loop in same chain loop as last petal just completed, thread over, draw through 2 loops) 3 times, thread over, draw through all 4 loops on hook (this completes the 3 joined dc petal), ch 3, a 3 joined dc petal in next chain loop; repeat from around, end with ch 3, a sl st in top of first petal at beginning of round (there will be 16 petals in round).

 

3RD ROUND: A sl st in each of the next 2 chain sts, ch 9, 1 tr in next (ch 3) loop,  ch 5, 1 tr in next chain loop; repeat from * around, end with ch 5, a sl st in the 4th st of ch 9 at beginning of round.

 

4TH ROUND:  Ch 3, 5 dc in next chain loop, 1 dc in next tr; repeat from around, end with 5 dc in next chain loop, a sl st in top st of the ch 3 at beginning of round.

 

5TH ROUND: A sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, 1 tr in next dc, ch 7, another tr in same dc as last tr, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, a sl st in each of the next 5 dc; repeat from around, end with ch 5, skip next 3 dc, a sl st in each of the next 2 .dc, a sl st in the end sl st of last round.

 

6TH ROUND: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as last sl st, * skip next 2 sl sts, 7 dc in next chain loop, 1 sc in same chain loop as last dc, work (1 sc, 9 dc and 1 sc) in next chain loop, (1 sc and 7 dc) in next chain loop, skip next 2 sl sts, 1 sc in next st; repeat from around, end with skip the remaining 2 sl sts, a sl st in the first sc of round.

 

7TH ROUND: A sl st in each of the next 9 sts, ch 16, * skip next 4 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 10, work a 2 joined long stitch as follows:   thread 4 times around hook, skip next 4 dc, draw up a loop in next sc, (thread over, draw through 2 loops) 4 times, thread 4 times around hook, skip next 17 sts, draw up a loop in next Sc, (thread over, draw through 2 loops) 4 times, thread over, draw through all 3 loops on hook (this completes  the 2 joined long stitch), ch 10; repeat from * around, end with ch 10, skip next 4 sts, 1 long stitch (thread 4 times around hook for a long stitch) in next sc, a si st in 6th st of the ch 16 at beginning of round. 8TH ROUND: Ch 3, 10 dc in next chain loop, 1 dc in next dc, 10 dc in next chain loop, 1 dc in next 2 joined long stitch, 10 dc in next chain loop, turn, a sl st in each of the first 4 dc, ch 5, skip next 6 dc, work (1 tr, ch 7 and 1 tr) in next dc, ch 5, skip next dc, a si St in each of the next 4 dc, ch 3, turn, (1 dc, ch 3 and 1 dc) in next chain loop, ch 3, (1 sc, 9 dc and 1 sc) all in next chain loop, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3 and 1 dc) in next chain loop, ch 3, skip next 3 sl sts, a sl st in next sl st, 1 dc in next dc of last round, 10 dc in next chain loop, 1 dc in next 2 joined long stitch; repeat around, end with 10 dc in next chain loop, a sl st in the top st of the ch 3 at beginning of round; break off. This completes one square.

 

BLOCKING:   Stretch and pin each square to the correct size and shape on a padded surface {see Detail of Square (PICTURE AT TOP OF PAGE)}. Cover with a damp cloth and steam with a warm iron; remove when dry.

 

JOINING THE SQUARES: Thread a sewing needle with the crochet cotton. Tack the center -dc of the 9 dc group at corner of first square to the corresponding St on another square (see A on Detail of Square) break off. Skip next ch 3 space, join thread in next dc (see B on Detail), overcast the squares together across to (C on Detail); break off. Tack the center dc of the 9 dc group at corner of both squares together; break off. All the squares are joined in rows and then the rows are joined together (see Detail of Joined Squares).

 

 

 

 

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