Square Motif Pattern #36

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Square Motif Pattern #36

Begin a square by first making a Circle; then establish 4 points an equal number of stitches apart. Increases are made at each point or corner as the rows are made. Practice making a square as follows: Ch 7, join with sl st in ring. 1st row: Ch 2 (count as 1 d c); 15 d c over ring, join with sl st, making 16 d c. This number must be divisible by 4 to produce a square. 2nd row: Ch 4,1 d c after each d c of 1st row, with ch-1 between. Ch 1, sl st in 3rd of ch-4. 3rd row: Sl st to 1st sp, ch 3, 1 d c in same sp, ch 1, 2 d c in every sp with ch-1 after each d c, ch 1, sl st in 2nd of ch-3- 4th row: Sl st to next sp, ch 3, 1 d c in same sp (a corner), ch 1, 1 d c in each of next 7 sps, with ch-1 between, ch 1, 2 d c in next sp with ch-1 between (a corner). Make the other 2 sides and corners to match. Join with sl st in 2nd of ch-3. 5th row: Sl st to center of corner, ch 3, 2 d c in same corner sp with ch-1 between, ch 1, 1 d c in each sp up to next corner with ch-1 between, 3 d c in corner sp with ch-1 after each d c. Repeat around, making 4 sides and corners to match, ch 1, sl st in 2nd of ch-3. This square may be made as large as desired by increas­ing 1 d c in each corner of each row.