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Stitch: Wattle Stitch Afghan Square Pattern
Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 5.00 mm
Stitch Multiple: 3 sts
Finished Measurement: 8″ by 8″
Abbreviations: ch – chain, chs – chains, ch sts: chain stitches, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, ch sp – chain space (the space created by the ch 1 in the previous row), tch – turning chain, R – row
R1: ch 30, beginning in the 3rd ch (Note: the skipped 2 ch sts count as 1 sc) from your hook work: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc), skip the next 2 chs; *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next ch, skip 2 chs* and repeat from * to * across ending with 1 sc in the last ch, turn
R2: ch 1 (Note: the ch 1 counts as 1 sc), skip the 1st sc and the 1st dc and work: *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next ch sp, skip the next sc and the next dc* and repeat from * to * across ending with (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the last ch sp, skip the next sc and then work 1 sc in the top of the tch, turn
Repeat R2 until your piece measures approximately 7.5 inches then proceed to the border instructions.
Ch 1 and begin working down the row ends of the square as follows:
1 sc in each row end, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the starting chain
1 sc in each ch-2 space and 1 sc in each ch where a (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) was worked, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the row ends
1 sc in each row end, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the last row
1 sc in each sc and 1 sc in each dc across – skip all ch 1 sts, finish off and weave in ends
To see how to do finish using an invisible join stitch please visit this tutorial: Invisible Join Technique