This square is from Oombawkadesigncrochet.com and is called All Aflutter. You need to go check out this site. She has everything – patterns, picture tutorials, video tutorials, giveaways, charities, and even parties. I am not going to lie, I just spent over an hour looking at her site and I have things earmarked to go back and read again.
Honestly I have to say this is not my favorite square, I might end up frogging it and using a square from last years CAL to replace it. It is great in multicolor, which is what it was designed for. In a solid color i think it looks to messy in the middle, the motif gets lost.
The square itself is pretty easy to do. What makes it even easier is there is a video tutorial right on the pattern page of how to do it – for both left and right hands. Not enough time to watch the video? No problem, there is a picture that shows what each round is supposed to look like after each rounds instructions!
If you want to see Moogly’s page for this square click here.
To see the original pattern on Oombawkadesigncrochet.com click here.
These are my tips if you want to make the square in a solid color:
Rd 1: Flip after round 1 to start 2 in the right spot.
Rd 3: start where you are – ch1 and sc in back loop of starting spot, sc in back loop of next 3 sts, then pick up at the corner as written.
Rd 4: To start in the middle – ch 1 and sc in starting spot, 3 sc in next st to corner, then pick up at corner as written.
Rd 5: Sl st to corner then work as instructed. Note the ch1 space they want you to work is where you skipped the sl st in the middle of the row.
Rd 6: start where you are, ch 4 and 5 tr in same spot, then pick up at corner as written.
Rd 7: start where you are, ch 2, 5 hdc across back loops, then pick up at corner as written.
Rd 8: start where you are, ch 2, start at 4 hdc of side bar, and then pick up as written.
Rd 9: start where you are, ch 2, 12 hdc in back loops to corner, then pick up as written. (24 sts each side)
Rd 10: repeat Rd 9 (26 sts each side)
Rd 11: repeat Rd 9 (28 sts each side)
Rd 12: repeat Rd 9 (30 sts each side)
Rd 13: repeat Rd 9 (32 sts each side)
**I repeated round 9 for 10 – 13 and ended up with a perfect 12 inches. You could do Rds 12 – 15 in sc but since I am using one color I won’t see all the stripes from the sc rows changing colors.