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Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall

Openwork and solid sections form the design, with a contrasting color design added in surface stitches along the center of the solid circle.

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Materials Used In The Example: About 1/3 oz. worsted weight yarn for the Main Color and a small amount of a contrasting color worsted weight yarn for the center surface crochet, US size H hook
Finished Size: About 7 inches square (without outside round), About 7 1/2 inches square (with outside round added). For an 8 inch square, add one additional outside round in single crochet.
Gauge: 2 dc rows = 1 inch, 7 dc = 2 inches
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, v-st = v-stitch

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time.
How to Crochet in One Loop Only: http://crochet.about.com/library/blbackfrontloop.htm
How to Skip a Stitch: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa071804.htm
V-Stitch: In this pattern, a v-stitch is made by crocheting (dc, ch 1, dc) all in one same stitch.
Photos Showing How To Crochet a V-Stitch: See http://crochet.about.com/library/bl_doll_blanket.htm (scroll down that page for step-by-step photos)

Pattern Directions
Designed by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2006, 2007 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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Starting Chain: chain 26.
Row 1: sc in one loop only of ea ch (the remaining loops will be used when adding the outside round to the finished rows). sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 sc, skip next sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next sc for v-stitch, * (skip next 2 sc, v-stitch in next sc) twice, skip next sc, dc in next sc, skip next sc, (v-stitch in next sc, skip next 2 sc) twice, v-stitch in next sc, skip next sc, dc in each of last 3 sc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, * skip next dc of v-st of previous row, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of v-st), skip ea of next 2 dc, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of next v-st), skip ea of next 2 dc, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of next v-st), skip next dc of same v-st, dc in next dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then dc in ea of last 2 dc.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3.
Row 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, skip next dc of v-st of previous row, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of v-st), skip ea of next 2 dc, * v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of next v-st), skip next dc of same v-st, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, skip next dc, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of v-st), skip ea of next 2 dc, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of next v-st), skip next dc of same v-st, dc in ea of last 3 dc.
Row 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, skip next dc of v-st of previous row, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of v-st), * skip next dc of same v-st, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 9 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, skip next dc, v-st in ch-1 sp (in center of v-st), skip next dc of same v-st, dc in ea of last 3 dc.
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, skip next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, skip next dc of same v-st, (dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 6 times, dc in next dc, skip next dc, v-st in center of next v-st, skip next dc of same v-st, dc in each of last 3 dc.
The photo on the left shows how the square looks before the surface crochet is added along the center of row 7 on the back of the square.
Row 8: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, skip next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, skip next dc of same v-st, * (dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, dc in next dc, skip next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, skip next dc of same v-st, dc in ea of last 3 dc.
Row 9: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, skip next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, skip next dc of same v-st, * skip next dc, v-st in next dc, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 7 dc, skip next dc, v-st in next dc, skip next 2 dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, skip next dc of same v-st, dc in ea of last 3 dc.
Row 10: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, (skip next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, skip next dc of same v-st) twice, * skip next dc, v-st in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next dc, skip next dc, v-st in next dc, (skip next 2 dc, v-st in center of next v-st) twice, skip next dc of same v-st, dc in ea of last 3 dc.
Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Row 3.
Row 13: In this row, you will be working an sc in ea dc and an sc in ea ch-1 sp across the row. Directions written out: ch 1, sc in ea of first 4 dc, (sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc) 3 times, sc in next dc, (sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc) twice, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of last 4 dc.
Used in Outside Round: At the following links, you can see photos showing how to sc around dc post at http://crochet.about.com/library/blscdpost.htm and sc in the remaining loop of ea ch at http://crochet.about.com/od/learncrochet/ss/remloops.htm
Outside Round: ch 1, then working along the next side, sc in the end of the first sc row, work 2 sc around the post of ea dc at end of ea row, sc in the end of the last sc row on this side, ch 2 for corner, sc in the remaining loop of ea ch along the next side, ch 2 for corner, sc in the end of the first sc row, work 2 sc around the post of ea dc at end of ea row, sc in the end of the last sc row on this side, ch 2 for corner, sc in ea sc across the top of the square, sl st in the first sc of this round.

Used in Center Surface Crochet: At the following link, you can see photos showing how to work a stitch around a dc post at http://crochet.about.com/library/blscdpost.htm

Center Surface Crochet: On the wrong side of the square, attach the yarn around the post of the first dc after the first v-stitch of row 7 (open mesh center row of the solid circle). With wrong side of the square facing you, (ch 5, skip next dc post, sl st around next dc post) 3 times altogether. End off. Weave ends through the chain-5 nearest each end to secure and hide the ends.

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For directions and photos showing how to add outside rounds to this square that can be used as a join-as-you-go method for crocheting squares together for an afghan, see http://crochet.about.com/od/eightinchsquares/ss/spcirc.htm

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