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Irish Crochet Rose Square Medallion Free Pattern

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Pattern Directions -
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st = stitch
sts = stitches

Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap thread or yarn over hook, pull thread or yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.

Materials: Use thread size of your choice or yarn weight of your choice. Some of the most commonly used sizes are:
Size 10 cotton thread with a size 8 steel hook
Sport weight yarn with a size F hook
Worsted weight yarn with a size G hook

Rose Directions
Rose, Starting Chain: Chain 7. Join (with a slip stitch) to form a circle.
Rnd 1: ch 6 (counts as first ch-3 and first dc), * Dc in circle, ch 3 **, repeat from * to ** 4 more times, join with sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch-6 of round. (There should be 6 ch-3 spaces in this round.)
Rnd 2: * sl st in next ch-3 sp, then work (sc, 4 dc, sc, sl st ) all in same ch-3 sp, skip next dc, **, repeat from * to ** around.
Rnd 3: * ch 4, sl st in last sl st of next petal **, repeat from * to ** around. (If the ch-4 loops are in front of the petals, pull on the chain-4 loops so that they are behind the petals, before working the next round.)
Rnd 4: * sl st in next ch-4 sp, then work (sc, 6 dc, sc, sl st ) all in same ch-4 sp **, repeat from * to ** around.
Rnd 5: * ch 5, sl st to last sl st of petal **, repeat from * to ** around. (If the ch-5 loops are in front of the petals, pull on the chain-5 loops so that they are behind the petals, before working the next round.)
Rnd 6: * sl st in next ch-5 sp, then work (sc, 8 dc, sc, sl st ) all in same ch-5 sp **, repeat from * to ** around.
Square Medallion Directions -
After crocheting rose from directions above, continue with Rnd 1 of Square Medallion directions.
Rnd 1: Sl st in first sl st of next petal, sl st in ea of next 2 sts of same petal, * ch 10, skip 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 10, sc in 3rd st of next petal **, repeat from * to ** around, last repeat will end with an sc in the 3rd st of first petal (same place as where first ch-10 begins).
Rnd 2: Sl st in ea of first 5 ch of next ch-10 sp (to reach the center of the ch-10 sp), * ch 6, sl st in center of next ch-10 sp; next, make a fan, with short rows, as follows: ch 3, turn, 8 dc in ch-6 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in ea of next 7 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of ch-3 at edge of previous short row (one fan completed), ch 9, sc in next ch-10 sp, ch 9, sc in next ch-10 sp **, repeat from * to **, end with a sl st in beginning st of this round. There are four fans in this round.
Rnd 3: Sl st in stitches along side of fan to reach top of fan * ch 9, sc in center of fan, ch 9, sc in last st of fan, ch 9, sc in center of next ch-9 sp, ch 9, sc in center of next ch-9 sp, ch 9, sl st in first st at top edge of next fan **, then repeat from * to ** around.
Rnd 4: 12 sc in ea ch-9 sp around, end with a sl st in beginning st of this round.
Rnd 5: Sl st in ea of first 6 sc of next loop (to reach the center of the loop) * ch 12, sl st in 6th sc (which is the center) of next loop of previous row **, repeat from * to ** around, sl st in beginning st of this round.
Rnd 6: 15 sc in ea ch-12 sp around, end with a sl st in beginning st of this round.
To finish: End off. Weave in ends.

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Based on an antique pattern from the year 1917 (the original pattern instructions are now old enough to be in the public domain). Pattern instructions reworked, rewritten by and copyright 2003 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. If others would like to have the pattern, please give them the URL of this page, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you. Copyright Myths Explained, U.S. Government Copyright Office - http://www.loc.gov/copyright

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