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Cathedral Windows Square


Dateline: 7/25/1998

This design reminds me of Cathedral windows.

Below are instructions for making this pattern in a 6" or 8" square, along with examples showing how it looks all in one color or in several variations of brightly colored variegated with black (simulating stained glass).

Cathedral Windows (8" square):

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size G crochet hook

Guage:
4 sc = 1 inch wide
(On rows 2 - 4), each 2 rows = 1 inch high

For starting chain, ch 28.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 sts, * ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in ea of next 3 sts *, repeat from * to * across.
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, * sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across.
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 dc, skip ch 1, skip sc, * 5 dc in ch 3 sp, skip sc, skip ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, skip ch 1, skip sc *, repeat from * to * across.
Rows 5 - 16:(Repeat rows 2 - 4) four more times.
Row 17: sc in ea st across. Do not end off.

Work 2 more sc in last st of row just completed, then, working down the side of the square, work a row of sc, evenly spaced, working in the sides of the dc stitches (working 2 sc in the side of ea dc will work out best). End off. Reattach yarn in edge stitch of other side of square and work a row of sc down this side of the square. (These two edging rows bring the square to 8" wide.)

Cathedral Windows (6" square):

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size G crochet hook

For starting chain, ch 20.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 sts, * ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in ea of next 3 sts *, repeat from * to * across.
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, * sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * across.
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 dc, skip ch 1, skip sc, * 5 dc in ch 3 sp, skip sc, skip ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, skip ch 1, skip sc *, repeat from * to * across.
Rows 5 - 10:(Repeat rows 2 - 4) two more times.
Rows 11, 12:(Repeat rows 2, 3) once.
Row 13: ch 1, * sc in next 3 dc, skip ch 1, sc in sc, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in sc, skip ch 1 *, repeat from * to * once more; sc in next 3 dc. Do not end off.

Work 2 more sc in last st of row just completed, then, working down the side of the square, work a row of sc, evenly spaced, working in the sides of the dc stitches (working 2 sc in the side of ea dc will work out best). End off. Reattach yarn in edge stitch of other side of square and work a row of sc down this side of the square.

Work (ch 1, sc) in last st of row just completed (for corner), then, work a round of sc all the way around the square, working a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner st. Join with a slip stitch in the beginning ch 1 of this round. End off.

This photo gives you an example of one way that you could arrange the colors for this 6" square. This is the harder of the two examples because you have to work with five separate balls of yarn to achieve this, but it's a nice effect. If you wish to try it, roll up two small balls of variegated yarn and three small balls of black yarn. Do not carry colors across the back.

(6" square) Begin with black for the first row and continue in black for the first 3 stitches of row 2; drop black and * attach variegated for the ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, drop variegated and attach black for the dc in ea of next 3 sts *; repeat from * to * once more.

This establishes your color pattern. The last row is worked all in black. When last row is finished, use variegated to work a row down each side. Work finishing round in black also.

The color arrangement in this square is easier to work because you only have one color in a row at a time. For the 6" square: Start with black for first 2 rows, then variegated for next 4 rows, black for 2 rows, variegated for 4 rows, finish with black. Do edging rows in black.

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