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Pattern Introduction
Openwork center design crocheted square.

The example is crocheted with a multicolor yarn called Monet, Red Heart brand.

Photo copyright 2005 by Sandi Marshall

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This square has an openwork center, based on the Antique Spider Design.

If you find that you need help with this pattern, my extra photos for this design may help, at: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa021206.htm

Materials I crocheted the sample shown in worsted weight yarn, using a U.S. size G crochet hook, which results in a 7 inch square. I used Red Heart brand Multicolor yarn in color: Monet.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space
Directions
Foundation Chain: Chain 31.
Row 1: Working in one loop only of each chain for the entire row: Dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in ea of next 5 chains, (ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next ch) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 chains. (2 solid mesh, 5 open mesh, 2 solid mesh)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 dc. (2 solid mesh, 5 open mesh, 2 solid mesh)
Row 3: ch 5 (counts as first dc and a ch-2), skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc (which is the 4th dc of previous row), ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) twice.
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