New Portland Square

Materials Needed
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in white
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in lavender
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in Amethyst.
Size H/8 or 5mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc = 1"
Finished Size: 7" x 7"
Skill Level: Beginner

Instructions
RND 1: W/lavender. Ch8. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch5. Sc in ring, ch4, 3 times. Join w/slst to first ch of ch5.

RND 2: Slst into the first ch4 sp. Ch4, 7tr in same sp. Ch1. 8tr in next ch4 sp, ch1, 3 times. Join w/slst to top of ch4. Fasten off lavender.

RND 3: Join white in same st as slst. Ch4. (Yo twice, insert hook in next tr, pull up a lp. Yo pull through 2 lps on hook 3 times.) Rep bet () 2 times more. Yo, pull through all lps on hook. [beg tr cluster made: begtrcl] Ch6. ((Yo twice, insert hook in next tr, pull up a lp. Yo pull through 2 lps on hook 3 times.)) Rep bet (()) 3 times. more. [tr custer made: trcl] Work 6 tr next ch1 sp. *Trcl, ch6, trcl. Work 6 tr in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of begtrcl. Fasten off white.

RND 4: Join amethyst in any ch6 sp. Ch3, 4dc, ch2, 5dc in same sp. (Dc in each of the next 3 sts. Hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Dc in each of the next 3 sts.) *5dc, ch2, 5dc in next ch6 sp. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off amethyst.

RND 5: Join white in same st as slst. Ch3. Dc in each st around but work 2dc, ch2, 2dc in each ch2 corner sp around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Design written on Tuesday, February 15, 2005. Copyright ©2005 By Julie A. Bolduc f101018