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Chain Link Sampler Square

 Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This is the first pattern I designed to be specifically a sampler square. 
It has come to my attention that this pattern stitch already exists on another web site. smilePriscilla Hewitt, has come up with this technique first. I had no idea she had come up with this pattern stitch first. Really! She made a sampler square as well.

Materials Needed
Small amount worsted weight acrylic yarn.
Size H/8 or 5mm aluminum crochet hook.
yarn needle

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 4sc=1"
Finished Size: 6"x6"
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Closeup of Sampler Square Stitch

Instructions
ROW 1: Ch26. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch5. Sk next 3 chs. Sc in next ch. Rep from * across. Ch1, turn.

ROW 2: Sc in first sc. *Dc in each of the 3 skipped chains in front of the ch5 sp. Sc in next sc. Rep from * across. Ch1, turn.

ROW 3: Sc in first 2 sts. Insert hook in ch5 lp, sc in next st locking in the ch5 lp. *Ch5. Sk next 3 sts. Insert hook in ch5 lp, sc in next st locking in the ch5 lp. Rep from * 4 times more. Sc in each of the last 2 sts. Ch1, turn.

ROW 4: Sc in first 3 sc. *Dc in each of the 3 skipped sts in front of the ch5 sp. Sc in next sc. Rep from * across, sc in each of the last 2 sts. Ch1, turn.

ROW 5: Sc in first st. *Ch5. Sk next 3 sts. Insert hook in ch5 lp, sc in next st. Rep from * across. Ch1, turn.

ROW 6: Sc in first st. *Dc in each of the 3 skipped stitches in front of the ch5 lp. Sc in next sc. Rep from * across. Ch1, turn.

ROWs 7-22: Rep rows 3-6 until you reach row 22,

ROW 23: Rep row 3.

ROW 24: Rep row 4.

ROW 25: Sc in each of the first 4 sts. *Insert hook in ch5 lp, sc in next st. Sc in each of the next 3 sts. Rep from * 3 times more. Insert hook in ch5 lp, sc in next st. Sc in each of the last 4 sts. Fasten off and weave all ends into back of work.

Design written on Friday, June 02, 2000. Copyright ©2000 By Julie A. Bolduc f101012