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Center Cross Square

Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This square is perfect to use as an afghan square. You would get a very dramatic look if you used one color for all squares in the afghan. Or you could use it in a smaller project such as a placemat or pillow.

Materials Needed
Worsted weight yarn in white. Red Heart was used in the example
Size H/8 or 5mm aluminum crochet hook
yarn needle

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc = 1"
Finished Size: 6¼"x6¼"
Skill Level: Beginner

Instructions
RND 1: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3, dc in ring. ch3. *2dc in ring. Ch3. Rep from * 2 times more. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch3. Dc in next dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in ch3 corner sp. *Dc in next 2 dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next ch3 corner sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Ch3. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next ch3 corner sp. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. *Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next ch3 corner sp. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in next dc. [Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next ch3 corner sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp.] *Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep bet [] once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5: Ch3. Dc in next dc. [Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next ch3 corner sp. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp.] *Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep bet [] once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 6: Ch3. Dc in next dc. [Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next ch3 corner sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. sk next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch2. Sk next ch2 sp.] *Dc in each of the next 2 dc. rep bet [] once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Design written on Wednesday, December 06, 2000. Copyright ©2000 By Julie A. Bolduc f101013