Monday, February 4, 2013

Merrian's Square

I have fallen in love wih the Va-Va Victorian colors from the Ravelry group Vanna's Fan Club Va-Va Victorian Swap. Even though I am not a member of the swap, I had to make some squares for myself.
The only Vanna's Choice colors used in this Swap are:
Beige ~ a creamy off white
Burgundy ~ burgundy wine
Cranberry ~ dark red
Dusty Green ~ a dusty kale green
Lamb ~ an off-white, light tender cream (this is Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn)
Olive ~ an olive green
Center Heart Square
Merrian's Granny 
with pattern below

Yarn: Vanna's Choice Burgundy, Lamb and Olive
Crochet Hook - J
Tapestry Needle

Comment: This square was designed as a gift for my fiend Merrian in Ravelry.

*NOTE: If you need to adapt the number of stitches you skip on Rounds 5, 8 and 17, don’t worry. I always seem to make some kind of mistake when I am doing sc’s, and this has always worked out fine. It is a VERY forgiving pattern.

Start with a Magic Circle (Magic Ring)

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc into ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, Ch 2, ) twice, sl st to top of ch 3, sl st to corner. (12 dc, 4 ch 2 sp)

Round 2: Ch 5, 3 dc in same space, ch 1. [(3 dc ch 2, 3 dc) ch 1] in corner, repeat in next corner, in beginning corner, 2dc, sl st to3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (24 dc, 4-ch 2sp, 4-ch 1 sp)

Round 3:Ch 2, 2sc in same sp, (sc in each sp and dc to next corner, 3 sc in corner), repeat 3 times, sc in each sp and dc to next corner, sc in corner, sl st to 1st sc. (40 sc)

Round 4: Repeat Round 3. (48 sc)

*Round 5: Ch 5, 3 dc in same space, *ch 1, ( sk 3 st, 3 dc in next st) repeat to corner, [(3 dc ch 2, 3 dc) ] * in corner, repeat from * to * twice, ch 1, ( sk 3 st, 3 dc in next st) repeat to corner, ch 1, 2 dc in corner, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning chain 5. ( 36 dc, 4-ch 2 sps, 12 -ch 1 sps)

Round 6–7: Repeat Round 3.

*Round 8: Repeat Round 5.

Round 9-16: Repeat Round 3

*Round 17: Repeat Round 5.

Round 18: Repeat Round 3

Using the Tapestry Needle, weave in ends.
This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know of any mistakes.
Reproducing or transmitting this pattern by any means for any purpose other than personal or charity use constitutes a violation of copyright law.

Vanna's busy little crochet pattern slut


  1. Love the colours, forgot to move over so missed a few post xxx

  2. Very pretty......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


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