I've Been Framed

 7 inch square

By Phyllis Glaz
Copyright
2002

Materials

Worsted weight yarn:
Color A: white
Color B: blue
Color C: red
Crochet hook: size H or size needed for gauge
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Skill level: easy

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Special stitches:
Beginning dc cluster (beg dc cl): ch 3, (yo, insert hook in sp indicated, draw up a loop and pull through, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice); yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

3 dc cluster
(3 dc cl): (yo, insert hook in sp indicated, draw up a loop and pull through, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times; yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Dc cluster
(dcl): ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, draw up a loop and pull through, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same st, draw up a loop and pull through, yo and draw through 2 loops, draw through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Directions:

With color C, ch 4, join to form ring.

Rnd 1
: Ch 4, (dc, ch.1) 7 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 2
: Sl st into sp; beg 3 dc cl, (ch 3, 3 dc cl) 7 times, ch 3, sl st in top of beg cl. Finish off color C.

Rnd 3
: Join color A with sl st in any ch 3 sp; ch 3, (2dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp [ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner]; repeat between [ ]ís 2 times; ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 4
: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, [(2 dc, ch 3. 2 dc) in corner; dc in next 11 sts]; repeat between [ ]ís 3 times, ending last repeat with 8 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 5
: Ch 1, sc in same st; sc in each st around (15 sc on each side), working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off color A.

Rnd 6
: With color B, sl st in each st around; join with sl st in same sp as beg sl st. Finish off color B.

Rnd 7
: With color A and working in same sts of round 5, sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in center st of corner 3 sc group.

Rnd 8
: Flip square over and work on wrong side for this round only. Join color B with sc in 1st st to right of ch 1 sp in corner; dcl, sc in next sc; [( ch 2, skip next st, sc in next sc) 9 times, dcl]; repeat between [ ]ís 3 times, omitting last dcl; join with sl st in first sc. Finish off color B.

Rnd 9
: Flip square over and work on right side. Join color A with sc in 1st sc to left of corner dcl; [(dc in skipped st behind ch 2 loop, sc in next sc) 9 times; working behind corner dcl, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 1 sp), sc in next st]; repeat between [ ]ís 3 times; join with sl st in 1st sc. Finish off and weave in ends.