Pinwheel

 12 inch square

By Chris Simon
Copyright
2002

Materials
Worsted weight yarn
H hook or size needed for gauge.

First 3 rounds measure approximately 4 inches square.

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Stitch Guide:

fpdc - YO, insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times.

Note: All fpdc stitches in this pattern are vertical. The pattern is a pinwheel arrangement, with each quadrant having vertical bars on its right half and smooth double crochet stitches on its left half. Ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st, fpdc in next st, dc in next st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, dc in next st, fpdc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (7 stitches per side)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below, dc in next 3 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below, dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (11 stitches per side)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) two times, dc in next 5 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) two times, dc in next 5 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (15 stitches per side)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) three times, dc in next 7 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) three times, dc in next 7 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (19 stitches per side)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) four times, dc in next 9 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) four times, dc in next 9 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (23 stitches per side)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) five times, dc in next 11 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) five times, dc in next 11 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (27 stitches per side)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) six times, dc in next 13 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, fpdc in next dc, (dc in next st, fpdc in fpdc below) six times, dc in next 13 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (31 stitches per side)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st 15 times, dc in next st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 15 times, dc in next st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp. (35 stitches per side)

Measure work. If square measures 11 inches, use Rnd 10A. If square measures 11 1/2 inches, use Rnd 10B.

Rnd 10A: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each dc and each ch 1 sp, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each dc and each ch 1 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more. Finish off.

Rnd 10B: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp, * 3 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more. Finish off.

Posted with designer's permission.