Tilt-a-Whirl

 12 inch square

By Chris Simon
Copyright 2003

Materials
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.

Starting Asymmetric Corner - (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated space or stitch.

Asymmetric Corner - (2 dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated space or stitch.

Notes:

A) The corners are unusual in this pattern. Watch out! They have 2 dc, a space and then only ONE dc! Be careful not to put a second dc on the left hand side of that corner, or you'll throw your stitch count off and have a terrible time finding out where you went wrong.

B) All fpdc stitches in this pattern slant from upper right to lower left. The pattern has slanted ridges covering each quadrant.

C) I know that it looks like a lot of counting here, but the pattern will become very obvious and easy after the first few rows.


Instructions:

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: Starting Asymmetric Corner in same stitch as joining. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next dc. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (7 stitches per side)

Rnd 3: Starting Asymmetric Corner in corner ch 2 space. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around fpdc in Rnd 2. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next corner ch 2 space.
Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (11 stitches per side)

Rnd 4: Starting Asymmetric Corner in corner ch 2 space. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around fpdc in Rnd 3. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next fpdc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next corner ch 2 space.
Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (15 stitches per side)

Rnd 5: Starting Asymmetric Corner in corner ch 2 space. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around fpdc in Rnd 4. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. (Skip next two dc, fpdc around next fpdc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc) two times. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (19 stitches per side)

Rnd 6: Starting Asymmetric Corner in corner ch 2 space. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around fpdc in Rnd 5. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. (Skip next two dc, fpdc around next fpdc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc) three times. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (23 stitches per side)

Rnd 7: Starting Asymmetric Corner in corner ch 2 space. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around fpdc in Rnd 6. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. (Skip next two dc, fpdc around next fpdc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc) four times. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (27 stitches per side)

Rnd 8: Starting Asymmetric Corner in corner ch 2 space. * # Skip next dc, fpdc around fpdc in Rnd 7. Working behind fpdc, dc in skipped dc, dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. (Skip next two dc, fpdc around next fpdc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc) five times. Skip next two dc, fpdc around next dc. Working behind fpdc, dc in 2nd skipped dc (one dc remains unworked), dc in top of same stitch as fpdc, dc in next dc. # Asymmetric corner in next corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in top of starting ch 3. Sl st loosely in next st, sl st into corner ch 2. (31 stitches per side)

Back to "normal" corners now!

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.