Versatile Frame

 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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Directions:
Rnd 1: With color A, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st to top of beg ch 4.

Rnd 2
: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this round and next), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in first dc (24 dc).

Rnd 3
: Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc, 2dc in next st) 11 times, dc in last st; join to top of first dc (36 dc). Finish off color A.

Rnd 4
: With color C, sl st in each st around; join in same st as first sl st. Fasten off color C.

Rnd 5
: With color A and working in same stitches of round 3, sc in each st around; join to first sc. Finish off color A.

Rnd 6
: Flip piece over and work on wrong side for this round only. With color C, join with sc in any st, (ch 2, skip next st, sc) 17 times, ch 2, sl st in beg sc. Finish off color C.

Rnd 7
: Flip piece over to work on right side. Join color A with sl st in any sc, ch 4; working behind ch 2 loop, dc in skipped sc, (ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped st) 17 times, ch 1; join in 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 8
: Sl st into ch 1 sp, (ch 4, trc, ch 2) in same sp; working in ch 1 spaces, [ 2 trc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, (2 sc) 3 times, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 trc, ch 2], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last (2 trc, ch 2); join with sl st to top of beg ch 4. Finish off color A.

Rnd 9
: Join color B with sc in any corner sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, [(ch 1, skip next st, sc) 9 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 10
: Ch 1, sc in same s, sc in each st and ch around, working 3 sc in each corner ( 21 sc each side); join with sl st in first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Note: This square is intended to frame a favorite decoration in the center. I just embroidered some simple loop stitches. You might want to attach one of these:
an interesting button
    a small fridgie
    a crocheted pin (minus the pin back for safety)
    a crocheted or ribbon flower