Windowpane

 12 inch square

By Chris Simon
Copyright 2004

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

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Instructions:

Note:
This square starts out with four rows worked side to side, then switches to working in rounds.


Row 1: Ch 18, dc in 9th ch from hook. (Ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn. Skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc. (Ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc) twice. Ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of ch sp at end of row.

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

End of side-to-side part. Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same corner space. 3 sc in each ch 2 space to next corner. (5 sc in corner space, 3 sc in each ch 2 space to next corner) 3 times. 2 sc in same corner as starting. Sl st in starting sc.

Your square should look something like this:


Note: Be careful not to make the slip stitches in Round 2 too tight. You'll need to be able to stitch into them!

Rnd 2: (Sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sl st in center sc of Rnd 1 corner) 3 times. Sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sl st in starting sl st.

Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, 2 tr in next st. (Ch 2, 2 tr in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 2 tr in next st) 3 times. Ch 2, 2 tr in next st, dc in next 6 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 4: Ch 5, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (dc, ch 5, dc) in corner ch 2 space.
* (Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st) 5 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (dc, ch 5, dc) in corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * 3 times.
(Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st) 2 times, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 5.

Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 5: Ch 5, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 2, (dc, ch 5, dc) in corner ch 5 space.
* Ch 2, dc in next dc, (Ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc) 6 times, ch 2, (dc, ch 5, dc) in corner ch 5 space. Repeat from * 3 times.
Ch 2, dc in next dc, (Ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 5.

Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 6: Sl st into next ch 2 sp. Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch 2 sp. 3 sc in each ch 2 sp, 7 sc in each corner ch 5 space around. Sl st in starting sc.

Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 14 sts, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 30 sts. Repeat from * 3 times. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 15 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Your square should look something like this:


Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in back loop only (BLO) of same st, sc in BLO of next 16 dc. * 3 sc in corner ch 3 sp, sc in BLO of next 34 dc. Repeat from * 3 times. 3 sc in corner ch 3 sp, sc in BLO of next 17 dc, sl st in first sc.

Your square should look something like this:


Measure your square. If square measures 11 inches, use Rnd 9A. If square measures 11 1/2 inches, use Rnd 9B.

Rnd 9A: Ch 3, dc in next 17 sc. * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, dc in next 36 sc. Repeat from * 3 times. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, dc in next 18 sc. Finish off.

Rnd 9B: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 17 sc. * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 36 sc. Repeat from * 3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 18 sc. Finish off.