This square was designed in loving memory of my father-in-law Don Pierce, who passed away in the spring of 2000.
Designed by Bonnie Pierce © 2000
RH 4 ply Color A = Aran, Color B = County Blue, Color C = County Rose
Crochet Hook: Size F and G or size needed for gauge. Size G for edging.
Gauge: Each Square = 6"
Skill level: Intermediate.
Blocking: Block lightly and briefly with a warm damp pressing cloth on the reverse side of the square with med-hot iron.
Bullion Stitch (Bullion St.):
Yo 10 times LOOSELY, EVENLY, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, even with the 10 loops, yo, draw through all 12 loops, (wiggling the hook and rolling the yarn back and forth) - Bullion should be about 1/2".
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(Yo 3 times), insert hook in sp, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) 4 times, working loosely to be even with working round.
With Color A and Size F hook ch 4. Join with a sl st. Ch 1
11 sc in ring. Join with a sl st. Ch 1
Work 15 sc over sc of Round 1. Join with a sl st. FO Color A
With Color B join in any sc. Ch 3, work (10 yo bullion in next st, ch 1) 16 times. Join with a sl st in top of first bullion. Unravel first ch 3. FO Color B. 16 Bullions
Join Color C with a sl st in ch 1 space. Ch 1, sc in same space, (ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp) Continue around. Join with a sl st in first sc.
Slip st in ch 3 sp, sl st into ch 5 space, ch 3, work 8 dc in same ch 5 sp, *skip next ch 3 sp, work 9 dc in next ch 5 sp. Continue from * around. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. FO Color C. Eight 9 dc petal groups.
Join Color A in space between two 9 dc petal groups, *ch 6. Working behind 9 dc petal groups, sl st in next ch 3 sp from Round 4, ch 6. Do not sl st in space between 9 dc petal groups above this ch 3 sp. Sl st in space between next 9 dc petal groups. Continue from * around. Join with a sl st in first sl st. Eight ch 6 spaces, four unused ch 3 spaces in Round 4..
With size G hook sl st into ch 6 sp. *Work 6 sc in sp, 6 sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3 for corner. Continue from * around. Join with a sl st in first sc.
Ch 3, dc in each sc across, in corner sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc,). Dc across each side (14 dc). FO Color A
Join in Color B with a sl st in st to left of corner, sl st loosely across to corner, *sl st in corner (dtrc in ch 3 loop on Round 4) 2 times, sl st in corner, sl st across. Continue from * around. Join with a sl st in first sl st. FO Color B
Join Color A in corner with a sl st, (working between loops 2 dtrc of previous round and working over ch 2 sp of Round 8) ch 4, hdc. Sc across working in same sts as Round 9, 18 sc. Work corner (hdc, ch 2, hdc), sc across, 18 sc. Continue around, join with a sl st. FO Color A
Join in Color B, 3 sc in corner, 20 sc across
Finish off and weave in all ends.
This page last revised October 04, 2008
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