Moroccan Square #9

 

This is the last square in the Moroccan Square series. It has a central pattern and the rest of the square is worked at the back of the central motif. Very easy square and also using back post stitches.

Next week I will share borders that can be used for your projects. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed the patterns. I have another series in the pipeline, but I will keep you posted. My book on different squares will also be released in May 2017 and I will share the info shortly.

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The Afrikaans version is also on the site at http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

 

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Moroccan Square #8

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The dense interesting centre is formed by cluster and chain layers that gradually develops into and open lacy structure. I have used all the basic stitches but nothing complicated. It is an easy pattern with a lovely motif.

Get the free pattern by clicking on this link

The Afrikaans pattern is aslo available on the same website http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

Moroccan Square #4

This one is, in my opinion, the easiest of all the squares. I have used all the basic stitches, but also included clusters and popcorn stitches. The corners are formed working three double treble crochet stitches together in the designated stitches as explained in the pattern. By following the diagram it should not be a problem.

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Use the  link to the pattern in American crochet Terminology.

The Afrikaans is also available on the same website.

 

 

 

Moroccan Square #1

This the first free Moroccan square pattern in the 9 squares in 9 weeks series. I have worked the squares in Vinnis Nikkim 100% cotton DK, but please feel free to it in any DK yarn of choice in the colours you prefer. I did the squares because of the stash I built up during the years of making books and writing patterns, but I must admit I love the dense texture of Vinnis in squares. I will love to see squares in other yarn as well. There are so many wonderful options and brands to choose from. The pattern is also available in Afrikaans on Vrouekeur’s website and are illustrated with diagrams.

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The pattern is rated relative easy – with the assumption that you know the basic crochet stitches. In this pattern you will also use the puff stitch and the spike stitch.

Please use the following link to the free pattern: http://www.vrouekeur.co.za/english/english-patterns/moroccan-crochet-square-1.

Enjoy it and show it!

Window Flower pattern

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This flower is worked in both rows and rounds. I have used it in the latest pattern for Vrouekeur magazine (20 November 2015). The pattern is very simple and written clear, but I thought some step by step photos will make it much easier.

Abbreviations used in this pattern (American crochet terminology):

ch – chain stitch, dc – double crochet stitch, rep – repeat, sc – single crochet stitch, sp – space, ss – slip stitch, st – stitch, tr – treble stitch

 

Stitch explanations:

tr = treble: yarn twice over hook, insert hook in next stitch and pull a loop, (yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops) 3 times.

Pattern:

Row 1: Start with 16 ch, 1 dc in the 9th ch from hook, 2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 4 ch, skip 3 ch, ss in 1st ch, turn.

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Row 2: 5 ch, skip ss and 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, (2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next dc)twice, 2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn.

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Row 3: 5 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the nect dc, (2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the next dc) 3 times, 2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the next ch, turn.

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Row 4: 4 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the next dc, (2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the next dc) 3 times, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next ch, turn.

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Row 5: 4 ch, skip (1 ch, 1 dc, 2 ch), 1 dc in next dc, 2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next dc, skip 2 ch and 1 dc, 1 tr in next ch.

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Do not turn, but continue in the rounds as follows:

Round 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 sc over the tr, 4 sc in next sp, 3 sc in next sp, 4 sc in next sp, 5 sc in next sp, 4 sc in next sp, 5 sc in next sp, (3 sc in the next sp)twice, (4 sc in next sp)twice, 3 sc in next sp, ss in the 1st sc (= 48 sc).

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Round 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in every sc, ss in 1st sc.

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Round 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, *3 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, rep from * to end, ending with ss in 1st sc.

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Round 4: ss in the next 2 ch, 1 sc in the same sp, *6 ch, 1 sc in the next sp, rep from * to end, ending with ss in the 1st sc.

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Round 5: ss in the next sp, 3 ch, 7 dc in the same sp, *1 sc in the next sp, 8 dc in the next sp, rep from * to end, ending with ss at the top of 3 ch. Fasten off. (= 8 petals).

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