AYLA CROCHET SQUARE

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Ayla Crochet Square
– Free Crochet Pattern –

This Ayla Crochet Square is part of the Cassiopeia Crochet Throw that consists of 12 unique star, sun and moon designs, each design made twice to complete a 24 square throw. Ayla – a girl’s name of Hebrew, Turkish origin meaning ‘oak tree, or halo, moonlight’.

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Ayla Crochet Square – Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies/Materials:

  • Yarn – Vinnis Colours Nikkim (cotton yarn) – approx 50 – 75 yards (40 – 70 meters)
    (colors listed below in Pattern Notes); Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light.
  • Hook – 3, 50 mm (E) – I used Clover
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations: US Terminology
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)

Gauge:
With yarn listed and 3, 50 mm (E) hook final square should measure 7 inches (18 cm).
However gauge is NOT necessary for this project to be perfect but your squares need to be all the same size.

Finished Size:
Squares – 7 inch (18 cm)

Pattern Notes:
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.

The colorways:

Fire & Ice:

(A) Natural
(B 1) Baby Yellow
(B 2) Pale Blue Green
(C 1) Sunshine
(C 2) Kingfisher
(D 1) Ruby Grapefruit
(D 2) Peacock

Starlight:

(A) White
(B 1) Stone
(B 2) Dunes
(C 1) Slate
(C 2) Old Gold
(D 1) Midnight
(D 2) Olive

Night Skies:

(A) Natural
(B 1) Cappuccino
(B 2) Khaki
(C 1) Aubergine
(C 2) Green Slate
(D 1) Mahogany
(D 2) Navy

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Instructions:

With A – Make a magic circle/or CH 6; SL ST to form a circle.

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 11 DC into ring; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (12 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B – join into any DC with a STANDING DC/or CH 3 (counts as 1 DC).

RND 2: Work 1 DC into SAME DC; SKIP 1 DC; CH 2. (Work 2 DC into next DC; SKIP 1 DC; CH 2) x 5 times; SL ST into STANDING DC or into 3rd of 3 CH. (12 DC; 6 x 2 CH spaces) Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into FIRST DC of a 2 DC group with a STANDING DC/or CH 3 (counts as 1 DC).

RND 3: Work 1 DC into SAME DC; work 1 DC into next DC; work 3 TR into SKIPPED DC of RND 2. *Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC; work 3 TR into SKIPPED DC of RND 2.** Repeat from * to ** 4 more times. SL ST into STANDING DC or into 3rd of 3 CH. (36 STS = 18 DC; 18 TR) Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D – join into any DC after a TR with a STANDING DC/or CH 3 (counts as 1 DC).

RND 4: Work 1 DC into SAME DC; work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC; work 1 FPDC around each of next 3 TR. *Work (2 DC into next DC) twice; work 1 DC into next DC; work 1 FPDC around each of next 3 TR.**

Repeat from * to ** all around. SL ST into STANDING DC or into 3rd of 3 CH. (48 STS = 30 DC; 18 TR)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With A – join into any ST.

RND 5: Work 1 SC into each ST all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (48 SC) Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B – join into any SC with a STANDING HDC/or CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC).

For this round – work into back-loops only.

RND 6: Work 1 HDC into same SC; work 1 HDC into next 3 SC. *Work 2 HDC into next SC; work 1 HDC into next 3 SC.** Repeat from * to ** all around. SL ST into STANDING HDC or into 2nd of 2 CH. (60 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into FIRST HDC of a 2 HDC group (2 HDC worked into SAME SC) with a STANDING DC/or CH 3 (counts as 1 DC).

RND 7: Work 1 DC into same HDC; work 1 DC into next HDC; work 1 TR into RND 5 SC loop of next 3 SC.
*Work 2 DC into next HDC; work 1 DC into next HDC; work 1 TR into RND 5 SC loop of next 3 SC.** Repeat from * to ** all around; SL ST into STANDING DC or into 3rd of 3 CH. (72 STS = 36 DC; 36 TR)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D – join into FIRST DC of 3 DC group with a SC.

RND 8: Work 1 SC into next 2 DC; work 1 SC into next TR; SKIP next TR; CH 2; work 1 SC into next TR.
*Work 1 SC into next 3 DC; work 1 SC into next TR; SKIP next TR; CH 2; work 1 SC into next TR.**
Repeat from * to ** all around. SL ST into first SC worked. (60 SC; 12 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Squaring:

With A – join into any 2 CH worked over a TR.

RND 9: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work [1 TR; CH 3; 2 TR] into same 2 CH space; (CH 6; work 1 SC into next 2 CH space) twice; CH 6. *Work [2 TR; CH 3; 2 TR] into next 2 CH space; (CH 6; work 1 SC into next 2 CH space) twice; CH 6. Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.

RND 10: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work 1 TR into next TR; work [2 TR; 3 CH; 2 TR] into next 3 CH space; work 1 TR into next 2 TR;  (work 4 TR into 6 CH space; work 1 TR into next SC) x 2; work 4 TR into 6 CH space. *Work 1 TR into next 2 TR; work [2 TR; 3 CH; 2 TR] into next 3 CH space; work 1 TR into next 2 TR;  (work 4 TR into 6 CH space; work 1 TR into next SC) x 2; work 4 TR into 6 CH space.** Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH. (88 TR)

RND 11: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 4 TR; *work [1 SC; CH 1; 1 SC] into 3 CH corner space; work 1 SC into each of next TR until next corner.** Repeat from * to ** 3 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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