ORION CROCHET SQUARE

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Orion Crochet Square
– Free Crochet Pattern –

This Orion 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. Orion – the name means Rising in the Sky. The constellation Orion contains three conspicuous stars.

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Orion 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; (work 2 DC into next DC) x 11;  SL ST into STANDING DC or into 3rd of 3 CH. (24 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends

With C – SL ST into any DC.

Special Stitch for this round – Picot: CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from CH.

RND 3: Work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next DC; work Picot; work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into next DC; SL ST into next DC. *SL ST into next DC; work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next DC; work Picot; work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into next DC; SL ST into next DC.** Repeat from * to ** 4 more times.  (6 x Petals)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D – SL ST around any DC post of round 2 and CH 1 and work a SC around same DC post /or do a STANDING BPSC (Back Post Single Crochet)

RND 4: work 1 BPSC around each of next 23 DC; SL ST into first BPSC worked. (24 BPSC)

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME BPSC; work 1 DC into next BPSC. *Work 2 DC into next BPSC; work 1 DC into next BPSC.** Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(36 DC)

RND 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC. *Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC.** Repeat from * to ** 11 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (48 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Position the petals that each one corresponds with a DC directly behind it – there will be 7 DC in-between each petal

With A – Special Stitch for this round – First Petal Only – Standing SC:
Make a Slip Stitch onto your hook; insert hook into top of first petal; insert hook into DC;  yarn over hook; pull thru both DC and petal – 2 loops on hook; yarn over hook; pull thru both loops.

RND 7: *Work 1 SC into next 7 DC; work 1 SC into both next Petal and DC.** Repeat from * to ** 5 more times; work 1 SC into next 7 DC; SL ST into Standing SC.

RND 8: CH 1; work 1 SC into SAME SC; SL ST into next SC; CH 3; work 3DCtog into next SC; CH 3; SL ST into next SC; work 1 SC into next 5 SC. * SL ST into next SC; CH 3; work 3DCtog into next SC; CH 3; SL ST into next SC;  work 1 SC into next 5 SC.** Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into next SC; CH 3; work 3DCtog into next SC; CH 3; SL ST into next SC; work 1 SC into next 4 SC; SL ST into first SC worked. (30 SC; 6 x Petals)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B – join into any SC BEFORE a CH 3 SL ST BEFORE a petal.

Special Stitch for this round – Picot: CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from CH.

RND 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into same SC; *SL ST into next SL ST; CH 3; work [1 SC; Picot; 1 SC] into top of next petal; CH 3; SL ST into next SL ST; work 1 SC into next 5 SC.** Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into next SL ST; CH 3; work [1 SC; Picot; 1 SC] into top of next petal; CH 3; SL ST into next SL ST; work 1 SC into next 4 SC; SL ST into first SC worked. Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into FIRST SC of a 5 SC group.

RND 10: CH 1; work 1 SC into SAME SC; work 1 HDC into next SC; work [1 DC; CH 2; 1 DC] into next SC; work 1 HDC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC; CH 6 – this is positioned behind the next petal; SKIP petal. *Work 1 SC into next SC; work 1 HDC into next SC; work [1 DC; CH 2; 1 DC] into next SC; work 1 HDC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC; CH 6 – this is positioned behind the next petal; SKIP petal.** Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into first SC worked. Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D – join into any 2 CH space.

RND 11: CH 1; work [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC] into same 2 CH space; CH 2; work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 TR] into next 6 CH space; 1 SC into Skipped Petal’s Picot; [1 TR; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into same 6 CH space; CH 2; *Work [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC] into next 2 CH space; CH 2; work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 TR] into next 6 CH space; 1 SC into Skipped Petal’s Picot; [1 TR; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into same 6 CH space; CH 2.** Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into first SC worked. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Squaring:

With A – join into any SC worked into a picot of a petal.

RND 12: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work [1 TR; CH 3; 2 TR] into same SC; CH 6; work 1 DC into next 2 CH space between [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC]; CH 6; work 1 SC into next SC (picot); CH 6. Work [2 TR; CH 3; 2 TR] into next 2 CH space between [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC]; CH 6; work 1 SC into next SC (picot); CH 6; work 1 DC into next 2 CH space between [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC]; CH 6. Work [2 TR; CH 3; 2 TR] into next SC (picot); CH 6; work 1 DC into next 2 CH space between [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC]; CH 6; work 1 SC into next SC (picot); CH 6. Work [2 TR; CH 3; 2 TR] into next 2 CH space between [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC]; CH 6; work 1 SC into next SC (picot); CH 6 work 1 DC into next 2 CH space between [1 SC; CH 2; 1 SC]; CH 6. SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.

RND 13: 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 ST (SC or DC); ) 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 ST (SC or DC); ) 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 14: 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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