ADRIATIC OYSTER CROCHET SQUARE

Adriatic Oyster Crochet Square
– Crochet A Block 2021 –

This Adriatic Oyster Crochet Square is part of the Crochet A Block squares throw crochet along.
Crochet 25 squares – each different and unique to make a beautiful throw.

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PATTERN SUPPORT

Adriatic Oyster Crochet Square – Free Crochet Pattern

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Supplies/Materials:

  • Yarn – Vinnis Colours Nikkim (cotton yarn) – approx 130 yards (119 meters) (colors listed in Pattern Notes); Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light.
  • Hook – 4. 00 mm (G) – I used Clover
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE:

Easy/Intermediate  – Basic stitches, with some special stitches – video tutorial available.
Special Stitches noted in the instructions.

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)
BLP – back loop

PATTERN NOTES:

Gauge:
Gauge is NOT necessary for this project to be perfect.
However if you use a different yarn and hook sizing will differ.

Finished Size:
Approx. 9 inch (23 cm)

Colors:

  • A – Natural (6g)
  • B – Sand/Baby Yellow (7g)
  • C – Pale Sage/Ballet Pink (6g)
  • D – Pale Blue Green/Pink (7g)
  • E – Kingfisher/Raspberry (8g)
  • F – Golden Brown/Old Gold (3g)
  • G – Peacock/Aubergine (10g)

Instructions:

With A – make a magic ring/or CH 6; SL ST to form a ring.

Note: CH 3 – counts as 1 DC in every round – OR you can do a Standing DC.

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

Join B into any DC.

RND 2: CH 3; work 1 DC into same DC; work 2 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(24 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any DC.

RND 3: CH 3: work 1 DC into same DC; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH (36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Special Stitch:
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet.

Join D into any DC.

RND 4: CH 3: work 1 DC into same DC; [work 1 FPDC around next DC] x 2 times.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; [work 1 FPDC around next DC] x 2 times**.
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(24 DC; 24 FPDC = 48 STS)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join E into FIRST DC worked of previous round.

RND 5: CH 3; work 1 DC into same DC; work 1 DC into next DC; [work 1 FPDC around next FPDC] x 2 times.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC [work 1 FPDC around next FPDC] x 2 times**.
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(36 DC; 24 FPDC = 60 STS)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join F into FIRST FPDC of any 2 FPDC group.

RND 6: Work 1 SC into each ST all around; SL ST into first SC worked.
(60 SC)

Tip: Got a tight tension? CH 5 in next round!

RND 7: CH 1; work 1 SC into SAME SC; work 1 SC into next SC; CH 4; SKIP next 3 SC.
*Work 1 SC into next 2 SC; CH 4; SKIP next 3 SC.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.
(24 SC; 12 x 4 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Special Stitch:
FIRST Popcorn –
CH 3; work 4 DC into same space; remove hook; insert hook into 3rd CH of 3 CH; insert hook into LAST DC of 4 DC; yarn over pull through BOTH loops; CH 1 to lock Popcorn.
Popcorn – work 5 DC into same space; remove hook; insert hook into FIRST DC of 5 DC; insert hook into LAST DC of 5 DC; yarn over pull through BOTH loops; CH 1 to lock Popcorn.

FPTR: Front Post Treble.

Join G into any 4 CH space.

RND 8: work FIRST Popcorn into 4 CH space; CH 2; [work 1 FPTR around next RND 5 FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2.
*Work Popcorn into next 4 CH space; CH 2; [work 1 FPTR around next RND 5 FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2. **
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times; SL ST into top of First Popcorn.
(12 Popcorns; 24 FPTR; 24 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With A join into any 2 CH space BEFORE a Popcorn.

RND 9: CH 3; work 1 DC into same 2 CH space; work 1 FPDC around next Popcorn; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space; [work 1 FPDC around next FPTR] x 2 times.

*Work 2 DC into next 2 CH space; work 1 FPDC around next Popcorn; work 2 DC into next 2 CH space; [work 1 FPDC around next FPTR] x 2 times. ** SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(36 FPDC; 48 DC =  84 STS)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Squaring:

With B join into FPDC that was worked around a Popcorn.

RND 10: CH 4 (this counts as 1 TR/or work Standing TR); work [1 TR; 3 CH; 2 TR] into SAME FPDC; CH 2; [work 1 FPDC around next FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2; work 1 FPHDC around next FPDC; CH 2; [work FPSC around next FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2; work 1 FPHDC around next FPDC; CH 2; [work 1 FPDC around next FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2.
*Work [2 TR; 3 CH; 2 TR] into SAME FPDC; CH 2; [work 1 FPDC around next FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2; work 1 FPHDC around next FPDC; CH 2; [work FPSC around next FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2; work 1 FPHDC around next FPDC; CH 2; [work 1 FPDC around next FPDC] x 2 times; CH 2. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.

RND 11: SL ST into next TR; SL ST into corner space; CH 1 (does NOT count as a stitch); work [2 HDC; CH 2; 2 HDC] into corner space; work 2 HDC into each 2 CH space and 1 HDC into each ST until next corner.

*Work [2 HDC; 2 CH; 2 HDC] into next corner space; work 2 HDC into each 2 CH space and 1 HDC into each ST until next corner. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into first HDC worked.
(28 HDC on each side = 112 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

NOTE: for the next 4 rounds work into the THIRD LOOP of each HDC – this is the loop located right at the back of the stitch AFTER the normal front and back loop.

Join C into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 12: CH 1 (does NOT count as a stitch); work [2 HDC; CH 2; 2 HDC] into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space.
*Work [2 HDC; CH 2; 2 HDC] into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into first HDC worked.
(32 HDC on each side = 128 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 13: CH 1 (does NOT count as a stitch); work [1 HDC; CH 2; 1 HDC] into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space.
*Work [1 HDC; CH 2; 1 HDC] into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into first HDC worked.
(34 HDC on each side = 136 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join E into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 14: CH 1 (does NOT count as a stitch); work [1 HDC; CH 2; 1 HDC] into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space.
*Work [1 HDC; CH 2; 1 HDC] into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into first HDC worked.
(36 HDC on each side = 144 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join G into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 15: CH 1 (does NOT count as a stitch); work 3 HDC into corner space; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space.
*Work 3 HDC into corner; work 1 HDC into each HDC until next corner space. **
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into first HDC worked.
(36 HDC on each side NOT including the corners; 3HDC x 4 = 12 HDC = 156 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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