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Circle in the Square

Image of Crochet Motif III:  Circle-in-the-Square

Combine these basic building blocks into afghans and garments!

SIZE: 3½ in. [9 cm] square

GAUGE:

Motif = 3½ in. [9 cm] square. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

MOTIF 3: Circle in the Square 
Ch 8, sl st in first ch to form a ring. 
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 15 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 – 16 dc. 
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, (sc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3) 3 times, join with sl st in beg sc to join – 4 ch-3 sps. 
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 3 sc, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp, [sc in each of next 4 sc, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp] around, join with sl st in beg sc. 
Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration

beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sl = slip sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)