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Circle in the Square

Image of Crochet Motif IV:  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 4: Circle in the Square 
Ch 8, sl st in beg 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 2, (sc in each of next 4 dc, ch 2) around, join with sl st in beg sc -- 4 ch-2 sps. 
Rnd 3:Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 3 sc, 5 sc in next ch-2 sp, (sc in each of next 4 sc, 5 sc in next ch-2 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) sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)