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I Love the USA Square 1
12 inch square - updated 2/20/04

Testing of this pattern done by the following:
Lynette E. Klar 

Materials:
I hook
Red, white, and blue worsted weight yarn  
Special Instructions:
Special Stitch: V-stitch: dc, ch 2, dc in designated st or sp 
With Red, ch 4, join to form a loop

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc, ch 1 11 times, join.

Round 2: Sl st to ch 1, ch 1, sc in same ch 1 space, (ch 3, sc in next ch) around, join to first sc

Round 3: Sl to ch 3 sp, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, [3 dc in next loop, ch 3, (sc, ch 3 in next loop) twice] 4 times, join to first sc. (4 3dc groups)

Round 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3) [+2dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3,+ (dc in next sc, ch 3) twice] 3 times and + to + once more, dc in next st, ch 3, join to 3rd ch.

Round 5: Sl st in ch 3 sp, [skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, sl st in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, sk dc, sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, sl st in next sp] 4 times, join. Finish Off Red.

Round 6: Join white to any heart center st, ch 5 (counts as trc, ch1), (trc, ch 1) 3 times in same st (corner made), [+V-stitch in next space (over two rounds on edge of heart), ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, V-Stitch in next space (over two rounds on edge of next heart), ch 1+, (trc, ch 1) 4 times in corner (corner made)] 3 times, and + to + once more, join

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next sp, ch 1, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times in corner, dc in space, dc in next trc, ch 1, V-Stitch in next V-stitch, ch 1, dc in sc, ch 1, v stitch in next v-stitch, ch 1, dc in next trc, dc in space, ch 1] 4 times, join.

Round 8: Sl stitch in dc, space, and next dc, ch 3, dc in next sp [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, dc in next space, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc between next 2 dc, 7 dc in next V-stitch, sc in next dc, 7 dc in next V-Stitch, sc between next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in next sp] 4 times, join. Finish off white.

Round 9: Join blue to any corner (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, [*ch 1, skip dc, dc next 3 dc, dc in ch 2 space, sk sc, dc-dec over 3 dc, sc in 2 dc, dc-dec over 5 st, sc in 2 dc, dc-dec over 3 dc, sk sc, dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1,* (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner)] 3 times and * to * once more, join.

Round 10: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip dc, [(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, ch 1, sk dc, dc in next 6 st and space, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next st) twice, dc in next 6 dc and space, ch 1] 4 times, join.

Round 11: ch 3, dc in next 2 st or space, [ch 1, sk dc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, ch 1, sk dc, dc in each dc or space across to the last dc, skip last dc] 4 times. Join

Round 12: ch 1, sc in same as joining, sc in each dc or space around and 3 sc in each corner ch 2 space. Finish off.

© Dayna Audirsch 2004 

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