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Bold Squares
12 inch square. Very easy, nice with any colors or a single color.

Thank you, Chris Matthews and the Crochet Christmas Group for helping me make this pattern better! 
Materials:
Materials
I hook
2 colors of worsted weight yarn

BLO: Back Loop Only
 
ch 4, sl st to make a loop

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in loop, (ch 3, 3dc in loop) 3 times, ch 3, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, (5 sc in next ch 3 loop, sc in next 3 dc) 3 times, 5 sc in next ch 3 loop, join in BLO of 1st sc.

Round 3: In BLO for this round, ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, [*(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next sc (corner made), ch 1, skip next sc*, dc in next 5 sc] 3 times, and * to * once more, dc next sc, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 dc, sc next sp, sc next 2 dc, [*3 sc in ch 2 loop corner, sc in next 2 dc, sc next sp*, sc next 5 dc, sc next sp, sc next 2 dc] three times, and * to * once more, sc in next dc, join to 1st sc in BLO, finish off.

Round 5: In BLO for this round, join next color to 2nd sc of corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same st, [*ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc*, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next sc (corner made)] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, 3 sc in ch 2 loop, [sc in each dc and sp across (17 sc), 3 sc in ch 2 loop] three times, sc in each dc and sp across (15 sc), join to 1st sc in BLO.

Round 7: In BLO for this round, Ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next dc, [*(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next sc (corner), ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc*, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc] 3 times and * to * once, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc, [3 sc in ch 2 loop, sc in each sp and dc across (23 sc)] three times, sc in each sp and dc across (18) join to 1st sc. Finish off.

Round 9: In BLO for this round, join first color to any middle sc in corner, ch 3, dc in same st, [*(ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 5 sc, ch 1, (skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1) 3 times, skip next sc * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc] 3 times and * to * once more, 2 dc in same sc as joining, join with a hdc in 3 ch of beg ch 3.

Round 10: Ch 1, [3 sc in ch 2 loop, sc in each sp and dc across (29 sc)] 4 times, join in BLO to 1st sc.

Round 11: In BLO this round, Sl st to corner sc, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same sc, [*(ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 5 sc, ch1, (skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch1) 4 times, skip next sc*, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next sc] three times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in next dc, [3 dc in ch 2 loop, sc in each dc and sp across (35 sc)] three times, sc in each dc and sp across (33 sc), join to 1st sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.


© Dayna Audirsch - March 6, 2004
 
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