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Four Hearts Granny
8 inch square (with 7 inch option below).
Simular to the I love USA square 2. 
Materials:
H Hook
Worsted Weight yarn
 
Ch 4, join to form a loop
Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in loop, join to 1st sc.

Round 2: Ch 3, 2dc in same as joining, ch 3, skip next sc, (3 sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc) 3 times, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3) 2 times, 2dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, to join, hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 1, 3 sc around joining hdc (1st loop), [*skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc (1st shell of heart), sc in next dc, 5 dc in next dc (2nd shell of heart)*, 5 sc in ch 3 sp] 3 times and * to * once more, 2 sc in 1st loop to finish off corner, join to 1st sc.

Round 5: Ch 3,(dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same st as joining, [*ch 2, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next st (top of 1st shell of heart), ch 5, skip the next 2dc, sc, and 2dc, sc in next dc (top of 2nd shell of heart), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc*, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in next sc] 3 times, and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 6: Sl st to ch 3 corner loop, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner loop, [*2 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp, 5 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp*, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in next corner loop] 3 times, and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 7: Sl st to corner loop, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner loop, ch 1 [*(skip next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc) 9 times, ch 1*, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner loop] 3 times, and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 8: Sl st to corner loop, ch 2, 4 hdc in corner loop, [hdc in each dc and sp across, 5 hdc in corner] 3 times, hdc in each dc and sp across, join to 2nd ch of beg ch 2. Finish off. Don't you just hate to weave in those ends? Well, I guess we have to, so go right ahead and weave away!!!

7 Inch Option
with H hook, do thru round 6 above.
Round 7: ch 2, hdc in next dc, [(2 hdc, ch 3, 2hdc) in corner, hdc in each st across] 4 times. Finish off. This can also be a round of sc, sc 5 in corner, if needed.

© Dayna Audirsch - March 27, 2004 

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