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Palm Tree Square
7" Square. The square is worked without the palms. The palms are made after the square is complete, and then “tacked” with white yarn to the base of the square using a yarn needle. 
Materials:
I Hook Worsted Weight Yarn in green, brown, white and blue. Yarn Needle  
With green, ch 4, join to make a loop
Round 1  ch 1, 8 sc in loop, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2  ch 1, in Front Loops Only for this round, sc in 1st sc, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st to 1st sc. Finish off Green

Round 3  Join White in open back loops of round 1 for this round only, ch 1, 2 sc in each loop (16 sc), join with sl st to first sc.

Round 4  ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 8 times, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 5  ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 8 times, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 6  ch 4, (dc, ch 1) in each sc, for 32 ch 1 spaces, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4

Round 7  sl st in next space, (ch 4, 2trc, ch 3, 3trc) in space, [ * skip next dc, space, and dc, dc in next space, hdc in next st, sc in next space, sc in next st, sc in next space, sc in next st, sc in next space, hdc in next st, dc in next sp, skip dc, space, and dc, *(3trc, ch 3, 3trc) in next space ] 3 times and * to * once more, join with sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch 4.

Round 8  st st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, [ * dc in each st across, * (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner ] 3 times and * to * once more, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Finish off white.

Round 9  join blue to any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner, [ * dc in each st across, * (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner ] 3 times and * to * once more, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 10  sl st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, ch 1 [ * skip next dc, ( dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc ) 11 times, * (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in next corner ] 3 times and * to * once more, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 11  st st to corner, ch 1, [3sc in corner, sc in each dc and space across] 4 times, join with sl st to 1st sc. Finish off Blue.

Palms Tree
Join green in any ch 3 loop of round 2.

Row 1.   ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in next 7 ch, sc in loop, turn

Row 2.   sc in last sc made and in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn.

Row 3.   2 sc in last sc made, sc in next 9 sc, sc in loop, sc in next loop

Repeat 1,2,3 in 2 more loops, then

Row 4.   ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in next 5 ch, sc in loop, turn

Row 5.   sc in last sc made and in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn.

Row 6.   2 sc in last sc made, sc in next 7 sc, sc in loop, sc in next loop

Row 7.   ch 8, sc in 3rd ch from hook, and in next 6 sc, sc in loop, turn

Row 8.   (sc dec in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in end of palm, turn

Row 9.   sc in next 4 sc dec, sc in loop, sc in next loop

Row 10.   ch 10, sc in 3rd ch from hook, and in next 8 sc, sc in loop, turn

Row 11.   (sc dec in next 2 sc) 4 times, sc in end of palm, turn

Row 12.   sc in next 5 sc dec, sc in loop, sc in next loop

Repeat 10, 11, and 12 in next loop, leaving off the sc in next loop, instead finish off.

Row 13.   (for the trunk) Join Brown to next loop, 4 sc in loop, turn

Row 14.   sc in next 4 sc, turn

Repeat 14 times, finish off.

There are tons of ends to weave, good luck!

© Dayna Audirsch, October 28, 2006
 
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