Crochet

Lemon Zinger Square

I had a great time making this square – it’s part of the Block a Week CAL at Julie Yeager Designs.

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Finished Size: 11″ Square. You can adjust the size by using a different weight yarn with an appropriate hook!

Materials:

DK weight yarn in four colors – I used Bernat Baby Stripes in Fireball Stripe (#53017) and cut the colors apart. You will need Pale Yellow (A), Hot Pink (B), Copper (C) and Dark Yellow (D)

Crochet hook size H/8 (5.50mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Square:

With A, ch 4, join into ring with sl st in first ch. (You can also do a magic ring here if you prefer!)

Rnd 1: (Sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) 5 times into ring. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off. 30 sts/5 petals made

Rnd 2: With B, (sc in ring between 2 petals, ch 3, push ch-3 just made behind next petal) 5 times. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. 5 ch-3 sps + 5 sc

Rnd 3: [(Sc, hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 5 times. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off. 45 st/5 petals

Rnd 4: With C, beg in any petal, [sc in the central tr of next petal, ch 2, (tr, ch 2) 3 times between the next 2 sc, ch 2] 5 times. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. 15 tr + 5sc + 20 ch-2 sps

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc around, working 1 sc in each tr or sc and 2 sc in each ch-2 sps. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. 60 sc

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off.

Rnd 7: With D, sc in each sc around. Join rnd with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc) 5 times. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. 66 sc

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 10 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 10 sc) 5 times. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off. 72 sc

Rnd 10: Join C in any sc, ch 4, (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sc, [sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next sc] 3 times, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-4. 4 corners with 5 shells between each

Rnd 11: Sl st in each of next 2 tr and in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each st to next corner/ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in each st to end of side. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. End off. 108 dc + 4 ch-2 sps

Rnd 12: Join A in any corner/ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, [(sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc) 13 times, sk next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, (sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc) 13 times, sk next dc. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. 128 dc

Rnd 13: Join D in any corner/ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each st to next corner/ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in each st to end of side. Join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. End off. 152 dc + 4 ch-2 sps

Finishing:

With A, work one rnd surface crochet chain st in the top of Rnd 5.

With B, work one rnd surface crochet braided chain st in the tops of Rnds 7 and 8. (See video for more detail)

Lemon Zinger Square free crochet pattern available at Hooked for Life Publishing. Worked in four colors of either DK or worsted weight. Video tutorials provided for the surface crochet techniques. #crochet #freepattern

2 thoughts on “Lemon Zinger Square”

  1. What is the finished size of this square?
    With so many rows it’s hard for me to figure out.

    Thank you,
    Becca

    1. I am so sorry – I will put it in the post! I got 11” square – you could get larger with a bigger hook and worsted weight!

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