Filet Heart Square

Materials:

~30 yds of worsted weight yarn

5mm hook

Tapestry needle

 

Abbreviations:

ch=chain

sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

ss=slip stitch

standing dc=standing double crochet (can be replaced with ch 2 if desired)

FO=fasten off

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GAUGE NOTE: This pattern can be made using any gauge of yarn when paired with an appropriate hook (the hook size recommended by the yarn manufacturer should be fine). Larger gauge yarn/hook combinations will yield larger square. Likewise, smaller gauge yarn/hook combinations will yield smaller squares. Be sure to use the SAME GAUGE FOR ALL SQUARES!

Pattern:

To begin ch 27

 

Row 1: dc into the 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as your first dc), dc in each ch across, turn. (25 dc)

 

Row 2: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in each stitch across, turn. (25 dc)

 

Row 3: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next 11 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 12 dc, turn. (24 dc, 1 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 4: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next 9 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 2 more times, dc in next 9 dc, turn. (22 dc, 3 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 5: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next 7 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in next 7 dc, turn. (20 dc, 5 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 6: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next 5 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 6 more times, dc in next 5 dc, turn. (18 dc, 7 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 7:-8 standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next 3 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 8 more times, dc in next 3 dc, turn. (16 dc, 9 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 9-10: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 10 more times, dc in next dc, turn. (14 dc, 11 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 11: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next dc, dc in next ch 1, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 3 more times, dc in next ch 1, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 3 more times, dc in next ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, turn. (17 dc, 8 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 12: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in next 3 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 2 more times, dc in next ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch 1, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,* repeat *to* 2 more times, dc in next 3 dc, turn. (19 dc, 6 ch 1 space) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 13: standing dc in turning stitch, dc in each ch 1 and dc across, turn. (25 dc) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Row 14: standing dc, dc in each dc across, turn. (25 dc)

 

Edging: 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  INITIAL TURNING CH 1 (from the end of row 13) DOES NOT COUNT AS A STITCH! The ch 2 will form the corners. For easy reading I have written the steps for each side separately as follows below.

 

Side 1: ch 1, Stitch back into the row you just completed (sc, ch 2, sc) in the first stitch. Place 1 sc next  23 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last stitch of row, rotate the square clockwise so that the next side is facing up and continue on the new side. (27 sc, 4 ch)SEE PICTURE BELOW

Side 2: Place 2 sc (not together, spaced evenly) into the side of dc you just stitched into on the previous side. For all other dc along this edge place 2 sc along the side of each dc. Try to space the sc evenly along the edge. Rotate the square clockwise so that the next side is facing up and continue on the new side. (26 sc total) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Side 3: *NOTE: this is a great (optional) opportunity to stitch over that initial tail so that you don’t have to tuck that tail later* (sc, ch 2, sc) in the first stitch of the new side. Place 1 sc next  23 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last stitch of row, rotate the square clockwise so that the next side is facing up and continue on the last side. (27 sc, 4 ch) SEE PICTURE BELOW

Side 4: Place 2 sc into the side of dc you just stitched into on the previous side. For all other dc along this edge place 2 sc along the side of each dc. Try to space the sc evenly along the edge. Join using ss or invisible join method. FO. (25 hdc total) SEE PICTURE BELOW

*Block BEFORE joining squares together (if making multiple)*

 

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