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Crochet Summer Romance Square

Imagine creating a beautiful square using the art of crochet, perfect for capturing the essence of a summer romance. With intricate stitches and vibrant colors, this crochet square embodies the warmth and joy of summer love. Each loop and twist of the yarn tells a story of lazy days spent in the sun, surrounded by blooming flowers and the gentle breeze of the season. The Summer Romance Square is not just a piece of handmade art, but a symbol of the fleeting yet unforgettable moments of summer romance. With every stitch, you are weaving together memories of picnics in the park, strolls on the beach, and starlit nights under the clear sky. This crochet square is more than just a craft - it's a reminder of the magic and beauty of summer love.

Finished size: 12 inches square

MATERIALS: Approx. 4 ounces worsted weight yarn (orchid used for example), US size "I" hook, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

SPECIAL STITCHES:

RV (Reverse V-St): yo, draw up loop in next st, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, skip next st, yo, draw up loop in next st, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

V-St: (dc, ch 2, dc) in designated st or ch sp.


ch 5

Round 1: dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as beg ch 3, ch 1, dc), ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 6 times more in same ch, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3 being sure to leave the ch 1 sp. (8 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 2: ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 1 sp, *dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc, 8 ch 2 sp)

Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, skip next dc, *3 dc in next dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, skip next dc, repeat from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (48 dc)

Round 4: sl st into next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 2, skip next dc, RV (see special stitches), ch 2, skip next dc, *3 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next dc, RV (see special stitches), ch 2, skip next dc, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc, 16 ch 2 sp)

Round 5: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, V-St (see special stitches) in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, V-St in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc, 8 V-St)

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, *sc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * 2 times more, join with sl st in beg sc. (40 dc, 36 sc)

Round 7: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, *dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of ch 3 making sure to leave the ch 1 sp. (88 dc, 12 hdc)

Round 8: sl st into ch 1 sp, *sl st in next st, (3 dc in next st, sl st in next st) twice, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, skip next dc, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, skip next ch 1 sp, sl st in next st, (3 dc in next st, sl st in next st) twice, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, skip next dc, dc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * 3 times more, join with sl st in next sl st. (108 dc)

NOTE: On round 9 when the instructions say to skip next "X" number of stitches, this number includes the sl st.

Round 9: sl st in next st, ch 1 (does NOT count as beg sc), *sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, skip next ch sp, dc in each of next 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, skip next ch sp, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, skip next 2 sts, rep from * three times, join with sl st in first sc of round. (76 dc)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc. (148 sc)

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