Optical Illusion Square

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Its amazing that by simply changing the number of rows between color changes can create such a different look from the original pattern!

This first square was the original design.  Mosaic Ripples - KatiDCreations.com

The only thing I did different to create the very different looking square is to change the color every row.

Squared Lines - KatiDCreations.com

Materials:
5.5mm hook
Lions Brand Vanna’s Choice – Found HERE
Black – CA
Aqua – CB
White – CC
Scissors
Embroidery Needle

Stitch Guide:
YO – Yarn Over
CH – Chain
sl st – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
FP – Front Post – You can check out this tutorial by Moogly if you need a little extra help

Special Stitches:
Invisible Join – Look At What I Made
FP MDC – Front Post Modified Double Crochet: YO, insert hook from front to back to front, YO and pull up a loop (should have 3 loops on your hook), YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 1 loop, YO, pull through remaining 2 loops
FP TC – Front Post Treble Crochet: YO twice, insert hook from front to back to front, YO and pull up a loop (should have 4 loops on your hook), YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through remaining 2 loops.  You can check out this tutorial by Moogly if you need a little extra help

Gauge:
15 SC x 13 rows

Notes:
1. When directed to ‘Finish Off’ you will always work an Invisible Join method unless directed otherwise.
2. Starting in R3, when ‘Join’ your next color, you will always Join in the first SC after any CH2 space
3. When working the FP MDC you will be working around the post of the stitch worked 2 rows prior
4. When working the FP TC you will be working around the post st completed 3 rows prior
5. When you ‘sk next st’, it refers to the stitch you would have worked in if you had not done the post stitch

For help with stitch placement you can check out this tutorial by KatiDCreations HERE!

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Optical Illusion Square

Magic Circle

CA
R1. CH1, work 12 SC in Magic Circle. Finish Off

CB
R2. Join in any st, SC in same as joining and next st, CH2, *SC in next 3 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, SC in last st.  Finish off

CC
R3. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R1, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R1, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in Ch2 space; repeat from around. Finish off

CA
R4. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R2, sk next st, SC in next st, FP MDC in R2, sk next st, SC in next st (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, SC in next st, FP MDC in R2, sk next st, SC in next st, FP MDC in R2, sk next st, SC in next st (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CB
R5. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R3, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP MDC in R3, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R3, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP MDC in R3, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CC
R6. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R4, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R3, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R4, sk next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R4, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R3, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R4, sk next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CA
R7. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R5, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R4, sk next st, SC in next st, FP TC in R4, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R5, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R5, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R4, sk next st, SC in next st, FP TC in R54 sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R5, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CB
R8. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R6, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R5, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP TC in R5, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R6, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R6, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R5, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP TC in R5, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R6, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CC
R9. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R6, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP TC in R6, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R7, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R6, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP TC in R6, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R7, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space. Finish Off

CA
R10. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next st, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R8, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next st, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R7, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R8, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space. Finish Off

CB
R11. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R9, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R9, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R9, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 3 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R8, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, FP MDC in R9, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CC
R12. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R10, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, (FP TC in R9, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts) repeat four more times, FP MDC in R10, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 sp, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R10, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts, (FP TC in R9, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts) repeat 4 more times, FP MDC in R10, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 st; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CA
R13. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R11, sk next st, (SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R11, sk next st) repeat twice more, SC in next st, (FP TC in R10, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts) repeat twice more, FP MDC in R11, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R11, sk next st, (SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R10, sk next st) repeat twice more, SC in next st, (FP TC in R10, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts) repeat twice more, FP MDC in R11, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

CB
R14. Join, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R12, sk next st, (SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R11, sk next st) repeat twice more, SC in next 3 sts, (FP TC in R11, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts) repeat twice more, FP MDC, sk next st, SC in next st (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space, *SC in next st, FP MDC in R12, sk next st, (SC in next 2 sts, FP TC in R11, sk next st) repeat twice more, SC in next 3 sts, (FP TC in R11, sk next st, SC in next 2 sts) repeat twice more, FP MDC, sk next st, SC in next st (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around. Finish Off

For a 12 inch square continue repeating, you will want to stop when your square gets to be about 11 inches then work the Edging.  This square will need to be blocked out a bit to get it to lay flat.

Edging:
With color of choice
E1. Join, in the top of any MDC after the CH2 space, SC in same as joining, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, FP TC in R15, sk next st, (SC in next st, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, FP TC in R15, sk next st) repeat twice more, (FP MDC in R16, sk next st, SC in next st, FP TC in R15, sk next st) repeat twice more, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, SC in next st, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, (SC, CH2, SC in CH2 space), *SC in next st, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, (SC in next st, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, FP TC in R15, sk next st) repeat three more times, (FP MDC in R16, sk next st, SC in next st, FP TC in R15, sk next st) repeat twice more, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, SC in next st, FP MDC in R16, sk next st, SC in next st, (SC, CH2, SC) in CH2 space; repeat from * around, SC in next st, FP MDC in R16. Do Not Finish Off, Join with sl st in first SC

E2. CH1, SC in same as joining and in each st across to CH2 space, work 3 SC in CH2 space, *SC in each st around to CH2 space, work 3 SC in CH2 space; repeat from * around, SC in remaining 3 sts. Finish Off

Copyright KatiDCreations, 2016.  Do not repost any portion of this pattern.  You can grab a photo and link back to this original design.  Feel free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.

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Baby May Afghan

I recently found out one of my cousins was expecting! …..and I was asked to make an afghan.  And then anxiety set in, all those memories of being in High School sitting in Study Hall feverishly working on an afghan trying to get it finished in time for the National Competition at Oral Roberts University came flooding back over me.  But then I remembered, I’m a professional.  I don’t have to meet size requirements.  I can do any pattern I want!!!

Baby May Blanket - KatiDCreations.comThis really a very simple pattern!  and it is one of those great patterns that if your comfortable making the stitches without looking at what you are doing you can do most of this pattern completely do by feeling where the spaces are.

Baby May Afghan

Materials:
Red Heart -the amount needed depends on size being made
K/10/6.5mm

With main color, CH in multiples of 4 + 2

1. DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next 2 stitches, *CH1, skip next CH, work 1DC in each of the next 3 stitches*, repeat from *to* across

2. CH4 (counts as your 1st SC, and CH3), skip next 3DC stitches and SC in CH1 space, *CH3, SC in next CH1 space*, repeat from *to* across. Work last SC in to the top of CH3

3. CH3, turn, 3DC in CH3 Space, *CH1, 3DC in CH3 space*, repeat from *to* across, work a DC in first CH

Repeat row 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length.

When desired length is reached grab yellow and follow directions for Edging. (I carried the Green yarn up the back of the afghan and only finished off the color at the very end to help eliminate the number of ends, if you prefer to finish off between rows that is fine also)

Edging: Do Not Turn

Baby May Blanket - KatiDCreations.com

UPDATE: I was not paying attention and did not do the increases at the corners as stated in the directions. If I had continued with edging rows it would have began curling at the corner.

With Yellow

Join with Slip Stitch in top of last DC, CH1 and SC in same stitch, CH3, SC in CH3 space of row 2, ^*CH3, SC in CH3 space of row 2*, repeat from *to* to corner, SC into corner DC of that row, *SC in CH1 space of row 1, CH3*, repeat from *to* across^, SC in corner DC of row, repeat from ^to^ once more, Finish off and Join with an Invisible Join in first SC

*Note: Any additional rows of yellow will be joined in any CH1 space with a CH1, SC in same as joining, *CH3, SC in CH1 space*, repeat from *to* around. Finish Off

With Green
With Green yarn behind project, YO, insert hook into the first CH3 space worked in yellow, YO and CH2, work 3DC, CH1, 3DC in the CH3 space, ^*CH1, 3DC in next CH3 space*, repeat from *to* to last CH3 space on side, work (3DC, CH1, 3DC) in last CH3, CH1, work (3DC, CH1 3DC) in first CH3 on next side^, repeat from ^to^ 3 more times. On the last repeat you will not do the last set of 3DC, CH1, 3DC. Join with SLST in top first DC.

*Note: The first and last set of DC worked on each row will be worked (3DC, CH3, 3DC).  This will help increase the boarder and keep the edging from curling.

Baby May Blanket - KatiDCreations.comRepeat the edging rows as you like.

Copyright KatiDCreations, 2015.  Feel free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.  You may grab a photo and link back to this pattern.  Please do not republish any part of this pattern or photos and claim as your own.

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