Houndstooth Wannabe

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This stunning copycat square so resembles the beloved Houndstooth stitch!  This would be a great stash buster square!  Or use it for those little balls of yarn that you can’t bring yourself to toss!  This textured square would be a great addition to any afghan project!  Or keep working the repeating pattern and make yourself a full sized afghan with this amazing texture!

Houndstooth Wannabe - KatiDCreations.com

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Houndstooth Wannabe
Copyright KatiDCreations, 2016

Materials:
Lions Brand Vanna’s Choice
Black – CA
Shocking Rose – CB
White – CC
I/5.5mm

Gauge:
15 SC x 13 Rows

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
sl st – Slip Stitch
Blo – Back Loop Only
st(s) – Stitch(es)
sp – Space

Special Stitches:
Invisible Join – Tutorial by Look at what I made
Fl – Front Loop only – Tutorial by Moogly Blog
Drop DC – Working in the Fl of the indicated Row you will work a Double Crochet

With CA, Magic Circle
R1. Work 12 SC in Magic Circle. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (12 sts)

R2. CH1, Blo SC in same as joining and next st, CH2, *Blo SC in next 3 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next st. Finish off, Join with Invisible Join. (12 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CC
R3. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, Drop DC in Fl of R1, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R1, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (20 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R4. CH1, Drop DC in Fl of R2, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, Drop DC in Fl of R2, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R2, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, Drop DC in Fl of R2, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off, Join with Invisible Join. (28 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CA
R5. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, Drop DC in Fl of R3, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R3, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R3, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R3, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (36 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R6. CH1, Drop DC in Fl of R4, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R4, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R4, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R4, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off, Join with Invisible Join. (44 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CB
R7. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, Drop DC in Fl of R5, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R5, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R5, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R5, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R5, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R5, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (52 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R8. CH1, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R6, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off, Join with Invisible Join. (60 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CA
R9. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, *Drop DC in Fl of R7, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat two more times, Drop DC in Fl of R7, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ***Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R7, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat an additional two times, Drop DC in Fl of R7, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from *** around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (68 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R10. CH1, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, *Blo SC in next 2 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts, Drop DC in Fl of R8, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off and join with Invisible Join. (76 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CC
R11. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, *Drop DC in Fl of R9, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * three more times, Drop DC in Fl of R9, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ***Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R9, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat three more times, Drop DC in Fl of R9, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from * around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (84 SC, 4 CH2 spaces)

R12. CH1,* Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * once more, Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, ***Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from *** once more, Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ^*Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat once more, Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, (Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat once more, Drop DC in Fl of R10, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from ^* around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off and join with Invisible Join. (92 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CA
R13. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, *Drop DC in Fl of R11, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * four more times, Drop DC in Fl of R11, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ***Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R11, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat four more times, Drop DC in Fl of R11, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from ***around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (100 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R14. CH1, *Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from *once more, Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, ***Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from *** once more, Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ^*Blo SC in next 2 sts,(Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat once more, Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat once more, Drop DC in Fl of R12, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from ^*around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off and join with Invisible Join. (108 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CB
R15. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, *Drop DC in Fl of R13, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * five more times, Drop DC in Fl of R13, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ***Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R13, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat five more times, Drop DC in Fl of R13, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from *** around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (116 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R16. CH1,* Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, *** Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from *** twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ^*Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next st, (Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R14, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from ^* around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. Finish off and join with Invisible Join. (124 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

With CA
R17. Join in Blo in first SC after any CH2 sp, Blo SC in same as joining, *Drop DC in Fl of R15, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * six more times, Drop DC in Fl of R15, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ***Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R15, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat an additional six times, Drop DC in Fl of R15, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from *** around, Blo SC in next st. Join with Blo sl st in first SC. (132 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

R18. CH1, *Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, ***Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts; repeat from *** twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2, ^*Blo SC in next 2 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 5 sts, (Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 3 sts) repeat twice more, Drop DC in Fl of R16, sk next st, Blo SC in next 2 sts, CH2; repeat from ^* around, Blo SC in next 2 sts. No not finish off. (140 sts, 4 CH2 spaces)

Note: If you square does not currently measure about 11 1/2 inches you can either work another row following the same repeating pattern as the previous rows or you may want to add this additional row prior to the Edging. Join in both loops in any SC after CH2 space, CH1, working in both loops, SC in same as joining, *SC in each st across to CH2, work a SC in the first CH, CH2, SC in next CH, repeat from * round, SC in any remaining stitches.

Edging
With CA
Join in both loops in any SC after CH2 space, CH1, SC in same as joining and in next 34 sts, work 2SC in each of the CHs,* SC in next 35 sts, work 2SC in each of the CHs; repeat from * around. Finish off and join with Invisible Join. (156 SC)

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