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.

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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

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