Spritely

The design:

Spritely is a fun and happy Lacey floral repeating square design. It makes for a lovely summer throw rug to brighten up your day.

Materials needed:

Spritely was designed using for any gauge. Meterage, hook size and final measurement will vary depending on your yarn choice.

This is an expandable pattern so you can make it as large as you like with any yarn you desire.

Stitch markers

Wool/darning needle

Recommended Hook size:

2.5-3mm for 3ply

3-3.5 mm for 4ply

3.5-4 mm for 8ply

Or hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight

Stitch abbreviations:

(American Terms)

Pm: Place marker

Dc: Double crochet

Sc: Single Crochet

Tr: Treble crochet

Ch: Chain

Skp: Skip stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch-sp: Chain space

Vst: Dc1, ch1, dc1 (counts as 3 sts)

Stitch tips:

Don’t skimp on the stitch markers they are your friend

Anything between *..* worked the amount indicated x..

Anything between {…} is worked into the same stitch. Eg. {dc5} in the next ch2-sp is a fan of 5 dc in the one space.

Anything between […] is worked within a *…* the amount indicated x..

Chains should be worked evenly but not overly tight. If your long chain rounds are curling a lot you can add an extra two chains to the count

Pattern:

Please read the stitch abbreviations and stitch tips before continuing.

Ch 6, sl st the first ch to the last to form a ring

Round 1: ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, working in the ring, *dc5, ch2* x3, dc4, sl st to the ch with the marker (20)

Round 2: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (24)

Round 3: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *ch8, skp6, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, ch8, skp6, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (16)

Round 4: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *ch10, skp4, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, ch10, skp4, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (16)

Round 5: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *dc2, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp of round 2, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc2, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc2, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp of round 2, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc2, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (60)

Ch1s made in this round are counted as a stitch, including the one in the centre of the vst ie: vst counts as 3 sts

Round 6: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc2, vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp, dc2, skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc2, vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp, dc2, skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (76)

The dc7 in this round is worked dc1 in the next st, *dc1 in the ch1-sp, dc1 in the next st* x3

Round 7: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *ch8, skp6, dc7, ch8, skp6, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, ch8, skp6, dc7, ch8, skp6, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (44)

Round 8: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *ch10, skp4, dc3, ch10, skp4, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, ch10, skp4, dc3, ch10, skp4, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (28)

Round 9: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *dc2, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp of the 3rd round down ,catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc3, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc2, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc2, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc3, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc2, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker ( 100)

Round 10: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *[skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc2, vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp, dc2] x2, skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, [skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc2, vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp, dc2] x2, skp2, {tr1, ch4, tr1} in the next st, skp2, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker

Round 11: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *[ch8, skp6, dc7] x2, ch8, skp6, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, [ch8, skp6, dc7] x2, ch8, skp6, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker

Round 12: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *[ch10, skp4, dc3] x2, ch10, skp4, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, [ch10, skp4, dc3] x2, ch10, skp4, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker (7)

Round 13: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *dc2, [dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc3] x2, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc2, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc2, [dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc3] x2, dc3 in the ch10-sp, ch4, sc1 in the ch4-sp 3rd round down, catch the chain 8 and chain 10 as you work, ch4, dc3 in the ch10-sp, dc2, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker

Repeat rounds 10-13 increasing the […] x by one number each repeat e.g […] x2, […] x3, […] x4 and so on. When you are happy with the size move on to the finished round below. When working the finishing round replace the value x? with the number you are up to in your repeats -1.

Finishing:

Round 1: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *dc7, [vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp, dc9 ] x?, vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp dc7, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc7, [vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp, dc9 ] x?, vst1 in the ch4-sp, ch1, skp1, vst1 in the next ch4-sp dc7, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker

Round 2: sl st to the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc2} in the ch2-sp, *dc1 in each st until the next corner (dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc1 in each st until the next corner, dc1 in the first ch2-sp, sl st to the ch with the marker

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