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Stratton Square Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This is the first square in a series of motifs named after towns in Maine. It is also the first square I designed for the site. It is also named for the town where I live in Maine! I updated this square on June 9, 2020 to give it straight sides so that it can be combined easily with other straight sided granny squares.

Materials Needed
Red Heart Worsted Weight acrylic yarn in 3 colors
Red White Blue were used in the example
Size H/8 or 5mm aluminum crochet hook.
Yarn Needle

Gauge: 4dc=1"
Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Finished Size: 6"x6"
Skill Level: Easy

Instructions
With Blue
RND 1:Ch 6, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch1, wk 12 sc in ring. Join w/slst in first sc.

RND 2: Ch3, wk 2dc in same st as slst. *Ch3, sk 2 sc, 3dc in next sc. rep from* 2 times more. Ch3, join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off blue.

RND 3: With white. Attach thread in any ch 3sp. Ch3. Wk 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same ch3 sp. *Ch3, sc in 2nd dc of the 3dc group in rnd 2. Ch3, wk the fol in the next ch3 sp (3dc, ch2, 3dc). Rep from * 2 times more. Ch3, sc in 2nd dc in last 3dc group in rnd 2. Ch 3. Slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: *(1 sc in each of the next 3 dc) and in the ch2 sp. Ch3, sc in same sp. Repeat bet() once. Ch3. Rep from * 3 times more. Join w/slst in first sc.Fasten off white.

RND 5: Attach red to any ch 3 sp. Ch3,  3dc in same ch3sp.  (Sk next sc, dc in each of the next 2 sc, sk next sc. 2dc, ch2, 3dc in next ch3 corner sp.  Sk next sc, dc in each of the next 2 sc, sk next sc.) *4dc in next ch 3 sp.  Rep bet () once. Rep from * around.  Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off. Weave all ends into work.

RND 6: Ch2, counts as first hdc. Hdc in each of the next 8dc.  (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in next ch2 corner sp. Hdc in each of the next 5 dc.)  Hdc in each of the next 9 dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around.  Join w/slst to top of ch2. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Designed on  Sunday, March 1, 1998 updated Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Copyright ©1999-2020 By Julie A. Bolduc f101011