January 22, 2015

Easy Peace-y Peace Sign Square -free crochet pattern-

These peace sign motifs can be made with any type of yarn- using any crochet hook to match.  They have been designed so that you can interchange, mix and match, and attach to the granny square motif!  

Two sizes are available for the peace sign square, which gives you more freedom in creating an array of designs.



Materials:  Any yarn and hook to match.  For this pattern, the following was used:
·         Small amounts of Worsted Size 4 medium yarn, Red Heart Super Saver in White and Black.
·         Size 5.00mm (H) crochet hook.

Size:  Small Motif= 4 inch square, Large Motif= 5 inch square

Abbreviations Used:  Rnd=Round, St(s)=Stitch(es), Ch=Chain, Sc=Single Crochet, Sl St=Slip Stitch, Hdc= Half Double Crochet, Dc= Double Crochet, Tr= Treble/Triple Crochet, */**=Repeat from *to**


SMALL PEACE SIGN MOTIF

With Main Color; ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. 



Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in ch5 loop, ch1; *2dc in ch5 loop, ch1** 7 times; sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 2dc-ch1 made) 



Rnd 2:  Sl st in next dc.  Attach Accent Color, drop Main Color; sc in ch1 space; ch1, sc in next 2 sts, work a long dc (between 2dc clusters) that extends down into the center ch5 loop; skip over ch1 space, *sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch1 space** twice; *sc in next 2 sts, long dc (between 2dc clusters) extending into the center ch5 loop, skip over ch1 space** 3 times; sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch1 space; sc in next 2 sts, sl st in the 1st sc to join. 



Rnd 3: Attach Main Color, drop Accent Color; ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *(2dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, ch2** 3 times; (2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice, 2dc in next st, sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch5 to join.  (Nine dc down each side, 2ch in each corner)  



You may stop and fasten off here, or…

Give the motif a granny square edge by:

Using any color; - sl st in 1st ch2 sp, ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2); *3dc in same ch2 sp, (skip over next 3dc, 3dc in space between next 2dc) twice, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2** 3 times; 3dc in same ch2 sp, (skip next 3dc, 3dc in space between next 2dc) twice, 2dc in beginning ch2 sp, sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch5 to join. (Twelve dc down each side, 2ch in each corner) 



*Note: You may continue on as many rounds of granny stitch as you like by repeating this sequence.  You will be increasing 3dc (or one 3dc shell) on each side of the square for every round added, ch2 in each corner.




LARGE PEACE SIGN MOTIF

With Main Color; ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. 



Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in ch5 loop, ch1; *2dc in ch5 loop, ch1** 7 times; sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 2dc-ch1 made) 



Rnd 2:  Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch1 space; ch3 (counts as 1dc), 4dc in same ch1 space; *skip over next 2dc, 5dc in next ch1 space** 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 5dc made) 



Rnd 3:  Attach Accent Color, drop Main Color; ch1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in next 4 dc, work a long dc (between 5dc clusters and over 2dc of rnd 1) that extends down into the center ch5 loop, *sc in next 5dc, ch1** twice;  *sc in next 5dc, work a long dc that extends down into the center ch5 loop**  3 times; *sc in next 5dc, ch1** twice, sl st in the 1st ch to join. (48 sts around motif) 



Rnd 4: Drop Accent Color, Attach Main Color; ch4 (counts as 1tr), tr in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next 4 sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in next 2 sts, ch2; *tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, ch2** 3 times; sl st in 4th ch of the beginning ch4 to join.  (12 sts down each side, 2ch in each corner)  



You may stop and fasten off here, or…

Give the motif a granny square edge by:

Using any color; -ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc in last ch2 space of rnd 4; (skip over next 3 sts, 3dc in space between next 2sts) 3 times, skip over next 3 sts, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2; *3dc in same ch2 space, (skip over next 3sts, 3dc in space between next 2 sts) 3 times, skip over next 3 sts, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2** 3 times; sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (15dc down each side, 2ch in each corner) 



*Note: You may continue on as many rounds of granny stitch as you like by repeating this sequence.  You will be increasing 3dc (or one 3dc shell) on each side of the square for every round added, ch2 in each corner.



© 365 Crochet o/a Firene Designs  2015. All Rights Reserved. No part of this pattern may be reproduced, copied, or modified, without the prior written consent of the author, unless otherwise indicated.

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