French Square

This square does contain puff stitches, which can be intimidating if you’ve never done them, but they are very easy to do. I do recommend watching you tension though, as it is very easy to make them to tight or to loose.

Special Abbreviation:

Puff st – [ yo, insert hook into sp, yo and draw loop though] 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook

Base Ring: Chain 6, join with slip st

Round 1:Ch4 (counts as 1dc, ch1), [1dc into ring, ch1] 11 times, slip st in 3rd of ch-4. {12 spaces}

Round 2: Slip st into the next sp, ch2, work puff st into same sp (counts as puff st), *ch2, work puff st into next sp, ch3, 1tr into next dc, ch3, work puff st into next sp, ch2** puff st into next sp; repeat from *twice more and from * to ** again, slip st to top of 1st puff st.

Round 3: Ch1, 1sc into same place, *ch2, skip next ch-2 space, 4dc into next ch-3 sp, ch 2 1tr into next tr, ch3, insert hook down through the top of last tr and work slip st, ch2, 4dc into next ch-3 sp, ch2, skip next ch-2 sp, 1sc into next puff stitch; repeat from * 3 more times, omitting sc at the end of last repeat, slip st into 1st sc.

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