Buffalo Plaid Square

Buffalo Plaid Square by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials
Yarn: A: Bright Blue B: Aqua C: Cream , I used Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed. (Choose a dark color for A, a light color for C, and a mixture of the two for B. For example, a classic buffalo plaid of A. Black, B. Maroon, and C. Red)


Hook: I (5.5 mm) crochet hook, recommend 1 size larger than usual for your yarn.


Size: 12” Square, Final Round Stitch Count 41 st per side.


Pattern uses U.S. crochet terms. Ch-3 counts as dc.


Abbreviations: beg – beginning ch – chain dc – double crochet sc –
single crochet sk – skip sl – slip st – stitch sp – space tr – treble crochet

Instructions:
In Round 2 and all subsequent rounds, corners are worked in two stitches with (2 dc, tr) in one stitch and (tr, 2 dc) in the next st. “Magic Ring”, standing stitches and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1, 12 dc in ring, sl st to first dc. (12 dc)


Round 2: Ch 3, (dc, tr) in same st, [(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (8 tr, 20 dc)


Rounds 3 – 10 are worked in a double-crochet tapestry technique. Color changes are made by pulling new color through on the last yarn-over of the old color, and crocheting over the strand of color not in use. For Rounds 3 and 4 I will write out the directions in full.


Round 3: Join C with sl st in 6th st of any corner, ch 3, dc in next 2 st, changing to B with last yarn-over. (Working over the strand of Color C, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, tr in same st as last 2 dc, tr in next st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color C, 2 dc in same st as tr, dc
in next st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over) three times. Working over the strand of Color C, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, tr in same
st as last 2 dc, tr in next st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color C, 2 dc in same st as tr, dc in next st. Do not change colors, sl st to top of beg ch-3 with B. (44 st, 11 per side)’


Round 4: With B, ch 3, dc in next 2 st, changing to A with last yarn-over. [Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color A, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, changing to A with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over] three times. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color A, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, changing to A with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to Color C with last yarn-over.
Using Color C, sl st to top of first ch-3. (60 st, 15 per side)


Continue changing colors with last yarn-over and working over color not in use. Color changes in corners vary by stitch count – use photo to confirm.


Round 5: With Color C, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With C, dc in same as last st, dc in next 2 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st] three times. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With C, dc in same as
last st, dc in next 2 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. Do not change colors, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (76st, 19 per side)

Round 6: With B, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. With B, tr in same st as last dc, tr in next st. With A, 2 dc in same st as last tr, dc in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st] three times. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 2 st. With B, tr in
same st as last dc, tr in next st. With A, 2 dc in same st as last tr, dc in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Using Color C, sl st to top of first ch-3. (92 st, 23 per side)


Round 7: With Color C, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, (2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st] three times. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, (2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. Do not change colors, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (108 st, 27 per side)


Round 8: With B, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With B, dc in same st as last sts. With B, dc in next 2 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st] three times. With A, dc in next 3 st.
With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With B, dc in same st as last sts. With B, dc in next 2 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Using Color C, sl st to top of first ch-3. Fasten off Color A. (124 st, 31 per side)


Round 9: With Color C, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. With C, tr in same st as last dc, tr in next st. With B, 2 dc in same st as last st, dc in next st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in
next 3 st] three times. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. With C, tr in same st as last dc, tr in next st. With B, 2 dc in same st as last st, dc in next st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off Color
A and Color B. (140 st, 35 per side)


Round 10: Join Color A with sl st in 1st tr of any corner, ch 3 (dc, tr) in same st, [(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 33 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 33 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off or continue if needed for size. (39 st per side)


Round 11: Add a round of single crochet with (2 sc, 2 sc) in corners. (41 st per side).

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