Robins nest square

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Robins nest square

As always I’m using English crochet terminology.

Ch – chain

Slst – slip stitch

dc – double crochet  

tr – treble crochet  

ch3 – counts as a treble unless otherwise stated.  

I’m using drops muskat cotton 

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and I’m using the colours listed below

red

old pink

white

vanilla yellow

dark orange

sky blue

apple green

and a 4mm crochet hook. This lovely yarny square measures 7″ x 7″ or 18cm x 18cm once blocked.  

So here goes…

ch2, join with ss to form a tiny ring (you could make a magic circle instead if you prefer)

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Row 1: ch3,

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 11tr into ring,

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 join blue yarn and  slst into 3rd ch

(12tr in total).

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 Row 2: ch3,

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 1tr in same space, ch1

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 2tr in next st, ch1

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 *2tr in next st, ch1*, repeat * * x10 times,

 join white yarn and slst into 3rd ch

(12 clusters of 2tr and 12 ch spaces).

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 Row 3: ch3,

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 *3tr in next ch space*,

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repeat * * x10 times, 2 tr in next ch space,

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join with slst in top of ch3 and fasten off.

(12 clusters of 3tr).

Row 4: join green yarn in between any cluster of 3tr of previous round and ch3,

3tr in same sp, ch1

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*4tr in between next cluster of 3tr, ch1*,

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repeat * * x10 times,  join with slst in ch3 and fasten off.

(12 clusters of 4tr and 12 ch spaces)

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Row 5: join yellow yarn in any ch space and ch3,

4tr in same sp, ch1

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*5tr in next ch space, ch1*,

repeat * * x10 times, join with slst in ch3 and fasten off.

(12 clusters of 5tr and 12 ch spaces)

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Row 6: join pink yarn to any ch space and ch3,

5tr in same sp, ch1,

*6tr in next ch space, ch1*,

repeat * * x10 times, join with ss in ch3 and fasten off.

(12 clusters of 6tr and 12 ch spaces)

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Row 7: join red yarn in any ch space, ch3,

5tr in same space,

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ch3,

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6tr in same space (corner made),

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*6tr in next ch space, 6tr in next ch space,

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6tr in next space, ch3, 6tr in same space*       

(2nd corner made)

repeat * * x2 times

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6tr in next space, 6tr in next space, join with slst in beginning ch3.  Do not fasten off.

 

Row 8: ch3,

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1tr in next 5sts,

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*6tr in ch3 sp, ch2,

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*1tr in next 5sts,

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dc UNDER next stitch (indicated by the hook)

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 1tr in next 5sts, dc under next stitch,

1tr in next 5sts, dc under next stitch

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  1tr in next 6sts,

6tr in ch sp, ch 2, 6tr in same space*

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 repeat * * x2times

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1tr in next 5sts,  dc under next stitch,

1tr in next 5 sts, dc under next stitch,

1tr in next 5 sts, dc under next stitch,

slst to beginning 3rd ch to finish.

Weave in ends. 

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A word on blocking: 

Before blocking…

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Your square will be wibbly. 

After blocking…

crochet tutorialYour square will lie flat and will look much better.

 Blocking is really worth the extra effort and isn’t difficult or expensive to do.  I just pinned this square to my ironing board so that it measured 7″ by 7″ and hovered my iron just above the square and blasted it with steam.  Allow to cool before unpinning and store carefully.  Alternatively, you could pin square to the required measurements,  to a towel or a pin board, spritz with water and allow to dry.

A very versatile yarny square. 

I made this Sunshine Jelly Baby Blanket using these squares.  Click on the link for this free pattern to include yarn quantities and how to join.

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Happy hooking

xxxxx

Robins nest square ©2016 and the sunshine jelly baby blanket ©2018 are designed by Nicola Florence @ayarnyrobin  #yarnyrobin on Instagram.  
These patterns to include the photos are the property of Nicola Florence @ayarnyrobin. You can’t modify, resell or share this pattern. You can sell finished items made from it, but please mention that the item is made using AYARNYROBIN pattern.
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