I - 9 US crochet hook
Any worsted weight yarn in three colors. For the sample I used:
C1: Lion Brand Pound of Love, in Lavender
C2: Caron Simply Soft, in White
C3: Caron Simply Soft, in Soft Green
STITCHES USED (US TERMINOLOGY)
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
sl st: slip stitch
With C1, chain 4, join in a ring.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1) *dc, ch 1* 11 times. Sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 4. Finish off C1. (12 ch 1 spaces; 12 dcs)
Round 2: Join C2 with sl sl to any ch 1 space. Ch 6 (counts as first tr and ch 2 space), *tr in next ch 1 space, ch 2* around. Sl st to 4th ch of ch 6. Finish off C2. (12 trs; 12 ch 2 spaces)
Round 3: Join C3 in any ch 2 space. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 1 in same space. *3 dc, ch 1* in each space around. Sl st to ch 3. Finish off C3. (12 ch 1 spaces; 12 ch 3 clusters 36 dcs in total)
Round 4: Join C1 with sc in any ch 1 space. Ch 6, sc in next ch 1 space (corner made.) #*ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp* twice. Ch 6, sc in next ch 1 sp# Repeat between # 3 more times ending with a sl st in starting sc. Finish off C1. (4 ch 6 corners; 8 ch 3 spaces; 12 sc)
Round 5: Join C2 with sl st in a ch 6 space. Ch 3 (counts as first dc) 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner. (corner made.) *ch 1, 3 dc* in each ch 3 space around When you reach the corner ch 6 space, #ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc# Repeat between * 3 more times, and between # when you reach the corner. Ch 1 then sl st into 3rd ch of starting ch 3. Finish off C2. (4 3dc clusters per side.)
Round 6: Join C3 in corner space with sl st. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. (corner made.) Dc in each dc and ch 1 space around. When you reach the corner *3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc* Repeat around square. Finish off C3. (21 dcs per side)
Round 7: Optional. Join C1 in corner space with sl st. Repeat round 6 substituting sc for dc, or any stitch necessary to give you a 6 inch square.
Special thanks to Cindy (craftADDchick) for testing. For this block she used Bernat Worsted, Red Heart Super Saver, and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and left off round 7.
Pattern copyright Jillian Bankert/OnePinkHippo. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, or sell or distribute this pattern. You may sell items made from this pattern. If you wish to use this pattern, please link to it, but do not reprint it on your site. Original post.