Paris 1925


Paris 1925

This little square is all dressed up (complete with a bow tie in the middle). That's because he's off to Paris for the 1925 World's Fair!  It was at this fair that art deco design made its debut, and this square is a meant as tribute to the beauty and simplicity of deco design.

I am excited to announce that this square will be the June 6" square for the 2020 Ravelry BAM CAL (you can link to the Ravelry BAM CAL group here).  I can't wait to see what all the talented members of the group do with it.  The pattern is available free below.  I hope you enjoy!!

Special thanks to the following Ravlery members for testing this square:
hrdnglynne, MawMawsGarden, skyhookdesigns, and madaboutpooh. 

-Lisa


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Materials:

·       Size H/5 mm crochet hook;
·       Tapestry needle for weaving in ends;
·       Worsted weight yarns in the brand/color of your choice. 

I used the following colors:  


Bold colors (photo top):
Cool colors (photo end):
A
Burnt Pumpkin 
Glacier 
B
Red 
Sea Blue 
C
Aubergine 
Antique Teal 
D
Mid Green 
Dark Denim 
E
Sungold 
Linen 
F
Graphite 

All yarns Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn

Hook Size/Gauge:

Using an H size hook I was able to obtain a 6” square.

Basic Terms/Abbreviations Used (US):

ch – chain                                                       BPsc – back post single crochet
yo – yarn over                                                FPsc – front post single crochet  
slst – slip stitch                                              BPhdc – back post half double crochet 
sc – single crochet                                         FPdc – front post double crochet
hdc – half double crochet                              BPdc – back post double crochet
dc – double crochet                                    
tr – triple crochet                                         

For reference ease, special stitches are defined in the rounds they are used in.

Round 1:

With color A, ch 4.  (2 dc, ch 3, slst) in 4th ch from hook.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, slst) in same ch.  DO NOT fasten off.  4 ch-3 spaces and 4 dc. Your piece will look like a little bow tie!




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Round 2:

Slst into the next ch-3 space.  Ch 3 – counts as 1st dc.  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space.  *Dc in the next 2 dcs.  (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch-3 space.  (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch-3 space.* Repeat * to * once more, omitting (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) on final repeat.  Join with a slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 and fasten off. You should now have a square with 4 ch-2 corners and 6 stitches per side.



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Round 3:

Join color B with a standing dc in any ch-2 corner space.  (Hdc, dc, tr, ch 1, tr, dc, hdc, dc) in same space.  *Skip the next 3 stitches, (dc, ch 1, dc) between the 3rd and 4th dc of the side, skip the next 3 stitches.  (Dc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 1, tr, dc, hdc, dc) in the next ch-2 corner space.*  Repeat * to * 3 more times, omitting corner sequence on final repeat.  Join with a slst to beginning dc and fasten off – or alternately use the invisible join as we will be back posting in the next round. 10 stitches and 1 ch-1 space per side.



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Round 4:



Recommended – Shallow Post Stitches – It is recommended that you work your back post stitches ‘shallow’ in this pattern – this will create a more even look.  To shallow post, insert hook at the very top of your stitches, just under the back and front loops and above the 3rd loop of your stitches rather than dropping beneath the 3rd loop and working around the post itself (see photo above – hook entering stitch from back to front above the 3rd loop and arrow is showing where hook will exit from front to back above 3rd loop to complete the stitch). Photo from different pattern.

Join color C with a standing hdc in any corner space.  (Ch 2, hdc) in same space. * BPhdc around the next 4 stitches.  You should have a set of 3 dc from Round 2 directly below your next stitch - working in front of your Round 3 stitches, FPdc around the center dc of this Round 2 set.  Returning to Round 3- skip the next stitch, (Dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch-1 space.  Again working in front of your Round 3 stitches, FPdc around the center dc of the next set of 3 dc set from Round 2. Returning to Round 3 – skip the next stitch, BPhdc around the last 4 stitches of side.  (Hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next corner space.* Repeat * to * 3 more times, omitting corner sequence on final repeat.  Join with a slst to beginning hdc and fasten off - or alternately use the invisible join as we will be back posting in the next round.  14 stitches and 1 ch-1 space per side.


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Round 5:

Join color D with a standing sc in any corner space.  (Ch 2, sc) in same space. *BPsc in next 5 stiches. Skip the next 2 stitches, (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch-1 space – shell made.  Skip the next 2 stitches, BPsc in the last 5 stitches.  (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the next ch-2 space. Skip the next 2 stitches, BPsc in the next 5 stitches.  (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the next corner space.*  Repeat * to * 3 more times, omitting corner sequence on final repeat.  Join with a slst to beginning sc and fasten off - or alternately use the invisible join as we will be back posting in the next round.  16 stitches, 2 ch-1 spaces and 1 ch-2 space per side.



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Round 6:

Special Stitch – Puff –  [Yo, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, pull up a loop] 4 times – 9 loops on hook.  Yo and pull through all 9 loops, close with a ch-1.  For pattern purposes, closing chain does not count toward subsequent stitches.

Join color E with a standing dc in any corner space.  (Ch 2, dc) in same space.  *BPdc in next 6 stitches.  Ch-2, skip the next (dc, ch-1 space, dc),  puff in center ch 2 of the shell.  Ch 2, skip the next {dc , ch-1 space, dc}, BPdc around the next 6 stitches.  (Dc, ch 2, dc) in the next corner space. *  Repeat * to * 3 more times, omitting corner sequence on final repeat.  Join with a slst to beginning dc and fasten off.  14 dc, 1 puff, and 2 ch-2 spaces per side.



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Round 7:

Special stitch – Long sc – insert hook into indicated stitch or space.  Pull up a long loop - to the height of the row you are currently working on – 2 loops on hook.  Yo and pull through both loops. This stitch is also commonly referred to as a spike stitch.

If you are using the colors suggested for the pattern per the chart at the beginning, please note that for this round, the ‘bold’ colorway letter is listed first.

Join color F/B with a standing sc in any corner space. Ch 2, sc in same space.  *Sc in the next 7 stitches. Long sc in the ch-1 space between the first 2 stitches of the next Round  5 shell – you will work over your Round 6 stitches, enclosing them.  FPsc around the Round 6 puff.  Long sc in the ch-1 space between the last 2 stitches of the Round 5 shell - you will work over your Round 6 stitches, enclosing them.  Sc in the next 7 Round 6 stitches.  (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the next corner space. *  Repeat * to * 3 more times, omitting corner sequence on final repeat.  Join with a slst to beginning sc and fasten off.  19 stitches per side.  



Please Remember:

This pattern was written and designed by me, Lisa Mauser, for This Little Hook of Mine. I am happy to share it with you, but this pattern belongs to me and I retain all rights.  You may not distribute, sell, or share this pattern, or any parts of it.  If you wish to share the pattern, please refer the party you are sharing it with to the original pattern link.

Though this pattern has been tested, it is not perfect.  If you find a mistake, please let me know in the comments section below, or private message me on Ravelry.  Thank you for respecting my property.  Hope you enjoyed the pattern!



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