Sunday, October 15, 2017

Softie Block O, Free Crochet Pattern

Softie
Block “O”
EveryDayWomanCrochet

designs by Sheri K.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Each side measures 6” square.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced.


MATERIALS:

Red Heart Classic Worsted Weight Yarn:
·         33 yards Color A (#818/Blue Jewel)
·         55 yards Color B (#689/Forest Green)
·         33 yards Color C (#261/Maize)
·         28 yards Color D (#336/Warm Brown)
·         44 yards Color E (#230/Yellow)

Crochet hook size G/6-4.00mm
Yarn Needle (for working in ends)
Polyester fiberfill.

GAUGE:
7 single crochet X 7 rows = 2” square.

STITCHES USED /ABBREVIATIONS:
Photo illustrations of stitches begin next page.
·         Color A = CA
·         Color B = CB
·         Color C = CC
·         Color D = CD
·         Color E = CE
·         Chain = ch
·         Slip stitch = sl st
·         Single Crochet = sc
·         Back loop only – blo
·         Carry color across = (cca)
·         Carry color forward = (ccf)
·         Double crochet = dc
·         Half double crochet = hdc
·         Front post single crochet = fpsc
·         Back post single crochet = bpsc
·         Surface slip stitch = Ssl st.


PATTERN NOTES:

The Sides are worked in one piece, with the Corners added on at the end. The Top and Bottom are worked separately and then crocheted onto the Sides.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

The chain-1 at the beginning of the rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.

When changing colors, work with current color until 1 stitch remains, change to new color on the last yarn over when working the remaining stitch. Work with changed color until another color change is indicated.

The chain-2 at the beginning of the row counts as the 1st stitch. When beginning a row with a chain-2 do not work in the 1st stitch of that row.

 Each section of the pattern is printed below followed by a step-by-step photo demonstration slideshow. A downloadable/printable PDF of the pattern can be found at the bottom of the post.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

SIDES:

SIDE 1:

With CA ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs across.

Rows 2 – 19: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CB. Fasten off CA ONLY.



SIDE 2:

Row 21: (Right Side Row): Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the next 20 sc.

Rows 22 – 24: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Rows 25 – 28: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CC (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CB (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CC (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CB (ccf), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc.

Fasten off CC.

Rows 29 – 32: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc changing to CC (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CB (ccf), 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc.

Fasten off CC.

Rows 33 – 36: Repeat Rows 25 – 28.

Fasten off CC.

Rows 37 – 39: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 40: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CD.

Fasten off CB.






SIDE 3:

Row 41: Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Rows 42 – 59: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 60: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CE, fasten off CD only.





SIDE 4:

Row 61: Ch 2, turn. Work 1 dc in the blo of each of the next 18 sc, hdc in the blo of the next sc.

Row 62: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next st, [fpsc, bpsc] 9 times, 1 sc in the next st.

Row 63: Ch 2, turn. Work 1 dc in each of the next 18 sts, 1 hdc in the next st.

Row 64: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next st, [bpsc, fpsc] 9 times, 1 sc in the next st.

Row 65: Repeat Row 63.

Row 66: Repeat Row 62.

Row 67: Repeat Row 63.

Row 68: Repeat Row 64.

Row 69: Repeat Row 63.

Row 70: Repeat Row 62.

Row 71: Repeat Row 63.

Row 72: Repeat Row 64.

Row 73: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sts across.

Fasten off.






OCTOPUS DESIGN:

The Octopus Design is worked on the surface of Side 1 using the Ssl st.


For each Ssl st indicated, first count the all stitches on the surface of the Side in the indicated direction then work the Ssl st. All stitches and directions are counted from the current location of the hook making sure the Side is positioned according to the initial positioning instructions. 


Work on Side 1 with the beginning chain towards the right and the last row worked on the left with the ends of the rows towards you.

BODY and 1ST 4 LEGS:

Using CD, beginning on the right bottom corner of Side 1, count 2 stitches up, then count 2 stitches to the left. Join yarn.

Sslst 1: Count 1 stitch up, work a ssl st
Ssl st 2 and 3: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up, work a ssl st.

Note: after each Ssl st count instruction “…” means “work a ssl st.”

Ssl st 4 and 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6 and 7: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 13 – 15: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 16 and 17: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 18: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 19: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 20 and 21: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 22: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 23: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 24 and 25: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 26 – 28: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 29: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 30: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 31 and 32: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 33: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 34 and 35: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 36 – 38: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 39: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 40: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 41: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 42 – 44: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 45 and 46: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 47: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 48 – 50: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 51: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 52 and 53: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 54: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 55: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 56 and 57: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 58 – 60: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 61 and 62: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 63 and 64: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 65: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 66 and 67: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 68 and 69: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 70: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 71 and 72: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 73: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 74 – 76: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 77 and 78: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 79 and 80: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 81 and 82: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 83: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 84 and 85: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 86: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 87 and 88: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 89: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 90: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

5TH LEG:

Locate ssl st 7 on Body, join CD in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2 and 3: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11 – 13: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

6TH LEG:

Locate ssl st 12 on 5th Leg, join CD in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2 and 3: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5 and 6: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.



7TH LEG:

Locate ssl st 32 on Body, join CD in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 – 3: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 4 and 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

8Th LEG:

Locate ssl st 2 on 7th Leg, join CD in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.

1ST EYE:

Locate ssl st 11 on Body, Count 2 stitches to the left, join CC.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2 and 3: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6 – 8: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

Locate 1st Eye joining, join CB in the same stitch.
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch left…

Fasten off.

2ND EYE:

Locate ssl st 8 on 1st Eye, count 2 stitches to the left, join CC.

Ssl st 1 – 3: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6 and 7: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

Locate ssl st 1 on 2nd Eye, join CB in the same stitch.

Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

MOUTH:

Locate 1st Eye joining, count 1 stitch down, join CE.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.







CORNERS:

1st Corner: Fold the Sides so that the beginning ch on Side 1 is lined up with the sc of Row 73 on Side 4 and the wrong sides are together. Working through BOTH the beginning ch and Row 73 together, join CE in the 1st set of stitches. Ch 1, continuing to work through BOTH together, sc in the same stitches as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 stitches across. Fasten off.

2nd Corner: Working in the unused front loops on Row 20, join CE in the 1st unused front loop. Ch 1, work 1 sc in the same stitch as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 unused front loops. Fasten off.

3rd Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 40, repeat 2nd Corner.

4th Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 60, repeat 2nd Corner.





TOP:

With CB ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.


CAPITAL “O”


OUTLINE:

Locate the right end of Row 3. Count 9 stitches to the left, join CA.

Ssl st 1- 3: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6 – 9: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch up.…
Ssl st 12 – 14: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 15 and 16: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 17 – 19: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 20: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 21: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 22 – 25: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 26: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 27: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 28 – 30: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 31 and 32: Count 1 stitch right…

INSIDE:

Locate Outline joining, count 1 stitch up, join CA.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5 – 8: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11 and 12: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 13 and 14: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 15 and 16: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 17: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 18: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 19 – 22: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 23: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 24: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 25 and 26: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 27 and 28: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

TOP JOINING:

The Top will be joined to the Sides by working through BOTH the edges of the Top and Sides together, using CE.

With wrong sides facing each other, line up Row 20 of Top with the ends of the rows of any Side section. Join yarn in the 1st sc, *work 20 sc evenly across. Insert hook in the same stitch as last stitch worked in of Top ONLY, insert hook into the end sc of corresponding Corner, pull up a loop through both stitches together to work a sc.**

[Continuing to work around the Top and Sides together, with wrong sides facing each other and joining the next edge of the Top to the next Side, repeat from * to **] 3 times. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc.

Fasten off.



BOTTOM:

With CC ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.



LOWER CASE “o”:


OUTLINE:

With the beginning ch towards you locate the right end of Row 3, count 8 stitches to the left, join CD.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3 – 6: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9 – 12: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 13 and 14: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 15 – 18: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 19 and 20: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 21 – 24: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

INSIDE:

Locate Outline joining, count 1 stitch up, join CD.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2 – 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7 – 10: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 12 – 15: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 16: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 17 – 20: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.


BOTTOM JOINING:

Stuff the Sides with fiberfill.

Join the Bottom to the Sides in the same way as the Top Joining.





Softie
Block “O”

By
EveryDayWomanCrochet
designs by Sheri K.
Original Publishing Date:
March 20, 2017

This pattern is intellectual property of EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K.
The purchaser of this pattern may not reproduce, publish, or share this pattern in whole or in part. They may, however, sell any number of finished items crocheted from this pattern.





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