V Is for Valentine Square
V Is for Valentine Square

Designed by Melanie Stiles
Copyright February 2001

Finished size:  7 inches
Materials:  Small amount of worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (pink and white), size G crochet hook

Beg V-st:  ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc
V-stitch:  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

With pink, ch 12; join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, work (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ring, work V-st in ring 7 times. Join in top of beg ch-3
Rnd 2:  Sl st into first ch-2 sp, work beg V-st in same sp, sk next 4 dc, * V-st in next ch-2 sp, sk next 4 dc; rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. (8 V-sts)
Rnd 3:  Sl st into first ch-2 sp, work beg V-st in same sp, sk next 2 dc, work V-st in sp between 2 V-sts, work V-st in next V-st, sk next 2 dc, work V-st in sp between next 2 V-sts, sk next 2 dc, * work V-st in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dc, work V-st in sp between next 2 V-sts, work V st in next V-st, sk next 2 dc, work V-st in sap between next 2 V-sts; rep from *  around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. (16 V-sts)
Rnd 4:  Sl st into first ch-2 sp, work beg V-st in same sp, work V-st in each ch-2 sp around, join with a sl st in top of beg. ch-3.  Finish off pink.
Rnd 5:  Join white with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) [sc in sp between next 2 V-sts, 3 sc in ch-2 sp of next V-st] three times, sc between next 2 V-sts, * in next V-st work (3  dc, ch 3, 3 dc) [ sc in sp between next 2 V-sts, 3 sc in next V-st} three times, sc in sp between next 2 V-sts; rep from * twice more, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 6:  Ch 3, dc in each st to ch-3 corner sp, * work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), dc in each st across to corner sp; rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.  Finish off white.
Rnd 7:  Join pink with a sl st in any ch=3 corner sp, * work 3 sc in corner sp, sc in each st across to next corner sp; rep from * around.  Finish off and weave in all ends.
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