Robins nest square

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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

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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,

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join white yarn and slst into 3rd ch

(12 clusters of 2tr).

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Row 3: ch3,

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2tr in same sp,

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*3tr in next ch space*,

repeat * * x10 times

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join with slst in ch3

(12 clusters of 3tr).

Row 4: join green yarn in any space and ch3,

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3tr in same sp, ch1

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*4tr in next space, ch1*,

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repeat * * x10 times,  join with slst in ch3

(12 clusters of 4tr)

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

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4tr in same sp, ch1

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*5tr in next space, ch1*,

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repeat * * x10 times, join with slst in ch3

(12 clusters of 5tr)

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

5tr in same sp, ch1,

*6tr in next sp, ch1*,

repeat * * x10 times, join with ss in ch3

(12 clusters of 6tr)

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

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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 space, 6tr in next space,

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6tr in next space, ch3,

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6tr in same space*        (2nd corner made),

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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,

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ch2

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6tr in same space (corner made),

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1tr in next 5sts,

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dc in next space (indicated by needle)

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 1tr in next 5sts,

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dc in next space, 1tr in next 5sts,

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dc in next space, 1tr in next 5sts*,

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repeat * * x2times

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6tr in ch3 space, ch2, 6tr in same space (corner made)

1tr in next 5sts,  dc in next space,

1tr in next 5 sts, dc in next space,

1tr in next 5 sts,

 slst to beginning 3rd ch to finish.

Weave in ends.

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Pin out to block… this is really worth the extra effort.  I just pinned this square to a clean towel,

then spritz with water and leave to dry.

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blocking really makes the the world of difference…

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A very versatile yarny square.  

Happy hooking

xxxxx