Square number 4 is taken from the ‘Vogue Dictionary of Crochet Stitches’ (1984, Conde Nast Publications Ltd). Strangely, none of the stitches in this book are named so I have named it myself- the zigzag stitch!!
The stitch is similar to a half treble decrease across two stitches, so for the purposes of the pattern I’m going to call it a htr2tog.
For the htr2tog: yoh, put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back, yoh, put hook through next stitch along, yoh pull back, you should now have 5 loops on your hook, yoh, pull through all 5
This stitch should be made with an even number of chains plus a turning chain of 2, so I began with a chain of 26 which is a base of 24 + 2 turning chains.
Row 1- yoh, put hook through 3rd chain, yoh, pull back, yoh, put hook through next chain along, yoh pull back, you should now have 5 loops on your hook, yoh, pull through all 5 (htr2tog), *ch 1, repeat the htr2tog across next 2 ch** repeat from * to ** til end, you should have 12 htr2togs!
Row 2- ch 2, htr2tog (yoh, put hook through stitch at top of the first htr2tog of previous row, yoh, pull back, yoh, put hook under the 1ch space, yoh pull back, yoh pull through all 5 loops), *ch 1, htr2tog** repeat from * to 8* across row. the final part of the last htr2tog will be made by putting your hook under the 2 chain turning chain.
Repeat row 2 until desired height (for me this was 16 rows)
Our collection of squares is growing and so far I have enjoyed them all! I’m hoping to get the next pattern written up later this week..
Let me know how you’re getting on!!