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Cable Hearts

12 inch square

Copyright 2002 Chris Simon



H hook or size needed for gauge. First 3 rounds measure approximately 4 inches square.

Stitch Guide:

fptr - YO twice, insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

split fptr - YO twice, insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times (2 loops left on hook), YO twice, insert hook from front to back around post of next st indicated, YO and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times, YO and draw through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next 3 dc, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 2 dc, skip next dc, in next dc, work (fptr, dc, fptr), skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 2 dc, skip next dc, in next dc, work (fptr, dc, fptr), skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 3 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 3, skip next dc, dc in next 3 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 3, skip next dc, dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 4 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 4, dc in same st, dc in next 4 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 4, skip next dc, dc in next 4 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 4, dc in same st, dc in next 4 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 4, skip next dc, dc in next 4 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 5 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 5, dc in same st, dc in next 6 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 5, skip next dc, dc in next 5 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 5 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 5, dc in same st, dc in next 6 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 5, skip next dc, dc in next 5 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 6 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 6, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st, skip next dc, in next dc, work (fptr, dc, fptr), skip next dc, dc in next 3 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 6, skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 6 dc, skip next dc, fptr around 1st fptr in rnd 6, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st, skip next dc, in next dc, work (fptr, dc, fptr), skip next dc, dc in next 3 st, fptr around 2nd fptr in rnd 6, skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 10 st, split fptr around 1st and 2nd fptr in rnd 7, working behind fptr, dc in 2nd skipped dc, dc in next st (same st as 2nd half of split fptr), dc in next 3 st, split fptr around 3rd and 4th fptr in rnd 7, working behind fptr, dc in 2nd skipped dc, dc in next st (same st as 2nd half of split fptr), dc in next 8 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 10 st, split fptr around 1st and 2nd fptr in rnd 7, working behind fptr, dc in 2nd skipped dc, dc in next st (same st as 2nd half of split fptr), dc in next 3 st, split fptr around 3rd and 4th fptr in rnd 7, working behind fptr, dc in 2nd skipped dc, dc in next st (same st as 2nd half of split fptr), dc in next 8 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 15 times, dc in next st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 15 times, dc in next st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, slip st into ch 2 sp.

Measure work. If square measures 11 inches, use Rnd 10A. If square measures 11 1/2 inches, use Rnd 10B.

Rnd 10A: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each dc and each ch 1 sp, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each dc and each ch 1 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more. Finish off.

Rnd 10B: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp, * 3 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more. Finish off.



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