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Well, they remind me of the Art Deco period.  I can’t remember where I got this pattern from. The pattern is for one square and in U.S. terms.  Make 4 of them and sew them together.

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Round  1: ch 16 and form a ring with a slip stitch
Round  2: Sc 24 in ring.  Join in 1st Sc with a slip stitch
Round  3: Ch 3 (this is the 1st Dc).  5 Dc in the next 5 Sc, Ch 4. * 6Dc in the next 6 Sc.  Repeat from * until you have 4 corners and join to the 1st Dc with a slip stitch.
Round 4: Ch 1.  Sc in same stitch and in next 5 stitches.  4 Sc in the chain 4 opening. *Sc in next 6 stitches. 4 Sc in the chain opening.  Repeat from * to end and slip stitch in 1st stitch
Round 5: Chain 3 (Again, this is the 1st Dc). Dc in next 5 stitches.  Ch 10. Skip 4 Sc you made over the Chain 4 loop and *Dc in next 6 stitches.  Ch 10. Skip 4 Sc.  Repeat from * to end.  Join with slip stitch.
Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in same stitch and in next 5 stitches.  Sc 10 stitches in Ch 10 loop. * Sc in next 6 stitches. Sc 10 stitches in Chain 10 loop.  Repeat from * to end and close with a slip stitch.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

After sewing the 4 blocks together, pin to a folded towel and use a steam iron to block.  Do not touch the iron to the coaster, just give it as many blasts of steam as you want.  Let dry in place and remove pins.  If you put the iron on the stitches it tends to flatten them too much.

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There are endless possibilities with this pattern – scarves, tablecloths, afghans (with thicker yarn).

 

Hope you have fun with this!

Finished set in my Etsy Shop (Yeah, everything I make goes there):

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I love to crochet plaid because I never know exactly how the pattern will turn out and I am always pleasantly surprised at how the colors blend.  This is a blanket I made for a dollhouse.  I used fine crochet cotton so it would drape properly for the scale of the dolls.
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I’ve made plaid scarves and afghans with this.

Want to give it a try?

Here ya go:
1. Choose your colors and decide which will be the most dominant, the next dominant and so on.
2. Decide how many rows of each color and in what order you want them
3. Decide how wide you want the piece, chain to that length and add 6 chains.
4. Dc in 6th chain from hook
5. Ch1, skip next chain and dc in next. Continue to the end.  Chain 4 and turn (this equals 1dc and 1ch) skip 1 ch sp and 1 dc in next dc
6. Continue with your choice of colors until you get half way through your afghan.  At this point reverse your colors until you finish your mesh.

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7. You have been crocheting east/west for the mesh, now you need to make chains (in the same color order as you used for the mesh) and weave them north/south

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8. Finish off the ends as fringe or sew them in to the fabric.

I hope you have fun with this!

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