Updated: Oct 18, 2021
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The Farmer's Field Square features beautifully textured diagonal lines created by working the TSS in a unique way. It measures 12x12 inches and is worked from corner to corner.
The downloadable pdf offers easy to follow instructions, a stitch count chart, and step by step example photos so there's no confusion!
BEHIND THE NAME:
This square was originally named the Deliciously Diagonal Square but the longer I looked at it, the more it reminded me of the perfect lines in fields created from sprayer tracks.
You're probably thinking that's random, but growing up, my dad owned an ag and home supply store, so I know all about the work and pride that goes into spraying fields and achieving those perfect lines.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
OTHER: blocking mats
– decrease (See special stitches.)
- RetP – return pass (See notes.)
- sc – single crochet
- slst – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- tss – Tunisian simple stitch
GAUGE: 16 tss x 12 rows = 4 inches
- Remaining loop on hook at beginning of row counts as st
- Square is worked from corner to corner
- Return pass = y/o, pull through 1 loop, *y/o, pull through 2 loops*, repeat ** until 1 loop remains
- Final measurement (after blocking): 12” x 12”
full stitch: place hook through space between previously worked vertical bar and next vertical bar, y/o, pull up a loop.
decrease: place hook under next 2 vertical bars, y/o, pull up a loop.
full-slst: place hook through space between previously worked vertical bar and next vertical bar, y/o, pull up a loop, pull loop through previous loop on hook.
tss-slst: place hook around next vertical bar, y/o, pull up a loop, pull loop through previous loop on hook.
ROW 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 st)
ROW 2: tss into 2nd ch, tss in last ch, RetP - 3 sts
ROW 3: *full st (counts as inc), tss* repeat ** 1x, RetP - 5 sts
ROW 4: *full st (counts as an inc), tss*, tss across until 1 st remains, repeat **, RetP - 7 sts
NOTE: You’re about to work specific types of slip stitches. See Special Stitches for instructions and remember to slst very loosely!
ROW 5: full-slst, tss-slst across, TURN - 7 sts
NOTE: The following example photos are for ROW 6.
ROW 6: tight ch 1 (counts as first st), place hook into front loop of FIRST st (counts as an inc), y/o, pull up a loop, *place hook into front loop of next st, y/o, pull up a loop*, repeat ** across, place hook into side, y/o, pull up a loop (counts as inc), RetP - 9 sts
ROWS 7-9: *full st (counts as an inc), tss*, tss across until 1 st remains, repeat **, RetP
ROWS 10-30: repeat rows 5-9
ROW 31: tss-slst across until 3 sts remain, tss-slst-dec, tss, TURN - 45 sts
ROW 32: tightly ch 1, *place hook into fl of NEXT st, y/o, pull up a loop*, repeat ** across, RetP - 45 sts
ROWS 33-35: tss 2 tog, tss across until 3 sts remain, tss 2 tog, tss in last st, RetP
ROWS 36-57: Repeat rows 31-35.
ROW 58: dec, dec, RetP - 3 sts
ROW 59: dec-tss-slst (Place hook under next 2 vertical bars, y/o, pull up a loop, pull loop through loop on hook.) - 1 st
ROW 1 (Border): tight ch 1 (does not count as stitch), *sc across until corner, 3 scs in corner*, repeat ** around and f/o.
Weave in all ends and wet block to 12x12".