Time Required :
About an hour
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warm up america crochet square

Join America's needleworkers in making warm afghan blankets for those in need. Create 7"x9" rectangular sections and donate them at your favorite Michaels store.
Step 1
ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = Chain Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
Yo = Yarn Over
Sk = Skip
St = Stitch(es)
Sl = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space(s)
Rep = Repeat 
Step 2
Base Row: Ch 13; dc in fifth ch and next 6 ch; ch 1, sk 1, dc in last ch.

Round 1: Ch 5, 3 dc around last dc made in Base Row; ch 2 / 2 dc in same sp, dc in first dc, [fpdc around next dc, dc in next st] three times; 2 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc; dc in first dc, [fpdc around next dc, dc in next st] three times; work last dc in sp. Sl st in third ch of ch-5 to end round.
 
Round 2: Sl st into corner sp, work first corner, *dc in first st, fpdc around center dc, dc in last st; corner in next corner sp, dc in first dc, fpdc around next dc, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] three times, fpdc around next dc, dc in last st**, corner in next corner sp; rep from * to **. Sl st in top of ch-3 to end round.

Round 3: Sl st across into corner sp, work first corner, *dc in first st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st, fpdc around center fpdc, dc in next st, fpdc around next st; dc in last st; corner in next corner sp; dc in first st, fpdc around next dc, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] five times, fpdc around next dc, dc in last st**, corner in next corner sp; rep from * to **. Sl st in top of ch-3 to end round.

Round 4: Sl st across into corner sp, work first corner, *dc in first st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] three times, fpdc around next st, dc in last st; corner in next corner sp; dc in first dc, fpdc around next dc, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] seven times, fpdc around next dc, dc in last st**, corner in next corner sp; rep from * to **. Sl st in top of ch-3 to end round.

Round 5: Sl st across into corner sp, work first corner, *dc in first st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] five times, fpdc around next st, dc in last st; corner in next corner sp; dc in first dc, fpdc around next dc, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] nine times, fpdc around next dc, dc in last st**, corner in next corner sp; rep from * to **. Sl st in top of ch-3 to end round.

Round 6: Sl st across into corner sp, work first corner, *dc in first st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] seven times, fpdc around next st, dc in last st; corner in next corner sp; dc in first dc, fpdc around next dc, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] 11 times, fpdc around next dc, dc in last st**, corner in next corner sp; rep from * to **. Sl st in top of ch-3 to end round.

Round 7: Sl st across into corner sp, work first corner, *dc in first st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] nine times, fpdc around next st, dc in last st; corner in next corner sp; dc in first dc, fpdc around next dc, dc in next st, [fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next st] 13 times, fpdc around next dc, dc in last st**, corner in next corner sp; rep from * to **. Sl st in top of ch-3 to end round. 
 
Tip: Use any color of Red Heart® Soft™ yarn to create the color square of your choice. 
Step 3
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