Crochet Doric Square

The Doric order was one of the three orders of ancient Greek architecture. The other two orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian. The Doric is most easily recognised by the simple circular capitals at the top of columns. It was the earliest and the simplest of the orders.


What you'll need
You can choose any yarn you like to crochet this square motif. Just to give you an idea of the size, with dmc embroidery thread and 2,5 mm crochet hook, the square is about 8 cm (about 3 inches).
You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.


Instructions
Make a magic ring.

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in the ring, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, * ch 5, skip 1 dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, * ch 2, in ch-5 sp work (dc, ch 5, dc), ch 2 **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, * ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, in ch-5 sp work (dc, ch 3, dc), ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2 **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, * (ch 2, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 2, in ch-3 sp work (dc, ch 3, dc), (ch 2, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 2 **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, * (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 2, in ch-3 sp work (dc, ch 3, dc), (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 2 **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

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Abbreviations
ch chain
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space
( ) work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks
 *
work instructions following * as many times as indicated
This tutorial is for personal use only
You can use it to make as many motifs as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends, but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!