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Smiley Face Sampler Square April 15, 2001 by Lee Ann Hamm (Crochet...Gotta Love It!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2001
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Materials:
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (white)
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (yellow)
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (black)
Crochet hook size E/4/9/3.5MM

Stitch Notes (American):
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Yarn Over (YO)
Beginning (beg)

Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch
Finished size: 6 1/2" (inches)

Notes: When necessary, work over unused strand to carry it along in work. Odd-numbered rows are read from right to left on chart and even-numbered rows are read from left to right on chart. Row 1 is the bottom of chart and Row 24 is the top of the chart. Each square on chart equals 1 sc stitch. White squares = white color yarn; yellow squares=yellow color yarn; black squares=black color yarn

Additional Notes: To change colors, work a sc with the old color, then, pull the new color through the last two loops to complete that single crochet.

To begin, ch 25.
Row 1: (With white) 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across; ch 1, turn (now and thoughout pattern). (24 sc).
Rows 2 & 3: 1 Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (24 sc).
Row 4: 1 Sc in each of 1st 8 sc; (change to yellow), 1 sc in each of next 8 sc; (change to white), 1 sc in each of last 8 sc; ch 1, turn.
Row 5: 1 Sc in each of 1st 6 sc; (change to yellow), 1 sc in each of next 12 sc; (change to white), 1 sc in each of last 6 sc; ch 1, turn.
Rows 6 - 24: Continue pattern according to chart making necessary color changes where indicated. At the end of last row, fasten off the 2 colors you do not wish to edge with (be sure to leave at least 6 inches for sewing on these ends so your squares won't come apart).

EDGING:
Work a sc edging all around the perimeter as follows: 1 sc in each row along sides; 1 sc in opposite side of each foundation ch on bottom; 1 sc in each sc across top and also working 3 sc in each corner to prevent curling. Sl st to beg sc and fasten off leaving at least a 6" (inch) length of yarn for sewing in. Sew in all ends with a large-eyed sewing needle.

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