WiJ CAL Square 21 – Dragonfly Pattern

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Background Story and Designer's Thoughts

If you are interested in the background story and thoughts about the inspiration for design, colour and choice of stitches used, you can do that here:

Season 2 Wrapped in Jamie – Dragonfly Background Story

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

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Image Overlay Crochet Terminology 'Petranese' explained

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Video Tutorials

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Permission for these videos was granted to Black Sheep crochet by Veronika Gadulová of Tkanne.

A Czech version of this video is available on Veronika’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLyEuNpTfg3BYbfTdaFexKg

Right-handed video

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Season 2 Wrapped in Jamie CAL – Dragonfly

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

or Veronika’s Tkanee website

Not on Ravelry?

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Translations

This patterns is currently only available in Image Overlay Crochet terminology based on US terms. 

There are plans to have it translated into different languages later on. If you are experienced and would like to support the translations, please contact the designer.

THIS PATTERN MUST NOT BE TRANSLATED INTO ANOTHER LANGUAGE (EXCEPT FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE) WITHOUT THE DESIGNER’S WRITTEN PERMISSION!

Permission for the English (and a later available German) version of this pattern is granted by Veronika Gadulová of Tkanne to Black Sheep Crochet.

What you will need

If you have made any of the other Wrapped in Jamie squares , you have an approximate idea of the amount you need for one square. 

If this is your first Wrapped in Jamie design, you can get a general idea about yarn requirements here:

Wrapped in Jamie squares Yarn requirements

Here are a few yarn statistics from myself and the testers:

YarnHookGramsMeters/YardsSize
Cascade 220
200m/220yds/100g
5mm
US H/8
55g
1.9oz
110m
120yds
23 x23cm
9 x 9”
Stylecraft Special DK
295m/100g
4mm
US G/6
44g
1.6oz
130m
142yds
25 x 25cm
10 x 10"
Lincraft Makr Cotton 8
100m/109yds/50g
4mm
US G/6
57g
2oz
115m
125yds
22 x 22cm
8 ¾” x 8 ¾”
Brava Worsted
200m/218yds/100g
4.5mm
US G-H/7
85g
3oz
170m
186yds
29 x 29cm
11 ½ x 11 ½ “
Flinders 8ply
115m/125yds/50g
3.5mm
US E/4
47g
1.7oz
108m
119yds
21 x 21 cm
8 ¼ x 8 ¼“

You will also need

  • scissors
  • darning needle to weave in ends
  • stitch markers* (some optional, some highly recommended; this could even be yarn scrap, a hair pin or a paperclip) – if you choose to use stitch markers, it will be good to have at least 4 different colours. And lots of them 😉

Reminder and Important Pattern Notes

Skipping stitches

For each special stitch you make in front, behind, around or in the front loop of another stitch from a previous round, you must leave the stitch behind or in front of the special stitch unworked (skip 1 stitch) unless instructed otherwise. A reminder to skip those stitches will be written under the special stitches for each round, not within the pattern instructions. If more than one special stitch has been worked and therefore more than one stitch needs to be skipped, a reminder is included in the pattern instructions. 

It is not necessary to skip a stitch when the special stitch is being worked over a stitch and therefore envelopes it, as it is for example the case with spike and split spike stitches, hdc-arounds or psc and psc-x.

While we skip a stitch behind a long front post stitch, a front post single crochet does not leave a lot of room for skipping (although technically we still skip at least the top loops of the stitch we fpsc around). 

The main objective here is to avoid unnecessary increases, so please keep that in mind.  

Ch1 and slip stitch

The ch1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch and will be skipped when we slip stitch into the first stitch at the end of each round.

Keep the slip stitch that closes the round loose as it will replace the stitch below as the last stitch of the next round.

Stitch markers

The use of stitch markers* is optional and mainly intended to encourage and support less experienced crocheters. If finding free front loops is easy for you, you are likely to be quicker crocheting without stitch markers. 

    • Optionalstitch markers*placements are suggested for the adventurous beginner and may not be necessary for intermediate and advanced crocheters.
    • Suggestedstitch markers* placements are considered beneficial or essential for correct and easy stitch placement for all crochet levels.

If you follow the suggested stitch markers* placements, take the stitch markers out of the stitch or front loop after the special stitches have been worked, unless instructed otherwise.

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

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Pattern

Underlined and coloured special stitches lead to a video tutorial related to it.  You can find a list of our growing tutorial library here.

Begin with a Magic Circle (MC) or Double Magic Circle (DMC). 

If you are unfamiliar with the MC / DMC or don’t want to use it and you don’t mind the hole in the middle of the square, you can start with 2 ch and crocheting Round 1 into the first ch.

Round 1: Ch1, [sc into MC, ch2] 4 times. Close your MC/DMC tightly. 

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner to close the round. – 1 stitch per side plus ch2 corner space

Alternatively, you can begin with four chains and one slip stitch into the first chain to create a circle; then work (sc, ch2) 4 times over the tail into the centre of the circle. When you pull the tail, the circle will be closed, just like closing an MC.

Hint: If you crochet over the loose tail for a few rounds, you won’t have to weave it in later. Changing the tail’s direction with each round or side will make it more secure.

Round 2: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in BLO] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 3 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • In the free FL of the sc from Round 1

Special Stitches in Round 3:

  • htr_+1-2 in FLOhalf treble crochet in the front loop only of the st 1 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • htr_-1-2 in FLOhalf treble crochet in the front loop only of the st 1 behind and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st.

Round 3: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 

htr_+1-2 in FLO, sc, htr_-1-2 in FLO] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 5 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitch in Round 4:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet through both loops of the next st and through both loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 

Round 4: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, hdcbb-x, sc, hdcbb-x, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 7 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Round 5

Special Stitches in Round 5:

  • fptr_0-2front post treble around the st 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_0-2front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st. 

Round 5: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, fptr_0-2, sc, fptr-L_0-2, 2 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 9 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

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Special Stitch in Round 6:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet through both loops of the next st and through both loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below  

Round 6: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 3 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, hdcbb-x, 3 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 11 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 7:

  • fptr-U_-2-2 –  front post treble under the st it is crossing around the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_+2-2 –  front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st. 

Round 7: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, fptr-L_+2-2, sc, fptr-U_-2-2, 4 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 13 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 8:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fpdc_+1-1 front post double crochet around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fpdc-L_-1-1front post double crochet from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 1 behind and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 8: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, fpdc_+1-1, hdcbb-x, sc in BLO, hdcbb-x, fpdc-L_-1-1, 4 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 15 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour A/red in the free FL of the st from Round 7 
  • Colour B/blue in the FL of the third st of Round 8 from the corner space on each side 

Special Stitches in Round 9:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • tr_+2-1 in FLO – treble in the front loop only of the st 2 ahead and 1 round below  (Colour B/blue stm)
  • tr_-2-1 in FLO treble in the front loop only of the st 2 behind and 1 round below (Colour B/blue stm)
  • 4dc-cluster_0-2 in FLO cluster st made from 4 double crochet together into the front loop only of the st 2 rounds below the next st, close cluster st with ch1 (ch1 is part of this st) (Colour A/red stm)
    Skip 1 st behind each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 9: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, tr_+2-1 in FLO, sc, sc in BLO, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, 4dc-cluster_0-2 in FLO, sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, sc in BLO, sc, tr_-2-1 in FLO] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 17 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional: Keep the stm in until after you have worked Round 10 (blue symbols in visual)

Round 10

Special Stitches in Round 10:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb – double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • tr_+2-2 in FLO treble in the front loop only of the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • tr_-2-2 in FLO treble in the front loop only of the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_+1-2front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st
    1 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr_-1-2  front post treble around the st 1  behind and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 10: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, hdcbb-x, 3 sc, tr_-2-2 in FLO, sc, fptr_-1-2, dcbb, fptr-L_+1-2, sc,  tr_+2-2 in FLO, 3 sc, hdcbb-x, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 19 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

or Veronika’s Tkanee website

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase Dragonfly through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Special Stitches in Round 11:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb – double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fptr_+2-2 –  front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_-2-2 – front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 11: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, fptr_+2-2, 5 sc, hdcbb-x(sc, dcbb) twice, sc, hdcbb-x, 5 sc, fptr-L_-2-2] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 21 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour D in the FL of the third st after the corner on each side

Special Stitches in Round 12:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • tr_+2-1 in FLO – treble in the front loop only of the st 2 st ahead and 1 round below 
  • tr_-2-1 in FLO –  treble in the front loop only of the st 2 st behind and 1 round below 
  • 2TOG-A: fptr-L_-2-2/fptr-L_+2-2/<2tog – 2 front post sts together with:
    – leg 1: a treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below and
    – leg 2: a treble from left (left-handers: from right) around st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • 2TOG-B: fptr-U2_-2-2/fptr_+2-2/<2tog – 2 front post sts together with:
    – leg 1: a treble under leg 2 of the st it is crossing around the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below and
    – leg 2: a treble around the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 12: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, hdcbb-x, sc, sc in BLO, sc, tr_-2-1 in FLO, 3 sc, 2TOG-A, sc, 2TOG-B, 3 sc, tr_+2-1 in FLOsc, sc in BLO, sc, hdcbb-x, c] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 23 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Suggested stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour A/red in the top loops (and around the first leg) of the 2TOG-A
  • Colour B/blue in the top loops (and around the first leg) of the 2TOG-B 

Tip: You will be working in the top loop of each of these marked stitches first in Round 14, so you can put a stm in the top loop, remove it before you are about to work into the st and place it around leg 1 of the respective st and remove it completely after you have worked around that leg.

Special Stitches in Round 13:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb – double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fptr-U_0-2front post treble under the st it is crossing (dtr_+3-2 in FLO from this round) around the st 2 rounds below (= fptr_+2-2 from Round 11) 
  • fptr-L_0-2 front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 rounds below 
  • fptr_+2-1 front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below  
  • fptr-L_-2-1 front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 behind and 1 round below 
  • dtr_+3-2 in FLO double treble in the front loop only of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • dtr-U_-3-2 in FLO double treble under the st it is crossing (fptr-L_0-2) in the front loop only of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 13: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, dtr_+3-2 in FLO, fptr-U_0-2, 3 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, fptr-L_-2-1(sc, dcbb) twice, sc, fptr_+2-1, sc, hdcbb-x, 3 sc, fptr-L_0-2dtr-U_-3-2 in FLO, sc] 4 times.

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 25 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Suggested stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour C/green around the fptr-U_0-2 and the fptr-L_0-2 
  • Colour D/orange around the fptr-L_+2-1 and the fptr-L_-2-1 

Special Stitches in Round 14:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fptr-L_+2-1 – front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2  ahead and 1 round below (= fptr-L_0-2 from Round 13; Colour C/green stm) 
  • fptr_-2-1 – front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below (= fptr-U_0-2 from Round 13; Colour C/green stm) 
  • tr_+2-2 treble into (the top loops of) the st 2 st ahead and 2 rounds below (=  2TOG-A from Round 12; Colour A/red stm) 
  • fptr-U2/1_-2-2 – front post treble under leg 2 of the st it is crossing around leg 1 only of the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below (= under leg 2 of the 2TOG-D from this round, around leg 1 of the 2TOG-B from Round 12; Colour B/blue stm) 
  • 2TOG-C: fptr-L/U_-2-1/tr_+2-2/<2tog 2 sts together with:
    – leg 1: a front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) under the st it is crossing  (= tr_+2-2 from this round) around the st 2 behind and 1 round below (= fptr-L_-2-1 from Round 13; Colour D/orange stm) and
    – leg 2: a treble into (the top loops of) the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below (=  2TOG-B from Round 12; Colour B/blue stm) 
  • 2TOG-D: fptr-U/1_-2-2/fptr_+2-1/<2tog 2 front post sts together with:
    – leg 1: a treble under the st it is crossing around leg 1 only of the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below (= under leg 2 of the 2TOG-C from this round, around the first leg of the 2TOG-A from Round 12; Colour A/red stm) and
    – leg 2: a treble around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below (= fptr_+2-1 from Round 13; Colour D/orange stm) 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 14: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, dcbb, sc, fptr_-2-1, 3 sc, tr_+2-2, sc, 2TOG-C, sc, 2TOG-Dsc, fptr-U2/1_-2-2, 3 sc, fptr-L_+2-1, sc, hdcbb-x, dcbb, 2 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the sc of the starting corner. – 27 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Suggested stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour E/purple around leg 1 of the 2TOG-C 
  • Colour F/pink around leg 1 of the 2TOG-D 

Round 15

Special Stitches in Round 15:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fptr_+1-2 – front post treble around the st 1  ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_-1-2 –  front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 1 behind and 2 rounds below 
  •  2TOG-E: fphdtr_-2-1/fptr-L_+2-1 /<2tog 2 front post sts together with:
    – leg 1: a half double treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below and
    – leg 2: a treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 head and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 15: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, fptr_+1-2, 3 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, 2TOG-E, sc, hdcbb-x, (sc, dcbb) twice, sc, hdcbb-x, sc, 2TOG-Esc, hdcbb-x, 3 sc, fptr-L_-1-2, 2 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 29 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

or Veronika’s Tkanee website

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase Dragonfly through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Special Stitches in Round 16:

  • fpscfront post single crochet around the st below 
  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • tr_+2-2 treble in (the top loops of) the st 2 st ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-U/1_-2-2 –  – front post treble under the st it is crossing around leg 1 only of the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below (= under the tr_+2-2 from this round, around leg 1 of the 2TOG-C  from Round 14, Colour E/purple stm) 
  • fptr-1_-2-2front post treble around leg 1 only of the st 2 behind and
    2 rounds below the next st (around leg 1 only of the 2TOG-D from Round 14, Colour F/pink stm) 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st
    (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 16: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in BLO, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 5 sc, fpsc, sc, tr_+2-2, sc, tr_+2-2, sc*, fptr-U/1_-2-2, sc, fptr-1_-2-2sc, fpsc, 5 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, sc in BLO] 4 times.

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 31 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour A/red in the free FL of the sts from Round 15 

Special Stitches in Round 17:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fphtr_0-2 – front post half treble around the st 2 rounds below 
  • fphtr-L_0-2 – front post half treble from left left-handers: from right) around the st 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_+2-1 – front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st
    2  ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-2-1 – front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 17: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, fphtr_0-2, 5 sc, fptr-L_+2-1(sc, hdcbb-x) twice, sc in BLO, (hdcbb-x, sc) twicefptr_-2-1, 5 sc, fphtr-L_0-2, 4 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 33 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour B/blue in the free FL of the sts from Round 16 

Special Stitches in Round 18:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb – double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fptr_-2-1 – front post treble around the st 2  behind and 1 round below 
  • fptr_+2-2 – front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr-L_-2-2 – front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st
    2 behind and 2 rounds below 
  • 4dc-cluster_0-2 in FLO – cluster st made from 4 double crochet together into the front loop only of the st 2 rounds below, close the cluster st with a ch1 (ch1 is part of this st)  
  • 4tr-cluster_0-3 in FLO – cluster st made from 4 trebles together into the front loop only of the st 3 rounds below, close the cluster st with a ch1 (ch1 is part of this st) 
  • 2TOG-F: fphdtr_-2-0/fptr-L_+2-1/<2tog – 2 front post sts together with:
    – leg 1: a half double treble around the st 2 behind in the same round and
    – leg 2: a treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below 
  • 2TOG-G: fptr_-2-0/fphdtr-L_+2-1/<2tog – 2 front post sts together with:
    – leg 1: a treble around the st 2 behind in the same round and
    – leg 2: a half double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 18: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, 4tr-cluster_0-3 in FLO, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, fptr_-2-1, sc, 2TOG-F, sc, hdcbb-x, sc, fptr_+2-22 sc, 4dc-cluster_0-2 in FLO, 2 sc, fptr-L_-2-2, sc, hdcbb-x, sc, fptr_-2-1, sc, 2TOG-G, sc, dcbb, 2 sc, 4tr-cluster_0-3 in FLO, 2 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 35 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

or Veronika’s Tkanee website

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase Dragonfly through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Special Stitches in Round 19

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb – double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fpsc – front post single crochet around the st  1 round below 
  • fphdc front post half double crochet around the st 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st (does not apply to hdcbb-x).

Round 19: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 3 sc, dcbb, 4 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, fpsc, 3sc, fphdc, 2 sc, dcbb, 2 sc, fphdc, 3 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, fpsc, 4 sc, dcbb, 3 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 37 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Before moving on to Round 20, you will have a major decision to make

  1. Finishing the square without adding a Square Border OR
  2. Finishing the square with a Square Border
    1. With the same colour
    2. With a different colour

1 – Finishing the square without a Square Border

If you do not want to add a Square Border, finish Round 19 with a ss into the first sc of the starting corner, then work Round 20-1 below.

Round 20-1: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 37 sc in 3rd loop] 4 times

Fasten off and finish with an invisible join. – 39 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Weave in the ends.

Congratulations, your Square 21 – Dragonfly is now finished 🙂

2 – Continuing the square with a Square Border

If you do intend to add a Square Border, you can choose between four options in Season 2:

  1. BSC Square Border “Jamie, Claire and Frank” from Season 1 (SB1)
    (free pattern on web page as part of the CAL – PDF version available for purchase January 2022)
  2. BSC Square Border Scotland designed for Season 2 (SB2)
    (free pattern on web page as part of the CAL – PDF version available for purchase in the shop)
  3. Square Border Plants and Herbsdesigned by Veronika Gadulova of Tkanee (SB3) (free pattern on web page as part of the CAL – PDF version available for purchase in the shop)
  4. BSC Square Border “Scottish Cross” designed specifically for this square (SB14) (additional Square Border option  – PDF available for purchase January 2022)

SB21 – Dragonfly Square Border

To continue with any of the Square Borders SB1, SB2 or SB3 above, work either 

2.a) Working the border with the same colour:

Finish Round 19 with a ss into the first sc of the starting corner.

Work any of the finishing options for Round 20 above.

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 39 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Continue with Round 21 as instructed in the border of your choice. 

2.b) Working the border with a different colour:

Finish Round 19 by fastening off and closing with an invisible join. 

Join the new colour, then work any of the finishing options for Round 20 below. 

If you join the new colour with a standing st, omit the ch1 at the beginning of Round 20.

Continue according to the instructions for the respective border you want to add.

Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

or Veronika’s Tkanee website

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase Dragonfly through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

If you want to take pretty pictures, you can block your square. 

There are different ways to block a square, which I will write about in a different post.

You can go thrifty or luxurious with your blocking tools* or a mixture of both. Either way, your squares will most likely look straighter with an increased stitch definition when they have been blocked. 

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Support the Collaboration

Dragonfly was designed by Veronika Gadulová in collaboration with  Black Sheep Crochet. Copyright of the pattern is with Veronika, while Black Sheep Crochet is licensed to bring the pattern to you. By purchasing the pattern through any means below, you are supporting the collaboration team.

 Get Dragonfly as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

The Season 2 Pattern Bundle 1 is only available until 31.12.2021, so get it now!

Get Dragonfly on Veronika’s Ravelry Shop 

or Veronika’s Tkanee website

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase Dragonfly through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop