8 inch Log Cabin Square Pattern
Four ply worsted weight yarn....any combination of five dark colors and four light colors (You can use fewer colors if you want and just repeat colors within in the block)
size I crochet hook
SIZE: 8" square
GAUGE : 7 sc = 2"
Note: The side of the work facing you as you work Row 1 and Row 3 of each band will be the right side of the piece; To eliminate having to weave in yarn ends after each square is finished, work them in as you crochet.
PATTERN FOR BLOCK: CENTER SQUARE:
With first dark color, chain 4.
Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across (3sc); chain 1, turn.
Row 2-3: Work in even sc (3sc); chain 1 turn. Before working final yarn-over of last sc in Row 3, cut A and attach B to complete stitch and turning chain.
BAND NO 1:
Rows 1-2: With Color B, work even in sc (3sc); chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: Work even in sc (3sc); chain 1, turn sideways.
BAND NO 2:
Row 1: Pick up and work 6 sc across side of Color B and Color A center square; chain 1, turn.
Row 2: Work even in sc (6sc); chain 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in each of the first 5 sc; sc in lastsc, cutting Color B before wokring final yarn-over and attaching Color C to complete stitch (6sc); chain 1, turn sideways.
BANDS NO 3-16: Continue in the same fashion with the number of sc increasing by 3sc in each Band (BAND NO. 16 has 27 sc). Each color is used for 2 bands and you must alternate between light and dark colors in order to get the log cabin effect. Bands 1,2,5,6,9,10,13,14 are light colors. Bands 3,4,7,8,11,12,15,16 are dark colors. Center square should be dark color also. You can use all kinds of different colors to use of leftover yarn or use dark and light shades of the same color and use the same colors a couple times within one block.