8 ply yarn in 3 colours
4mm crochet hook
The original pattern was designed by Bonnie Pierce and can be found here. I found that the block size was not 6" at all, so I made some alterations. The pattern I used looks like this:
Row 1: Using first colour, ch 12. Dc in 6th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1,dc 1) 3 times. (4 ch 1 sps) ch 4, turn (counts as dc, ch 1 on next row)
Rows 2-4: dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of ch 4, ch 4 turn FO color B at the end of row 4, do not ch 4. Do not turn.
Round 5: switch to second colour, work in corner (2sc, ch 1, 2 sc), (2sc in next sp) twice, work corner. Join w/ sl st.
Round 6: sl st in next st, and in corner ch 1 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, work 8 dc across to corner (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) Join w/ sl st FO
Round 7: switch to third colour, join in corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc), (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 6 times, ch 1, work corner (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) cont. around, join w/ sl st
Round 8: sl st to corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each st and sp (17 sc), corner 3sc. Continue around. FO
Round 9: with first colour, join in corner, work [2dc, ch 1, 2dc] in corner st, work 19 dc across
Round 10: sl st to corner, dc in each dc, 6 dc in each corner
Finish off and weave in all ends.