Sow Thistle Square

Special Abbreviation:

Cluster: yo, insert hook in st and draw up a loop, you and draw through 2 loops (Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, Yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all loops on hook

Base Ring: Using A, ch4, join with slip st

Round 1: Ch4 (count as 1dc, ch1), [1dc, ch1] 11 time into ring, slip st to 3rd of ch-4, fasten off

Round 2: Using B join into same sp, ch3, dc2tog into same sp (counts as cluster),[ch3, cluster into next sp] 11 times, ch3, slip st to top of 1st cluster. Fasten off

Round 3: Using A, join into ch-3 sp, ch1, 1sc into same sp, [ch5, 1sc into next sp] 11 times, ch2, 1dc into 1st sc. Fasten off

Round 4: Using B join into sp formed by dc, 1h1, 1sc into same place, *ch5, 1sc into next sp, ch1, {5dc, ch3, 5dc} into next sp, ch1, 1sc into next sp: rep from * 3 more times, omitting sc at end of last rep, slip st to 1st sc

Fasten Off

Mayfair Square

A baby square. I think all of this weeks squares are baby squares. There are bobbles in this one as well, but after Round 1, it’s all double crochet.

Bobble: work 4dc into same sp leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yo and draw through all 5 loops

Base ring: ch8, join with slip st

Round 1: Ch3, 3dc into ring (hold back last loop of each dc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook), *ch4, bobble into ring; rep from * twice more, ch4, slip st to top of 1st bobble

Round 2: Slip st into next ch-4 sp, ch3 (count as 1dc), [2dc, ch3, 3dc] into same sp, *1dc into top of next ch-4 sp; rep from * twice more, 1dc into top of next bobble, slip st to top of ch-3

Round 3: Ch3, 1dc into each of next 2 dc, [2dc, ch3, 2dc] into next ch-3 sp, *1dc into each of next 7dc, [2dc, ch3,2dc] into next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, 1dc into each of next 4 dc, slip st to top of ch-3.

Fasten Off

Desert Garden

Another little one. Sorry I don’t have a better picture, but I was using odds and ends of yarns when I made this, but it does come out nicely.

Base Ring: Ch4, join with slip st

Round 1: Ch4 (count as 1dc, ch1). [1dc into ring, ch1] 7 times, slip st to 3rd of ch-4

Round 2: Sl st into 1st ch-1 so, ch3, 2dc into same ch-1 sp, ch1, [3dc into next ch-1 sp, ch1] 7times, slip st to top of ch-3

Round 3: Slip st into each of the next 2 dc and next ch-1 sp, ch3, 2dc into same ch sp, ch1, *[3dc, ch3, 3dc] into next ch-1 sp, ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * twice more, [3dc, ch3, 3dc] into next xh-1 sp, ch1, slip st to top of ch-3.

Fasten Off

Cransbill Lace Square

This is another that works up smaller than expected, but it has a simple elegance to it. It does contain bobble stitches,

Bobble: work 4dc into same sp leaving last loop of each on the hook. yo and draw through all loops on hook

Base Ring: Ch6, join with slip st

Round 1: Ch3, dc2tog into ring (counts as bobble), [ch3, bobble into ring] 7 times, ch3, slip st to top of 1st bobble

Round 2: Slip st to center of next ch-3 sp, ch1, 1sc into same space, [ch5, 1sc into next sp] 7 times, ch2, 1dc into 1st sc

Round 3: *Ch5, [bobble, ch3, bobble] into next sp**, ch5, 1sc into next sp; rep from * twice and from * to ** again, ch2, 1dc into dc that closed round 2

Round 4: *Ch5, 1sc into next sp, ch5, [1sc, ch5, 1sc] into corner ch-3 sp, ch5, 1sc into next ch-5 sp; rep from * 3 more times, ending last rep into dc that closed 3rd round, slip st to 1st ch.

Fasten Off

Mosaic Tile

I like this square for the simple fact that despite that multiple color combination, it still comes out small than expected. I made one with a size 6.0mm hook and it still only measured 3 inches in length/width. This pattern does require you to carry colors over rows rather fastening off and refastening yarns.

Base Ring: Using color A, ch6, join with a slip stitch

Round 1: Ch4,[1dc, ch1] 11 times into the ring, slip st to 3rd of ch-4, draw color B though loop, drop Color A

Round 2: [1sc into next sp, ch2] 12 times, slip st to 1st sc, draw Color A though loop, drop Color B

Round 3: *[1sc into next sp, ch2] twice, [3dc, ch2] twice into next sp ffor corner; rep from *3 times more, slip st to 1st sc, draw Color B through loop, cast off Color A

Round 4: *(1sc, ch3) into each sp to corner, [1sc, ch3] twice into corner sp; rep from * 3 times more, slip st to 1st sc.

Fasten Off

Italian Square

This is another square that has the puff stitch to it, Having made this one before, to me at least, it looks best being made in a solid color

Special Abbreviations: [yo, insert hook into sp, yo and draw loop through] 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

Base Ring: Ch4, join with slip st

Round 1: Ch3 (count as 1dc), 11dc into ring, slip st to top of ch-3, {12 sts}

Round 2: Ch3, work hdc3tog into same place as ch-3 ( counts as puff st), *[ch1, work puff st into next st]twice, ch5**, puff st into next st; rep from * twice more and from * to ** again, slip to to top of 1st puff st

Round 3: Slip st into the next sp, ch3, work hdc3tog into same sp (counts as puff st), *ch1, puff st into next sp, ch2, 5dc into next ch-5 sp, ch2**, hdc4tog into the next sp; rep from * twice more and from * to ** again, slip st to top of the 1st puff st

Round 4: Slip st into next sp, ch3, work hdc3tog into same sp (counts as puff st), *ch3, skip ch-2, [1dc into next dc, ch1] twice, work [1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc] into next dc, [ch1, 1dc into next dc] twice, ch3, skip ch-2**, work puff st into next sp; rep from * twice more and from * to ** afain, slip st to top of 1st puff st

Round 5: Ch1, 1sc into each chand each st all around, but working 3sc to 2nd.center dc of each corner group at each corner, ending slip st to 1st sc

Fasten off

Christmas Rose Square

The square is typically done in 2 colors. Unlike the French Square, this one contains a Bobble Stitch.

Special Abbreviations:

Bobble: work 4 dc into the same space, leaving the last loop of each on the hook, yo and draw through all 4 loops on the hook

Base Ring: Using color A, ch6, join with slip st

Round 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc, ch2), [1dc into ring, ch2] 7 times, slip st into 3rd st of ch-5 {8 spaces}

Round 2: slip st into next sp, ch3, work dc3tog into the same space (count as bobble),[ch5, work bobble into the next sp] 7 times, ch5, slip st into the top of 1st bobble. Fasten off

Round 3: Using color B join into the same place, ch1, 1 sc into the same place, *ch2, working over the ch-5 sp so as to enclose the work 1dc into the next dc of 1st round, ch2, 1sc into top of next cluster; rep from * all the way around omitting the sc at the end, slip st to 1st sc

Round 4: Slip st into next sp, ch1, 1sc into same sp, *ch3, 1sc into next sp; rep from * all the way around, omitting sc at the end. slip st into 1st sc

Round 5: Slip st into next sp, ch3 ( counts as 1dc), [1dc, ch2, 2dc] into same sp, * ch2, 1sc into next sp, [ch3, 1sc into next sp] twice, ch2**, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] into next sp; rep from * twice more and from * to ** again, slip st to stop of ch-3.

Fasten off

French Square

This square does contain puff stitches, which can be intimidating if you’ve never done them, but they are very easy to do. I do recommend watching you tension though, as it is very easy to make them to tight or to loose.

Special Abbreviation:

Puff st – [ yo, insert hook into sp, yo and draw loop though] 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook

Base Ring: Chain 6, join with slip st

Round 1:Ch4 (counts as 1dc, ch1), [1dc into ring, ch1] 11 times, slip st in 3rd of ch-4. {12 spaces}

Round 2: Slip st into the next sp, ch2, work puff st into same sp (counts as puff st), *ch2, work puff st into next sp, ch3, 1tr into next dc, ch3, work puff st into next sp, ch2** puff st into next sp; repeat from *twice more and from * to ** again, slip st to top of 1st puff st.

Round 3: Ch1, 1sc into same place, *ch2, skip next ch-2 space, 4dc into next ch-3 sp, ch 2 1tr into next tr, ch3, insert hook down through the top of last tr and work slip st, ch2, 4dc into next ch-3 sp, ch2, skip next ch-2 sp, 1sc into next puff stitch; repeat from * 3 more times, omitting sc at the end of last repeat, slip st into 1st sc.

Fasten off

Double Crochet Square

The Double Crochet Square is great if you want to make a square that don’t have a lot of holes in it, the way the Traditional Granny Square does. This one is also a good one to just keep repeating the rows until it gets to the size that you want without having to make multiple squares to piece together. Each round after round 2 increases by 4 stitches

Base Ring: Chain 4, join with slip stitch

Round 1: Ch5 (count as 1dc, ch2), [3dc into the ring, ch2] 3 times, 2dc into ring. slip st to 3rd of ch-5

Round 2: Slip st into next sp, chain 7 (counts as 1dc, ch4) *2dc into same sp, 1dc into each dc across the side of square**, 2dc into next sp, ch4; repeat from * twice more and from * to ** again, 1 dc in same space as ch-7, slip st to 3rd of ch-7. {4 groups of 7dc}

Round 3: Repeat as Round 2. { 4 groups of 11dc}

Round 4: Repeat as Round 2. {4 groups of 15dc}

Fasten off.

The Crochet Square Series

Over the next 5 weeks, starting Monday, I will be posting a crochet square pattern every Monday through Friday. There will be 20 squares in total. The list of square I’ll be featuring is still being decided.

Each post will contain the written pattern and a crochet diagram. I will also add a photo of the completed square as I get one made. There will also be a video available on how to make said square on my YouTube channel starting in March. The video link will be posted into the blog as it becomes available on YouTube.