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Crochet square stitch

Guide

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Half treble / half double crochet – h.tr / h.dc

Treble / Double crochet – tr/dc

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 1

Row 1: skip 6ch, work 3 tr/dc in 7th ch, 2ch, skip 1ch back and work 3tr/dc in 5th ch (see pictures below),

* 1ch, skip 7ch, work 3 tr/dc in 8th ch, 2ch, skip 1ch back and work 3tr/dc in 6th ch; rep from*, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: 9ch, *work 1tr/dc into space under foundation ch between two squares, 7ch; rep from *, 1 h.tr/h.dc in 1st ch of row below, turn.

Row 3: 4ch, 3 tr/dc in h.tr/h.dc below, 1ch, *work 3 tr/dc in next space of 7ch, 2ch, skip 1tr/dc back and work 3tr/dc in first space of 7ch, 1ch; rep from*, work 3tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in 2nd ch of previous row, turn.

Row 4: 4ch, *work 1tr/dc into space of 2 ch of square below, 7ch; rep from *, 1tr/dc into space of 2 ch of square below, 3ch, 1dc/sc in 4th ch, turn.

Row 5: 1ch, work 3 tr/dc in space of 7ch, 2ch, skip 1tr/dc back and work 3tr/dc in space of 3ch, * 1 ch, work 3 tr/dc in next space of 7ch, 2ch, skip 1tr/dc back and work 3tr/dc in first space of 7ch; rep from*, 1dc/sc in 1st ch of previous row, turn.

Row 6: 9ch, *work 1tr/dc into space of 2 ch of square below, 7ch; rep from *, 1 h.tr/h.dc in 1st ch of row below, turn.

Repeat rows 3 - 6 until you have reached your desired length.

100% Wool, right and wrong sides.

100% Cotton, right side.

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