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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

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Shell - work in the same space: 3 tr/dc + 1ch + 3 tr/dc

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 28 + 1

Row 1: 6 ch skip , work shell in next ch, * 15 ch, 18 ch skip, shell in next ch, 2 ch, 8 ch skip, shell in next ch; rep from*, 15 ch, 18 ch skip, shell in next ch , 1 tr/dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 13 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 13 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 3: 3 ch, shell in shell.

* Making square:

Make 8 ch.

Work 1 dc/sc in 9th foundation ch (between the first row shells). Chains of 1 and 2 Rows should be inside the dc/sc.

Turn and work 3 ch.

Work 8 tr/dc in next 8 ch.

Turn. 3 ch and 7 tr/dc.

Turn. 3 ch and 7 tr/dc.

Turn. 1 ch and 8 dc/sc.

Work shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell; rep from*, make one more square, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 4: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 15 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 15 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 5: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 13 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 13 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 6: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 13 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 13 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 7: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 15 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 15 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 8: 3 ch, shell in shell.

* Making square: work 8 ch and dc/sc in top of square below. Chains of four rows below should be inside the dc/sc.

Continue work square as usual.

Then work shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, make one more square, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 9: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 15 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 15 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 10: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 13 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 13 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 11: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 13 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 13 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 12: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 15 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 15 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 13: work like Row 3, but for square work 1 dc/sc in top of square below. Chains of four rows below should be inside the dc/sc.

Repeat rows 4 - 13 until you have reached your desired length.

After square row (3 or 8) work two rows as usual.

For next row work next: 3 ch, shell in shell, * 6 ch, 1 dc/sc in top of square below (chains of two rows below should be inside the dc/sc), 6 ch, shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in next shell; rep from*, 6 ch, 1 dc/sc in top of square below, 6 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in third ch.

Color combinations:

Colors & rows: 1 - 2 Rows: dark blue yarn. 3 Row: blue yarn. 4 - 7 Rows: dark blue yarn. 8 Row: pink yarn. 9 - 15 Rows: dark blue yarn.

Colors & rows: 1 - 5 Rows: purple yarn. 6 - 10 Rows: pink yarn. 11 - 15 Rows: green yarn.

Colors & rows: 1 - 3 Rows: brown yarn. 4 - 8 Rows: beige yarn. 9 - 13 Rows: dark blue yarn.

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