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Crochet puff stitch square

Guide

This afghan square crochet stitch pattern is a versatile design that can be worked using any thread or yarn. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label. But you can play around with different options to get tighter or looser crochet fabric.

How to grow your square pattern:

You could make a lovely-to-look-at baby blanket or pillow cover of any size. Grow the square pattern for as long as you want. Simply repeat rows (given in diagram and step-by-step instructions) until you get the desired size of your project.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

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

Treble / Double Crochet – tr / dc

puff stitch – puff st.: yarn over hook, insert hook into st and draw yarn up. Repeat this step 2 times (work in the same st ). Yarn over hook and draw through 6 loops, yarn over hook and draw through all loops.

Shell of 3 puff.st – shell: work 1puff st.+ 2ch + 1puff st. + 2ch + 1puff st. in the same st.

Stitch - st

Round 1: 4ch, 2tr/dc in last ch, * 3ch, 3tr/dc in last foundation ch; rep from * 2 times, 1ch, 1h.tr/h.dc in 4th ch.

Round 2: 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch and h.tr/h.dc, 1ch, work shell in 1st tr/dc below, * 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 1 ch, work shell in 2nd tr/dc below; rep from *, 2 times, 1ch, sl.st in ch.

Round 3:

Work next steps:

"Beginning of the round #1": 3ch, 2tr/dc in dc/sc below.

"Point #1": 5ch, 3tr/dc + 3ch + 3tr/dc in dc/sc below.

For this round work "Point #1" 2 times more.

"Finishing of the round #1": 5ch, 3tr/dc in dc/sc below, 1ch, 1h.tr/h.dc in 4th ch.

Round 4:

Work next steps:

"Beginning of the round #2": 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch and h.tr/h.dc, 1ch, work shell in 1st tr/dc below.

"Point #2": 1ch, skip 5ch and work 1dc/sc in middle puf st. below, 1ch, work shell in 2nd tr/dc below, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 1 ch, shell in next 2nd tr/dc of next group of 3sts.

For this round work "Point #2" 2 times more.

"Finishing of the round #2": 1ch, skip 5ch and work 1dc/sc in middle puf st. below, 1ch, work shell in 2nd tr/dc below, 1ch, sl.st in ch.

Round 5:

Work next steps:

"Beginning of the round #1": (see Round 3).

"Middle stitches #1": * 5ch, 3tr/dc in dc/sc below; rep from *.

"Point #1": (see Round 3).

"Middle stitches #1": (see above).

"Point #1": (see Round 3).

"Middle stitches #1": (see above).

"Point #1": (see Round 3).

"Middle stitches #1": (see above).

"Finishing of the round #1": (see Round 3).

Round 6:

Work next steps:

Beginning of the round #2": (see Round 4).

"Middle stitches 2": * 1ch, skip 5ch and work 1dc/sc in middle puf st. below, 1ch, work shell in 2nd tr/dc below; rep from *.

"Point 2": (see Round 3).

"Middle stitches 2": (see above).

"Point 2": (see Round 4).

"Middle stitches 2": (see above).

"Point 2": (see Round 4).

"Middle stitches 2": (see above).

"Finishing of the round #2": (see Round 4).

Repeat rows 5 - 6 until you have reached your desired size of square.

Colors & rounds: 1 – green, 2 – pink, 3 & 4 – white, 5 – green, 6 – pink, 7 – green, 8 – purple, 9 – green, 10 – pink, 11 & 12 – white.

Color combinations with red & blue:

Colors & rounds: 1 & 2 – white, 3 & 4 – red, 5 & 6 – white, 7 & 8 - blue.

Color combinations with purple, pink, cyan & yellow:

Colors & rounds: 1 –purple, 2 – pink, 3 – purple, 4 – cyan, 5 – purple, 6 – yellow, 7 – purple, 8 – pink.

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