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Crochet box 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

Treble / Double crochet – tr/dc

Front Post dc / sc – FPdc / sc

Shell: work 5tr/dc + 1ch + 5tr/dc in the same space.

Stitch - st

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Round 1: Make 4 ch, 2tr/dc in last ch, * 2ch, 3tr/dc in last ch; rep from * 2 more times, 2ch, sl.st in 4th ch, turn.

Round 2: Make 3ch, * 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 1ch, 1tr/dc in third tr/dc, 2ch, skip 2ch below; rep from * 2 more times, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 1dc/sc in first ch of the round, turn.

Round 3: Make 1ch, 1dc/sc in space under last dc/sc of previews round, * shell in space of 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch; rep from * 2 more times, shell in space of 3ch, sl.st in first ch, turn.

Round 4: Make 1ch, * work 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1ch, 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1FPdc/sc over dc/sc below; rep from * 3 more times, turn.

Round 5: Make 3ch, 2tr/dc in the last st of previous round, 2ch, 1tr/dc in the same st, * 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, 3ch, skip 5FPdc/sc, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 3tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in next st; rep from * 2 more times, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, 3ch, 1tr/dc in last st of previous round, 2ch, sl.sl in third ch, turn.

Round 6: Make 3ch and 1dc/sc in tr/dc below, * 3ch, 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 1ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in fifth tr/dc; rep from * 2 more times, 3ch, 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 1dc/sc in first ch of the round, turn.

Round 7: Make 1ch, 1dc/sc in space under last dc/sc of previews round, * skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, work 1dc/sc in shell of third round (in space of 1ch between tr/dc), skip one round and work shell in next space of 2ch between tr/dc, work 1dc/sc in space of 1ch; rep from * 3 more times. Work sl.st in first ch instead dc/sc at the end of the round, turn.

Round 8: Make 1ch, * work 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1ch, 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1FPdc/sc over dc/sc below; rep from * 7 more times, turn.

Round 9:

Work next steps:

1 - "Beginning of the round #1": Make 3ch, 2tr/dc in the last st of previous round, 2ch, 1tr/dc in the same st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch.

2 - "Middle stitches #1": 3ch, skip 5FPdc/sc, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in next st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch.

3 - "Point 1": 3ch, skip 5FPdc/sc, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 3tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in next st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #1": 3ch, 1tr/dc in last st of previous round, 2ch, sl.sl in third ch, turn.

Round 10:

Work next steps:

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

2 - "Middle stitches #2": 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in next tr/dc, 3ch.

3 - "Point 2": 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 1ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in fifth tr/dc, 3ch.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #2": 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 1dc/sc in first ch of the round, turn.

Round 11:

Work next steps:

1 - "Beginning of the round #3": make 1ch, 1dc/sc in space under last dc/sc of previews round, skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, work 1dc/sc in shell of seventh round.

2 - "Middle stitches #3": skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, work 1dc/sc in shell of seventh round.

3 - "Point 3": skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, work 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, skip one round and work shell in next space of 2ch, work 1dc/sc in shell of seventh round.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #3": skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc and 3chs of 5th round, sl.sl in first ch, turn.

Round 12:

Make 1ch, * work 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1ch, 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1FPdc/sc over dc/sc below, rep from * 11 more times, turn.

Round 13:

Work next steps:

1 - "Beginning of the round #1": Make 3ch, 2tr/dc in the last st of previous round, 2ch, 1tr/dc in the same st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch.

2 - "Middle stitches #1": * 3ch, skip 5FPdc/sc, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in next st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch; rep from * 1 more time ( 2 more times for round 17, 3 more times for round 21, etc.)

3 - "Point 1": 3ch, skip 5FPdc/sc, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 3tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in next st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #1": 3ch, 1tr/dc in last st of previous round, 2ch, sl.sl in third ch, turn.

Round 14:

Work next steps:

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

2 - "Middle stitches #2": * 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in next tr/dc, 3ch; rep from * 1 more time( 2 more times for round 18, 3 more times for round 22, etc.)

3 - "Point 2": 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 1ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in fifth tr/dc, 3ch.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #2": 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 3ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 2ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 1dc/sc in first ch of the round, turn.

Round 15

Work next steps:

1 - "Beginning of the round #3": make 1ch, 1dc/sc in space under last dc/sc of previews round, skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, skip 3 rounds and work 1dc/sc in shell of next round.

2 - "Middle stitches #3": * skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, skip 3 rounds and work 1dc/sc in shell of next round; rep from * 1 more time ( 2 more times for round 19, 3 more times for round 23, etc.)

3 - "Point 3": skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc, work 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, skip one round and work shell in next space of 2ch, skip 3 rounds and work 1dc/sc in shell of next round.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #3": skip one round and work shell in space of 2ch between tr/dc and 3chs of next round, sl.sl in first ch, turn.

Round 16:

Make 1ch, * work 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1ch, 1FPdc/sc over each of the next 5tr/dc, 1FPdc/sc over dc/sc below, rep from * 15 more times ( 19 more times for round 20, 23 more times for round 24, etc.), turn.

Repeat rows 13 - 16 until you have reached your desired size of square.

Colors & rounds: 1, 2, 3 & 4 – yellow; 5, 6, 7 & 8 – dark pink; 9, 10, 11 & 12 – light pink; 12, 14, 15 & 16 – light green; 17, 18, 19 & 20 – green; 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 – brown.

Color combination with blue, brown & white

Colors & rounds: 1 – blue; 2 & 3 – brown; 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 – white; 12, 13, 14 & 15 – blue; 16, 17, 18 & 19 – white; 20, 21, 22 & 23 – brown, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 – white.

Materials: hook size 4/0 - 2.5mm and 100% cotton, 50g - 250m.


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