Free crochet square pattern for twelve inch crochet block to make into a beautiful crochet blanket.
This beautiful crochet square pattern has been designed for 2021 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along organised by Heather from The Unravelled Mitten. It is a stash busting crochet project to use up all your odd bits and bobs of yarn and make it into something beautiful and useful at the same time!
Blanket crochet alongs can be a lot of work. Hence why Heather has invited some of her crochet designer friends to contribute with a crochet square pattern. I am so happy to be part of this amazing group of crochet designers. I am so excited to be bringing you my Turquoise Delight Crochet Square Pattern!
The crochet along consists of twenty 12 inch crochet squares. The Unravelled Mitten website lists all the pattern links and details you will need to join in with the crochet along. CLICK HERE for the main CAL page where you can find more information.
Turquoise Delight Crochet Square Pattern
All the patterns use aran/worsted weight yarn and 5 mm hook. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran for my crochet square pattern. It is a lovely acrylic yarn to work with. I have opted for 3 different colours to make some of the crochet stitches really pop.
The blues and grey give this crochet square a little bit of a winter/ice feeling. However, you can opt for warmer colours or have a complete random mix of colours. It is always a great idea to look around your room and pick out some basic colours you blanket will match. Add a couple of accent colours and you will make a stunning crochet throw to have on show!
The middle of the square uses some “fancy” crochet stitches whereas the outside rounds are a bit more plain. There is a reason I have done this for. We as crocheters all have a different tension we work to.
If you are struggling to match the tension perfectly or your square might not be coming out the exact size, there is an easy fix. You can simply add an extra round or omit the last round altogether. This way it will be much easier to make a square of the required size.
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- Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Washed Teal (yarn A), Royal Blue (yarn B), Misty Grey (yarn C)
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Blocking mat
- Tape measure
12 inches square
After finishing Round 2, the motif measures 6.5 cm across at the widest point.
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- treble crochet
ch-sp – chain space
For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.
TURQUOISE DELIGHT CROCHET SQUARE MAIN PATTERN
Create a magic circle.
Rnd 1: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 11 dc into magic circle, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. 12 dc
Rnd 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 4 ch, *(1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) into next st; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 4 ch. 24 dc and twelve 1 ch-sps
Fasten off, join yarn B in any 1 ch-sp.
Rnd 3: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 3 sc in same 1 ch-sp, *3 sc into next 1 ch-sp; repeat from * around, sl st to first sc. 36 sc
Rnd 4: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 3 ch, *3 ch, miss next 2 sc**, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, sl st to top of beginning 3 ch. 24 dc and twelve 3 ch-sps
Fasten off, join yarn A in first dc.
Rnd 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, *3 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc from Rnd 3, 3 ch**, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc. 48 sc and twenty-four 3 ch-sps
Fasten off, join yarn C in any 3 ch-sp from Rnd 4.
Rnd 6: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 4 dc in same 3 ch-sp, *5 dc in next 3 ch-sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning 3 ch. 60 dc
CROCHET SQUARE PATTERN CONTINUES
Fasten off, join yarn B in 3rd (middle) dc of any 5 dc-cluster.
Rnd 7: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc in same st, *miss 2 dc, [(1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc] into space between two 5 dc-clusters, miss 2 dc**, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc. 48 dc, 12 sc and thirty-six 1 ch-sp
Fasten off, join yarn A in any sc.
Rnd 8: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st, *2 sc in each of the next three 1 ch-sp, 3 dc in next sc, 2 sc in each of the next three 1 ch-sp, (3 tr, 3 ch, 3 tr) into next sc, 2 sc in each of the next three 1 ch-sp**, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, sl st to top of beginning 3 ch. 24 dc, 72 sc and 24 tr with four 3 ch-sps
Fasten off, join yarn C in any st.
Rnd 9: 3 ch (counts as first dc), *1 dc in each st across to next corner 3 ch-sp, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in next 3 ch-sp; repeat from * around, dc to end, sl st to top of beginning 3 ch. 128 dc
Fasten off, join yarn A in any st.
Rnd 10: 3 ch (counts as first dc), *1 dc in each st across to next corner 2 ch-sp, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in next 2 ch-sp; repeat from * around, dc to end, sl st to top of beginning 3 ch. 136 dc
Fasten off, join yarn B in any st.
Rnd 11: as Rnd 10. 144 dc
Fasten off. Sew in all ends.
Firmly block the square to dimensions.
I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern. I think it will make a lovely addition to your crochet afghan.
If you wanted to add more crochet square patterns to your collection, I have more designs right here on the blog. Easy Lacy Crochet Granny Square – free pattern is a lovely crochet square with lacy open work. However, Stunning Textured Crochet Square Free Pattern has a stand out textured pattern to really make this square pop!
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