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This easy square can be a nice coaster or an element of a bigger project. It’s easy to make and very versatile, so that you can modify it to your needs. Puff stitch gives it a bit of texture, and the edging of different height stitches is a perfect way to hone your skills. Whether you choose many colors to make this design, or go for just one, you will end up with nice and interesting design. Make a tile blanket out of them or a set of coasters. This may be a great gift idea! For more sturdy structure, use cotton yarn, which is much less squishy than cotton-acrylic blend.
The square is approximately 10 x 10 cm (3,85″ x 3,85″), but the final size depends greatly on the kind of yarn you use and your style of crocheting. The finished piece may require blocking, which will give it desired regular shape and size.
LEVEL – upper beginner
TERMS – standard US
- magic ring / adjustable loop
- chain (ch)
- slip stitch (sl st)
- single crochet (sc)
- half double crochet (hdc)
- double crochet (dc)
- treble (tr)
- double treble (dtr)
- triple treble (ttr)
- puff stitch
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- yarn: YarnArt Jeans in 3 colors: light pink, light blue and light green
- crochet hook 3mm
- the small hole in the middle can be closed by leaving the thread from adjustable loops and pulling it once again after you’ve made first several rows.
- it’s good to block the piece after making, to give it even shape.
In pink yarn:
START: magic loop
ROUND 1: 9 sc into the magic loop, close with a sl st (9) pull the loop to close.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every stitch (18)
ROUND 3: 3 ch, 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 puff, 1 ch, *2 dc in the same st, 1 puff, 1 ch* x8, close with a sl st (36)
ROUND 4: 3 ch, skip one, 1 sc, *2 ch, skip one, 1 sc* x17, close with a sl st (54)
In blue yarn:
ROUND 5: 3 ch, 2 dc into the closest chain space, *1 ch, 3 dc into chain space* x 17, close with a sl st (72)
ROUND 6: sc in each stitch, close with a sl st (72)
In green yarn:
ROUND 7: 1 ch, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr (corner), 1 dtr, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 5 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr (corner), 1 dtr, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 5 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr (corner), 1 dtr, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 5 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr (corner), 1 dtr, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, close with a sl st (72)
Diagram is a visual representation of the pattern. I’ve used standard American symbols and colors to help you see which rounds were made in which color.
Great work! Now it’s your decision what to do with it and the possibilities are endless! You can make a bunch of different color combinations and join it into a lovely baby blanket, or create a set of beautiful coasters to give as a gift.