Crochet Square_Mitred Square PDF
This Mitred Square is guaranteed to come out the right size, because it starts from the corner and grows outward.
Materials and Tools
- Light worsted weight yarn (American)/DK (UK)/8 ply (Aus)
- 4.5mm/US 7 hook
- A chart has also been included in these instructions.
Note: Pattern uses American terminology
|slip stitch (sl st)
||= single crochet (sc)
|single crochet (sc)
||= double crochet (dc)
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, 3 sc in next sc; 1 sc in last sc. Turn. (5 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc; 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc; 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc; 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. Turn. (11 sts)
Next rows: Ch 1 and add 2 sc in every row until square measures 8” (20cm) across.
Fasten off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Working in the back loop of the stitch creates a ridge and a different texture in the square, as shown here. This square also looks great in self-striping or gradually changing coloured yarns.
Weave in all yarn ends.
Leave a 20” (50cm) tail, used for sewing the squares together. Butterfly the tail to the square.
How to “butterfly the tail”
Use contrasting yarn and follow these directions:
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