Square crochet pattern instructions
Note: Check your gauge (tension) after 3 or 4 rows. This will save you some frustration if the square is too wide. Adjust accordingly by starting with more or less stitches.
Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from hook and in each stitch across. (30 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 1, single crochet in each stitch across.
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until square measures 8″ (20cm) long.
If the square is smaller than 8″ (20cm), add an edging of single crochet. At the corners, increase 3 sc in the corner stitch. Leave a 20″ (50cm) tail (for sewing the squares together). Butterfly the tail to the square.* Sew in all other loose ends of yarn. If possible, also tie the squares into bundles of 5 or 10.
* To “butterfly the tail,” use contrasting yarn and follow these directions:
Once you have mastered crocheting a basic square, perhaps you would like to try more complicated patterns, which are available in our library of free patterns.
Don’t forget, you might see your square on a blanket, wrapped around a child. So, we’d love to know how you get on with crocheting squares. Please join our friendly, warm KasCommunity in the Square Circle forum to show us your hard work.