Chain Stitch Square
Crochet Square_Chain Stitch PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of
Mary Kristel Lokken
An advantage of this free crochet Chain Stitch square pattern is that since there is no end to the rounds, you can tie on a new yarn when your previous yarn ends. You can also alternate yarns ’round by round’ to make it look stripy.
Materials and Tools
- Light worsted weight yarn (American)/DK (UK)/8 ply (Aus)
- 4.5mm/US 7 Hook
Note: Pattern uses American terminology
|slip stitch (sl st)
||= single crochet (sc)
|single crochet (sc)
||= double crochet (dc)
To make the Chain Stitch square, ch 5, then join with slip stitch to first chain to make a circle.
Round 1: Ch 4, 1 sc in circle, ch 3, 1 sc in circle, ch 3, 1 sc in circle, ch 3, sc in first loop of round 1.
You now have a circle with 4 sc and 4 loops. From now on you work around and around, without joining rounds and going up to the next.
Work 1 ch, sc in same loop, 2 ch, sc in same loop (corner made)
ch 1, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in same loop (second corner made)
ch 1, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in same loop (third corner made)
ch 1, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in same loop (fourth corner made)
ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch 2 corner, ch 2, sc in same 2ch corner, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space
Continue working around, always working 1 sc in each ch 1 space, and 1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc in each 2 ch space corner.
When you reach 8” (20cm) across you are done. It looks neater if you end on a corner.
Fasten off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Fun yarns can be included for a row or two to give the square interesting texture.
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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