Crochet Square_Jigsaw Square PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of Andrea Palmatier
This Jigsaw Square has a step pattern crossing diagonally. By choosing complementary colours, this can create a wonderful effect.
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)
To make the Jigsaw Square, with Color A, chain 29 (or a multiple of 4 plus 1).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and across; ch 1, turn. (28)
Rows 2-4: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn. At the end of the 4th row, change to Color B.
Note: When changing from colour A to colour B, pull up the first loop for the single crochet in colour A, then pull colour B through the last two loops to complete the stitch. Crochet over the unused yarn as it is carried along the wrong side of the work. This hides the strand and eliminates having a loop of yarn carried across the back of the work.
Row 5: Sc in next 4 sts; change to Color A for the rest of the row.
Row 6: Sc in next 24 sts; change to Color B for next 4 sts.
Row 7: Repeat row 5.
Row 8: Repeat row 6.
Row 9: Sc in next 8 sts; change to Color A for the rest of the row
Row 10: Sc in next 20 st; change to Color B for next 8 sts.
Row 11: Repeat row 9.
Row 12: Repeat row 10.
Row 13: Sc in next 12 sts; change to Color A for the rest of the row.
Row 14: Sc in next 16 st; change to Color B for next 12 sts.
Row 15: Repeat row 13.
Row 16: Repeat row 14.
Row 17: Sc in next 16 sts; change to Color A for the rest of the row.
Row 18: Sc in next 12 st; change to Color B for next 16 sts.
Row 19: Repeat row 17.
Row 20: Repeat row 18.
Row 21: Sc in next 20 sts; change to Color A for the rest of the row.
Row 22: Sc in next 8 st; change to Color B for next 20 sts.
Row 23: Repeat row 21.
Row 24: Repeat row 22.
Row 25: Sc in next 24 sts; change to Color A for the rest of the row.
Row 26: Sc in next 4 st; change to Color B for next 24 sts.
Row 27: Repeat row 25.
Row 28: Repeat row 26.
Row 29-32: Sc in each st across with Color B. Fasten off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Alternatively, you can follow the pattern with the chart to the right.
Work the square reading the chart from the bottom. Read the right side rows from right to left and the wrong side rows from left to right.
Row 1 starts the right side.
Try different colour combinations, or blend normal yarn with a lightweight novelty yarn for an interesting visual and tactile twist on the Jigsaw Square.
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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