Crochet Square_Solid Square PDF
This Solid Square is simple to make, without holes or gaps which might let cold air in.
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)
|half double crochet (hdc)
||= half treble crochet (htc)
|double crochet (dc)
||= treble (tr)
To make the Solid Square, ch 4. Join with a sl st to form a ring. Alternatively, use the magic ring technique.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *ch 1, 3 dc in ring* repeat * to* 3 times. Ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3 (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Sl st to next st, ch 2, hdc in next st; *(2 hdc,ch 1,2 hdc) in ch 1 space [corner made]; hdc in next 2 sts*, Repeat * to* 3 times. Sl st in top of ch 2. (24 hdc)
Note: The ch 2 will not start in a corner.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in next sts to ch 1 space (2 hdc, ch 1,2 hdc) in ch 1 sp; *hdc in next sts to ch 1 space (2 hdc,ch 1, 2 hdc) in ch 1 sp*; Repeat 3 times. Hdc in remaining sts. Sl st in top of ch 2. (36 sts)
Next rounds: Repeat round 3, increasing 3 hdc each side (12 sts each round) until square measures 8” (20cm) across.
Fasten off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Have fun with this pattern – be as creative as you like with colours, stripes, etc.
Some people prefer to eliminate the ‘line’ created with the ch 2.
To do this: At the end of the round, slip stitch to the corner of the square and then ch 2 (this will be the first hdc to create the corner). Continue in pattern.
You can also use dc like the sample pictured, but hdc makes for a tighter weave to keep out the cold.
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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