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. Check out the Square Gallery to see some of our KAS members’ creativity!