Packed with texture and fun, this fabulous textured crochet square pattern can become anything you’d like it to be! A blanket, scarf, bag, or garment – the choice is yours. Using simple stitches with a few front post ones for texture, you’ll have yours made in no time.
The best part about squares is their versatility and you have the option to make this in different colors like I did or one solid color. It’s also a great yarn stash buster if you want to use up bits of yarn for the rounds.
Depending on the hook size and yarn type you use, your square will become bigger or smaller and can easily be adapted to your project. Such as making a nice stiff square as a coaster or a more drape-y one for a cardigan.
Just scroll down to find this colorful crochet square pattern within in this blogpost.
The Mélange Blanket Crochet Along 2023
This square is a part of a fabulous year-long project hosted by Marie of Underground Crafter that started in January and will feature the work of 48 amazing crochet designers.
A new 6″ square pattern is posted weekly on Fridays and you’ll get to learn so many new techniques, with squares having cool textures such as this one, and really see how creative crafters can get!
There’s also a giveaway sponsored by some of the most loved crafting businesses and if you want to find out more about all of this, and start off your blanket too (it’s never too late in my opinion!), you can read more in this article.
More about this unique stashbusting crochet pattern
I know there seems to be a lot going on with colorwork and different stitches (that’s why I’ve ranked it as an intermediate level pattern) but once you go through the instructions carefully, you’ll be much more at ease.
You can switch colors when I did or choose your own theme. I like how the changes accentuated the stitch pattern but the choice is yours to make your square(s) as you like!
How do you crochet a unique crochet square pattern like this?
This textured square is worked up in one piece by joining at the end of each round. It starts off with a circular motif in the center and shapes into a square which you can easily join together.
Other than working through the front post, you’ll just be using the classic single, half double and double crochet stitches to work up your square.
If you’re not sure how to seam squares after they’re done, I’ve got a very helpful article that’ll walk you through joining crochet squares together. There are lots of options and each one will give you a different look. If you don’t like crocheting motifs together then you could always use a whipstitch to join them too!
Watch a video tutorial
You can watch a video tutorial of the crochet square here:
To crochet this colorful crochet square pattern, I used Color Theory from Lion Brand (Category 4 weight; 100% Acrylic, 225m, 246yds, 100g). The square came together in approximately 50yds of each of the three colours.
Alternatively, you can use any similar weighted yarn for your project. Some great options are:
- Heartland by Lion Brand (100% Acrylic; 252yds / 230m/140g)
- Swish Worsted by WeCrochet (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds / 100m /50g)
- Brava Worsted (100% acrylic, 208yds/100g)
Along with your yarn, you will need the following:
- 6 mm (J) crochet hook (or hook required to meet gauge). My favourites are Dot Crochet Hooks and Clover Amour Hooks.
- Tapestry needle
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Glossary and Abbreviations
ch(s) – chain(s)
sp – space
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
yoh – yarn over hook
blo – back loop only
flo – front loop only
The textured square uses the following crochet stitches:
sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)
hdc – half double crochet (UK htr – half treble crochet)
dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)
This square is made with a variety of stitches to achieve that fabulously unique look. I’ll explain everything you need to know down below in detail.
If you want to make more crochet patterns from a variety of squares such as afghans, totes, scarves, cushion covers, etc., I’ve got a few suggestions for you (and you can search my blog for more inspiration too):
- Rainbow and Cloud C2C Square (featuring a crochet rainbow, cloud, sun and rain showers!)
- Cross Puff Stitch Square (another quick and easy textured motif)
- Rialto Square (a part of the amazing 40 Crochet Square Motif Patterns collection)
The special stitch used in this textured crochet square pattern are given below:
Front Post Double Crochet: FPdc
Yarn over, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next st on the round below. Yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.
The pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.
The square is made in rounds and you will not turn at the end of each round.
A ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
Change color in whatever sequence you like in the square but always do it at the end of a round as you slip stitch into the first stitch to join.
Gauge and Sizing
The gauge for the square is 4 rounds = 4” in diameter but gauge isn’t essential as long as you are happy with the size of the finished item.
With the yarn and hook I used, the finished square measures approximately 6″ after I blocked it.
Free Textured Crochet Square Pattern
Using A, make a Magic Ring.
Round 1: 12dc into magic ring, ss into 1st st to join [12dc].
Round 2: ch1, * FPdc around next st, ch1; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join [12dc, 12 x ch-1sp]. Change to B.
Round 3: ch2 (counts as ch1-sp), skip next FPdc on Round 2, 2dc in space between stitches on Round 1 (working over the ch1 of R2), *ch1, skip next FPdc iin Round 2, 2dc in space between stitches on Round 1 (working over the ch1 of R2); rep from * around, ss in ch1-sp to join [24dc, 12 x ch-1 sp].
Round 4: *ch1, hdc in ch1-sp, FPdc around next dc, ch1, FPdc around next dc; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join [12hdc, 24 FPdc]. Change to A.
Round 5: ch1, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in space between stitches on Round 3 (working over the ch1 of R4), (hdc in next 3sts, dc in space between stitches on Round 3) twice, ch1 to make corner, *(hdc in next 3sts, dc in space between stitches on Round 3) 3 times, ch1; rep from * twice more, ss in 1st st to join [12dc, 36hdc, 4 x ch1-sp]. Change to C.
Round 6: ch1, *sc in each st to ch1-sp, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in ch1-sp; rep from * to final ch1-sp, sc in each st to last, ss in 1st st to join [64sc, 4 x ch2-sp].
Round 7: ch1, *sc in blo of each st to ch1-sp, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch1-sp; rep from * to final ch1-sp, sc in blo of each st to last, ss in 1st st to join [72sc, 4 x ch2-sp].
Round 8: ch1, *sc in each st to ch1-sp, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch1-sp; rep from * to final ch1-sp, sc in each st to last, ss in 1st st to join [80sc, 4 x ch2-sp].
Fasten off and weave in ends to finish.
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If you enjoyed making this textured crochet square pattern, here are a few more you might want to make to include in your afghans, bags, wearables, cushion covers, etc.
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