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Crochet Squares Throw

January 21, 2014

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Well I finally got my grey crochet throw finished and I’ve written up the pattern for the square.  I had to teach myself crochet to do it, but I’m glad I did because I am a crochet fan now and have been crocheting lots of little other things, too:

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I crocheted 30 squares in all and then just crocheted them together, using a single crochet stitch.  I put a touch of purple and green here and there, but overall the color is gray which I love.

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I have gone over the pattern with a fine tooth comb so that it reads correctly.  Since I am a novice crocheter, I hope the pattern reads okay for you guys.  Let me know if there are any problems with it.

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The “Leaf” Row is probably the hardest row to get down but once you do it a few times I swear you don’t even need the pattern anymore for that row.  The “yarn overs” in that row are very fun to do, I think.  And it zips right along.

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The yarn I used produced the specific drape that I wanted in this throw.  For the first time, I didn’t use wool and it was very different.  The cotton was stiffer to work with but created a more defined stitch than most wools would.  It was a beautiful yarn from Cascade – Ultra Pima. The main color was the Taupe – go to my Ravelry page to see details.

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ELAINE’S CROCHET SQUARE:

for a printable version of this pattern click here

each square is 9 rows

(stars are repeats)

ch 5, join into ring or do Magic Ring

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1 partial dc), 1 partial dc, yo and through the 2 loops, ch1. *Work 2 partial dc & then yo and through all 3 loops, ch1* 7 more times.   8 clusters total.

Row 2:  sl st to 2nd chain,  ch 1.   *1sc, 3 dc, 1 sc  in next chain loop space*.  Repeat in each ch loop around.  8 total.

Row 3:  sl st between two petals, ch 1, 1 sc in center of petal, ch 5.   *1 sc in center of next petal, ch 5.*  Repeat. 8 total. sl st to beginning ch 1.

Row 4:  * 1 sc, 5 dc, 1 sc  in the ch5  loop space *   repeat in each ch5 loop space around – 8 total.  Sl st at the beginning of the next petal

Row 5: (leaf row):  ch 1 (=1 hdc)  *ch 4, 1 sc in center of petal, ch 3.

Make  Leaf: yo twice, hook into last sc of petal, yo = 4 loops on hook.
yo and through 2 loops 2 times – 2 loops remain.
yo twice and insert hook into same sc of the petal work, yo = 5 loops on hook
yo and through 2 loops 2 times  = 3 loops remain
yo twice and insert hook into first sc of next petal, yo = 6 loops on hook.
yo and through 2 loops 2 times = 4 loops remain
yo twice and insert hook into same sc, yo = 7 loops on hook
yo and through 2 loops 2 times = 5 loops on hook
yo and through all 5 loops, (this completes 1 leaf)

ch 4,1 sc in center of dc of next petal, ch 4, 1 hdc between next 2 petals

Repeat from * 3 more times

ch 4, ending last repeat with sl st to 2nd ch at beg in rnd instead of 1 hdc.

Row 6: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc),   *4 dc in the ch 4 loop, 1 dc in the hdc.
make corner:  3 dc, , 2 tr, ch 4, 2 tr, 3 dc, 1 dc in the hdc*  repeat all the way around, ending with a 4dc and a sl st to 2nd ch at beg of round

Row 7:  ch 3 (counts as 1dc), dc in each stitch all the way around. When you come to a corner: 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc in the ch 4 space makes a corner.

sl st to 2nd ch at beg of round

Row 8:  (skip space row) ch 4 (counts as a dc) ,* sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch1  all the way across. Make  corner:  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch 2 space.    Repeat all the way around.

sl st to 2nd ch at beg of round

Row 9:  ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in every ch 1 sp and every dc across.  Corner:  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

I made 30 squares and crocheted them together, just using single crochet.

For the edging, I did a series of 9 stitches all the way across, making little arches, working one stitch in every stitch on the throw:  1 sc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 sc, 2 ss.   I just repeated that little arch all the way around.

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adding the edging

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Here is the same square crocheted up in some fine linen thread that I’ve been experimenting with on a tiny crochet hook – so fun!

Crochet Squares Throw
Hook:  3.5  mm (E)
Yarn:  Cascade Ultra Pima
Ravelry Page

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18 comments

  1. I am a knitter and have been wanting to learn to crochet! This is a beautiful throw…can’t wait to try it!


  2. Your work is just lovely. Thank you for sharing your pattern.


  3. Wo! Rather ambitious. It’s beautiful. I hope you enjoy it for a long long time. Is your had sore? Mine would be! Thanks for sharing.


  4. The touches of color are perfect. It is an elegant throw.


  5. Thank you so much for the pattern! I picked up my yarn today and can’t wait to get started!


  6. This is beautiful and I love the soft gray color.


  7. My pima came over the weekend and I have two squares made. They make up quickly. As a new-to-crochet person, you wrote a pretty good pattern. Crochet patterns are all difficult IMO, but yours was better than most. Good job.


    • Yay! Thank you – I was a little worried but I’m glad you let me know the pattern works.


  8. It’s a beautiful throw and the pattern is well written. The photographic progession is excellent and very useful.


  9. This is lovely! Approximately, how much of the main color did you use? I’m a knitter and am toying with the idea of learning to crochet to make this!


    • Lisbeth: You know, I wish I had kept track of my skeins but I didn’t. I’m so bad with that. I have no idea how many yards I used. Sorry!


  10. I’m trying to work my way through your pattern and searched on line and checked at my yarn store for a description of the partial dc. The lady at the yarn store had never heard of it. I’ve looked at your video many times but can’t make heads or tails out of it as I’m such a novice. Could you point me in the direction of a good step by step description? I know part of my problem is unfamiliarity with crochet so I bought a book but it’s not in there unless there is another name for the stitch.
    Thanks for your time!


    • Hey Lisbeth: A partial double crochet is made by starting to make a regular double crochet, but after you yo and bring the yarn through the first two loops, you do not then yo and bring it through the last two loops. Bringing it through just the first two loops completes your partial dc. Then you make another one and you have three loops on your needle. Then you yo and bring it through all three loops. Here is an explanation that might help. This cluster ring design is worked by doing a series of partial double crochets: http://www.ehow.com/how_12108729_crochet-cluster-ring.html
      (It is not the same, by the way, as a half double crochet (hdc).) Hope this helps.


  11. Thank you! I appreciate the time you are taking for my questions. I’ve made it to row 6. Does the chain 4 that is between the 2 sets of 2 tr ‘fits’ over the leaf and then the balance of the row beginning with the 2nd tr is worked in the ch4 to the left of the leaf? This is how I understand the directions: In the first chain four of the row below, make the 4dc and then dc in the hdc. In the next chain of 4 it would be 3dc, 2tr then chain 4. In the chain 4 to the left of the leaf (which brings the chain 4 up and over the leaf), do the 2tr, 3dc and then 1dc in the hdc. If this is correct, then there are now 3 sets of chain 4 before the next leaf – with the 2tr, ch4, 2tr not placing over the leaf. Am I crazy?

    This exercise in learning to crochet has renewed my appreciation of anyone trying something new and different from their usual craft! I’ve been a knitter for 48 years!


    • Lisbeth: yes, the chain 4 that is between the 2 sets of triple crochets fits over the corner leaf – it creates the new corner. Basically, on this whole row you are simply chaining 4 in all the chain 4 loops on the sides, doing a dc in the hdcs and then when you get to the corners, you do the 3 dc, 2tr, ch 4, 2tr, 3 dc that creates the corners. Does this help?


  12. Thanks! I finished it. I ended up doing two sets of 4dc along a side until just before the leaf. At that point, I did the corner stitches, c4, and then the rest of the corner stitches. It looked like your photos so I thought it couldn’t be too wrong :-) Thank you so much for your help. Now onto square 2!


  13. plus the dc’s over the hdc’s. Love the new lingo!


  14. Love the subtle colors of this throw and thanks for sharing the pattern:) I’m learning to join as you go finally:)



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