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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
adding the edging
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!