The Double Crochet Square Motif is a very simple crochet motif pattern; one of the first that I learned when I was little and my mom was teaching me how to crochet. Join me as I show you step by step how to create this beautiful square. Written directions are below, as well as a video.
The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it rarely splits!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Here is the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself:
Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK
DC: Double Crochet
Sl St: Slip Stitch
You can also chose to ch 2 in the corners instead of 4 if you prefer a more closed look.
Ch 4, join to first ch with a sl st.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in ring, ch 2, (work 3 dc in ring, ch 2) two times, work 2 dc, join with sl st to 3rd ch of the ch-5.
Round 2: Sl st into chain space, ch 7 (counts as dc and ch-4), work 2 dc in same ch sp, *1 dc in ea of the sts across, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-sp; rep from * two more times, work 1 dc in ea of sts across and 1 dc in same space as where the ch-7 is located, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-7.
To grow your square, continue to repeat round 2 by following the pattern until you reach your desired size; the double crochets between the corner chain spaces will always be worked as an odd number (for example, row 2 has 3 dc, row 3 has 7 dc, row 4 will have 11 dc, etc…)
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. As always, I’m very grateful to have your support on our yarny adventures. Thank you!