Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to Crochet Mitered Squares




Crocheting mitered squares is a simple way to make a square that is a bit different from your usual crocheted square. Worked from the bottom left corner and upwards, it is a striking way to add interest to blankets, scarves and lots more!



It can be worked in single crochet like the purple square shown in the tutorial below, or double crochet like the variegated squares above. Try working a square in treble crochet too!

Here's the pattern for you to have it all together, but we'll go step by step too:



ch 2
3 sc in second ch from hook
ch 1, turn, sc, 3 sc, sc
ch 1, turn, sc 2, 3 sc in same space, sc 2
ch1, turn, sc 3, 3 sc in the same space, sc 3
...and so it goes in this sequence...
So the next two rows would look like this:
ch1, turn, sc 4, 3 sc in the same space, sc 4
ch1, turn, sc 5, 3 sc in the same space, sc 5

Keep going as long as you wish, until your square is as big as you want it to be...that's it!


So let's go through each step together now...

(By the way, I'm using an H crochet hook and some worsted weight yarn)

Begin by making 2 chains...



Work 3 single crochet in the second chain from hook,



Then chain 1, turn and single crochet in the first space, work 3 single crochets in the next space, then a single crochet in the next space.



Chain 1, turn, single crochet in the first space, single crochet in the next space, 3 single crochet in the next space, single crochet in the next space, single crochet in the last space.



As you can see, we are starting to form a predictable sequence for our little square, so for this row, chain 1, turn, one single crochet in each of the next three spaces, 3 single crochet in the next space, then one single crochet in the last three spaces...



and here it is with a few more rows finished to show you what it will look like.



There you have it! These look especially pretty done in variegated or hand painted yarns, and you could join some together to make a lovely blanket or scarf.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing us how to make a neat square.
    According to your directions, I have made a dishcloth.

    http://romisdg.blogspot.jp/2012/07/fiber-fluxadventures-in-stitching-how.html

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    1. Thanks, I checked it out...it is lovely, great job!!!

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  2. Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! :)

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  3. I remember seeing a pattern like this, but didn't save it. When making a double crochet mitered square, I found a great tip for the beginning dc to look like the others. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LxYpo-tyi8 It's a great look.

    Thanks for posting this for me :'}

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