The French Square Motif :: Crochet Stitch #169

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the french square motif. The french square motif would be great for afghans, pillows, and blankets!

Video Tutorial


Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
tr
Treble Crochet
sl st
Slip Stitch
hdc3tog
Half Double Crochet 3 Together – wrap yarn over the hook, insert hook , wrap the yarn again and draw a loop through (3 loops on the hook). Rep this step twice, inserting the hook into the same stitch (7 loops on the hook); wrap the yarn and draw through all the loops on the hook. Work an extra ch st to close the stitch.
hdc4tog
Half Double Crochet 4 Together – wrap yarn over the hook, insert hook , wrap the yarn again and draw a loop through (4 loops on the hook). Rep this step twice, inserting the hook into the same stitch (7 loops on the hook); wrap the yarn and draw through all the loops on the hook. Work an extra ch st to close the stitch.
Cluster
Cluster- work 3dc into next st until 1 loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 4 loops on hook.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Make 6ch ring

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Make 6ch ring

  • Round 1: 4ch (count as 1dc and 1ch), [1dc into ring, 1ch] 11 times, sl st to 3rd of 4ch.
  • Round 2: sl st into next ch, 3ch, work hdc3tog into same sp 9counts as hdc4tog), *2ch, work hdc4tog into next sp, 3ch, 1tr into next dc, 3ch, work hdc4tog into next sp, 2ch**, hdc4tog into next sp; rep from * twice more and from * to ** again, sl st to top of 1st Cluster.
  • Round 3: 1ch, 1sc into same place, *2ch, skip next 2ch sp, 4dc into next 3ch sp, 2ch, 1tr into next tr, 3ch, inserting hook down through top of last tr and make sl st, 2ch, 4dc into next 3ch sp, 2ch, skip next 2ch sp, 1sc into next Cluster; rep from * 3 more times, omitting sc at end, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.
  • Repeat rounds 1-3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the French Square Motif. (Reversible)

Example of the French Square Motif. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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