Stashbuster Squares

I have had a lot of requests on social media for the pattern for these squares. To be honest, I have not yet completed the full blanket design yet and was planning to publish the full pattern once I had done this and written it up in full, with a full supporting video tutorial, like I usually do. However, it appears that there are loads of people who cannot wait for this and are ‘demanding’ the pattern for the square NOW!

So, in a break from the usual, the written pattern for the square is detailed below.

This is a stash buster project to use up leftover yarn from other projects. You can use any yarn you want to use. I used leftovers of Stylecraft Special DK – each square used approximately 7-8g of DK yarn (each square measured approximately 11.5cm x 12cm). I used a size 4mm hook. You can purchase Stylecraft Special DK yarn here.

The stitches used in these squares are double crochet (dc) and half treble crochet (htr) (UK terms). The main body of the square is based on a modified lemon peel stitch (the lemon peel stitch alternates between double crochet and treble crochet, but this pattern uses a half treble instead of the treble crochet).

I left a long tails of approximately 30cm, so that I can sew the squares together using these long tails.

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

UK terms are used throughout. 

ststitch
dcdouble crochet
htrhalf treble crochet
chchain
*to*instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified

Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide

UK termUK abbreviationUS termUS AbbreviationDescription
Double CrochetdcSingle CrochetscInsert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining two loops to leave 1 loop on the hook
Half Treble CrochethtrHalf Double CrochethdcYarn over hook. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining three loops to leave 1 loop on the hook
ChainchChainchYarn over hook, pull through loop

Written Pattern (UK terms)

  1. Foundation chain – Chain 18
  2. Row 1 – dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch along to the end, turn. [17 stitches]
  3. Row 2 – ch1 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the first stitch, *dc in the next, htr in the next* repeat from *to* to the end, ensuring that the last stitch worked is a htr. Turn.
  4. Row 3 – ch1 (does not count as a stitch), dc in first stitch, *htr in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat from *to* to the end ensuring that the last stitch is a dc. NOTE: the dc’s are worked into a htr stitch from the row below and the her’s are worked into a dc.
  5. Rows 4-16 – repeat row 2 and row 3 (row 16 will be a row 2)
  6. Row 17 – ch1 (does not count as a stitch), dc in each stitch along to the end. Cut yarn leaving a long tail of approximately 30cm (if you are going to sew your squares together).

Video Tutorial

Coming Soon

Joining & Border

Details coming soon