Help and Patterns for Crocheters.
For the blanket projects we use a size 4 crochet hook, and we welcome squares that are both simple and complex. Included in the section are pattens that have been recommended.
Many of the patterns below are sourced from Ravelry, which is the essential resource for knitters and crocheters; it’s free to register and has gazillions of free patterns to try out. Note: these are not all for 6” squares. Many of them are for larger dishcloths and need resizing before they will be 6” in a double knit yarn.
Hearts are often a theme for a blanket project
- Crochet star
- Moon square (crochet)
- Granny’s Easier Star (crochet) – does not look easy to me! Although easier is a relative term to the more complex, I suppose.
Absolutely gorgeous crochet letters for applique on to square – Spanish blog but Google translates it nicely with diagrams as well)
Angel Wings by Soupy
- Ch 6. DC in 2nd chain from hook and the next 3 chains 3 DC in last chain.
- Working along the other side of the chain, DC in the next 3 chains, CH1 and turn.
- Skip 1 stitch, DC in next 2 stitches. 2 DC in each of the next 3 stitches. DC each of the next 3 stitches. 2 DC in the last stitch.
- Fasten off.
- Make another but do not fasten off. Ch 1 and turn.
- 2DC in the first stitch, DC in the next 5 stitches. 2DC in the next stitch. 1 DC in the next stitch, SS in the next 2 stitches. DC in the next 2 stitches. SS in the next stitch.
- Join wings together by SS in the 1st stitch from round 2 and DC in the next 2 stitches
- SS in the next 2 stitches. DC in the next stitch. 2DC in the next. DC in the next 5 stitches. 2DC in the last stitch. Fasten off and weave in all pesky ends.
I love this stained glass crochet square although it needs resizing I think.
From the lovely fan, this is a pattern for her crocheted hand warmers
Chain 27 (take a couple off for small hands and add a couple for big hands)
DC into chain missing one stitch.
Dc to end of the row, continue to DC untill you have a square that your hand can fit in.
Edge your Square in DC.
Then join your square, fold it half and DC the two ends together, half way into this, slip stitch along one edge to make a hole big enough for you thumb, then continue to DC the two ends together.
You can use all different colours for the rows and because you DC around the edge you can hide and stitch in your knotted ends as you go round.
From DameFanny – Catherine Wheel Pattern
- English terminology, worked in 2 colours (A&B).
- For a 6 inch square I used a starting chain of 27. The cluster is effectively working trebles together over the stated number of stitches – either 4 (at the end) or 7 (for the middle) – so yo, through stitch, yo and pull though, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, through next stitch etc until you’ve made half a treble (but not a half-treble!) through the right number of stitches. It’s easily counted, as the number of loops on your hook will be one more than the number of stitches to work. That probably sounds horribly complicated but I swear it all makes sense on the second row and subsequent.
- Row 1 So, 27 chains in col A, double into 2nd chain from hook, double into next ch, +skip 3ch, 7 trebles into next ch, skip 3ch, 1 double into each of next 3ch; from + once more to last 4 ch, skip 3 ch, 4 trebles into last cha, bring in Col B on the last yo of the final treble, turn.
- Row 2, 1 ch, 1 double into next 2 stitches, +3 ch, 1 cluster over next 7 stitches, 3 ch, 1 double into next 3 stitches; rep from + once more to last 4 sts, 3 ch, 1 cluster over last st, skip turning chain, turn
- Row 3 still in colour B, 3ch (counts as 1 treble) 3 trebles into 1st stitch +skip 3chains, 1 double into each of next 3 doubles, 7 trebles into loop which closed the 7 tr cluster (can you guess what it is yet? [Rolf Harris]); repeat from + once more finishing with skip 3ch, 1 double into each of last 2 doubles – pulling through colour A on final double, skip turning chain, turn.
- Row 4 In colour A, 3 ch (counts as 1 treble) skip 1st stitch, 1 cluster over next 3 stitches, +3 ch, 1 double into each of next 3 st, 3 ch, 1 cluster over next 7 stitches; repeat from + once more finishing with 3ch, 1 double into next st, 1 double into top of turning chaing, turn
- Row 5 getting bored now, 1 ch, 1 double into each of first 2 doubles, + skip 3ch, 7 trebles into loop closing next cluster, skip 3 ch, 1 double into each of next 3 doubles; rep from + once more ending skip 3 ch, 4 trebles into top of turning chain (switching 2 colour B on final yo of final treble) turn.
Don’t forget to sew your ends in, but don’t block the squares as it makes them harder to crochet. For sewing in ends, take a large blunt needle like a tapestry needle, and basically wiggle the yarn through a few stitches, then cut the end off. There are fancy ways of doing it but for blanket squares, where the edges are going to be covered by crochet anyway, they can just be hidden along the edges.