Free pattern: Diagonal Box Stitch Square (Mystery Lapghan CAL)

Diagonal Box Stitch Square, free 6" (15 cm) crochet pattern with video tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter. Part of the Mystery Lapghan CAL 2015 - 36 free crochet patterns for 6" squares!

Last month, I shared the Diagonal Rainbows Baby Blanket pattern with you. I had so much fun using this variation of the diagonal box stitch (also known as the corner-to-corner or c2c technique), that I decided to design a 6″ (15 cm) square using it.

This square is my first contribution to the Mystery Lapghan Crochet-a-long, a fun crochet event featuring 36 6″ (15 cm) squares by 30 crochet designers.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

Mystery Lapghan Crochet-a-long featuring 29 #crochet designers and 36 free patterns for 6" (15 cm) squares. Join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/488215101349495/You can read more about the CAL here, or join the Facebook group to chat with participating crocheters.

The great thing about using this pattern for the CAL is that it can easily be adjusted to match your specific gauge. I included a video tutorial at the bottom of the post in case you are new to corner-to-corner crocheting. I used different hook sizes for the sample square pictured above and the one in the video, and each required a different number of rows to reach the same size. You can make similar adjustments to your own square!

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Diagonal Box Stitch Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50A variation on the diagonal box stitch.

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Photographed sample is 6” (15 cm) square.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein each in 169 Shenandoah (CA) and 109 Olympic (CB), or approximately 30 yds (27 m) each in CA and CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland yarn on LeisureArts.com!

Gauge

  • Finished Square = 6” (15 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Craftsy

Pattern Notes

  • Square is crocheted in one piece in rows from corner to corner using a variation of the diagonal box stitch.
  • Stitch pattern is reversible, so choose best side as right (front) side before joining to other squares
  • To adjust size, continue repeating Row 3 until straight edge reaches your desired length.

Pattern Instructions

  • With CA, ch 5.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 (counts as ch-3 sp), dc in next 2 ch. (1 box)
  • Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 st, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row. (2 boxes)

Increase to center

  • Row 3: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 st, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 box ea row)
  • Rows 4-8: Rep Row 3, 5 times.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final st of row. Fasten off CA.

Decrease to end

  • Row 10: Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in ch-3 sp. (Decreases by 1 box ea row)
  • Rows 11-16: Rep Row 10, 6 times.
  • Row 17: Rep Row 10. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/19/free-pattern-diagonal-box-stitch-square-mystery-lapghan-cal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Add to RavelryDon’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

If you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

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