Free crochet pattern: Berrylicious Square, 12 Inch (30.5 cm) granny square in Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured crochet square in red semi-solid yarn on white faux brick background

I’m so excited to be joining the 2019 Block a Week with JulieAnny Crochet Along with my 12 inch granny square pattern for the Berrylicious Square. This motif starts with a textured, berrylicious center and it ends with one of my very favorite stitch patterns, the v-stitch. I used a semi-solid, self-patterning yarn and I love how the colors turned out.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Julieanny, also know as Julie Yeager, is one of my favorite crochet blanket and motif designers. I had the pleasure of interviewing her on my blog back in 2014. She hosts an annual blanket crochet along and I’m so excited to be joining in for the first time! If you love 12 inch (30.5 cm) granny square patterns, you’ll love this CAL.

One of my favorite things about being a crochet designer is getting to try out new yarns. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember this sneak peek of new Lion Brand yarns from my trip to Creativation, the annual craft industry trade show, back in January.

Not too long after I got home, Lion Brand asked if I would like to try some of their new (but at that point, not yet available) Crayola Cake and Crayola Off the Hook yarns. The answer was, of course, yes! If you haven’t seen Crayola Cake yarn yet, these are semi-solid, acrylic yarns in 10 fun colors – just what you’d expect from Crayola. I used the Maximum Red colorway for this square, and I love how it turned out. As always with red, it’s a bit hard to photograph, so you will just have to trust me when I say it’s beautiful!

Free crochet pattern: Berrylicious Square, 12 Inch (30.5 cm) granny square in Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn by Underground Crafter | skein of red semi-solid yarn on white canvas background

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Berrylicious Square

12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Berrylicious Square, 12 Inch (30.5 cm) granny square in Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured crochet square in red semi-solid yarn on white faux brick background

This 12” (30.5 cm) square starts with a textured, berrylicious center and ends with one of my favorite crochet stitch patterns: the v-stitch! This pattern was designed for the 2019 Block a Week with JulieAnny Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn (100% acrylic, 3 oz/85 g, 177 yd/162 m) – 1 skein in 601 Maximum Red, or approximately 135 yd (123.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif = 12” (30.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • bob – bobble stitch – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 4 times in same st, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful bobble video tutorial here. Please note that his version includes 5 repeats.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • v-st – v-stitch – (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp. Each v-st counts as 3 sts in pattern.
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This square is crocheted in the round in one piece with the right side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st [2 dc in next st, ch 1] around to last st, 2 dc in last st, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (24 sts + 12 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st [sc in next 2 sts, bob in ch-1 sp] around, join with sl st to first sc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st [scBL in next 2 sts, FPsc around bob] around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st [2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] around, join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (72 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *[sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st] 6 times,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (80 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, [sk 1 st, v-st in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st] 6 times, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (96 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *[sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st] 8 times,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (104 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, [sk 1 st, v-st in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st] 8 times, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (120 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *[sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st] 10 times,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (128 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, [sk 1 st, v-st in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st] 10 times, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (144 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 36 sts (including dc and ch-1 sp),** (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first sc. (160 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/06/24/12-inch-granny-square-crochet-pattern:-berrylicious-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern: Berrylicious Square

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