Are you looking for a circle in a square crochet motif pattern that you can make without changing colors? The Bumpy Ride Square is designed for crocheting with a single skein of color changing yarn so you have fewer ends to weave in. The pattern includes 6″ and 12″ variations.

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I know that one reason a lot of crocheters don’t like granny squares is because of all the color changes. I’ve been loving Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn ever since I first saw it at the craft and hobby industry trade show last January.

The Berrylicious Square was the first granny square pattern I designed with Crayola Cake yarn and I got the idea to make different square in every color.

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

The Bumpy Ride Square is the next in this series. So why did I call it the Bumpy Ride Square? Well, to make this circle in a square motif pattern, I started with a textured, spoked center. It kind of reminded me of a bicycle wheel. And once I added in the bobbles… well, bumpy ride just came to me!

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Bumpy Ride Square

Circle In a Square Crochet Motif Pattern by Underground Crafter

Post stitches and bobbles add texture to this circle in a square motif pattern. Make your version 6” or 12”. This square is part of the You’ve Got Options Crochet Along with CAL Central.

Finished Sizes

  • Motif: Through Rnd 7 = 6” (15 cm); through Rnd 14 = 12” (30.5 cm).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn (100% acrylic, 3 oz/85 g, 177 yd/162 m) – 1 skein in 605N Aquamarine, or approximately 150 yd/137 m of any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 = 6” (15 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • bob – 3-repeat bobble – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Stitches n Scraps has a helpful tutorial for the 4-rep version of this stitch here.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, 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] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • 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 – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Stitches in parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • This square is crocheted in the round in one piece using a color changing yarn.
  • Some rounds end with a sc join that counts as the first ch-1 sp in the following round.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Ch 4, turn, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st [dc in next st, FPdc around same st] 12 times, join with sl st to first dc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st [dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around FPdc from previous Round] 12 times, join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st [dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around FPdc from previous Round] 12 times, join with sl st to first dc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st [dcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts, scBL in next 5 sts, hdcBL in next 2 sts, dcBL in next st, (2 dcBL, ch 2, 2 dcBL) in next st] 4 times, join with sl st to first dc. (68 sts = 15 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st *[dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] 6 times, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next st,** ch 1, skip 1 st; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to first dc (see Pattern Notes). (84 sts = 19 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, sc in next 15 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp,** sc in next 19 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, sc in next 3 sts, join with sl st to first sc. (92 sts = 21 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Fasten off for 6” (15 cm) square, or continue on for 12” (30.5 cm) square.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, dc in same st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, *[sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st,** dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st] across to corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch- 2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, join with sl st to BL of first dc. (108 sts = 25 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9:Ch 1, scBL in same st and next 18 sts to corner ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp,** scBL in next 25 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, scBL in next 6 sts, join with sl st to first sc. (120 sts = 27 sts per side + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 10:Ch 1, bob in same st, *[sc in next st, bob in next st] across to corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip ch-3 sp, bob in next st;** rep from * around, ending last rep after **, [sc in next st, bob in next st] twice, sc in next st, join with sl st to first bob. (120 sts = 27 sts per side + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, FPsc around bob, *[ch 1, skip 1 st, FPsc around bob] across to corner ch-3 sp, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, FPsc around bob;** rep from * around, ending last rep after **, [ch 1, skip 1 st, FPsc around bob] twice, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to first FPsc (see Pattern Notes). (124 sts = 29 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12:Ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, *[ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in ch-1 sp] across to 2 sts before corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch-1 sp;** rep from * around, ending last rep after **, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in ch-1 sp] twice, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to first dc (see Pattern Notes). (140 sts = 33 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, *[dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp] across to last ch-1 sp before corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 4 sts;** rep from * around, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, dc in next st, join with sl st to first dc. (156 sts = 37 sts per side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 14: Ch 1, dc in same st, *dc in each st across to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-2 sp;** rep from * around, ending last rep after **, dc in next 11 sts, join with sl st to first dc. (160 sts = 39 sts per side + 4 ch-1 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of square. Spray block if desired.
© 2020 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/2020/01/13/circle-in-a-square-crochet-motif-bumpy-ride-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Circle in a Square Crochet Motif: Bumpy Ride Square

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