12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern: Berrylicious Square

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/blog/2019/06/24/12-inch-granny-square-crochet-pattern:-berrylicious-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Announcing the Second Annual Washcloth Crochet Along!

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter

The Washcloth Crochet Along is the third crochet along of 2019 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. We’ve brought together ten of the top crochet designers out there to bring you free crochet patterns for washcloths. Five of our favorite companies are providing prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Join us to make pretty and useful washcloth projects to scrub and relax with, chat with other crocheters, and enter to win fabulous prizes!

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This is the main post for 2019 Washcloth crochet along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2019 Washcloth CAL,
  • 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Schedule,
  • 2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway.

How the 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Works

Every Monday from June 17 through August, 2019, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for a washcloth! You can make pretty and useful washcloth projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in our groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

Athena’s Elements, Chickadee Sewing & Crochet, Leisure Arts, LoveCrafts, and Navi’s Handmade are providing nine prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Each will win one of the prizes listed below. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget in this post (scroll down for details) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, August 26, 2019 to enter for your chance to win!

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter

How To Join the 2019 Washcloth CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentral on all social media. If you use Paintbox Yarns for your project, tag @paintboxyarns and use #paintboxyarns, too.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make adorable softies while having fun with us!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Schedule

This list will be updated during the CAL to include links to each pattern as it is released.

2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes

We work hard to find the best crochet along prizes from around the web for each CAL Central Crochet Along. Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win one of nine prizes!

Athena’s Elements will provide one lucky winner with a crochet yarn tote with supply organizer and WIP project holder with clear pocket, two sets of ergonomic crochet hooks, and yarn needles. Show your support by following Athena’s Elements on Amazon | Facebook.

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - Athena's Elements prize

Chickadee Sewing & Crochet is providing one winner with a choice of any of her beautiful, handmade locking stitch marker sets with a storage tin or 3 sets of buttons (10 per set). Show your support by following Chickadee Sewing & Crochet on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - Chickadee Sewing & Crochet prize

Leisure Arts is providing one winner with A Dishcloth a Month, Potholders and Dishcloths, and The Little Encyclopedia of Dishcloths. your support by following Leisure Arts on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - Leisure Arts prize

LoveCrafts is providing one winner with a choice of any in-stock 10 ball pack of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK. Show your support by following LoveCrafts on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - LoveCrafts Paintbox Yarns prize

Navi’s Handmade is providing five lucky winners with a bar of luxurious, handmade Coffee and Cocoa soap. This soap made completely from scratch using fresh brewed coffee. Show your support by following Navi on Facebook.

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central - Navi's Handmade prize

Continue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Enter the 2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along. The Crochet Along is hosted by CAL Central and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • Enter the end-of-CAL giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, August 26, 2019.
  • Nine winners will be chosen from the remaining entries at random to win one of the prizes from Athena’s Elements, Chickadee Sewing & Crochet, Leisure Arts, LoveCrafts, and Navi’s Handmade. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have two weeks to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within two weeks, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with Rafflecopter and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the Rafflecopter Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
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Crochet Hexagon Into Square Pattern: Hexi Askew Square

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

I’m thrilled to be participating in the Moogly Crochet Along again this year. I like combining geometric shapes, and Hexi Askew Square starts with a crochet hexagon that turns into a square. I used stripes but also plenty of textured stitches so that even if you make your square in one color, it will still pop.

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I don’t usually make 12″ (30.5 cm) squares because I prefer making smaller squares that are more portable to work on. That is, until about halfway through the project when I realize I have soooo. many. more. squares. to. make. Then I wish they were all bigger!

When I was working on crocheting the center hexagon into a square, I knew it wouldn’t perfectly line up with the square, but I liked the off-kilter look. You may have noticed that I love projects that aren’t perfectly symmetrical. I hope you do, too!

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

I made my version with three colors and Tamara from Moogly used four colors in her version.

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along | Moogly's version in 4 colors

If you like larger squares, don’t forget to check out these other 12″ square crochet patterns I’ve made with Red Heart yarns: the Raised Bunchberry Square (available in 12″ and 6″ versions)…

Free crochet pattern: Raised Bunchberry Square (12"/30.5 cm version) in Red Heart With Love Yarn by Underground Crafter

…and the Great Star Coral Square.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on faux white brick surface

If you make your own Hexi Askew Square, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Hexi Askew Square

Crochet Hexagon Into Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

This 12” (30.5 cm) crochet hexagon into square pattern uses three different special stitches for added texture. This square was designed for the sixth annual Moogly Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein each in 1502 Iced Aqua (CA), 1803 Blue Hawaii (CB), and 1441 Light Gray (CC), or approximately 55 yd (50.5 m) in CA and 32 yd (29 m) each in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers (optional).

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 – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Each cdc counts as 2 sts. New Stitch a Day has a helpful crossed double crochet video tutorial here.
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – [Yo, insert hook in same sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch (also called a bobble) here. Please note that his version includes 5 repeats.
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • popcorn – 5-dc popcorn – Dc 5 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first dc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful popcorn video tutorial here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • 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 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.
  • In Rnd 6, Rnd 9, and Rnd 11, you will work into skipped stitches from the previous round. Work over the ch-1 space and make sure to draw up loops to the same height as the current round.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to join into ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [cl in ring, ch 2] 5 times, cl in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first cl to join. (6 cl + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, cl in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(cl, ch 2, cl) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 5 times, cl in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first cl to join. (12 cl + 6 ch-1 sp + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next cl, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next cl,** 4 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, fasten off CA, join with sl st to first sc in CB. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dcBL in same st and next 5 sts, *2 dcBL in next st, dcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around to last st, 2 dcBL, fasten off CB, join with sl st to first dc in CC. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, tr in same st, *tr in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,  [hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] twice, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,** tr in next st, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first st, tr in same st, ch 1, join with sc to first tr changing to CA in last yo of final sc, fasten off CC. (52 sts including ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st in Rnd 5 (see Pattern Notes), scBL in next st] 5 times, scBL in next st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first sc. (68 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 17 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc. (84 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 5 times across next 10 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, cdc 5 times across next 10 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CB in last yo of final sc, fasten off CA. (96 sts + 4 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 6 times across next 12 sts, dc in skipped st in Rnd 8 (see Pattern Notes), cdc 6 times across next 12 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CC in last yo of final sc, fasten off CB. (116 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 7 times across next 14 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, cdc 7 times across next 14 sts,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CC in last yo of final sc, fasten off CB. (124 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 15 sts, popcorn in skipped st in Rnd 10 (see Pattern Notes), dc in next 15 sts,** (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CB in last yo of final sc, fasten off CA. (132 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in first sc, scBL in next 33 sts,** (3 sc in ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in second sc); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to top of first sc to join. (144 sts)
  • Note: My square measured 12” (30.5 cm) at this point. If your square is smaller, continue with Rnd 13 and rep Rnd 13 until desired size is reached.
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 scBL in marked stitch, place stitch marker in first sc, *scBL in each st around to marked st, (3 scBL in marked st, place stitch marker in second sc); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first marked sc, sc in same st as marked st, sl st to top of first sc to join.

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/blog/2019/06/13/crochet-hexagon-into-square-pattern-hexi-askew-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern: Great Star Coral Square

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on indigo dyed fabric

I’m joining in Marly Bird’s Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with this free crochet pattern for a 12″ (30.5 cm) granny square. The Great Star Coral Square is formed out of a 9-patch of small, textured squares surrounded by a simple border.

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Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on faux white brick surface

Last year, Marly Bird approached me about designing a square for a wedding blanket she was organizing for Ally, our contact at Red Heart yarns. Marly and her team also coordinated a crochet along so that you can have the chance to crochet your own version of the blanket! Find out more about the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along and get links to the rest of the patterns here.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | Wedding Blanket CAL with Marly Bird

I don’t crochet as many twelve inch squares as I crochet six inch squares, so I decided I would make a 9-patch square that includes nine smaller squares joined together. The Pattern Notes give you links to four different tutorials for methods to join your version of the Great Star Coral Square.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on white-painted wood surface

If you’re wondering about the name for this pattern, you can check out pictures of great star coral here.

And, if you’d like to see how the Great Star Coral Square looks in the finished wedding blanket, I’ve included a picture below.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | complete Wedding Blanket Crochet Along blanket

If you make your own Great Star Coral Square, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Great Star Coral Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on indigo dyed fabric

This textured 9-patch granny square was designed as one of twenty-five 12″ (30.5 cm) squares for the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with Marly Bird.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird yarn (100% Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 186 yd/170 m) – 1 skein ea in 5673 Fairy Tale (CA), 5622 Dragon Fruit (CB), and 5316 Linen (CC), or approximately 90 yd (82 m) ea in CA and CB and 50 yd (46 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Marly Bird has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc  – double crochet
  • ea  – each
  • 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
  • pf –  5-repeat puff stitch – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop] 4 more times, yo and draw through 11 loops on hook. Wilmade has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. Her version has only 4 repeats and adds a chain after ea puff.
  • rep  – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc  – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp  – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work instructions within parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions within brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Square

  • Make 4 Great Star Coral Mini Squares (see pattern below) using CA through Rnd 2/CB through Rnd 5; Make 5 Great Star Coral Mini Squares using CB through Rnd 2/CA through Rnd 5.
  • Assemble following assembly diagram below (see Pattern Notes) and then continue on to Border.

Great Star Coral Mini Square

  • Ch 6, skip 5 ch, sl st in next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [pf in ring, ch 2] 5 times, pf in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first pf to join. (6 pf + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc around next pf] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, add another dc into last st, sl st to top of first dc to join. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dc in first st, *hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep after**, dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (32 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after**, dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (40 dc + 8 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | assembly diagram

Border

  • Border Rnd 1: Join CC with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp] 2 times, ch 1, sk 2 dc,** [dc in next ch-2 sp] twice; rep from * across, ending after ** at corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp,+ rep from * to + around, ending last rep at ** at first corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (140 sts + 48 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in first st to mark corner, *scBL in ea st and ch-1 sp across to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 sc in ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in second sc to mark corner); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** at first corner ch-2 sp, sc in first ch-2 sp, sl st to join.
  • Border Rnd 3: Ch 1,  2 sc in marked st, place stitch marker in first st to mark corner, *[scBL in ea st to marked st,** 3 sc in marked st, place stitch marker in second sc to mark corner] 3 times; rep from * to ** once, sc in same st first st, sl st to top of first sc to join.
  • Rep Border Rnd 3 as needed to reach 12” (30.5 cm) square or desired size. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block if desired.
© 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/blog/2019/06/03/12-inch-granny-square-crochet-pattern-great-star-coral-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Victoriana Shawl

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

I’m so excited to be participating in the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop with Pattern Paradise this year. My pattern is the Victoriana Shawl, a beautiful, lacy, rectangular shawl that makes a bold statement by combining color blocking, thin stripes, and pretty lace stitches.

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 Murky Depths Dyeworks. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie from Murky Depths Dyeworks. Not only does she dye stunning yarns, but she also happens to live in my neighborhood! Debbie shared with me her process for dyeing yarn in small batches of twelve skeins.

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Today’s #HookedOnYarn2019 prompt is colorful. (Swipe through to get the full list of prompts for this National #Crochet Month Instagram challenge I’m co-hosting with @stitchesnscraps and @themarlybird.) I LOVE color. I don’t know if it’s the Cuban in me, but I especially love the types of colors I associate with the Caribbean look. These two skeins of #indiedyedyarn by @murkydepthsdyes combine the light pinks and purples of my comfort zone with an interesting dark grey. Working with #handdyed #yarn gives me an opportunity to explore truly unique colors, like these from Debbie at Murky Depths. By the way, these are the #indieyarnofthemonth for March, and I’m working on something special to share with you (in the form of a free crochet pattern, of course) in the next few weeks using these beautiful colors. What are your favorite colors for #crocheting? #undergroundcrafter #murkydepthsdyes #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetersofig #crochetersoftheworld #instacrochet #crocheted #yarnlove #latinablogger #makersgonnamake #makerstrong

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When Debbie and I met, she was on the way to show her yarn at a local yarn shop, so she had a wide assortment of colors. We were in a Starbucks, which doesn’t have perfect, true color lighting, and I wasn’t sure what to select. Debbie picked out the Scion and gave me a selection of multicolored yarns to match with it. It wasn’t until I was outside in natural lighting that I could tell that the colors actually coordinated. Not to worry, though. All of the multicolored Murky Depths Dyeworks yarns coordinate with the solids, so you can easily pick out the perfect combination of colors for your next project even if you don’t have Debbie on hand to help you out!

It took me a while to find the right stitch pattern to pair with this beautiful, hand-dyed yarn. I wanted this shawl to be really lacy, so I used this Pastiche Accessories Sunflower Crochet Hook that was several sizes larger than what is usually recommended for working with sock yarn.

I also wanted to highlight the contrast between the lights and the darks in these colors, so I thought color blocking would be the way to go.

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

I added stripes along one side and worked a border around all the unworked edges.

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

It was supposed to be a gift for my mom… but it’s already in my daily rotation because I love how it turned out! (Sorry, Mom! It looks like you’re getting a store-bought gift this year.)

Don’t forget to head over to the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop home page to get links to the other 30 patterns in the blog hop and enter to win some great prizes!

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

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Victoriana Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

Make a bold statement by combining color blocking and thin stripes in this lacy, rectangular shawl.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 66” (167.5 cm) long after blocking.

Materials

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook that is several sizes larger than what is recommended for your yarn to create a pleasing drape.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 2-dc-cl – 2 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.          
  • 3-dc-cl – 3 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • picot – picot stitch – Ch 3, sk 2 ch, sl st to first ch. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. The pictured shawl uses the second picot method shown in the video.
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated. 
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Color Block Section 1

  • With CA, ch 48 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 8 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 5 ch (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), pm in third skipped ch, *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in second st on top of cluster group, ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, in next dc (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk ch-4 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 sts remaining, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in top of third ch.
  • Rows 3-50: Rep Row 2, 48 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm), or about half of desired finished length. Fasten off CA.

Color Block Section 2

  • Begin working on the underside of the foundation chain for Color Block Section 1 (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 51: Join CB with sl st to marked st (third ch of first ch-5 of Row 1), ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Rows 52-100: Rep Row 2, 49 times or until Color Block Section 2 has the same number of rows as Color Block Section 1. Do not fasten off CB.

Stripe Section

  • Stripe Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, turn to work along long edge of shawl, 3 sc in side of each row across. (You will end with a multiple of 6 sts)
  • Stripe Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next st,** sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, dc in last st.
  • Stripe Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st and change to CA (see Pattern Notes), fasten off CB.
  • Stripe Row 4: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Stripe Row 5: Rep Stripe Row 4, pm1 in last st. Do not fasten off CA.

Border

  • Turn to work along short edge, begin working in the round.
  • Round 1: With Right Side facing, ch 1, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, sc in side of next row, working along final Row of Color Block Section, sc in dc, [sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch, sc in dc, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along long edge, 3 sc in side of each row across long edge to last row, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along short edge, [sc in next dc, sc in next 4 ch, sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, sc in next dc, sc in next 2 ch, sc in side of next row, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, pm2 in last sc, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off CA.  
  • Border Row 1: With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to first marked st, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in second marked st. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block shawl (see Pattern Notes) to open up lace.

© 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/blog/2019/05/09/crochet-pattern-victoriana-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!