Crochet Pattern: Stop and Smell the Flowers Granny Square

Stop and Smell the Flowers Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - floral granny square on faux white brick background

Stop and Smell the Flowers is a floral crochet granny square that combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look. It was originally designed for the Mini-Mystery Crochet Along (MMCAL) #14 with A Crocheted Simplicity but is now available after the big reveal! These crochet alongs are short, mysterious, and free. And, they end with giveaways (yay!). Read on for more details.

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Mini Mystery Crochet Along 14 with Underground Crafter

This MMCAL was posted in three segments, but all three are now available.

I crocheted my sample with Red Heart With Love because it comes in great colors, it’s soft, and it’s an easy-care yarn. If you don’t have any available, choose another medium weight (worsted/#4/aran) yarn that is easy to wash. If you don’t like to use acrylic, cotton would be a nice (but weightier) alternative. You can see the colors I used in the image below, arranged from left to right as Color A, Color B, and Color C.

MMCAL with A Crocheted Simplicity 14 via Underground Crafter - yarn used

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Stop and Smell the Flowers

Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Stop and Smell the Flowers Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - floral granny square on faux white brick background

This floral granny square combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look. It was designed for Mini-Mystery Crochet Along #14 with A Crocheted Simplicity and is now available as a complete pattern. Learn more about the Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs here.

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 in 1939 Papaya (CA), 1 skein in 1441 Light Grey (CB), and 1 skein in 1502 Iced Aqua (CC), or approximately 80 yd (73 m) in CA, 35 yd (32 m) in CB, and 50 yd (45.5 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (I used my Laurel Hill Trai wooden hook.)
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 = 5” (13 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 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 video tutorial for 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.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • 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.
  • () Instructions between parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • Most of this project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up. One section is crocheted flat in rows.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds and Rows does NOT count as a stitch.
  • In Rnd 12, you will work into skipped stitches from previous rounds. Work over the ch-sp and make sure to draw up loops to the same height as current round.

Pattern Instructions – Center Floral Square

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring. Begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, 16 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc to join. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st, [FPdc around next st, 3 dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first FPdc to join. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, [FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first FPdc to join. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, starting in same st, [3 dc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sl st in next FPdc, skip 1 st] 8 times, sl st to first st to join. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Working behind petals of Rnd 4, [*ch 4, skip 6 dc,** sl st in next sl st] 7 times, rep from * to **, sl st in first ch-4 sp to join. Fasten off CA. (8 ch-4 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to any ch-4 sp.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 6 sc in same ch-4 sp and in next 7 ch-4 sp, sl st to first sc to join. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around twice more, rep from * to **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc to join. Fasten off CB. (60 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pattern Instructions – Corner Triangles

  • ✪With Right Side facing, join CC with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Begin working flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, [3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 3 sts] 3 times across row, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in ch-2 sp. (14 sts + 5 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times across row, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (11 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice across row, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (8 sts + 3 ch-1 sp)  
  • Row 4: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (5 sts + 2 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, place stitch marker in ch-1 sp just made, skip 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. Fasten off CC. (2 sts + 1 ch-1 sp)
  • Rep from ✪ on next 3 sides of square.
  • With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to any marked ch-1 sp at tip of Row 5. Begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 3 dc in same st, *skip side of this stitch, 2 dc in side of next row, 3 dc in side of next 2 rows, 2 dc in side of next 2 rows (on current triangle and on next triangle), 3 dc in side of next 2 rows, 2 dc in side of next row,** skip side of next row, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next marked st; rep from * around twice more, rep from * to **, 3 dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc to join. Do not fasten off CB. (104 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pattern Instructions – Border Rounds

  • Continue crocheting in the round.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in each st across to corner ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CB. (112 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CC with sl st to any ch-2. Continue working in the round.
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in next st, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts] across to st before corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to first sc to join. (64 sts + 32 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, dc in same st and in next st, *[ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts] across row to corner ch-2 sp, ch 4, skip ch-2 sp,** dc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sl st to first dc to join. Fasten off CC. (64 sts + 28 ch-2 sp + 4 ch-4 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CA with sl st to next dc after any ch-4 sp. Continue working in the round.
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st and next st, (see Pattern Notes)*[(working in front of ch-2 sp, cdc in next 2 skipped sts on Rnd 9), sc in next 2 sts] across to ch-4 sp, in ch-4 sp, work [2 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in skipped ch-2 sp on Rnd 9, 2 sc],** sc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sl st to first sc to join. (144 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, dc in same st and next st, *cdc, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across to 3 sts before ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp,** dc in next 5 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, dc in next 3 sts, sl st to first dc to join. Fasten off CA. (144 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
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Christmas in July Make Along

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

I’ve teamed up with 28 other bloggers for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along! We’re bringing you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, and sewing projects. There’s something new to make every day in July, and you can also enter to win great prizes from some of our favorite companies!

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This is the main post for 2019 Christmas in July Make Along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make along,
  • 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Schedule,
  • 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway.

How the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Works

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

Every day in July, a participating blogger will release a new free crochet, knitting, or sewing pattern. Each week will have a theme.

  • Week 1 (July 1-7): Babies, Kids, and Teens                   
  • Week 2 (July 8-14): Women               
  • Week 3 (July 15-21): Men                    
  • Week 4 (July 22-28): Home                   
  • Week 5 (July 29-31): Pets

At the end of each week, I’ll share a roundup of the week’s projects with even more handmade gift ideas.

We’ve also partnered with some of our favorite companies, including Baby Lock, Clover USA, DryeGoods, Eucalan, Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions, Kraemer Yarns, Kristin Omdahl, Red Heart, Search Press North America, and ThermOWeb, to get 18 great prizes for you! Find out more information about participating bloggers, the schedule, and how to enter to win the prizes by scrolling down in this blog post. The deadline for entering the giveaway is Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • If you’d like regular email reminders during the Make Along, sign up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
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2019 Christmas in July Make Along Schedule

This list will be updated during the Make Along to include links to each pattern and roundup as it is released.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway Prizes

We’ve partnered with some of our favorite companies to get 17 great prizes for participants in this Make Along. Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win one of these prizes!

Baby Lock will provide one winner with a Genuine Collection Tumbler and Vinyl Project Bag. Show your support by following Baby Lock on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 - Baby Lock prize

Clover USA will provide three lucky winners each with one prize package. The crochet package includes the Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge, 2 Clover Amour Hooks in the winner’s choice of sizes, and a Pom Pom Maker Set.

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The knitting package includes the Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge, a Pom Pom Maker Set, an Extra Small Pom Pom Maker, and the Knitting Accessory Set for Beginners.

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The sewing package includes I Sew for Fun Wonder Clips, I Sew for Fun Roll & Press, a Seam Ripper, a set of Heart-Shaped Pins, and Flexible Thimble Set. Show your support by following Clover USA on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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DryeGoods is providing one winner with a set of ceramic buttons containing one large botanically themed focal button, four medium geometric buttons along with four mini buttons in shades of green. Show your support by following DryeGoods on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram.

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Eucalan is providing each of five winners with a large and a small bottle of Delicate Wash in the winner’s choice of scents: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit, Natural, or Jasmine. Show your support by following Eucalan on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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Hummingbird Lane Fabric and Notions is providing on winner with a fat quarter bundle of Shiny Objects Holiday Twinkle by Flaurie and Finch including 17 fat quarters (18″ x 21″ each) in prints with glitter and metallic that really sparkle. Show your support by following Hummingbird Lane on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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Kraemer Yarns is providing two winners with three skeins of Perfection, a worsted weight blend of U.S. merino and acrylic yarn, in holiday colors: Crimson, Holly, and Snowflake. Show your support by following Kraemer Yarns on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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Kristin Omdahl is providing two lucky winners each with a copy of one of her newest books: Layers: 18 Crochet Projects to Fit, Flatter, and Drape and Layers: 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter, and Drape. Show your support by following Kristin on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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Red Heart is providing one winner with a prize package including a Pom Pom and Tassel Maker in the winner’s choice of colors; the winner’s choice of Silvalume Single Point Knitting Needle Set or Silvalume Aluminum Crochet Hook Set; 3 skeins of Hygge yarn in the winner’s choice of colors; 2 skeins of Super Saver Ombre yarn in the winner’s choice of colors; and 4 skeins of Croquette yarn in the winner’s choice of colors. Show your support by following Red Heart on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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Search Press North America is providing one lucky winner with the winner’s choice of prize package. The crochet package includes Colorful Wayuu Bags to Crochet and Crocheted Cactuses; the knitting package includes Pocket Pets and Mini Knitted Cosmos; and the sewing package includes Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar and Jelly Roll Scraps. Show your support by following Search Press North America on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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ThermOWeb is providing one lucky winner a prize package including a Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Value Pack in RainbowDeco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive, and PeelnStick Ruler Tape. These are great for customizing any fabric or sewing project! Show your support by following ThermOWeb on Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube.

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

Enter the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway

  • This is the giveaway for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along hosted and organized by Underground Crafter.
  • Enter the giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
  • Eighteen winners will be chosen from the entries at random to win a prize from Baby Lock, Clover USA, DryeGoods, Eucalan, Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions Kraemer Yarns, Kristin Omdahl, Red Heart, Search Press North America, and ThermOWeb. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
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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.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too!
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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!