As part of the Crochet Lovers Victoria, Square-a-month crochet-a-long, we were invited to design a square each. From star to hexagon to lacework to square, the differing colour choices give this square a unique look every time. Happy crocheting !!
A big thank you to the wonderful ladies who allowed me to picture their squares: Top row (from L to R): my square, then Crystal’s square, and Crystal’s second square. Bottom row: Letitia’s square, Sharon’s square and Daphne’s square. There are many more colour combinations on the Ravelry.com pattern page. Thank you to Anne for this lovely blue version:
Impossible Hexagon 12” Afghan/Granny Square
By Stramenda, tested by LaughingPurple and HappyPeacock
Hook size 5.5mm
DK (8 ply) yarn – US terms
Colours: Square can be made in two or more contrasting colours. Change colours wherever you like by fastening off, and starting with a new colour in the same spot. If continuing rows in the same colour, do not fasten off.
DC – US Double Crochet
SC – US Single Crochet
TRC – US Treble Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
Ch – Chain
Sp – space
To start: Ch5, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Ch 3 to count as the first DC, work 11 more DC in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning Ch 3. (12 DC)
Ch 3, 2DC in same space, (sk1 stitch, ch3, 3DC in next DC) 5 times. CH3, join with sl st to first ch3. (6 groups of 3DC)
Join with sl st in any ch3 space [in ch3 space - SC, ch1, DC, ch1, TRC, ch1, DC, ch1, SC, ch1 (petal made) then in the middle of the next 3DC group SC, ch1] 6 times. Join with sl st to first SC. (6 petals).
Join with sl st. In between petals on the SC, Ch4 . 6 TRC in same st. [Ch1, SC in the middle of the petal on the TRC ch1, 7 TRC in next DC in between petals] 5 times. Ch1, SC middle of petal, ch1, join top of 1st ch3.
Join with sl st to the ch1 space on the left of any SC from Round 4. SC into same ch1 space, *[ch3, skip 1 stitch, SC into next stitch] X 3, [ch3, SC into ch1 space] X 2*, repeat from * to * to the end, replacing final SC with a slip stitch into the first SC. (30 loops)
Sl st into next ch3 space
SC in same space, [ch3, SC into next space] 5 times
*Ch4, skip next ch3 space and work SC into top of next SC, ch4, skip next ch3 space and skip SC, then SC into next ch3 space*
[ch3, SC into next ch3 space] 12 times
Repeat from * to * once more
[Ch3, SC into next ch3 space] 6 times. Ch3, sl st into top of SC from beginning of round. (28 loops)
Slip stitch into next loop, SC in same loop, [Ch4, SC into next loop] to end. Join with sl st to first SC. (28 loops).
Sl st into next space. SC into same space. [Ch5, SC into next ch4 space.
Ch 6, SC in next ch 4 space, Ch 5, SC in next ch4 space *Ch 3, SC in next ch4 space* - making *to* four times] X4, replacing final SC with a slip stitch into the first SC. (28 loops)
Sl st into next ch5 space, ch3, 4DC into same space.
*7 TRC into next ch6 space
5 DC into next ch5 space
3DC into next 4 ch3 spaces. <5DC into next ch5 space.>*
Repeat from * to * three more times. Omitting < to > last time.
Join to first DC with sl st.
Join with sl st into next DC, ch 3, DC in next st and every st around, putting 3 DC in each corner Join to first DC with sl st.
Repeat round 10
Repeat round 10
Fasten off. Weave in all ends. This square will need to blocked. Pin out corners to open up the lacework stitches.