Do you love making squares to put together for blankets?! I hope so! Today I have my very first square pattern to share. The Holly Square!
Another something special about today’s pattern….The Holly Square is TTLYC’s 50th pattern released!!!! WAHOO!!!!!
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I designed the Holly Square to give a lovely sense of rustic charm. Simple and elegant.
The square is worked as one piece in rows, with a border. The berries and leaves are made separately then sewn on.
The pattern works up quick using the moss stitch as the base of the square, it’s quite easy, so long as you have a grasp of basic stitches.
I’m pretty sure I am going to have to make this bigger too….I’m thinking it will be a gorgeous Holiday pillow!
A special thank you to Faydra from Knottie Hooks for testing/editing this pattern for me.
Holly Square Pattern
- 1 skein each of #4 worsted weight yarn in White, Red and Green. I recommend *Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Oyster, Love Letter, and Spruce
- 4.5mm crochet hook. I used *Furls Odyssey
- *Yarn needle
A special thank you to WeCrochet for providing the gorgeous Mighty Stitch yarn for this project!
9 stitches x 18 rows = 4″ square Pattern for gauge: sc, ch1
8″ x 8″ square
- ch – Chain
- sc – Single Crochet
- hdc – Half Double Crochet
- dc – Double Crochet
- picot – Picot Stitch
- yo – Yarn Over
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- slst – Slip Stitch
- sk – Skip
- chsp – Chain Space
- US Terminology
- All beginning ch2 do not count as a stitch
- Hat is worked back and forth in rows then seamed closed.
- Pattern is made in parts then sewn together
- *-* denotes repeat sequence
- To change square size starting ch is number of desired sts + 3
Picot Stitch: Ch3, insert hook into back bump of first chain made (the one at the bottom, closest to the work), slst to complete.
Using Oyster (White)
Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from the hook, *ch1, sk 1 ch , sc in the next ch*, repeat across, ch2, turn (15).
Row 2: Sc in the first chsp, *ch1, sc in the next chsp*, repeat across, ch2, turn (15).
Row 3 – 32: Repeat row 2.
Using Spruce (Green)
Rnd 1: Sc around evenly around the square, making 2sc in each corner st.
Switch to Love Letter (Red)
Rnd 2: Sc in the first st, *ch1, sk 1 st , sc in the next st*, repeat around. For the corners do 1 sc in each of the 2 sts around each corner, do not ch1 or skp sts.
Switch to Spruce (Green)
Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2, tie off.
Using Love Letter (red)
Yo, insert hook in the 2nd ch from the hook, *yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next ch*, repeat across the ch until you have 6 loops on the hook, yo, pull through all 6 loops, ch1.
Slst to the last ch, tie off.
Using Spruce (Green)
Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, (dc, picot) in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, (dc, picot) in the next ch, hdc, in the next ch, sc in the next 2 chs, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the last ch, rotate to work down the underside of the starting ch, sc in the next 2 chs, hdc in the next ch, (dc, picot) in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, (dc, picot) in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, sc in the last 2 chs, slst to the 1st sc, tie off. (25)
ABBREVIATED INSTRUCTIONS FOR LEAVES: Same as above just condensed
Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, (dc, picot), hdc, sc, hdc, (dc, picot), hdc, sc, sc, (hdc,dc,hdc) in the last ch, rotate to work down the underside of the starting ch, sc, sc, hdc, (dc, picot), hdc, sc, hdc, (dc, picot), hdc, sc, sc, slst to the 1st sc, tie off. (25)
rotate to work down the underside of the starting ch, sc, sc, hdc, (dc, picot), hdc, sc, hdc, (dc, picot), hdc, sc, sc, slst to the 1st sc, tie off. (25)
Once all pieces are made sew onto the square on the bottom left corner, or where desired.
Weave in all ends, and you’re done!
There you have it! Your very own Holly Square!
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