With lots of open spaces, this easy crochet square works up
You could also use this for a cute children’s bag, a beach bag or anything else you like.
As for yarn, I chose Red Heart Comfort, which is on the thicker side of the #4 worsted weight yarns. If you find that your square is coming out under 5″, you could always add another round of single or double crochets.
You might also be interested in this pretty 5″ Square. For something smaller, check out the crochet tiny square, or this quick granny square. Or, mix and match with other 5″ squares on Crochet Pattern Bonanza for a bright and beautiful afghan.
5″ Easy Crochet Square
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Comfort – Worsted Weight #4 (1-2 colors)
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Finished Size: 5″ across.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Change color after each round if desired.
Join new color in joining slip stitch of previous round.
Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout) (dc, ch 2) into ring, [(2 dc, ch 2) into ring] 3 times; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). [8 dc and 4 ch-2 sps]
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sk st where join was made, *sc in sp before next dc, 7 dc in ch-2 sp, sk next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. [4 sc and 28 dc]
Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 sp), (dc, ch 2) in same st as join; *sk next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2) twice in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). [16 dc and 16 ch-2 sps]
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, work another 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, [3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 3 times; rep from * 2 times, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). [64 sts] Fasten Off.
You can also purchase this pattern for a small fee at Ravelry and Etsy.
And don’t forget to check out the entire afghans & square collection on CNC:
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