This half square crochet pattern features in my Blue Buoy blanket pattern and it’s used to fill the edges and make the corners of the blanket. I really love how turning a simple square motif through 90 degrees gives a whole new look!
You can find instructions for the full square by clicking here.
Key (US terminology)
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
prev – previous
rem – remaining
rnd – round
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
Crochet Instructions (Abbreviated)
This motif is worked flat, i.e. turning each row.
ch5, join with sl st in first chain to form a ring.
Row 1 : ch 3 (counts as 1dc in this and all subsequent rounds); 4dc in ring; ch2; 5dc in ring. (2x 5dc sts & 1x ch2 sp)
Row 2 : ch3, TURN WORK; 2dc in first st; 1dc in each of rem 4sts; in ch2 corner sp – 2dc, ch2, 2dc – corner made; 1dc in each of next 4sts; 3dc in last st. (2x 9dc sts & 1x ch2 sps)
Row 3 : ch3, TURN WORK; 2dc in first st; 1dc in each of rem 8sts; in ch2 corner sp – 2dc, ch2, 2dc – corner made; 1dc in each of next 8sts; 3dc in last st. Fasten off. (2x 13dc sts & 1x ch2 sps)
In upcoming posts I’ll be showing you how to make the granny stitch joins and also how to crochet the border.
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