How to Crochet a SquareBy Rachel Choi – 39 Comments
|Squares can be crochet “in the round” or row by row. When crocheting in the round, you start by creating the center of the square and then crochet around the center to make your square larger. When you crochet a square row by row, you start by creating one side of the square which is as long as the width. Then you keep adding rows on top of it until your square is the proper length. In this tutorial, I will show you both ways.|
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Crochet a Square in the Round
Round 1:ch 2, 4 sc in second ch from hook, place marker
Round 2: 3 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: sc in next sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc: 20 sc
Round 4: sc in next 2 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) 3 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc: 28 sc
Round 5: sc in next 3 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) 3 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc: 36 sc
Round 6: sc in next 4 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) 3 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc: 44 sc
Round 7: sc in next 5 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc) 3 times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc: 52 sc
Continue this pattern until the square is the desired size.
The basic idea is to put 3 single crochets in each of the four corner, while just 1 single crochet in each single crochet on the sides of the square.
Crochet a Square Row by Row
Row 1: chain until chain is width of desired square
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Repeat row 2 until length of square is the same as the width of the square. With this pattern, you can also create a rectangle.
These examples of creating a square only use single crochet. Squares can be crocheted in any crochet stitch that you want. Just make sure you account for the length of a crochet stitch when you make your square. For a fun square pattern, try crocheting a granny square!
If you need help on how to crochet a square, just leave a comment and I would be glad to help you!