Modular Square Throw Free Crochet Pattern

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CROCHET MODULAR SQUARES THROW

by Lorna Miser for Premier Yarns

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Length: 56"

Width: 42"

 

MATERIALS

Premier® Yarns Everyday™ (100% acrylic, 1.75oz/50g/126yd/115m)

Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

 

GAUGE

One square measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2 " or 7" diagonally

Save time, check your gauge.

 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

WS = wrong side

RS = right side

 

NOTE:

The first 6 squares are made individually to make the first row. After that, each square is worked along one or two edges of previous square(s). There is no sewing needed!

Use chart to keep track of which square you are working. Fill them in as your blanket progresses.

 

THROW

Squares #1-6 (Make 6 individual squares, not connected)

Using CC, ch 30.

Row 1: (WS) Dc into 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc), 1 dc in each of next 10 ch, skip next 4 ch, 1 dc in each of next 12 ch. Turn. (12 dc each side)

Cut CC.

Row 2: With right side facing , join MC with sl st to first dc, ch3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in each of next 9 dc, skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 10 dc. (10 dc each side)

Row 3: Ch3, turn, dc in each of next 7 dc, skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc. (8 dc each side)

Row 4: Ch3, turn, dc in each of next 5 dc, skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc. (6 dc each side)

Row 5: Ch3, turn, dc in each of next 3 dc, skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 4 dc. (4 dc each side)

Row 6: Ch3, turn, dc in next dc, skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc. (2 dc each side)

Row 7: Ch3, turn, skip next 2 dc, dc in last dc. Fasten off.

 

Square 7

With right sides of Squares facing, join CC with sl st to last dc of Square 1, working in sides of rows, very close to the edge (NOT over the post), sl st in first row, work 2 sl sts in each of next 6 rows (14 sl sts), working in sides of rows (close to the edge) of Square 2, work 2 sl st in Row 1, 2 sl sts in each of next 5 rows, slst in Row 7, sl st in last dc of Square 2. (14 sl sts)

 

Row 1: (WS) Ch 3, turn, skip first slst, 1 dc in each of next 11 sl sts, skip next 4 sl sts, 1 dc in each of next 12 sl sts. Turn. (12 dc each side)

Cut CC.

 

Work remainder of square same as previous squares.

 

Squares 8-11

Work Square 8 the same as for Square 7 along the top of Squares 2 & 3.

Continue to build Squares 9-11, to join the first and second rows of squares.

 

Square 12

Using CC, ch14, join with sl st to last dc on square 1 (top of square), working in sides of rows on Square 7, work 2 sl sts in each of next 6 rows, slst in Row 7, sl st in last dc of Square 7. (15 sl sts)

 

Row 1: (WS) Ch 3, turn, skip first slst, 1 dc in each of next 11 sl sts, skip last 3 sl sts, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 12 ch. Turn. (12 dc each side)

Cut CC.

 

Work remainder of square same as previous squares.

 

Work squares 13 – 16 as established.

 

Square 17

Using CC, join with sl st to last dc on square 11 (top of square), working in sides of rows on Square 11, sl st in first row, work 2 sl sts in each of next 6 rows, sl st in last dc of Square 6. (15 sl sts), ch 16.

 

Row 1: (WS) Dc into 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc), 1 dc in each of next 10 ch, skip next 2 ch, skip next 3 sl sts, 1 dc in each of next 12 sl sts. Turn. (12 dc each side)

Cut CC.

 

Work remainder of square same as previous squares.

 

Work all of the remaining squares as established (You will have a total of 83 motifs and 15 rows when completed). Fasten off.

 

Edgings (Added only on MC edges to “outline” everything in CC)

 

Left Edge

With RS facing, join CC with sl st to last dc on Square 6, working along MC edge, sl st in first row, work 2 sl sts in each of next 5 rows, working in Row 1, sl st in side of Row, sl st in base of first dc (3rd ch of turning ch) (14 sl sts). Ch3, turn, skip first sl st dc in each of next 13 sl sts (14dc). Join with slst to base of 12th dc on Square 11. Fasten off. Repeat on all inside corners on this edge.

 

Right Edge

With RS facing, join CC with sl st to base of dc on Row 1 of Square 1, working in sides of rows on Square 1, sl st in first row, work 2 sl sts in each of next 5 rows, sl st in next row, sl st in last dc on Square 1. (14 sl sts). Ch 3, sl st in base of 13th dc on Square 12, turn, dc in each of next 13 sl sts. (14 dc). Fasten off. Repeat on all outside corner on this edge.

 

Top Edge

With RS facing, join CC with sl st to base of dc on Row 1 of Square 78, working in sides of rows on Square 78, sl st in first row, work 2 sl sts in each of next 5 rows, sl st in next row, sl st in last dc on Square 78, working on other side, sl st in next row, 2 sl st in each row across; * working in next Square, work 2 sl sts in each of next 6 rows, sl st in next row, sl st in last dc at point, working on other side, sl st in next row, 2 sl sts in each of next 6 rows; rep from * across. (13 sl sts across each side and 1 sl st at each point).

Last Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 12 sl sts, *(dc, ch 4, dc) in next sl st (point), dc in each of next 11 sl sts, skip next 4 sl sts, dc in each of next 11 sl sts; rep from * across to last point, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next sl st (point), dc in each of next 13 sl sts. Fasten off.

 

Weave in all ends.

 

 

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