This small crochet square motif is perfect for many projects, and works up quickly in just four rounds!
Design Story and Inspiration for This Crochet Square
I created this easy square while riding in the back of my van with my four boys. My parents were driving us to Florida for a few days while the hubs was working, and I was squeezed in the back and needed a small, quick project.
I love the way this square worked up and I am turning them into some great projects for the blog! You can use these for handbags, slippers, cardigans, blankets and so much more.
Yarn Options for Our Crochet Motif
You can use any size yarn you like for this motif, but I chose Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton because that was what was in my stash. I’m planning on turning these into a fun project that’s perfect for cotton yarn, so this DK weight cotton was perfect.
I also love that this was a self-striping cake yarn, so I could deconstruct it and have colors that matched perfectly. I love this combo of gray, cream and pink. (You can see this yarn in my easy shawl design as well as my crochet water bottle holder).
Feel free to use any yarn you like with an appropriate-sized hook. If unsure about hook size, just check the recommendation on your yarn label.
Small Crochet Square Motif
What You’ll Need
Yarn: DK weight scrap yarn
Hook: US Size G (4.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Finished Size: Approximately 3” square
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
2 Double Crochet Cluster (2dc-cl): Yarn over, insert hook into st or space indicated, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert into same st or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.
3 Double Crochet Cluster (3dc-cl): Yarn over, insert hook into st or space indicated, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, (yarn over, insert into same st or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice, yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.
Small Crochet Square Motif Pattern
Make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 1) 11 times in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-4. 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2dc-cl in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, (3dc-cl, ch 2) in each ch-1 sp, join with sl st to top of 2ch-cl.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made)] four times, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-3 of corner, sc in next 3 dc, sc in sc] four times, omitting last sc on last repeat, join with sl st.
Fasten off with invisible join.
Final Thoughts on This Easy Square Motif
I can’t wait to share with you the project I’m working on with these squares!! It’s a fun make, so go ahead and start making these squares in lots of different colors, including some with three colors (work rounds 1 and 2 in different colors, then change colors again and work rounds 3-4). See the video if you want to check out a three color square!
I’ll see you soon with our project make with this small crochet square motif!