Creating a crochet square motif that can be used for various projects like runners, blouses, shawls, and tunics can be a fun and versatile project. Here’s a basic pattern for a crochet square motif. You can use this motif as a building block for your desired project. You can create as many motifs as needed and join them together to make your chosen item.
- Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color
- Appropriate crochet hook for your yarn (check the label for recommendations)
- Ch: Chain
- Sl st: Slip stitch
- Sc: Single crochet
- Hdc: Half-double crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Tr: Treble crochet
- Dtr: Double treble crochet
- Sk: Skip
- St: Stitch
Start with a magic ring (or chain 4 and join to form a ring).
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc into the ring, ch 2, 3 dc into the ring Repeat from * to * two more times. Ch 2, join with a slip stitch to the top of the initial ch 3. You should have 4 sets of 3 dc clusters with ch-2 spaces in between.
Sl st into the next 2 stitches and into the ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc into the same ch-2 space. Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the next ch-2 space, ch 1 Repeat from * to * around, join with a slip stitch to the top of the initial ch 3.
Sl st into the next 2 stitches and into the ch-1 space. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc into the same ch-1 space. Ch 1, 3 dc into the next ch-1 space, ch 1. In the corner ch-2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. Repeat the pattern between the asterisks in each remaining side, and then join with a slip stitch to the top of the initial ch 3.
Repeat Round 3 until your motif reaches the desired size for your project, making sure to increase the number of ch-1 spaces in each round to maintain the square shape.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You can make as many of these square motifs as needed and join them together to create your runner, blouse, shawl, or tunic. The specific joining method will depend on your design preference. You can use single crochet, slip stitch, or any other suitable method to connect the motifs. Be creative with your color choices and arrangements to make your project truly unique.