Creating a crochet pattern for a square motif runner, shawl, or blouse can be a fun and creative project. Here’s a basic pattern that you can adapt to create these beautiful designs. Keep in mind that the final result will depend on your choice of yarn, hook size, and color scheme.
- Yarn of your choice (varies based on your project)
- Crochet hook (appropriate for your yarn)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Stitch markers (optional)
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
Note: The square motif is the foundation for all three designs. You will need to create multiple square motifs and join them together to make your runner, shawl, or blouse.
- Start with a magic ring: Make a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc into the ring. Ch 2, 3 dc into the ring, ch 2 repeat – two more times. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3. You should have 4 sets of 3 dc clusters with ch-2 corners.
- Round 2: Sl st into the next 2 sts and into the ch-2 corner space. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in the same corner space. Ch 2, 3 dc in the same corner space (this creates a corner). 3 dc in the next space between 3 dc clusters, ch 2, 3 dc in the same space repeat – around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.
- Round 3: Sl st into the next 2 sts and into the ch-2 corner space. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in the same corner space. Ch 2, 3 dc in the same corner space (corner made). 3 dc in the next space between 3 dc clusters, 3 dc in the next space between 3 dc clusters, ch 2, 3 dc in the same corner space repeat – around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.
- Continue to make the square motif: You can continue adding rounds to make the motif as large as you desire. Typically, square motifs are made with 4 rounds, but you can make them larger for more intricate designs.
Runner, Shawl, Blouse Design:
For each of these designs, you will need to make multiple square motifs and join them together. Here are some basic instructions for each:
- Runner: Create a row of square motifs by joining them together. You can arrange them in a grid or a straight line, depending on the size and shape you want for your runner. You may need to add additional motifs to the sides to achieve the desired width.
- Shawl: To make a shawl, create a triangular shape by joining square motifs in a staggered fashion. Start with one square motif and then add additional motifs in each round, creating a triangular shape. You can add a border around the shawl for a finished look.
- Blouse: For a blouse, you’ll need to plan the placement of square motifs to create the front and back panels. You can make the sleeves by joining motifs along the armholes and add a neckline. You may also need to add additional motifs for the bottom hem and any necessary shaping.
These are just basic guidelines, and you can get creative with color choices, motifs, and joining methods to create your most beautiful design. Adjust the size, shape, and complexity to suit your preferences and style. Remember to weave in the ends and block your finished pieces to give them a polished look.