How to crochet a Square Motif Runner, Blouse, Tunic

Crocheting a square motif runner, blouse, or tunic involves creating individual square motifs and then joining them together to form the desired garment. Here are the general steps to crochet a square motif runner, blouse, or tunic:

Materials you’ll need:

  1. Yarn in your choice of color and weight.
  2. Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn weight (refer to the yarn label for recommendations).
  3. Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
  4. Scissors.

Crocheting Square Motifs:

  1. Start with a slip knot and chain a multiple of your desired square motif size. For example, if you want 6″ square motifs, chain a multiple of stitches that works for that size.
  2. Join the last chain to the first chain with a slip stitch to form a ring.
  3. Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as the first double crochet), work additional double crochets into the ring to create the desired size square. Typically, you can work 2-4 double crochets between each chain, with chains in the corners to create a right angle. For example, you could start with [3 double crochets, chain 2] for the first corner.
  4. Continue working your chosen pattern around the ring, creating corners by chaining 2 and working more double crochets. Join the last stitch to the top of the initial chain-3 with a slip stitch to close the round.
  5. Repeat Round 1 until your square motif is the desired size, changing colors as needed to create different color patterns.
  6. Once the square motif is the size you want, fasten off and weave in the yarn ends with a yarn needle.

Joining Square Motifs:

  1. Lay out your square motifs to plan the layout of your runner, blouse, or tunic.
  2. Join the motifs by sewing or crocheting them together. There are different methods for joining motifs, including slip stitching them together or using a technique like the whipstitch.
  3. Work in rows or columns, attaching each motif to its neighboring motifs until the entire garment is joined together.


  1. Once all the motifs are joined, you can add any necessary edging to the outer edges of the garment. This might involve adding a border or a row of single crochet stitches around the entire piece for a clean finish.
  2. Weave in any remaining loose ends.
  3. Block your finished piece by pinning it to shape and misting it with water to help it lay flat and maintain its shape.
  4. Your square motif runner, blouse, or tunic is now complete and ready to be worn or used as a decorative piece.

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Remember to follow a specific pattern or create your own design as you work on your project. Crocheting garments and decor items can be a creative and rewarding process.

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