Here is block #3 of our 2019 Stash Busting Sampler CAL! Today’s square features the boxed block crochet stitch. This crochet stitch pattern creates a geometric squared mesh design that would look great in a solid color or stripes.
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How to do the Boxed Block Crochet Stitch
You can find a video tutorial from Daisy Farm Crafts here.
Row 1: Chain any multiple of 5 plus 3 more chains. Single crochet in 2nd chain from your hook and in each chain across. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), single crochet in same stitch as chain 1 and in next stitch. Then loosely chain 3, skip 3 stitches and single crochet in next two.
Repeat the “chain 3 and single crochet” sequence across. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 3 (counts as 1 double crochet). Work 5 double crochets into each chain 3 space across.
Double crochet in the very last stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3.
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Tips for Crocheting the Boxed Block Stitch
The biggest tip I can give you of this square is to work your chain 3’s on the even rows loosely. I had to frog an entire “square” because my bottom was a lot wider that the top because of my chain tension was too tight.
I chose to do my square in 2 row stripes, changing color after each odd row. Doing it this way allowed me to carry the yarn up the side of my square which means less ends to weave in!! I am interested to see what it looks like if you change color each row, so if you do your square that way I hope you’ll share a picture with me on Ravelry or Facebook. You can also use #2019StashBustingCAL on Intagram! think this stitch would look great in a solid color too.
Alright then, let’s get to it.
120 yds #4/worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
(Bernat Super Value used in sample)
5.5 mm crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 2 pattern repeats (measured on an even row: 1 sc + Ch 3 space + 1 sc) x 6 rows = 3 in
Finished: 12×12 after border
I use US Terminology
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
Ch 1 does not count as st
On the even numbered rows be sure to keep your chain stitches between the single crochets loose.
I changed color at the end of each odd row without finishing off and carried my yarn up the side of my square.
To make this bigger or smaller or use stitch pattern on another project you will need to ch a multiple of 5 + 3 more chs.
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Boxed Block 12″ Crochet Square Pattern
Ch 38 to start.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (47 sc sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next st. *Ch 3 (loosely), skip 3 sts, sc in next 2. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, Skip next st. 5 dc in each ch-3 sp across. Dc in last st. Turn.
Rows 4-28: Repeat rows 2-3 ending on a row 2.
Row 29: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1 and evenly across placing 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp. Do not turn. Continue to border.
Rnd 1: Sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. When working the raw edge place 1 sc in the end of each sc row and 2 sc in the end of each dc row. Join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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Mary F. says
Beautiful stitch. New for me. Advanced beginner. Great directions.
Kristy Crawford says
I just made a baby blanket with this pattern. When my mother saw it, she liked it so well she asked for a “sweater vest” out of it. Thank you for a pattern I will use over and over!