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2019 Block-A-Week : Week 12

Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 12 of the 2019 Block-A-Week Project! You can find the first few weeks here:

Block-A-Week 2019 – Squares
(all of the weeks are posted there)


This week I had an idea for a square inside a square. You start with the basic granny for the first two rounds. I really love the way it turned out! 🙂 Because of the way it looks I’ve decided to call it the “Diamond in the Rough” square!

This pattern is available as a FREE download on Ravelry!

The pattern for Week 12 will look like this when it’s finished!

I’m using a size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook, and worsted weight size 4 yarn for every one of these squares to keep stitch sizing consistent. My squares don’t always look completely “square” at the end of each pattern. I intend to block them all at the end of this project before I sew them together!

I changed colors at random with this square. However!! Feel free to change colors as few or as many times as you want!! Color changes listed in pattern are just my suggestion, please feel free to stretch your creativity and make these squares any way you want to. I think it would even be pretty amazing in one solid color!

The colors I used are:

Color 1: Impeccable Yarn in Bright Sky Blue
Color 2: Red Heart Super Saver in Pale Yellow
Color 3: Impeccable Yarn in Grape Punch
Color 4: Red Heart Jumbo in Pretty N’ Pink
Color 5: Red Heart Super Saver in Aruba Sea

After Round 1 and Round 2

Round 1:  Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 3) 3 times in same ch.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Round 2: Sl st over to corner ch-2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1.  *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 space, ch 1.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join as before.

After Round 3

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 5, skip ch-1 space.  *sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 5, skip ch-1 space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off.

After Round 4

Round 4:  Join with a sl st to any ch-5 space, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in same space, ch 2, sc in corner ch-3 space, ch 2.  *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in corner ch-3 space, ch 2.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

After Round 5

Round 5:  (starting in corner), Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, * dc in next 4 st, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc in next 4 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3, fasten off

After Round 6

Round 6: (starting in corner), ch 4 (counts as hdc and ch 2), hdc, * hdc in next 6 st, ch 5, sk ch spaces and dc, hdc in next 6 st, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch 4, fasten off

After Round 7

Round 7: (starting in corner), Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, 2dc, * dc in next 7 st, 2 dc down into Round 5, dc, 2 dc down into Round 5, dc in next 7 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3, fasten off

After Round 8

Round 8: (starting in corner), ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc) to corner, [dc, ch 2, dc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 5, fasten off

After Round 9

Round 9: (starting in corner), ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, 2dc, *dc in each st and ch sp across, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 3, fasten off

After Round 10

Round 10: (starting in corner), Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc, ch 3, 2dc, * (sk 2 st, 3dc in next st) to corner, [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 3, fasten off

After Round 11

Round 11:(starting in corner), ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, 2dc, *dc in each st and ch sp across, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 3, fasten off

After Round 12

Round 12: (starting in corner), ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc, ch 2, 2hdc, *hdc in each st across, (2hdc, ch 2, 2hdc) in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 2rd ch of starting ch 2, fasten off


I hope you have fun making this square! I am happiest when I am creating. I love to see how all these bit and bobs of color can turn into this amazing work of art! Don’t forget to come back next Friday to get the pattern for Week 13!

We will be adding a border to each square to ensure that each one is the same “size” around, since some of these squares have a different number of stitches around the edge! Then we will join all the squares together and add a border. 🙂 Click here to see that tutorial!

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If you’re looking for a new color palette to try out for your squares, check out this post all about Color Combinations for Spring!



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