Welcome to Week 3 of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! If you are just joining us, you can find Week 1 HERE, and Week 2 HERE.
We will be doing one of the more intricate squares this week, so we will be making 4 squares. I’ve decided to call this square the Shattered Circle Square because of the ring of double crochets look like pieces of the circle exploding outwards!
As a reminder, I’m using a size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook, and worsted weight size 4 yarn.
We will be making 4 of these squares. Because I tend to love symmetry in my projects I have decided to make all of the squares each week in the same color sequence. But I want you all to feel free to fully express your creativity however you want in this blanket! I shared the colors I chose in the announcement post if you’d like to follow along with me exactly. In my color palette, I have chosen to use Color D (Impeccable Yarn in Teal) as the last row of each square.
R1: (using Color E) Ch 5, sl st to beginning ch to form circle
R2: Ch 3, 15 dc in circle, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3
R3: (using Color B) Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc in space between stitches, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch4
R4: Ch 3, dc in same st, * ch 1, sk 1, 2dc in ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3
R5: (using Color F) Start in any ch sp: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), dc in next ch sp, *ch 2, sc in next ch sp, ch 2, sc in next ch sp. ch 2, [dc in next ch sp, ch 5, dc in same st], repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch8
R6: (using Color B) Start in ch 5 sp: [Ch 3, 2dc, ch 3, 3dc], *3dc in each ch2 sp to corner, [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch in starting ch 3
R7: (using Color B) Start in corner: [Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in corner, *dc in each st to corner, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, repeat from *, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 3
R8: (using Color E) Start in corner: [ch 2, 2sc] in corner, *sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch 2
R9: (using Color D) Start in corner: [ch 3, 1dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, *dc in each st to corner, [2dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3,
Fasten off, and weave in all ends.
I think this pattern is so fun to work on! Once you finish your squares, feel free to tag me on Instagram to share! Or join me in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group and share with all of us! We’d love to have you! I hope you have enjoyed making these squares this week! If you want to try a different style of CAL, check out the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL. It’s made in rows with lots of colorful stripes! Happy crocheting!
On to WEEK 4!
The pattern is also available in my Etsy shop!