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How to Crochet Squares in Spiral Rounds

The crocheted square can be used as coasters or potholders, as ears, wings or other elements when crocheting Amigurumi.

Furthermore the square is the foundation for three-dimensional bodies like cubes and cuboids, which can be used as limbs and components of robots and other mechanical looking Amigurumi (or you just want to create angular looking animals and characters).

It is also perfect as an application for bags and accessories or as a building block for small and large crocheted blankets by sewing many squares together or simply crocheting a single large square.

A square can be crocheted in two different variations in spiral rounds, both variations create a square, but with different patterns due to a different arrangement and distribution of the increases.

The first variation results in an uniform looking square, where the increases always lie on the increases of the previous round. The second variation has offset increases and thus produces a square that shows a vortex pattern.

The depicted square has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Square Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Increase

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Colors: grey, blue
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • Stone (Stein (242)), Capri (Capri (384))

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1st Variant: Symmetrical Square Crochet Pattern

The first crochet pattern creates a uniform looking square with a square and symmetrical pattern. The square is crocheted in the color Capri in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the symmetrical square in spiral rounds in Capri.
  • Round 1: 4 sc into the Magic Ring (4 stitches).
  • Round 2: [3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: 1 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 2 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 1 sc (20 stitches).
  • Round 4: 2 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 4 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 2 sc (28 stitches).
  • Round 5: 3 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 6 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 3 sc (36 stitches).
  • Round 6: 4 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 8 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 4 sc (44 stitches).

Done is an even square. If you want to crochet a larger square continue crocheting the following rounds.

Here the next rounds for a larger square for the 1st variant:

  • Round 7: 5 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 10 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 5 sc (52 stitches).
  • Round 8: 6 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 12 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 6 sc (60 stitches).
  • Round 9: 7 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 14 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 7 sc (68 stitches).
  • Round 10: 8 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 16 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 8 sc (74 stitches).
  • Round 11: 9 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 18 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 9 sc (84 stitches).
  • Round 12: 10 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 20 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 10 sc (92 stitches).
  • Round 13: 11 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 22 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 11 sc (100 stitches).
  • Round 14: 12 sc, [3 sc into the next stitch, 24 sc] repeat 3 times, 3 sc into the next stitch, 12 sc (108 stitches).

2nd Variant: Whirl Square Crochet Pattern

The second variation lets you crochet a square that creates a whirl pattern. It has slightly rounder corners compared to variation 1, but is much easier to crochet because it follows a simpler pattern. The square is crocheted in the color Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the whirl square in spiral rounds in Stone.
  • Round 1: 4 sc into the Magic Ring (4 stitches).
  • Round 2: [3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [2 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (20 stitches).
  • Round 4: [4 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (28 stitches).
  • Round 5: [6 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (36 stitches).
  • Round 6: [8 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (44 stitches).
  • Finish: Since you always end the round in one corner of the square with the whirl pattern, it is advisable to crochet additionally 2 single crochet stitches and 1 slip stitch to get a clean finish.

Done is the crochet square with whirl pattern. Since each round ends with a triple increase there is a clearly recognizable difference in height to the previous round. To compensate this difference crochet the noted “finish” at the end for a nicer final result. If you want to crochet a larger square, skip the “finish” and crochet it after you have reached the desired square size.

Here are the next rounds for a larger square for the 2nd variant:

  • Round 7: [10 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (52 stitches).
  • Round 8: [12 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (60 stitches).
  • Round 9: [14 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (68 stitches).
  • Round 10: [16 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (76 stitches).
  • Round 11: [18 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (84 stitches).
  • Round 12: [20 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (92 stitches).
  • Round 13: [22 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (100 stitches).
  • Round 12: [24 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch] repeat till end of the round (108 stitches).
  • Finish: Since you always end the round in one corner of the square with the whirl pattern, it is advisable to crochet additionally 2 single crochet stitches and 1 slip stitch to get a clean finish.

Both squares can be used for many things, which one you use depends on your personal taste, whether you like it neat or swirled.

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