This is one of four 5 inch squares I made as homework for a crochet retreat. It’s a relatively easy pattern and works up quickly. The cables give it a bit of texture, with one crossed row in the middle just for fun.

 

Crossed Cables Square

 


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Crossed Cables Square

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Materials:

Difficulty:

Intermediate – Front post stitches, with crossed stitches on one row.

Sizes:

5″ square

Gauge:

13 hdc x 12 rows = 4″ square. The actual square is small enough and works up quickly enough, that there’s no reason to do a separate gauge swatch. The finished square should be 5 inches.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • fhdc = foundation half double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • fptr = front post treble
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • rnd = round
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Instructions:

Row 1 [WS]: Work 15 fhdc, OR ch 16, turn, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (15 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, (fpdc around next st, hdc in next st) 7 times.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st (fpdc around the fpdc directly below the next st, hdc in next st) 7 times.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rows 6-7: Repeat rows 4-5.

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in first st, fptr around third post stitch from row 6, hdc in next st, fptr around 1st post from row 6, hdc in next st, fptr around 2nd post from row 6, hdc in next st, fptr around 4th (middle) post from row 6, hdc in next st, fptr around 6th post from row 6, hdc in next st, fptr around last post from row 6, hdc in next st, fptr around 5th post from row 6, hdc in last st.

Rows 9-12: Repeat rows 3-4 twice

Row 13: Repeat row 3

Rnd 14 (edging): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, working in sides of rows, work 13 sts evenly spaced to corner, working in bottom of row 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, sc across to last st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, working in sides of rows, work 13 sts evenly spaced to corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same st as starting, join with sl st to first st, fasten off. Weave in ends.


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