Between The Stitch Square – Free Pattern

I’m so happy to share my new free crochet pattern with you today. This motif is called the Between the Stitch Square and works up in about 30 minutes. It would look lovely on it’s own as a mounted home decor piece. You could also make some out of cotton yarn for a beautiful coaster set or, crochet a whole bunch to make a blanket. There are endless possibilities with motifs and I hope you’ll feel inspired to make your own. This pattern is written using original Caron x Pantone yarn but also works up nicely in worsted weight yarn paired with an appropriate sized hook.

If this is your first time using Caron x Pantone yarn and you are unsure of how to prepare it, check out this past post, “How to Prepare Caron x Pantone Yarn“.

Let’s begin:

You may sell items completed from this pattern but please provide credit back to Sweet Bee Crochet and if possible, link back to pattern location. You may not sell this written pattern or use my photos without consent. You may not use my photos to sell your completed items.

**I would love see your own creative spin on colours and how you’ve made it unique. Tag me on Instagram (@sweet_bee_crochet) to show off your finished piece!**

Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Depending on your tension, you can get 2-3 squares from one braid of Caron x Pantone.
– There is also a bamboo line of Caron x Pantone which is a bit thinner than the original line. For best results and tighter stitches, please use an appropriate sized hook to compliment your yarn choice. Worsted weight acrylic or cotton also works well with this pattern.
-You might find it beneficial to give your square a quick blocking to even out any pulling and to straighten edges.

Materials Needed:
– 1 braid of Caron x Pantone yarn
– 6mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors

Stitches:
SS – Slip stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single crochet
HDC – Half double crochet
DC – Double crochet
TR – Triple crochet

Pattern:
With your first colour, begin by making a magic circle OR ch 3 and slip stitch into your beginning ch to form a loop.

Round 1:
Into your circle, Ch 2 (will represent your first dc) followed by 1 dc. Ch 2
– 2 dc, ch 2
– 2 dc, ch 2
– 2 dc, ch 2
– Ss into the top of your beginning ch 2.
Fasten off.
[8 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces]

Round 2:
With your next colour, begin in any corner ch space with a ss, ch 1.
– Into this corner space, place 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc.
– Skipping over the next 2 dc, ch 2.
– *Into the next corner, place 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc.
– Skipping over the next 2 dc, ch 2.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
– Ss into the top of your beginning sc.
Fasten off.
[1 ch 2 space along each edge between the corners. 4 corner spaces containing sc, ch 3, sc]

Round 3:
Begin in any corner space by joining your next colour with a ss.
– Into this corner space, ch 2 (will represent 1 dc) followed by 2 dc.
– Ch 2. Continuing in this corner space, make 3 dc.
– Gently push the ch 2 from the previous round towards the front and place 1 tr into each of the next 2 dc stitches from round 1.
– *Into the next corner space, make 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.
– Gently push the ch 2 from the previous round towards the front and place 1 tr into each of the next 2 dc stitches from round 1.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
– Ss into the top of your beginning ch 2.
Fasten off.
[4 corners containing 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. 2 tr stitches along each edge between corners]

Round 4:
With your next colour, begin in any corner space with a ss.
– Into this corner space, ch 2 (will represent hdc), 1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.
– Into the next 2 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.
– Skipping the next 2 tr from round 3, ch 2.
– Into the next 2 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.
– *In the next corner space, create 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.
– Into the next 2 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.
– Skipping the next 2 tr from round 3, ch 2.
– Into the next 2 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
– Ss into the top of your beginning ch 2.
Fasten off.
[4 corners containing 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc. 4 hdc stitches and 4 ch 2 spaces along each edge between corners]

Round 5:
With your next colour, begin in any corner space with a ss.
– Continuing in this corner, Ch 2 (will represent hdc) followed by 1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.
– Into the next 3 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.
– Gently push the ch 2 from the previous round towards the front and place 1 tr into each of the next 2 tr stitches from round 3.
– Into the next 3 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.
– *In your next corner, create 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.
– Into the next 3 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.
– Gently push the ch 2 from the previous round towards the front and place 1 tr into each of the next 2 tr stitches from round 3.
– Into the next 3 spaces between stitches, place 1 hdc.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
– Ss into the top of your beginning ch 2.
Fasten off.
[4 corners containing 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc. 6 hdc and 2 tr along each edge between corners]

Round 6:
With your final colour, begin in any corner space with a ss, ch 1.
– Into this corner space, create 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc.
– Into the next 11 spaces between stitches, place 1 sc.
– *In the next corner, make 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc.
– Into the next 11 spaces between stitches, place 1 sc.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
– Ss into the top of your beginning sc.
Fasten off.
[4 corners containing 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc. 11 sc along each edge between corners]

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you are looking for more fun and simple crochet projects, please check out the “Free Patterns” section of my blog. You can also find me on Ravelry for free .pdf versions for easy printing.

Happy crocheting!

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