Crochet Stash Buster – Sweet Mornings Square

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The Sweet Morning Square is a 7 round project that works up beautifully with worsted weight yarn. It makes for a wonderful crochet stash buster project with endless ideas for use!

– Use them to underneath plant pots or vases to protect your tabletop
– Make a few and stitch together for a throw pillow cover.
– Make many and stitch together for a blanket.

Find all the details along with step by step photos below:

This is a pattern is available for free here on my blog. A neatly formatted, printer friendly version is also available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Click the buttons below to take you directly to the shops!


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 or distribute 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.
– Gauge is not important for this pattern. However, my finished square using Caron Simply Soft measures 6×6 inches upon completion. Size may vary depending on yarn used and tension.
– Beginning chain in each round will count as a stitch.
– This pattern is written using colour changes with new rounds. For simplicity, I am using 2 only colours which will be referred to as “Colour A” and “Colour B”. If you would like to add more colours, please feel free and adjust accordingly.
– “Fan stitch” will refer to the grouping of DC stitches in rounds 2 and 4.
– Round 6 starts with “CH 4” representing 1 HDC, CH 3. Traditionally, a CH 2 is used for HDC, however for this design I use CH 1.
– Sometimes stitches from the previous round can get hidden under the corner stitches. It is important to count your stitches to ensure the edges have the correct number required.
– Your square might benefit from a quick blocking at the end to even out edges.


Materials Needed:
–  Approximately 32-33 yards of worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft). Note, that your yardage will vary depending on brand and yarn used.
– 5mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors

Stitches:
BEG/CH – Beginning Chain
SK – Skip stitch
SS – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet


Pattern:
(Yarn Colour A)
Begin with a magic circle. Alternately, you may CH 3 and SS into the first CH to form a loop. Continue with this yarn colour for round 1.

Round 1:
CH 3 (represents 1 DC).
Into your loop, place 2 more DC and CH 2.
*3 DC, CH 2*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times.
SS into the top of the BEG/CH 3. Fasten off.

(12 DC stitches, 4 CH 2 corner spaces)

Round 2:
(Yarn Colour B)
Attach yarn into any CH 2 corner space with a SS.
CH 3 (represents 1 SC, CH 2). Into the same space, place 1 SC.
SK the next stitch.
Place 5 DC in the next stitch. SK the next stitch.
*Into the next CH 2 corner space, place 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC.
SK the next stitch.
Place 5 DC in the next stitch. SK the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times.
SS into first stitch of the BEG/CH 3. Fasten off.

(4 fan stitches, 8 SC stitches, 4 CH 2 spaces)

Round 3:
(Yarn Colour A)
Attach yarn into any CH 2 space with a SS.
CH 3 (represents 1 DC). Into the same space, place 1 DC, CH 1, 2 DC.
*SK the next three stitches. Into the next stitch, place 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC.
SK the next three stitches. Into the next CH 1 space, place 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
SK the next three stitches. Into the next stitch, place 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC.
SK the next three stitches. SS into the top of the BEG/CH 3. Fasten off.

(40 DC stitches, 4 CH 2 spaces, 4 CH 1 spaces)

Round 4:
(Yarn Colour B)
Attach yarn into any CH 2 space with a SS.
CH 4 (represents 1 SC, CH 3). Into that same space, place 1 SC
*Into each of the next three spaces between stitches, place 1 SC.
SK the next two stitches. Place 5 DC into the next CH 1 space.
SK the next two stitches.
Into each of the next three spaces between stitches, place 1 SC.
Into the next CH 2 space, place 1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
Into each of the next three spaces between stitches, place 1 SC.
SK the next two stitches. Place 5 DC into the next CH 1 space.
SK the next two stitches.
Into each of the next three spaces between stitches, place 1 SC.
SS into the first CH of your BEG/CH 4. Fasten off.

(4 fan stitches, 32 SC stitches, 4 CH 3 corner spaces)

Round 5:
(Yarn Colour A)
Attach yarn into any CH 3 corner space with a SS.
CH 3 (represents 1 DC). Into that same space, place 1 DC, CH 3, 2 DC.
Place 1 DC into each of the next three stitches.
Place 1 HDC into each of the next two stitches.
Into each of the next three stitches, place 1 SC.
Place 1 HDC into each of the next two stitches.
Place 1 DC into each of the next three stitches.
*Into the next CH 3 corner space, place 2 DC, CH 3, 2 DC.
Place 1 DC into each of the next three stitches.
Place 1 HDC into each of the next two stitches.
Into each of the next three stitches, place 1 SC.
Place 1 HDC into each of the next two stitches.
Place 1 DC into each of the next three stitches.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
SS into the top of the BEG/CH 3. Fasten off.

(17 stitches on each edge. 4 CH 3 corner spaces)

Round 6:
(Yarn Colour B)
Attach yarn into any CH 3 corner space with a SS.
CH 4 (represents 1 HDC, CH 3). Into the same corner space, place 1 HDC.
*Into each of the next 6 spaces between stitches, place 1 HDC.
Into each of the next 4 spaces between stitches, place 1 SC.
Into each of the next 6 spaces between stitches, place 1 HDC.
Into the next CH 3 corner space, place 1 HDC, CH 3, 1 HDC.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
Into each of the next 6 spaces between stitches, place 1 HDC.
Into each of the next 4 spaces between stitches, place 1 SC.
Into each of the next 6 spaces between stitches, place 1 HDC.
SS into the first CH of the BEG/CH 4. Fasten off.

(18 stitches on each edge. 4 CH 3 corner spaces)

Round 7:
(Yarn Colour A)
Attach yarn into any CH 3 corner space with a SS.
CH 4 (represents 1 SC, CH 3). Into the same corner space, place 1 SC.
*Working into the back loops, place 1 SC into each of the next 18 stitches.
Into the next CH 3 corner space, place 1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC.*
Repeat from * to * two more times.
Place 1 SC into the back loop of each of the next 18 stitches.
SS into the first CH of the BEG/CH 4. Fasten off.

(20 stitches on each edge. 4 CH 3 corner spaces)

As mentioned, the photos above display two colours of yarn. This square also looks beautiful when changing colours each round:

The Sweet Mornings Square is complete! I hope you enjoyed this fun crochet motif. What yarn and colours would you use to make this square? I’d love to see your version! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @sweet_bee_crochet to show off your beautiful work.

For more fun and creative ideas, be sure to check out the Free Patterns section of my blog.

Happy Crocheting!

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