{Crochet} New Bloom Square

free crochet square chart

A fresh new year calls for a new crochet square! This one is called New Bloom and i hope it will be one of MANY designs i create this year. I love a fresh new start and i am really excited about the possibilities and opportunities ahead of me in 2017. I am not sad to see the back of 2016. I didn’t enjoy last year and saying that makes me feel sad, because life is too short not to enjoy every single year, but the truth is, it was a hard year. I always say to my kids that we go through hard times so that we appreciate the good times even more. I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be a good year. 🙂

So, with that in mind i’d like to share my first charted pattern. Please be kind to me as this is the first crochet chart that i have made and anyone who has tried to do this will know how challenging it can be. I have checked it mulitple times but there might be some errors. If you find any, please let me know. I’ve only included my shorthand instructions this time around – both in UK and US terms.

What you’ll need –

Any 8ply cotton yarn in 4 colours – Yarn A, B, C and D

3.5mm hook

scissors

yarn needle

free crochet pattern

free crochet square pattern

UK Shorthand Instructions

Rnd 1 – Yarn A – (1tr, ch1) 8 times into a magic ring

Rnd 2- Yarn B – (tr3tog, ch3) 8 times into each ch-1 sp

Rnd 3 –Yarn C – (tr, ch3, tr, ch1) into each ch-3 sp

Rnd 4 –Yarn A – (3dtr, ch3, 3dtr) at the corners, (ch1, 5tr, ch1) at the sides

Rnd 5 –Yarn B –  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) at the corner ch-3 sp, work 1dc in into each stitch along the side

Rnd 6 –Yarn D – (tr, ch3, tr) at the corners, work 1tr into each dc.

US Shorthand Instructions

Rnd 1 –Yarn A – (1dc, ch1) 8 times into a magic ring

Rnd 2 –Yarn B – (dc3tog, ch3) 8 times into each ch-1 sp

Rnd 3 –Yarn C – (dc, ch3, dc, ch1) into each ch-3 sp

Rnd 4 –Yarn A – (3tr, ch3, 3tr) at the corners, (ch1, 5dc, ch1) at the sides

Rnd 5 –Yarn B –  (2sc, ch1, 2sc) at the corner ch-3 sp, work 1sc in into each stitch along the side

Rnd 6 –Yarn D – (dc, ch3, dc) at the corners, work 1dc into each sc.

new bloom crochet square chart

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7 Comments

  1. Jy
    January 1, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Wow, it’s gorgeous. What a great way to start the new year

    • redagapeblog
      January 2, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you! There will be more charts coming. 🙂

  2. January 3, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Pretty! Can I ask what software you used to make the chart? I did one once in Adobe Illustrator and it was not fun. It could be the fact that I had never used that software before, but I couldn’t help but think there had to be a better way!

    • redagapeblog
      January 8, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Hi Lisa, I’ve used the Crochet Chart software….it’s tricky to but i know you can locate it in ravelry. It takes some practice to master, but i really think it’s worth it. I searched for a long time and wasn’t keen to learn how to use Illustrator. 🙂

      • January 8, 2017 / 10:53 am

        Thanks for the info! I will look into that ?

  3. January 6, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Mandy, it’s good practice (whether yu’ore new to designing or not) to do the simple thing and get someone to test it, even just a friend. Then you won’t need to apologise in advance or worry that you’ve missed something. Most every crocheter gets a tester and I’m sure someone wouldn’t mind doing it for you. Lu x

    • redagapeblog
      January 8, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Hi Linda! I hope you’re well.:) This pattern has been tested by an IG friend, but i am always paranoid about mistakes. I could have 10 people test it and there could still be a mistake within the pattern. A huge UK mag just announced a mistake in their free kit that was released this week, so it’s nice to know we’re all human. 🙂 The reason i asked for people to let me know is because i want people to feel welcome to approach me if they think they’ve found a mistake. I know when i find a mistake in someone’s pattern, i don’t always tell them because i don’t want to offend……maybe i’m too polite haha!

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