Marguerite’s Square

Marguerite’s Square, a free square crochet pattern, is a lovely crochet granny square meant to join with other squares to make a cozy crochet afghan or anything else you can imagine.

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This image shows the Marguerite Square, a white square crochet pattern, laid flat on a textured background of taupe fabric. A bit of foliage peaks out from the bottom left corner and a wooden crochet hook sits diagonally in the top right hand corner.

Inspiration & Design

When I was invited to join the Charity Cozy Fall Crochet Blanket MAL event, hosted by Knitting with Chopsticks and NoorsKnits, I was immediately interested in their mission: To urge crocheters to create something beautiful to gift to a charity of their choice and to raise funds to donate to the non-profit organization CURE Childhood Cancer.

While I don’t have first hand experience knowing a child that has had cancer, my beautiful and tenacious grandmother ultimately passed from it when I was a kiddo. It was devastating to watch and, despite not really understanding what was going on, was hard to live through.

Additionally, my dear friend’s momma has recently been diagnosed with cancer. A woman who has always had the strength of any storm and a smile brighter than any room is unfortunately working through the process of surviving cancer herself.

The inspiration and design process behind this free square crochet pattern was to show strength and beauty. To radiate love from within and reach out to touch the hearts of others. To embody what Marguerite, my beloved grandmother, was and to prove what my dear best friend’s momma is.

Square Crochet Pattern Free – Details and Info

The Marguerite Square is square crochet pattern free on the blog that aims to embody beauty and strength. With puff stitches and small lace-like details, this square has a ton of beautiful texture while remaining strong in it’s finish.

Easier than it looks, the Marguerite Square celebrates puff stitches in a welcoming circle before showing it’s strength as a square.

If you’re not interested in purchasing the bundle for Cozy Fall Crochet MAL but would like a PDF of this square, you can find the inexpensive, purchasable PDF’s on Etsy or Raverly via the links below.

Your purchase will come with two PDFs – One that is 11 pages long with a full photo tutorial to walk you step by step and another PDF that is only 4 pages long to help save ink!

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced Beginner – Crocheters looking to follow this free square crochet pattern should know how to work in closed rounds. You should also have an understanding of creating chain spaces and working into them. You should know basic stitches such as single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. You will also need to know how to work a puff stitch, which is explained in the Special Stitches section.

MATERIALS

Medium (4) weight acrylic yarn of your choice.

You will need approximately
1.2 oz / 35g / 60 yards.

Yarn Used

Green/Olive Square
Lion Brand Basic Stitch
Colorway: Olive

White Square
Bernat Softee Cotton
Colorway: Cotton

TOOLS

5 mm (H-8) Hook – I used my favorite Furls Streamline Swirl in Cookies and Cream.
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

FINISHED SIZE

Finished square is approximately 8 inches x 8 inches in size.

*If you notice your square becoming larger than 8 inches x 8 inches, you can replace the half double crochet stitches with single crochets instead.

GAUGE

After completing Round 3, your work should be approximately 3 inches in diameter.

However, keep in mind that this may be skewed slightly depending on if you used the magic circle to start or a chain 3, slip stitch to create a circle.

Note: I am a tight crocheter, so my tension is usually tighter than others. If you find your square becoming too big, use single crochets instead of half double crochets in Rounds 3, 6 and 9 or as necessary to achieve 8 inches x 8 inches across.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Hdc – Half double crochet
  • Dc – Double crochet
  • Tr – Treble crochet
  • Puff St – Puff Stitch*
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Spc(s) – Space(s)
  • Sk – Skip 

*See Special Stitches

NOTES

  • This square pattern is worked in the round. It starts as a circle and then becomes a square.
  • This pattern is worked in closed rounds. You will always slip stitch to the first stitch of the round to close.
  • This pattern calls for usage of a magic circle. You can use the magic circle or you can chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain made to create a circle to work into. I have a video tutorial linked for the magic circle below.
  • Chain 1 and chain 3 at the beginning of a round do not count as stitches. Always place your first stitch of the round in the same stitch you chained out of.
  • Chain 4 at the beginning of the rounds always count as a double crochet and a chain 2.
  • If you notice your square becoming larger than 8 inches x 8 inches, you can replace the half double crochet stitches with single crochets instead.
  • Stitch counts are referenced at the end of each round in parentheses and italics (#)
  • Repeats are listed in brackets [ ].
  • Instructions within parenthesis indicate to work all instructions in the same stitch.

SPECIAL STITCHES

PUFF STITCH:

This pattern uses a puff stitch. Puff stitches are worked in a few different ways – so it is important to know which puff stitch to use.

For the purposes of this pattern, we will be working with a closed puff stitch. 

To work this puff stitch, you will: [Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop.] Repeat inside of the brackets 2 more times in the same stitch. You should now have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 6 of the 7 loops. 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 2.

MAGIC CIRCLE:

This pattern is written to use a magic circle.  You can use the magic circle or you can chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain made to create a circle to work into. Your choice!

If you don’t know how to work a magic circle but would like to learn, I do have both a photo and video tutorial available!

SPECIAL NOTES

  • In Round 8 of this pattern, there will be a repeat within a repeat. Throughout this pattern, you will see the repeats listed in brackets →  [Repeat Instructions]. For the row that has a repeat within a repeat, you will see the full repeat in brackets and the inner repeat within braces ( {…} ) → [ Repeat Instructions {Inner repeat instructions}…]
  • These instructions tell you that you will [repeat everything within the brackets a specific amount of times] and {repeat everything within braces within the bracketed repeat as instructed}.
  • Instructions within parenthesis indicate to work all instructions into the same space. So, for example: (puff st, ch 2, puff st, ch 2). This set of instructions states to work a puff stitch, chain 2, puff stitch, chain 2 all within the same indicated space.

How to make this Square Crochet Pattern – Free!

Round 1 – In magic circle, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2 here and throughout). [dc, ch 2] Repeat inside brackets 5x. Pull magic circle tail tight. Sl st into 2nd ch of ch 4 to close. (6 dc, 6 ch 2 spcs)

Round 2 – Ch 1, in each ch 2 spc, work (puff st, ch 2, puff st, ch 2). Sl st to top of 1st puff st to close. (12 puff sts, 12 ch 2 spcs)

Round 3 – Ch 1, work 1 hdc in top of each st and 2 hdc in each ch 2 spc around. Sl st to first hdc to close. (36 sts)

Round 4 – Ch 4, dc same st. Ch 1, [sk 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) next, ch 1]. Repeat inside brackets 11x. Sk last 2 sts. Sl st to 2nd ch of ch 4 to close. (24 dc, 12 ch 2 spcs, 12 ch 1)

Round 5 – Ch 1, [in ch 2 spc, work (puff st, ch 1, puff st), ch 1, sk 1, dc in ch 1 spc, ch 1, sk 1] Repeat inside brackets 12x total. Sl st to 1st puff st to close. (24 puff, 12 dc, 36 ch 1)

Round 6 – Ch 1, place 1 hdc in top of each st and 1 hdc in each ch 1 spc around. Sl st to first hdc to close. (72 sts)

Round 7 – Ch 3, work [tr, dc next 2 sts, hdc next 2 sts, sc next 7 sts, hdc next 2 sts, dc 2 next sts, tr next, (tr, ch 2, tr) next st]. Repeat 4x total. Sl st to 1st tr to close. (19 sts each side, 76 sts total, 4 ch 2 spcs)

Round 8 – Ch 1, [puff st, ch 1, sk 1] Repeat inside brackets across side to ch 2 spc. In ch 2 spc, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). [Ch 1, sk 1, {puff st, ch 1, sk 1} Repeat inside braces across side to ch 2 spc. In spc work (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc)]. Repeat inside brackets 3x. Ch 1, sk 1, sl st to first puff to close. (36 puffs, 40 ch 1 sps, 4 ch 2, 16 dc)

Round 9 – Ch 1, [In each st and ch 1 spc to corner ch 2 spc, work 1 hdc. In ch 2 spc, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc)]. Repeat 4x total. 1 hdc last 2 sts and ch 1 spc. Sl st to first hdc to close. (27 sts each side, 108 total)

Finish off, weave ends. Square may require light blocking to finalize shape. Block to 8 inches x 8 inches, spray lightly with water and leave to dry overnight.


This image shows the Marguerite Square, a square crochet square pattern, worked twice. Once in white yarn and one in olive green yarn. The olive square sits behind the white square, which is situated diagonally. A small amount of foliage peaks up from the bottom left corner and a wooden crochet hook sits diagonally in the top right corner.

You now have a beautiful crochet afghan square to join with other squares to create a beautiful crochet blanket to cozy up in or donate to a good cause.

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