If you’re looking for a crochet stitch that boasts lovely texture and is easy to crochet, you’ll love the Suzette Stitch. This Suzette Stitch Square was designed specifically for the Stitch Sampler Poncho CAL (crochet-a-long) but the uses of a square made of the Suzette Stitch don’t have to end there!
Suzette Stitch Crochet Square
I love stitches that are both easy and have a ton of personality to them. The Suzette Stitch is no exception.
It’s a fairly straight forward stitch that is fantastic for beginners who are looking to add a new stitch to their repertoire. Using only basic stitches like single crochet and double crochet, it’s a fun and easy stitch to learn.
Of course, for experienced crocheters, the Suzette Stitch is beloved for it’s quick and easy nature and beautiful texture. It is fantastic alone or paired with other stitches. You really can’t go wrong with it!
This square was designed specifically for the Stitch Sampler Poncho CAL hosted by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’. Because this is a crochet-a-long designed to be a stitch sampler, this lovely little square is made only with the Suzette Stitch.
If you haven’t worked the Suzette Stitch before, you should check out my step-by-step photo tutorial! It has everything you need to feel confident working this stitch and this square for the CAL.
Stitch Sampler Poncho CAL
The Stitch Sampler Poncho CAL (crochet-a-long) is an event hosted by RaeLynn of Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’. In this CAL, designers have created squares of their favorite stitches for you to learn and create squares which will later be assembled into an adorable poncho.
Isn’t the Poncho super cute!?
The event kicked off July 4th and runs through the end of August 2022. There are 24 crochet square patterns using a specific stitch in total by many lovely designers and this Suzette Stitch square is just one of them. You’ll find a new square as a part of the CAL available each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Make sure to head over to the main page for the Stitch Sampler Poncho CAL for all the information you’ll need to join, if you haven’t already.
I think my favorite thing about this stitch sampler CAL is that the bundle can also act as a sort of “stitch bible”!
Because there are 24 different crochet stitches in these square patterns, the bundle not only gives you all of the patterns at once so you can get started and not have to wait for each square to release but it also essentially gives you a mini eBook of stitches!
Want to purchase the bundle so you can make the Poncho at your own pace and have a mini stitch bible for an inexpensive price? Click the “Poncho CAL Bundle” button below!
What else can I use this Suzette Stitch Square for?
You may be wondering what else you could use this Suzette Stitch square for that isn’t just the Poncho CAL. I get it!
This square can be used for so many different things!
If you use cotton yarn, you could make washcloths, dishcloths or make two and seam them together to create hot pads. You could also use the smaller of the squares as a large coaster.
You could use any soft yarn you like to make several squares and seam them together into a blanket or pillow cover.
When it comes to crocheted squares, you can do so many different things with them. It’s up to your imagination!
Suzette Square Pattern
This pattern requires knowledge of the basic, standard stitches such as chain, single crochet and double crochet. There are no advanced stitches that you may not have heard of or used before.
You will need to be familiar with skipping stitches.
If you aren’t familiar with this stitch and would like a step-by-step photo tutorial, check out my Suzette Stitch tutorial!
Medium (4) weight yarn. Any fiber you prefer will work well, although Medium Cotton is usually thinner.
7 x 7 inches = 1.25 ounces/30 grams/54 yards.
8 x 8 inches = 1.5 ounces/40 grams/70 yards
5 mm (H-8) hook
15 sts x 13 rows = Approximately 4 inches x 4 inches.
Pattern for gauge: Ch 16 and follow stitch pattern for 13 rows.
Note: I am a tight crocheter, which means my tension is typically tighter than others. Learn more about gauge and what this means with this blog post.
There are 2 sizes written for this square. They are approximately:
7 inches x 7 inches and 8 inches x 8 inches
In US terms;
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Sl st – Slip Stitch
- Sk – Skip
- Sts – Stitch(es)
- […] – Repeats are listed inside brackets
- (…) – Indicates to work all stitches in the same space.
- (…) – Stitch counts are listed at end of row in ( ) and bold italics.
- This square comes in two sizes: 7 inches x 7 inches and 8 inches x 8 inches.
- You can alter the size of the square if you prefer by adding or removing 2 chains from your beginning chains.
- Chain 1 at the beginning of rows never counts as a stitch.
- All stitches are placed in the single crochets of the previous row, with the exception of the first row which is worked into chains.
Pattern Instructions – 7 inches x 7 Inches
Row 1 – In second ch from hook, place (1 sc, 1 dc). Sk 1 ch, [ (1 sc, 1 dc) next ch, sk 1 ch]. Repeat inside brackets 11x until 1 ch remains. Place 1 sc in last ch. (25)
Row 2 – Ch 1 (doesn’t count here or throughout), turn. Place (1 sc, 1 dc) in first st, sk 1 st. [ (1 sc, 1 dc) next st, sk 1 st]. Repeat inside brackets 11x. Place 1 sc in last st. (25)
Rows 3 through 22 (OR until work reaches approximately 6.75 inches in height) – Repeat Row 2.
Border – Ch 1, turn. Place 1 sc in each st across to end of row (25 sts). Ch 2, turn to work along raw edge. Place 1 sc in side of each st down the side (22 sts). Then, Ch 2 and turn to work along the bottom of the chains. Place 1 sc in each ch across (25 sts). Ch 2, turn to work along final raw edge. Place 1 sc in side of each st up the side (22 sts). Ch 2 and sl st to the first stitch of the round to close. (94 sts total)
Pattern Instructions – 8 inches x 8 Inches
Row 1 – In second ch from hook, place (1 sc, 1 dc). Sk 1 ch, [ (1 sc, 1 dc) next ch, sk 1 ch]. Repeat inside brackets 13x until 1 ch remains. Place 1 sc in last ch. (29)
Row 2 – Ch 1 (doesn’t count here or throughout), turn. Place (1 sc, 1 dc) in first st, sk 1 st. [ (1 sc, 1 dc) next st, sk 1 st]. Repeat inside brackets 13x. Place 1 sc in last st. (29)
Rows 3 through 26 (OR until work reaches approximately 7.75 inches in height) – Repeat Row 2.
Border – Ch 1, turn. Place 1 sc in each st across to end of row (29 sts). Ch 2, turn to work along raw edge. Place 1 sc in side of each st down the side (26 sts). Then, Ch 2 and turn to work along the bottom of the chains. Place 1 sc in each ch across (29 sts). Ch 2, turn to work along final raw edge. Place 1 sc in side of each st up the side (26 sts). Ch 2 and sl st to the first stitch of the round to close. (110 sts total)
If your stitch count for the border is off for either size, you don’t need to perfect it. As long as the border lays flat and doesn’t wrinkle the square, you’re all set!
Finish off your yarn and weave in your ends. Block the square to even out the edges and ensure size.
That’s it for this one! I hope you love this Suzette Stitch Square and I hope you love all the other squares that come with the Stitch Sampler Poncho CAL. Enjoy!
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