Watermelon crochet square

Watermelon crochet square

watermelon crochet square

Our watermelon square would crochet up into a lovely summer blanket, but you can use it on its own or to add some summer flair to almost anything.

Abbreviations

ch – chain; dc – double crochet; htr – half treble crochet; tr – treble crochet; dtr – double treble crochet; rep – repeat; rem – remaining; sl st – slip stitch

Finished size: 9.5cm x 9.5cm

You’ll need

  • DK wool in pink, white and green
  • black cotton
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 4 paper clips or stitch markers

To make

Using pink yarn, make a slip knot and ch4. Close with a sl st.

Round 1: Ch3 (counts as 1tr) and work 11tr into the ring. (You can also start with a magic circle and 12 tr.) Join with sl st into top of ch3. [12sts]
Round 2: Ch3. 1tr into same st. 2tr into each st around. Sl st into starting ch3 to close round. [24sts]
Round 3: Ch3 (counts as 1tr). 1tr into same st, *1tr into next st, 2tr in next st*, rep *-* around, sl st into starting 3ch to close round. [36sts]. Bind off pink yarn.
Round 4: Using white yarn, pull through a loop anywhere on the round and ch1 to secure. Ch3, 1tr, 2tr, *tr into next 2 sts, 2tr in next st*, rep *-* around, sl st into starting ch3. [48sts]. Bind off white yarn.
Round 5: Using green yarn, pull through a loop anywhere on the round. Ch 1 to secure. Dc all the way around and join to starting 1ch using a sl st.
Round 6: Place a stitch marker at your hook. Count 12 chains and place a 2nd st marker, then the third and fourth until you have placed all 4. These mark your corners. *Sl st along 2 chains, then dc, htr, 2tr (into same space), 2dtr (into same space), ch1, 2dtr (into same space), 2tr (into same space), htr, dc, and sl st across next st*. Rep from *-* for three remaining corners. Close round with a sl st. Bind off green yarn.

Using black thread, make a double st the same height as one treble stitch. Make a total of five in a circle. Bind off loose threads.

Ideas

  • Sew onto the front of a little girl’s dress.
  • Use as a pocket on your daughter’s book bag.
  • Make some summery coasters (to keep the shapes round, stop after round 5 and bind off). Make a set of six and box up as a gift.

PHOTO: ANDREA CALDWELL

Magazine issue date: January, 2018

Joni van der Merwe

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