Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sensational Sampler Square #5

Here is the Sensational Sampler Square #5. Use an H hook and block to 8". I add a dc border in Ecru around it after blocking which brought it to 9".  Remember that these squares can be used for more than a lapghan or afghan. Use them for potholders (sew two together), dishcloths, washcloths, shawls, scarves - all depending on the yarn you choose and the way you join them together. Have fun with them!

Square #5

Puff St = [yo, insert hook into next st, yo and draw a loop through] 3 times into same st, yo and draw through 7 loops on hook, work 1 firm ch to close puff st.

With D ch 28.

Row 1 (RS): Work 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each ch to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), skip first sc, 1 dc into each sc to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 2 dc, *ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 puff st into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc; rep from * to last dc, 1 sc into 3rd of ch-3 at beg of previous row, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5 (count as 1 dc, ch 2), work 3 sc into closing ch of next puff st, *ch 3, 3 sc into closing ch of next puff st; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, 1 dc into last sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc into first dc, 2 sc into first ch-2 sp, *1 sc into each of next 3 sc, 3 sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end working last sc into 3rd of ch-5 at beg of previous row, turn.

Rows 6 – 17: Repeat Rows 2 – 5 three more times.

Row 18: Repeat Row 2. Finish off, weave in ends, block.


  1. I LOVE this pattern! Is there a way to make this a 12" square? I am new to crocheting patterns.

  2. Hi Annette - You sure can change it for a 12" square. Just start a chain of 46 and continue on with the pattern. See how that works for you. The starting chain should measure about 11" so that would be your gauge. You may need to change your tension or hook size. Then you can add a border around it to achieve the 12".