Rainbow Puff Square

I had an such an amazing response to my Rainbow Puff Hexagon pattern, I thought I’d see if I could make a similar version – only as a square!

Here it is!

It’s very similar to the hexagon one, but I still hope you like it! 🙂


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What you’ll need:

– Any DK/8ply yarnScreen Shot 2018-02-19 at 2.53.12 pm

I’ve used Spotlight’s 4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8 Ply Yarn in colours: Snow (A), Deep purple (B), Aqua (C), Lime (D), Canary (E), Tangerine (F) and Dark red (G).

Alternatively, you could also use this rainbow colourway (currently my favourite combination):
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK* in colours: Paper White (A), Tea Rose (B), Washed Teal (C), Lime Green (D), Buttercup Yellow (E), Mandarin Orange (F), Bubblegum Pink (G).

– 3mm crochet hook

square

I’ve used a 3mm hook to avoid the second yarn peeking through stitches- the only down size to this is that it creates a stiff square. If you aren’t bothered by the yarn showing or intend to cut and rejoin your yarn at each colour change (all the ends!!!), I’d highly recommend a larger hook (3.5 or 4mm).

 

If you’re unfamiliar with working with two colours at a time/ tapestry crochet, I suggest you check this great resource out!

-Scissors

-Tapestry Needle

SPECIAL STITCHES: 

(4DC) Puff stitch:
(Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 4 times.
Yarn over and pull through 7 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Puff stitch 1-3

Puff stitch 4-6

SWITCHING BETWEEN COLOURS IN A ROUND

To change colours before a puff stitch:

Colour change 1

To change colours after a puff stitch:

Colour change 2

Pattern notes- please read before you start! 

– I’ve indicated the colour being used by the colour of the text. The black font is Colour A (white/snow), which you use in all 8 rounds.

– If you find your work curling too much, go up a hook size.

– Try to keep your tension as consistent as possible to prevent the second yarn peeking through stitches.

– I’ve cut and rejoined my yarn for the square in the picture- you may also like to try out this method (all the endss!!)

PATTERN:

Working into a magic circle,

Round 1: USING COLOUR A
Chain 5 (counts as 1 DC and chain 2),

*3 DC into circle, chain 2**

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 1 DC, chain 2 on final repeat.

Slip stitch into 3rd chain in beginning chain 5. (12 DC, 4x chain 2)

Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1 DC throughout pattern),

*(1 DC, Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch, 1 DC) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches**

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – o
mit 1 DC on final repeat.

Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (8 PUFF, 4x chain 2, 20 DC)

Cut COLOUR B

Round 3: Slip stitch into next 2 stitches.

Chain 3, *(1 DC, Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch, 1 DC) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 7 stitches**

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 1 DC on final repeat.

Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (8 PUFF, 4x chain 2, 36 DC)

Cut COLOUR C

Round 4: Slip stitch into next 2 stitches.

Chain 3, *(1 DC, Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch, 1 DC) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 11 stitches** 

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 1 DC on final repeat.

Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (8 PUFF, 4x chain 2, 52 DC)

 Cut COLOUR D

Round 5:  Slip stitch into next 2 stitches.

Chain 3, *(1 DC, Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch, 1 DC) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 15 stitches** 

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 1 DC on final repeat.

Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (8 PUFF, 4x chain 2, 68 DC)

 Cut COLOUR E

Round 6: Slip stitch into next 2 stitches.

Chain 3, *(1 DC, Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch, 1 DC) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 19 stitches**

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 1 DC on final repeat.

Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (8 PUFF, 4x chain 2, 84 DC)

 Cut COLOUR F

Round 7:  Slip stitch into next 2 stitches.

Chain 3, *(1 DC, Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch, 1 DC) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 23 stitches** 

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 1 DC on final repeat.

Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (8 PUFF, 4x chain 2, 100 DC)

Cut COLOUR G

Round 8: Chain 1, 1 SC in same space. 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches.

*(3SC) into chain 2 space, 1 SC in each of the next 27 stitches**

Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 3 SC on final repeat.  (120 SC)

Fasten off COLOUR A

Weave in all ends and block if necessary.

Chart

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If you have any questions, or notice errors in this pattern, please feel free to contact me at crochetbycraftycc@gmail.com

-Celine

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