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Crochet Pattern: Raindrops Square

Here’s the newest addition to my ever growing collection of textured rainbow pieces! Meet the ‘Raindrops square’- a square packed with texture and colour!

square 1

 

Like the rest of the pieces in the ‘series’, this square is worked in a similar way and is relatively simple! 🙂

You can find the tutorials for the other two pieces here:
Rainbow Puff Hexagon
Rainbow Puff Square

 

 

Keep scrolling for the pattern!

square 2


What you’ll need:

– DK/8ply yarn

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

More information about this colourway can be found in this post.

– 3.5 mm crochet hook (or hook of your choice- if your square starts to curl use a bigger hook)

– Scissors

– Tapestry Needle


THIS DESIGN USES US CROCHET TERMS

ABBREVIATIONS

– st(s) stitch(es)
– rnd round                        
– ch chain
– sc single crochet
– dc double crochet
– slst slip stitch
– ch-space chain space

– ps (5 DC) popcorn stitch
Make 5 dc stitches in same st. Take loop off hook and insert from front to back into first dc. Place dropped loop on hook and pull through first dc st. Chain 1 to finish.


SWITCHING BETWEEN COLOURS IN A ROUND

To change colours before a Popcorn stitch:

Colour change 1

To change colours after a popcorn stitch:

Untitled 2


Pattern notes

– Apart from Rnds 1 & 8, you’ll be working with two colours at a time. If you’re unfamiliar with working with this method (tapestry crochet), I suggest you check this great resource out!

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

– When working a double crochet into a Popcorn stitch, work your stitch into the chain.

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



WRITTEN PATTERN:

Rnd 1: {start with color A}
Working into a magic circle, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc throughout pattern), 1 dc, ch 1,
*3 dc, ch 1** repeat from *to ** 3 times, 1 dc.
Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[12 dc, 4x ch 1]

Rnd 2: Slst into the next 2 sts,
Ch 3, 1 dc same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp
*1 dc in next st, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc in next ch-space**
Repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc on final repeat.
Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[4 ps, 4x ch 1, 24 dc]

Cut COLOUR B

Rnd 3: Slst into the next 2 sts,
Ch 3, 1 dc same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp,
*1 dc in next st, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc in next ch-space **
Repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc on final repeat.

Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[8 ps, 4x ch 1, 36 dc]


Cut COLOUR C

Rnd 4: Slst into the next 2 sts,
Ch 3, 1 dc same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp,
*1 dc in next st, (1 ps in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 times, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc in next ch-space **
Repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc on final repeat.

Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[12 ps, 4x ch 1, 48 dc]

Cut COLOUR D

Rnd 5: Slst into the next 2 sts,
Ch 3, 1 dc same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp,
*1 dc in next st, (1 ps in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 3 times, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc in next ch-space **
Repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc on final repeat.

Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[16 ps, 4x ch 1, 60 dc]

Cut COLOUR E

Rnd 6: Slst into the next 2 sts
Ch 3, 1 dc same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp.

*1 dc in next st, (1 ps in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 times, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc in next ch-space **
Repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc on final repeat.
Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3
[ 20 ps, 4x ch 1, 72 dc]

Cut COLOUR E

Rnd 7: Slst into the next 2 sts,
ch 3, 1 dc same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp,

*1 dc in next st, (1 ps in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 5 times, 1 ps in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc in next ch-space **
Repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit 2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc on final repeat.

Slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[ 24 ps, 4x ch 1, 84 dc]

Cut COLOUR E

Rnd 8: ch 1 (does not count as st), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *3 sc in ch-space, 1 sc in each of the next 27 sts**
Repeat from *to ** 4 times – omit 2 sc on final repeat
[120 sts]

Fasten off COLOUR A and weave in all ends.

chart

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

-Celine
@crafty_cc

1 thought on “Crochet Pattern: Raindrops Square”

  1. Hi, Celine!
    I’ve discovered your Instagram and blog some days ago but I’m still enchanted by your work!!
    I hope to learn a lot with you, you are an amazing inspiration for all the newbies like me.
    Thank you for sharing your work!
    You have a huge talent!
    Bets wishes!

    Like

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