Hugs and Kisses Crochet Squares

Hugs and kisses (XOXO) or tic tac toe? How about both?! These squares are so much fun to make and take no time at all!

A printable ad free PDF version of these patterns that includes 2 crochet charts is also available on Raverly and LoveCrafts.

I really would love to make a ‘Hugs and Kisses’ throw using these squares in the near future! I’ll be sure to make a blog post when I finally get around to doing that πŸ˜‰


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YOU’LL NEED:   

– Yarn of your choice
Each square requires 2 colours.

Here’s a list of the colours and brands I’ve used:

Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in colours: Pansy Purple (247),Buttercup Yellow (222), Mandarin Orange (217), Marine Blue (233), Bubblegum Pink (250), Paper White (200).

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in colour Radiant Lime (175)

– Corresponding crochet hook
I’ve used a 5mm hook.

– Yarn needle                                                                            

– Tapestry Needle

– Scissors

– Blocking equipment


Finished size:  16 cm x 16 cm


THIS DESIGN USES US CROCHET TERMS

ABBREVIATIONS

– slst slip stitch
– st(s)
stitch(es)                     
– ch
chain
– sc single crochet
– hdc half double crochet
– dc double crochet
– tr treble crochet
– tr3tog treble crochet three together


Kiss/ ‘X’ Square

A few notes before you begin:

  • For some reason I’ve found this square quite difficult to explain in words, so I’ve tried to provide as many photos and charts to demonstrate the steps.
  • As you work round 1 you’ll probably notice your work will curl. The next few rounds will help minimise that but unfortunately due to the way this square is worked, I’ve been unable to work out a way to get it to lie completely flat. Blocking your square will help with this issue.


Kiss/ ‘X’ motif

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Motif

Centre of β€˜X’
Row 1: Ch 6, 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook, 1 SC in each of the next 4 ch [5 sts]


Row 2-15:
Turn, ch 1 (does not count as st), 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts.


Fasten off and turn your strip 90 degrees clockwise.

Turn your strip 90 degrees clockwise.

Points of β€˜X’

I’ve found it a little difficult to explain this part, so if you’re unable to completely understand what I’m trying to say,  please refer to the chart and image below.

Row 1: Attach colour B with a slst into one side of row 6.
ch 1 (does not count as st), 1 SC into the sides of the next 5 rows (you should have sts in rows 6-10 and have 5 rows remaining on either side).

Row 2-5: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as st), 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts.

Fasten off COLOUR B

Repeat on other side of centre piece.

Chart - Stitch Fiddle (16)
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Now to start making it into a square!

Attach colour A with a slst into the 2nd SC to the right in the top right hand corner of your motif. I realise that this may sound a bit confusing, so please refer to the diagram below for clarity.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 TR), *1 DC in next st, 1 HDC in next st, 1 SC in next st, now working into the sides of the rows: 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 DC in next st, 1 TR in next st, 1 TR3TOG across next st, into the sp between and into the following st, 1 TR in next st, 1 DC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts, now working back into the top of the sts: 1 DC in next st, 1 TR in next st** repeat from * to ** 4 times- omit last TR on final repeat, slst into 4th ch of initial ch 4 [56 sts]

Round 2: Slst into next st, ch1 (does not count as st), *(2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC) in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 13 sts** repeat from * to ** 4 times, slst into initial HDC [68 sts, 4x ch 2 spaces]

Note: (2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC) will always be made in the DC to the left of any TR.

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Round 3: Slst into next st and ch-space,
ch 1 (does not count as st), *(1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC) in ch-space, 1 SC in each of the next 17 sts** repeat from * to ** 4 times, slst into initial SC [76 sts, 4x ch 2 spaces]

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Block well.

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Hug/ ‘O’ Square – This one is much more straight forward πŸ™‚

Round 1: USING COLOUR A,
Working into a magic circle, ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, slst into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 [12 sts]

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Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), 2 SC in each st around, slst into initial SC [24 sts]

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Fasten off COLOUR A

Round 3: Attach colour B with a slst into any st.
Ch 2 (does not count as st), *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st ** repeat from * to ** 12 times, slst into initial DC [36 sts]

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Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as st), *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts ** repeat from * to ** 12 times, slst into initial HDC [48 sts]

Fasten off COLOUR B

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Round 5: Attach colour A with a slst into any st.
Ch 5 (counts as 1 TR, ch 1), 1 TR in same st, *1 DC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 DC in each of the next 2 sts, (1 TR, ch 1, 1 TR) in next st** repeat from * to ** 4 times – omit (1 TR, ch 1, 1 TR ) on final repeat, slst into 4th ch of initial ch 5 [52 sts, 4x ch 1 spaces]

Round 6: Slst into next ch-space, ch 1 (does not count as st),*(2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC) in ch-space, 1 HDC in each of the next 13 sts** repeat from* to ** 4 times, slst into initial HDC [68 sts, 4x ch 2 spaces]

Round 7: Slst in next st and ch-space, ch 1 (does not count as st), *(1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC) in ch-space, 1 SC in each of the next 17 sts** repeat from * to ** 4 times, slst into initial SC [76 sts, 4x ch 2 spaces]

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Block if necessary.

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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