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:

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)
  • 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

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

– ps (5 DC) popcorn stitch
Make 5 dc sts 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!
  • You’ll be using COLOUR A in every round for the double crochet stitches. The popcorn sts are always made in the second colour used – this will change every round.
  • 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.

Crochet Square Pattern:

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

Continue with COLOUR A.

Rnd 2: {use colour B for ps}
slst in next st, slst in ch-sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next st, ps in next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next st, ps in next st, dc in next st** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[24 dc, 4 ps, 4 ch]

Continue with A.
Cut COLOUR B.

Rnd 3: {use colour C for ps}
slst in next st, slst in ch-sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next st, ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts, ps in next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next st, ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts, ps in next st, dc in next st,** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[36 dc, 8 ps, 4 ch]

Continue with A.
Cut COLOUR C.

Rnd 4: {use colour D for ps}
slst in next st, slst in ch-sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts] 2 times, ps in next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 times, ps in next st, dc in next st** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[48 dc, 12 ps, 4 ch]

Continue with COLOUR A.
Cut COLOUR D.

Rnd 5: {use colour E for ps}
slst in next st, slst in ch-sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts] 3 times, ps in next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts) 3 times, ps in next st, dc in next st** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[
60 dc, 16 ps, 4 ch]

Continue with COLOUR A.
Cut COLOUR E.

Rnd 6: {use colour F for ps}
slst in next st, slst in ch-sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts] 4 times, ps in next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 times, ps in next st, dc in next st** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[72 dc, 20 ps, 4 ch]

Continue with COLOUR A.
Cut COLOUR F.

Rnd 7: {use colour G for ps}
slst in next st, slst in ch-sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts] 5 times, ps in next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next st, [ps in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts) 5 times, ps in next st, dc in next st** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[84 dc, 24 ps, 4 ch]

Continue with COLOUR A.
Cut COLOUR G.

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

Fasten off.
Weave in all ends and 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
@crafty_cc

6 thoughts

  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!

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