Vintage Rainbow Square

It’s been a while! Sorry about that!

I’ve been very busy working on some exciting projects- all will be revealed later in the year! 😀

I’m so glad to finally be able to have the time to post on my blog and share some new patterns with you all!

Let’s start with this square!

Does it look familiar? Let me explain..

Last year, when I released the Vintage Rainbow Mandala, I mentioned that the design started off as a square before I decided to turn it into a mandala.

After that post, I received a few emails asking to share the pattern and at first, I wasn’t sure that I would. To be completely honest, the square pattern is very similar (it’s exactly the same up until rnd 10!) to the mandala so I hope you don’t mind the repeat!

This is the perfect pattern to get myself back into blogging- past me had already done some of the work! haha!

I promise this is the last time you’ll see a version of this design- I have no plans on doing a triangle next 😛 EDIT: I lied.. whoops! Click here to see the flowers I made based on this design!

Hope you enjoy!


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For a small fee the PDF version of this pattern is also available on Etsy, Lovecrochet.com and Ravelry.

As well as the pattern, this PDF contains additional information and resources that are not included in this blog post.
These include:

  • Ad free & Printer friendly PDF document: Images and pattern are each on separate pages.
  • Full crochet chart of square.
  • Exact amounts for each colour listed in metres and yards.
  • Alternative joining method: Invisible join (step by step photo instructions)


YOU’LL NEED:   

– Yarn of your choice
I’ve used Cotton DK in the shades listed below:

– Corresponding crochet hook
I’ve used a 4mm hook.

– Yarn needle                                                                                    

– Scissors

– Blocking equipment


Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern.


Finished size:  Approx. 18cm x 18cm using hook and yarn weight listed above.


THIS DESIGN USES US CROCHET TERMS

ABBREVIATIONS

– slst slip stitch
– st(s)
 stitch(es)
– sp space                    
– ch
 chain
– sc single crochet
– hdc half double crochet
– dc double crochet
– tr treble crochet
– ps puff stitch
– slst-2-tog slip stitch two together
– bphdc back post half double crochet
– fpsc front post single crochet
– bpsc front post single crochet


SPECIAL STITCHES: 

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

Slst-2-tog – slip stitch two together: Insert hook across both sts, yarn over and pull through loop.


Pattern notes

You might find that for the first few rounds your work will start to curl but don’t worry, it should sort itself out a few rounds later!


Pattern:

Rnd 1: {start with COLOUR A}
Working into a magic circle, ch 1 (does not count as stitch), 8 sc in ring, slst into initial sc.[8 sc]

Fasten off COLOUR A

Rnd 2:  {Attach COLOUR B with a slst in any st}
(ch 3 + ps + ch 3 + slst) in same st, *(slst + ch 3 + ps + ch 3 + slst) in next st** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial slst.
[16 x ch 3, 8 x ps, 16 x slst]

Fasten off COLOUR B

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Rnd 3: {Skip slsts from [Rnd 2]. Attach COLOUR C with a slst into any sc from [Rnd 1]- make sure to place the st to the right of any ps from [Rnd 2]}
3 sc in ch 3 sp, 1 fpsc around ps, 3 sc in ch 3 sp , slst into same [Rnd 1] st, *slst into next [Rnd 1] st, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, 1 fpsc around ps, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, slst into same [Rnd 1] st** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial slst.
[48 x sc, 8 x fpsc, 16 x slst]

Fasten off COLOUR C

Work the next round in the back loops only.

Rnd 4: {Attach COLOUR D with a slst in any fpsc}
ch 3 , slst-2-tog across the 2 sc either side of slsts from [Rnd 3], ch 3, *slst in fpsc, ch 3 , slst-2-tog across the 2 sc either side of slsts from [Rnd 3], ch 3** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial slst.
[16 x ch 3, 8 x slst, 8 x slst-2-tog]

Fasten off COLOUR D

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Rnd 5: {Attach COLOUR A with a slst in any ch 3 sp}
ch 3, *slst in next ch sp, ch 3** repeat from * to ** 15 times, slst in initial slst.
[16 x ch 3, 16 x slst]

Fasten off COLOUR A

Rnd 6: {Attach COLOUR B with a slst in any ch 3 sp directly above slst-2-tog}
(ch 3 + ps + ch 3 + slst) in same sp, ch 3, skip next ch 3 sp *(slst + ch 3 + ps + ch 3 + slst) in next sp, ch 3, skip next ch 3 sp** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial slst.
[24 x ch 3, 8 x ps, 16 x slst]

Fasten off COLOUR B

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Rnd 7: {Work over ch 3 from [Rnd 6]. Attach COLOUR A with a slst in any skipped ch 3 sp from [Rnd 5]}
ch 1 (does not count as st),* 2 sc in ch 3 space from [Rnd 5], 1 fpsc around slst from [Rnd 5], 3 sc in ch 3 sp, 1 fpsc around ps, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, 1 fpsc around slst from [Rnd 5]** repeat from * to ** 8 times, slst in initial sc.
[64 x sc, 24 x fpsc]

Fasten off COLOUR A

Rnd 8: {Attach COLOUR E with a slst in left sc of any 2 sc group from [Rnd 7]}
skip st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (4dc) in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, skip 2 sts *slst in next st, skip st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (4dc) in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, skip 2 sts** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial slst.
[80 x dc, 8 x slst]

Note: (4 dc) will always be made in the fpsc from [Rnd 7]

Fasten off COLOUR E

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Rnd 9: {Attach COLOUR F with a standing bphdc in first dc of any repeat from [Rnd 8]}
1 bphdc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 1, 1 bphdc in each of the next 5 sts, skip slst, *1 bphdc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, 1 bphdc in each of the next 5 sts, skip slst ** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial bphdc.
[8 x ch 1, 80 x bphdc]

Fasten off COLOUR F

Rnd 10: {Attach COLOUR B with a slst in any ch 1 sp}
ch 5, skip next 5 sts, slst in next st sp, skip next 5 sts, ch 5, *slst in next ch 1 sp, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, slst in next st sp, skip next 5 sts, ch 5** repeat from * to ** 7 times, slst into initial slst.
[16 x ch 5, 16 x slst]

Do not fasten off.

Rnd 11: {Continue with COLOUR B}
*slst in next ch 5 sp, ch 5** repeat from * to ** 16 times, slst into initial slst.
[16 x ch 5, 16 x slst]

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Fasten off COLOUR B

Rnd 12: {Attach COLOUR G with a slst in any ch 5 sp}
ch 1 (does not count as st), 6 sc in same ch 5 sp, *6 sc in next ch 5 sp** repeat from * to ** 15 times, slst into initial sc.
[96 x sc]

Do not fasten off.

Rnd 13: {Continue with COLOUR G}
slst in each of the next 2 sts, ch 4 {counts as tr}, 1 tr in same st, ch 2, 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 tr in next st, ch 2, 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts** repeat from * to ** 3 times, slst in 4th ch in initial ch 4.[16 x tr, 16 x dc, 8 x hdc, 64 x sc]

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Do not fasten off.

Rnd 14: {Continue with COLOUR G}
slst in next st, slst in next ch 2 sp, ch 1 {does not count as st}, *1 sc + ch 2 + 1 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 sc in each of the next 26 sts** repeat from * to ** 4 times, slst in initial sc.
[112 x sc, 4 x ch 2]

Fasten off COLOUR G

Rnd 15: {Attach COLOUR B with a slst in any ch 2 sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *1 sc + ch 2 + 1 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 bpsc around each of the next 28 sts** repeat from * to ** 4 times, slst in initial sc.
[112 x bpsc, 8 x sc, 4 x ch 2]

Fasten off COLOUR B

Weave in all ends and block if necessary.

 

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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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