Crochet Extra Lemon Square Blanket Pattern

Extra Lemon Square Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Extra Lemon Square Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Extra Lemon Square Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Extra Lemon Square Blanket

I hope you enjoy my new design, Extra Lemon Square Blanket.  This blanket gets its lovely texture by crocheting the lemon peel stitch in the round from the middle. I’ve added a bit extra by substituting treble crochet stitches for the double crochet stitches on certain rounds for that little something extra.

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I used most of 3 Caron Cakes because I do love the self-striping yarn, but feel free to play with color or give it a try in a solid.  This 35″ square is just right for a newborn baby, but you can also simply continue in pattern to make this blanket as big as you’d like.

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Extra Lemon Square Blanket Pattern

Tutorial

Yarn
3 Balls of Caron Cakes Yarn – Berries and Cream

Hook
5 mm / H Hook

Sizing
35” Square

Abbreviations
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Rep – Repeat
Rnd(s) – Round(s)
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Sp – Space
St – Stitch
Tr – Treble crochet

This blanket gets its lovely texture by crocheting the lemon peel stitch in the round from the middle. I’ve added a bit extra by substituting treble crochet stitches for the double crochet stitches on certain rounds for that little something extra.

Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 2. All in 2nd ch from hook, *1 sc, ch 2. Rep * 3 times. Join with hdc to beg sc. Hdc counts as a ch-2 sp here and throughout. – 4 sc, 4 ch-2 sps

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, dc in next st, sc into beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn. – 4 dc, 8 sc

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc into beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn. – 8 dc, 12 sc

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn. – 12 dc, 16 sc

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn. – 16 dc, 20 sc

Begin pattern repeat.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *tr in next st, (sc in next st, tr in next st) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn. – 20 tr, 24 sc

Rnd 7: Rep rnd 5.

Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6.

Rnds 9 – 15: Rep rnd 5.

Repeat rnds 6 thru 15, 4 more times.

Border
Rnd 1: Sl st in each st around. Fasten off.

Extra Lemon Square Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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24 Comments

  1. Terri

    I have been crocheting for over 50 years. For the life if me, I cannot get the first 2 “rows” to come out correctly. I have also seen the video and that hasn’t helped. The problem is at the row join. The other end is perfect.

    • I’m trying to think why that would be happening to you. Can you explain further so I can visualize more. You can email us as well with a picture so we can see. Our email is located in the contact us on the main menu. Michael

      • Terry Ficara

        Hi Mikey – I received this email about the Extra Lemon Square but it’s not me. It must be another Terri. I’m Terry and my email is [email protected]. But thanks for reaching out. Have a wonderful day and keep up the great work!! I love all your patterns and love following you!!!

      • sorry. I responded back to the comment. Our system probably just went to the wrong person. Thanks for the heads up. 😀 Michael

  2. Sheila Hill

    I printed the PDF pattern and discovered that Round 3 does not match the instructions that are written out below the video. Part of the instructions between the * is missing. Just wanted to let you know

    • Jeanne

      From PDF:
      Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around same post as joining hdc, *dc in
      next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2
      corner; rep from * twice more, dc in next st, sc in next st, dc
      in next st, sc into beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn.
      – 8 dc, 12 sc

      From webpage:
      Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in
      next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2
      corner; rep from * twice more, dc in next st, sc in next st, dc
      in next st, sc into beg ch-2 sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Turn.
      – 8 dc, 12 sc

      Other than the word “joining” in the first line, I’m not seeing a difference?

      • Sheila Hill

        I see what happened. My printer cut off the last line of round 3. My apologies

  3. Gayla

    I think I understand this pattern, but how do you keep track of the “rounds”? I am not real good at reading the patterns.

    • Just grab a spare piece of paper and a pencil and just write the rnd numbers. As you go around, just check them off as being complete. That’s what I do.

      • Gayla

        Thanks! I will have to try that!

  4. Kathie Perrett

    Hi Jeanne, I really like this pattern but am having trouble with the 1st two rounds. In In round 1 do I do “1 sc, ch 2” total of 3 or 4 times? In rnd 2 is the first dc done in the same sc as the hdc join at end of round 1? I usually do pretty well with written patterns but need some clarification. Thanks so much.

  5. Patty

    Hi, will you be doing a video of this? For the last two hours I have been trying to do the beginning. It’s not coming out right no matter what I do or how many times I do it. Really would like to make this for my friends baby. Thank you!

  6. Is there a video tutorial for this blanket. Having trouble understanding first few rows.

  7. Terry

    Hi Jeanne, I have printed this pattern several times and the photos are not printing – they come out blank. Just the pattern prints. I’m thinking its a setting when posting? I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem. I’m looking forward to making this as a gift for my sister!!
    Thanks!!

    • I don’t have an answer for this. I know Mikey has the same trouble, but when I print from different computers, it’s fine.

  8. Auntie

    The link was ‘supposed’ to link to a blanket sweater….?

  9. Hello I’m a newish to crochet. What does sc around hdc? Is this the same as front post half double crochet? Thank you

    • The hdc replaces the ch 2 in the last corner. So when you start your next round, you are technically crocheting around the hdc instead of a ch-2 space.

  10. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THIS LEMON SQUARE BLANKET. I DON T UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTIONS TOO WELL COULD YOU DO A LITTLE VIDEO FOR THIS ONE. THANK YOU

  11. Virginia

    I hope you will be doing a tutorial on this blanket as I’m a very visual person and don’t do well reading patterns. Thanks!

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