Crochet Saturday Square Motif

7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Saturday Square

7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber

The Crochet Saturday Square is the first motif in the 7 Day Sampler Afghan Stitch Along. This crochet project can be easily completed in just one week.

The Saturday Square features 2 unique textures. The popcorn stitch is done in the round to look like a flowery center.  I also added a cross behind a grouping of stitches that is quite fun to do and looks nice at the end.

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Free Pattern: Crochet Saturday Square

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Tutorial

Saturday Square

Size U.S. J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 10” x 10” per square.

Abbreviations List 

  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • BLO = Back loop only
  • Ch = Chain
  • Cl = Cluster
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dc2tog = Double crochet 2 together
  • Dtr = Double treble crochet
  • FLO = Front loop only
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Pc = Popcorn* see below
  • Rem = Remain
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • RS = Right side
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp = Space
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tr = Treble crochet
  • Trbp = Treble crochet back post
  • Trfp = Treble crochet front post
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

Popcorn = Work 4 dc into same st or sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back into first dc of 4 dc group, pull dropped loop through st, ch 1 to secure popcorn.

Standing Sc = Form slip knot and insert onto the hook. Insert hook into st, yoh and pull loop through, yoh through 2 loops.

INSTRUCTIONS

1st rnd: (RS) With color A, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 pc in same st, *(1 dc, 1 pc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch-3. 8 dc, 8 pc.

3rd rnd: Ch 3, 1 pc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *[(1 dc, 1 pc) in next st, 1 dc in next st]; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch-3. Break A. 16 dc, 8 pc.

4th rnd: Attach B to any dc with a sl st, ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in first st, join with hdc to top of ch-3 (hdc counts as a ch-2 sp). Break B. 4 dc, 2 hdc, 3 sc per side, 4 ch-2 corners.

5th rnd: Attach C to any ch-2 sp with a sl st, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join with hdc to top of ch-3. 13 dc per side.

6th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [sk 2 sts, 1 tr in next st, working behind tr, 1 dc in 2 skipped sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join with hdc to ch-3. 17 sts per side.

7th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join with hdc to beg ch-3. Break C. 21 dc per side.

8th rnd: Attach B to any ch-2 sp with a standing sc, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Break B. 23 sc per side.

9th rnd: Attach A to any ch-2 sp with a sl st, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, 1 pc in next st, [1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 pc in next st] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join with hdc to ch-3. Break A. 8 pc, 19 dc per side.

10th rnd: Attach B to any ch-2 sp with a standing sc, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join with hdc to beg sc. Fasten off. 29 sc per side.

7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Saturday Square by Jeanne Steinhilber

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16 Comments

  1. Patricia Griffith

    I’m confused on the Sunday Square, 6th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 2 dc, 3 dc BEFORE next dc, [sk 3 dc, 3 dc BEFORE next dc] 3 times, sk 2 dc **……and so on.
    3 DC BEFORE next dc, usually it says 3 dc IN next dc. I don’t understand the BEFORE next dc. Can you explain please? Thank you!

    • Jeanne

      It’s like working a granny square, where you crochet in the gap between 3 dc groups. I would suggest watching Mikey’s video and it will show exactly where to place the stitches.

  2. Kelly Crawford

    I am stuck going from round 3 to round 4 in the Saturday square. Round 3 ends with 16 dc, therefore 16 stitches to work the next round into. But round 4 requires 24 stitches. The only way I see to have 24 stitches is to use the locking stitch at the top of each pc, which is what the video says to not do. HELP! I am so confused.

    And the video speed is perfect for me. The videos really helped make this whole pattern accessible for me. Thank you.

    • Jeanne

      Round 3 does have 24 stitches total. There are 16 dc and 8 popcorns. Are you doing a dc and a popcorn in the same stitch, then a dc in the next?

      • Kelly Crawford

        Hi Jeanne. Yes, I did that.

      • Jeanne

        Kelly, are you in the stitch social group? If so, could you please post a photo there and I’ll see what I can do to help you? Without seeing what’s going on, I’m not sure what to say at this point.

      • Kelly Crawford

        I realized I did not put a dc with every pc. Thanks for prompting me to look again.

  3. Barb Koertge

    Hello.. The first pattern was explained to fast. Please slow it down. It seems the block is a little difficult viewing. His hands are blocking some of the stitches when starting out on each row. Please show more of the beginning of each row and if you can, show at least half of the row around. Sorry, I am having some difficulty. The sampler looks so beautiful, and I am trying to understand it.

    Thanks Barb

    • Thank you for your feedback Barb. I’m unsure how to slow down because I get the counter argument I am going too slow. I cannot seem to find the balance. I’m really sorry. I just cannot seem to find the right medium for speed. It’s so frustrating.

      • Barb Koertge

        Hello, No problem on the speed. I will just stop it and work from there. I am just having a problem doing the Saturday piece. From row 2, to 3, to 4. I have crocheted a long time, and can’t get the number of stitches right. I will try one more time. I am having the same problem Kathy Crawford is having.
        Thanks
        Barb

      • I’m sorry you are experiencing difficulties. I don’t know how to how to help from here. I’m sorry.

  4. Aruna Fullonton

    I am excited and like this pattern. Yet to try it. I am searching for the cross in the pattern couldn’t find it. But may be when I try it I notice it. Thank you for sharing.

    • April Neil

      It’s the 6th round. To me, it looks like waves instead of x’s.

  5. N-MM

    I am excited too. I have viewed the video and it looks very doable. Thanks for this learning which is much appreciated!

  6. Shawn Yeatman

    Very excited to start this square and blanket! Happy Boxing Day!!

  7. Nadette Grimm

    I’m excited to get started. Printing as we speak!! Happy Boxing Day!

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