Penny’s Willow Square (Free Pattern)

I’ve been working a lot lately with these cute little squares! It is a modified willow square that has a “granny square” edge. These squares are great because you can vary the colors to create lots of different looks with the same pattern.

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Want to make your own Penny Square? Here’s how!

Pattern written in US terms.

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
slp st =slip stitch

Complete rounds 1-5 of the Willow Square as it is found in 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. If you do not own this book of patterns, you can use the free tutorial by Bella Coco found here – just be sure to keep in mind that she uses UK terms and you may have to convert them to US terms (she does a great job of reminding you of this!). You will go through videos 1-3 and stop around the 5:30 mark in the third video.



6th Round: attach yarn into a corner, ch 1, sc into the ch 3 space (the loop in the point), ch 3, sc into the chain 3 space, ch 3, sc into the middle (3rd) stitch of the 5dc from the previous round (the 5 stitches that make up the point), ch 3, dc into the sc from the last round, ch 3, sc into the middle (3rd stitch) of the fan from the last round, ch 3, dc into the sc from the last round, ch 3, sc into the middle (3rd) stitch of the 5dc from the previous round (the 5 stitches that make up the point), *sc into the ch 3 space, ch 3, sc into the ch 3 space, ch 3, sc into the middle (3rd) stitch of the 5dc from the previous round, ch 3, dc into the sc from the last round, ch 3, sc into the middle (3rd stitch) of the fan from the last round, ch 3, dc into the sc from the last round, ch 3, sc into the middle (3rd) stitch of the 5dc from the previous round* – repeat * 2 more times, slp st into the first ch 1 to join

7th Round: slp st into the corner ch 3 space to move up to the next round, ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc x2 into the ch 3 space, ch 2, dc x3 into the ch 3 space, ch 1, dc x2 into the next ch 3 space – repeat this around: dc x2 into each chain 3 space along the edge of the square and ch 1 between each set of dc – in the corners, dc x3 into the corner ch 3 space, ch 1, dc x 3 into the corner ch 3 space, slp st into the top of the first ch 2 to join

Tips: play with the color changes in this square to get lots of different variations out of the same pattern! Anything from a solid color square to changing colors 5 times! When playing with the colors, keep in mind that round 4 creates the base for round 5 and round 6 creates the base for round 7.

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Happy crocheting!

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