Hi from Caz with a little weekend hooky project.
A neighbour asked me to give her a crochet refresher course as she wants to make her new granddaughter a little crochet jacket but has not crocheted in about 30 years!
Besides giving her a refresher she also asked me to give her a pattern for a 'circle in a square' square.
Because the jacket is for a baby, the square needed to be small to show off the detail. Each one measures 2.5inches.
I loved the little square so much that I decided to make a cover for my phone.
I used rowan cotton glacé with a 3.5mm hook.
So here's the pattern.
Tr = treble
Htr = half treble
Dc = double crochet
Chain 4 and join to form a ring
Round 1: chain 3 (counts as 1tr), 11tr into the ring and join with a slip stitch into the third chain of the three chain tr. (12 stitches)
Round 2: chain 3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into the stitch at the base of the three chain. 2tr into each stitch from round 1. Join with a slip stitch into the third chain of the three chain tr. (24 stitches). Fasten off.
Join new colour to any stitch.
Round 3: 3 chain (counts as 1tr), into the next stitch work *(2tr, 2 chain, 2tr), this forms the corner. Over the next 5 stitches work (1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr)*. Repeat from * to * twice more. Now (2 tr, 2 chain, 2tr) into the next stitch. Over the next 4 stitches work (1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1htr). Join with a slip stitch into the third chain of the three chain treble. Fasten off.
Make 4 squares and join.
I used the treble method:
With the right side of square 1 facing, join yarn with a slip stitch to the corner chain space. Chain 3, holding right side of square 2 against right side of square 1, work slip stitch into corresponding corner chain space. *1tr into next tr of square 1, slip stitch into corresponding tr of square 2. Repeat to end.
Join all 4 squares and sew in all ends.
The size of your phone cover will depending on your phone so you may need to add a round or two of trebles. I needed one round. When you fasten off leave a long tail to sew the cover closed.
Using a different yarn or hook size will alter the size of the square.
This is a great stocking filler and an ideal project for a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Happy hooking :) Caz xx