I’ve now finished the blueberry waffle socks….
…so I thought I would use the leftovers to crochet some more sock yarn squares. I started crocheting squares out of oddments of sock yarn about two years ago, and hopefully at some point, when I have enough of them, I will join them to make a blanket.
I didn’t write the pattern down when I started making the squares, but fortunately it was fairly easy for me to work out what I did by looking at the completed squares. The squares are worked in back loop double crochet (UK terminology). I started out joining at the end of every round, but then decided it was easier to work in a spiral.
Here is a rough pattern for a square.
Sock Yarn Square
Important – this pattern uses UK terminology (DC = UK double crochet = US single crochet)
Using 3.5 mm hook Chain 4 and join into a circle with a slip stitch
Foundation Round: Chain one, work 12 DC into ring (adjustable ring technique could be used as an alternative if preferred)
Round 1: DC into back loop (BL) of first stitch, 3 DC into BL of next stitch (first corner made), DC into BL of next 2 stitches, 3 DC into BL of next stitch (second corner made), DC into BL of next 2 stitches, 3 DC into BL of next stitch (third corner made), DC into BL of next 2 stitches, 3 DC into BL of next stitch (fourth corner made), DC into BL of next stitch (end of first round – do not join at end of round but continue to work around the square in a spiral)
Subsequent Rounds: DC into BL of each stitch to next corner, 3 DC into BL of corner stitch. Continue working around in a spiral working 3 stitches at each corner until square is desired size. I did a total of 10 rounds to make squares of approximately 4″ across. Finish with a slip stitch at end of final round and fasten off.
This pattern works particularly well with self striping yarns (noro kureyon sock yarn would be great!) . Here are some squares I did with the same ball of trekking yarn.