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Textured Crochet Square Free Pattern

Dots & Dashes is a fun, textured crochet square. The use of only two stitches, double crochet and treble front post make this pattern quick and easy to whip up. It has endless possibilities in its uses. Think blanket, pillow, hot pad, the list goes on.

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This textured crochet square has also been used in the Here Comes Treble Collaboration. This is a blanket made up of different textured crochet squares, twenty squares in all. You can find all the details about this event and get the free squares in the link below. You will also find an option to purchase the low cost pattern bundle, which includes 21 PDF patterns for the squares, general information and joining/border instructions PDF’s, as well as charts.

A multi-colored blanket made up of different textured crochet squares.

Supplies needed for this textured crochet square

#4 worsted weight {80 yds} I used Caron One Pound

US G hook {4 mm} Furls hook

Tapestry Needle

Gauge:

14 dc x 8 rows=4”

Size

8-9” square

Skill Level

Intermediate

Abbreviations {US Terms}

Fdc=foundation double crochet

ch=chain

dc=double crochet

TrFP=treble front post

sc=single crochet

sl st=slip stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

Special Stitches used in this textured crochet square:

TrFP: {This will be worked 2 rows below} yo 2x, insert hook from right to left behind post of dc, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops. {Be sure when pulling up the first loop, you bring it up to the height of the stitches. Otherwise, your square can start curling.}

Find a video tutorial of the Treble Front Post in this blog post.

Notes:

  • Ch 3 counts as a stitch
  • All TrFP will be worked two rows below the current row you are on

Pattern Instructions for this textured crochet square

A coral colored textured crochet square with raised dots and dashes.

Row 1: Fdc 31, turn [31]

Row 2: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 3: ch 3, dc next 2, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x,  dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc last 3, turn [22 dc, 9 TrFP]

Row 4: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 5: ch 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 14x, dc last st, turn [16 dc, 15 TrFP]

Row 6: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 7: ch 3, dc next 2, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x,  dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc last 3, turn [22 dc, 9 TrFP]

Row 8: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 9: ch 3, dc next 7, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next)2x,  dc last 8, turn [25 dc, 6 TrFP]

Row 10: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 11: ch 3, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 9x, dc last 6, turn [21 dc, 10 TrFP]

Row 12: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 13: ch 3, dc next 7, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x,  dc last 8, turn [25 dc, 6 TrFP]

Row 14: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 15: ch 3, dc next 2, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x,  dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc last 3, turn [22 dc, 9 TrFP]

Row 16: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 17: ch 3, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 14x, dc last st, turn [16 dc, 15 TrFP]

Row 18: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Row 19: ch 3, dc next 2, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x,  dc next 5, TrFP next, (dc next, TrFP next) 2x, dc last 3, turn [22 dc, 9 TrFP]

Row 20: ch 3, dc across, turn [31]

Border:

Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc across to next corner, 3 sc in top of ch 3, sc loosely in end of each row, 3 sc in first st of row 1, sc across to next corner{last st of row 1}, sc loosely in end of each row, sl st in first st to join.

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Here are some other crochet squares you may enjoy:

Fallen Leaf Square

Pillars of Strength Square

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Diane

    I like the dots and dashes….. almost like basket weave.

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