I'm one of those people that loves many types of crafting. In fact, I love quilts but I don't make them.
This quilt looks like a Jigsaw Puzzle, doesn't it? And puzzle pieces are one of the symbols of autism. I have a family member with Asperger's, and this quilt really calls to me. Enough that I'm going to try and create it in a crochet version. That being said, I've been experimenting with squares. In the end, I made up my own as I'm wanting a certain type of look...with no holes in the square, but not made with a sc stitch.
This is the square that I came up with. It's got a good "solid" look to it and it's about 4 1/2 inches square.
I made several of these squares, just to be sure that the pattern was tested before posting it. As you all know, I like to share my patterns. So, without further ado....here's the pattern.
The "No Holes" Dc Square - Free Pattern
Worsted Weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
I crochet hook
1- work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beg ch 3.
2- ch 3. dc in next st. work 5 dc in next st. *dc in next 2 sts, work 5 dc in next st. repeat from * around. join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beg ch 3.
3- ch 3. dc in next 3 sts. work 5 dc in next st. *dc in next 6 sts. work 5 dc in next st. repeat from * around. dc in last 2 sts. join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. fasten off.
Now, if you'd like a 5 inch square (like the one pictured above), just add another row as follows:
4- instead of fastening off yarn at the end of round 3, ch 1. sc in next 5 sts. 3 sc in next st. *sc in next 10 sts. 3 sc in next st. repeat from * around. sc in last 4 sts. join with a sl st to beg ch 1. fasten off.
I hope you all enjoy this pattern. It's fairly simply and works up fast. :)