The I’m a Square blanket is full of bright, happy colors. It’s crocheted using join as you go methods so there is no seaming. It is quite easy to adjust the size of this blanket. Use the colors suggested for a modern, unisex look, or change the colors to suit your style; there are plenty of color options of Paintbox DK yarn so the choice is yours.

I'm a Square free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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I’m a Square

Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
36 x 45 inches

Yarn:
Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, 100% Acrylic, 100 g / 302 yds
Melon Sorbet 116, Color A (1 skein, 60 g / 182 yds)
Tea Rose 142, Color B (1 skein, 60 g / 182 yds)
Bubblegum Pink 150, Color C (1 skein, 60 g / 182 yds)
Spearmint Green 125, Color D (1 skein, 60 g / 182 yds)
Daffodil Yellow 121, Color E (1 skein, 60 g / 182 yds)
Marine Blue 133, Color F (1 skein, 60 g / 182 yds)
Stormy Grey 104, Color G (6 skeins, 550 g / 1661 yds)

Hook:
US-7, 4.5 mm

Gauge:
20 sts x 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
Join As You Go Rnd
– Grannies – Start the Rnd 2 of your small square and work until you get to the first corner you need to join. Make the first ch of the corner as normal, to make the second ch, first insert the hook from front to back into the corner ch that you are connecting to, then make the chain by yarning over, and pulling through everything on your needle.

Now complete the next 3 dc. Connect the next ch stitch, by first inserting your hook from front to back in the chain space you are joining into, then make the chain in the same manner as before.

Complete the next 3 dc and then join the first ch of the corner ch-2 to the corner your are joining to as  before. Complete the Rnd. – Find a video and photo tutorial HERE.

Join As You Go Row – Single Crochets – Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), * insert hook from front to back in the top loop of the sc that you are joining into, sc into the next st on the original piece as follows: insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through all the loops on the hook, repeat from * across to end. – Find a video and photo tutorial HERE.

To make blanket wider, make the strips of squares longer. Add 9 sc for each square added to each of the strip rows and the top and bottom border. To make blanket taller, add more strips, this will add 29 sc to the sides of the borders for each strip added.

Pattern:

Small Square:
Rnd 1: With first color, ch 3, sl st into first ch made to form a loop, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), [3 dc, ch 2 in loop] 3 times, 2 dc in loop, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5, sl st into ch-2 sp.
Rnd 2: Switch to second color, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1*(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * 2 more times, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Strips (make 7)
Make 18 small squares following the color chart below. Join each square to the previous square during Rnd 2 using the Join As You Go method for Grannies.
Row 1: (RS) Join Color G to top right corner of square 18 on granny strip just made, sc in each ch and dc across top of granny strip. (9 sc in each granny which equals 162 sc total)
Row 2-13: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat Rows 1-13 on bottom of granny strip, when making row 13, join strip to top of the previous strip made using the Join As You Go method for Single Crochet.

Border
Rnd 1:
Attach Color G to top right corner of blanket, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), sc in each st across top, ch 2, *10 sc in side of Color G section, 9 sc in side of granny square, [20 sc in side of Color G section, 9 sc in side of granny square] 6 times, 10 sc in side of Color G section, ch 2,** sc in each st across bottom, ch 2; repeat from * to **, sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off. – {162 sc along top and bottom, 203 sc along sides}
Rnd 2: Attach Color A to any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each st across; repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off. – {164 sc along top and bottom, 205 sc along sides}
Rnd 3: With Color G, repeat Rnd 2. – {166 sc along top and bottom, 207 sc along sides}
Rnd 4: With Color B, repeat Rnd 2. – {168 sc along top and bottom, 209 sc along sides}
Rnd 5: With Color G, repeat Rnd 2. – {170 sc along top and bottom, 211 sc along sides}
Rnd 6: With Color C repeat Rnd 2. – {172 sc along top and bottom, 213 sc along sides}
Rnd 7: With Color G, repeat Rnd 2. – {174 sc along top and bottom, 215 sc along sides}
Rnd 8: With Color D, repeat Rnd 2. – {176 sc along top and bottom, 217 sc along sides}
Rnd 9: With Color G, repeat Rnd 2. – {178 sc along top and bottom, 219 sc along sides}
Rnd 10: With Color E, repeat Rnd 2. – {180 sc along top and bottom, 221 sc along sides}
Rnd 11: With Color G, repeat Rnd 2. – {182 sc along top and bottom, 223 sc along sides}
Rnd 12: With Color F, repeat Rnd 2. – {184 sc along top and bottom, 225 sc along sides}
Rnd 13: With Color G, repeat Rnd 2. – {186 sc along top and bottom, 227 sc along sides}

I'm a Square free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home - color chart

Color Chart

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