hello and welcome!
someone asked me how she could make a square of a round motif. this because she saw the tutorial for the another crochet square, a japanese circular motif of which i made a square.
my answer was/is: alas i can not say this is THE way or this is THE recipe, because there are multiple ways. if you have a favorite round motif which you want to turn into a square and you do not know which method you find most beautiful, i think it is best to practice and try out.
a few years ago i learned it by crocheting many patterns to understand and then i started practicing to crochet rounds into squares. this cushion cover is the result and consists of those exercises combined with some patterns of others.
links to patterns
below you’ll see a small selection of links to patterns for squares which centers are round.
some of the patterns are more complicated than others, but while crocheting it is advisable – i think – to look at the anatomy of the squares. some are made of a combination of short and (groups) of long stitches, some patterns contain more chains to make the corners and some are a combination of both. but they all are different.
just see what you like most, then you pick a round motif – i like to use the centers of doilies – and start counting.
yes counting, because if you want to make a square or rectangle, you need four corners, right? :)
therefore the number of stitches of a round motif must be divisible by four.
so i would say grab a ball of yarn with a suitable crochet hook and give it a try.
have fun practicing!
- squaring the treble circle by magda of pigtails
- tiny squares by elisabeth andrée
- ~ a ‘squircle’ ~ by debi y. of hooks and yarns
- retro circles – the tutorial by adele of three beans in a pod
- sunny spread crochet pattern by ellen k. gormley
(and this is the link to the diagram)
- pop wheel by sarah london
- squaring the big circle tutorial by kate of signed with an owl
- flower garden granny square by hiromi of harujion design
- chrysanthemum square by betty barnden (written and diagram)
- latte macchiato by drops design
- circle of friends square by priscilla hewitt ©1999
- fresco lino pillow by pierrot (gosyo co., ltd)
a japanese diagram pattern, links via ravelry to the japanese and english version
UPDATE! i forgot these:
hope to see you soon!