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Crochet Blanket Square Pattern | Essa Square

The Essa is an 8″ crochet blanket square with a cozy texture. This simple crochet square features a two row repeat so it’s an easy make!

This blanket square crochets up as a nice solid fabric, so there aren’t too many holes. I love how the stitches pop in the white yarn.

The Essa is a worsted weight blanket square so this pattern will make a great stash buster.

White textured crochet blanket square next to scissors and hook.
I love the texture of these stitches in the light yarn color.

Cozy Fall Charity Make Along

This square is part of the Cozy Fall Charity Make Along hosted by Knitting with Chopsticks and Noor’s Knits.

Read on to find out all about the MAL and to get this little square pattern.

Each day between Oct 4 – Oct 29, a brand new crochet AND knitting square pattern will be released.

You can find out all you need to know about the Make-Along here:

MAL Instructions.

Cozy Fall Charity MAL Bundle

If you would like to get a head start on your blanket (or simply don’t want to check back each day for the new squares), you also have the option to purchase the Cozy Fall Charity Makealong Bundle.

This bundle contains all of the blanket square patterns, and as this is a charity event, 50% of the proceeds from each purchase will be donated to the non-profit organization Cure Childhood Cancer.

Materials

  • 75 yd/69m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn; pictured in Premier Everyday Yarn Anti-Pilling (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yds/165m) color: snow white (1).
  • 5mm (US Size H-8) hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Notes

  1. This blanket square is crocheted flat in back and forth rows.
  2. For best result check gauge before beginning.
  3. Stitch multiple is an odd number, plus 2 for the starting chain.

Stitches/Abbreviations

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

hdc-half double crochet

rep-repeat

sl st-slip stitch

sc-single crochet 

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4″/10cm x 4″/10cm = 18 sts = 6 sets of (sc, hdc, dc) x 12 rows in the pattern 

Finished Dimensions

Blanket square is 8″/20cm long x 8″/20cm wide, after blocking.

Fit/Adjustments

To adjust the width of your square, start with an odd number of stitches, plus 2. 

To change the length, adjust the number of times you repeat the 1 row repeat.

Level

Easy

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Crochet Blanket Square Pattern | Essa Square

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

The Essa is an easy crochet blanket square with a cozy texture. This simple crochet square features a two row repeat in worsted weight yarn. This cozy texture looks great in light colored yarn.

This blanket square crochets up as a nice solid fabric, so there aren’t too many holes. I love how the stitches pop in the white yarn.

The Essa is a worsted weight blanket square so this pattern will make a great stash buster.

Materials

  • 75 yd/69m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn; pictured in Premier Everyday Yarn Anti-Pilling (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yds/165m) color: snow white (1).

Tools

  • 5mm (US Size H-8) hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tap
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Ch 25, chain loosely, or go up a hook size for the chain only.
  2. Row 1. Sk the first 2 chs (these count as the first sc), place (sc, ch 1, sc) all in next ch, *sk 1 ch, in next ch place (sc, ch 1, sc) rep from * until 2 ch are left, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch, turn. (35 sts)
  3. Row 2. Ch 1, sc in same st, sk 1 st, in next ch sp place (sc, hdc, dc), *sk next 2 sts, in next ch sp place (sc, hdc, dc), rep from * until you have 1 sc and the turning ch left, sk 1 st, sc in the turning ch, turn. (35 sts)
  4. Row 3. Ch 1, sc in same st, sk 1 st, in next hdc place (sc, ch 1, sc), *sk next 2 sts, in next hdc place (sc, ch 1, sc), rep from * until 2 sts are left, sk 1 st, sc in the last st, turn. (35 sts)
  5. Row 4. Rep Row 2.
  6. Row 5. Rep Row 3.
  7. Continue repeating Rows 2-3 until your square measures 7.75”/20cm.
  8. Border
    For a tutorial and tips on adding a border visit this blog post.
  9. Ch 1, sc evenly around the square, placing a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, sl st to the first sc to join.
  10. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  11. Block your square to 8”/20.5cm.

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Kathy Grindrod

Thursday 14th of October 2021

Is there a PDF version for the Essa Square. At the moment I can't afford to buy the bundle and I would have to do a cut and past for the free pattern. Thanks

Christa

Friday 15th of October 2021

Hi Kathy, You can purchase a pdf of the pattern on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/essa-blanket-square Thanks so much for checking it out! Have a great day, Crystal

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