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Gift Wrapped Square – Hope in the Holidays CAL – Free Crochet Pattern

Photo & Stitching Credit: Classy Lady Yarnworks
Due to mail delay, I did not receive my yarn in time to make my square. Stephanie saved the day by offering to stitch and photograph my design!

All wrapped up with a neat little bow. This gift wrapped square is my addition to the Hope in the Holidays CAL. What’s a CAL? CAL is short for Crochet – A – Long. From December 2nd until January 1st a designer will be releasing an 8×8 inch square with their own personalized design! All these squares can be combined together to create a blanket. You can use all of them, or a combination of your favorites to create an amazing heirloom. 

I’m so excited – On December 13, 2020, you can download this pattern as a free PDF on Ravelry through the Hope in the Holidays CAL hosted by my friend Claire. First, head to the Bear Rye Blog to get the coupon code by clicking the link below. Then, come back to here to get the link to the pattern. The free PDF will only be available for 24 hours starting at midnight EST on the 13th.

Click above for the coupon code, then come back here and grab the PDF!

Materials:

  • 81 yards, Worsted weight, ( 4 ). I used WeCrochet Mighty Stitch, 3.53 oz/100 gm, 208 yds/190 m. The yarn for this pattern was generously donated by WeCrochet!
  • US Size G6 Crochet Hook (4 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Foam Mat
  • Spray Bottle
  • Pins

Skill Level:

Easy – Advanced Beginner

Gauge:

16.5 stitches x 17.5 rows = 4″ square in SC.

Size:

Your finished square will be approximately 8 x8 inch. To achieve a perfect square for seaming, you can block your finished work..

Stitches Used/Abbreviations:

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(s) – Stitch(es)
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • MC – Main Color
  • CC – Contrast Color
  • Approx – Approximately

Notes:

  • All stitches are done in SC using the tapestry crochet technique of carrying two strands of yarn.
  • Turn your work at the end of each row.
  • CH1 at the beginning of each row. (Does not count as a ST)

Tutorial – Changing Color

RS/WS

Tip: The PDF comes with a chart to follow along!

Gift Wrapped Square Pattern

CH34 in MC, start in 2nd CH from hook

**Start working over your contrast color from the first row to the last row. This will ensure an even look throughout the project.**

← Row 1 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 2 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 3 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 4 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 5 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 6 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 7 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 8 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 9 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 10 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 11 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 12 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 13 [RS]: 8 [MC], 4 [CC], 2 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 2 [MC], 4 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 14 [WS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

← Row 15 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 4 [MC], 2 [CC], 3 [MC], 2 [CC], 4 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 16 [WS]: 9 [CC], 5 [MC], 5 [CC], 5 [MC], 9 [CC]

← Row 17 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 18 [WS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 4 [MC], 2 [CC], 3 [MC], 2 [CC], 4 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

← Row 19 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 20 [WS]: 9 [CC], 5 [MC], 5 [CC], 5 [MC], 9 [CC]

← Row 21 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 4 [MC], 2 [CC], 3 [MC], 2 [CC], 4 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 22 [WS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

← Row 23 [RS]: 8 [MC], 4 [CC], 2 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 2 [MC], 4 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 24 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 25 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 26 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 27 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 28 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 29 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 30 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 31 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 32 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 33 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 34 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 35 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]. Cut main color. Continue on to border.

Border & Blocking

[CC]: CH1, 1/4 turn so that you are working down the left side – *1SC in each row, (SC, CH1, SC) in corner, 1SC in each ST*. Repeat until you’ve reached starting point. 1SC in CH1 space, SLST to next ST. Tie off. Weave ends.

Wet block work by misting with water on both sides until damp, then use pins to shape.

Shape until it measures approx 8 x 8 inches.

Leave until dry. You can speed up the process if you have a little fan to run beside it.

Make sure to tag @jadedcraftscreations on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your beautiful work!

Stay cozy!

Jade

5 thoughts on “Gift Wrapped Square – Hope in the Holidays CAL – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Good morning! I’m here for the Hope in the HOLIDAYS CAL. I love the way your square looks and can’t wait to make mine. When I tried to get it from Ravelry it said that there is a problem with the coupon code “Gift”. Can you please take care of this. Happy Holidays. ~ Kim Carey

    1. Hi Kim! I apologize for the code not working. It should be up and running now.

    2. Hi Kim!

      Thank you so much for you kind comments about my design. I’m sorry the code was not working when you tried to download it. The issue has been resolved.

  2. Code of GIFT not working. (Tried is multiple times over a few hours.) It is such a beautiful, simple yet elegant design. Thank you. I’m excited to get the pattern.

    1. Hi Collene! Sorry about the delay with the code! It should be working now!

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