Helix Inspired 12 inch Crochet Octagon Square

Wowza! I completely stepped out of my comfort zone with this 12 inch Crochet Square. You will want to read the story behind making this square.

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Helix Inspired Crochet Octagon Square

Seriously, when I signed up for the Stash Busting Crochet Along with Heather from The Unraveled Mitten, I had no idea what kind of square to make. This is square number 12 in the crochet along, I encourage you to check out squares 1-11 from other fabulous designers on the Heather’s blog.

I had never made a crochet square that was bigger than 4 or 5 inches and when I say square I mean worked in the rounds, not rows.

Okay, full disclosure, I have actually made a square that is bigger than 5 inches; that was a Granny Square but I am not going to count that because you can find the granny square pattern EVERYWHERE and you follow the same sequence throughout.

How to crochet a 12inch crochet square
Helix Inspired 12 inch Crochet Octagon Square

Rounds 18 and 19 were the parts I most struggled with so I made 3 extra squares to ensure that the Helix crochet square was up to 12 inches. I literally did a whoop when I completed the square.

You can make the Helix inspired crochet square into a bag, blanket (of course), poncho, even a scarf or shawl depending on how adventurous you are.

Helix Inspired 12inch Crochet square

CONSTRUCTION

I will not say this pattern is easy neither will I say it is hard, but I will tell you you can absolutely make it. In less than 4 hours you can get it done.

It follows a specific sequence of colour changing, and you need to be familiar with taller stitches like the Treble, Double Treble, Triple Treble and Quadruple Treble crochets. These are used on the last two rounds.

I have listed a ‘how to’ section so that you can refer to it when making the trebles. You can purchase the printable PDF for ease of access.

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HELIX INSPIRED 12 INCH CROCHET OCTAGON SQUARE

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Gauge: Round 8= 5 inches

Materials:

  • This pattern uses Worsted Weight, medium 4 yarn. The one used here is Himalaya Super soft yarn, 200g/238mtrs. Col A(Yellow)- 80 mtrs, Col B(blue)-100 mtrs, Col C (brown)-50 mtrs. Substitute with Paintbox Yarns simply aran or Lion Brand Vanna’s choice
  • 5mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch markers

Stitches/Abbreviation

  • DC- double crochet
  • SC- single crochet
  • TC- treble or triple crochet
  • DTC- double treble crochet
  • TTC- triple treble crochet
  • QTC- quadruple treble crochet
  • CH- chain

How to:

TC- yarn over 2 times, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop (4 loops on hook), (yarn over pull through 2 loops) 3 times

DTC- yarn over 3 times, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop (5 loops on hook), (yarn over pull through 2 loops) 4 times

TTC- yarn over 4 times, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop (6 loops on hook), (yarn over pull through 2 loops) 5 times

QTC- yarn over 5 times, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop (7 loops on hook), (yarn over pull through 2 loops) 6 times

Notes:

  • The Pattern uses U.S terms
  • Ch 2 counts as the first stitch, unless otherwise stated

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PATTERN

With colour A, form magic ring OR chain 4, join to 1st chain to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, DC 8 in ring, join to 1st DC.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 DC and 1 chain), *DC in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * acround. Join to top of ch 2 with col B.

Round 3: Ch 2, 2DC in ch 1 space. 3DC in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of ch 2 with col A

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next st, 2DC in next, SC in 2 sts, 2SC in next. *DC in 2 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 2 sts 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2.

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 3 sts, 2SC in next. *DC in 3 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 3 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2 with col C. Ch 1, turn

Round 6: Ch 1, *SC in 4 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join from the back to the front in 1st st with col B. Turn

Round 7: Ch 1, SC in 1st st and next 4 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 5 sts, 2DC in next. *SC in 5 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 5 sts 2DC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2.

Round 8: Ch 1, SC in 1st st and next 5 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 6 sts, 2DC in next. *SC in 6 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 6 sts, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2 with col C. Ch 1, turn

Round 9: Ch 1, *SC in 7 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join from the back to the front in 1st st with col A. Turn

Round 10: Ch 2, DC in next 7 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 8 sts, 2SC in next. *DC in 8 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 8 sts 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2.

Round 11: Ch 2, DC in next 8 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 9 sts, 2SC in next. *DC in 9 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 9 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2 with col C. Ch 1, turn

Round 12: Ch 1, *SC in 10 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join from the back to the front in 1st st with col B. Turn

Round 13: Ch 1, SC in 1st st and next 10 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 11 sts, 2DC in next. *SC in 11 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 11 sts 2DC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2.

Round 14: Ch 1, SC in 1st st and next 11 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 12 sts, 2DC in next. *SC in 12 sts, 2SC in next, DC in 12 sts, 2DC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2 with col C. Ch 1, turn

Round 15: Ch 1, *SC in 13 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join from the back to the front in 1st st with col A. Turn

Round 16: Ch 2, DC in next 13 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 14 sts, 2SC in next. *DC in 14 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 14 sts 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2.

Round 17: Ch 2, DC in next 14 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 15 sts, 2SC in next. *DC in 15 sts, 2DC in next, SC in 15 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2 with col B.

Round 18: this part is written out for each corner

  • Ch 2, 2SC in same top of ch 2, (ch 1, skip 3 sts 3SC in next st) 3 times, ch 1 skip 3 sts, [SC,SC,DC] in next,ch 1, skp 3 sts, [TC,TC,DTC] in next, ch 1, skp 3 sts, [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 3
  • skp 3 sts [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 1, [DTC,TC,TC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [DC,SC,SC] in next, (ch 1 skp 3sts, 3SC in next st) 2 times, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [SC,SC,DC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [TC,TC,DTC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 3
  • skp 3 sts [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 1, [DTC,TC,TC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [DC,SC,SC] in next, (ch 1 skp 3sts, 3SC in next st) 3 times, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [SC,SC,DC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [TC,TC,DTC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 3
  • skp 3 sts [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 1, [DTC,TC,TC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [DC,SC,SC] in next, (ch 1 skp 3sts, 3SC in next st) 2 times, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [SC,SC,DC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [TC,TC,DTC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts, [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 3
  • skp 3 sts [TTC,TTC,QTC] in next, ch 1, [DTC,TC,TC] in next, ch 1 skp 3 sts. Join to top of ch 2.

Round 19: this part is also written out for each corner- working into the spaces

  • slip st in next 2 sts, slip st in ch 1 space, Ch 2, 2DC in space, (ch 1, 3DC in space) 3 times, ch 1, [DC,DC,TC] in next, ch 1[TC,TC,DTC] in next, ch 1, [DTC,DTC,TTC] in next, ch 3
  • *[TTC,DTC,DTC] in same space, ch 1 [DTC,TC,TC] in next, ch 1 [TC,DC,DC] in next, (ch 1 3dc in space) 3 times, ch 1 [DC,DC,TC] in next, ch 1[TC,TC,DTC] in next, ch 1, [DTC,DTC,TTC] in next, ch 3
  • Repeat from *2 more times
  • [TTC,DTC,DTC] in same space, ch 1 [DTC,TC,TC] in next, ch 1 [TC,DC,DC] in next, ch 1. Join to top of ch 2. Snip yarn, weave in tails

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