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Jacob's Square Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Jacob’s Square
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This 6” crochet square utilizes the Jacob’s Ladder stitch to add texture and interest to the design. Make a bunch of these squares to create a lovely blanket of any size. The design itself is very gender neutral, making it perfect for baby blankets! The pattern includes many process photos to help you along!

Ravelry Link

Size:
6” square when made in the gauge listed.

Yarn:
RED HEART® Soft ~ about 22 g

Hook:
US 8/H/5.00mm

Gauge:
16 sts and 8 rows in a 4” square in double crochet

Other Supplies:
Yarn needle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip st
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet

Getting Started:
Check out this tutorial to help with the Jacob’s Ladder technique.
For this project, I used a pull~through method for changing colors. I finished each round as written, when I started the next round (if I was changing colors), I pulled a loop of the second color through the first, I then pulled the first color very tight, hiding the last loop of the first color, and essentially replacing it with the loop of the second color.

Pull-Through-Color-Change

Pattern:
Round 1: Ch 3, sl st to the first ch made to form a ring, ch 12 (counts as first dc and ch 9) dc in ring, ch 7 (dc, ch 9, dc, ch 7) 3 times in ring, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 12.

Jacob's-Square-Round-1

Round 2: Ch 12 (counts as first dc and ch 9) 2 dc in next dc, ch 7 (2 dc in next dc, ch 9, 2 dc in next dc, ch 7) 3 times, dc in same st as the join of the last round, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 12.

Jacob's-Square-Round-2

Round 3: Ch 12 (counts as first dc and ch 9) 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 7 (dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 9, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 7) 3 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in same st as the join of the last round, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 12.

Jacob's-Square-Round-3

Round 4: Ch 12 (counts as first dc and ch 9) 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 7 (dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 9, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 7) 3 times, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in same st as the join of the last round, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 12. Pull up the loop on the hook to make it longer, and remove hook.

Jacob's-Square-Round-4

Loop Ladder: Twist a ch space from round 1, ½ turn, pull the ch sp above it in round 2 through the loop, pull the ch sp above it in round 3 through the loop, pull the ch sp above it in round 4 through the loop. Repeat for remaining 7 ladders.

Jacob's-Square-Loop-Ladder

Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as firs dc) (2 sl st in next ch loop, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, sl st in next ch loop, dc in each of next 5 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 3 times, 2 sl st in next ch loop, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, sl st in next ch loop, dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in same st as the join of the last round, sl st to top of beginning ch 3

Jacob's-Square-Round-5

Round 6: Sl st in corner sp, ch 3, sc in corner sp, (sc in each of next 17 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp) 3 times, sc in each of next 17 st, sc in corner sp, sl st to first ch-3 sp made.

Jacob's-Square-Round-6

Round 7: Sl st in corner sp, ch 3, sc in corner sp, (sc in each of next 19 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp) 3 times, sc in each of next 19 st, sc in corner sp, sl st to first ch-3 sp made. (21 sc on each side, ch-2 on each corner)

Jacob's-Square-Round-7

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19 Comments

19 Comments on Jacob’s Square ~ 6″ afghan square

  1. JANET
    January 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

    HOW THE HELLO DOES ONE PRINT OUT THE PATTERN?

    Reply
    • Jessie
      January 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm (2 years ago)

      click the link at the bottom that says for a printer friendly pattern, click here

      Reply
  2. Tyrena
    January 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm (2 years ago)

    We’re are people placing their pic.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      January 19, 2015 at 11:57 pm (2 years ago)

      For the CAL? Look in the CAL post for the details. You can also make a Ravelry project page and post photos there.

      Reply
  3. Diane G.
    February 22, 2016 at 10:19 am (1 year ago)

    Hey Jessie – you are a great and prolific designer! I love that you have both knit and crochet patterns, and appreciate that you even offer some freebies! One suggestion/request: I also appreciate that you desire to help people conserve that expensive printer ink by making the patterns picture free, but wonder if you could consider another option/platform (if you haven’t already). On Moogly’s crochet blog she has a printer friendly download application that allows people to delete any individual or all pictures in the download! I know you can’t please everyone, and we will still love you even if you cannot offer that option of pictures included in downloads, but just wanted to ask if you could consider changing to something like that. God Bless!

    Reply
    • Jessie
      February 22, 2016 at 10:56 am (1 year ago)

      I have been (slowly) editing my PDFs so the pictures are on the last page and making them available on Craftsy and Etsy for $2, as I do not get paid from my advertisers if people work off a print out instead of my site, and as it takes times to make the nicely formated PDFs. However, there are options for printing out the pattern yourself, I think Moogly even explains how at the start of her CALs.

      Reply

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