Crochet Motif: Ghost Gum Square

Ghost Gum Square



Each of the VVCAL 2018 Squares were dedicated to a tree by one of the members of my CypressTextiles Tree Huggers Facebook group.

The Ghost Gum Square was named by Tina Mac. Thank you.

(Ravelry Link)

Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g)
  • Color: If using the Warm Neutrals palette, make 5 square each of 9 colors, and 6 squares each of 3 colors, leaving the cream out for joining and border.
  • Hook: US Size 4.5mm
  • Size: 6 inches

Key Stitch Descriptions

  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc double crochet
  • lp loop
  • MR make ring: slip knot, ch3, ss in third ch from hook
  • sc single crochet
  • sp space (chain space)
  • ss slip stitch
  • st stitch
  • yoh yarn over hook

Video Instruction

This video tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Make the beg dc and join rounds neatly
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction


Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, (sc, ch1) 8 times, ss in first sc. [8 sc, 8 sp]

Rnd 2 * (Sc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, sc) in next sp, ch1, sk1, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [12 dc, 8 sc, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 Release lp, insert hook back to front through joining st, grab lp and pull to back of work, * ch3 (keeping chs behind the “petal”), sc in skipped ch-1 sp from Rnd 1, working around the ch-1 from Rnd 2 also, rep from * 3 times, do not join round. [4 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg dc in sp, (6dc in same sp, ch1, sc in sc st, ch1, dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [28 dc, 4 sc, 8 sp]

Rnd 5 * Sc in next dc, (ch2, sk1, sc) 2 times, ch2, dc in sc st, ch2, rep from * 3 times, ss in first st. [4 dc, 12 sc, 16 sp]

Rnd 6 Beg dc in sp (counts as 1 hdc here), (2hdc in same sp, ch1, hdc in next sp) 16 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [48 hdc, 16 sp]

Rnd 7 Ss in 2 hdc, (sc in sp, ch3) 16 times, ss in first st. [16 sc, 16 sp]

Rnd 8 * 3sc in next sp, (dc, ch1, dc) in next sp, (dc, ch1, dc, ch3, dc, ch1, dc) in next sc st to make corner, (dc, ch1, dc) in next sp, 3sc in next sp, sc in sc, ss in first st. [32 dc, 28 sc, 20 sp]

Rnd 9 (Sc in all sts/sps to next corner, 3sc in corner sp) 4 times, ss in all sts/sps to beginning, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]