Crochet Motif: Jacaranda Square

Jacaranda 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 Jacaranda Square was named by Stephanie Ware, Sheena Proudluck, Carol Sherritt, Kelly Crownover, and Tina Scott. Thank you all.


(Ravelry Link)

Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn:Scheepjes Softfun Denim (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g); Color 511
  • Hook: US Size 4.5mm
  • Size: 6 inches

Key Stitch Descriptions

  • 2dccl 2dc cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg 2dccl beginning 2dc cluster: (beg dc, dc) in st/sp – dc counts as top of st when joining round
  • 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
  • skN skip N number of sts
  • 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
  • Make a cluster stitch
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, 11dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg 2dccl, (ch2, 2dccl) 11 times, ch2, ss in beg 2dccl. [12 2dccl, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 Beg 2dccl in sp, (ch2, 2dccl in same sp, ch2, 2dccl in next sp) 12 times omitting final 2dccl, ss in beg 2dccl. [24 2dccl, 24 sp]

Rnd 4 * 2sc in next sp, 3sc in next sp, 2sc in next sp, 2dc in next sp, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next sp, 2dc in next sp, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [16 tr, 16 dc, 28 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in next st, beg 2dccl in next st, * (ch1, sk1, 2dccl) 4 times, ch1, (2dccl, ch3, 2dccl) in sp, ch1, (2dccl, ch1, sk1) 2 times, 2dccl, rep from * 3 times omitting final 2dccl, ss in beg 2dccl. [40 2dccl, 40 sp]

Rnd 6 (Sc in next sp, 2sc in next 4 sps, 5sc in next sp, 2sc in next 4 sps) 4 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]


6 replies »

  1. I lived in Pretoria, RSA, for a year and just loved the Jacaranda trees. Pretoria is known as Jacaranda City, so I am doing mmHgthis square in a shade of purple, just like the Jacaranda trees…..Love it….xx

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