Crochet Motif: Madrone Square

Madrone 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 Madrone Square was named by Ruth Andrews and Andrea Holme. Thank you both.



(Ravelry Link)

Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun Denim (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g); Color 2612
  • 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
  • pcorn popcorn: 4dc in st/sp indicated, release lp, insert hook front to back in first dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work
  • 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 2dccl, (ch2, 2dccl) 7 times, ch2, ss in beg 2dccl. [8 2dccl, 8 sp]

Rnd 2 Ss in first ch, beg dc, (ch2, 2dc in same sp, ch1, pcorn in next sp, ch1, 2dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [4 pcorn, 16 dc, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 Beg dc in sp, (5dc in same sp, ch1, sc in pcorn, ch1, dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 4 sc, 8 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg 2dccl in next st, * ch2, 2dccl, ch3, (2dccl in next dc, ch2) 4 times, 2dccl in next dc, rep from * 3 times omitting final 2dccl, ss in beg 2dccl. [24 2dccl, 24 sp]

Rnd 5 (2sc in next sp, 5sc in next sp, 2sc in next 2 sps, 3sc in next sp, 2sc in next sp) 4 times, ss in first sc. [64 sc]

Rnd 6 Ss in next st, beg dc in next st, * ch1, sk1, (dc, ch3, dc) in next st, (ch1, sk1, dc) 7 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [36 dc, 36 sp]

Rnd 7 (Sc in all sts/sps to corner, 5sc in corner sp) 4 times, sc in all sts/sps to beg, ss in first sc. [88 sc]


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