Crochet Motif: Mangrove Square

Mangrove 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 Mangrove Square was named by Henny Fiserova. Thank you, Henny.


(Ravelry Link)

Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g); Color 2510
  • 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
  • 4dccl 4dc cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 4 times, yoh, draw yarn through 5 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg 2dccl beginning 2dc cluster: (beg dc, dc) in st/sp – dc counts as top of st when joining round 
  • beg 4dccl beginning 4dc cluster: beg dc, (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through 4 lps
  • 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, 12dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in next st, (3dc in same st, ch3, sk2, dc in next st) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [16 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 3 Beg 4dccl in next st, (ch3, 4dccl in next st, ch3, sc in sp, ch3, sk1, 4dccl) 4 times omitting final 4dccl, ss in beg 4dccl. [8 4dccl, 4 sc, 12 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg 2dccl in sp, * (ch2, 2dccl) 5 times in same sp, sc in next sp, ch3, sc in next sp, 2dccl in next sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final 2dccl, ss in beg 2dccl. [24 2dccl, 8 sc, 24 sp]

Rnd 5 * (Sc in next sp, ch2) 3 times, sc in same st as previous, (ch2, sc in next sp) 2 times, ch2, 3dc in next sp, ch2, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [12 dc, 24 sc, 28 sp]

Rnd 6 (2sc in next 2 sps, 5sc in next sp, 2sc in next 3 sps, sc in next 3 dc, 2sc in next sp) 4 times, ss in first sc. [80 sc]

Rnd 7 (Sc in all sts to corner, 3sc in corner) 4 times, sc in all sts to first sc, ss in first st, cut yarn. [88 sc]


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