Crochet Motif: Rowan Tree Square

Rowan Tree 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 Rowan Tree Square was named by Donna MacLeod-Kent, Laura Piper, Sharon Copsey, Riikka Fagerström. Thank you all.

(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

  • dc4tog (yoh, insert hook in next st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 4 times, yoh, draw yarn through 5 lps
  • beg beginning
  • beg dc4tog beg dc, (yoh, insert hook in next 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
  • pcorn popcorn: 4dc in same st, release lp, insert hook front to back in first dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work to close popcorn
  • 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
  • Join the round in a cluster st neatly
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, 15dc, ss in beg dc. [16 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in next st, (ch1, dc) 15 times, ch1, ss in beg dc. [16 dc, 16 sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, beg dc in next st, (3dc in same st, ch1, pcorn in next st, ch1, dc in next st) 16 times omitting final st, do not join round. [8 pcorn, 32 dc, 16 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg dc4tog over first 4 sts of previous Rnd, * ch3, sc2tog over next 2 sps as follows: (insert hook in next sp, yoh, pull up lp) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 3 lps, ch3, dc4tog over next 4 dc, rep from * 3 times omitting final dc4tog, ss in beg dc4tog. [8 dc4tog, 8 sc2tog, 16 sp]

Rnd 5 Ss in first ch, (sc, ch3) in 16 sps around, ss in first sc. [16 sc, 16 sp]

Rnd 6 Beg dc in sp, * 3dc in same sp, 3sc in next sp, 4dc in next sp, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in corner sp, dc in next sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [24 tr, 32 dc, 12 sc, 4 sp]

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