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Crochet Ring around a New Year Square

Celebrate the arrival of the new year with a unique and creative crochet project — a ring around a square design. This project combines the traditional art of crochet with a modern twist, creating a beautiful and eye-catching piece that is perfect for decorating your home or giving as a thoughtful gift. By crocheting a ring around a square, you can showcase your skills and create a one-of-a-kind piece that is sure to impress. You can experiment with different colors, textures, and stitch patterns to customize your design and make it truly unique. Whether you are an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this project is a fun and rewarding way to ring in the new year with style.

SIZE: 6” Square using, HOOK: H/5.0mm, YARN USED: Worsted Weight Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A & B

NOTES: Bold Print: Repeated in pattern. Sts=Stitches: Work into next st/chsp

Join: Join W/slst in beg st, (ch3, ch2, sc) unless otherwise stated. Unused lps: Some rounds use flo/blo, lps left over will be worked into.

Abbreviations & Stitches Used

Beg=Beginning Ch=Chain Slst=Slip Stitch Sc=Single Crochet Sp=Spaces Sk=Skip W/=With Dc=Double Crochet St(s)=Stitch(es) Lps=Loops Flo=Front loop only Blo=Back loop only Hdc=Half Dc

Rnd 1: W/A, ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of beg ch4. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch1, 2sc in same st and each st around, join in blo of 1st sc. (24sc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in blo. [Sc in flo of next st, sc in blo of next st] Repeat around, join in unused lp below & in front of 1st st. (24sc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, [dc in unused loop in back of your work, dc in the unused loop in front of your work] Repeat around, ending w/a dc in unused lp in back of work, join in blo of ch3. (24dc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, 2sc in same blo. [2sc in the flo of next st, 2sc in the blo of next st] Repeat around, join in unused lp below & in front of 1st. (48sc)

Rnd 6: Ch3, dc in same st. [2Dc in unused lp in the back of your work, 2dc in the unused lp in front of you work] Repeat around, join in bl of ch3. (48dc)

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3 (48sc)

Rnd 8: (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) beg corner made, in same st. [ (Dc in unused lp in back of your work, dc in unused lp in front of you work)5x (10dc). Dc in unused lp in back of you work, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made in unused lp in front of work]4x, minus last corner, join in top of ch3. (60dc)

Measure sq, determine if you need sc, hdc, or dc. I had to use dc as mine was 5”

Rnd 9: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner. [Dc in next 2sts, hdc in next 11sts, dc in next 2sts, corner in next sp]4x, minus last corner, join. (32dc, 44hdc) 

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