My favorite crochet holiday is here! It’s time to celebrate Granny Square Day 2020 with Simply Crochet Magazine and a new pattern – the Bloomfield Square.
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My deep love for granny squares goes all the way back to when I first learned to crochet. As the story goes, my mother put a granny square in my hand and told me to “keep going”. That square turned into a blanket and my love for crochet started to blossom.
Now, over 20 years after I first held a hook, I’m one of five crochet ambassadors for Granny Square Day 2020. I’m joining several of my peers to bring you new patterns, tutorials, and content to celebrate this special day. Each of us is sharing a brand new square design today!
Want to meet the other ambassadors? Check out their Instagram account here:
- Sandra of Nomad Stitches
- Ola of The Rookie Hooker
- Jessica of The Hook Nook
- Natalie of Sewing Seeds of Love
The Bloomfield Square
The new Bloomfield Square pattern brings together my love of Tunisian crochet and traditional crochet. The center circle is made from Tunisian crochet short row wedges that are built upon one another. After the circle is complete, a two-part border turns the circle into a square.
This square is incredibly easy to make, even if you’ve never tried Tunisian crochet before. And the possibilities for your finished square are endless. Make individual squares for coasters or wall art. If you’re feeling ambitious, seam several squares together to make a scarf, blanket, or even a top.
Choosing Your Yarn
The beauty of the Bloomfield Square is that it takes so little yarn and it looks great in anything. I made my square with category #4 worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook. I also tried this square with bulky weight yarn and a 6.5mm hook. Both worked great.
Play around with hooks sizes once you pick your yarn – the rule of thumb is to choose a hook about 0.5mm smaller than the ball band calls for.
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Bloomfield Square Details
- Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors, A and B (sample made with WeCrochet Swish Worsted
- 5mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking board (like these ones)
- Electric steamer or steam iron (this one is my favorite)
- Ch = chain
- Dc = double crochet
- Dtr = double treble crochet
- Sc = single crochet
- Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
- Sl st = slip stitch
- St = stitch
- Tr = treble crochet
- Tss = Tunisian simple stitch
- Yo = yarn over
Bloomfield Square Pattern
More of a visual learner? Use this tutorial video to make your Bloomfield Square from start to finish.
With color A, ch 10.
Row 1: Pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, yo, pull through both loops on hook.
Row 2: Tss next st, pull up a loop in the back bump of the next ch, ch 1, (yo, pull through 2 loops) until one loop remains on hook.
Row 3: Tss next 2 sts, pull up a loop in the back bump of the next ch, ch 1, (yo, pull through 2 loops) until 1 loops remains on hook.
Continue in this way for all 10 of the original chains. When 2 loops remain on the hook when working loops off the last row, yarn over with color B and pull through the final 2 loops to change color. Fasten off A.
With B, repeat the previous instructions, working in the Tss stitches from the previous wedge. For the last row of this wedge, work the last stitch into the final chain from the previous wedge. This will ensure a close center with no holes. Change color to A and fasten off B.
Repeat these instructions until you have 6 wedges total, with three wedges in color A and three in color B. Be sure to work the last stitch of the last row in the same chain stitch as the other wedges. Slip stitch bind off loosely when the last wedge is complete. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Use the remaining tail to mattress seam the last wedge to the first wedge. Weave in all ends. The final circle will have 54 stitches around the edge.
Round 1: With either color, place a slipknot on the hook, pull up a loop in any stitch along the circle’s edge (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops on hook, sc in each stitch around the edge, working a sc2tog in two places around the circle. This will take the stitch count from 54 to 52 stitches. Join with a sl st in the first sc of the round.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the join, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 2, (dtr 1, ch 2, dtr 1) in the next st, tr 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 2, [sc 2, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 2, (dtr 1, ch 2, dtr 1) in the next st, tr 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 2] three times, sl st to join in the first sc of the round.
Fasten off and weave in all remaining ends. Steam block square to finished measurements.
And just like that, your Bloomfield Square is complete. Special thanks to my friends at Simply Crochet Mag for inviting me to be an ambassador for Granny Square Day 2020. Simply Crochet Mag is offering an amazing deal to celebrate. Subscribe today to and get their exclusive 100 Granny Squares pattern booklet for FREE! Click here for details.
Please take a moment to PIN this pattern to Pinterest so you can share it with friends. I’d love to see your projects on social media – share them on Instagram using the hashtags #TLYCMakers and #GrannySquareDay2020, then head over to the TLYC Makers Facebook group and share it there too!
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Wow! Just Wow!!
The Granny Square definitely celebrates the day in the most beautiful way. I just want to say that you are so talented in coming up with ways to modernize the most traditional of stitches.
Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
Toni L. says
You are so kind! Your comment really warms my heart and motivated me to keep stitching. I hope the new patters I’m planning will wow you too 🙂
Hi there, I am enjoying browsing your pattern. I have found several I would like to make. Is there any way to print the instructions for the Bloomfield square. I have to use mobile data where I live and my connection is not always stable. So trying to work a pattern on-line becomes difficult. Thank you
Toni L. says
Hi! You’re more than welcome to copy and paste the pattern to a Word doc and print it. But I do not have a printable version of that pattern at the moment.