Holly Jolly Lights Square – Free Pattern!

Winter is finally here! While I am not fond of the cold weather, I love this time of the year because it brings with it Diwali and Christmas that are both festivals that I love to celebrate 🙂

I look forward to all the decorations and lights that our neighbors put up and this year is extra special because my son is old enough to enjoy them as well. This is the first year that he helped us put up our lights and had the best time doing it! When Claire asked me to design a square for the Winter Wonder Squares CAL, I knew right away what I would be making 🙂

Winter Wonder Squares Crochet – A – Long

Every day leading up to Christmas, a featured designer will share a winter themed square. On that day, the designer will offer their PDF as a free download that you can get from Ravelry or their blog. You can find all the details here.

There is a really cool giveaway too! You can find all about it on Claire’s Instagram account.

Pattern

This pattern is available for free on my blog. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter #winterwondersquares #hollyjollylightssquare

If you would like a PDF version of this pattern in one printable file (or just to support me), you can purchase a print-friendly ad-free version of this pattern from my Ravelry shop. Click on the link below to grab the PDF version of this design. Use the code HOLLYJOLLY to get the PDF for free until December 18th, 2019.

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What you will need 

  1. Yarn:
    • Worsted weight yarn for the base and lights (1.3 oz / 40 g / 65 m / 70 yards) – I used Lily Sugar’n Cream in 3 colors – Ecru for the base, Black Currant and Mod Green for the lights.
    • Fingering weight yarn for the string that connects the lights (a few yards) – I used Woolike by Loops and Threads in the color Black.
  2. Hook: 5.5 mm (I/9) crochet hook 
  3. Scissors
  4. Tapestry needle to weave in tails

Experience level

Intermediate

Dimensions

8” (20.5 cms) x 8” (20.5 cms)

Gauge

7 rows of 7 single crochet stitches is a 2” (5 cms) square.

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

Resources

Photo and video (left and right handed) tutorials for crochet stitches and techniques used in this pattern:

  1. How to make the Foundation Single Crochet Row
  2. How to Surface Crochet
  3. How to work a Front Post Double Crochet

How to make this square – Follow along tutorial (Right handed)

How to make this square – Follow along tutorial (Left handed)

Special Stitches

spst1 – Find the front loop of the stitch from two rows back that is right under the 2nd stitch from the hook – i.e. count two stitches forward, two rows down. Make a fpdc stitch in that front loop, sk st, sc-blo, fpdc in the same place as the earlier fpdc, sk st.

spst2 – fpdc2tog by making the two fpdcs in each of the two fpdcs from 2 rows before the current row, sk st

Instructions

STEP 1 – Make the base square

Notes:
1. The ch at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
2. Each row has 27 stitches.

Row 1: Create a Foundation Single Crochet row with 27 stitches, turn
Row 2: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 3: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 4: ch, 4 sc-blo, (spst1, 5 sc-blo) * 2 times, spst1, 4 sc-blo, turn
Row 5: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 6: ch, 5 sc-blo, (spst2, 7 sc -blo) * 2 times, spst2, 5 sc-blo, turn
Row 7: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 8: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 9: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 10: ch, 8 sc-blo, spst1, 5 sc-blo, spst1, 8 sc-blo, turn
Row 11: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 12: ch, 9 sc-blo, spst2, 7 sc-blo, spst2, 9 sc-blo, turn
Row 13: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 14: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Row 15: ch, 27 sc-blo, turn
Rows 16 – 27: Repeat Rows 4 – 15
Rows 28 – 31: Repeat Rows 4 – 7
Cut yarn and fasten off.

STEP 2 – Embroider the lights

Embroider the lights using the colors of your choice.

STEP 3 – Make the string that connects the lights

I used surface crochet to make the string that connects the lights.

NOTE: You can find how I made the square, embroidered the lights and made the string for connecting the lights in the ‘Follow along’ tutorial mentioned above.

STEP 4: Blocking

I recommend blocking your square after you have completed it.

Pattern

This pattern is available for free on my blog. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter #winterwondersquares #hollyjollylightssquare

If you would like a PDF version of this pattern in one printable file (or just to support me), you can purchase a print-friendly ad-free version of this pattern from my Ravelry shop. Click on the link below to grab the PDF version of this design. Use the code HOLLYJOLLY to get the PDF for free until December 18th, 2019.

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2 Replies to “Holly Jolly Lights Square – Free Pattern!”

  1. Thank you for the HOLLY JOLLY LIGHTS square and being part of Claire’s CAL from BEAR RYE WINTER WONDER SQUARES. This is a wonderful square to add with the others and well written and explained. Thank you again Amanda

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