Keep this patchwork pattern neat. While you work the squares, keep the color that is not in use along the line of stitches you are working and encase it in the current stitches. This avoids ugly loops appearing in your work and ensures the completed project is completely reversible.

Materials and Supplies

Two colors of any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

ch = chain
cont = continue
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
yo = yarn over

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 5 sts + 1

Note: When changing colors always yo with new color and draw through last two loops of last stitch worked in current color.

Row 1: Using color A, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, insert hook into next ch, yo and draw through a loop, yo with color B and draw through both loops on hook, using color B, work 1 sc into each of next 5 ch, using color A work 1 sc into each of next 5 ch, cont in this way working 5 sts alternately in A and B to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Using same color as last 5 sc of previous row and working over color not in use, ch 1, sc in each of next 5 sc, change color, sc into each of next 5 sc, cont in this way to end of row. Turn.
Rows 3 through 5: Work as 2nd row.
Rows 6 through 10: Work as 2nd row except start with a square of color B followed by a square of color A.

Continue working as above alternating 5 rows starting with color A and 5 rows starting with color B.

Printable Instructions

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