November Interlocking Crochet Square

The penultimate square in the Interlocking Tiles set – the November Interlocking Crochet Square, like its predecessors, is completely free on the blog, including charts and video tutorial! I just love the look of this square, and it’s symmetric so not one of the more complicated designs in the set. Read on for the free pattern! You can also see all the square in the interlocking tiles set, plus get video tutorials for joining the squares and making a cool brick-like border from the main Interlocking Tiles Blanket page here!

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Free Crochet Blanket Square - Purple and Gray geometric interlocking crochet afghan square pattern

You can get the free pattern below, or you can purchase a printable PDF copy of this pattern from Ravelry or Etsy using the links below!

Supplies

You can use any weight yarn and appropriate hook for these squares, though it will affect the finished size. For reference, my two samples were made in a Worsted or an Aran weight, both with an H hook, and the Aran ended up almost a full inch larger than the worsted. Here’s what I used:

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch chain
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • ss slip stitch
  • sc single crochet
  • dc double crochet
  • blsc back loop single crochet
  • fdc front double crochet
  • bdc back double crochet
  • fc front corner
  • bc back corner

Pattern Notes

This square uses interlocking crochet in the round. (This technique is also known as interwoven, intermeshing, or double filet crochet). In interlocking crochet, every dc has a ch1 between it and the next dc. Corner stitches will have a ch4 between dc’s. 

Except for the last row, each color only ever works into stitches of its own color. This effectively forms two meshes. The meshes are woven around each other as you work by changing whether you work stitches from the front of the work or the back of the work.

For an introduction to interlocking crochet, you can see this tutorial, though it is worked in rows rather than in the round.

There is also a complete video tutorial for this specific square (scroll down) in case you prefer video instruction. Each round in the instructions below also has a note telling what time in the video that round starts.

It is very important as you work to make sure that you are skipping the dc’s of the opposite color rows – 2dcs of the same color will always have a dc of the opposite color worked between them. 

I recommend that instead of making your turn ch at the start of the next row, you make it at the end of the previous row so that you can more easily place stitch markers and make sure your starting chains are in the correct location, either in the front or the back of the work (this is noted in the instructions).  Placing a stitch marker in the loop that would go on your hook when not in use will help to make sure you don’t accidentally unwind your work when not using that color.

Ch4’s at the start of a row count as either fdc or bdc (they count as the dc and the ch1)

There is a chart at the end of the PDF for you to use. There are two versions – one with letters written on to identify front or back stitches, with row markings in bold every other row, and one that is blank.

In my example, color A is blue, yellow, or purple (depending on the square shown) and color B is gray.

Special Stitches

Front Double Crochet (fdc): Working in front of the other color, double crochet into the dc on the same color row below, then ch1.

Back Double Crochet (bdc): Working behind the other color, double crochet into the dc on the same color row below, then ch1.

Front Corner (fc): Working in front of the other color, work (dc, ch4, dc, ch1) into the ch4 space of the same color row below.

Back Corner (bc): Working behind the other color, work (dc, ch4, dc, ch1) into the ch4 space of the same color row below.

November Square Video Tutorial

How to Make the November Interlocking Crochet Square

Purple and Gray Interlocking Crochet Blanket Square - Free Pattern

If you like to work with charts, you can download two different versions of this chart. The first version has f or b written on each stitch to designate which type of stitch you are doing, as well as having every other row marked in bold to help you keep your place. The second one is a blank chart.

Annotated Interlocking Crochet Chart for November Square
chart with notations
Plain Chart Image for November Square
Chart without notations

0/1A (set up rounds) [Video 0:00]

With color A, make a magic ring (or ch3 and join to form a ring). In the ring, ch7 (counts as first dc and ch4),  dc, (ch1, dc, ch4, dc) 3 times, ch1, join to the third st of starting ch. Ch4, place stitch marker. (8dc and four ch4 spaces for corners).

With color B, ch8, join to form a ring, then ch4.

Starting from the front of your work, Insert the B color ring between the two A color dc’s, just to the right of the working yarn of A color. Your ring will be in the back, with your working B color yarn in the front. You may want to pin the ring in place with stitch markers until you have finished half of row 1B.

front view
back view

Round 1B [Video 3:12]

[place working yarn of color A to the front] Working with color B, in ring, fc, (fdc, fc) three times, join to third st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker. (12dc)

Image shows first stitch of the first corner – notice how you work in front of the blue chain but still work into the gray ring.
November Square 1B
End of row 1B should look like this from the front

2A [Video 7:30]

[place color B in front] With A, front stitches around – fc, (fdc 2, fc) three times, fdc, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker. (16dc)

November Square 2A

2B [Video 10:11]

[A in front] With B – front stitches around – fdc, fc, (fdc 3, fc) three times, fdc, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker. (20dc)

November 2B

3A [Video 13:19]

[B in front] With A, fdc, bc, (fdc 4, bc) three times, fdc 2, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker. (24dc)

November 3A

3B [Video 16:37]

[A in front] With B, fdc, bdc, bc, (bdc, fdc 3, bdc, bc) 3 times, bdc, fdc, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker. (28dc)

November 3B

4A [Video 20:46]

[B in front] With A, bdc 2, fc, (bdc 2, fdc 2, bdc 2, fc) three times, bdc 2, fdc, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (32dc)

November 4B

4B [Video 24:47]

[A in front] With B, fdc 3, bc (fdc 7, bc) three times, fdc 3, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (36dc)

5A [Video 28:49]

[B in front] With A, bdc, fdc, bdc, fc, [(bdc, fdc) twice, (fdc, bdc) twice, fc] three times, (bdc, fdc) twice, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (40dc)

5B [Video 34:01]

[A in front] With B, front stitches around – fdc 4, fc, (fdc 9, fc) three times, fdc 4, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (44dc)

6A [Video 35:07]

[B in front] With A, fdc 2, bdc, fdc, fc, (fdc, bdc, fdc 6, bdc, fdc, fc) three times, fdc, bdc, fdc 3, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (48dc)

6B [Video 40:21]

[A in front] With B, fdc 5, bc, (fdc 11, bc) three times, fdc 5, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (52dc)

7A [Video 41:42]

[B in front] With A, bdc, fdc 3, bdc, bc, (bdc, fdc 3, bdc, fdc 2, bdc, fdc 3, bdc, bc) three times, bdc, fdc 3, bdc, fdc, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (56dc)

7B [Video 47:24]

[A in front] With B, fdc 4, bdc 2, bc, (bdc 2, fdc 9, bdc 2, bc) three times, bdc 2, fdc 4, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (60dc)

8A [Video 53:18]

[B in front] With A, fdc, bdc, fdc, bdc 3, fc, (bdc 3, fdc, bdc, fdc 4, bdc, fdc, bdc 3, fc) three times, bdc 3, fdc, bdc, fdc 2, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch4, place a stitch marker (64dc)

8B [Video 59:46]

[A in front] With B, fdc 2, bdc 3, fdc 2, bc, (fdc 2, bdc 3, fdc 5, bdc 3, fdc 2, bc) three times, fdc 2, bdc 3, fdc 2, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Ch3, place a stitch marker (68dc)

9A [Video 1:06:48]

[B in front] With A, bdc, fdc 2, bdc 4, fc, [bdc 4, fdc 2, (bdc, fdc 2) twice, bdc 4, fc] three times, bdc 4, fdc 2, bdc, fdc, join to 3rd st of starting ch. Tie off A color. (72dc)

9B [Video 1:14:06]

This row is the last row of the square (hooray!). At the end of row 8B you should have done a ch3 instead of a ch4. For this row, instead of making a chain between each double crochet, you are going to work blsc into the opposite color dc. So for this row, all dc’s are worked into the B color dc below, and all blsc’s are worked into the A color dc below. This connects the two colors and makes a smooth edge! 

Remember: For this row only, do not do a chain after the dc for fdc and bdc stitches, since you will be doing blsc in between the dc’s.

Back corner for final row: bdc over B color ch, blsc in 2nd ch of A color ch, bdc over B color ch, blsc in 4th ch of A color ch, bdc over B color ch

Here’s row 9B: blsc, (fdc, blsc) twice, bdc, blsc, fdc, blsc, (bdc, blsc) three times, fdc, blsc, work back corner for final row, [blsc, fdc, blsc (bdc, blsc) three times, fdc, blsc, bdc, blsc, (fdc, blsc) five times, bdc, blsc, fdc, blsc, (bdc, blsc) three times, fdc, blsc, work back corner for final row] three times, blsc, fdc, blsc (bdc, blsc) three times, fdc, blsc, bdc, blsc, (fdc, blsc) twice, join to top of starting ch, finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations, you’re done with your November interlocking crochet square! I’d love to see your creations! (tag me @kickin_crochet on instagram!)

Two interlocking crochet blanket squares - free patterns

If you liked this interlocking crochet square pattern, you may also like the Cobblestone Scarf Pattern or the Zigzag Cowl. Or head over to the January Square and start with the first one in the set. Stay tuned for the last square next month – subscribe to the email list below to get notified when it is released!

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1 thought on “November Interlocking Crochet Square”

  1. Nancy McKain

    I’m working the square now & I think on 7B should be A in Front not Back. You show in the video that A is to the front as well.

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