Rainy Day Square

Here in the Pacific northwest, we get a lot of rain, so when I think of Fall, instead of thinking of pumpkins and crisp fall air, I often think of rain. I designed this square as a tribute to Fall in the PNW. The little V’s are like raindrops falling down the square or dripping down a windowpane. I actually love the sound of rain and to watch it fall – it’s one of my very favorite things. I hope you enjoy this square and have fun PNW style!

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Free Crochet Pattern 8" Crochet Square

This pattern was designed as part of the Cozy Fall Charity Make-along hosted by Noors Knitts and Knitting with Chopsticks. Be sure to check out their page for lots of free goodies – they’ve got three free squares per day for the duration of the event – one crochet, one Tunisian crochet, and one knit! You can get all the details on the main event pages:


  • Any worsted weight yarn. I used Comfy Cotton Worsted in Hawk (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic, 50g/109y)
  • Size H crochet hook – I love these Odyssey hooks from Furls Crochet!
  • Yarn/Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch chain
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • fsc foundation single crochet
  • sc single crochet
  • spk spike stitch single crochet

Special Stitches

Spike st sc: Enter your hook in the next st 1 row below, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 to finish as for a normal sc. You can see a sample of spike st with this video: https://youtu.be/co64pjyJnGg

If you do not want to do foundation stitches to begin, you can start with a regular chain and row of single crochet. If you’d like to give foundation stitches a try, they can really make a difference in the finished look of a project! Here’s a video demonstrating the technique:

Pattern Notes

This pattern is very easy to modify for size. You can add or remove stitches in any multiple of 2 st (should have an odd number of stitches total), and you can add or remove any number of rows for length, just make sure you finish with a row of solid sc.

ch1’s at the beginning of the row do not count as sts.

How to Make The Rainy Day Square

Rainy Day Square Front View
Front View
  1. fsc 27
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (27)
  3. ch1, turn, (sc, spk) to last st, sc in last st (27)
  4. ch1, turn, sc across (27)
  5. ch1, turn, sc, (sc, spk) to last 2 sts, sc 2 (27)
  6. ch1, turn, sc across (27)
  7. repeat rows 3-6 8 times more, or until you’ve reached 8”, finish off, weave in ends.
Rainy Day Square Back View
Back View

If you like this pattern, you may also like the Seaside Fingerless Gloves and Hat – they also use spike stitch!

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2 thoughts on “Rainy Day Square”

  1. Therese Haworth

    Wah-hahhahaha-!1)Love PNW- I’m a sistah from The “other” side! Newport/Oldtown- one side of the street is Newport, WA- the other is Oldtown, Idaho! LOVE this quirky lil community! It’s been my home for over 20 years now! Going to get our first hard frost tonight! Gotta go get my basil and bring it in! NTW – loved your tutorial! Made me !

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