If you would like to use the Triad stitch for your own project, you can find the stitch guide on how to use it for any length of foundation chain here
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
- Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
For this square I used Rico Cotton Creative Aran which is a 100% cotton non mercerised yarn. I chose this yarn as I love the feel of cotton, and it has a good selection of colours to choose from. This yarn does tend to split a little bit especially if you frog it a couple of times, so if this type of yarn is something you struggle to crochet with, I would choose a different brand.
I used the shade Gentain (87) of Rico Cotton Aran yarn, which is 1 of the 4 different colours I used to create my own 50 stitches blanket. I also used a 3.5mm hook – I recommend using Clover Amour hooks. A cost effective hook that is comfortable in your hands thanks to their ergonomic design, so doesn’t make your hands tired when crocheting for long periods of time.
For this square you will need a 3.5 mm hook
Start by making a foundation chain of 31
Row 1. In 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as the first stitch of the row). Make a sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make a dc turning chain in the first stitch. In the same stitch as the turning chain, yarn over and pull up a loop. In the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. In the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. This will give you 7 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through 6 loops. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops. This is your first triad stitch.
*In the same stitch that you finished the last triad stitch yarn over and pull up a loop, in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. In the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 6 of the loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops. Chain 1*
Repeat between *and* dc in the last stitch.
Row 3. Turn and chain 1. Make a sc in the first stitch and then make a sc in every stitch across – 30 stitches
Rows 4 – 15. Repeat rows 2 and 3 finishing your square on a repeat of row 3.
Now you need to add the single crochet border to your week 13 Thistle square before we join this one to last weeks square with the Interlocking border. We’re going to be making a round of single crochet around our square. I’ve chosen to do this in a contrasting colour for each of my squares, but you can use a complimenting or same colour as your square if you want. I chose to use Gentain (87) in Rico Cotton Creative Aran yarn for my border colour, the same colour that I also used for the Interlocking border.
Use a 4mm hook for the border stitches.
On the top and bottom edges, make a sc in each stitch. Down the sides make 2sc in the side of row 1, then 1 sc in the side of every sc row, and 3 sc in the side of every triad row.
You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)
You have now finished your Week 25 square of the 50 Stitches Crochet Along and can now cut off and weave in your ends before joining this piece to your previous pieces.
You can now add the interlocking border to join this weeks square to last weeks. You can see how to do this here both as a written guide and with a video to help you too.
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch where you can show us your completed squares too and join the chat and meet your fellow hookers.