This pattern is a square with triangle shaped openwork areas. If you came here looking for crocheted triangle shapes, I have free patterns on this site for that.

Links to My Free Patterns on This Site For Triangle Shapes:
Basic Triangle – Pyramid type of shape.
Tall Skinny Triangle Shape – Pine Tree, Christmas Tree type of shape.
Little Arches Triangle Learning Pattern – How to decrease in sc and more.

A line of open triangle shapes are formed with double crochet v-stitches in this afghan square design. This is a larger version of a v-stitch triangles square that I designed a few years ago.

Designed by Sandi Marshall

Materials Used In The Example: About 2 oz. worsted weight yarn, US size H hook

When made with a regular worsted weight, such as Red Heart Super Saver, the square is about 11 1/2 inches, with no outside round. Adding an outside round will make it about 12 inches square.

If made with Caron Simply Soft worsted weight, which tends to be a bit lighter, the square is about 11 inches wide, with no outside round. If you want an even smaller square, you could use a sport weight yarn with a US size F or G crochet hook.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, v-st = v-stitch

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time.

Pattern Directions
Designed by Sandi Marshall

See terms of use below the pattern directions. Please keep the copyright statement with the pattern directions when you print out or save the pattern in any form.

Pattern Note: In this pattern, when you are working into a double crochet that is part of a v-stitch, I will often point out that it is part of the v-stitch but I don’t tell you this every single time. For instance, on rows where you will be making double crochet stitches directly above a v-stitch (to turn that open area back into a solid area), I may tell you to dc in the next 4 dc … and the first 3 dc are regular plain ol’ dc stitches but the 4th dc is the first dc of the next v-stitch. Just pointing this out to avoid any possible confusion on those parts of the instructions.

The following photo can help you see how the openwork areas of the pattern look, showing you a close look at the crochet stitches. In the center of the photo, notice where the double crochet stitches are done that make a v-stitch back into a solid area on the row above the v-stitch. To the left of that on the photo, you can see the look of a v-stitch made into the center of the v-stitch below it.

Starting Chain: chain 39.
Row 1: sc in one loop only of ea ch (the remaining loops will be used when adding the outside round to the finished rows). sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (38 sc)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 sc, skip next sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next sc for a v-stitch, skip next sc, dc in ea of next 24 sc, skip next sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next sc for a v-stitch, skip next sc, dc in ea of last 4 sc.

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc to make a v-stitch, (skip next 2 dc, make a v-stitch in next dc) 5 times, then skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top chain of the chain-3 (that counted as a dc) at the end of the row.

Row 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), make a v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 4 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp in center of v-stitch, dc in next dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), * skip ea of next 2 dc, v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of next v-stitch)**, repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, then skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in next dc (of next v-stitch), dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 4 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top chain of the chain-3 (that counted as a dc) at the end of the row.

Row 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), make a v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 7 dc, dc in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), dc in next dc, * skip next dc, v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of same v-stitch **, repeat the directions between * and ** once more, then dc in next dc (of next v-stitch), dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 7 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top chain of the chain-3 (that counted as a dc) at the end of the row.

Row 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), make a v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 10 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 10 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top chain of the chain-3 (that counted as a dc) at the end of the row.

Row 7: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), make a v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 24 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top chain of the chain-3 (that counted as a dc) at the end of the row.

Row 8: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), make a v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc for v-stitch, (skip next 2 dc, v-stitch in next dc) 5 times, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, skip next dc (of next v-stitch), v-stitch in ch-1 sp (in center of v-stitch), skip next dc of v-stitch just worked into, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top chain of the chain-3 (that counted as a dc) at the end of the row.


Rows 9 – 13: Repeat rows 4 – 8, in order.

Rows 14 – 18: Repeat rows 4 – 8, in order.

Rows 19 – 21: Repeat rows 4 – 6, in order.

Row 22: ch 1, sc in ea dc across.

Outside Round: (optional) ch 1, then working down the side of the square, sc in the end of the first sc row, work 2 sc around the post of ea dc at end of ea row, sc in the end of the last sc row on that side, ch 2 for corner, sc in the remaining loop of ea starting chain along the bottom edge, ch 2 for corner, then working along the next side: sc in the end of the first sc row, work 2 sc around the post of ea dc at end of ea row, sc in the end of the last sc row on that side, ch 2 for corner, sc in ea sc across the top row of the square, ch 2 for corner, sl st in the first sc of this round. End off. Weave in ends.

Copyright: Pattern created by Sandi Marshall; a smaller afghan square version with the v-stitch triangles part of this design created by Sandi in 2006, copyright 2006 by Sandi Marshall and the larger and revised version on this page copyright 2009 by Sandi Marshall.

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