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Crochet Popcorn on a Winter Night Square

The Crochet Popcorn on a Winter Night Square is not just a simple pattern; it's a work of art that captures the essence of the season. The popcorn stitches create little raised bumps that mimic the look of freshly popped corn, adding a playful touch to your crochet project. The square's intricate design and the choice of yarn colors can evoke the feeling of a winter wonderland, with shades of white, blue, and silver. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this square is sure to bring joy and satisfaction as you bring it to life.

Size: 12” Square using, Hook: H/5.0mm, 
Yarn: Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A: 1.1oz & B: 2oz, 
Additional Supplies: 1 stitch marker

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
Ch=Chain Lp(s)=Loop(s) Pc=Popcorn 4 or 5dc Pm=Place st marker Slst=Slip Stitch Sp=Spaces Fp=Front post St(s)=Stitch(es)
Sk=Skip Sc=Single Crochet Dc=Double Crochet Trc=Triple crochet
Blo=Back loop Flo=Front loop Dec=Decrease

Notes: Join: W/slst in beg st. Ch1 does not count as a st.

Rnd 1: W/A, ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook, join. (12dc)


Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st. [ (Dc, fpdc) in next st, 2dc in next st] Repeat around ending

w/(dc, fpdc) in last st, join. (24dc)


Rnd 3: Ch3, [Pc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, fpdc) in next st, dc in next st] Repeat around ending w/(dc,fpdc) in last st, join. (24dc, 6pc)


Rnd 4: Ch3, [2dc in next st, dc in 2sts, pc in next st, dc in next st] Repeat around ending w/pc in last st, join. (30dc, 6pc)


*Note: Fptrc sts will encase the popcorns, there are no skipped stitches. when doing the fpdc in the pc st, it will go around the top of the pc.

Rnd 5: Ch3, [Fptrc in post st of rnd 3 (below & before pc), dc in 4sts, Fptrc in post st of rnd 3 (below & after pc), (dc,fpdc) in pc st, dc in next st] Repeat around ending w/(dc, fpdc) in last pc st, join. (42dc, 12trc)


Rnd 6: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in 2sts. [Dc in next st, 3dc in between dc just worked and next dc, dc in next st, sc in 7sts] Repeat around ending w/sc in last 4sts, join. (30dc, 42sc)


Rnd 7: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in 3sts. [Dc in next st, 3dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in 9sts] Repeat around ending w/sc in 5sts, join in fl. (30dc, 54sc)


Rnd 8: Ch1, sc in same st, Working in flo, sc around, join in the back lp of first sc. (84sc)


*Note: Work in the blo of rnd 7

Rnd 9: Slst in next 2bls, ch1, sc in same lp. Sc in 4lps, pm, sc in 5lps. [sc dec 2x, sc in 10lps] Repeat around, ending w/sc dec 2x, (you might have issue seeing the last 2lps, just make do as best you can) join. (72sc) Fasten off color A.


Rnd 10: Join B in marked st, ch1, sc in same st, sc in 2sts. [Hdc in 2sts, dc in 3sts, hdc in 2sts, sc in next 5sts]Repeat around ending w/sc in last 2sts, join. (72sts total)


Rnd 11: Ch2, (counts as a st), hdc in 2sts, dc in next st, [(2dc, ch1, 2dc), corner made in next st. Dc in next st, hdc in 15sts, dc in next st] Repeat around ending w/hdc in last 12sts, join. (24dc, 60hdc)


Rnd 12: Ch3, (counts as a st), dc in 5sts. [(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in chsp. *Dc in 6sts, hdc in 9sts, dc in 6sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next chsp.* Dc in 21sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in chsp. Repeat *to* once, ending w/dc in last 15sts, join. (58dc, 18hdc)

Rnd 13: Ch3, dc in next st, pc in next st, dc in 5sts. [*(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sp, dc in 5sts, pc in next st, dc in 3sts, pc in next st, dc in 2sts, pc in next st, dc in 2sts, pc in next st* dc in 3sts, pc in next st, dc in 5sts]3x. Repeat *to* once, dc in last st, join. (96dc, 20pc)


*Note: Fp sts are done around the top of the pc

Rnd 14: Ch3, dc in next st, fpdc in pc, dc in 7sts. [(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sp, dc in each st across, working a fpdc in each pc] Repeat around, ending w/dc in last st, join. (132sts)

Rnd 15: Slst into next st, ch4, (Sk 1 st, dc, ch1)4x, sk 1 st, dc in next st. [*(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sp, dc in next st,* (Ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st)16x] 3x. Repeat *to* once, (ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st)11x, pull color B thru ch3 with joining. (84dc)


Rnd 16: Ch1, fpdc in same st, (Trc in skipped st of rnd 15, (working around ch1), fpdc in next dc)4x, trc in skipped st of rnd 15, dc in 3sts. [(2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in 3sts, (trc in skipped st of rnd 15, fpdc in next dc)15x, trc in skipped st of rnd 15, dc in 3sts]3x. (2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in 3sts, (trc in skipped st of rnd 15, fpdc in next dc)10x, trc in last skipped st of rnd 15, join. (164sts)


Mearsure your sq, depending on yarn/hook used, you may need to add a round of sc to your square. 
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