First pattern of 2024! Woohoo!
How exciting is it to start a new year of designs, looking at all your yarn and just considering all the possibilities. Or is it just me? Because i’m hopeful and excited about a new year of fun and art. And to kick off 2024 I decided to release a fun little pattern that’s great as a coaster or as a square in a larger project – the Cute Paw Print Square.
Did you know that for the first time since I was a kid, I am living with a dog? My mom has a tiny little pup and he runs this house. And since I’ve been here my mom has been asking for some designs for him. Alas, I just don’t know where to start, even if he’s already laid claim to all he blankets I’ve made or pulled out since I got here. So, I thought I’d ease in with a cute little square that would be a great coaster for their table or sewn together in a scarf or a blanket. I think this is a great little ode to the little dude.
Like most of my coasters, this pattern is worked from the bottom up in rows of single crochet stitches. I like to work designs like this back and forth, using the main color in the whole way through and only using the secondary color when necessary. I don’t like to take the secondary color (the cream in this pattern) to the edges because I think it bulks up the pattern and makes it stiff. Sure I’ll carry the yarn through the center (color A behind color B) but with some blocking it isn’t even noticeable. But that’s just me, you can do whatever you’d like for this pattern.
Anyway, I do hope you like this new pattern. It’s a lot of fun, IMO, and it works up as fast you can crochet. I made all 6 of these colors (I thought a rainbow would be cute) in just 2 – 3 days of work, only a few hours of work tbh. As always, don’t forget to steam block your mug rug, it helps to soften the whole design, which could be on the thicker side when you’re carrying yarn like this. This is the steamer I use.
Please note: I was not provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Cute Paw Print Square crochet pattern. I’ve been using Basic Stitch yarn for years and I love it. It works up really well and I love it for color work like this or the Torrance Mug Rug crochet pattern. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through any of the links in this post, I may be compensated.
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Where to purchase the Cute Paw Print Square Crochet Pattern
Intermediate (need to know how to read a graph and do color work)
- 20 sc x 20 rows = 4” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- St: Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- RS: Right side
- You can purchase the easy to print version of this pattern for a fee in my Ravelry shop.
- This coaster is worked from the bottom up in rows, with a ch and turn at the beginning of the row.
- Begin with a ch 20 in color A, turn, and start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Each row begins with a “ch 1, turn” and all st counts are 19 sc.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- Blocking is suggested for this pattern.
- The odd rows are the right side.
- This whole pattern is worked in sc, so the instructions will only tell you the number and the color; ie: “5” highlighted in cream means sc 5 times in your cream color.
- For the samples: color A is one of the rainbow colors and color B is tan. Basic Stitch by Lion Brand Yarn was used for both mug rugs.
Blocked Cute Paw Print Square Crochet Pattern Finished Product Details (approx not including fringe)
Cute Paw Print Square Crochet Pattern
Cute Paw Print Square Crochet Graph
Key: color A is brown and color B is white.
Begin with a ch 20 in color A, turn, and start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Each row begins with a “ch 1, turn” and all st counts are 19 sc.
Looking for written instructions? Buy them on Ravelry here.
With the RS facing you, join your yarn (any color, I used color A) in the first st on the other side
of Row 1 of the coaster.
Row 1: A: Ch 1, sc into the next 19 sts, ch 1 at the corner, sc into the next 21 row ends, ch 1 at
the corner, sc into the next 19 sts of Row 21, ch 1 at the corner, sc down the next 21 row ends,
ch 1 at the corner, join with a slip st – 80 sc, 4 ch-1 spac