Carreaux Patch by Moi Raya

Carreaux Patch

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.0 mm
219 - 328 yards (200 - 300 m)
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This pattern is available for free

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Carreaux Crochet Double Layered Patch

With this pattern you can crochet a 2-layer patch at any size you would like to. With cotton, it’s perfect for a potholder. With soft yarn you can make a lot of patches and attach them the way you do with Granny Squares to make a warm cozy blanket.

The file shows you step-by-step how to do the basic technique, add crosses, make diagonal lines and add a third color. With the basic technique you are already able to make a nice potholder that fits your kitchen.

For every technique there is a little patch to crochet, so you can try it out and get to know this new crochet technique. After the four little patches you can crochet the pattern for a bigger one with rhombi, or make your own design.

My first tester said after the basic technique: “it’s fun to do, once you get the hang of it”. After the fourth patch her reactions was: “still nice to do, but this is more of a four-star sudoku.

The name “Carreaux” is chosen since I wanted an “X” in the name, because of the little crosses in some my first try-outs, but I couldn’t find a word in Dutch (my mother language) or English. It means ‘tiles’ in French and actually the French floor tiles were an inspiration for later designs.

Free basic explanation in English
English blog
Nederlandse blog
Dotted potholder pattern
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August 2019 - Pattern in English (US terms) and Dutch.

For the images of part 2, 3 and 4 there is a universal file called “Carreaux-Images”. This way you have the possibility to print the text for each of these three parts and watch the images on screen.

There is also a French version available, but it has not yet been corrected on grammar!