Archway Square: new brioche crochet pattern

Brioche crochet is a new trend. I fell in love with this technique so much that I want to shout about it on every corner. And make every crocheter try it. One day. Sooner or later, haha. And of course, the best way to attract attention is to create more patterns. So, here is a new one. An Archway Square!

You can find the pattern on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with an introductory 20% discount through Wednesday, July 5th, 2023. No codes are needed as the price has been discounted already. 

In this post, I will not talk about the basics of the brioche crochet technique and about how easy it is. You can read everything about it in Brioche Masterclass, which is free on blog. 

I know that the brioche fabric looks intricate and impossible to tackle by the advanced beginner, but the truth is, the brioche crochet patterns (at least mine) are easy to follow. Because every row or round uses just one color and very basic crochet stitches. 

If you click the link mentioned above, you will learn everything about the technique basics. You will also see short video tutorials explaining increases, decreases and how to work in rounds and rows. And here, I would like to talk about the advantages of the new Archway Square pattern. 

Fun Facts about Archway Square 

~ To start with brioche crochet, you do not need prior training or special knowledge in crochet. It is enough to know how to do basic stitches (including front post), and to be able to keep consistent gauge/tension. 

~ While consistent tension is important for a nice stitch definition, you do not need to obtain exact gauge to make this brioche square. You can choose any yarn at all, though thicker and softer yarns are best to learn the technique. 

~ Brioche square is worked in rounds, and all are done on the right side. It is slightly easier than to crochet brioche in rows. So, this pattern is an absolute winner if you want an effective introduction to brioche crochet. 

~ Usually, you need just two colors to make a brioche crochet square, however gradient yarns together with a solid shade will always look gorgeous! Please, keep in mind that for the best result, high contrast colors will look the best. 

~ The yarn is not cut after every round, but it is brought up to the next rounds on the wrong side. What does it mean? Right! Almost no ends to weave! 

~ You can reverse the colors for the same square, and they will look different. 

~ The Archway Square pattern contains written instructions together with step-by-step pictures and introductory videos explaining technique, showing first rounds and the invisible join. 

~ Depending on which weight of yarn you choose, you can use this square in different ways. As a front cover of a pillowcase, for example. Simply stitch it onto a ready fabric pillowcase in the same size, and you are done! Here is my brand-new pillow made with Scheepjes Chunky Monkey yarn and 4.5mm hook. 

With a smaller yarn weight, you can create blocks for a blanket or a bag. Because brioche crochet fabric is often thick and stiff, I suggest that you make a sample square with the yarn of your choice to see if you like the look of the stitches and the drape. 

~ And the last fun fact (and also my favourite) is that you can make your square in any size by stopping after any round. So, you can make large squares, and small squares. And when you join them together with an invisible join (explained in the pattern), the fabric will look unique. With a different stitch pattern, depending on which round you stopped at. 

And if my words do not convenience you, have a look at these four samples. 

All samples are made with Scheepjes yarn. You can find it in your nearest local Scheepjes shop, or via online retailers: Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL&Europe), Taemombo (US&Canada)

This sample is after 37 rounds (yarn: Scheepjes Chunky Monkey). 


This sample is made of four squares after 27 rounds (yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed)  

This sample is made of four squares after 17 rounds (yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed).


And this sample was made by Laura aka @taemombo uses 16 squares after 11 rounds (yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed). 

How cool is it? More than that! You can make small and large squares and join them together. And I can only imagine how many different illusions stitch patterns you can create by that. 

Would like to give it a try? Grab the pattern on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE

Hope you enjoy! 


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  1. Hi, I really love your unique patterns, have bought 'archway square' and am almost finished my first full square. Please could you tell us the approximate measurements of each photograph - finishing at the various rows shown. Thankyou.

  2. I'm just finishing this square for a pillow, and I really loved crocheting it! Your patterns are always so easy to follow. And as always, this one came out just beautifully. Thank you!

  3. Andrea Louis-Visser22 August 2023 at 20:29

    I absolutely love your work and found out about the Archway Square from Taemombo yarn shop. (I am on their list.) Today I donated a coffee for you. I am also still working on my Everblue Shawl. Love it but have several things going at once. Typical crochet addict!!!


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