A few months back I started playing with patterns. I hadn’t made a graphgan or other image based design before, but was determined to get this pattern from a doodle on my desk to a completed project.  It is a pattern of regular squares (greyish and white) with the irregular squares and rectangles in turquoise.  The front is the pattern in single crochet. The back is a single colour (turquoise) in single crochet. The stitches are a simple single crochet, but some experience with colour changes is required. Or this is a great opportunity to practice colour changes.

 

The pattern is made using Premier Cotton Fair in Cream (27-02), Turquoise (27-04) and Succulent (27-25). This is a fine yarn. It calls for a 4 mm hook but I tend to stitch tight so used a 3.5 mm hook.

In Progress:

 

 

The Squares Pillow Chart Written Instructions:

All stitches are single crochet (sc). Each row is 80 stitches.

Row 1 is Right to Left. Turn your work. Then Row 2 is left to Right. Turn again. Row 3 is Right to Left and so on.

In the example, the colours were not carried and bobbins were used to separate each colour area.

w= white or cream
g=grey or succulent
t=turquoise

← Row 1 [RS]: w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g6, t9, w5, g10 (80 stitches)
→ Row 2 [WS]: g2, t2, g6, w5, t9, g6, w8, t4, g8, w10, g10, w4, t3, w3
← Row 3 [RS]: w3, t3, w4, g10, w3, t6, w, g8, t4, w8, g6, t9, w5, g6, t2, g2
→ Row 4 [WS]: g10, w5, t9, g6, t2, w6, t4, g8, w, t6, w3, g10, w4, t3, w3
← Row 5 [RS]: w10, g10, w3, t6, w, g8, t4, w6, t2, g6, t9, w5, g10
→ Row 6 [WS]: g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w, t6, w3, g10, w10
← Row 7 [RS]: w3, t13, g4, w3, t6, w, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10
→ Row 8 [WS]: g4, t5, g, w10, g10, w10, g10, w, t6, w3, g4, t13, w3
← Row 9 [RS]: w3, t13, g4, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g, t5, g4
→ Row 10 [WS]: g4, t5, g, w10, g8, t8, w4, g10, w10, g10, w10
← Row 11 [RS]: g10, w10, g10, w10, g4, t8, w8, g10, w, t5, w4
→ Row 12 [WS]: w4, t5, w, g10, w8, t8, g4, w5, t4, w, g10, w10, g10
← Row 13 [RS]: g10, w10, g10, w, t4, w5, g4, t8, w8, g, t3, g6, w, t5, w4
→ Row 14 [WS]: w10, g6, t3, g, w8, t8, g4, w5, t4, w, g8, t4, w8, g10
← Row 15 [RS]: g10, w8, t4, g8, w, t4, w5, g4, t8, w8, g, t3, g6, w10
→ Row 16 [WS]: w10, g10, w8, t8, g4, w10, g8, t4, w8, g, t4, g5
← Row 17 [RS]: g5, t4, g, w8, t4, g8, w10, g4, t8, w8, g10, w10
→ Row 18 [WS]: w9, t7, g4, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g, t4, g5
← Row 19 [RS]: g5, t4, g, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g4, t7, w5, t4
→ Row 20 [WS]: t4, w5, t7, g4, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10
← Row 21 [RS]: w10, g10, w10, t7, g3, w10, g10, w4, t7, g5, t4
→ Row 22 [WS]: t4, g5, t7, w4, g10, w10, g3, t7, w10, g10, w10
← Row 23 [RS]: w10, g10, w10, t7, g3, w6, t2, w2, g2, t6, g2, w4, t7, g5, t4
→ Row 24 [WS]: t4, g5, t7, w4, g2, t6, g2, w2, t2, w6, g3, t7, w10, g10, w10
← Row 25 [RS]: w5, t9, g6, w10, t7, g3, w10, g2, t6, g2, w10, g6, t4
→ Row 26 [WS]: t4, g6, w10, g2, t6, g2, w10, g3, t7, w4, t2, w4, g6, t9, w5
← Row 27 [RS]: w5, t9, g6, w4, t2, w4, t7, g3, w10, g2, t6, g2, w10, g10
→ Row 28 [WS]: g10, w10, g2, t6, g2, w10, g10, w10, g6, t9, w5
← Row 29 [RS]: w5, t9, g6, w10, g10, w2, t5, w3, g10, w10, g10
→ Row 30 [WS]: g10, w10, g10, w3, t5, w2, g10, w10, g6, t9, w5
← Row 31 [RS]: g5, t9, w6, g10, w10, g2, t5, g3, w10, g10, w10
→ Row 32 [WS]: w4, t11, g5, w10, g3, t5, g2, w10, g10, w6, t9, g5
← Row 33 [RS]: g5, t9, w6, g8, t11, w, g2, t5, g3, w10, g5, t11, w4
→ Row 34 [WS]: w4, t11, g5, w10, g10, w, t11, g6, t4, w8, g10
← Row 35 [RS]: g10, w8, t4, g6, t11, w, g10, w10, g5, t11, w4
→ Row 36 [WS]: w4, t11, g5, w10, g10, w, t11, g6, t4, w8, g10
← Row 37 [RS]: g10, w8, t4, g6, t11, w, g10, t4, w6, g5, t11, w4
→ Row 38 [WS]: w4, t11, g5, w6, t4, g10, w, t11, g6, t4, w8, g, t7, g2
← Row 39 [RS]: g2, t7, g, w8, t4, g6, t11, w, g10, t4, w6, g5, t11, w4
→ Row 40 [WS]: w4, t11, g5, w6, t4, g10, w, t11, g6, t4, w8, g, t7, g2
← Row 41 [RS]: w2, t7, w, g8, t4, w6, t11, g, w10, g10, w5, t11, g4
→ Row 42 [WS]: g4, t11, w5, g10, w10, g, t11, w6, t4, g8, w, t7, w2
← Row 43 [RS]: w2, t7, w, g8, t4, w6, t11, g, w10, g10, w10, g10
→ Row 44 [WS]: g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w8, t4, g8, w, t7, w2
← Row 45 [RS]: w10, g8, t4, w8, g10, w10, g7, t9, w4, g10
→ Row 46 [WS]: g10, w4, t9, g7, w4, t2, w4, g10, w8, t4, g8, w10
← Row 47 [RS]: w10, g10, w10, g10, w4, t2, w4, g7, t9, w4, g10
→ Row 48 [WS]: g, t2, g7, w4, t9, g7, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10
← Row 49 [RS]: w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g7, t2, g
→ Row 50 [WS]: g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10
← Row 51 [RS]: g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10
→ Row 52 [WS]: w8, t4, g8, w10, g10, w10, g6, t2, g2, w10, g10
← Row 53 [RS]: g10, w10, g2, t2, g6, w10, g10, w10, g8, t4, w8
→ Row 54 [WS]: w8, t4, g6, t3, w5, t11, g3, w10, g10, w6, t3, w, g10
← Row 55 [RS]: g10, w, t3, w6, g10, w10, g3, t11, w5, t3, g6, t4, w8
→ Row 56 [WS]: w8, t4, g6, t3, w5, t11, g3, w10, g10, w6, t3, w, g8, t2
← Row 57 [RS]: t2, g8, w, t3, w6, g6, t7, w7, g3, t11, w6, g8, t4, w8
→ Row 58 [WS]: w10, g10, w6, t11, g3, w7, t7, g6, w10, g8, t2
← Row 59 [RS]: t2, g8, w10, g6, t7, w7, g3, t11, w6, g10, w4, t5, w
→ Row 60 [WS]: w, t5, w4, g10, w6, t11, g3, w7, t7, g6, w10, g8, t2
← Row 61 [RS]: t2, w8, g10, w6, t7, g7, w3, t11, g6, w10, g4, t5, g
→ Row 62 [WS]: g, t5, g4, w10, g6, t11, w3, g7, t7, w6, g10, t2, w8
← Row 63 [RS]: w8, t2, g10, w6, t7, g7, w3, t11, g6, t7, w3, g4, t5, g
→ Row 64 [WS]: g, t5, g4, w3, t7, g6, t11, w3, g10, w10, g10, w10
← Row 65 [RS]: w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, t7, w3, g4, t5, g
→ Row 66 [WS]: g10, w3, t7, g10, w10, g10, w10, g2, t6, g2, w10
← Row 67 [RS]: w10, g2, t6, g2, w10, g10, w10, g5, t2, g3, t7, w3, g10
→ Row 68 [WS]: g10, w3, t7, g3, t2, g5, w10, g10, w10, g2, t6, g2, w10
← Row 69 [RS]: w2, t4, w4, g2, t6, g2, w3, t8, g9, w10, g10, t7, w3, g10
→ Row 70 [WS]: g10, w10, g10, w7, t3, g9, t8, w3, g2, t6, g2, w4, t4, w2
← Row 71 [RS]: g2, t4, g4, w2, t6, w2, g3, t8, w9, t3, g7, w10, g10, w10
→ Row 72 [WS]: w10, g, t2, g7, w10, g7, t3, w9, t8, g3, w10, g4, t4, g2
← Row 73 [RS]: g10, w10, g3, t8, w9, g10, w10, g7, t2, g, w10
→ Row 74 [WS]: w2, t6, w2, g10, w10, g10, w9, t8, g3, w10, g10
← Row 75 [RS]: g10, w10, g3, t8, w9, g10, w10, g10, w2, t6, w2
→ Row 76 [WS]: w2, t6, w2, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g10
← Row 77 [RS]: g9, t2, w9, g10, w9, t14, w7, t3, g7, w2, t6, w2
→ Row 78 [WS]: w10, g7, t3, w7, t14, w9, g8, t4, w7, t2, g9
← Row 79 [RS]: g10, w8, t4, g8, w9, t14, w7, t3, g7, w10
→ Row 80 [WS]: w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g8, t4, w8, g10
← Row 81 [RS]: w10, g8, t4, w8, g10, w10, g4, t3, g3, w10, g10
→ Row 82 [WS]: g7, t8, w5, g3, t3, g4, w10, g10, w8, t4, g8, w10
← Row 83 [RS]: w10, g8, t4, w8, g10, w10, g4, t3, g3, w5, t8, g7
→ Row 84 [WS]: g7, t8, w5, g10, w10, g6, t4, w8, t4, g6, t8, w4
← Row 85 [RS]: w4, t8, g6, t4, w8, t4, g6, w2, t5, w3, g10, w5, t8, g7
→ Row 86 [WS]: g7, t8, w5, g10, w3, t5, w2, g6, t4, w8, t4, g6, t8, w4
← Row 87 [RS]: w4, t8, g6, t4, w8, t4, g6, w2, t5, w3, g10, w5, t8, g4, t3
→ Row 88 [WS]: t3, g7, w10, g, t2, g7, w3, t5, w2, g10, w10, g8, t8, w4
← Row 89 [RS]: w4, t8, g8, w10, g10, w2, t5, w3, g7, t2, g, w10, g7, t3
→ Row 90 [WS]: t3, g7, w10, g10, w10, g10, w10, g8, t8, w4

The Squares Pillow Chart:

To attach the front and back of the pillow turn both sides so the front sides are facing each other. Using the colour used for the back of the pillow, slip stitch into each stitch on one side, then the bottom and then the third side. Turn the pillow cover inside out. Stuff with the pillow. Complete the final edge with a slip stitch across each stitch or a single crochet across each stitch. Cast off and sew in your ends.