The Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern is a delightful addition to any gardener’s home decor. This crochet pattern is the 12th square in the Community Garden CAL hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Keep reading to find the free ladybug crochet square pattern.

NOTE ABOUT THIS FREE CROCHET PATTERN :

Thank you for choosing this free pattern as part of your crochet journey! It’s an honor for you to be here, browsing the High Desert Yarn Blog. This pattern is 100% free for you to crochet from, but please, do not screenshot, or copy+paste this pattern. However, work directly from this webpage. The ad revenue from this website allows me to offer free crochet patterns. If you do not like the scrolling, or ads, then you may purchase the ad-free PDF in my Ravelry Store. Thank you for your cooperation. Happy creating! -Joanna (Owner + Creative)

Inspiration

Ladybugs are well known among gardeners. They are careful hunters of the aphid, and protectors of the plants. These qualities make them ideal for one of the Community Garden Blanket squares.

Personally, I love them for their color and their ability to soar from my fingertip. As a child, I dreamed of this flying freedom often. I sought out their red backs in a sea of green just to let a lady bug crawl over my hands until it cracked open its back, revealed hidden wings, and flew off. Oh, the grand adventures that bright red speck sailed onto in my mother’s garden… and I wanted to go with it.

Therefore, these memories of playing in my mother’s garden gave me the inspiration to choose a ladybug for this square. They bring brightness to my day, and a sense of childlike thrill, anytime I see one. May this Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern bring you joy as well.

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Are you brand new to C2C? It’s not so scary!

C2C Crochet is like climbing a mountain. Stick with me. You lay out your gear (yarn, hooks, stitch markers, scissors). Then, double check you know where you’re going (print out the pattern). At this point, the course may look a little intimidating (there are a lot of little squares until the halfway point). You may what to say “no, thank you” and opt for your familiar project in your WIP basket. But, trust me on this and give C2C a try.

As you start working on the square, you’ll see the image take shape. Also, knowing that once you reach the final increase row (the mountain’s summit), each row takes less time to make. It’s like flying down a slope in less time it took to hike up.

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If you’re unsure whether to give C2C Crochet a try, make me a deal.

Work this Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern through the final increase row. Then, make a decision if you want to keep going. Chances are C2C Crochet will hook you into finishing.

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Yarn + Substitutes

For the Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern, you will need a worsted weight (category 4) yarn. I used Red Heart with Love because it’s acrylic. If you’re making the whole blanket, I highly recommend a yarn that is washable, durable, and soft. Therefore, my go-to acrylic yarn is Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran. You can purchase your favorite colors here.

Other great blanket yarns

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
  • Lion Brand Heartland
  • Red Heart Super Saver

Pattern Instructions

You can purchase the full, PDF Pattern in my Ravelry Store.

Materials

  • Yarn – Red Heart With Love, worsted/category 4 (370yds/7oz), 100% Acrylic
    • You will need 3 colors total
      • White
      • Black
      • Red
    • Substitutes : Any other worsted/category 4 yarn will work
  • Crochet Hook – H/8 (5.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle

Notes

Experience Level = Beginner. It will help if you have a basic understanding of the Half Double Crochet, and Chain before starting this pattern.

C2C in HDC. This pattern is written for using the corner to corner method in Half Double Crochet. If you’re new to C2C, Sunflower Cottage Crochet has an excellent 3 Part Series.

Pattern Instructions Format. This pattern includes three types of instructions in the order as follows. 1. Written 2. Graph 3. Color Blocks

Gauge + Finished Size

6 x 6 Blocks = 4″ x 4″ Square

  • Create gauge using C2C in HDC
  • Gauge is measured BEFORE blocking

Finished Size

  • Width – 16″
  • Height – 16″
  • Finished size is measured before blocking.

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

  • CH(S) – chain(s)
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side

Written Instructions

↙ Row 1 [RS]: (White) x 1 (1 square)

↗ Row 2 [WS]: (White) x 2 (2 squares)

↙ Row 3 [RS]: (White) x 3 (3 squares)

↗ Row 4 [WS]: (White) x 4 (4 squares)

↙ Row 5 [RS]: (White) x 5 (5 squares)

↗ Row 6 [WS]: (White) x 6 (6 squares)

↙ Row 7 [RS]: (White) x 4, (Black) x 1, (White) x 2 (7 squares)

↗ Row 8 [WS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 2, (White) x 4 (8 squares)

↙ Row 9 [RS]: (White) x 5, (Black) x 1, (White) x 3 (9 squares)

↗ Row 10 [WS]: (White) x 3, (Black) x 2, (White) x 5 (10 squares)

↙ Row 11 [RS]: (White) x 6, (Black) x 1, (White) x 4 (11 squares)

↗ Row 12 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Black) x 2, (White) x 3, (Black) x 1, (White) x 2 (12 squares)

↙ Row 13 [RS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 2, (White) x 1, (Red) x 6, (White) x 2 (13 squares)

↗ Row 14 [WS]: (White) x 2, (Red) x 7, (Black) x 2, (White) x 3 (14 squares)

↙ Row 15 [RS]: (White) x 4, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 3, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 3, (White) x 2 (15 squares)

↗ Row 16 [WS]: (White) x 2, (Red) x 4, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 4, (White) x 5 (16 squares)

↙ Row 17 [RS]: (White) x 5, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 4 (White) x 2 (17 squares)

↗ Row 18 [WS]: (White) x 3, (Red) x 7, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 2, (White) x 5 (18 squares)

↙ Row 19 [RS]: (White) x 6, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 7, (White) x 3 (19 squares)

↗ Row 20 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Red) x 10, (White) x 6 (20 squares)

↙ Row 21 [RS]: (White) x 4, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 7, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (White) x 4 (21 squares)

↗ Row 22 [WS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 3, (White) x 4 (22 squares)

↙ Row 23 [RS]: (White) x 5, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 3, (White) x 2 (23 squares)

↗ Row 24 [WS]: (White) x 3, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 4, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (White) x 8 (24 squares)

↙ Row 25 [RS]: (White) x 9, (Red) x 10, (White) x 6 (25 squares)

Corner from both sides

↗ Row 26 [WS]: (White) x 6, (Red) x 10, (White) x 8 (24 squares)

↙ Row 27 [RS]: (White) x 8, (Red) x 6, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 2, (White) x 5 (23 squares)

↗ Row 28 [WS]: (White) x 5, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 3, (Black) x 1, (White) x 7 (22 squares)

↙ Row 29 [RS]: (White) x 3, (Black) x 1, (White) x 2, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 3, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 1, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 1, (White) x 5 (21 squares)

↗ Row 30 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Black) x 1, (Red) x 3, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 3, (White) x 1, (Black) x 1, (White) x 3 (20 squares)

↙ Row 31 [RS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 1, (White) x 2, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 6, (Black) x 2, (White) x 3 (19 squares)

↗ Row 32 [WS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 2, (White) x 1, (Red) x 5, (Black) x 6, (White) x 2 (18 squares)

↙ Row 33 [RS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 5, (White) x 2, (Black) x 2, (White) x 3, (Black) x 1, (White) x 2 (17 squares)

↗ Row 34 [WS]: (White) x 6, (Black) x 1, (White) x 3, (Black) x 2, (White) x 4 (16 squares)

↙ Row 35 [RS]: (White) x 3, (Black) x 1, (White) x 4, (Black) x 2, (White) x 5 (15 squares)

↗ Row 36 [WS]: (White) x 5, (Black) x 1, (White) x 4, (Black) x 1, (White) x 3 (14 squares)

↙ Row 37 [RS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 1, (White) x 4, (Black) x 2, (White) x 4 (13 squares)

↗ Row 38 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Black) x 1, (White) x 3, (Black) x 2, (White) x 2 (12 squares)

↙ Row 39 [RS]: (White) x 2, (Black) x 2, (White) x 7 (11 squares)

↗ Row 40 [WS]: (White) x 10 (10 squares)

↙ Row 41 [RS]: (White) x 9 (9 squares)

↗ Row 42 [WS]: (White) x 8 (8 squares)

↙ Row 43 [RS]: (White) x 7 (7 squares)

↗ Row 44 [WS]: (White) x 6 (6 squares)

↙ Row 45 [RS]: (White) x 5 (5 squares)

↗ Row 46 [WS]: (White) x 4 (4 squares)

↙ Row 47 [RS]: (White) x 3 (3 squares)

↗ Row 48 [WS]: (White) x 2 (2 squares)

↙ Row 49 [RS]: (White) x 1 (1 square)

Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern – Graph

Download Your Free PDF of the Ladybug Crochet Square

The Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern is only one part of the Community Garden Blanket CAL hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet during the Fall of 2022. This blanket is made from various C2C squares to create a beautiful blanket for any gardener.

Event Details

  • Dates : September 2 – October 21
  • One new square is released Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Squares have a garden theme – perfect project for avid gardeners!
  • Each pattern is available as a free PDF download for a set amount of time on release day
  • eBook is available for purchase if you missed any of the PDFs – click here

How to Get the Ladybug Crochet Square Pattern for Free

  1. Head to the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Blog here (or click the image below) for the coupon code.
  2. Copy the coupon code.
  3. Head to the pattern on Ravelry here (or click the image below).
  4. Enter the coupon code at checkout.
    • psst… the code is valid from September 28 at 8AM BST (London UK time) through October 22 at 8AM BST (London UK time)

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