Mini Pencil Square c2c Crochet Pattern

I’m thrilled to introduce my latest crochet pattern—it’s a mini pencil square! This fun pattern is made with the c2c crochet method and is perfect for crafting special gifts for teachers. Whether you’re just learning to crochet or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ll find this pattern enjoyable and easy to follow.

So grab your yarn and let’s start crocheting these cute pencil squares together! They’re just the thing to show appreciation for all the amazing teachers out there. The free pattern is below.

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Lovable loops free Mini pencil Square c2c Crochet Pattern

Free Mini c2c Crochet Pattern

This mini pencil square pattern is super versatile! Besides making wonderful teacher gifts like pencil-themed blankets or wall hangings for the classroom, you can also create fun accessories.

Think about stitching together several squares to make a unique tote bag for carrying books or school supplies. Or, turn them into adorable coasters for a teacher’s lounge. There are so many creative ways to use these pencil squares to add a little extra cheer to a teacher’s day!

Crochet Bag Pattern

If you want to use your mini squares to create a bag, follow the instructions from these designs: Heart Patch bag (10 squares) Cactus bag (13 squares) Neon Hearts bag (15 squares) or my Cherry bag (17 squares).

PDF Version

COMING SOON. This easy mini c2c crochet pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF in my Etsy Shop.

c2c Video Tutorial

I have a corner to corner (c2c) video tutorial on my YouTube channel to help you get started if you are new to this crochet method. 

Note: In the tutorial I chain 5 for a new row and chain 2 for a new square. I no longer do that. I prefer to chain 6 for a new row and chain 3 for a new square.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: G-6 4 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in white, pink, gray, yellow, tan, and a scrap of black.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Mini c2c Crochet Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginners. This mini square is made using the corner to corner (c2c) stitch pattern method. It involves color changes.  

Finished Measurements

My mini pencil square measures 5 inches by 5 inches.

Gauge

8 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

Corner to Corner (c2c) Technique

  • The pattern is made using the c2c technique of making “squares” back and forth in diagonal rows starting in the bottom right corner and ending in the top left corner.
  • Each square is made of a chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
  • Chain 6 to start a new row and chain 3 to start a new square.
  • You can follow the picture graph or the written pattern.
  • The written pattern tells you how many squares to make of each color and in what order.

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
  • ↙ You are working on the “right side”.
  • ↗ You are working on the “wrong side”. 

Pattern Instructions

Crochet the pencil square following the picture graph or the written pattern.

↙ Row 1: white x 1 (1 square) 
↗ Row 2: white x 2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 3: white x 2, pink x 1 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 4: pink x 1, gray x 1, white x 2 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 5: white x 2, yellow x 1, gray x 1, pink x 1 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 6: pink x 1, gray x 1, yellow x 2, white x 2 (6 squares) 
↙ Row 7: white x 2, yellow x 3, gray x 1, pink x 1 (7 squares) 
↗ Row 8: white x 1, gray x 1, yellow x 4, white x 2 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 9: white x 2, tan x 1, yellow x 4, white x 2 (9 squares) 
Corner: Start decreasing on both ends 
↗ Row 10: white x 2, yellow x 3, tan x 1, white x 2 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 11: white x 1, tan x 2, yellow x 2, white x 2 (7 squares) 
↗ Row 12: white x 2, yellow x 1, tan x 2, white x 1 (6 squares) 
↙ Row 13: black x 1, tan x 2, white x 2 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 14: white x 4 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 15: white x 3 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 16: white x 2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 17: white x 1 (1 square) 

Border

Make 2 sc in each square along the sides and in each corner square make (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc).

Finishing

Fasten off and then weave in all of your ends. Block if desired.

Lovable loops free Mini pencil Square c2c Crochet Pattern

Looking for more Free Crochet Patterns?

Are you ready to start your next project? You may also like these mini square patterns: turtle, heart, tree, paw print, tooth, apple worm, cactus, music note, American flag, peace sign, dog, and mushroom.

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting!

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