The Hannah Square – Part of a Crochet Poncho CAL!

The Hannah Square – Part of a Crochet Poncho CAL!
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The Hannah Square was written especially for a CAL that Raelynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ asked me to join. She had this fabulous idea to have designers provide a 7″ AND 8″ square pattern of a favourite solid stitch which can then be put together to create a gorgeous, unique poncho. 

Of course, I wasn’t going to say no to that concept!

So out came my thinking cap for a suitable stitch. And I decided on the N stitch.

** This is a free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**

Why the N Stitch?

There are actually quite a few reasons for this! It is a very pretty closed stitch and works up really quickly once you get the hang of it. But there are other reasons too:

  • I have a few designs that use this stitch and it is beautiful and elegant
  • It is a unisex stitch so you can comfortably use it to make something for the men in your life
  • It is a simple 2 row repeat
  • I already had a video tutorial on my YouTube channel for it (bonus – I don’t have to do as much work as usual!) Keep scrolling for the YouTube tutorials!

Other designs that use this stitch:

Below is a few of the designs where the N stitch has been incorporated into it somewhere. Do you recognise any of them? If you want to know more about these patterns – all but 1 are free on the blog! – then click the photo below.

Fireside Stocking
Farmhouse Spa Set
Farmhouse Spa Set
Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy
The Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl set in the King Cole Cotswold yarn

PDF Pattern links

**NOTE: If you are here for the Poncho CAL you cannot get the free pdf in any of these links – you must scroll further down for that!

You can find the ad-free version of this Hannah washcloth / square pattern in any of my shops:

YouTube tutorials

I have both left and right handed versions of this tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

The Pattern Specifics:


  • Approx. 40-60 yds #4 weight yarn of your choosing depending on size made. If making a washcloth use cotton yarn.
  • 5.00 mm hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 8 sts x 6 rows (3 repeats) = 2”

Size: Pattern is written for 7” square and 8” square

Abbreviations used:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • fsc – foundation single crochet
  • hdc—half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • N St – N stitch (see special stitches)
  • Flo – front loop only
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off 


  • Written in US terms.
  • Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
  • Pattern is written for the sizes as 7” (8”)
  • You need a stitch multiple of 2 for this pattern.

Special Stitch – N stitch

This stitch is worked over stitches from the row below. Sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, insert hook from the top to the bottom of the front loop only of the skipped stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, YO, insert the hook back into the st you did the hdc, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook. 

The Pattern


Row 1 –         Fsc 28 (32) 


Ch 29 (33) sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. 

Row 2 –          Turn, Ch1, hdc in first st, N stitch across (see special stitches) until you have 1 st left. Hdc in last st. (13 (15) N stitches and 2 hdc)

Row 3 –           Turn, Ch1, sc in first st and each st across. (28 (32))

Rows 4-23 (25) – Rep rows 2 and 3 until your square is approx. 7” (8”) making sure to end 

with row 3!

FO and Sew in ends.

Block if required.


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Poncho CAL Event

On 20th July you can get the pdf for this washcloth pattern as a free download as part of the Poncho CAL event hosted by Raelynn at Itchin’ for some Stitchin’.

I am also offering you a special bonus! Keep reading to find out more!

Want the bundle for this event? You can get all 30 patterns included in this event in one awesome bundle. Interested in finding out more?

Just want the pattern for today? That’s ok … just keep reading.

If you prefer to get the free pdf download for the Hannah Square then click the button below. Under the file at the bottom of the page there is a black download button which you can click to save the file onto your device!

But before you go…

I am offering you 50% off my Poncho Patterns until 24th July only!

If you click the pictures you will be taken to my Ravelry store listing. Just use coupon code ITCHIN to get 50% off either or both of these beauties!

Check out that texture!