Square #1: The Hogwarts Crest (Harry Potter CAL)

It’s time for some stitchcraft and wizardry–let’s get started on our Harry Potter Crochet Along!

This CAL will consist of 1 large (50×50) center square and 12 smaller (25×25) surrounding squares. There will also be several alternate squares and possibly even some bonus squares on top of that!

The first square of this CAL is the Hogwarts Crest! This square comes in two different versions: a detailed version that includes house animals and a simplified version that doesn’t.

While the simplified version has much fewer color changes, I decided to go with the detailed version because I just couldn’t resist that little Hufflepuff badger!

HP CAL Square #1-1

HP CAL Square #1-2

You can download the PDF for square #1 here!

The PDF contains graphs (with arrows!) and written instructions for both versions of this square. The detailed version is first, and the simplified version is listed after that (so scroll down to see it!). The square is designed to be worked from the lower right-hand corner up to the upper left-hand corner.

Bonus: I’ve included written instructions on how to do the modified or “mini” C2C stitch (worked in HDC instead of DC) on the graphs themselves. That way you can keep a handy reminder with you as you crochet!

Accio crochet hook!


How to do the modified or “mini” C2C stitch:

Increasing Rows (#s 1-50)

First block of the row: Ch 4. Work 1 hdc in the 3rd chain space from the hook and in the next chain space.

Remaining blocks of the row: Join to the next block with a slip stitch in the “gap”. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in the “gap”.

Decreasing Rows (#s 51-99)

First block of the row: Work 2 slip stitches up the edge of the work to get to the top row. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in the “gap”.

Remaining blocks of the row: Join to the next block with a slip stitch in the “gap”. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in the “gap”.

43 thoughts on “Square #1: The Hogwarts Crest (Harry Potter CAL)

  1. Lizzie R says:

    Would you or (anyone else)happen to know if I can follow this pattern as written and still have it come out properly even if I’m a lefty? I’m so excited to start but worried that it won’t turn out correctly if done left handed. I very much appreciate any help! Thanks so much!!


  2. kayinfl says:

    What an enormous amount of work this must have been – thanks so much for sharing with everyone! Going through my stash right now to work out what I have and what I need 🙂


  3. quinnster says:

    Hi! I love this CAL so far! I had a question for you. Were the yardage estimates you posted before for the large version (in dc, I’m assuming) or the mini version (in hdc)? For some reason I assumed the blanket was done in dc, but it looks like the whole thing was planned in hdc? Thank you!


  4. Lizzie R says:

    Thank you Two Hearts Crochet! Keep me posted. I’ll try it from the bottom left corner as I’m too eager to get started. Wish me luck and I’ll let you know how it turns out!


    • Life is a Snap! or Extroverted Reader: "A little bit of this. A little bit of that..." says:

      Lizzie- How did it work going from the left bottom corner? I too am a southpaw. I didn’t want to start this project until all the squares were released and I had more time to spend on it. Did all squares work for you?


  5. Heather says:

    Amazing!! So excited to get started! What’s the basic measurement of this big center square when finished? I’ve seen some people do it using hdc in rows and it looks like it comes out smaller….just eyeballing the size…thanks!


  6. Rebecca gray says:

    I am doing a huge blanket and I want to do the always quote in bobble stitch it’s 301×301 do you have any suggestions for graphing out something that big?


  7. Carole says:

    What are the dimensions of the small squares. I want to know whether I am crocheting too loosely. Maybe I should switch to a smaller hook. I am only halfway finished


  8. derek says:

    I misread this and start this square using DC for the C2C. Im halfway done with this square already and don’t want to start over. Is there a way to alter the other squares so that they fit around this square evenly?


  9. Myranda says:

    I started this square a couple weeks ago. I am just about 1/2 way done, and I started it in DC instead of HDC it is huge! Still love it though 😍😍


  10. Rosie Kendall says:

    Hi, I’m loving this design! My best friend is having a baby this year and we’re both Harry Potter mad so I’m going to try and make this for her. I’m quite new to crochet so I wondered if you could answer a question. With all the colour changes in the squares did you just have a lot of ends that you had to weave in at the end, or would you recommend using bobbins?

    Thanks again 🙂


  11. MeggN says:

    So for the Simple Version would we just not change color as often ? If that makes any sense at all. I’m still sorta new to this so I’m trying to figure it out.


  12. Lucy says:

    If I did this in hdc rather than c2c would the dimensions be similar? Also would it still be one hdc per square like in sc? Or more? I don’t get on with c2c so would rather donlike sc but want bigger.


    • Two Hearts Crochet says:

      Hi Lucy! I think the dimensions would be similar, but you might want to try making a sample swatch and see how you like the dimensions of hdc. You may have to do multiple hdc per “block” on the graph to keep the designs square. Happy crafting!


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