Looking for a fun and unique flower granny square pattern? Check out this fun square using basic stitches!
Design Story and Inspiration for this Floral Granny Square
I love granny squares and have been wanting to try my hand at designing my own but I hadn’t tried it yet. This summer I’ve been into making quick and easy projects like my crochet water bottle holder and this textured dish cloth, so I figured it was the perfect time to try a square!
This pattern is easy, with the hardest stitch being a double crochet cluster. Don’t be intimidated if you’re new – this is just working double crochet to the last 2 loops before starting the next double crochet.
This is what makes the petals of the flower in the center. The cluster stitches work really well as petals of a flower, and they are easy to do.
This square would be a great choice for a throw blanket or baby blanket, or even as a crochet bag or cowl or other crochet blankets. The options are endless!
Yarn Options for a Perfect Crochet Square
Really you can use any yarn you like for a crochet flower granny square. I chose Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky because I love the way it works up as squares and it comes in such a wide variety of colors.
If you choose to use a different weight of yarn, just be sure to adjust your crochet hook size. I’d go with the size recommended on the ball band and then adjust up or down if needed. Usually for a square I find that the recommended size works pretty well.
You can also make this square in any colors you choose! I had several colors of this yarn in my stash so I just went with what I had. Squares make for great uses of scrap yarn, so try them out with several colors and use up that stash!
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Crochet Flower Square Pattern Details
This square begins with a magic ring for the flower center, so if that technique is new to you make sure you check out the magic ring tutorial for help. This allows us to close the hole in the center of the project without using a slip knot.
The first round is double crochet and chains worked into the magic ring. Then, the next round is the petals, which are double crochet clusters. Finally, end with two rounds of a traditional granny square pattern, with clusters of three double crochet separated by chains.
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Easy Crochet Flower Granny Square
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, bulky yarn or yarn of choice (see note above about hook size if using different weight yarn)
Crochet Hook: US Size K (used with yarn that is a heavier worsted weight)
Notions: Scissors, yarn needle for weaving in ends
Gauge/Finished Size: Square is approximately 5.5″ square using Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (it says chunky but it is more like a heavy worsted)
5 Double Crochet Cluster (dc-cl) – yo, insert hook into ch space, yo and draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook into same ch space, yo and draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, insert into same ch space, yo and draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same ch space, yo and draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (5 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same ch space, yo and draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (6 loops on hook), yo and draw through remaining 6 loops.
Now, let’s take a look at the written pattern for this easy crochet granny square.
Easy Floral Granny Square Crochet Pattern
With first color, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 2) 7 times, join with sl st to third ch of beginning ch. Change color.
Round 2: Sl st into ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc of cluster), dc4tog in ch-2 space, *ch 5, dc-cl in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to end, ch 2, dc in top of turning ch. Change color.
Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 3 dc around post of last dc from round 2, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space; repeat from * to last ch-5 space, 3 dc in ch-5 space, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space, join with sl st to 3rd ch of turning ch.
Round 4: Slip st into ch-2 space, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 3 dc in ch-2 space, *(ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space) twice, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * two more times, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space) twice, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch space as beginning, join with sl st to 3rd ch of turning ch.
Weave in ends. Block if desired. Even though I used an acrylic yarn I still pinned my square to a flat surface, sprayed it with water and allowed to dry. It did help it hold a nice square shape and lie flat!
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern for this easy flower granny square.
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