This fun crochet square pattern lets you show off your favorite colors. Pick a different color for each of flowers. This free square pattern is part of the Bouquet of Flowers Crochet Along (CAL) hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
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This pattern can be a fun stash busting pattern too. Try using some leftover yarn for the different rows of flowers.
Or make them all in the same color.
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About the Inspiration for the Blooming Square Pattern
Thinking of a bouquet of flowers for this crochet along inspired this design. I wanted to create a “field” of flowers that alternated between rows containing two and three flowers set against a background color.
About the Yarn
Bernat Softee Baby is one of my favorite DK weight yarns. It’s so easy to find and comes in beautiful colors. You can see three of the most pastel shades in my sample plus the basic white.
It’s also great for projects that may take some wear and tear. For blanket and baby projects, I love it when I can machine wash and dry my project.
The yarn is also soft. It doesn’t split. So, it’s easy to use for a project that takes DK weight yarn.
The Blooming Square is a free crochet pattern for a crochet square in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
PDF Pattern downloads: You can also purchase a printable PDF of this pattern in my Ravelry Shop.
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Blooming Square Pattern
What You’ll Need
Yarn: DK Weight (#3 Light) in color(s) of choice, approximately 70 yards.
Shown Above: Bernat Softee Baby (100% Acrylic), 362yds[331m]/5oz[140g] approximately 70 yards of #166030-02000 White (Yarn A); and small amount of #166030-30424 Soft Red (Yarn B).
Hook: Size G/6 (4.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (these are my favorite hooks)
Notions: Tapestry needle, optional stitch markers, tape measure.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 10” x 10”
Gauge: 15.25 sts x 8 rows in dc = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm). Following this gauge, the square should come out a little smaller than 10” x 10”, and you can then block it to be 10” x 10” or add a border.
- Work row one into the bottom bumps (sometimes called back bumps) of the foundation ch. Tutorial HERE.
- Beginning chain 3 in dc rows counts as a dc.
- Beginning chain 1 in Flower rows does not count as a st.
- Placing markers in the edge stitches and moving the markers up as you go along can help with finding edge stitches and maintaining straight edges.
- There is no multiple included in the pattern. To make a larger square or blanket, work with a multiple of 38 + 2 and continue making additional Flowers in the Flower rows using the same spacing in between the Flowers. Find more information about stitch multiples HERE.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
A: color A
B: color B
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
(): used at the end of a row to indicate the stitch count for that row: used to indicate the set of instructions for making a Flower
Special Stitch Abbreviation, Instructions, and Tutorial:
Flower: Flowers are worked around the posts of dc sts in the row below. Find the indicated dc in the row below. Working around the post of the indicated double crochet in the row below, [dc, picot] 5 times, turn work 180 degrees, then working around post of the previous dc in the row below, [dc, picot] 5 times, turn work 180 degrees again, finish flower by working a sc in the top of the indicated dc. Find a tutorial for the Flower stitch HERE
picot: Work a picot stitch of three chains using your preferred method. Find a tutorial for my preferred method HERE
ROW STITCH GUIDE
Use this row stitch guide as an aid while following the Square Pattern instructions.
|Row Number(s)||Yarn Color||Stitch Pattern|
|Rows 1 – 4||A||dc|
|Rows 5||B||sc row with 3 Flowers|
|Rows 6 – 8||A||dc|
|Rows 9||B||sc row with 2 Flowers|
|Rows 10 – 12||A||dc|
|Rows 13||B||sc row with 3 Flowers|
|Rows 14 – 16||A||dc|
|Row 17||B||sc row with 2 Flowers|
|Rows 18 – 20||A||dc|
|Row 21||B||sc row with 3 Flowers|
|Rows 22 – 23||A||dc|
|Finishing||Weave in ends. Block if desired.|
Blooming Square Crochet Square Pattern
Base Chain: With A, Ch 40.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs count as a dc st) and in each ch across, turn. (38 dc).
Row 2 (dc row): Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and all subsequent dc rows), dc in next st and in each st across, turn.
Rows 3 – 4: Rep row 2. Fasten off color A at the end of row 4. Turn.
Row 5 (sc row with 3 Flowers): Join yarn B with a sl st, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, [make Flower starting by working around post of 10th dc in the row below, then around post of 9th dc in the row below, and finishing with sc in top of 10th dc], sc in next 9 sts, [make Flower starting by working around post of 20th dc in the row below, then around post of 19th dc in the row below, and finishing with sc in in top of 20th dc], sc in next 9 sts, [make Flower starting by working around post of 30th dc in the row below, then around post of 29th dc in the row below, and finishing with sc in top of 30th dc], sc in next 8 sts. Fasten off color B before going on to next row. Turn. (3 Flowers, 38 sc).
Rows 6 (dc following flower row): Join yarn A with a sl st, ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across, turn. (38 dc)
Rows 7 – 8 (dc row): Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across. Fasten off color A at the end of row 8. Turn.
Row 9 (sc row with 2 Flowers): Join yarn B with a sl st, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 13 sts, [make Flower starting by working around post of 15th dc in the row below, then around post of 14th dc in the row below, and finishing with sc in top of 15th dc], sc in next 9 sts, [make Flower starting by working around post of 25th dc of row below, then around post of 24th dc of row below, and finishing with dc in top of 25th dc], sc in next 13 sts, turn. (2 Flowers, 38 sc)
Rows 10 – 12 (dc rows): Rep rows 6 – 8.
Row 13 (sc row with 3 Flowers): Rep Row 5.
Rows 14 – 16 (dc rows): Rep rows 6 – 8.
Row 17 (sc row with 2 Flowers): Rep row 9.
Row 18 – 20 (dc row): Rep rows 6 – 8.
Row 21 (sc row with 3 Flowers): Rep Row 5.
Rows 22 – 23 (dc rows): Rep Rows 6 – 7. Fasten off at end of Row 23.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block square to measure 10” x 10”. If possible, stretch and pin the flowers out when blocking so that they will lie flat. If desired, you can also use a few small tacking stitches to sew the edges of the flowers down.
Bouquet of Flowers Crochet Along
The Blooming Square is part of the Bouquet of Flowers Crochet Along organized by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Starting on March 21, 2022, you can download the Blooming Square pattern for free as part of the CAL.
Get all the details including the coupon code at the Bouquet of Flowers Round Up Post or by using the button below.
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Bouquet of Flowers Bundle
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