This lacy crochet flower square is similar to my lacy afghan square that I published a few weeks ago. Instead of puff stitches in the center, this one has a 3D flower. The edge is then worked the same way as the previous square.
Use two or more colors to crochet this square. I made some with two colors and others with three and four colors. I love how they are turning out and can’t wait until the afghan is complete. I have several bigger squares in the works that will go with these smaller ones. I have many projects on the go, but I’m hoping to finish this afghan sometime before Christmas, but we’ll see.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Patons Canadiana or any similar yarn.
Hook Size: 4.00mm
Finished Size: 5″ Square
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Bet = Between
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Prev = Previous
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
Stdc = Standing Double Crochet
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
The Standing Double Crochet is an alternative to a chain 3 at the beginning of a round or row. The stitch blends in more than the starting chains and it just as easy if not easier to make.
To make the stitch, start off with a slip knot on hook. Yarn over and insert hook into designated stitch, chain or space. Then finish the dc as normal. See images below:
With CA, Ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in first ch and into each ch around; join with sl st to first sc. (4 ch-3 lps)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 4, (sc in next sc, ch 4) around; join with sl st to first sc. (4 ch-4 lps)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 5, (sc in next sc, ch 5) around; join with sl st to first sc. (4 ch-5 lps)
Rnd 4: Ch 7 (counts as first dc and first ch-4 lp), [(sc, ch 4) in ch-5 lp, (dc, ch 4) in next sc] 3 times; (sc, ch 4) in last lp; join with sl st to first dc (3rd ch). (8 ch-4 lps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into first lp, ch 1, (sc, ch 7) in first lp, [(sc, ch 4) in next lp, (sc, ch 7) in next lp] 3 times; (sc, ch 4) in last lp; join with sl st to first sc. (4 ch-7 lps and 4 ch-4 lps) FO CA.
Rnd 6: With CB work stdc in first ch-7 lp, work another 14 dc into same lp, [3 dc into next lp, 15 dc into next lp] 3 times; 3 dc into last lp; join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 17 sts] 3 times; (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in last 10 sts; join with sl st in first sc. (80 sts) FO.
Flower in the Center
Bottom Layer: With CB work stdc in first ch-4 lp of rnd 2, work another 8 dc into same lp (first petal made), work 9 dc in each of next 3 lps; join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts or 4 petals) FO.
Top Layer: With CB work stdc in first lp of rnd 1, work another 6 dc into same lp, (sl st in sp bet petals of prev layer, work 7 dc in next lp) 3 times; sl st in sp bet petals of prev layer; join with sl st to first stdc. (28 sts or 4 petals) FO.