Hooray, It is finally the day for my square in the Bouquet of Flowers CAL run by Helen at Sunflower Cottage Crochet. I am so excited to present to you the Patchwork Blossom Square, which has been inspired by all the wonderful spring blossoms that we are now seeing in the Northern Hemisphere. This is pattern is free on blog and will also be free as pdf for the duration of the CAL (check out the round up post to find out how to get the free pattern and then scroll find the download button on this post). Or if you want to buy the patterns for the whole beautiful blanket, click the Buy the Bundle button for details.
Scrap dk yarn in pinks, whites, blues and greens
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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Approx 10 inches by 10 inches
dc – double crochet
htr – half treble
mc – magic circle
tr – treble
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The square is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each round: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Start crocheting here
Foundation: Use a darker pink: Mc with 5 dc. (5)
Round 1: [2htr], ch 1. 5 times. Fasten off. (10 and 5 ch-1-sp)
Round 2: Use a lighter pink, cream or white. Dc into ch-1-sp, [htr, tr], [tr, htr]. 5 times. Fasten off. (25).
Round 3: Use blue or green. Dc into any dc from round 2, ch 4 and place the chains behind the “petal” from round 2. 5 times. ( 5 and 5 ch-4-sp)
Round 4: 4 dc into ch-4-sp, skip 1. 5 times. (20)
Round 5: 4dc (htr, ch 2, htr). 4 times. (24 and 4 ch-2-sp)
Round 6: 5dc, (dc, ch 2, dc). 4 times. Fasten off. (28 and 4 ch-2-sp)
Sew the squares together using whip stitch and a blue or green yarn, in an order that you like.
Work the next few rounds around the small squares sewn together and use a selection of blue and greens.
Round 1. Start in any corner. [dc, ch 2, dc], ch 1, skip 1, dc. Do this until the next corner. 4 times. Fasten off.
On this row you will also be working into the joining stitches and the corners of the other small squares. Depening on how you jointed the squares, this may give a different number of stitches, so I am omitting the stitch count for the next rows.
Round 2. Start in any corner. [dc, ch 2, dc], ch 1, skip 1, dc. Do this until the next corner. 4 times. Fasten off.
Round 3: Start in any corner. [dc, ch 2, dc], ch 1, skip 1, dc. Do this until the next corner. 4 times. Fasten off.
Measure your square at this point, it should be approaching the 10 inch mark. If it is slightly short, repeat round 3 again.
Round 4. Use the same colour as the final round. Start in any corner. [dc, ch 2, dc], dc across. 4 times. Fasten off.