Heavily inspired by the Flower Square by Beata Basik but wanting a smaller square with less holes I decided why not come up with my own. I made a mash up of the flower square by taking the idea of the flower square but using a smaller flower and changing it up a bit. Since my intentions are to use this square for purses/clutches I wanted to make sure it didn't have a bunch of holes where you would be able to see the lining.
For my squares I used 3 colors, center, petals and base. You don't have to use a different color for the center but included in the pattern is when to do the color changes.
Cute Little Flower Square
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Size - about 2 1/2 inches, you can go up a hook size for a slightly larger square
Worsted weight yarn
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
post stitches = the "bottom" of the stitch, the part that is wrapped around the previous row.
If you bend the petal it tends to make it a bit easier to get your hook into those stitches
Do not work the dc for the petals tightly!! You will get frustrated later when you have to work into the post stitches of the dc!
Make an adjustable/"magic" ring
Round 1: ch 1, and work 4 sc into the ring sl st into first sc to join
If you want the center a different color than switch to the petal color now
Round 2: working into the same st as join * ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sl st, then sc into the next st * on the last petal after you work the sl st go to the next step (5 petals)
You will now be working behind the petals into the post stitches... bend the petal down so you can get to the post stitches
Round 3: * sc into the post stitch of the first dc (in the set of 3) on the next petal, ch 2, sc in the last (3rd) dc on the same petal * on the last petal after you worked sc into the 3rd dc sl st into the ch 2 space on the next petal to join (5 ch 2 spaces)
Round 4: * ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, sl st, then sc in the next ch space * after you sl st into the last petal...(5 petals)
You now want to switch to your base color
Working behind the petals into the post stitches
Round 5: sc into the post stitch of each of the 4 dc on each petal, sl st into first sc to join (20 sc)
working in just the front loop on each st
Round 6: ch 1, sc into the same st, sc into the next st, * 4 sc in the next, sc in the next 4 sts * sc into the last st, sl st into the first sc to join
I would love to hear/see the ways you use this little square so please share! :)
FYI: I'm working on a purse that uses these squares by attaching 4 of them together to make a big square full of flowers (like in the picture below)......so be sure to check back in the next few weeks for that pattern :)