Crochet this beautiful Vela Flower Granny Square with my free crochet pattern. It’s a simple 4-row repeat and can be made as big as you want. This square features a unique flower stitch from my Vela Flower Shawl which is fun and easy to make. Scroll down for my free crochet pattern and make your own flower granny square!
About the design
This beautiful square is made out of flowers. Not just flowers… Vela’s flowers. In 2018 I designed the Vela Flower Shawl, a shawl dedicated to my mini-me Vela who has the same rare condition as I have. She loves flowers, so I came up with 3 different flower stitches which I called Vela Flower Friend 1, 2 and 3. This square is completely made with Vela Flower Friend 1.
About the pattern
This pattern is a 4-row repeat and is mainly made with double crochet stitches. Even the flowers are made with double crochet stitches (and chains). As most people prefer 10″ squares for blankets, the pattern below contains instructions for a 10″ square. However, it can be made any size you want by simple adding or removing stitches and rows. This pattern contains a step-by-step video tutorial.
Vela Flower Granny Square
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– 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease (weight 4/medium, 197yds/180m, 3oz/85g)
or 40 grams of similar yarn
– Crochet hook 6 mm (US J/10)
10 x 10” / 25.5 x 25.5 cm
14 dc x 8 rows = 4” x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm
Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)
– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– Flower stitch: 1 sc in next st, ch 4, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch, [ch 3, 1 dc in same ch, ch 3, sl st in same ch] 3 times, ch 1, sc in same st as where you started
[ ]: repeat what is between the brackets as many times as directed
< >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– Pattern is worked flat; we turn our work at the end of each row
– 3 turning chains do not count as a stitch
– Working in a flower means working in the 2nd sc
In this video you can see how to make this flower afghan square.
* Click here to watch this video on YouTube
Explanation flower stitch:
1 sc in next st, ch 4, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch, [ch 3, 1 dc in same ch, ch 3, sl st in same ch] 3 times, ch 1, sc in same st as where you started
With hook size 6mm, ch 30
1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, ch 3, turn <27>
1 dc in each st across, ch 3, turn <27>
1 dc in first 4 st, [flower in next st, 1 dc in next 5 st] 3 times, flower in next st, 1 dc in last 4 st, ch 3, turn <27 st, including 4 flowers>
1 dc in first 4 st, [1 dc in flower, 1 dc in next 5 st] 3 times, 1 dc in last flower, 1 dc in last 4 st, ch 3, turn <27>
1 dc in first 7 st, [flower in next st, 1 dc in next 5 st] 3 times, 1 dc in last 2 st, ch 3, turn <27 st, including 3 flowers>
1 dc in first 7 st, [1 dc in flower, 1 dc in next 5 st] 3 times, 1 dc in last 2 st, ch 3, turn <27>
Row 7 – 16:
repeat row 3-6 consecutively
Row 17, 18, 19:
1 dc in each st across, ch 3, turn <27>
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
More yarn, more flowers!
My first version of this flower square included more flowers and turned out to be only 9″. As this stitch is a yarn eater, I decided to make a 10″ version which uses less yarn. I do love the look of the first version tho, so if you just need 1 square or don’t care about the extra work and yarn, you can make the first version (see pic below) which is exactly the same as above, except:
- work hdc instead of dc
- skip row 2 and 19 (which means you work only 1 row of sc at the start and end of the square)
- add some extra flower rows until your square has a total of 24 rows instead of 19
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