Vela Flower Square

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!

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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.

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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.

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Vela Flower Granny Square

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Materials

– 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)

– Tapestry needle

 Measuring tape

– Scissors

Finished dimensions

10 x 10” / 25.5 x 25.5 cm

Gauge

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

Notes

– 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

Video

In this video you can see how to make this flower afghan square.


Click here to watch this video on YouTube

Pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **


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

Row 1:
1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, ch 3, turn <27>

Row 2:
1 dc in each st across, ch 3, turn <27>

Row 3:
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>

Row 4:
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>

Row 5:
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>

Row 6:
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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Share a picture!

If you are going to make this flower granny square, please tag me @wilmawestenberg on Instagram and add this pattern to your Ravelry queue. I would love to see what colors you used and feature some of your pictures!

Questions?

If you have any questions about my crochet patterns, feel free to join my Facebook Group. I created this group for you to share pictures/ progress, ask questions and to help each other out.


3 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline Fisher
    30 October 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Happy to have discovered your page! I’m on a granny square binge right now. By the way, my mother was named Wilma. We had relatives from the Netherlands.

  • Reply
    Barb
    6 October 2021 at 1:07 am

    Hello Wilma! First, thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern-it’s nice to work flowers in with the afghan instead of making separate ones and sewing them on. I decided to make one solid throw, and I am using your ‘more flowers’ idea with hdc, even in the flower. I wanted to do a couple of rows of flowers before emailing you, because I added a fifth petal, and it worked! Thank you again! Warmest regards and happy crocheting!

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    Heather
    25 March 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Wilma, your talent is amazing. This is the most gorgeous crochet I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing it with the world. For such a young age, you have amassed a wonderful talent and you should be proud. I can’t wait to try this.

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