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Crochet Cable Flower 12″ Square Free Pattern

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This square is the second afghan square I designed for the Creative Crossings afghan, you can find my first crochet square pattern and more information about the afghan here. It features a pretty aran crochet flower made by using crochet post stitches, bobbles, popcorns and lots of patience. 

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The design for this square was inspired by a square on a knit sampler blanket my mom gave to me. I have been saying for years I want to make a crochet version of that square, and so I finally did. 

A couple things to note about this crochet pattern. If you want your square to measure 12 inches be sure to check your gauge. My friend Maria at Maria’s Blue Crayon has a post all about checking your gauge.

If you are using a thicker worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver, Caron One Pound, Vanna’s Choice…) you may have to go down at least 1 hook size This will also result in a stiffer square. Red Heart Soft is one of the thinner worsted weight yarns out there, Lion Brand Heartland and Caron Simply Soft would make lovely substitutes in this pattern. 

That being said we all crochet differently and sometimes things end up a hair too big or too small. If that’s the case, feel free to add or subtract singe crochet rounds at the very end of the pattern. 

This is definitively not a beginners square, you need to be familiar with working post stitches and understand how crochet cables work. 

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I should note that since I have been sitting on these chicken scratch pattern notes for about a year I did have to change the center of the flower. I could not get the original lacy puff stitch design to work no matter what I tried. Instead I opted to make it a lightly textured center by using a combination of single and treble crochet stitches. So, your flower center will look like the one below, not the one in the featured photo above. 

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Materials

  • 1 Skein of Red Heart Soft (256 yds/5 oz) – Color Berry shown
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 6 rows x 7 hdc sts = 2 in
  • Finished: 12 in x 12 in

Abbreviations

  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Fptc: front post treble crochet
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Fpdtr: front post double treble
  • Fptr4tog: front post treble crochet 4 stitches together
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Tr: treble crochet
  • Sc-pc: single crochet popcorn

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Special Stitches

  • Front post double treble crochet (fpdtr): Yarnover (yo) 3 times, insert hook as indicated, yo pull up loop, yo pull through 2 loops 3 times. Yo pull through last 2 loops.
  • Front post treble crochet 4 together (fptr4tog): Yo 3 times, insert hook as indicated, yo pull through 2 loops 3 times, *Yo 3 times insert hook as indicated in next st, yo pull through 2 loops 3 times. Repeat from * 2 more times. Yo pull through all loops on hook.
  • Bobble: Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop, yo pull through 2 loops. *Yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up loop, yo pull through 2 loops Repeat from * 3 more times. Yo, pull through all loops on hook.
  • Single Crochet Popcorn (sc-pc): Make 5 single crochets in same st. remove hook from working loop of last sc and insert through 1st sc. Catch working loop and pull through.

Notes

  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Each row should have 34 stitches
  • All front post stitches are worked 2 rows below the current row.
  • This is not a beginner crochet pattern, you must be familiar with cables and post stitches.
  • Be sure to check your gauge if you want your square to measure 12 inches.
  • Lion Brand Heartland and Caron Simply Soft would make great yarn substitutes for this pattern. If you use a thicker worsted weight (red heart super saver, vannas choice you may need to go down at least 1 hook size).
  • Add this pattern to your favorites on Ravelry here

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Pattern

Row 1: Ch 35, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn (34)

Row 2-5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in each st across. Turn (34)

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1, hdc in next 14. Fptc in next 4 sts 2 rows below. Hdc across. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in each st across. Turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in next 14 sts. Fptc around next 4 fptc. Hdc across. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and across. Turn

Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1, hdc in next 12. Fpdtr around next 2 fptc. Hdc in next 4 sts. Working back across sts just made, fpdtr around previous fptc. Hdc across. Turn

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in each st across. Turn

Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in next 10 sts. Fpdtr around next 2 Fpdtr, hdc in next 2, Fptr in next 4 sts 2 rows below, hdc in next 2. Working back across sts just made, fpdtr around previous fpdtr. Hdc across. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1, hdc across. Turn

Row 14: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 10. Fptr around next 2 Fpdtr, fpdtr around next 2 fptr. Hdc in next 4, Fpdtr around next 2 fptr, fptr around next 2 fpdtr. Hdc across. Turn

Row 15: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in next 14 sts. Make bobble in next, hdc in next 2, make bobble in next. Hdc across. Turn

Row 16: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1, hdc in next 10 sts. Fptr4tog over next 4 front post sts.  Hdc in next 10. Fptr4tog over next 4 front post sts. Hdc across. Turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, hdc same st as ch 1 and in next 12, bobble in next. *Sc in next st, tr in next, repeat from * 2 more times. Bobble in next, hdc across.

Row 18: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 13, *sc in next, tr in next, repeat from * 2 more times, hdc across.

Row 19: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 11. Bobble, hdc in next. *Sc in next, tr in next repeat from * 2 more times. Hdc in next, bobble in next, hdc across.

Row 20: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 13, *sc in next, tr in next, repeat from * 2 more times, hdc across.

Row 21: Ch 1, hdc same st as ch 1 and in next 12, bobble in next. *Sc in next st, tr in next, repeat from * 2 more times. Bobble in next, hdc across.

Row 22: Ch 1, Hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st and Ch-1 space across.

Row 23: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 14. Bobble in next, hdc in next 2, bobble in next. Hdc across. Turn.

Row 24-29: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch-1 and in each st across. Turn.

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Border

You will be working in joined rounds now.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *sc-pc in next, sc in next. Repeat evenly around. Placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join top of 1st sc with sl st. 

NOTE: There should be approximately 17 sc-pc stitches on each side of the square. This round does not have to be exact, as long as you are spacing your stitches evenly and you have 16-17 sc-pc’s it will work out.

Rnd 2 & 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, and in each st around, placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. On last round, finish off and weave in ends.

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