Block #8 of the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along features the Tiny Flower Crochet Stitch. This unique crochet stitch pattern I developed features little puff stitch flowers on a half double crochet base.
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Learn To Crochet the Tiny Flower Crochet Stitch
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I found a stitch in one of my crochet stitch dictionaries that used this half double crochet and puff stitch combination but instead of little flowers it formed a faux braid all the way up. As I got going inspiration struck and I thought that those little puff stitches would make perfect little flowers. Boom, the tiny flower crochet stitch was born.
This is a relatively easy stitch and would be a great one for a crochet blanket or scarf. You need to know how to chain, half double crochet, skip stitches and make a puff stitch (which is a half double crochet 3 together all in one stitch). When you get to a flower in the pattern you will:
Step 1: Ch 1, skip 1 stitch, make a puff -aka: hdc3tog (see notes below for explanation)- in the next stitch, ch 1, skip 1 stitch and continue on with the pattern to the end of the row.
Step 2: On the next row when you get to that ch-1 space, make a puff, ch 1, skip the puff stitch from the row below and puff stitch in next ch-1 space. Continue on with the pattern to the end of the row.
Step 3: The next row is just like step 1, When you get to a puff stitch, ch 1 and skip it, puff in next ch-1 space, ch 1 and skip the next puff stitch. Continue on with the pattern to the end of the row and beyond.
Pattern information and notes
125yds #4/Worsted weight yarn (Bernat Super Value used in sample)
5mm crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 7 hdc x 5 rows in pattern = 2 in
Finished: 12in. x 12in.
I use US Terminology
Hdc: half double crochet
Hdc3tog: half double crochet 3 stitches together (puff stitch)
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
To make this square bigger or smaller chain a multiple of 8 + 6 more (5 extra stitch and 1 for the turning chain)
Puff/hdc3toginstructions: Yo, insert hook into st indicated, pull up loop, *yo, insert hook into same st and pull up loop, repeat from * 1 more time. yo pull through all 7 loops on hook.
If you follow the pattern as written, each row will have 37 stitches this includes, hdc, hdc3tog and ch-1’s.
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Tiny Flower Crochet Stitch 12″ Square crochet PATTERN
Ch 38 to start
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook an in each ch across. Turn (37)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 4 sts, *ch 1, skip 1 st. hdc3tog in next. Ch 1, skip 1 st. hdc in next 5. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 4 sts. *Hdc3tog in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, hdc3tog in ch-1 space, hdc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in next 4 sts, *ch 1, skip 1 st. hdc3tog in ch-1 space. Ch 1, skip 1 st. hdc in next 5. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st and ch-1 space across. Turn
Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, *ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc3tog in next, ch 1, skip 1 st. Hdc in next 5, repeat from * across until 4 sts remain. *Ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc3tog in next, ch 1, skip 1 st. hdc in last. Turn
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1. *Hdc3tog in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc3tog in ch-1 space, hdc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * across until 4 sts remain. *Hdc3tog in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc3tog in ch-1 space, hdc in last. Turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, * ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc3tog in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1 st. Hdc in next 5, repeat from * across until 4 sts remain. *Ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc3tog in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1 st. hdc in last. Turn.
Row 10: Repeat row 5
Row 11: Repeat row 6
Row 12-29 (or until your block is square): Repeat rows 2-11. After last row, do not turn. Continue to border.
Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off, weave in ends.
-Add more border rounds as necessary to get to 12” square.
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