Flower Motif Blanket Square Tutorial

Flower Motif Blanket Squares 4

To create your Flower Motif Blanket Square you will need:

You Will Need

  • 3 colours of yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Wool needle

I have used Debbie Bliss Rialto Double Knit and a size 5 mm hook. Size of the finished square using this yarn and hook size is 14 cm, 51/2 inches.
Choose the colour for the flower centre and start – chain 6

Chain 6Slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.

Form A RingSlip stitch onto the centre of the ring.

ROUND 1

Chain 1
Work 15 double crochet into the centre of the ring.
Slip stitch into the first double crochet.
Cut yarn leaving approx. 5  cm and draw through the loop to fasten off.

Slip Stitch CentreRound 2

Join the flower colour.

There are many different ways to join yarn but this is how I do it.
Tie the new colour to the finishing tail of the last yarn colour.

Join New ColourSlide the knot down the tail and tighten so it sits snuggly against the last stitch.

Slide Knot

Pull the yarn through the top of the first double crochet of round 1.

Chain 3 (counts as 1 treble), 1 treble crochet into the same space. You can work in the tails as you crochet by holding them to the back of your work and enclosing them as you make each stitch.

3 Chain and 1 Treble

Work 2 trebles into each of the remaining 14 double crochet.

See how neatly the tails can be worked in as you go.

Contine Working 2 Trebles

You now have 30 stitches.

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the first 3 chain of this round.

Slip Stitch to Join

Front view.

Front ViewRear view.

Rear ViewYou will see there is only the starting tail showing as the tails from joining the new colour have been crocheted into the round.

Now to start making the petals, we are only going to work into the front loop of each stitch. The back loop will be used for round 4.

Round 3

Chain 1 (counts as 1 double crochet).

1 double crochet into the next stitch.

Petal Double Crochet1 half treble into the next stitch.

Petal Half Treble5 trebles into the next stitch

Petal 5 Trebles

1 half treble.

Round 5 Half Treble 2

1 double crochet to complete the first petal.

Petal 1 Complete

Continue working into the front loops only to make 4 more petals.

Petal 2

Each petal is worked into 5 stitches, the pattern for each petal is:

1 double crochet, 1 half treble, 5 trebles into the same stitch, 1 half treble, 1 double crochet.

For the last petal work:

1 double crochet, 1 half treble, 5 trebles into the same stitch, 1 half treble, 1 double crochet, slip stitch into the chain made at the start of the round.

Slip Stitch to Complete Round 3

Front view.Petal Round 1 Complete

Rear view

Petal Round 1 Rear View

Round 4

Now we will work into the back of the loop that you can see above on the back of the flower.

Start with the flower facing you and slip stitch into the loop immediately below.

Round 5 Slip Tail Through Loop

Chain 3 (counts as 1 treble).

Round 4 Chain 31 treble into the same loop.

Round 4 I Treble Into Same Space1 treble into the next loop.

Round 4 1 Treble Into Next LoopContinue the round alternately working 2 trebles then 1 treble into each loop.

You will have 45 stitches, have a quick count to check as you will not be able to complete the next round of petals without the correct number of stitches.

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the 3 chain worked at the start of the round.

Round 4 Slip Stich To Join

Round 5

Again we are only going to work into the front loop of each stitch for this second round of petals. The back loop will be used for round 6.

Chain 1 (counts as 1 double crochet).

Round 5 Chain 1

1 double crochet into the next stitch.

Round 5 Double Crochet1 half treble into the next stitch.

Round 5 Half Treble5 trebles into the next stitch.

Round 5 5 Trebles1 half treble

Round 5 Half Treble 21 double crochet to complete the first petal.

Round 5 Double Crochet 2Continue the round following the pattern set for each petal:

1 double crochet, 1 half treble, 5 trebles into the same stitch, 1 half treble, 1 double crochet.

For the last petal work:

1 double crochet, 1 half treble, 5 trebles into the same stitch, 1 half treble, slip stitch into the chain made at the start of the round. 9 petals.

Slip Stich to Join PetalsCut yarn leaving approx. 5  cm and draw through the loop to fasten off.

Front view

Round 5 Complete

Rear view

Round 5 Complete Rear ViewWith the flower facing you and slip stitch into the loop immediately below.

Round 5 Slip Tail Through LoopRound 6

Join the next colour by tying a knot around the tail threaded through the loop.

Round 6 Join New ColourTurn the flower around to face you, hold the top petals down and draw the yarn through the loop.

Round 6 Slip Stitch into the First LoopChain 3.

Round 6 Chain 3Treble 2 into the same loop.

Round 6 Work 2 Trebles into Same SpaceChain 3.

Round 6 Cain 33 trebles into the next loop.

Round 6 3 Trebles into Next LoopChain 3.

Count along to the 5th loop from the last loop worked. Work 1 double crochet into the 5th loop.

Round 6 Chain 3 2Chain 3.

Round 6 Chain 3 3Count along to the 5th loop from the double crochet loop worked. Work 3 trebles into the 5th loop.

Round 6 3 Trebles 3Chain 3.

Work 3 trebles into the next loop to form the second corner.

Round 6 3 Trebles 4

Continue the round as follows.

Chain 3.

Count along to the 5th loop from last three treble worked. Work 1 double crochet into the 5th loop.

Chain 3.

Count along to the 5th loop from the double crochet. Work 3 trebles into the 5th loop.

Chain 3.

3 trebles into the next loop.

3 Chain

Count along to the 5th loop from the last 3 trebles worked. Work 1 double crochet into the 5th loop.

Chain 3.

Count along to the 5th loop from the double crochet. Work 3 trebles into the 5th loop.

Chain 3.

Work 3 trebles into the next loop to form the fourth corner.

Chain 3.

Count along to the 5th loop from last three treble worked. Work 1 double crochet into the 5th loop.

Chain 3.

Slip stitch into the third chain of the first 3 chain worked at the start of round 6.

Round 6 Complete Front View

Round 7

Work 3 chain (counts as first treble).

Round 7 Chain 3

Work 1 treble into each of the next 2 trebles.

Round 7 2 Trebles 1

2 trebles 2 chain 2 trebles into the corner space.

Round 7 First Corner

Work 1 treble into each of the next 3 trebles.

Round 7 3 Trebles into 3 Trebles 1

3 trebles into the next chain space.

1 treble into the double crochet.

Round 7 3 Trebles into Chain Space 1

3 trebles into the next 3 chain space.

Round 7 3 Trebles into next Chain Space 2

1 treble into each of the next three trebles.

Round 7 3 trebles into Next 3 TreblesWork 2 trebles, 2 chain, 2 trebles into the corner space.

Round 7 Chain 2 Treble 2Continue working

*1 treble into each of the next three trebles.

3 trebles into the next chain space.

1 treble into the double crochet.

3 trebles into the next chain space.

1 treble into each of the next three trebles.

2 trebles, 2 chain, 2 trebles into the corner space.*

Repeat from * to * 1 more time.

3 trebles into the next three trebles.

3 trebles into the next chain space.

1 treble into the double crochet.

3 trebles into the next chain space.

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the first 3 chain worked at the start of this round.

Round 8

Chain 3.

Round 8 3 Chain

*1 treble into each of the next 4 trebles.

Round 8 4 Trebles

2 trebles, 2 chain, 2 trebles into the corner space.

Round 8 2 Trebles 2 Chain 2 TreblesContinue along to the next corner working 1 treble into each treble. 17 trebles.

Rounf 8 Trebles Up to Corner

2 trebles, 2 chain, 2 trebles into the corner space.

Round 8 2 Trebles 2 Chain 2 Trebles 2Continue round 8 working *17 trebles, 1 into each treble, and 2 trebles 2 chain 2 trebles into the corner space* twice.

Work 12 trebles ending with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the 3 chain at the start of the round.

Round 8 Complete

Round 9

Chain 1.

Round 9 Chain 1

Continue round 9 working 1 double crochet into each of the next 6 trebles, 4 double crochet into corner space.

*Work 1 double crochet into the next 21 trebles. 4 double crochet into corner space.* three times.

double crochet into the next 14 trebles.

Round 9 Work Double Crochet into Each Treble

End with a slip stitch into the chain made at the start of the round.

Cut your yarn leaving a 3 inch tail, pull the tail through the last loop and pull to tighten the knot.

Next you need to sew in any of the ends that you have not managed to crochet into your square.

Round 9 CompleteIt looks a bit out of alignment for a square at the moment but I always like to pin out each square on the ironing board or other flat surface and either lightly steam and leave to dry or lightly spray with a water mist and leave to dry naturally. This sets your square so make sure you pin out the corners neatly.

Flower Motif Afghan SquaresNow you can make other colour combinations and make into a cushion or blanket. If you have an questions please do not hesitate to let me know and I will be happy to help if I can.

I would also love to see any photos of your squares.

Happy crocheting!

The idea for the flower pattern blanket square came from making this lovely blooming flower cushion which I have made a couple of times now for my wonderful girls. I absolutely love it and wanted to incorporate the flower pattern into their blankets that I have made.

Pattern by Attic 24  blooming flower cushion.

25 thoughts on “Flower Motif Blanket Square Tutorial

  1. mariamiss6 September 24, 2013 / 00:19

    Wauw your pictures are so clear. I love this motif, so I’m pinning that for when I some day need a never-ending project. Also, I’m gonna subscribe.
    And thank you, for liking one of my posts 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 24, 2013 / 18:22

      Thank you, I am so pleased that you find this tutorial useful and I look forward to seeing your endeavours someday soon.

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  2. sgsy August 1, 2013 / 14:45

    Thank you for the excellent tutorial! I learned some new things and will try them out! 🙂

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  3. Elena May 30, 2013 / 16:03

    What an awesome tutorial! This really inspires me to actually try and read patterns. I get frustrated with patterns but this makes it so easy to understand. You’ve also inspired me to take better pictures on my own blog lol. Beautiful work and great blog.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2013 / 20:01

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so pleased you are inspired it does take quite a while to take the photos, load them and then write out the instructions so it is great to get such positive feedback. Let me know if you use it as I would love to see how it goes. Happy hooking.

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  4. Geekette Palette April 29, 2013 / 12:40

    This is so impressive ! I’ve never been able to crochet from the center like that, but your wonderfully detailed tutorial makes me want to try again !

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 29, 2013 / 19:56

      So pleased you liked it, I have also done a tutorial for a Granny Square which would be a good place to start if you are trying crochet from the centre again. Send me some photos of what you do, I would love to see.

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  5. Dione~psalms348blog April 27, 2013 / 18:15

    I like this square a lot. But just to confirm: these are not US crochet terms are they? I think you’re are doing singles and doubles according to US terms. Let me know so I can make the adjustments in my head if I decide to do this. By the way, Thanks for visiting my site earlier!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 28, 2013 / 17:09

      The terms used are UK not US, double crochet hook through the stitch, pull yarn through, yarn round hook then pull through 2 loops on the hook. Half treble, yarn round hook then through stitch, yarn round hook again, pull yarn through, yarn round hook and pull through all 3 loops. Treble, yarn round hook then through stitch, yarn round hook again, pull yarn through, yarn round hook and pull through 2 loops, yarn round hook again and pull through remaining 2 loops. Hope this helps, if you have any more queries please let me know.

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      • Dione~psalms348blog April 29, 2013 / 02:14

        Thanks, It does indeed help. I shouldn’t have any problems.

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  6. Ruta Gr. April 25, 2013 / 19:02

    What a great tutorial. You did a huge job! 🙂

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      • Ruta Gr. April 25, 2013 / 19:04

        I hope so too! After all the other projects 😀

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  7. dosayit April 23, 2013 / 05:06

    I love you color choices! So saturated and gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration and awesome instructions.

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  8. ClareP April 18, 2013 / 08:40

    Looking good – can’t wait to give it a try!

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  9. Liz April 18, 2013 / 01:18

    Aww. Pretty. I agree, Great photo tutorial.

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  10. creative pixie April 14, 2013 / 09:48

    Great photo tutorial

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