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8-Petal Flower Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern

I take part in the Baker’s Dozen group on Ravelry.  Every month you make a square to send to the M.O.M. (Member Of the Month).  October’s MOM said she wanted a square that had meaning to the giver, color didn’t matter.  This is what I came up with.

  • The 8 petals represent each person in my family. (me, hubby, and our 6 children)
  • The rounds represent my pink picket fence. ha! – I love country living and am totally happy living in the middle of nowhere.
  • Pink….well because I live in a pink world. 5 of my children are girls and they are my inspiration for just about all my creations!

Here’s the pattern.

8-PETAL FLOWER SQUARE

Finished Size:   12” square

Materials: Caron Simply Soft (or any ww yarn)

  • ½ oz. Soft Pink
  • ½ oz. Watermelon
  • Size “H” crochet hook

 

with Soft Pink, ch8, slip stitch to 1st  ch to form a circle.

Round 1: ch2, (3dc in ring, ch6, slip stitch to post of last dc made) 8 times, slip stitch to 1st changing to color B.

Round 2:  ch1, slip stitch in next dc, 12dc in next ch6 sp, * skip next dc, slip stitch in next dc, 12dc in next ch6 sp, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st slip stitch, changing back to color A.

Round 3: ch1, sc in same slip stitch, working behind petals, * ch5, sc in next slip stitch, ch3, sc in next slip stitch, repeat from * around.

Round 4: slip stitch in 1st ch5 sp, ch2, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in same sp, 3dc in next ch3 sp, * (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in next ch5 sp, 3dc in next ch3 sp, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 5: ch2, dc in same dc as ch2, ch1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch1, * (dc, ch3, dc, ch1) in next ch3 sp, (dc, skip next dc, ch1) across, dc in next dc, ch1, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 6: ch2, dc in 1st dc, (dc in ch1 sp, dc in next dc) repeat across to corner, (dc, ch3, dc) in next ch3 sp, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 7: ch2, dc in same dc as ch2, ch1, (skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch1) 2 times, * (dc, ch3, dc, ch1) in next ch3 sp, (dc, skip next dc, ch1) across, dc in next dc, ch1, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 8: ch2, dc in 1st dc, (dc in ch1 sp, dc in next dc) repeat across to corner, (dc, ch3, dc) in next ch3 sp, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 9: ch2, dc in same dc as ch2, ch1, (skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch1) across to corner, * (dc, ch1, dc, ch3, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, skip next dc) in next ch3 sp, (dc, ch1, skip next dc) across, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 10: ch2, dc in 1st dc, (dc in ch1 sp, dc in next dc) repeat across to corner, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch3 sp, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 11: ch2, dc in same dc as ch2, ch1, (skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch1) across to corner, * (dc, ch1, dc, ch3, dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in next ch3 sp, (dc, ch1, skip next dc) across, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc.

Round 12: ch2, dc in 1st dc, (dc in ch1 sp, dc in next dc) repeat across to corner, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch3 sp, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st dc changing to watermelon.

Round 13: ch1, hdc in 1st dc, hdc in each dc across to corner, * (hdc, ch3, hdc) in next ch3 sp, hdc in each dc across, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st hdc.  Fasten off.

Block to 12” square.

 

 Happy Crocheting!



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