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Flower Squares Afghan

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This intermediate flower afghan crochet pattern features 35 flower motifs with fun popcorn stitches. Creating each of these flower squares in four different colors is challenging and fun. Find this afghan crochet pattern and many more crochet and knitting patterns in the Red Heart Yarn eBook.
 

Crochet Flower Afghan
 

Materials:

  • Yarn: RED HEART® "Soft Yarn™": 2 Balls 4601 Off White A; 4 Balls 9344 Chocolate B; 3 Balls each 9537 Fuchsia C, 9522 Leaf D, 9218 Teal E and 9275 Paprika F.
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5mm (US K-101⁄2).

Size: 41" wide x 56" long.

Gauge: Motif = 7" square

Abbreviations:
pc (popcorn stitch): Work 4 dc in same sc, drop loop from hook, insert hook in the top of first st, pull dropped loop through st.
dtr (double-treble): Yo 3 times, insert hook in specified st, yo and pull up a loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

NOTE: To join yarn with a dc- With slip knot on hook, yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops] twice.

Instructions:

AFGHAN: Work 35 Motifs—9 Motifs each with C, D and E and 8 Motifs with F. Instructions are for C Motif. Changes for D, E and F are in parentheses).

MOTIF: With B ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1(RS): Ch 1, work 8 sc into ring; join with a slip st in first sc; fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join A with a dc in any st; pc in same st, ch 3, * pc in next sc, ch 3; repeat from * 6 times; join with a slip st in first pc; fasten off – 8 pc.
Rnd 3: Join C (D, E, F) in any ch-3 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same space, * 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sp—corner made, repeat from * twice, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 sp, join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-5 – 9 dc on each side.
Rnd 4: Slip st in ch-2 space, ch 5, (dc, ch 1, dc) in same space, ch 1, sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 4 times, * (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 4 times; repeat from * around, dc, ch 1 in beginning ch-2 space, join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-5.
Rnd 5: Slip st in ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, 2 dc in each ch-1 space to corner ch-2 space, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, 2 dc in each ch-1 space across to corner, repeat from * around, join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-3; fasten off – 18 dc on each side.
Rnd 6: Join A in any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, sc in each of next 5 dc, * dtr in middle dc of 3- dc group in Row 3, sk next dc on Row 5, sc in each of next 2 dc on Row 5, (tr, ch 1, tr) into same middle dc of 3-dc group in Row 3, sk next 2 dc on Row 5, sc in each of next 2 dc on Row 5, dtr into same middle dc of 3-dc group in Row 3, sk next dc on Row 5, sc in each of next 5 dc on Row 5; repeatfrom * around, join with a slip st in first sc.
Rnd 7: Slip st in ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 space, * [sk 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in dtr, sk 2 sc and tr, 3 dc in ch-1 space between 2 tr, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in dtr, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sk 3 sc **, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space] 3 times; repeat from * to ** one more time, join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-3; fasten off.
Rnd 8: Join B with a slip st in any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, [sc in space between 3-dc groups, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next dc] 6 times; repeat from * around, join with a slip st in first sc; fasten off.

Flower Afghan Diagram

ASSEMBLY: Motifs are joined using B on WS, using Assembly Diagram as guide.
Vertical Seams: Using B, begin at lower right edge of afghan chart, with RS of Motifs to be joined facing, join yarn with a slip st through both Motifs in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, * [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space of both Motifs] 14 times, ch 1, sc in ch-2 space, ch 1, do not fasten off, holding next 2 Motifs with RS facing, sc in corner ch-2 space, repeat from * across all Motifs in row; fasten off. Continue to join all Motifs in vertical rows as shown in diagram.
Horizontal Seams: Join horizontal seams in same manner.

BORDER:
Rnd 1: Join B with a slip st in ch-2 space of any corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 12 times, * sc in ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in ch-2 space of next Motif, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 12 times **; repeat from * to ** to corner ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space; repeat around, join with a slip st in first sc; fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join A in any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 space, ch 3, [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3] across to next ch-2 space, repeat from * across to next corner ch-2 space, repeat around, join with a slip st in first sc, slip st in ch-2 sp.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 space, repeat from * around, join with a slip st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Slip st in ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 3, * sc in corner ch-2 space, ch 3, [sc in sc, ch 3] across to corner ch-2 space, repeat from * around, join with a slip st in first sc; fasten off.

 

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