Melindrea makes art

Cluster flower square

Purple and brown square with a flower in the middle

My first square that’s of my own design! Using inspiration from other projects, like how to make a circle into a square, and a few flower projects, I went with a flower in a square, with a star-like center and petals accentuated by a puff stitch.

Pattern

Knowledge & Abbreviation

You need to be able to do chains (ch-x), double crochet stitches (dc), single crochet stitches (sc), double crochet clusters (dcxtog), and slip stitches (sl st). I use American terms.

  • ch-x: chain X chains
  • st: stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • dcXtog: double crochet clusters, X together
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • ch sp: chain space
  • beg: beginning
  • rep: repeat
  • sk: skip

Crochet the puff stitch as follows: yarn over and insert your hook into the space.  Yarn over again and pull up a long loop.  Repeat this four more times.  Yarn over and pull through all 11 loops on your hook.  Ch-1 to finish the puff stitch.

Stitches

Round 1: ch-7, sl st into 1st ch, ch-3, dc2tog, ch-3, *dc3tog, ch-3* repeat between ** seven times, sl st into top of beg ch-3

Round 2: sl st to ch-sp, [ch-2, 2dc, ch-2, 2dc, ch-1, sc], [sc, ch-1, 2dc, ch-2, 2dc, ch-1, sc] in each ch-3 sp until end, sl st into 1st chain of beg ch-2

Round 3: *sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch-4, puff st into ch-3 sp, ch-4, sl st into next ch-1 sp* rep between ** 7 more times, sl st to next ch-1 sp

Round 4: sl st into ch-4 sp, *sc, ch-7, sc, ch-5, sc, ch-5, sc, ch-5* rep between ** until end, sl to beg sc. The sc are on each ch sp.

Round 5: sl st into ch-7, [ch-4, 2tr, ch-3, 3tr] in ch-7, 3dc in ch-5, 3hdc in ch-5, 3dc in ch-5, *[3tr, ch-3, 3tr] in ch-7, 3dc in ch-5, 3hdc in ch-5, 3dc in ch-5* rep between ** 3 times, sl into top of beg ch-4

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