FREE PATTERN: How to Crochet the Flora Granny Square

Love the Flora Blanket but not sure if you are ready to commit to a large project? Check out this tutorial for the whimsical Flora granny square and get a taste for the design!

This tutorial will teach you how to crochet the Flora granny square. Find both written and photo tutorials in the post below, as well as a linked video tutorial at the end for full visual instruction! If you are interested in making the Flora blanket, read closely for special savings 🙂

Photo features crochet flower granny squares in peach and light pink colors with a gold center and cream edge. The squares are laid out in a 4x4 fashion. The squares are part of the design for the Flora Granny Square Blanket.

This project was originally written for worsted weight yarn, but any size yarn should work – just change hook size accordingly! To make the square exactly as written, you’ll need a 4.0 mm hook and worsted weight yarn. I used my favorite Clover Amour G Hook and a combination of Soft and Sleek and I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. You’ll also need an embroidery needle for weaving in the ends!

MATERIALS

HOOK(S)

4.0 mm • US size G

YARN SUGGESTIONS

Weight: Worsted
Hobby Lobby,
I Love This Yarn (ILTY) or Soft and Sleek (SS)

NOTIONS

Darning Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker, if desired

GAUGE

Gauge is not essential unless you want your square to end up the exact same size as pictured.

Using a 4.0 mm hook
One unblocked square is ~4.5″ x 4.5″

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BLO back loop only
  • ch chain
  • dc double crochet
  • dec decrease
  • hdc half double crochet
  • inc increase
  • mr magic ring
  • sc single crochet
  • sk skip a stitch
  • sl st slip stitch
  • sp space
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr treble crochet
  • ( ) work these sts in the same space
  • [ ] repeat instructions within brackets x number indicated

PATTERN

MAKING THE FLOWER

You’ll use three colors to make the flora granny square – the center color in the middle of the flower, the petal color and the square color. To get started on the flower square, grab the desired color for the center. You will make the circular middle first and then add the flower petals around the center. Then, you’ll continue to create the rest of the granny square. Visual learner? See the link below for a full video tutorial!

Using a 4.0 mm hook, begin by making a mr with your center color. Ch 1.

Round 1: 7 sc in mr. Do not slip stitch and join. Do not turn. Continue working in the round. [7] If desired, use a st marker at the beginning of each round.

Round 2: Place 2 sc in each st around. [14]

Round 3: [hdc, hdc inc] x 7 around. [21]

Tie off using an invisible fasten (tutorial linked) and weave in the ends.

In any stitch on the center, join with the flower petal color in the BLO. If desired, work through both the BLO and the third loop (tutorial linked) when joining with the petal color.


Round 4: [Ch 4, sk 2 sts, sl st into the BLO/third loop in the next st] x 7. After the final ch, sl st to the same sp as the initial ch. [28]

After attaching the petal color yarn, chain four.
Sk 2 sts and sl st into the BLO/third loop.
Repeat this pattern around the center for a total of 7 petals. Then, sl st back to the same sp as the initial chain.

Round 5: Working into the ch space/around the chains, [sc, hdc x 3, sc] x 7. Do NOT sl st after the last st. Continue to Round 6. [35]

Round 5 will be worked around each of the chains. This will create a space between the center and the petals.

Round 6: Working along each petal, [sl st, (hdc, dc), (dc, tr, dc), (dc, hdc), sl st] x 7. After the final sl st, cut yarn, but do not tie off so new color can be joined in Round 7 for the square. [63]

Round 6 creates height for the petals.

MAKING THE SQUARE

To move onto turning the flower into a square, switch to the desired color for the main square. You will work around each of the petals to make a circular shape first, and then square off the circle.

Round 7: Working in the BLO of the first stitch of Round 6, change color to the desired square color yarn. This color change will be in the space between two flower petals. Ch 3. This counts as the first dc stitch.

Between round 6 and round 7, change colors to the square color. This color change will occur in between two of the petals.

Continue working, starting in the BLO of the next stitch – [hdc x 2, sc x 3, hdc x 2, dc dec] x 6, hdc x 2, sc x 3, hdc x 2. [56]

Work around each of the petals placing the stitches in the BLO. This will create a ridge on the front to define the flower.
At the end of Round 7, you should have worked all the way around the flower with the square colored yarn.

Sl st to the top of the ch 3. You will have one st from round 6 unworked.

Round 8: Ch 1. Working in the same st as the ch 1, place an sc st and then sc in the next 3 sts.

Working around the flower, [Hdc, dc, (dc, tr), ch 3, (tr, dc), dc, hdc, sc x 8] x 3. The (dc, tr) and (tr, dc) are NOT in the same st. Hdc, dc, (dc, tr), ch 3, (tr, dc). dc, hdc, sc x 4. Join to the top of the first stitch. This will square off the circle, so you are left with a granny square!

Voila!


If you are planning to make multiple squares to use for a larger project such as the Flora Blanket, you can cut the yarn, tie off with an invisible fasten and weave the ends. Then you’ll set the squares aside for joining.

If you would like to just make a single square, you can give your square a more finished look by placing sc stitches around the edge. After the sl st in Round 8, ch 1 and sc in each st around the square. Place 3 sc stitches in each corner. Block the square if desired and voila, that’s it!

*If you need a visual tutorial for making this granny square, you can find the full tutorial here*

If you are ready to take the next step and try out the Flora Blanket, you can find the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. Use the code FLORA to save 20% on the pattern!

The Flora Blanket can be customized to any size and includes an estimated size chart for anything from a small lovey to a baby blanket. It also includes a “Flora Planning Page” to try out different color combinations and decide what you will love best!

The pattern includes THREE edging options including a two-toned straight edge option and two scalloped options. So you really can customize the blanket to any look!

Thanks for joining along with the Flora Granny Square pattern – I hope you loved it! Please let me know if you have any questions. I’d love for you to share your Flora with me! Feel free to tag me on Facebook or Instagram or drop me a message! Happy Making 🙂

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