4 Petal Crochet Flower Square

My first crochet flower square is in the style of a granny square flower, and can be worked with a plain edging for joining, or surrounded by a pretty frill edging for a single piece:

Flower square with plain borderMeasures just over 3½"/9 cm wide
Flower square with frill borderMeasures just over 4 "/10 cm wide

Worked in Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4 Ply, fingering weight with a 3.00 mm hook.

Or work in a single color to the end of Round 5, and add my flower square loopy edging!

Flower square with a loopy edging

Find out about joining crochet squares with slip stitch - my flower squares look like one happy family here!

Four squares joined and edgedSquares slip stitched together and edged

The 4 Petal Crochet Flower Square Pattern

The pattern is written in US terms, with UK equivalents noted at the beginning of each round where necessary.

Round 1

sc = UK dc

Ch 6, ss into 6th ch from hook to form a ring.

Ch 1, 11 sc into ring, ss into 1st sc to join.

End of Round 1End of Round 1

Round 2

Ch 4, skip stitch you joined into, skip next stitch, ss into next stitch.

(ch 4, skip next 2 stitches, ss into next stitch) 3 times, working your last ss into the joining ss from the last round.

End of Round 2End of Round 2

Round 3

trc = UK dtr

Ss into 1st 4 ch space. Ch 4 - counts as trc; 6 trc into same space. (ch 2, 7 trc into next 4 ch space) 3 times.

Ch 2, ss into top of 4 ch.

If changing colour, ss into next stitch also, to strengthen the join. Tie off, weaving your thread to the back through the same stitch. Then join your new yarn into the centre stitch of any petal (i.e. the top of the 4th dtr of that petal.)

Joining green into the pink flowerJoining new color at end of Round 3

If you are continuing with the same colour, ss into each of next 3 stitches to the middle of the 1st petal.

End of Round 3End of Round 3.
Ss to middle stitch of 1st petal if continuing same color

You might notice that the top of this middle stitch of the petal sits a little to the right of the rest of the stitch, and you might think you are not in the middle. But you are :)

Round 4

trc = UK dtr

dc = UK tr

Ch 4; (3 trc, ch 2, 4 trc) into same stitch you just joined or slip-stitched into; 5 dc into next 2 ch space:

Clusters at the start of Round 4Beginning of Round 4

*(4 trc, ch 2, 4 trc) into top of 4th trc of next petal, 5 dc into next 2 ch space*

Repeat from * to * twice.

Join with a ss into top of 4 ch:

End of Round 4End of Round 4

Round 4 stitch count: 52 stitches (not including the 2 ch at each corner.)

Round 5

sc = UK dc

hdc = UK htr

Ch 1, sc into same stitch; 1 sc into each of next 3 stitches.

Below, I have chained 1 and worked my first stitch. Don't miss the next stitch by mistake! It likes to hide a little, as it's pulled tight by the join you made into the 4 ch. I've stitch marked it for you to double-check:

Stitch mark showing where to work at the start of Round 5Check you can see where to work the 2nd stitch

OK - your 4 little stitches should now be sitting on top of your 4 long stitches from the previous round:

First 4 stitches, Round 5First 4 stitches, Round 5

Work 5 hdc into next 2 ch space.

Now we will work along the edge. The stitch marker in the pic below shows you where your next stitch (a sc/UK dc) will be made. You will simply work into the first of the next four trc (UK dtr) of the previous round. Again, the top two loops of the first stitch to work into are sitting a little further right than you might expect them to be, and are probably hiding under the 5 corner stitches:

Working along the edge after a corner, Round 5Stitch marker shows where to work 1st of next 13 sts

Right - now you know where to work your next stitch, let's continue!

(1 sc into each of next 13 stitches, 5 hdc into next 2 ch space) 3 times; 1 sc into each of next 9 stitches, join with a ss into 1st sc:

End of Round 5End of Round 5

Round 5 stitch count: 72 stitches

To end here and work a loopy edging: don't tie off unless you want to!) - continue with my loopy edging instructions.

To change color: tie off and join new color into the same stitch where you joined with a ss:

Joining gray into greenJoining new yarn at start of Round 6

Round 6

sc = UK dc

Ch 1, sc into same stitch. 1 sc into each of next 5 stitches; 4 sc into next stitch, which is the centre stitch of your 5 hdc (UK htr) below, and which I have stitch marked:

The corner of Round 6Ready to work 4 stitches into center of corner

(1 sc into each of next 17 stitches, 4 sc into next stitch) 3 times.

1 sc into each of next 11 stitches, ss into 1st sc to join.

We join into this ss at the end of the next round, so stitch mark this if you like.

Tie off here if you are going to join your squares together:

End of Round 6End of Round 6

Round 6 stitch count: 84 stitches

Work these six rounds only if you want to join your squares together.

See my tutorial about joining them with slip stitch.

Round 7 - Frill Edge for a Single Square

sc = UK dc

Ch 3, ss into same stitch you joined into - first frill made.

Frill: For the rest of our frills, we work (ss, ch 3, ss) into the same stitch.

So: (Skip next stitch, frill into next stitch) 3 times.

Corner: sc into next stitch, ch 3, sc into next stitch; frill into next stitch.

*(skip next stitch, frill into next stitch) 9 times; work the corner as above*

Repeat from * to * 2 times.

(Skip next stitch, frill into next stitch) 5 times; skip last stitch, ss into joining ss from last round to join.

Frills around the corner of Round 7Starting with 4 frills; then sc, ch 3, sc - and a frill into the next stitch
The finished piece: pink, green, and gray!End of Round 7

You should have 40 frills (10 along each edge) - plus 4 corners of 3 chain.