Floral Crochet Square Pattern

Yarn: weight 4, worsted Hook: 5 mm Size: 6.3 inches, 16 cm

Crochet Terms: US
Abbreviations: st – stitch, sl-st – slip stitch, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, fp – front post, bp – back post, cluster of 4dc – yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and through 2 loops. Repeat 3 more times in same stitch or space. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull though all 5 loops

ROUND 1. Magic ring (R1.1) , ch2 (R1.2), 16dc into ring (R1.3). Join to 1st dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R1.4)

ROUND 2. Join with a standing cluster of 4dc in any st, *ch4, skip next st, cluster of 4dc in next st (R2.1)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last cluster of 4dc. Join to standing cluster of 4dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.2)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing fpsc around any cluster of 4dc, *2sc in ch4 space, working in back of same ch4 space bptr around skipped dc of round 1, 2sc in same ch4 space, fpsc around next st (R3.1)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.2)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing sc in any fpsc, *ch3, skip next 2 sts (2sc), popcorn in ch4 space of round 2 between 2sc groups, ch3, skip next 3 sts (bftr and 2sc), sc in next st (R4.1)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc, join standing sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R4.2)

ROUND 5. Join with a standing fpsc around any popcorn, * working in skipped sc sts of round 3 dc in 1st skipped sc, in next skipped sc hdc and sc, ch1, skip ch3 and sc of round 4, in next skipped sc of round 3 hdc and sc, dc in next skipped sc, skip ch3 of round 4, fpsc around next st (popcorn)(R5.1) *, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R5.2)

ROUND 6. Join with a standing fpsc around any popcorn of round 4 under fpsc of round 5 made around same popcorn, * 7dc in skipped sc of round 4, fpsc around next popcorn of round 4 under fpsc of round 5 made around same popcorn (R6.1) *, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R6.2)

ROUND 7. Working in skipped ch3 spaces of round 4 (R7.1) join with a standing sc in any ch3 space before popcorn, *3sc in next ch3 space, ch4, 3sc in next 2 ch3 spaces, ch1, 3sc in next ch3 space*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st. (R7.2)(R7.3)

ROUND 8. ch1, sc in same st, *hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, in ch4 space (2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch1 space, sc in next 3 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last sc, join to 1st sc with a sl-st. (R8.1)(R8.2)

ROUND 9. ch2, dc in same, dc in next 5 sts, *in ch1 space (2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in next 17 sts*, repeat ** 4 times, omit last 6dc, join to 1dc dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

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