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Published on November 2nd, 2016 | by Merion

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Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 2: The Flower Square

Crochet Girl Gang Week Two

Are you ready for part two?  This week, we’re adding the next line up of squares, with Emma Potter’s flower square!

Crochet is the perfect craft for creating flowers, and this week, you’ll be learning how to work the cluster stitch to create petals!

If you’ve just joined us, the Crochet Girl Gang CAL blanket is made up of five gorgeous motifs inside granny square and triangle shapes, which are then joined to form the final blanket. For a little bit of background and how to get involved you might want to start off here.  You can also find Part One of the CAL here!

What colour are you using for your central Flower Square motif? The Flower Squares sit vertically alongside the Circle Squares you created last week, as you can see on our layout chart below:

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If you’re still planning your colourway, these are the order of shades in the Potter & Bloom and Steel & Stitch blankets:

Crochet Girl Gang CAL colourway chart

How to crochet the Flower Square – Make 5

We love the sweet flower square designed by Emma Potter of Potter & Bloom. Below you’ll find a video tutorial and a written tutorial, and downloadable PDFs below.

Crochet Girl Gang CAL: Flower Square

You will need:  Colour B and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

 

 

 

With Colour B ch4, join with a ss to form loop.

Round 1. ch4, 1tr, 1ch into the loop, *1tr, 1ch into the loop; repeat from * until you have 7 spaces, ch1 and join to 3rd of beg 4ch. (8 spaces).

Round 2. ss into next space, ch3, 3tr cluster (*yarn round hook (yrh), into space, yrh and pull up a loop, yrh and through 2 loops, repeat from * twice more, yrh and through all loops on hook), ch3, 4tr cluster in next space (same as instructions for 3tr cluster but repeat actions four times), ch3, repeat around, join with a ss to top of beg. ch3.

Round 3. ss into next space, ch3, 2tr, 2ch, 3tr into same space, ch1, 4tr into next space, ch, *(3tr, 2ch, 3tr), ch1, 4tr, ch1; repeat from * around and join with a ss to top of beg. Ch3. Break off yarn. (You should have 12 stitches across each side of your square, with two chains in each corner.)

 

 

Round 4. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st and sp working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (16 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 5. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (20 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 6. Join Colour B into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (24 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 7. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (28 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 8. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. Break off yarn. (32 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

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Have you completed part 2? Click below to the rest of the CAL!

Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6

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This CAL is all about sharing the love so we want to see your progress and plenty of encouraging comments. You can share your updates and photos on Instagram using #crochetgirlgangCAL and #crochetgirlgang!

You can also join us for CAL chit chat on our Facebook CALs page, plus you can upload your projects to the Community using the HotTag CrochetGirlGang by simply clicking on the image below!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




11 Responses to Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 2: The Flower Square

  1. Brenda R says:

    Help, not sure what I’m doing wrong, have finally (after about 10 attempts) have managed to get all my squares near enough the same sizes, but now I’ve started part two, and these are bigger than my part one squares!!!

    • sian says:

      Hello Brenda,

      Thank you for getting in touch, I’m sorry to hear of the difficulties you’re having! It does sound as though the tension is the issue, have you tried changing hook size to a smaller size?

  2. Brenda R says:

    Hi Sian, Thank you, I will certainly try that – keeping my fingers crossed.

  3. Nancy S. says:

    Thank you so much for including the stitch count. It has been keeping me on track and hopefully less frogging. My first square is less wobbly than week 1 squares. And it is the same size as the squares from week 1, with less adjusting and stretching while blocking. Love the flower square 😉
    Thank you

  4. Kirsty says:

    Me too Brenda – the centre flower is much bigger than the circle centre. Although I have now realised that my circle squares have the wrong stitch count, when comparing to the flower count. 😞 I’m not taking them out though! I’ll figure out how to fix it when I’m making up.

  5. Jan says:

    is the ch3 at the end of rd 2 an error? for me it ended up just laying on top of one of the four cluster. Now it is quite possible that I did something wrong, and if i did I made the same mistake twice.Lol I am following the tutorial and written step by step.

    • Jan says:

      Ok never mind. I just read it again and it means ss in the beginning chain 3. Duh!! Guess I will be frogging two.

  6. Jan says:

    Oh and are you counting the ch1 in your total of 12 stitiches or just the DC(US)?

    • Merion says:

      Hi Jan – yes, count the ch1 as a stitch – we have counted 12 stitches from corner to corner per side (not including the two chains in each corner). Hope that helps!

      Kindest,
      Merion and the LoveCrochet team

  7. Diana says:

    I love this square….I have changed some of the trebles to doubles on the squaring ’round’ to make smaller squares which are more square in shape (although trebles work in the larger squares)…are you happy for me to make smaller blankets to sell for charity and at small craft fairs?

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