Flower Box Afghan Square Pattern

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This easy to crochet Flower Box Afghan Square can be made in only a few hours with Medium Weight / Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.

This pretty flower granny square was designed as part of the 2023 BAMCAL.

I have included round by round photos for this afghan block. You can absolutely use more colors when crocheting your square, or leave it more minimalistic and use just one or two colors.

Sometimes we don’t want a heavy afghan square for our blanket and that is why I’ve designed this one to be lighter than most of my other granny squares.

If you prefer a more solid afghan block you can try one of my other free square patterns. See my other free crochet afghan square patterns here.

Create a unique afghan for a special blanket in just a few hours! This Flower Box Afghan Square was designed as part of the 2023 BAMCAL. Use more colors when crocheting your square, or leave it more minimalistic with one or two colors.

Flower Box Afghan Square

Supplies

  • Yarn: Yarnspirations. Red Heart With Love Yarn. 7 oz (198 g) and 370 yds (338 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and dry.
  • Colors: 1 skein each in White (E400-1001) and Sage (E400-1631)
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I). 
  • Finished Project Yardage: 1.6 oz (47 g) and 88 yds (80 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • Afghan Square height approximately 12 inches X 12 inches width

Gauge

  • First 6 rounds measures 6 inches X 6 inches square

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute, if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • CC – contrasting color
  • ch – chain
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • ch3sp – chain 3 space
  • CL – cluster (*see special stitches)
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring (*see notes)
  • MC – main color
  • rem – remaining
  • Rnd – round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • tr – treble
  • tr3tog – treble 3 together
  • * to ** – Work the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches; within the row – a set of instructions to be repeated the given number of times.
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch or space.

Special Stitch

Cluster (CL)

TIP: The cluster is basically a tr3tog worked all in a single stitch or space.

Yarn over the hook two times, insert hook into specified stitch or space, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) twice (2 loops on the hook). *Yarn over the hook two times, insert hook into the same stitch or space, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) twice**. Work from * to ** two times total. You have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.

Helpful Tutorials

Online Stitch Guide

Notes:

  • I use a DMR (double magic ring) to begin my projects that are worked in the round. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip stitch to form a ring, if you prefer. Visit this post to see other options for working in rounds.
  • Initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc.
  • Sl st to the first stitch of each round to join when “Sl st to join” is indicated.
  • Pattern does not have a turning chain for each round with a color change because I usually start each new color change round with a standing st. If you prefer a sl st join and a turning chain, feel free to substitute. How to make a standing single crochet stitch.
  • Sk all stitches not mentioned.
  • When we sl st over to a stitch or space we may be working into those sl sts as stitches to complete the round. You may want to make them in a relaxed tension/gauge. Work last sl st into the stitch or space you are working over to.
  • Sl st do not count as stitches unless specified.
  • White (MC) and Sage (CC).
  • Add the Flower Box Afghan Square Pattern to your Ravelry library here.

Flower Box Afghan Square Pattern

This 12-inch afghan square is crocheted in joined rounds beginning in the center and working towards the outer edges.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: With Color MC:  DMR: Ch 3, 11 dc. Sl st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 and 1 dc in the first st. 2 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Sl st in next st, 2 dc and 1 tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st. *Sl st in the next st, 2 dc and 1 tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st in the initial sl st to join. [32 dc, 8 tr, 8 sl st]

Finish off MC.

Join CC in any tr from Rnd 3.

Rnd 4: With CC: Sk all sts not mentioned. *1 sc in the tr. Ch 3, [(CL, ch 2) 2 times, CL, ch 3] in the next tr**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [4 sc, 12 CL (four 3-CL sets), 8 ch2sp, 8 ch3sp]

Finish off CC.

Join MC in any ch2sp that falls before the second CL in a 3-CL set.

Rnd 5: *3 sc in the ch2sp, ch 3, sk the next CL, 3 sc in the next ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next CL, 3 sc in the next ch3sp, ch 2, sk the next sc, 3 sc in the next ch3sp, ch 2, sk the next CL**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Sl st over to the next ch3sp. [48 sc, 12 ch2sp, 4 ch3sp]

Rnd 6: [Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] all in the ch3sp. (1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 dc in the next ch2sp) 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in the next ch3sp. (1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 dc in the next ch2sp) 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Sl st over to the next ch3sp. [76 dc, 4 ch3sp]

Round 6 Flower Box Afghan Square Pattern Slip Stitch over to Ch3sp Free Crochet Pattern. Red Heart with Love Yarn and a 5.5 mm crochet hook. BAMCAL 2023. #yarnspirations #redheartyarns #crochet #grannysquare #afghanblock #afghansquare #freepattern

Square measures approximately 6 inches across.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, sl st in the same ch3sp. 1 sc in the next st, ch 2. (Sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st) 3 times. *(Sl st, ch 3, sl st) in the ch3sp, 1 sc in the next st, ch 2. (Sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st) 3 times**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Sl st into ch3sp from Rnd 6, making sure to enclose the ch3sp from Rnd 7. [16 sc, 12 dc, 24 ch2sp, 4 ch3sp]

The corners of Rnd 8 are worked around both the ch3sp from Rnd 6 and Rnd 7. The rest of the stitches are worked into Rnd 7 as normal.

Round 8 Flower Box Afghan Square Pattern Corners. Flower Box Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern. Red Heart with Love Yarn and a 5.5 mm crochet hook. BAMCAL 2023. #yarnspirations #redheartyarns #crochet #grannysquare #afghanblock #afghansquare #freepattern

Rnd 8: [Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] all in the ch3sp. 1 dc in the next st. (Ch 2, sk the ch2sp, 1 sc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st) 3 times. *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next ch3sp, 1 dc in the next st, (ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st) 3 times**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Sl st over to the next ch3sp. [12 sc, 32 dc, 24 ch2sp, 4 ch3sp]

Rnd 9: [Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] all in the ch3sp. Ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st. (Ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next st) 3 times. Ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in the ch3sp. Ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st. (Ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next st) 3 times. Ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Sl st over to the ch3sp. [16 sc, 28 dc, 32 ch2sp, 4 ch3sp]

Rnd 10: [Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] all in the ch3sp. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st. (Ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st) 3 times. Ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in the ch3sp. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st. (Ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next st) 3 times. Ch 2, sk the next ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [12 sc, 48 dc, 32 ch2sp, 4 ch3sp]

Rnd 11: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next ch3sp, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts. 2 dc in the next ch2sp, (1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch2sp) 7 times. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next ch3sp. 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts. 2 dc in the next ch2sp, (1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch2sp) 7 times. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [140 dc, 4 ch3sp]

Rnd 12: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next ch3sp, 1 dc in each of the next 32 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next ch3sp, 1 dc in each of the next 32 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [156 dc, 4 ch3sp]

Finishing

  • Weave in any remaining ends.
  • Wet block to 12 X 12 inches square.

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Add your finished Flower Box Afghan Square Project Page on Ravelry here


Round by Round Photos for the Flower Box Afghan Square


Combined round by round photos

Flower Box Afghan Square Round by Round 1-6
Flower Box Afghan Square Round by Round 7-10
Flower Box Afghan Square Rnd 11 and 12

#yarnspirations #redheartyarns #afghanblock #afghansquare #BAMCAL #freepattern #crochet #grannysquare #crochetflower


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  1. I don’t find the 2023 BAMCAL information.

    Can you please tell me where to find it?

    Thank you in advance for your wonderful patterns.

    Catherine