Peaceful Flower Afghan Square

The Peaceful Flower Afghan Square is a 6 inch square that is crocheted with Aran Weight / Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.

To make this pretty flower granny square you will need 3 colors of yarn. I chose more subtle and calm tones for my square but this would look brilliant in bright and vibrant colors too.

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Disclaimer: The yarn used to create this project was given to me by King Cole.

Marie (Underground Crafter) is hosting a 2023 blanket crochet along called the Mélange Blanket CAL. 48 talented designers are creating 6 inch afghan square patterns for this CAL. A new granny square will be released each Friday from January 6th until December 1st. If you make one of each square, your finished blanket will be 36 inches X 48 inches in size.

If you want to make a different blanket size with the squares, Marie has a Mélange Blanket CAL Planning your Blanket Guide available in her introduction post about the CAL. It also includes the approximately amount of yarn you will need to make each of the blanket sizes.

Along with these brand new afghan squares you can get patterns for, you will also be able to enter an end-of-CAL giveaway for a chance to win a prize from babe crochet co., Denise Interchangeables, GlassEyesOnline, King Cole, or Knitter’s Relief Balm.

Get all the details about the CAL, the links to each of the patterns as they are released and enter the giveaway in Marie’s post here: Mélange Blanket CAL

Here’s Marie’s color version of my Peaceful Flower Afghan Square:

Melange Blanket CAL Block # 3

Visit her post here.

Share and ask questions about the squares in the Underground Crafters Facebook Group, or Ravelry Group.

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King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.

For more project, I chose King Cole Big Value Aran yarn in Sage, Honeysuckle and Starling.

Big Value Aran is an 100% Premium Acrylic, Aran Weight Yarn [4]. This yarn is machine washable and dryable; making it a great choice for blankets and wearables. It has a fun tweedy fleck throughout that can be used to tie it with other colors in your square.

I chose my 3 colors to take advantage of this fleck (Sage has a fleck of yellow Honeysuckle in it), and Honeysuckle has a fleck that matches the fleck in Starling. There are 20 colors available in this yarn line. See all the colors here.

The yarn is very durable and will make a lovely finished blanket.

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Peaceful Flower Afghan Square Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • Afghan Square height approximately 6 inches X 6 inches width

Gauge

  • First 5 rounds measures 3 inches X 3 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

  • bl – back loop
  • ch – chain
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • ch3sp – chain 3 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • R – round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • * 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.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Pattern is written with a ch 2 to begin. I prefer to use a double magic ring to begin, as it is more secure. Either is acceptable for this pattern. 
  • TIP: If you are using a ch 2 to begin, leave about a 4-inch yarn tail at the beginning. You will use this yarn tail to close the hole that will be there from using this method to start.
  • Pattern is written with a sl st join at the end of each round. You may use an invisible join instead if you prefer. Either is acceptable for this pattern, when instructed to finish off, up to the last round. Use an invisible join on the last round.
  • 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.
  • Sl st is not counted as stitch.

Peaceful Flower Afghan Square Pattern

This 6-inch afghan square is crocheted in joined rounds beginning
in the center and working towards the outer edges.

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: With Color A: Ch 2 and working in the 2nd ch from the hook make 8 sc. Sl st to the first st to join. Finish off. [8 sc]

R2: With Color B: Join in any st. (1 dc, ch 2) in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [8 dc, 8 ch2sp]

R3: Sl st around the post of the first dc. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and work 4 dc around the same st. *Sl st around the next dc. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and work 4 dc around the same st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Finish off. [40 dc]

R4: With Color A: Join in any ch2sp from R2. Working behind R3 and into the stitches from R2 only: *Ch 4, sk the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch. Sl st in the next ch2sp. Ch 3. Sl st in the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around, making the last sl st in the initial ch2sp (where you placed the first sl st of this round). Finish off.  [4 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc, 4 ch3sp]

R5: With Color C: Join in any ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch3sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Square measures approximately 3 inches in diameter.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp**. Work from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts. Sl st to the first st to join. [40 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp**. Work from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each of the last 5 sts. Sl st to the first st to join. [56 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 14 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp**. Work from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each of the last 7 sts. Finish off with an invisible join. [72 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Finishing Instructions

  • Weave in ends.
  • Wet block to 6 inches square .

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  1. Hi Katrina, Rnd 4 is worked into the 8 ch2sp left from Rnd 2:
    R4: With Color A: Join in any ch2sp from R2. Working behind R3 and into the stitches from R2 only: *Ch 4, sk the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch. Sl st in the next ch2sp. Ch 3. Sl st in the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around, making the last sl st in the initial ch2sp (where you placed the first sl st of this round). Finish off. [4 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc, 4 ch3sp]

    There is a video tutorial if you want to take a look to see: Round 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtpPJMfpReE&t=863s

  2. In R4, I keep running out of chs before I get down with 4 sets. Am I also supposed to be using non-chain stitches in this round?