Pretty Posies Afghan Square Pattern

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The Pretty Posies Square is a free flower granny square pattern. This square measures 4 inches X 4 inches when made with Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 4 mm (G)  hook. I used my Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn Pack to crochet my Pretty Posies Squares. This square works really well with the Sweet and Simple Afghan Square Pattern.

The afghan square is designed around the flowers, so you can use the flowers as an embellishment if you wish. Simply stop the pattern after Round 2 of the Flowers.

A step-by-step photo tutorial is included at the end of this post. I have included many images to help you and when you click on the images you can view them full-size.


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Pretty Posies Afghan Square

Supplies

    • Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed.  10 g (0.35 oz) and 26 m (29.5 yds). 78% Cotton and 22% Acrylic. Sport-Weight Yarn [2]. I purchased my yarn here.
    • Color: 1 skein in Pink Quartzite (821) and Moon Stone (801)
    • Hook: 4 mm (G), or size required for gauge. I purchased my hook here.
    • Finished Project Yardage: 4 inch square: 8 g (0.28 oz) / 20.80 m (23.62 yds)
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Intermediate

Finished Size

Approximately 4 inches X 4 inches 

Gauge

Approximately 2 rows of dc in 1 inch and 4 sts per inch

 

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this square – 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

beg – beginning

ch(s) – chain(s)

ch2sp – chain 2 space

ch3sp – chain 3 space

ch4sp – chain 4 space

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

R – round

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

WS – wrong side

* to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[ ] – at the end of the round – the total number of stitches

( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch or space

 

Special Stitches

tr2tog cl (treble 2 together cluster) – tr2tog worked in one st.

 

*Yarn over the hook twice, insert your hook into the next stitch, or space; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops on the hook **. Repeat from * to ** 1 more time. You will now have 3 loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Double Magic Ring Video Tutorial

Notes

Pattern is written with a sl st join at the end of each round.  

For the rounds where we finish off, I prefer to use an invisible join instead of a sl st because it is tidier. Either is acceptable for this pattern up to the last round.

Pattern does not have a turning chain for the rounds with new colors because I usually start each new round with a standing st. If you prefer a sl st join and a turning chain, feel free to substitute.

Color A: Light Grey , Color B: Pink Quartzite (821), Color C: Moon Stone (801)

 

Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial is included at the end of this post! The images can be clicked on to be made larger.

 

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Pretty Posies Afghan Square Pattern

The Pretty Posies Afghan Square is worked in joined rounds. We begin by crocheting the leaves, then the flower and then the granny square.

 

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

 

Pretty Posies Square: Leaves

 

R1 (RS): With Color A, ch 6 and sl st to first ch to form a ring. *Ch 5, sl st in the third ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Sl st into the ring. Ch 6, tr2tog cl in the fourth ch from the hook, ch 3, 1 sl st into the third ch from the hook. Tr2tog cl in the same ch as the first tr2tog cl was worked, ch 4, 1 sl st into the next ch after the ch the tr2tog cl was worked, 1 sl st into the next ch and sl st into the ring**. Rep from * to ** once. Finish off.  [4 tr2tog cl]

 

Pretty Posies Square: Flowers

 

R1 (RS): With Color B, join under 1 loop only in the third ch from the initial ch-5 of leaves. Working under 1 loop only, 2 sc in the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the next ch**. Turn.  [5 sc]

 

R2 (WS): *(Ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 sl st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times. Flip the flower so the WS becomes the RS (fold forward toward the center ring). Sl st to the sc at the base of the initial ch-2 to join. Finish off. [5 dc, 10 ch2sp, 6 sl st]

 

Pretty Posies Square: Granny Square

 

R1 (WS): With Color C, join into ring after the stem of either flower.  3 dc into the ring, ch 2. Working into the ring after the stem of the next leaf, 3 dc, ch 2. Working into the ring after the stem of the next flower, 3 dc, ch 2. Working into the ring after the stem of the last leaf, 3 dc, ch 2. Sl st to the second dc to join. [12 dc, 8 ch2sp]

 

R2 (WS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in same dc with sl st, 1 hdc in next dc. *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the next ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the last ch2sp. Sl st to the second hdc to join. Turn. [28 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

 

R3 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the sl st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next leaf, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next flower, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next leaf, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next flower, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc (the last one being worked into the same st as the initial ch 2). Sl st to the second hdc to join. [40 hdc]

R4 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, *(1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc. Sl st to the second hdc to join.  [44 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

 

R5 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc.  *(Ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in the ch2sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 11 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. (Ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in the last ch2sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-2 to join. [8 dc, 44 hdc, 8 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]

 

R6 (RS): Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 3 hdc, *1 sc in the ch1sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 3 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 11 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 3 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sc in the last ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 7 hdc. Finish off with an invisible join. [72 sc]

Finishing

Weave in any remaining ends.

Wet block to shape.

 

Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

Make the images larger by clicking on them.

Pretty Posies Square: Leaves

R1 (RS): With Color A, ch 6 and sl st to first ch to form a ring. *Ch 5, sl st in the third ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 chs. Sl st into the ring. Ch 6, tr2tog cl in the fourth ch from the hook, ch 3, 1 sl st into the third ch from the hook. Tr2tog cl in the same ch as the first tr2tog cl was worked, ch 4, 1 sl st into the next ch after the ch the tr2tog cl was worked, 1 sl st into the next ch and sl st into the ring**. Rep from * to ** once. Finish off.  [4 tr2tog cl]

Pretty Posies Square: Flowers

R1 (RS): With Color B, join under 1 loop only in the third ch from the initial ch-5 of leaves. Working under 1 loop only, 2 sc in the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the next ch**. Turn.  [5 sc]

 

R2 (WS): *(Ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 sl st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times. Flip the flower so the WS becomes the RS (fold forward toward the center ring). Sl st to the sc at the base of the initial ch-2 to join. Finish off. [5 dc, 10 ch2sp, 6 sl st]

Pretty Posies Square: Granny Square

 

R1 (WS): With Color C, join into ring after the stem of either flower.  3 dc into the ring, ch 2. Working into the ring after the stem of the next leaf, 3 dc, ch 2. Working into the ring after the stem of the next flower, 3 dc, ch 2. Working into the ring after the stem of the last leaf, 3 dc, ch 2. Sl st to the second dc to join. [12 dc, 8 ch2sp]

 

R2 (WS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in same dc with sl st, 1 hdc in next dc. *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the next ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the last ch2sp. Sl st to the second hdc to join. Turn. [28 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

 

R3 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the sl st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next leaf, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next flower, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next leaf, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. (1 hdc, insert your hook under 1 loop from the back of the next flower, 2 hdc) in the ch2sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc (the last one being worked into the same st as the initial ch 2). Sl st to the second hdc to join. [40 hdc]

R4 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, *(1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc. Sl st to the second hdc to join.  [44 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

 

R5 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc.  *(Ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in the ch2sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 11 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. (Ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in the last ch2sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-2 to join. [8 dc, 44 hdc, 8 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]

 

R6 (RS): Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 3 hdc, *1 sc in the ch1sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 3 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 11 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 3 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sc in the last ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 7 hdc. Finish off with an invisible join. [72 sc]

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