Submitted on Sun, 07/30/2023 - 07:18

Flower Crochet Square - Agapanthus - Free Crochet Pattern

Agapanthus Africanus Crochet Flower Square is another large Afghan square from my My African Garden Patchwork Afghan.
This delicate floral 12-inch flower square is based on the Agapanthus Africanus, also known as the African lily, flower,  these beauties adorn many gardens in late summer and are often found in tight clusters.

Flower Crochet Square - Agapanthus
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The flowers range from lilac-blue to, pastel white, but the most popular are the deep purple balls of flowers, which brightly tower over a lush bush of deep dark foliage. The colors used in the example flower square are based on the popular deep purple and dark green.

Make this pretty crochet square based on the Agapantus flower

This granny square has a finished size of 30 cm x 30cm and can be worked in a multitude of colors. The pattern is worked in rounds, which start into a magic ring, the first 12 rounds create the flower, and the following rows form the final crochet square. Example square is worked with a 3.5 mm hook, worked with 100% cotton, any type of yarn of your choice can be used for this blanket.

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Purchase the downloadable PDF version of this pattern. It is packed with a row-by-row photo tutorial, detailed written instructions, information about yarn usage, and requirements for this flower granny square. PDF downloads are available at an affordable fee at any listed platform.

Digital PDF Patterns include:

  • Detailed written instructions,
  • Per row photo tutorial,
  • Shorthand crochet instructions,
  • Yarn length requirement.
  • Color indications are shown in the photo tutorial.

The photo tutorial and square examples included in the downloadable pdf version are made up of cotton yarn, this is only used as a suggestion, any yarn of your choice can be used. Lightweight yarn using a smaller crochet hook will make a smaller square, and heavier yarn using a larger crochet hook will result in a larger square.

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Skills required:

  • Understand the basics of working in the round.
  • You should be able to understand the basics of joining different yarn colors and how to end and finish rows.
  • This online version of this pattern is not a step-by-step tutorial, if you wish to get a more detailed version feel free to purchase the photo tutorial/pattern on any of the listed platforms

Techniques used:

  • All crochet squares are worked in the round, check that your final row count per side is correct or you will struggle to join your crochet squares at a later stage.
  • Gauge can be important, it's best to stick to the same yarn weight and crochet hook throughout making your squares or your squares will not match up.
  • Work ends, as you go will help you at the end when it comes to finishing the blanket unless you love spending a day at least to work on loose ends.

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What you might need for completing this project

I add these pattern requirements as a simple guide to what I have used in the example pattern as well as some suggestions that I might think will work if the required materials are not obtainable. I often get requests on what yarn I have used and what color, so I hope this section helps.
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    Yarn used in this pattern example is lightweight DK yarn. I prefer working with cotton , my preferred yarn each has an average length of 130 yds/119m per 1.75oz/50g skein/ball.

    Recommended yarn for similar to finish square size is : a lightweight double knitting yarn, some crochet councils refer to this yarn as the 3/Light category. In Europe and Australia, you might see DK yarn labeled as 8-ply.

    You can use any yarn of your choice, just note that by using lighter yarn and a smaller crochet hook, finished square and blanket size will be overall smaller. Using a heavier yarn and larger crochet hook, the finished size of squares and blanket will be larger.

    Crochet Hooks
    The crochet granny square example pattern was worked up in a: 3.5 mm / US 4 /E-4 crochet hook.

    This pattern is written and charted using standard US crochet terminology.

Finished Flower Square Measurements using a 3.5mm crochet hook :

  • 30 x 30 cm
  • 11 x 11 inches

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Abbreviations

bet : between

is normally applied in the small space between two stitches rather than crocheting through crochet loops, completed stitch is normally a little shorter than a normal crochet stitch, and the overall spaces between stitches become more open. 

ch : chain

chain : most crochet projects start off with a chain, either a chain into a magic ring for rounds or a base or foundation chain for a rowed crochet project, chain can also mean chains within a pattern row, where either a single chain is worked or a number of chains is crocheted, between stitches.

ch-sp : chain space

The space left from any amount of chains worked between stitches

dc : double crochet
FPdc : front post double crochet
fptr : front post treble crochet
hdc : half double crochet
ps or puff : puff stitch

A crochet stitch that requires yarn to be yarn-over a hook several times to form a puffed stitch
 

rep : repeat

Repeat either stitch pattern or stitches at an allocated time as mentioned in the pattern

sc : single crochet
sh : shell

A collection of individual stitches worked into the same stitch or chain space  and can vary from to  4 to 8 stitches eg. (6dc-shell or 6dc-sh)
 

SL ST : slip stitch
ST : stitch
st(s) : stitches
tr : treble crochet

Pattern instructions

Start with a magic ring,
Round 1
sc in magic ring, ch3 counts as the first dc st, and ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, in magic ring 7 more times, join with sl in top of starting ch, ch1, don't finish off color.

Round 2
ch 4, counts as first hdc, and ch 2, sk next dc st, *1 hdc in next 1 ch-sp, ch 2, sk next dc,repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 3
Join new color with sc in hdc,  1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the next 2ch-sp, *1sc in hdc,  1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc,  in next 2ch-sp, 
repeat from * around,join with sl at the top of the starting sc, and finish off color. 

Collection of crochet flower squares

Round 4
Join new color with puff stitch around first dc st, Of any petal, ch1, 1 puff stitch around the post, ch 1 for each of the next 3 dc sts, *1 puff stitch around the post, ch 1 for each of the next 4 dc sts, 
repeat from * around,join with sl on top of starting puff stitch, and finish off color. 

Round 5
Join new with sc stitch with new color around the top of puff stitch, ch3, counts as first fphdc st and next 1 ch st, 1 fhdc, ch1, around the next 3 puff stitches, 
*1 fhdc, ch1, around the next 4 puff stitches, repeat from * around,join with sl on top of the starting fphdc stitch, and finish off the color. 

Round 6
Join new color in 1ch-sp from the round before, ch2, counts as first dc st, 2dc into the same ch-sp, skip 2 hdc sts,* 3dc into the next 1ch-sp after skipped hdc stitch,repeat from * around,
join with sl on top of the starting chain stitch, and finish off the color. 

Round 7
Join new color in space between 3 dc sts, with sc stitch, ch1, 1 dc in dc, ch1,  1 dc in dc, ch1,  1 dc in dc, ch1,  *1 sc in space between 3 dc sts from the round before, ch1, 1 dc in dc, ch1,  1 dc in dc, ch1,  1 dc in dc, ch1, 
repeat from * around,join with sl on top of the starting sc stitch, and finish off the color. 

Round 8
Join new color with puff stitch around first dc st, ch1, 1 puff stitch around the post of next dc st, ch 1, repeat  for each of the next 3 dc sts, 1hdc in sc st,
*1 puff stitch around the post, ch 1 for each of the next 3 dc sts, 1hdc in sc st,repeat from * around,join with sl on top of starting puff stitch, and finish off color. 

Round 9
Join new color in with fphdc around post of hdc st,Ch1,  1 Fphdc st round dc stitch, ch 1, 1 Fphdc st round dc stitch, ch 1,  1 Fphdc st round dc stitch, ch 1, 
* 1fphdc around post of hdc st, ch1,  1 Fphdc st round dc stitch, ch 1,  1 Fphdc st round dc stitch, ch 1,  1 Fphdc st round dc stitch, ch 1,repeat from * around,
join with sl on top of starting hdc stitch, and finish off color. 

Round 10
Join color with sc in middle hdc of round 9 of 3 puff stitched from round 8,  skip over stitches to hdc of sc stitch from round 8, ch1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, dc,ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, in same hdc stitch ch1, skip over stitches until
* 1 sc in middle hdc of round 9 of 3 puff stitched from round 8,  skip over stitches to hdc of sc stitch from round 8, ch1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, dc,ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, in same hdc stitch ch1, skip over stitches until
repeat from * around,join with sl on top of starting sc stitch, and finish off color. 

Round 11
Join new color with fphdc around first dc post, 1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 
1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post,  1fphdc around next hdc post,   * 1fphdc around first dc post, 
1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 1 hdc in 1ch-sp, 1fphdc around next dc post, 
 1fphdc around next hdc post,repeat from * around,join with sl on top of starting hdc stitch, and finish off color. 

Round 12
Join new color with back post sc stitch around first post of 9 fpdc stitches from the round before, ch2 counts as first bpdc stitch, work 1 bpdc stitch in each of the next 8 sts, skip next stitch, 
* 1 bpdc stitch in each of the next 9 sts, skip next stitch, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 13
Join new color top of any bpdc stitch from round before with sc, ch3, counts as first tr stitch, 1 tr into the same stitch, 2 tr into the next stitch, 
**( skip 2 sts, 1dc, ch1, 1dc into the next stitch ) repeat from ** 9 time more, skip 2 sts, 2tr into next stitch, 2 tr into the next stitch, ch 2
*2tr in next 2 sts, **( skip 2 sts, 1dc, ch1, 1dc into the next stitch ) repeat from ** 9 time more, skip 2 sts, 2tr into 2 sts, ch 2,
repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 14
Join new color with sc into corner 2ch-sp, Ch2, counts as first hdc st, 1 hdc in same space,1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces, 3 sc into the next 4, 1ch-spaces, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces, 3 dc into the next 1 ch-sp,
1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 2 hdc in 2 chsp, ch 2,*2 hdc in 2 chsp, 1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces,  3 sc into the next 4, 1ch-spaces, 3 hdc into the next 2, 1ch-spaces,  3 dc into the next 1 ch-sp,
1 dc into the next 4 tr sts, 2 hdc in 2 chsp, ch 2, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 15
Join new color with sc into corner 2ch-sp,Ch2, counts as first dc st, 1 dc in same space,1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 1 hdc into the next 3 sts,
1 sc into the next 18 sts,1 hdc into the next 3 sts,1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, *2dc in 2ch-sp, 
1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 1 hdc into the next 3 sts,1 sc into the next 18 sts,1 hdc into the next 3 sts,1 dc into the next 9 dc sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color. 

Round 16
Join new color with sc into corner 2ch-sp,Ch2, counts as first dc st, 1 dc in same space,1 dc into the next 46 sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, 
*2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2,1 dc into the next 46 sts, 2 dc into next 2ch-sp, ch2, repeat from * around, join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

African Flower Squares Patchwork Afghan

This crochet square forms part of the African Flower Sqaures Patchwork Afghan, this is a colorful collection of unique large and small crochet flower granny squares, inspired by South African flowers. The afghan pattern consists of eight different granny squares:  4 x large flower square patterns, and 4 x small flower square patterns. 

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  • Each square has its written own set of stitch abbreviations.
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  • Color allocation for example squares.
  • Detailed instructions on joining blanket squares.


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