Submitted on Sat, 07/29/2023 - 08:42

Large Crochet Flower Blanket Square - Gazania - Free Crochet Pattern

The Gazania Flower Square is another large square in the African Garden Patchwork Afghan.
The character rich floral granny square is among my favorite crochet motif. I have used the 12 petal crochet flower in some of my other designs, like the Gazania Flower Tote bag and many more. But for now we will focus on this pretty crochet blanket square

Large Crochet Flower Blanket Square - Gazania
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Be sure to be bold when using color, Gazanias are some of the most vivid and colorful flowers out there.

This pattern is worked in the round and you should have your front post crochet technique mastered by the end of this beautiful flower crochet square. The finished blanket square ends up in a pleasingly textured crochet square.

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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.

Gazania Flower Square crochet pattern

 

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 thru-out making your squares or your squares would 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.
Gazania crochet flower blanket square pattern

Note for all squares

Ensure that each side of a square has the required stitch count, according to the pattern instruction count, this will ensure that jo ining your squares will be simple and straightforward.

 

 

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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.

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
hdc : half double crochet
rep : repeat

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

rep from * : repeat from *

repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

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)
 

SP : space

The space between two crochet stitches

ST : stitch
st(s) : stitches

Pattern instructions

Gazania Photo Tutorial in PDF Pattern
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Start with a magic ring,

Round 1
Ch3 counts as the first dc st,Work 1dc. 11  more times into the same space, join with sl into the top of starting chain stitch, ch1, don't finish off color.

Round 2
ch 1, counts as first hdc, 1hdc into the same st,* 2 hdc into next dc st, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, don't finish off color, ch1,

Round 3
ch 1, counts as first hdc, 1hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next st, * 2 hdc into next dc st, 1 hdc into the next st , repeat from * around,  
join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 4
Join new color with sc in BLO of any hdc stitch from round before, ch 2, counts as first dc stitch, 1dc into the next stitch, ch2, skip next stitch, 
* 1dc into next 2 st(s), ch 2, sk 1 st,repeat from * around,  
join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 5
Join new color with sc in BLO of first dc stitch counts as first sc stitch, BLO 1 sc into the next dc st,  1dc, ch1, 1dc into the skipped stitch from round 4, 
* BLO, 1sc into the next 2 dc sts, 1dc, ch1, 1dc into the skipped stitch from round 4, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 6
Join new color with sc around post of first dc post of round 4, ch2, counts first 1fpdc st, 1fpdc around next dc post, BLO 1 sc into the next 3 sts, 
*1fpdc around next 2 dc posts, BLO 1 sc into the next 3 sts, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 7
Join new color with sc around post of first dc post of round 5, ch2, counts first 1fpdc st, 1 dc into next 1chsp, 1fpdc around next dc post, BLO 1 sc into the next 2 sts, 
*1fpdc around next dc posts, 1 dc into next 1chsp, 1fpdc around next dc post,BLO 1 sc into the next 2 sts, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 8
Join new color with sc around post of first dc post of round 6, ch2, counts first 1fpdc st, 1fpdc around next dc post, BLO 1 sc into the next 3 sts, *1fpdc around next 2 dc posts, BLO 1 sc into the next 3 sts, repeat from * around, join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 9
Join new color with sc around post of first dc post of round 6,  ch2, counts first 1fpdc st, 
1dc into space between fpdc and dc stitch from round 7,1fpdc around next dc post, 1dc into space between fpdc and dc stitch from round 7,
BLO 1 sc into the next 2 sts, *1fpdc st, around next dc post,1dc into space between fpdc and dc stitch from round 7,
1fpdc, ch1, 1fpdc, around next dc post, 1dc into space between fpdc and dc stitch from round 7,
BLO 1 sc into the next 2 sts, repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, dont finish off color, ch1,

 

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Round 10
*1 dc into next 3 sts,  1dc, ch1, 1dc in 1chsp, 1 dc into next 3 sts, BLO 1 sc into the next 2 sts, repeat from * around,  
join with sl into staring chain stitch, dont finish off color, ch1,

Round 11
Join new color with sc around 2 post of fpdc post of round 8, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1dc, 2dc, into next 4 sts,  2dc into 1chsp, 2dc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1hdc into the next 4 sts, *1fpdc around 2 posts of fpdc post of round 8, 
1hdc, 1hdc, 1dc, 2dc, into next 4 sts,  2dc into 1chsp, 2dc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1hdc into the next 4 sts,  repeat from * around,  join with sl into staring chain stitch, finish off color.

Round 12
Join new color with back post sc stitch around post of first fpdc stitch from the round before, ch2 counts as first bpdc stitch, work 1 bpdc stitch in each of the next 10 sts, 
* 1 bpdc stitch in each of the next 11 sts, 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

African Patchwork Crochet Pattern

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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