The last pattern of my 6″-Flower Squares collection is the crochet Cluster Flower Square!
I called this flower “cluster flower” because the central flower is crocheted using double crochet cluster stitches with 2 stitches for the first round and 3 stitches for the second round.
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6-Inch Floral Squares
The Cluster Flower Square is part of the 6″-Flower Squares, a collection with 9 floral afghan blocks of 6″ (15.2 cm).
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- 6.0-mm (J/10 US, 4 UK) Crochet Hook
- Aran (4, Medium) Weight Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
I used scrap amounts of Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (201 yds / 184m per 100 g).
ABBREVIATIONS & Special Stitches
Find all the abbreviations and special stitches HERE.
6″ (15.2 cm)
The gauge is not crucial for this project.
- If the pattern says “dc 2”, you have to crochet 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instructions within round brackets for the indicated number of times.
- *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
- […] – Crochet the instructions within square brackets all in the same indicated st.
- The st count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
Cluster Flower Square – Free Crochet pattern
Make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2 (counts as the first dc of the first 2-dc cluster), (2-dc cluster 1, ch 1) 6 times. Sl st in first 2-dc cluster to join. (6 2-dc clusters, 6 ch-1 sps)
Round 2. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 2 (counts as the first dc of the first 3-dc cluster), [(3-dc cluster 1, ch 2) twice] in each ch-1 sp around. Sl st in the first 3-dc cluster to join. (12 3-dc clusters, 12 ch-2 sps)
Round 3. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-2 sp. Ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp (counts as 1 inverted V-st), ch 2, (inverted V-st working first dc in same ch-2 sp as last inverted V-st and second dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 11 times, sl st in first inverted V-st to join. (12 inverted V-sts, 12 ch-2 sps)
The work will curl at this point but don’t worry, it will relax with the next two rounds.
Round 4. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-3 sp of round 3. Working in ch-3 sps from round 3, sc 1 in first sp, *[sc 2, hdc 1] in next sp, [hdc 1, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, hdc 1] in next sp, [hdc 1, sc 2] in next sp. Repeat from * 3 times. [Sc 2, hdc 1] in next sp, [hdc 1, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, hdc 1] in next sp, [hdc 1, sc 1] in initial ch-2 sp, sl st in first sc to join. (12 sts per side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Round 5. Ch 1, sl st between posts of first 2 sc sts. Ch 2, *[dc 3] in same sp between posts, [dc 3] between posts of next 2 hdc sts, [dc 3, ch 2, dc 3] in next ch-2 sp, [dc 3] between posts of next 2 hdc sts, [dc 3] between posts of second and third sc from the previous round. Repeat from * 3 times, [dc 3] between posts of next 2 hdc sts, [dc 3, ch 2, dc 3] in next ch-2 sp, [dc 3] between posts of next 2 hdc sts, sl st in first dc to join. (15 sts per side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Round 6. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st around. At the corners, [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2]. Sl st in the first hdc to join. (19 sts on each side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
YOUR Cluster FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE IS READY!
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