The crochet Lace Popcorns Flower Square is the seventh pattern of the 6″-Flower Squares collection.
This small afghan block of about 6″ (12.5 cm) is a fun and quick project that you can crochet using scrap yarn or a planned color palette.
For crocheting this flower square, it is important to have clear in mind the distinction between cluster stitches and decreases!
If you’re interested, I wrote a little about it in this blog post about the 3-treble crochet cluster stitch.
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6-Inch Floral Squares
The Lace Popcorns Flower Square is also part of the 6″-Flower Squares, a collection with 9 floral afghan blocks of 6″ (15.2 cm).
Take a look at the 6″-Flower Squares HERE!
- 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.
Crochet Lace Popcorns Flower Square
Make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc 6. (6 sts)
Round 2. Ch 2 (counts as first dc of the first 3-dc cluster), (3-dc cluster 1, ch 3) 6 times, st st in the first 3-dc cluster to join. (6 3-dc clusters, 6 ch-3 sps)
Round 3. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-3 sp of round 2, ch 2 (counts as first dc of the 2-dc cluster), dc 1 in same ch-2 sp (counts as the second half of 2-dc cluster), ch 2, *inverted V-st working the first dc in same ch-2 sp as last 2-dc cluster and second dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 2-dc cluster in same ch-2 sp as the second leg of last inverted V-st, ch 2. Repeat from * 5 times, inverted V-st working the first dc in same ch-2 sp as last 2-dc cluster and second dc in initial ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in the first 2-dc cluster to join. (6 2-dc clusters, 6 inverted V-sts, 12 ch-2 sps)
Round 4. Ch 1, sl st into first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc of first popcorn) *[(popcorn 1, ch 2) twice] in first ch-2 sp. In the next 2 ch-2 sps, popcorn 1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in the first popcorn to join. (16 popcorns, 16 ch-2 sps)
Round 5. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-2 sp of the previous round. Working in ch-2 sps of round 4, *[sc 3], [hdc 1, dc 2] in next sp, [dc 1, tr 2, ch 2, tr 2, dc 1] in next sp, [dc 2, hdc 1] in next sp. Repeat from * 4 times, sl st in first sc to join. (15 sts on each 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 Lace Popcorns FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE IS READY!
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