Crochet Popping Flower Square

I know, this Crochet Popping Flower Square is a lot of popcorns, and a lot of picots, and a lot of colors! I just hope it is not too much of everything.

Actually, the initial design was a bit different and also simpler. But I guess that at some point, the situation kind of got out of control and the flower just started popping up at every round. So, pardon all the pops, I hope you’ll enjoy this pattern.

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In Bloom Spring Blanket CAL

The Crochet Popping Flower Square is part of the In Bloom Spring Blanket CAL hosted by BearRye. For this CAL, quite a few designers joined forces and designed one or two crochet squares of 8” by 8”.

The theme of the CAL is In Bloom, and it wants to be a celebration of spring, life, blooms, and flowers.

Every day, you can access the new square pattern for free on the designer’s blog and download it as a free PDF pattern on Ravelry. But keep in mind that the free download is also up for 24 h.

If you want to make sure not to miss a square, you can get all of the patterns as a bundle for a very discounted price. Only pay $7 and get all the PDF patterns to your inbox!

At the end of the CAL, all you have to do is to join all the squares together and make your own personalized In Bloom blanket.

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Yarn

Claire over at BearRye arranged for WeCrochet to provide us with the yarn needed for our square. So, by a democratic vote, the yarn chosen was Mighty Stitch by Knit Picks. Mighty Stitch is a worsted weight yarn, very soft and machine-washable. It comes in many different and beautiful colors, which you can choose from. However, we all settled for colors Alfalfa, Ivy, Mulberry, Wisteria, Fairytale, Bubblegum, Celestial, Sky, Cream, Oyster, and Canary.

We decided to stick to a common color palette so that it would be easier for everyone to follow the CAL and to crochet colored squares that wouldn’t fight with each other once put together in a blanket.
I am not entirely sure if “colors fighting with each other” is a thing in English. Or maybe it’s just my Italenglish… Because that’s what we say in Italian when two colors really do not match! We say that they fight, actually fistfight! Or sometimes they can even punch you in the eye. Go figure

Square Construction

This pattern is worked by crocheting consecutive rounds starting from the center and moving to the border. At the end of each round, you will join the last stitch with the first by making a slip stitch.

The first round is crocheted inside of a magic loop. If you need help, you can find how to crochet a magic circle in this tutorial.
However, if you really do not like the magic ring, do not worry. Just substitute it with three chains and crochet all the stitches inside of the first chain made.

Color Options

As for most crochet squares, the color options are basically endless. For this reason, I will not indicate a different color for each round. I think it is just more fun if you play with your imagination and choose your own color combination. This way, your colorful popping flower square will be unique and personal!

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Materials

– 4-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Hook
– DK, Light (3) Yarn. I used Mighty Stitch by Knit Picks.
– Tapestry Needle

Yardage

75 yards, 68.5 m

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
BLO Back Loop Only
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
MC Magic Circle
Popcorn Popcorn Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches

Back Loop Only (BLO)
Learn how to crochet in the BLO in this free tutorial.

Double Crochet Three Together (Dc3tog)
Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo, and pull up a loop. Yo, draw through two loops on your hook (two loops on your hook). Repeat from the beginning twice more. You will now have four loops on your hook. Yo and draw through all four loops on your hook.

Popcorn Stitch (Popcorn)
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the popcorn stitch here.

Picot
Ch 3, sl st in the back bump of the first ch.

Pattern Notes

  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • […] – Crochet the instruction within brackets all in the same stitch.
  • If the pattern says “2 sc”, it means that you have to crochet 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • This pattern is worked in consecutive rounds, and each round is joined with a sl st into the first st.
  • The pattern does not specify any color scheme, but you will have to change color at each row or every other row if you want to make a colored square.

Size

8” (20 cm) by 8” (20 cm).

One possible color combination for the popping flower square

Gauge

16 dc for 9 rows in 4” (10 cm).

Popping Flower Square Pattern

Make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2, (make the first half of a dc) twice (three loops on your hook), yo, pull through all loops on your hook. Ch 3, (dc3tog, ch 3) four times. Join with a sl st on top of the first petal (i.e. the first cluster of dc).

Round 2. Ch 1, sc on top of the first petal (i.e. the first dc3tog), ch 1. *Working in the next ch-3 space, dc3tog, ch 2, dc3tog. Ch 1, sc on top of the next petal, ch 1. Repeat from * other four times. Join with a sl st into the first sc.

Round 3. Ch 6 (counts as a dc and ch-3 spacer), dc in the first st from the previous round. *Ch 2, make a popcorn in the next ch-2 space, ch 1. [Dc, ch 3, dc] in the next sc. Repeat from * other four times. Ch 2, popcorn in last ch-2 space, ch 1, sl st into the third ch of the initial ch-6.

Round 4. Ch 2, working in the next ch-3 space, (make the first half of a dc) twice (you now have three loops on your hook), yo, pull through all loops on your hook. Staying in the same ch-3 space, (ch 1, picot, ch 1, dc3tog) three times. *Ch 1, sc on top of the next popcorn, ch 1. Working in the next ch-3 space, (dc3tog, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, dc3tog. Repeat from * other three times. Ch 1, sc on top of the last popcorn, ch 1. Join the round with a sl st.

Round 5

Round 5. Ch 3, BLO dc 1 in the first st, ^^BLO sc in the next ch-1, *sk the picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, BLO sc in the next dc3tog, BLO sc in the next ch-1.

Repeat from * another time. Sk the next picot and BLO sc in the next ch-1. Make 2 dc into the next dc3tog. Ch 1. Sk next (ch 1, sc, ch 1) and make 2 dc into the next dc3tog. Repeat from ^^ other three times.

BLO sc in the next ch, *sk the picot and BLO sc in the next ch-1, BLO sc in the next dc3tog, BLO sc in the next ch-1. Repeat from * another time. Sk the next picot and BLO sc in the next ch-1. Make 2 dc into the next dc3tog. Ch 1.

Join the round with a sl st into the third ch of the initial ch-3.

Round 6

Round 6. Sl st into the next 2 sts and then sl st again to place the start of your work in the space between the two sc sts which come immediately before and after the first picot from two rounds below.

Ch 6 (counts as a dc and ch-3 spacer), dc in the same space in between two sc sts. *Ch 2, make one popcorn in between the two sc sts before and after the next picot, ch 2. [Dc, ch 3, dc] in between the two sc sts before and after the next picot. Ch 2, popcorn in the next ch-1 space. Again, ch 2, [dc, ch 3, dc] in between the two sc sts that precede and follow the next picot.

Repeat from * other three times. Ch 2, make one popcorn in between the two sc sts before and after the next picot, ch 2. [Dc, ch 3, dc] in between the two sc sts before and after the next picot. Again, ch 2, popcorn in the next ch-1 space.

To complete the round, ch 2 and join with a sl st into the third ch of the initial ch-6.

Round 7

Round 7. Ch 1, working in the next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, 1 sc. Ch 1, sc on top of the next popcorn, ch 1. This was the first half of your first side.

First Corner

Working in the next ch-3 space, (dc3tog, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, dc3tog.

Second Side

*Ch 1, sc on top of the next popcorn, ch 1. In the next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times. Repeat from * once more.

Second Corner

Working on top of the next popcorn, (dc3tog, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, dc3tog, ch 1.

Third Side

^In the next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, 1 sc. Ch 1, sc on top of the next popcorn, ch 1. Repeat from ^ once more.

Third Corner

Working in the next ch-3 space, (dc3tog, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, dc3tog.

Fourth Side and Corner

Repeat instructions for the second side and corner, respectively.

First Side, Second Half

In the next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 1, picot, ch 1) three times, 1 sc. Ch 1, sc on top of the next popcorn, ch 1.

Join the round with a sl st into the first sc.

Another color combo for the popping flower square

Round 8

Round 8. Ch 1, working in the BLO, 5 sc (the first 4 sc sts are going on top of the sc from the first fan of sc/ch-1/picot from the previous round. The fifth sc will be into the sc on top of the popcorn). *BLO Sc in the dc3tog, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sk the picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog, sc into the next ch-1, ch 3. This was your first half of the first side.

Second Side

Sk the next picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog, sc in the next ch-1, sk the next picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog. (Sc in the sc on top of the popcorn, 4 sc over the 4 sc in the next fan) twice. BLO sc in the dc3tog, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sk the picot and BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog, sc into the next ch-1, ch 3.

Third Side

Sk the next picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog, sc in the next ch-1, sk the next picot, and BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog. (4 sc over the 4 sc in the next fan, sc in the sc on top of the popcorn) twice. BLO sc in the dc3tog, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sk the picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog, sc into the next ch-1, ch 3.

Fourth Side

Repeat the instructions for the second side.

First Side, Second Half

Sk the next picot, BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog, sc in the next ch-1, sk the next picot, and BLO sc in the next ch-1, sc in the next dc3tog. 4 sc over the 4 sc in the next fan, sc in the sc on top of the popcorn.
Join the round with a sl st into the first sc of the round.

Final Rounds of the Crochet Popping Flower Square

Round 9. Ch 2, dc in each st around. At the corners, [dc, ch 3, dc] in the ch-3 space from the previous round. (22 sts on each side and 3 ch at each corner)

Round 10. Ch 2, dc in each st around. At the corners, [dc, ch 3, dc] in the ch-3 space from the previous round. (24 sts on each side and 2 ch at each corner)

Round 11. Ch 1, BLO sc all around. At the corners, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the ch-3 space from the previous round. (26 sts on each side and 2 ch at each corner)

Round 12. Ch 1, BLO sc all around. At the corners, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the ch-3 space from the previous round. (28 sts on each side and 2 ch at each corner)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Your Crochet Popping Flower Square is ready!

I hope that you enjoyed crocheting this crochet square. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

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