After last week’s King’s Flower Square, today is time for another royal flower, the Queen’s Flower Granny Square!
The King’s and Queen’s Flower share a crown as the last round of the flower, but they have a different floral motif in the center.
Before I share the pattern, I’d like to draw your attention to one little detail that is important if you’re going to crochet your Queen’s Flower Square in multiple colors.
If you take a close look at the two squares above, you’ll notice that in the blue square, the petals of the light blue flower look a bit sharper and more pointy compared to the sample in green.
The difference in the petals is that for the blue square, I crocheted rounds 2 and 3 using the same light blue color. Instead, in the green square, I made round 2 using the intermediate green of the flower and round 3 using the darker green of the crown.
So, if you want sharper petals in the center, crochet rounds 2 and 3 with the same color!
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6-Inch Floral Squares
The Queen’s Flower Square is the third pattern 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 in the same indicated st.
- The st count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
Queen’s Flower Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern
Make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc 12 in MC, sl st in the first dc to join. (12 sts)
Round 2. Ch 2, dc in next st (counts as 1 dc2tog), ch 2, (dc2tog making the first dc in the same st as the second leg of the last dc2tog, ch 2) 11 times working the last dc2tog with the first leg in st 12 of round 1 and the second leg in st 1 of round 1, sl st in first dc2tog to join. (12 dc2tog, 12 ch-2 sps)
Round 3. Ch 1, sl st around post of first dc2tog, (ch 3, sl st around the post of the next dc2tog) 11 times, ch 3, sl st in first sl st to join. (12 sl sts, 12 ch-3 sps)
Round 4. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-3 sp of round 3, [sc 1, hdc 1, picot 1, hdc 1, sc 1] in each ch-3 sp of round 3, sl st in first sc to join. (12 petals)
Round 5. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-2 sp of round 2 (go to the back of your work, behind the petals of round 4). Ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp (counts as 1 inverted V-st), (ch 2, inverted V-st working the first dc in same ch-2 sp as last inverted V-st and the second dc in next ch-2 sp) 11 times, ch 2, sl st in first inverted V-st to join. (12 inverted V-sts, 12 ch-2 sps)
Round 6. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-2 sp of round 5. Working in ch-2 sps from round 5, 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 7. 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 8. Ch 1, hdc around. At the corners, [hdc 1, ch 2, hdc 1]. (17 sts per side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
YOUR Queen’s FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE IS READY!
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