Free Crochet Pattern: Dimensional Flower Granny Square

This free 5 inch granny square crochet pattern features an eight-petaled flower with petals that "pop" forward.

This 5 inch granny square crochet pattern features an eight-petaled flower with petals that "pop" forward.  The example shown was crocheted with worsted weight yarn and a size G hook; finished size will vary based on yarn slection, hook size, and tension.

Dimensional Flower Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

Ch 8; sl st into 1st ch to form ring.

R1: Ch 2; working in ring, dc 1. *Ch 3, dc 2 in ring* repeat 7 times; ch 3, sl st into ch at beginning of round. Fasten off and change colors.

R2: Sl st into one of the 3 ch sp from R1. *Ch 1, tc 3 in sp between 2 dc from previous round, ch 1, sl st into next 3 ch sp* repeat 8 times. Fasten off and change colors.

R3: Sl st into one of the 3 ch sp from R1; ch 2, dc 2 in 3 ch sp. *Ch 3, sl st in next 3 ch sp, ch 3, dc 3 in next 3 ch sp* repeat 3 times. Ch 3, sl st in next 3 ch sp, ch 3, sl st into ch at beginning of round. Fasten off and change colors.

R4: Sl st into the sp between the 2nd and 3rd dc in one of the 3 dc clusters from R3. Ch 2, dc 2 in same sp. *Dc 3 in 3 ch sp, dc 3 in next 3 ch sp. Dc 3 in sp between 1st and 2nd dc from previous round, ch 3, dc 3 in sp between 2nd and 3rd dc from previous round* repeat 3 times. Dc 3 in next 3 ch sp, dc 3 in next 3 ch sp, dc 3 in sp between next 2 dc from previous round, ch 3, sl st into ch from beginning of round.

R5: Ch 2. *Dc 12; in corner ch sp, dc 2, ch 3, dc 2* repeat 4 times; sl st into ch at beginning of round. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Pull all of the flower petals to the front of the square.

Project Tips and Ideas Using the Dimensional Flower Granny Square

  • This is a fairly bulky, stiff granny square. Used by itself, the motif makes a very warm blanket or scarf. To make a blanket with more drape, alternate this square with another, more open square in checkerboard or other pattern.
  • Use up the ends of skeins by using scraps of various bright colors for rounds 1 and 2 and green, black or another color for rounds 3-5, pairing colors and arranging squares to give a random effect.
  • For a fun, playful look, make a blanket using mostly plain squares and sprinkle a few flower squares randomly throughout the design.
  • Find other 5 inch square patterns that you like and make one of each in a coordinating color scheme; stitch them all together to make a unique, crazy afghan.

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