Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arise and Shine-Flower Square-Free Crochet Pattern




free pattern crochet flower square
Thank you to those who helped name this Arise and Shine crochet pattern
Introduction The flower is worked in the round beginning with 12 dc’s, the next round has 1 fpdc worked into each dc, this is the flower part that will stick up, you will add the spike to every 2nd fpdc (details below). The next step see’s you going back to the very 1st dc of the very 1st round, making a flat piece with increases for growth, then you will make a fpdc in all the st’s of that round, giving you the next lot of raised st’s, this process in continued once more and then you begin the square. There are instructions at the bottom of this page for a matching plain square.
crochet flower square
The Arise and Shine pattern not only gives you a flower square, but a flower on its own, just stop making the flower where you like, or make the flower bigger, make the square bigger, it’s up to you.
If you want to make the flower in the one color, after the fpdc row, ch 3 and sl st into the beginning dc of the dc row below, you will barely see the ch 3 and it’s so much easier.
Hook size: 4mm, US G/6 (or your choice of yarn and hook)
Yarn: 8 ply approx 20 gm’s US DK/Medium.
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: not required
Time: approx 30 minutes
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet

Please note! Beginning ch 2 is not counted as a stitch.
Special notes: The little spike on the flowers, will not be written into pattern instructions, for every 2nd fpdc worked make a ch 3, then sl st into the 1st ch of the ch 3 for the spike, then continue on to your next fpdc
Extra Notes: place stitch marker in the 1st dc of the round, this will help to keep track of the beginning st
Begin making
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring.
Row 1, ch 2, work 12 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (you will join this way on every round)
Row 2, ch 2, work 1 fpdc in each st to end, to join, sl st into the top of the beginning fpdc, break off yarn for color change (12 fpdc)
(Increase in every st)
Attach yarn to the 1st dc of the 1st round
Row 3, ch 2, work 2 dc into each dc to end, sl st to join (24 dc)
Row 4, ch 2, work 1 fpdc in each st to end, to join, sl st into the top of the beginning fpdc, break off yarn for color change (24 fpdc)
(Increase in every 2nd st)
Attach yarn to the 1st dc of the 3rd round
Row 5, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 2 dc into the next dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 6, ch 2, work 1 fpdc in each st to end, to join, sl st into the top of the beginning fpdc, break off yarn for color change (36 fpdc)
Attach yarn to the 1st dc of the 5th round
You are now making the square and the ch 3 is counted as a stitch
Row 7, ch 3, work 1 dc in same space as ch 3, work 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, *work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, work 1 dc in each of next 8 dc,* repeat from *to* 2 more times, work 2 dc, ch 2 in same space as beginning ch 3 and 1st dc, to join sl st into the top of the beginning ch 3 of this round (if you used 8 ply and a 4mm hook, your square will measure approx 4 inches)
Row 8, ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, *work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space, work 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc*, repeat from *to* 2 more times, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space, to join, sl st into the top of the beginning ch 3, round (if you used 8 ply and a 4mm hook, your square will measure approx 5 inches)

Here are the instructions for the Arise and Shine matching plain square 

Please note! Beginning ch 2 is not counted as a stitch

Begin making
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring.
Row 1, ch 2, work 12 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (12 dc)
Row 2, ch 2, work 2 dc into each dc to end, sl st to join (24 dc)
Row 3, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 2 dc into the next dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (36 dc)

You are now making the square and the ch 3 is counted as a stitch
Row 4, ch 3, work 1 dc in same space as ch 3, work 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, *work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, work 1 dc in each of next 8 dc,* repeat from *to* 2 more times, work 2 dc, ch 2 in same space as beginning ch 3 and 1st dc, to join sl st into the top of the beginning ch 3 of this round (if you used 8 ply and a 4mm hook, your square will measure approx 4 inches)
Row 5, ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, *work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space, work 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc*, repeat from *to* 2 more times, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space, to join, sl st into the top of the beginning ch 3, round (if you used 8 ply and a 4mm hook, your square will measure approx 5 inches)
I am currently working on more uses for the
 Arise and Shine flower square 03/03/2014

Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
 2014.

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5 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a beautiful square .. love it ! xox

Cathy Wood said...

Thank you Dorothy.

Crystelle said...

I so love the layers and colors! Fabulous....! You work too hard.....
Have a wonderful Wednesday!! :)
x Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Cathy Wood said...

Cheers Crystelle :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern and the instructions are very easy to follow. I used them through the square row but am going to continue in square sides, using a different crochet pattern / technique for each row or two and in different colours - using up scrap yarns to turn out to be about 60 by 60. Thanks for the pattern!!