Happy Crochet Flower Square free crochet pattern!

Mar 31, 2023 | Crochet patterns

A happy crochet Flower square free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet flower square

This fun, bright and cheerful flower crochet square is square #8 and the final square in my Easter spring Square Blanket series. Such a gorgeous square that is so easy to customize!

If you missed the free crochet patterns for the Bunny Granny Square, Hatching Chick Granny SquareLamb Granny SquareSun SquareHappy Sun Square,  Easter Basket square, Bunny’s Bottom square, or the Baby Chick Square you can find them all on the blog.  

This is the final square in my series but if you are making the blanket and you want to make the same one as mine you will duplicate the flower square in different colors for the 9th square of the blanket.

The great thing about the squares for this spring themed blanket is that they are so versatile.  Mix and match the squares for your own perfect spring blanket.  Make a blanket with different flower colors for the perfect blanket! You could choose to eliminate the face details for simple yet gorgeously textured flowers.

You will notice that I have two different flower squares pictured throughout the post. My finished Easter Blanket will have a total of 9 squares to complete. I designed a total of 8 unique squares and I am using the flower square twice in the finished design. I changed up the petal color and the outside edge of the square as well.

Crochet 3D Flower granny square

Crochet Flower Square pattern details

I am working this flower square from the same base pattern as my Christmas crochet granny squares.  All of the squares in this series work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable Easter spring themed throw!  These individual squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for your spring themed home decor.

This crochet flower square with 3D petals is easier than it may seem!  The base of the flower is worked in double crochet rounds with yellow for the center or face and then white yarn for the base of the petals.  The circle of double crochet stitches is then squared off with purple rounds for easy joining.

The petals are being worked in the unused front loops from the base of the flower.  I adjusted the stitches used in the Sun Square and the Lamb Square to give the flower even more volume!

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what color of yarn to use for the flower petals.  When I used the same pink and purple I had used previously it just didn’t have the wow factor I was looking for.  Then I worked one in stripes alternating colors each round.  It just didn’t look right.  So, I went searching for yarn that would match yarn weight as well as complement the colors being used throughout the rest of the squares.  I came up with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in Jazzy (pink) and Violet (purple).  Success!  I was blown away with the end result!

crochet flower square without happy face details

I am primarily using Red Heart With Love* yarn for my squares.  Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  These granny squares would be a great way to use up your stash, too! 

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This Crochet Flower Square pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

Once I have all of the squares designed and completed the pattern will be available as 1 PDF! This PDF will contain all squares + joining and border instructions all for 1 low price! Each of the individual Spring Easter Blanket granny square patterns will also available for purchase.

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happy flower square pattern

Flower Square crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     Daffodil 0.2 oz / 11 yds (Yellow)
  •     White 1.9 oz / 101 yds (White)
  •     Lilac 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Purple)
  •     Sage 0.3 oz / 16 yds (Green)
  •     Bubble Gum 0.01 oz / 1 yd (Pink)
  •     Black 0.01 oz / 1 yd (Black)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 10 oz / 482 yds) 
  •     Jazzy 2.0 oz / 97 yds (Pink Ombre)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
(2) 8 mm safety eyes
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FLO = front loop only
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side

Special Stitches:

Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.

Pattern Notes: 

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Feet, wings, eyes, beak and head feathers are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.
  • Yellow section of flower is worked in both loops while the white section and first round of purple is worked in the back loop only. 
  • Shell stitches are worked in the unused front loops for flower petals. 

Pattern Instructions

With Yellow, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, fasten off yellow and switch to white, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Note: Rounds 4-10 are all worked BLO. We are creating the location for the flower petals and leaves.

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (108)

Fasten off White.

Note: Round 10 is also worked in the BLO.  Rounds 11 – 13 are worked in both loops.

Round 10: Join Purple in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: Ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

crochet flower square process

Flower Petals

Round 1: With white yarn, (working in FLO from round 4) sl st to first unused front loop from round 4, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in next st, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round omitting last sc at end, sl st in first st to join.  Fasten off. Note: in the photos below I am showing the first round of flower petals in orange rather than white as indicated in the pattern. I changed my mind later preferring the white yarn.However, the orange does show up a bit better in photos!

Round 2: With pink ombre yarn, (working in FLO from rounds 5 – 9) sl st to first unused front loop from round 5, ch 1, sc in same st, *5 dc in next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end omitting last sc at end, sl st in first st to join.  Fasten off.

Repeat above instructions for rounds 6 – 9 shifting the shell stitches so the shell stitches are behind the sc stitches from the previous round.

Leaves

With green yarn, (working in FLO from round 10) sl st to unused front loop two stitches before any corner of round 10, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in base of round 10 corner st, sk next st, sc in next 24 sts,* repeat from * to * to 3 times working 23 sc stitches on last side, sl st in first st to join.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Cheeks (make 2)

With Pink, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Fasten off.

crochet flower assembly process

Assembly 

With long length of black yarn, embroider smile.

With RS of square facing, sew cheeks to each edge of smile.

Attach safety eyes to RS of square.

Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!