Blossom medallion square

Design by Maria Jansson Brygt @Micmarmik

The story behind the pattern.
I wanted to do a octagon that didn’t have much chain space between the stitches, so it covers for example an old pillow with a pattern on the frontside and if you want to do a bag without lining. I ended up with a square but also a octagon if you stop crocheting before the last four rounds.

Introduktion
I have divided the The
Blossom Medallion square pattern in to four parts, such as the flower in the middle (Center r.1-10), the colorful octagon around the flower (Inner frame r.11-15), the more discrete octagon (Outer frame r. 16-21) and if you want to do the octagon in to a square (corners r. 22-25). The stitches in the pictures are the stitches I crocheted (not what they count as).

Facts
YarnScheepjes Catona – 100% Mercerized cotton
Hook2.5 mm
Size8.3×8.3 inches (21×21 cm)
Stitches
sl stchschdcdcldctrFPhdcBPhdcFPdcBPdcBLO2FPdc3FPdcFPdc3tog
Symbols
*…*Repeat stitches
**…**Repeat stitches within repetition
«…»Crocheted in the same or given stitch
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Yarn quantities and colors for the square in the pattern

Yarn Scheepjes Catona (50 g = 125 m) – Total use for a square 59,5 g

  • R. 1 Yellow Gold 208 0,5 g used
  • R. 2 – Snow White 106 0,5 g used
  • R. 3 – Tyrian Purple 128 0,5 g used
  • R. 4 – Powder Pink 238 1 g used
  • R. 5, 6 – Tulip 2222,5 g used
  • R. 7 – Fresia 519 2,5 g used
  • R. 8,9, 23, 25 – Dark Teal 40110,5 g used
  • R. 10 – Tropic 2531 g used
  • R. 11 – Lime Juice 392 2 g used
  • R. 12, 15 – Kiwi 2055 g used
  • R. 13 – Lemon Chiffon 1003 g used
  • R. 14 – Lemon 2803 g used
  • R. 16 – Jade 5142 g used
  • R. 17, 18 – Saffron 249 4 g used
  • R. 19 – Ginger Gold 383 4 g used
  • R. 20, 21, 22, 24 – Champagne 24817,5 g used

Alternatives

The pattern below can be adjusted, depending on your own preferences. For example:

  • The initial ch on round 1 can be made with a magic ring. 
  • You can start each round with a standing stitch where ever possible, instead of ch.
  • You can end rounds with either an invisible join or with a sl st. 
  • I prefer to weave in the ends after each round, for best result. You can choose to do that after finishing all rounds as well.  

Please hashtag your work with #micmarmikpattern #micmarmik or #blossommedallionsquare so I can enjoy your work. 🙂

CENTER (Round 1-10)

1 Start with color 208. Ch 2 (counts as ch 1, 1 sc), 7 sc in the first ch. Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Tighten the ring by pulling the short yarn thread. Cut the yarn. (Total 1 ch, 8 sc)
Round 1.

2 Change to color 106.

*«2 sc» (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition) in each stitch* 8 times.

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc.

Cut the yarn.

(Total  16 sc)

Round 2.
3 Change to color 128. *«2 sc» (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition), ch 1, skip 1 st* 8 times. Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 8 ch, 16 sc)
Round 3.
4 Change to color 238. *«3 dc» (counts as ch 3, 2 dc in first repetition) in ch-1 sp, skip 1 st, 1 sl st in next st* 8 times. Finish with 1 sl st in the first dc. Cut the yarn. (Total 8 sl st, 24 dc).
Round 4.

5 Change to color 222.
Start the round in the first dc of three.

*«2 sc» (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition), 1 sc, «2 sc», 1 sl st in the sl st* 8 times. 

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc.

Do not cut yarn.

(Total 8 sl st, 40 sc)

Round 5.

6 Continue with color 222.
(If you start the round with a new color or a standing hdc, skip the first hdc and start in the dc).

1 sl st to next st, 1 hdc (counts as ch 2 ), «2 dc», «2 dc», 1 hdc, 1 FPhdc around sl st on r.4, *skip 1 st, 1 hdc «2 dc», «2 dc», 1 hdc, 1 FPhdc around sl st on r.4* 7 times. 

Finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc. 

Cut the yarn.

(Total 16 hdc, 8 FPhdc, 32 dc)

Round 6.

7 Change to color 519.
Start the round in the first dc of four.

*«2 hdc» (counts as ch 2, 1 hdc in first repetition), «2 dc», 1 tr, «2 dc», «2 hdc», skip 1 FPhdc and 1 hdc* 8 times

Round 7.

Change  to color 401 when you finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc.

Cut the yarn you crocheted with this round.

(Total 32 hdc, 32 dc, 8 tr)

Change color when you finish the round with a sl st.
8 Note! Crochet in all stitches, easy to forget stitch after FPhdc. *9 sl st BLO, 1 FPdc around FPhdc on r.6* 8 times Finish with 1 sl st in the first sl st. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 72 sl st, 8 FPdc)
Round 8.
9 Continue with color 401 4 sl st BLO, ch 2, 4 sl st BLO, 1 FPhdc around FPdc in r.8 *Skip 1 sl st, crochet 4 sl st BLO, ch 2, 4 sl st BLO, 1 FPhdc around FPdc on r.8* 7 times
Round 9.

Change to color 253 when you finish with 1 sl st in the first sl st.

Cut the yarn you crocheted with this round.

(Total 64 sl st, 16 ch, 8 FPhdc)

Change color when you finish the round with 1 sl st.
10 Note! It can be difficult to see the sl st after the FPhdc, it should also be crocheted in.  *4 sl st BLO, 1 sl st in ch, ch 2, 1 sl st in next ch, 4 sl st BLO, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc on r.9* 8 times Finish with 1 sl st in the first sl st. Cut the yarn. (Total 80 sl st, 16 ch, 8 FPhdc)
First repetition round 10.
Round 10.

INNER FRAME (Round 11-15)

11 Change to color 392.
Start the round in one of the eight corners,
the corners in this round are crocheted in the first ch on ch-2 sp r.9 behind ch-2 sp on r.10.

*«1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 hdc» in the first ch on ch-2 sp on r.9, skip 1 sl st, crochet 10 hdc BLO* 8 times. 

Finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 8 ch, 96 hdc)

Start round 11 in the first ch on ch-2 sp r.9.
First corner round 11.
First repetition round 11.
Round 11.

12 Change to color 205.
Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners.

*«1 dc (counts as ch 3 in first repetition),ch 1, 1 dc» in ch-1 sp,**ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st**5 times ch 1, skip 1 st* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first dc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 56 ch, 56 dc)

First repetition round 12.
Round 12.

13 Change to color 100.
Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners.

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), 1 ldc in ch-1 sp on r.11, between the two dc on r.12, 1 sc» in ch-1 sp in the corner **skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 ldc in the  free st below on r.11** 6 times, skip 1 dc* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 64 sc, 56 ldc)

First corner round 13.
First repetition round 13.
Round 13.

14 Change to color 280. Start the round in the ldc in one of the eight corners.

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 sc» in the ldc on the corner, 1 FPdc around dc on r.12, skip 2 sc, crochet 1 sc in ldc **1 FPdc around the dc on r.12, skip 1 sc, crochet 1 sc in ldc** 5 times 1 FPdc around the dc on r.12, skip 1 sc* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 8 ch, 64 sc, 56 FPdc)

First repetition round 14.
Round 14.

15 Change to color 205. Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners.

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 sc» in ch-1 sp **skip 1 sc, 1 sc in FPdc, 1 FPhdc around the FPdc r.14 (the one straight below the sc you just crocheted)** 7 times skip 1 sc* 8 times.

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn.

(Totalt 8 ch, 72 sc, 56 FPhdc)

The FPdc r.14, straight below.
First repetition round 15.
Round 15.

OUTER FRAME (Round 16-21)

16 Change to color 514. Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners. 

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 sc» in ch-1 sp, skip 1 st, 15 sl st BLO* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 120 sl st, 8 ch, 16 sc)

First repetition round 16.
Round 16.

17 Change to color 249. Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners. 

*1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) in ch-1 sp, 17 sl st BLO* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Do not cut yarn.

(Total 136 sl st, 8 sc)

First repetition round 17.
Round 17.

18 Continue with color 249.

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 sc» in sc on the corner (crochet through the st legs so it becomes a v), 17 sc BLO* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 8 ch, 152 sc)

Crochet through the st legs so it becomes a v in the corners.
First repetition round 18.
Round 18.

19 Change to color 383. Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners. 

*«1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 hdc» in ch-1 sp, 18 hdc BLO* 8 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 8 ch, 160 hdc)

First repetition round 19.
Round 19.

20 Change to color 248. Start the round in the ch-1 sp in one of the eight corners.

*«1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition ), ch 1, 1 hdc» in ch-1 sp, skip 1 hdc, 18 BPhdc, skip 1 hdc* 8 times.

Finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc. Do not cut the yarn.

(Total 8 ch, 16 hdc, 144 BPhdc)

First repetition round 20.
Round 20.

21 Continue with color 248.

1 sl st to ch-1 sp, the corner *«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 sc» in ch-1 sp, skip 1 hdc, 18 FPhdc, skip 1 hdc* 8 times.

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn or make 1 sl st to the ch-1 sp in the corner, continue with 1 sl st to first st on r.20, where you should do the first hdc on next round.

(Total 8 ch, 16 sc, 144 FPhdc)

First repetition round 21.
Round 21.

CORNER (Round 22-25)

22 Continue with color 248. In this round you crochet in r.20 (behind r.21)

*4 hdc(= ch 2, 3 hdc  in first repetition), 5 dc «2 tr» 5 dc, 4 hdc, ch 1 (behind corner), 19 sl st BLO, ch 1 (behind corner)* 4 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 76 sl st BLO, 8 ch, 32 hdc, 40 dc, 8 tr)

Crochet this round in r.20 (behind r.21).
The start of one corner of four.
After the corner make a side with sl st BLO .
Round 22.

23 Change to color 401. This round is crocheted in both round 22 and round 21.
Start the round in the beginning of a corner.

*1 sl st in ch-1 sp r.22, 2 FPhdc, 3 BPhdc, FPdc3tog, ch 1, 2 BPdc, «1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc» between 2 tr r.22, 2 BPdc, FPdc3tog, ch 1, 3 BPhdc, 2 FPhdc, 1 sl st in ch-1 sp r.22, 1 sl st BLO in the first FPhdc r.21, 17 sl st BLO r.21* 4 times

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sl st. Cut the yarn.

(Total 80 sl st, 12 ch, 8 hdc, 16 FPhdc, 24 BPhdc, 8 FPdctog, 16 BPdc)

The first corner round 23.
FPdc3tog.
1 sl st BLO in the first FPhdc r.21.
After the corner make a side with sl st BLO in r 21.
Round 23.
The square from the side round 23.

24 Change to color 248. Start the round in the beginning of a corner.

*1 sl st in ch-1 sp r.22, behind sl st on r.23, 2 FPhdc, 3 BPdc, «3 FPdc» around FPdc3tog, 2 BPdc, «2 FPdc» around hdc, «1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc» in ch-1 sp, «2 FPdc» around hdc, 2 BPdc,«3 FPdc» around FPdc3tog, 3 BPdc, 2 FPhdc, 1 sl st in ch-1 sp r.22  behind sl st r.23, 18 sl st BLO on r.22* 4 times.

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sl st. Cut the yarn.

(Total 80 sl st, ch 4, 8 hdc, 16 FPhdc, 40 BPdc, 40 FPdc

Start with 1 sl st in ch-1 sp r.22, behind sl st on r.23.
The first corner round 24.
«3 FPdc» around FPdc3tog.
The side with 18 sl st BLO after the corner.
Round 24.
The square from the side round 24.

25 Change to color 401. Start the round in the sl st r.24 before FPhdc in the beginning of a corner.

*3 sc BLO (counts as ch 1, 2 sc in first repetition), 3 BPhdc, 3 FPdc, 2 BPdc, 2 FPdc, 1 BPdc «1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc» in ch-1 sp, 1 BPdc, 2 FPdc, 2 BPdc, 3 FPdc, 3 BPhdc, 3 sc BLO, crochet together r.23 and 24 with 18 sc BLO* 4 times.

Finish with 1 sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn.

(Total 4 ch, 96 sc, 8 hdc, 24 BPhdc, 24 BPdc, 40 FPdc)

The first corner round 25
Crochet together r.23 and r.24 with 18 sc BLO
After the corner, the side with sc BLO.
Round 25.

The Blossom Medallion square is now done! (You just need to make some more squares and attach all the loose ends 😉 )

Thank you for making the square! // Micmarmik

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Symbols explained (US terms):
*…*… times
Repeat the instructions, for example:    “*ch 1, 2 sc* 5 times” would mean    “ch 1 followed by 2 sc, repeated five times”
**… **… times
Short repeats within a longer ones, for example:    “*ch 1, **1 sc** 2 times* 5 times” would mean    “ch 1 and a repeat of 2 sc; all repeated 5 times”
(Total…)
Sums up number of used stitches, for example:     “1 sc (counts as ch 1), ch 2. (Total 2 ch, 1 sc)” would mean     “amounts to 3 ch, used as 2 ch + 1 sc”
(counts as…)
Replacement for first stitch on a round, for example:     “ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)” would mean     “ch 3 used instead of 1 dc as the initial stitch”  
«…» in…
Stitches to be crocheted in the same stitch, for example:     “«3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc» in the next stitch”
st Stitch
lp Loop
ch sp Chain space
BLO Back loop only
FLO Front loop only
sl st Slip stitch
ch Chain
sc Single crochet
hdc Half double crochet
dc Double crochet
ldc Long double crochet
tr Treble crochet
dtr Double treble crochet
FPsc Front post single crochet
BPsc Back post single crochet
FPhdc Front post halfdouble crochet
FPdc Front post double crochet
BPhdc Back post half double crochet
BPdc Back post double crochet
FPtr Front post treble crochet
BPtr Back post treble crochet
2FPdc 2 front post double crochet around same stitch
3FPdc 3 front post double crochet around same stitch
FPdc3tog Front post double crochet 3 together
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