Early spring blossom square

Design by Maria Jansson Brygt @Micmarmik

The story behind the pattern

Initially I made this square in Mayflower cotton 8/4 Junior yarn and I was happy with the result. The flower in the square was big and fluffy. After a while I wanted to see how the flower looked like with a thicker yarn, so I made a square with Scheepjes Softfun, Softfun Denim and Softfun Aquarel yarns. The yarns made the flower really fluffy and the texture was so nice! Now I’m so in love with this square and I hope you like it too!

Introduction

First you crochet the flower (round 1-12). Next step is to make the square around the flower (round 13-20).
The stitches in the pictures are the stitches I crocheted (not what they count as).

You can find the Early spring blossom square pattern instructions and pictures below on this page, as well as a downloadable PDF. I would recommend the web version on this page, because it has more pictures.

To download the PDF pattern for the Early spring blossom square, please click here. 

Facts
YarnScheepjes Softfun, Softfun Denim and Softfun Aquarel – 60% Cotton and 40% Acrylic
Hook3.5 mm
Size8×8 inches (20×20 cm)
Stitches
sl stchschdcdctrFPscBPscFPhdcBPhdcFPdcBPdcFPtrlhdcFPdc3tog3FPdcBLO
Symbols
*…*Repeat stitches
**…**Repeat stitches within repetition
«…»Crocheted in the same or given stitch
Click for explanations

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 wherever possible, instead of ch.
  • You can end each round with an invisible join wherever possible, instead of a sl st. 

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Micmarmik

Yarn quantities and colors for the square in the pattern.

Yarn – Scheepjes Softfun and Softfun Denim (50 g = 140 m) – Total use for a square ~ 40 g

  • R. – (Yellow) Softfun 25180,5 g.
  • R. – (Green) Softfun 25170,5 g.
  • R. 3  (Light pink) Softfun 2513 2 g.
  • R. 4, 5 – (Pink) Softfun Denim 503 g.
  • R. 6, 7 – (Light yellow) Softfun 24963 g.
  • R. 8 – (Yellow) Softfun 2610 ~ 1 g.
  • R. 9 – (Pink)Softfun Denim 503g.
  • R. 10 – (Light pink) 2513 ~ 3 g.
  • R. 11 – (Light yellow) Softfun 2496 ~ 1 g.
  • R. 12 – (Pink) Softfun Denim 5033 g.
  • R. 13, 14 – (Green) Softfun 2517 ~ 4 g.
  • R. 15 – (White)  24262 g.
  • R. 16 – (Turquoise) Softfun 2615 ~ 2 g.
  • R. 17, 18, 19, 20 – (White) Softfun 242612 g.

Crochet chart

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The flower (round 1-12)

1 Ch 4 (counts as ch 1, 1 dc), 11 dc in the first ch. Tighten the ring by pulling the short yarn thread.
Finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Cut the yarn. (Total 1 ch, 12 dc).

Photo 1 - Start with ch 4.
Photo 2 - 1 dc in the first ch.
Photo 3 - Round 1.

2  
Change color. *1 hdc in dc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 FPdc around next dc, ch 1* 6 times. Finish with 1 sl st in the first hdc. Cut the yarn. (Total 12 ch, 6 hdc, 6 FPdc)

Photo 4 - The first repetition round 2.
Photo 5 - Round 2.

3 Change color. Start the round in any ch-1 sp.
3 dc (counts as ch 3, 2 dc in first repetition)» in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 st* 12 times.
Finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Cut the yarn. (Total 12 ch, 36 dc)

Photo 6 - The first repetition round 3.
Photo 7 - Round 3.

4 Change color. Start the round in any ch-1 sp.
*1 sc (ch 1 in first repetition) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, FPdc3tog, ch 1* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
(Total 24 ch, 12 sc, 12 FPdc3tog)

Photo 10 - The first repetition round 4.
Photo 11 - Round 4.

5 1 sl st in ch-1 sp after sc 2 sc (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition)» in ch-1 sp after sc, 3FPdc around FPdc3tog previous round, «2 sc» in next ch-1 sp, skip 1 sc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 48 sc, 12 3FPdc)

Photo 12 - The first repetition round 5.
Photo 13 - Round 5.

6 Change color. This round is crocheted in r.3 and 4. Start the round in second dc of three r.3, behind 3FPdc r.4, see photo 14 below.
*1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition) in second dc of three r.3, behind 3FPdc r.4, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 FPhdc around sc r.4, ch 2, (see photo 15 and 16 below). skip 2 sc * 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first hdc. (Total 48 ch, 12 hdc, 12 FPhdc)

Photo 14 - The back of the flower. The first hdc and ch 2 in the second dc of three round 3, behind 3FPdc round 4.
Photo 15 - Sc r.4.
Photo 16 - 1 FPhdc around sc r.4, ch 2.
Photo 17 - Round 6. The front of the flower, you can only see the FPhdc around sc r.4.
Photo 18 - Round 6. The back of the flower.
Photo 19 - Round 6 from the side.

7 1 sl st in ch-2 sp, before 1 FPhdc.
3 sc, (counts as ch 1, 2 sc in first repetition)» in ch-2 sp,  1 FPdc around FPhdc r.6, «3 sc» in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,  skip 1 hdc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 12 ch, 72 sc, 12 FPdc)

Photo 20 - The first repetition round 7.
Photo 21 - Round 7.

8 Change color. Start the round with 1 FPsc around hdc r.6, behind 3FPdc r.5, see photo 22 below.
*1 FPsc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) around hdc r.6, behind 3FPdc r.5, ch 3, skip 3 sc, 1 FPhdc around FPdc r.7, ch 3, skip 3 sc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in the first FPsc. Cut the yarn. Pull the two yarn threads to the back of the flower with the crochet hook. (Total 72 ch, 12 FPsc, 12 FPhdc)

Photo 22 - Hdc round 6, behind 3FPdc round 5.
Photo 23 - The first repetition round 8. (I drew 1 FPsc, but I crocheted 1 FPch in first repetition.)
Photo 24 - Round 8. (I drew 1 FPsc, but I crocheted 1 FPch in first repetition.)
Photo 25 - Close up photo of round 8.
Photo 26 - Pull the two yarn threads to the back of the flower with a crochet hook.
Photo 27 - The back round 8.

9 Change color. Start the round in ch-1 sp r.7, see photo 28 below.
 *1 sc (counts as ch 1, in first repetition) in ch-1 sp r.7, ch 2, skip 3 sc, 1 BPsc around FPhdc r.8, (see photo 29 below), ch 2, skip 3 sc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 48 ch, 12 sc, 12 BPsc)

Photo 28 - Start the round in ch-1 sp r.7.
Photo 29 - crochet hook around FPhdc r.8.
Photo 30 - The first repetition round 9.
Photo 31 - Close up photo of round 9.
Photo 32 - Round 9.

10 Change color. Start the round in ch-2 sp before BPsc, see photo 33 below.
1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), 1 hdc, 1 dc» in ch-2 sp before BPsc, 1 FPdc around BPsc (see photo 35 and 36 below), «1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc» in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 sc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 12 ch, 24 sc, 24 hdc, 24 dc, 12 FPdc)

Photo 33 - Start the round in ch-2 sp before BPsc.
Photo 34 - 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc in ch-2 sp.
Photo 35 - The BPsc.
Photo 36 - 1 FPdc around BPsc.
Photo 37 - The first repetition round 10.
Photo 38 - Close up photo of round 10.
Photo 39 - Round 10.

R.11 Change color. Start the round in ch-1 sp, see photo 40 below.
1 sc, (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 3, 1 sc» in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip «1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc», 1 FPhdc around FPdc r.10, ch 2, skip «1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc»* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn.
(Total 84 ch, 24 sc, 12 FPhdc) 

Photo 40 - Start the round in ch-1 sp.
Photo 41 - The first repetition round 11.
Photo 42 - Round 11.

R.12 Change color. Start the round in ch-2 sp before FPhdc r.11, see photo 43 below. This round is crocheted in r.10 and 11. 
1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), 1 hdc, 1 dc» in ch-2 sp before FPhdc r.11, 1 FPdc around FPhdc r.11, see photo 44 below, «1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc» in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in ch-1 sp r.10 between 2 sc r.11 (you crochet from the back of the work when you crochet in the ch-1 sp r. 10 to make the sc between the 2 sc r. 11. The ch 3 in r.11 should end up in front of the sc, see photo 45), ch 1, skip 1 sc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 24 ch, 36 sc, 24 hdc, 24 dc, 12 FPdc)

Photo 43 - Start the round in ch-2 sp, before FPhdc r.11.
Photo 44 - FPhdc r.11.
Photo 45 - The first repetition round 12.
Photo 46 - Round 12.

The square (round 13-20)

R.13 Change color. Start the round in ch-3 sp r.11 and sc r.12, see photo 47 below.
*1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) in ch-3 sp r.11 and sc r.12, ch 3, skip 4 st (1 ch, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc), 1 sc in FPhdc r.11 behind FPdc r.12 (see photo 49 below), ch 3, skip 4 st (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 ch)* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 72 ch, 24 sc)

Photo 47 - Start the round in ch-3 sp r.11 and sc r.12
Photo 48 - First sc r.13.
Photo 49 - The back of the flower. FPhdc r.11 behind FPdc r.12.
Photo 50 - The first repetition round 13.
Photo 51 - Round 13. The front of the flower, you only see the sc in ch-3 sp r.11 and sc r.12.
Photo 52 - Round 13. The back of the flower.

R.14 Continue with the same color.
1 sl st to ch-3 sp before 1 sc in FPhdc. 1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition), 2 dc, 1 tr» in ch-3 sp, ch 1, 1 FPtr around sc r.13 (for an alternative corner, see below), ch 1,«1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc» in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 1 sc, **«3 sc» in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 1 sc** 3 times, «3 sc» in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 1 sc* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first hdc. Cut the yarn. (Total 36 ch, 48 sc, 8 hdc, 16 dc, 8 tr, 4 FPtr)

Alternative corner: Replace 1 FPtr around sc r.13 with 1 FPtr around FPdc r.12, see photo 53b below.

Photo 53a - The first repetition round 14.
Photo 53b - Alternative corner. 1 FPtr around FPdc r.12.
Photo 54 - Round 14.

R.15 Change color. Start the round in ch-1 sp in the corner before FPtr, see photo 55 below.
*1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition) in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 1 FPtr, 1 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 2 st (1 tr, 1 dc), 1 hdc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 hdc, 1 hdc in next ch sp, **ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch sp** 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 hdc in next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 hdc, 1 hdc in dc, ch 2, skip 2 st (1 dc, 1 tr)* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first hdc. Cut the yarn. (Total 64 ch, 28 sc, 24 hdc, )

Photo 55 - Start the round in ch-1 sp in the corner before FPtr.
Photo 56 - The first repetition round 15.
Photo 58 - The corner round 15.
Photo 57 - Round 15.

R.16 Change color. Start the round in ch-2 sp in the corner, see photo 59 below.
2 hdc (counts as ch 2, 1 hdc in first repetition), ch 2, 2 hdc» in ch-2 sp in the corner, ch 2, skip 1 hdc, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 hdc, 1 sc in ch sp, 1 FPtr around sc r.13 (see photo 60 below), skip 1 hdc (behind FPtr), **1 sc in ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 sc** 3 times, 1 sc in ch sp, 1 FPdc around sc r.13, skip 1 sc (behind FPdc), **1 sc in ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 sc, ** 3 times, 1 sc in ch sp, 1 FPtr around sc r.13, skip 1 hdc (behind FPtr), 1 sc in ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 hdc, 1 sc in ch sp, ch 2, skip 1 hdc* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first hdc. Cut the yarn. (Total 56 ch, 48 sc, 16 hdc, 4 FPdc, 8 FPtr)

Photo 59 - Start the round in ch-2 sp in the corner.
Photo 60 - 1 FPtr around sc r.13
Photo 61 - The corner round 16.
Photo 62 - The first repetition round 16.
Photo 63 - Round 16.

R.17 Change color. Start the round in ch-2 sp in the corner, see photo 64 below.
1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 2, 1 sc» in ch-2 sp in the corner, 2 sc BLO, 1 FPhdc around hdc r.15 (see photo 65 and 66 below), ch 1, Skip ch-2 sp (behind FPhdc and ch 1), 1 sc BLO, 1 FPhdc around hdc r.15, skip ch sp,(behind FPhd), 3 sc BLO **1 FPhdc around sc r.15, skip ch sp (behind FPhdc), 1 sc BLO** 2 times, 1 FPhdc around sc r.15, skip ch sp (behind FPhdc), 3 sc BLO, **1 FPhdc around sc r.15, Skip ch sp (behind FPhdc), 1 sc BLO** 2 times, 1 FPhdc around sc r.15, skip ch sp, (behind FPhdc), 3 sc BLO, 1 FPhdc around hdc r.15, skip ch sp (behind 1 FPhdc), 1 sc BLO, ch 1, skip ch-2 sp, 1 FPhdc around hdc r.15, 2 sc BLO* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 16 ch, 8 sc, 76 sc BLO, 40 FPhdc)

Photo 64 - Start the round in ch-2 sp in the corner.
Photo 65 - Hdc r.15.
Photo 66 - FPhdc around hdc r.15.
Photo 67 - The first repetition round 17.
Photo 68 - The corner round 17.
Photo 69 - Round 17.

R.18 Continue with the same color.
1 sl st to ch-2 sp, 1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 2, 1 sc» in ch-2 sp (see photo 70 below), 3 sc, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17 (see photo 71 and 72 below), 1 sc in ch sp, 1 sc in sc, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17, 3 sc,**1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17, 1 sc** 2 times, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r-17, 3 sc, **1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17, 1 sc** 2 times, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17, 3 sc, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17, 1 sc in sc, 1 sc in ch sp, 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17, 3 sc* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 8 ch, 100 sc, 40 FPhdc)

Photo 70 - The first corner r.18, 1 sl st to ch-2 sp, «1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc» in ch-2 sp.
Photo 71 - FPhdc r.17
Photo 72 - 1 FPhdc around FPhdc r.17.
Photo 73 - The first repetition round 18.
Photo 74 - Round 18.

R.19 Continue with the same color.
1 sl st to ch-2 sp, 1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 2, 1 sc» in ch-2 sp, **1 sc BLO, 1 sl st BLO** 17 times, 1 sc BLO* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 8 ch, 8 sc, 72 sc BLO, 68 sl st BLO) 

Photo 75 - The start of round 19. 1 sl st to ch-2 sp, *«1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc» in ch-2 sp, 1 sc BLO, 1 sl st BLO,
Photo 76 - The corner round 19.
Photo 77 - The first repetition round 19.
Photo 78 - Round 19.

R.20 Continue with the same color.
1 sl st to ch-2 sp, 1 hdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition), ch 2, 1 hdc» in ch-2 sp, 2 hdc BLO, **1 lhdc BLO in stitch r.18 (same as sl st r.19), 1 hdc BLO in sc r.19** 17 times, 1 hdc BLO* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first hdc. Cut the yarn. (Total 8 ch, 8 hdc, 80 hdc BLO, 68 lhdc BLO)

Photo 79 -The start of round 20. 1 sl st to ch-2 sp, «1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc» in ch-2 sp, 2 hdc BLO, 1 lhdc BLO in stitch r.18 (same as sl st r.19)
Photo 80 - First repetition round 20.
Photo 81 - Round 20.

The Early spring blossom square is now done! I hope you enjoyed making it!

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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”
«…» in…
Stitches to be crocheted in the same stitch, for example:     “«3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc» in the next stitch”
(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”  
(Total…)
Sums up number of used stitches, for example:     “ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), ch 2. (Total 2 ch, 1 sc)” would mean     “used as 2 ch + 1 sc, in total”
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
lhdc Long 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
Pic Picot made with ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch
ch4pic Picot made with ch 4, 1 sl st in first ch

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