Poppy love square

Design by Maria Jansson Brygt @Micmarmik

The story behind the pattern.
Some squares takes several months to create a pattern for, the Poppy love square pattern is made in one day. The pattern just popped into my head and out through my fingers. 

Introduktion
I have divided the Poppy love
 square pattern in to three parts, such as the flower in the middle (r.1-6), the leafs around the flower (r.7-8) and the square (r.9-12).

Stitches in the pictures are the stitches I crocheted (not what they count as).

To download the PDF pattern for the Poppy love square, please click here!

Facts
YarnScheepjes Catona – 100% Mercerized cotton
Hook2.5 mm
Size5.5×5.5 inches (14×14 cm)
Stitches
sl stchscBPschdcdcFPdcBPdcpic
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 where ever possible, instead of ch.
  • You can end each round with an invisible join where ever possible, instead of 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 #poppylovesquare so I can enjoy your work. 🙂

Flower (Round 1-6)

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 sc. Do not cut the yarn.

(Total 1 ch, 12 dc)

Round 1.

2
*1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), ch 1* 12 times.

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

(Total 12 ch-1 sp, 12 sc)

Round 2.

3 Change color.

*1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition)  in ch-1 sp, ch 2* 12 times.

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

(Total 12 ch-2 sp, 12 sc)

Round 3.

4  Change color. Start in optional ch-2 sp.

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), 2 hdc» in ch-2 sp, «3 dc» in next ch-2 sp, «2 hdc, 1 sc» in next ch-2 sp* 4 times.

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

(Total 8 sc, 16 hdc, 12 dc)

First repetition round 4.
Round 4.

5 *2 sc (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition), «2 hdc», «2 dc», 1 dc, «2 dc», «2 hdc», 2 sc* 4 times.

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

(Total 16 sc, 16 hdc, 20 dc)

First repetition round 5.
Round 5.

6
*2 sc (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition) «2 hdc», **«2 dc»** 2 times, «1 dc, 1 hdc», 1 sc, «1 hdc, 1 dc» **«2 dc»** 2 times, «2 hdc», 2 sc* 4 times.

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

(Total 20 sc, 24 hdc, 40 dc)

First repetition round 6.
Round 6.

Leafs (Round 7-8)

7 Change color. Start the round in one sc in the center of an optional petal. 

*1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) in sc in the center of a petal, ch 4, skip 1 hdc and 2 dc, 1 BPsc around next dc, ch 4, skip 2 dc and 1 hdc, 1 BPsc around next hdc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 2, skip 1 sc, 1 BPsc around next hdc, ch 4, skip 1 hdc and 2 dc, 1 BPsc around next dc, ch 4, skip 2 dc and 1 hdc* 4 times.

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

(Total 8 ch-2 sp, 16 ch-4 sp, 8 sc, 16 BPsc)

First repetition round 7.
Round 7.

8 1 sl st to ch-4 sp, *«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc» in ch-4 sp, «1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc» in ch-4 sp, **1sc in ch-2 sp** 2 times, «1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc» in ch-4 sp, «1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc» in ch-4 sp* 4 times.

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

(Total 40 sc, 32 hdc, 24 dc)

First repetition round 8.
Round 8.

Square (Round 9-12)

9 Change color. Start the round between the 2 sc last round (crocheted in ch-2 sp)

*1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) between the 2 sc (crocheted in ch-2 sp), ch 3, skip 1 sc and 1 hdc, 1 BPsc around next dc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc and 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc and 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc and 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc and 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc and 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc, 1 BPsc around next dc, ch 3, skip 1 hdc and 2 sc* 4 times.

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

(Total 32 ch-3 sp, 24 sc, 8 BPsc)

First repetition round 9.
Round 9.

10 Change color. Start in the fourth ch-3 sp, count from the closing sl st last round.

*«1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition), 2 hdc, 1 dc» in ch-3 sp, «1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc» in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, **«3 sc» in next ch-3 sp, ch 1** 6 times* 4 times.

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

(Total 28 ch-1 sp, 80 sc, 16 hdc, 8 dc)

First repetition round 10.
Round 10.

11  
*4 hdc (counts as ch 2, 3 hdc in first repetition), ch 2, 4 hdc, skip 1 ch, 1 FPdc around sc r.9, **3 hdc, skip 1 ch, 1 FPdc around sc r.9, 3 hdc, skip 1 ch, 1 FPdc around BPsc r.9** 2 times **3 hdc, skip 1 ch, 1 FPdc around sc r.9** 2 times * 4 times

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

(Total 4 ch-2 sp, 104 hdc, 28 FPdc)

First repetition round 11.
Round 11.

12 Start in ch-2 sp (corner).

*«1 dc (counts as ch 3 in first repetition), ch 1, 1 dc, 1 pic, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc» in ch-2 sp (corner), skip 1 hdc, **1 BPdc, 1 FPdc, 1 BPdc, 1 FPdc around FPdc** 7 times, 1 BPdc, 1 FPdc, 1 BPdc, skip 1 hdc* 4 times.

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

(8 ch, 4 pic, 16 dc, 64 BPdc, 60 FPdc)

First repetition round 12.
Round 12.

The Poppy love square is now done! Thank you for making the square! // Micmarmik

A big thank you to my pattern testers: @annavirkpanna, @jenropa and @virklust!

Please hashtag your work with #micmarmik, #micmarmikspattern or #poppylovesquare so I can enjoy your work 🙂 // Micmarmik

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
Pic Picot

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