Give Your Granny Square Some Flower Power

We're bringing a dose of flower power to the basic granny square. By changing up the center before breaking into the traditional square motif, you'll make a granny, that's fresh, fab, and floral.

Granny Square with Flower Center

Level: Easy

What You Need

Pro Tip

You can use any yarn and hook to make these squares, just remember that the weight of your yarn and size of your hook will change the finished size of your square.

Abbreviations

Special Stitches

Cluster Stitch

A cluster stitch is made by crocheting incomplete stitches, then finishing them all off together . It can be worked into a stitch below, or a chain space (this is how we'll do it in this pattern).

[Yarn over, insert hook into chain space, yarn over, draw through first 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Instructions

Round 1

Chain 5 (this counts as your first double crochet and ch 1).

Dc in fifth ch from hook , [ch 1, dc in same st (fifth ch from hook)] 6 times, sl st into 3rd ch of first ch-5 to close round.

You should have 7 dc stitches in round 1, with ch-1 spaces separating each of them.

Round 2

Completing a crochet cluster stitch

Completing a crochet cluster stitch

Sl st in next chain space, ch 3, then work a cluster st in same chain space.

Not sure how to work a cluster? Scroll back to special stitches for a refresher.

[Ch 3, dc in next chain space, cluster st in same ch space] 7 times, working in each of the remaining ch-1 spaces from Round 1.

Slip st to top of first ch 3 to close round. Fasten off and weave in ends .

Round 3

Join new color of yarn in any ch-3 space from Round 2.

Working in that same space: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (first corner made), [(ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, (ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of first ch-3 to close round.

If you want to change colors on the fourth round, fasten off your yarn and join your new color. Otherwise, feel free to keep working with the same color for Round 4.

Round 4 and Beyond

From here on out, you're working traditional granny square rounds. Round 4 (and any subsequent rounds) are the same as Round 3, except that you'll need to work an additional ch 1, 3 dc between each corner.


Find Your Next Project

Can't get enough granny squares? We know how you feel. Try out a few more squares then join them all together for a wild and crazy mish-mash blanket!

green, white and black crocheted granny square on a pale pink background
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A few subtle changes in the center of this square can make a dramatic impact: swap out your double crochets for triples, and work clusters of two instead of three.
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Crocheted black, white, and purple granny square with a heart in the center, flat on a pink background
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If you absolutely LOVE granny squares, here's how to prove it: start every square with a heart. You'll finish your square with traditional granny rounds, which means you can easily mix and match this square with other motifs.
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Show of hands: Anyone have a pile of random granny squares just sitting around? Thought so. Time for a stash-busting project!
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