This is a little tricky (at first), but lovely square for making an afghan for charity perhaps even a cape or shawl for a little girl. I made an afghan for my Aunt Maggie using this pattern, as well as a lapghan for another sweet lady. It's one I adapted from an old original pattern from who knows where, and once you get the knack of it, you can whip off those squares in no time at all!
Each square is
5 1/4" (or sc around once for
the last round to make a 6" square) and
an afghan you will need about 10 across and 12 down = 120 squares
Size H crochet hook
I used Carron 'Simply Soft" worsted weight yarn-- 6 oz skeins.
6 skeins white, 2 skeins each of light blue, light pink, light yellow, and light green (I had some let over yarn, but I never mind that, as I make mittens and baby hats from it.)
(On right side of square)
PINK (petal color) YARN: Ch 6, sl st to 1st ch to close the ring.
FIRST PETAL: Ch 3 (counts as
first dc), 3 dc
in the ring and turn! (4
Row 2 (this is the wrong side of the petal):
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across, ch 4; turn, make sure the ch 4 goes behind the petal.
You've made 1 PETAL - you need a total of 8 petals to form flower.
(on the right side again)
REST OF PETALS: - Work 4 dc in the ring; turn
Top of petals: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across, ch 4; turn, make sure the ch 4 goes behind the petal.
After 8 pink petals are complete, join last ch-4 with a sl st to top of beg ch-3 of First Petal. (8 ch-4 loops made) Fasten off
RND 2: Make sure the right side of the square is facing you.
Join Green with a sl st in 1 of the ch-4 loops behind the petals
(*Beginning cluster (see below), then Ch 5, make cluster**) in same space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 lp, ch 3, *(cl, ch 5, cl) in next ch-4 lp, ch 3, sc in next ch 4 lp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of beg cluster - 8 clusters made. Fasten off.
*Beginning cluster: Ch 3 (counts as dc), holding last loop of each stitch on the hook, **work 3 dc in the specified space, yarn over, then pull through all 4 loops on hook.
With the right
side facing join white in any
ch-5 lp, [ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3,
3 dc] in same lp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1) twice; * (3 dc,
ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 lp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1) twice;
repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3; turn - 48 dc
(Wrong side of
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice; *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1 **, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times; repeat from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 turn -- 60 dc made.
RND 5 (Right Side) Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc around entire square, making 3 sc in each corner space. Join with sl st in beginning sc. Fasten off.
Lay squares out in any pattern you wish. Sew together (using whip stitch) in rows of 10 squares across and 12 squares down.