The Pretty Petals Square is a crochet lace square in two sizes that is worked in the round. It’s perfect for lacy blankets, wearables, and other projects.
Today I’m excited to bring you the first lace square design here on Amelia Makes. The Pretty Petals Square is a design originally created for the Friendship Squares CAL hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. As a crochet square, the pretty petals pattern is suitable for many different projects. It works up to look like scattered petals, or maybe leaves, that have a bit of a point to them.
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You can keep reading for more details on this feminine square, and to access the free pattern for both versions(?)
About The Pretty Petals Square
Making the pretty petals square can be done in well under an hour. The lace design also means that it doesn’t use very much yarn. In fact, even the large version uses less than 50 yards! This makes the pretty petals square an ideal project for taking on the go, especially in the warmer months when you may want to work on something a bit lighter. Several squares can be put together for a blanket( like the Friendship Blanket CAL) or for another lacy project. With both sizes of this square, the possibilities are pretty much endless.
The small version(cream)of this square works up to be 4×4”. The larger version(yellow), which simply continues where the small square leaves off, should end up being 9×9”, When done as written.
The nice thing about these square designs is that they can be made in a variety of different yarn weights. While the originals are worked in heavy worsted/aran weight yarn(#4 weight), you could certainly experiment with using this pattern in heavier or lighter yarns, using different hook sizes as needed. Making some of these squares in a lace weight yarn would be especially pretty!
To make one of these squares, you will need the following:
- Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn(12 yards for the small size, 45 yards for the large size)
- H/5.00mm hook
- Tapestry Needle(for weaving in ends)
The pretty petals square is suited for any crochers who are at least at the advanced/ambitious beginner stage and beyond. Some skills needed are chaining, working in the round, and working 3dctog.
The Pretty Petals Crochet Square Pattern
Below, you can see the full pattern for the Pretty Petals Square in both sizes:
Setup: Ch4 and Ss together
Round 1: Ch3. Dc2tog and finish them with the remaining loop from your ch3.
*ch4, dc3tog* Rep3x. Ch4 and Ss into the top of your first chain/dc group.
Round 2: Ch6. *Dc3tog into the corner, ch4, and dc3tog in the same corner. Ch3, dc into the top of your next dc cluster from round 1, Ch3*
Repeat 2x more(3x total).
Dc3tog into the corner, ch4, and dc3tog in the same corner. Ch3 and Ss into the middle of your ch6.
Round 3: Ch2, sc2 into next ch-space, sc1 into the top of your dc2tog from round 2.
Sc2 in to the corner ch-space, Ch3.
*Sc2 in to the corner ch-space, sc1 into the top of your dc2tog from round 2. Sc2 into next ch-space, sc1 into the top of your dc from round 2. Sc2 into next ch-space, sc1 into the top of your dc2tog from round 2. Sc2 in to the corner ch-space, Ch3.*
Repeat the sequence in asterisks 2x more(3x total).
Sc2 in to the corner ch-space, sc1 into the top of your dc2tog from round 2. Sc2 into next ch-space, and Ss to close the round.
For small/4” version: Bind off, weave in your ends, and block if desired.
For large/9” version: continue to round 4.
Round 4: Ch3. Dc2tog and finish them with the remaining loop from your ch3.
Ch3, Skip 2sts and dc. Ch3, Dc3tog into the corner, ch4, and dc3tog in the same corner.
*Ch3, Skip 2sts and dc. Ch3, Skip 2sts and dc3tog. Ch3, Skip 2sts and dc. Ch3, Dc3tog into the corner, ch4, and dc3tog in the same corner.*
Repeat 2x(3x total).
Ch3, Skip 2sts and dc. Ch3 and ss into the top of your first ch3.
Round 5: ch6. Skip 3sts and dc3tog into the top of your next dc from round 4. Ch3 and dc3tog again in the same st. Ch3, Dc3tog into the corner, ch4, and dc3tog in the same corner.
*ch3, skip 3sts and dc3tog into the top of your next dc from round 4. Ch3 and dc3tog again in the same st. Ch3, skip 3sts and dc into the top of your next dc3tog from round 4.
Ch3, skip 3sts and dc3tog into the top of your next dc from round 4. Ch3 and dc3tog again in the same st.
Ch3, Dc3tog into the corner, ch4, and dc3tog in the same corner.*
skip 3sts and dc3tog into the top of your next dc from round 4. Ch3 and dc3tog again in the same st. Ch3 and ss into the middle of your first ch6.
Round 6: Ch2. Working around the entire round, hdc3 into every ch-space along the sides. In each corner, hdc3, ch3, and hdc3 again. Ss to close.
After hearing from feedback from many who want to make the Pretty Petals Square, I’ve gotten around to doing a full-length tutorial.
There are a few places in the video where I say “double crochet” instead of “chain”, and I apologize for that. Thankfully, as long as you are familiar with the difference between these two stitches, it’s pretty clear from the video which one I’m actually doing!
So, please enjoy this tutorial. I hope it’s helpful!
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The Pretty Petals Design is a crochet square pattern with a lacy design that looks like scattered leaves or petals.
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Hi Amelia! I clicked on the link for the free pattern download, and it sends me to a broken link error I think. I’m not sure what’s going on with it. Thank you for designing this gorgeous square!
Hey Stephanie, I’m sorry you’re having trouble. You should see a place to enter your email and have the pattern pdf sent to you. It may take a few minutes but usually not too long. If you continue to have trouble, please email me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to send it manually!
Thank you so much!! I got it now!
This square is very pretty! But if the picture wasn’t there I wouldn’t be able to figure out your pattern. You should change round 1 to let everyone know you have to work in the ring. And what do you mean by to finish the dc2tgor in the remaining loop of the ch 3 you should tell the beginning crocheters which chain you would like them to start in.
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Hi! I have been crocheting for almost a year, but I do not understand what you mean by “Dc2tog and finish them with the remaining loop from your ch3.” Am I crocheting into the chain for the DC2tog? Thanks!
Hey Heather! So, once you start the round with a ch3, the last chain is still on the hook. Doing 2dctog and combining it with that last chain makes it look like a dc3tog, which is what we are using for most of the pattern. I hope that helps!
Hi, I have a question about round 1. I thought the dc2tog is a decrease stitch, so I’m not sure what I am decreasing if there are no stitches yet? Thanks!
Good Question Ella! It can be used for decreasing, but here the dc2tog and dc3tog stitches are used to created the pointed petals. There are enough chains in-between them and the other dc stitches to make up for the lost space. I hope that helps!
I am really struggling with the directions. Have you done a video tutorial to accompany this? Thank you!
Hello Jeanne-I’m finally done with a video and am including it now!
Your explanations for the start of the square aren’t helping me at all. Can you or someone, anyone video a quick tutorial on how to do your square? I have made many intermediate level projects but for some reason, I cannot understand what you are talking about. I need to see it done first and then I will be fine but until then, I can’t make the square, which is a shame because I really like it. Can anyone help with a quick video?? I had such a hard time with this square that I’m about to give up on this CAL altogether. I’m getting too frustrated and I have enough stress in my life right now. This was supposed to be a fun distraction from a tapestry crochet project I promised a friend I would make for her and honestly, I loathe tapestry crochet. I’m already sorry I agreed to make it so this CAL was going to be my stress reliever. It isn’t working out that way. Lol
I’m adding one in now:)
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