A floral crochet blanket square
Mum crochet blanket square is the first square of the Fall Feels CAL! This flower crochet granny square starts with a lace center that looks like a chrysanthemum, a flower that blooms in the fall and is often used for fall decor. Around the flower center there is solid stitching to change the circular shape into a square.
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Fall Feels Throw and CAL
The Fall Feels CAL begins on October 4th with this pretty, floral crochet square being the first section of the pattern. In the crochet along we will be making a fall throw blanket and chatting about our progress and all things fall in my Facebook group.
Those who participate in the group will be entered to win one of three stitch marker sets during the CAL! It is free to participate in the CAL, though there is an option to purchase a PDF of the pattern if you prefer an ad-free PDF that is easy to download and print.
If you decide to use the free version, please bookmark this page and come back to it when you work on your project rather than trying to print or screenshot the page. Your time on this page helps me get paid for my work, so thank you!
Get all the details about the CAL here and join in the fun!
Cozy Fall MAL
I was also invited to participate in the Cozy Fall MAL with Knitting with Chopsticks and Noor’s Knits. The two events overlapped, so the Mum Crochet Blanket Square is also going to be featured in this event on October 11th. If you are here for that event, welcome! I’m glad you’re here.
Each weekday in October there will be a new crochet blanket square pattern released that is free on the designer’s blog. Many days of the event will also have a knit or Tunisian crochet square as well! I will have a knit square featured one day next week, so keep your eyes open for that if you are or would like to be a knitter.
There is an option to purchase pattern bundles of the squares in the make along. 30% of the purchase price will be donated to Cure Childhood Cancer, an organization that helps support affected patients and families as well as research to help fight cancer.
If you are interested in the free blanket square pattern, it is in this post and you can scroll down to get that. If you would like one or more of the pattern bundles click the buttons below for those.
What yarn will I need for this granny square?
I used Cascade Yarns Pacific for my Mum Crochet Blanket Square and for the Fall Feels Throw. This is a worsted weight blend of acrylic and merino wool that is soft and easy to care for. Each 100 g skeins contains about 213 yds of yarn. Your local yarn shop is the best place to purchase this yarn. If they don’t have it in stock, they can probably order it for you.
To make eight of the Mum Crochet Blanket Square for the Fall Feels Throw you will need 2 skeins of Cascade Yarns Pacific #113 Bordeaux.
If you choose to use a different yarn, you will get the best results with a yarn that is the same weight and fiber content.
What else will I need for this flower crochet square?
You will need a size J (6 mm) crochet hook and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Is there a video tutorial for this crochet granny square?
Yes, there is! This square begins with a magic ring. This is my favorite way to begin granny squares. You will use double crochet, single crochet, and chains in this square. If you need help with any of that, I’ve made a full video tutorial for this square, and you can watch that on YouTube by clicking the thumbnail image below.
Mum Blanket Square, a Flower Crochet Granny Square
By April Garwood
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy+
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific (60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Merino Wool; 213 yds; 100 g; Worsted Weight/4/medium): 2 skeins #113 Bordeaux.
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Gauge: 5 rnds of square = About 4 1/4 inches gently stretched.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviations chart here.
For help with basic stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.
Mum Square (make 8)
Leaving at least a 6 inch tail, make a magic circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 12 dc in circle, pull tail gently to close center, join to first st with sl st – 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sc in next st, repeat from * around, ch 1, join to first st with sl st – 12 sts, 12 ch sps.
Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch sp, *ch 2, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ch 2, join to first st with sl st.
Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ch 3, join to first st with sl st.
Rnd 5: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ch 4, join to first st with sl st.
Rnd 6: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ch 5, join to first st with sl st.
Note: Joining hdc sts in the following rows count as a corner ch sp.
Rnd 7: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), (2 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc) in first ch sp, *7 sc in next ch sp, (2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr) in next ch sp**, ch 2 [corner ch sp made], (2 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc) in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join to first st with hdc – 60 sts; 4 corner ch sps.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in corner ch sp, *sc in each st across to next corner ch sp**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 84 sts; 4 corner ch sps.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in corner ch sp, *dc in each st across to next corner ch sp**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in corner ch sp, hdc to first st to join – 92 sts; 4 corner ch sps.
Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 8 – 100 sts; 4 corner ch sps. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Block if desired.
And there you have your finished flower crochet granny square. When you have 8 of these made, you’ll have this step of the Fall Feels Throw and CAL complete. Please share your thoughts and photos in my Facebook group and join in the discussion there.
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