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The Never Ending Wildflower 12″ Granny Square

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Welcome, Moogly Afghan CAL visitors!

If you’ve spent much time around my blog (and welcome, to those of you who haven’t), you know that I like to create modern, clean-looking patterns.  I like simple color schemes, clean lines, and contemporary styles:

Crochet Pattern Library  |  Little Monkeys Crochet

That’s why I decided to use my Never Ending Wildflower to create this square. The interest of this pattern doesn’t come from the square itself, but from the beauty of its focal centerpiece, the large, multi-petal wildflower. Of course, you can incorporate as many different colors into this pattern as you want; for me, I prefer just using two, and I love how the contrast makes the flower leap right off the square.

If you’d like to see the original pattern for the Never Ending Wildflower, and learn how to make it even bigger for different uses, you can view that pattern here.
The Never Ending Wildflower Crochet Pattern  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (www.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

 

And for our Dutch friends joining in on the Moogly CAL:
Dit patroon is (door HET HAAKBEEST) in het Nederlands vertaald. Je vindt een versie met foto’s voor rechtshandigen, eentje met foto’s speciaal voor linkshandigen, en een printerversie zonder foto’s.

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The Never Ending Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (www.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

The Never Ending Wildflower 12" Granny Square

Hook: I (5.50mm)
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice, or your favorite worsted weight yarn. I used less than 100 yards (each) of Vanna’s Choice in White and Dusty Blue for my sample.
Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: Circle after Round 3 should measure 3.75” in diameter. 
Final Size: 12"x12"

Notes:


  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms. The flower portion is taken from my original pattern, The Never Ending Wildflower.
  • The flower, including its petals, are worked as a part of the granny square as a whole. Rounds will alternate between increase rounds and petals. Increase rounds will be called “round 1, 2, 3” etc, and petal rounds will be referred to as “1st round of petals, 2nd round of petals,” etc. Because each petal round shares its space with the increase round below it, they are not counted as part of the pattern’s total rounds.
  • CH1 on the increase rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • Be mindful that the pattern alternates in calling for FLO (Front Loops Only) and BLO (Back Loops Only).
  • Each round of petals has 12 total petals. The first round of petals will cover 1 ST (of the previous round) per petal. The 2nd round of petals will cover 2 STS per petal, the 3rd round 3 STS, and so on.

 

PART 1: THE FLOWER

Begin with a Magic Circle; CH1.

Round 1: 12 DC in MC. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (12)

1st Round of Petals (FLO - don't miss this!): CH2. In same St, 2DC, CH2, SL ST. This is your first petal. (SL ST to next St. In same St, CH2, 2DC, CH2, SL ST to same St) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)
The Never Ending Wildflower  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Round 2 (BLO - You’re now going to work around Round 1 again, this time working in the loop that you ignored during the first round of petals): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 1. CH1. 2DC in same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (24) 
The Never Ending Wildflower  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

2nd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)

Round 3 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 2. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in next ST. (2DC in next ST, DC in next ST) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (36)

3rd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next ST, CH2, DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)

Round 4 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 3. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS. (2DC in next ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (48)

4th Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. 2 TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next ST, CH2, DC in same ST. 2TR in next ST. 2 TR in next ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. To complete flower, SL ST to 1st BLO of Round 4. (12 petals) 

Change colors if desired.

 

PART 2: THE GRANNY SQUARE

Round 5: CH2 (does not count as a stitch, here and throughout the rest of the pattern). In same ST, 2DC, CH2, 2DC. DC in next. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 3 STS. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. DC in next ST. (In next ST, 2DC, CH2, 2DC. DC in next. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 3 STS. HDC in each of the next 3 STS. DC in next ST) 3 times. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 15.)

Round 6: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 19.)

Round 7: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 23.) 

Round 8: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 27.)

Round 9: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 31.)

Round 10: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 35.)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

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  • Frances Erick May 7, 2015, 10:08 am

    This Never Ending Wildflower pattern is so cute. I love it and can’t wait to make up a square or two.
    Thanks

  • Ann Bridger May 7, 2015, 10:26 am

    What a lovely pattern, I can’t wait to start it!!!

  • Blaze May 7, 2015, 10:48 am

    Thanks for this beautiful flower!!! I’ll use it for hats, and scarves, and so much more!! Have a fabulous day!!

  • Jackie May 7, 2015, 12:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing the free patterns. The flower is beautiful

  • Lu May 7, 2015, 3:28 pm

    Really lovely square! Thanks for sharing. I’m still learning and was wondering if you could give directions for the square alone. I know the wildflower is really the “star” of the square but I’d like to get the square down first.

    Thank you so much!

    • Rebecca May 8, 2015, 8:33 am

      The flower is literally part of the square (it isn’t sewn on after). If you want to just make the square, you could follow the pattern leaving out the petal rounds and ignoring the “FLO/BLO” instructions.

      • Lu May 8, 2015, 8:39 am

        Great! Thank you very much.

        • Melsjh January 21, 2016, 1:35 pm

          Did you ever use just the square without the petals?? I want to use this as part of a blanket but don’t want flowers on every square… Wanted to see if it worked out for ya!!

          • Rebecca January 21, 2016, 1:41 pm

            You can, but you’ll have a few rounds of circles in the middle before it starts to “square” itself. There are other patterns out there for solid squares that might work better for your use. 🙂

  • Lesley May 9, 2015, 7:04 am

    Something I will definetly be trying. Always looking for something challenging to do.

  • Elle James May 9, 2015, 7:09 am

    Please could you advise about right and wrong sides?

    • Rebecca May 11, 2015, 6:28 pm

      Can you be more specific about what you’re asking?

      • Elle May 12, 2015, 8:10 pm

        Is it RS the while time? Or alternating?

        • Rebecca May 12, 2015, 8:13 pm

          RS the whole time. 🙂

          • Elle May 12, 2015, 8:21 pm

            Thank you. So it’s RS for both the flower and the granny square part?

        • Rebecca May 12, 2015, 8:39 pm

          Yes, for both the flower and the granny square. 🙂

  • Kathy May 28, 2015, 12:55 pm

    I really appreciate the time and effort that you go into with your patterns and especially that you give them out for free. I respect your wishes but do have one problem in that I like to have the printed copy to work from but you note the patterns are not to be copied.

    • Rebecca May 28, 2015, 1:20 pm

      Kathy,

      To clarify, I was referring to copying and pasting them for other people’s use. You are welcome to copy and print for personal use! I will be sure to clarify that on the permissions. 🙂

  • Alison May 28, 2015, 12:56 pm

    Lovely flower and granny square. Will have to try it soon. Thank you.

  • Ledia Scott May 28, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Can’t wait to try it, thank you for sharing.

  • Cyndy moelter May 28, 2015, 3:29 pm

    Would you make a whole Afghan with this square or put in different squares around it? And what kind would you use. This the best square I have seen, your color is great.
    Thank you.

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:20 pm

      Aww, thanks! I think it would look lovely either way.

  • Elsie Teal May 28, 2015, 6:05 pm

    I love this. Time to make a new afghan!

  • Cathy J May 28, 2015, 7:08 pm

    This is just stunning and I can see a whole afghan done in just this one block. I can see it as part of a shrug, part of a little girls sweater, oh so many things. Thank you for being so creative and sharing what you do. A major fan here.

    Cathy J

  • Beverly May 31, 2015, 7:27 am

    How can I download the never ending wildflower 12-granny-square,without going through downloading pdf converter each time? Thanks!

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:19 pm

      The pattern is written out in full right on the blog post. You can also use the “print” button just above the pattern, which will also allow you to save it as a pdf.

  • KimberlyRae June 1, 2015, 4:20 pm

    I absolutely Loveeeeee this block! THank you so much!
    I do have a couple of questions.
    I’m having a difficult time keeping my place once I get the whole flower done [meaning rd 1 and 1st rd of petals and Round 2] then go on to the 2nd round of petals FLO Nope! can’t find where your talking about after the ch 2….(…)<—in the parentheses is what gets me! Please help! Thanks Bunches

    • KimberlyRae June 1, 2015, 6:41 pm

      Ok, got the flower figured out! lol that’s what I get trying to make this with a concussion…lol
      So, I’m to the Granny part….At this point, do I TURN the work?

      • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:18 pm

        You won’t turn at any point. 🙂

  • Jeannine June 5, 2015, 11:48 am

    I so want to try this wildflower with the sqare. Thank you very much
    All your patterns are special.thank you very much

  • Vered June 7, 2015, 1:21 pm

    This is beautiful! what changes would I need to make for a 6″ square?

    • Rebecca June 9, 2015, 10:23 am

      Just follow Part II until it measures 6″ 🙂

  • pamela sain June 15, 2015, 9:21 pm

    the pattern is so easy to follow I’m a little dyslexic and Lt. handed so most instructions are difficult for me. BUT yours is great clear and concise . And even easy for me to modify for my afghan. thanks again.
    Pam

  • Kimberly Cline June 28, 2015, 7:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing! (I love Vanna’s Choice, too). The pattern was clear and easy to follow. Working the project made for an enjoyable afternoon. I just have to ‘block’ it now so that the flower lays better. I’ve thought of so many ways to use your design. Keep up the *great* work.

  • Miranda July 7, 2015, 12:30 am

    Thank you so much for this beautiful square. Your directions were easy to follow and I really loved the look. I can’t wait to have some time and make a blanket of just this square.

  • shibu July 12, 2015, 6:35 am

    I love you. Your instructions are so clear and concise. I did the gorgeous Neverending flower in one go. No messing. (It will be used in many, many projects, it’s that versatile). Am on the granny bit. So, so, so simple but so effective. I love the 3d effect !!! I love you.

  • Bonnie Mitchell July 18, 2015, 6:49 pm

    Very beautiful, I hope to get started on one soon. Thank you so much for the pattern!

  • Sharon R July 23, 2015, 6:21 pm

    Can’t wait to work on this, but do you finish off each round of part one?

    • Rebecca July 24, 2015, 9:46 pm

      No, the flower is worked in one piece.

  • Jacquelyn Potter August 26, 2015, 4:29 pm

    This is a pretty flower. I would love to do this.

  • Marsha August 27, 2015, 5:33 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. Will use it for blanket for great granddaughter.

  • mary August 30, 2015, 10:21 am

    Lovely pattern

  • Christy Faucheux September 13, 2015, 11:08 pm

    This is stunning! I have never been good at following front post and back post patterns. Is there any way you could make a video so maybe I won’t get quite as lost? Can’t wait to give this a try 🙂

    • Rebecca September 16, 2015, 9:48 am

      I’m sorry, I don’t have a video at this time. However, the pattern calls for front LOOP and back LOOP only (not post). If that makes any difference. 🙂

  • Carla Briggs September 14, 2015, 12:39 pm

    So beautiful! Thank you so much.

  • Patty Green December 26, 2015, 7:06 pm

    Good afternoon, my name is Patty, I am new at crochet and fell in love with your never-ending flower. Immediately went to Etsy and purchase made. My problem is that I’m not sure if a beginner can easily do this, or if I should keep doing granny squares with no
    embellishments. This is a gorgeous pattern, thank you so much for sharing with us.

    • Rebecca December 28, 2015, 9:29 am

      Hi Patty! It really depends on the beginner. I wouldn’t suggest it for a first project, but yes, an adventurous beginner could do it. You’ll never know unless you try! 🙂

  • Pat Smith January 2, 2016, 1:31 pm

    I’m having lots of fun crocheting this pattern. It’s giving me lots of creative ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marlene January 11, 2016, 2:50 pm

    I love the tailored granny square with the softness of the never ending wildflower. A perfect combination of hard and soft. I look forward to making an afghan using this granny square. Thank you for a beautiful pattern.

  • Sandra L Hying McFadden January 11, 2016, 11:55 pm

    This pattern is so versatile to make. You can make many squares and make a afghan or make it with a larger hook and make a pillow front. And personalize with colors to match your decor.

  • Amy January 13, 2016, 4:25 pm

    I live this Granny Square pattern. So easy to follow and can be joined for so many different projects.

  • Mary Ann Atzrott January 18, 2016, 10:40 am

    I love the 3D effect of the flower and especially like the solidness of the granny square… not a lot of holes for fingers to poke through!!! Perfect combination!

  • Birgitta January 18, 2016, 7:50 pm

    Oh, this is a lovely granny square!

  • Cassie February 9, 2016, 1:34 am

    http://tinyurl.com/hxne3df
    I hate to be a tattletale, but there is no attribution to your pattern.

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 8:08 am

      It’s ok. I do wish people would do it, but if I had a dollar for every time someone didn’t put proper attribution, I could probably retire already. 😉

  • Pat Light February 17, 2016, 10:00 pm

    Just discovered your patterns and I love EVERYTHING! Do you think the never ending wildflower granny square pattern could be enlarged by continuing the granny square to make a pillow cover? I think it would be beautiful and wondered if anyone else has tried. Thank you so much and keep using the talent God gave you!

  • DIANA February 28, 2016, 5:54 pm

    can I purchase the “Neverending Wildflower Granny Square” without ads as I purchased the “Neverending Wildflower” pattern without ads???

  • Maria de Fátima Cavalcante Omena Cabral May 16, 2016, 9:09 pm

    Belíssimo sucesso seus trabalhos! Parabéns, Deus abençoe ilumine sempre

  • Diana May 16, 2016, 10:07 pm

    Wish this pattern will come with no ads like the wildflower pattern I have. It’s worth it to pay for the no ad pattern. Thanks

  • Diana May 16, 2016, 10:09 pm

    Wish this pattern would come with no ads like the wildflower pattern I have. It’s worth it to pay for the no ad pattern. Thanks

  • Ann March 13, 2017, 9:11 am

    I love your creations but I can’t stand all of the ads. It makes looking through your site extremely frustrating. WAY TOO MANY!!

    • Rebecca March 13, 2017, 9:33 am

      My patterns are completely free (which is a pretty sweet deal for you), and the ads are what help put food on my family’s table, so they aren’t going anywhere. If I got rid of them, I would also have to make all of my patterns paid. I feel like it’s a pretty acceptable compromise to get creations you “love” for free, but if you don’t, then there are plenty of crochet bloggers out there who do it simply as a hobby and you should probably use their patterns instead if it bothers you that much. 🙂

  • Jo Hephner April 21, 2017, 6:32 pm

    Really like the patterns. Just beautiful.

  • Jessica Catlin April 28, 2017, 6:27 pm

    Hello! I want to make this square and wildflower but I would love the flower to be bigger almost as big to cover the square maybe leaving last 4 or 5 rows for the granny square..how would I alter the pattern?
    Thank you!

    • Rebecca April 30, 2017, 5:30 pm

      You’ll need to increase with the flower pattern until it’s the size you want, then divide the total number of stitches in your final increase round by 4 to know how many stitches need to go on each side.