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Free crochet floral square pattern- Picture Perfect Peony Square

Introducing my newest square design: the PICTURE PERFECT PEONY SQUARE!

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This square is full of texture. I think it might be the most amount of stitches I’ve ever used in a single pattern!

I hope you like it!

I’ve also adapted the original square design into a hexagon! The pattern for this hexagon version will be coming soon!



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YOU’LL NEED:   

– Yarn of your choice 
I’ve used Cotton DK (8ply) in the colours listed below: 

– Corresponding crochet hook
I’ve used a 4mm (Size G) hook.

– Blocking equipment

– Yarn needle

– Scissors


Finished size: 18 cm x 18 cm


Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern.


THIS DESIGN USES US CROCHET TERMS

st(s) stitch(es)
sp space
ch chain
BL back loop
RS right side
WS wrong side
– rnd(s) round(s)
rep repeat
slst slip stitch
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
beg tr cluster beginning treble cluster
tr cluster treble cluster
bpsc back post single crochet
bphdc back post half double crochet
fptr front post treble crochet
beg ps beginning puff stitch
ps puff stitch
fsc folding single crochet
ls loop stitch


Special stitches

Beginning puff stitch [beg ps]: ch 2, [yarn over, insert hook in sp and pull yarn through] rep 3 times, yarn over and pull through all but 2 loops. Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Puff stitch [ps]: (yarn over, insert hook in sp and pull yarn through) rep 4 times, yarn over and pull through all but 2 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Beginning treble cluster [beg tr cluster]: ch 3, [yarn over twice, insert hook in sp and pull yarn through (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times] rep 2 times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Treble cluster [tr cluster] (also known as tr-3-tog / crochet three trebles together): [yarn over twice, insert hook in sp and pull yarn through (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times] rep 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Folding single crochet [fsc]: As the name suggests, this stitch is basically a sc that is made over 2 rnds to create a folded texture. In this pattern, the folding single crochet sts are made in rnd 5 and worked through the back loops of the trebles made in rnd 4 and into the back loops of the corresponding rnd 3 sts below- another way you can look at it is you’ll be folding over the tr sts made in rnd 4 and using rnd 3 to keep it in place 🙂

  1. Insert hook into BL of next rnd 4 tr,
  2. and into the BL of the rnd 3 st directly below (the tr from step 1 will have been worked in the FL of this rnd 3 st)
  3. Yarn over and pull through both back loops,
  4. yarn over and pull though 2 loops.

NOTE: Take note of how many trebles were made in the FL of the rnd 3 st you are working into- while you’ll only need to make 1 st in each of the trebles from rnd 4, 2 fsc will be made in every other rnd 3 BL.

Loop Stitch: [LS] This is a stitch you’ll either love or hate! It might take a few tries before you get the hang of it, but I think it’s worth the effort for the texture it creates! 

This stitch is always made on the wrong side of any project to ensure the loops show up on the right side.


Pattern notes:

– When front and back loops of stitches are referenced in the pattern, please note they are as viewed from the right side of the square. For example: Rnd 3 is made on the wrong side, so technically the front and back loops of these sts are the opposite when viewed from the front.

– The loop stitch can be a little bit tricky; if you’re finding it too difficult or would rather not use it, feel free to substitute the stitch with a single crochet instead. The centre of your flower will have a little less texture but structurally, the rest of your square will be fine!


Square Pattern:

With COLOUR A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: [RS] ch 1 (does not count as st), work 8 sc in ring, slst in FL of initial sc.
[8 sc]
Do not fasten off.

Rnd 2: [RS] {All sts in this rnd are made in FL of rnd 1 sts}
ch 3, slst in same st, *(slst + ch 3 + slst) in next st** rep from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial slst.
[16 slst, 8 ch-3]
Fasten off A.

Rnds 1 & 2


Turn square over and work next rnd on wrong side.

Rnd 3: [WS] {Attach COLOUR B with a slst in any st. Work sts in unworked rnd 1 loops}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, (2 ls) in same st, *(2 ls) in next st** rep from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial ls.
[16 ls]
Fasten off B.

Rnd 3


Turn square over and continue to work rnds on right side.

Rnd 4: [RS] {Attach COLOUR C with a slst in any st. All sts in this rnd are made in FL of rnd 3 sts}
ch 4 {counts as tr}, tr in same st, tr in next st, *(2 tr) in next st, tr in next st** rep from * to ** 7 times, slst in BL of 4th ch of initial ch 4.
[24 tr]
Do not fasten off.

Rnd 4

Rnd 5: [RS] {All sts in this rnd are made in BL of rnd 3 & 4 sts- please refer to the detailed explanation given for this st in the ‘special stitches’ section above}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, fsc in each st around.
[24 fsc]
Fasten off C.

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Rnd 5


Rnd 6:
[RS] {Attach COLOUR D with a slst in any st}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, sc in same st, ch 4, skip next 3 sts, *sc in next st, ch 4, skip next 3 sts** rep from * to ** 5 times, slst in initial sc.
[6 sc, 6 ch-4]
Do not fasten off.


Rnd 7:
[RS] *slst in next ch-4 sp, (ch 2 + dc + 3 tr + dc + ch 2 + slst) in same ch-4 sp, skip next sc** rep from * to ** 6 times, slst in initial slst.
[18 tr, 12 dc, 12 slst, 12 ch-2]
Fasten off D.

Rnd 7


Work ONLY in skipped rnd 5 sts for the next rnd.

NOTE
: work behind the first set of petals.

Rnd 8: [RS] {Re-attach COLOUR D with a slst in middle st of any group of skipped 3 sts from rnd 5}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, sc in same st, ch 4, skip next 3 sts {ie. next st, sc made in rnd 6 and following st} *sc in next st, ch 4, skip next 3 sts {ie. next st, sc made in rnd 6 and following st}** rep from * to ** 5 times, slst in initial sc.
[6 sc, 6 ch-4]
Do not fasten off.

Rnd 8


Rnd 9: [RS] Rep rnd 7

Rnd 9

Rnd 10: [RS] {Attach COLOUR E with a slst in the 2nd ch-2 sp made in any rnd 9 petal}
beg tr cluster in ch-2 sp, ch 2, tr cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 6, *tr cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, tr cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 6** rep from * to ** 5 times, slst in beg tr cluster.
[12 tr cluster, 6 ch-6, 6 ch-2]
Fasten off E.

Rnd 10


Rnd 11:
  [RS] {Attach COLOUR F with a slst in any ch-2 sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(3 sc) in ch-2 sp, skip tr cluster, (9 sc) in ch-6 sp, skip tr cluster** rep from * to ** 6 times, slst in initial sc.
[72 sc]
Do not fasten off.

Rnd 11


Rnd 12: [RS] ch 1 {does not count as st}, (2 sc) in same st, sc in each of the next 8 sts,*(2 sc) in next st, sc in each of the next 8 sts** rep from * to ** 7 times, slst in initial sc.
[80 sc]
Do not fasten off.

Rnd 12


Rnd 13:
[RS] slst in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 {counts as dc}, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 7 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in next st, skip next 3 sts, ( [tr + ch 1] 2 times + tr + ch 2 + [tr + ch 1] 2 times + tr ) in next st, skip next 3 sts, *dc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 7 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in next st, skip next 3 sts, ( [tr + ch 1] 2 times + tr + ch 2 + [tr + ch 1] 2 times + tr ) in next st, skip next 3 sts** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[24 tr, 8 dc, 16 hdc, 28 sc, 4 ch-2, 16 ch]
Fasten off F.

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Rnd 13


Rnd 14:
[RS] {Attach COLOUR D with a slst in any ch-2 sp}
(beg ps + ch 2 + ps) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, skip next tr, ps in next ch sp] 2 times, ch 1, skip next tr, bphdc around each of the next 2 sts, bpsc around each of the next 9 sts, bphdc around each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next tr, [ps in next ch sp, ch 1, skip next tr] 2 times, *(ps + ch 2 + ps) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, skip next tr, ps in next ch sp] 2 times, ch 1, skip next tr, bphdc around each of the next 2 sts, bpsc around each of the next 9 sts, bphdc around each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next tr, [ps in next ch sp, ch 1, skip next tr] 2 times** rep from * to ** 3 times, slst in beg ps.
[24 ps, 16 bphdc, 36 bpsc, 4 ch-2, 24 ch]
Fasten off D.

Rnd 14


Rnd 15: [RS] {Attach COLOUR G with a slst in any ch-2 sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(sc + ch 2 + sc) in ch-2 sp, [sc in next ps, skip next ch sp, fptr around rnd 13 tr] 2 times, sc in next ps, skip next ch, sc in next st, hdc in each of the next 11 sts, sc in next st, skip next ch, [sc in next ps, skip next ch sp, fptr around rnd 13 tr] 2 times, sc in next ps** rep from * to ** 4 times, slst in initial sc.
[16 fptr, 44 hdc, 40 sc, 4 ch-2]
Fasten off G.

Rnd 15

Rnd 16:  [RS] {Attach COLOUR A with a slst in any ch-2 sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(2 hdc + ch 2 + 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, hdc in each of the next 25 sts** rep from * to ** 4 times, slst in initial hdc.
[116 hdc, 4 ch-2]
Fasten off A.


Rnd 17:
[RS] {Attach COLOUR D with a slst in any ch-2 sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(sc + ch 1 + sc) in ch-2 sp, bpsc around each of the next 29 sts** rep from * to ** 4 times, slst in initial sc.
[116 bpsc, 8 sc, 4 ch]
Fasten off D.

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Rnd 17

Weave in all ends and block if necessary.

If you have any questions, or notice errors in this pattern, please feel free to contact me at crochetbycraftycc@gmail.com

– Celine

15 thoughts on “Free crochet floral square pattern- Picture Perfect Peony Square”

  1. Im z member who has never stopoed in to chk it out i have a zillion printed free oatterns o thought id share and so much yarn when i was addicted to yo crochetingnerve damage fixed that for me.
    So im asking about the oayterns left here can they be printed sonehow instead of flippi g thru my phone for each new step?

    1. Hi Chris! There are a few ways you can print a pattern from my site:

      You can print the web page the pattern is on straight from your browser. This option is okay, but as the web page isn’t specifically designed to be printed, it also prints everything on the page (including comments and ads etc).
      For a couple of AUD$ you can download the PDF version of the pattern. This document is printer friendly and I’ve designed it so all the step-by-step images are on a seperate page to the written pattern. For this pattern you can find it here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/picture-perfect-peony-bundle

      Hope this helps! 🙂
      -Celine

  2. Celine, I bought this beautiful pattern but cannot get it to print out correctly. On some pages the bottom 2 lines get cut off. I am fairly skilled with a computer and printer settings but nothing I have tried works. I am wondering if the problem is that I my standard page size is US 8.5 by 11 and your document is not this same size. Any help would be appreciated. I can get longer paper size if needed.

    Thanks, Shannon

  3. Hi Celine of Australia from Sylvia of Austria -without kangaroos!
    This pattern is sooo lovely. But my translation into german language (of the computer) finds me in chaos…so my question is: do you probably have a description in german language of this wonderful pattern? I would like to start to make it for upgrading my bureau-chair;-) regards from the capital city of Austria – Vienna, Sylvia

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