Welcome to the choose your own adventure crochet along! While this CAL won’t leave you dangling off a cliff or choosing between the left door or right door, there is an element of mystery and surprise! We will all be given the same starting point – a crochet flower square, but what you do with your squares is up to you! YOU get to make the choice.
Want to just get started? You can get the ad-free PDF of the flower square pattern right here!
The details for the Choose your own Adventure Crochet Along
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This is and isn’t a mystery CAL all at the same time. You’ll be given the basic pattern (a solid crochet granny square with a flower) but what you do with the squares is totally up to you!
That’s why I think calling it a choose your own adventure CAL fits better than a mystery CAL.
Once you decide what you want to make, you’ll gather your materials and get excited! Then we will be making all the squares together! These little squares whip up so quickly and are mindless after a few of them. Remember, the number of squares you need will depend on what you are making.
Next we will add the flowers. You may want your project to look like a field of wild flowers or you may not want to add a flower to every square. It is up to you! (How fun!)
After that we will join our squares. I’ll show you what I’ve done to join mine, but you can get as fancy as you’d like with joins.
As we finish our projects, we will show them off in the fb group and on Instagram. Some projects may require more finishing, like a border on a blanket, or a back for a pillow cover so I anticipate we will all be finishing up at different times.
Don’t you think this will be so fun? You get to be part of the design process! The square is done for you but the yarn, colors, and final layout choices will all be yours. I absolutely cannot wait to see what you come up with!
You have THREE jobs this week (you thought this was going to be the easiest week, didn’t you?)
Plan your final design and calculate how much yarn you’ll need. What are you going to make? a pillow? a throw? something else fabulous? Check out the section below called “How much yarn do I need?” for some yarn totals and equations to help you calculate your unique needs.
Gather your materials! I’ll let you know in the materials section what I am using but your choice may be completely different.
SPREAD the WORD! Let’s get as many crochet friends joining us this week for this fun crochet along! The more the merrier. Don’t forget to join the FB group yourself and invite your crocheting buddies.
Save the Crochet Flower Granny Square on Pinterest
Optional task: Head to the crochet flower patterns and practice the 6 petal crochet flower. The flower on the squares is based on this flower. Once you get the hang of the flower on its own, the flower/square combo will be a breeze!
How much yarn do I need for the crochet flower squares?
Since this is a choose your own adventure crochet along and the end product is totally up to you, your yarn needs are going to be completely dependent on what you decide to make.
My flower squares measured 4″ by 4″ before blocking using Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn and an I/9, 5.5 mm hook. Each solid square, without the flower took approximately 0.24 oz of yarn.
The flowers were made with Lion Brand Homespun yarn and used between 0.1-0.14 oz for each flower. My original plan was to use scraps for my flowers and make this a super unique scrapghan, BUT my scraps would be better suited for a desert scene (neutrals) than a blooming flower field.
Below are some ideas of what you can do with your squares with approximate yarn amounts for the squares without the flowers. The measurements provided do not take into consideration the extra width added by joining, which may be negligible or significant depending on the type of join you choose.
Pillow 16″ x 16″: 16 squares per side – 3.84 oz of yarn (with an 18″ x 18″ pillow form)
Pillow 20″ x 20″: 25 squares per side – 6 oz of yarn (with a 22″ x 22″ pillow form)
Baby Blanket 30″ x 34″: 72 squares – 17.28 oz of yarn
Crib Blanket 44″ x 60″: 165 squares – 39.6 oz of yarn
Throw 52″ x 60″: 195 squares – 46.8 oz of yarn
Other ideas: purse, trivet, scarf….
US-Size I/9 5.5 mm Crochet Hook – You can grab my favorite hook set right on Amazon
US-Size K 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
#4 worsted weight yarn
Sample used approximately 0.25 ounces Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn in white (4.5 oz /127.5 g, 285 yd/260 m) for each square – You can get this yarn from Michaels
#5 bulky weight yarn or other contrasting yarn for flowers
Sample used approximately 0.14 oz of Lion Brand Homespun yarn in Gemstone Stripes (6 oz / 170 g, 185 yd / 169 m) for each flower – Looks like Lion Brand discontinued this color but it is still available on Amazon
Large Eye Tapestry Needle
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
Gauge and Finished Size:
Gauge can be measured on a finished square which should measure 4” by 4” before blocking with the Impeccable yarn and a size I/9 hook.
Crochet Flower Square Pattern Instructions
Start with a magic ring using #4 worsted weight yarn and I hook
R1: 12 hdcs in ring, tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first hdc.
Alternatively, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring, 12 hdc in the ring, join with a sl st to the first hdc.
R2: working in the FLO, ch 1, hdc in the first st, [(hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts] 3 times, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the next st, hdc in the next st, join with sl st to the first hdc.
R3: ch 1, hdc in the next 2 sts, [(2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in ch-1 sp, hdc in the next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), in ch-1 sp, hdc in the next st, join with sl st to the first hdc.
R4: ch 1, hdc in the next 4 sts, [(2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), in ch-1 sp, hdc in the next 6 sts] 3 times, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), in ch-1 sp, hdc in the next 2 sts, join with sl st to the first hdc.
R5: ch 1, hdc in the next 6 sts, [(2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), in ch-1 sp, hdc in the next 9 sts] 3 times, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), in ch-1 sp, hdc in the next 3 sts, join with sl st to the first hdc. Fasten off
Alright! That is it for this week. Be sure to stay tuned for the next part of the CAL. Make sure you are in the Facebook group and signed up for my emails so you don’t miss the next CAL announcement! (Email sign up is on the top of the page – no need to sign up again if you already receive my emails.)
If you just can’t wait, grab the PDF of the solid square with instructions for the flower!