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How to Crochet a Flower Square Easiest Ever!!

August 28, 2023 5 min read

How to Crochet a Flower Square Easiest Ever!! - Secret Yarnery

Hey there, fellow crocheters! I'm Christa, and I'm here to share with you a fun and creative twist on the classic granny square - the Petal Popping Granny Square. As an experienced crocheter, I love experimenting with different stitches and techniques to add texture and dimension to my projects, and the popcorn stitch is one of my favorites. So, let's dive in and learn how to create this whimsical granny square together!

Watch the LEFT-HANDED video tutorial here.


Petal Popping Granny Square

Granny squares are a classic and versatile crochet pattern that have been loved by crafters for generations. With their endless design possibilities, granny squares allow you to create beautiful blankets, garments, and accessories. In this article, we will explore a unique twist on the traditional granny square pattern - the Petal Popping Granny Square. We will delve into the history and characteristics of granny squares, learn the technique of the popcorn stitch, and provide step-by-step instructions to create your own Petal Popping Granny Square. So grab your crochet hook and let's get started!

What is a Granny Square?

Definition and Origin

Granny squares are crochet motifs that are typically square in shape and made up of multiple rounds. They are called "granny" squares because they were traditionally associated with the image of a grandmother sitting by the fire, creating beautiful crochet pieces. The exact origin of granny squares is unclear, but they gained popularity in the 19th century and have remained a beloved crochet technique ever since.

Characteristics of Granny Squares

Granny squares are characterized by their repetitive pattern of clusters, chains, and corners. They are typically worked in the round, starting from a central ring and gradually increasing in size with each round. Granny squares can be made using various crochet stitches, allowing for endless design possibilities. They are often joined together to create larger projects such as blankets and garments.

The Popcorn Stitch

Definition and Technique

The popcorn stitch is a decorative crochet stitch that adds texture and dimension to your projects. It is created by working a group of stitches into the same stitch or space and then securing them together to form a "popcorn" shape. The popcorn stitch can be used to create raised bumps or petals, making it perfect for adding visual interest to your granny squares.

Creating the Petal Popping Granny Square

Materials Needed

Before we begin, gather the following materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors
  • Crochet hook (size H/5.0mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Select yarn colors that evoke the beauty of petals, setting the foundation for your crochet masterpiece. Favorite thin size 4 weight yarn is preferable for this crochet project, which you can find it here.

Crafting the Base

Begin with the classic granny square pattern and work your way up, laying the groundwork for the vibrant petals.

Adding Petals

As you progress, master the art of crocheting petals that pop, creating an intricate and eye-catching design.

To find out more, here below is the downloadable written pattern.


    Tips for Customizing the Petal Popping Granny Square

    • Experiment with different color combinations to create unique and eye-catching designs.
    • Vary the size of your granny square by adjusting the number of rounds.
    • Combine multiple Petal Popping Granny Squares to create larger projects such as blankets or pillows.
    • Use the popcorn stitch to create different shapes, such as petals or leaves, within your granny square.

    The Petal Popping Granny Square is a creative twist on the classic crochet motif. With its textured popcorn stitches and endless design possibilities, this granny square variation allows you to unleash your creativity and add a touch of whimsy to your crochet projects. So grab your hook, choose your favorite colors, and start stitching your own Petal Popping Granny Squares today!


    Q: Can I use a different yarn weight for the Petal Popping Granny Square?

    A: While the pattern is designed for worsted-weight yarn, you can experiment with different yarn weights to achieve different sizes and textures.

    Q: How can I join multiple Petal Popping Granny Squares together?

    A: There are various methods for joining granny squares, such as slip stitching, single crochet, or whipstitch. Choose the method that best suits your project.

    Q: Can I incorporate other stitches into the Petal Popping Granny Square?

    A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different stitches, such as half double crochet or treble crochet, to add even more texture and variety to your granny square.

    Q: Can I make the Petal Popping Granny Square larger or smaller?

    A: Yes, you can easily adjust the size of the granny square by adding or subtracting rounds. Keep in mind that altering the size may also require adjusting the number of popcorn stitches.

    Q: How can I use the Petal Popping Granny Square in projects other than blankets?

    A: The Petal Popping Granny Square can be used to create a wide range of projects, including scarves, bags, and even clothing. Let your creativity guide you!

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    Your Curiosities Answered!!

    Q: Can I use gradient yarn to create an ombre effect in my petals?

    A: Absolutely! Gradient yarn can add a beautiful transition of colors to your petals, creating a captivating visual effect.

    Q: How can I prevent gaps between the petals and the square's base?

    A: Ensuring consistent tension and practicing proper stitch placement will help minimize gaps and create a seamless look.

    Q: Can I mix and match petal colors to create a multi-colored square?

    A: Certainly! Mixing different petal colors can result in a square that's a vibrant tapestry of blossoms.

    Q: Are there any variations of the petal-popping granny square pattern?

    A: Yes, you can experiment with different stitch combinations and petal sizes to create your unique interpretations of this square.

    Q: Can I create a larger project, like a blanket, using multiple petal-popping granny squares?

    A: Absolutely! Incorporating multiple squares can result in stunning projects like blankets, throws, or even wall hangings.


    As a dedicated crochet enthusiast with a passion for sharing creativity and inspiration, I've had the pleasure of exploring various crochet techniques and designs. The Stunning Petal Popping Granny Square has been a particularly intriguing journey for me, and I'm dedicated to sharing the joy and beauty of this project with fellow crocheters. With a desire to empower you to create delightful crochet masterpieces, I invite you to embrace the floral elegance of this granny square and let your creativity bloom.