Skip to Content

Easy Flower Granny Square: Papavero Crochet Blanket Square Pattern

Sharing is caring!

The Papavero Square crochet pattern is an easy double crochet blanket square with a poppy flower slip stitched on to the center. Both the flower and square are easy to make and customize to your colors and decor.

This double crochet granny square features a poppy flower center. I chose red and green, but you can choose the color combinations that works with your decor or your other blanket squares.

Crochet blanket square with flower at center in red.

Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet is coordinating another beautiful blanket crochet along! This year the theme is floral.

All the participating designers are contributing a variety of crochet squares with a flower theme. I love seeing how each square motif reflects the creativity of the designer.

Isn’t it amazing how many different ways you can crochet flowers on a blanket square?! It’s a beautiful pattern in these colorful squares!

Crochet blanket in flower squares of pinks, yellow white and green.
I love all the floral granny squares!

If you’ve only every crocheted a daisy granny square you’ll get to a create a variety of crochet granny squares in this CAL! There are 20 blanket squares so you can make a nice throw size blanket.

Easy square measures 10″ x 10″ so arranging the squares in a 4 x 5 pattern gives you roughly 40″ x 50″ blanket. And if you miss some squares you can arrange them in 4 X 4 for a square blanket, which makes a nice baby blanket size.

If you missed some crochet patterns, or don’t want to miss the next squares, you can get all the square patterns in one bundle now!

Buy the bundle button.
Flower granny square with red flower and green center.
Papavero means poppy in Italian.

One thing I love about these blanket crochet projects is that you get the satisfaction of crocheting up one piece quickly! And you get to join them all up into a larger project when you’re done.

At least to me, if feels less overwhelming when I get those small wins over time!

If you can’t do the blanket crochet along right now, I think the Papavero flower granny square will make a nice cushion cover. It’s easy to just increase your square size for a bigger one too.

Center of red crochet flower on square.

Materials

  • 3.5mm US Size E-4 crochet hook*, or hook needed to meet gauge, yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors.
  • #3 dk weight yarn; Paintbox Cotton DK yarn (100% cotton, 1.7 oz/50g, 137 yds/125m); colors : (1) racing green – A, (1) pillar red – B, and (1) ivory – C, or 47 yd/43m of each color in comparable yarn.

Notes

Stitches/Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

dc – double crochet

inv join- invisible join

mc – magic circle (magic ring)

rep- repeat

sc – single crochet

sk- skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch

Level

Easy

Gauge

2”/5cm x 2”/5cm = 8 dc x 5 rnds of dc

Rnds 1-2 = 2”/5cm across

Construction

The square is worked in the round. You will join each round with a slip stitch and continue working in the same direction.

From Rnd 3 and on, increases are made at 4 corner points in the chain space.

You will alternate increasing with (dc, ch 1, dc) in one round and (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next round.

Once the granny square is complete, you’ll join to the center with a chain stitch to add the poppy. I include a step by step tutorial on how to add the flower center. Since this is the last step it’s at the bottom of the free crochet pattern below.

Corner of solid granny square increases.

Adjustments

If you have trouble meeting gauge, then it’s easy to just leave off or add on a round of the repeat to achieve the desired size.

To make the center of the flower smaller or larger, change colors before or after the pattern indicates. 

Likewise, to make the flower petal portion larger or smaller, change colors before or after the pattern indicates. Then subtract or add a round of the surface crochet pattern.

Bouquet of Flowers Afghan Crochet Along

Join us for this spring themed crochet along event! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 28th Feb until mid April there is a new square design released!

For this crochet along event you can download the PDF Pattern free, and the free pattern will always be available here on the blog.

You can download the Papavero Flower Granny Square when you click the button below. Start at the round up post to get the code you need to enter to download your pdf free.

If you prefer to have all the squares now, you can purchase the bundle here.

Floral download the pdf pattern here button.
Go to the round up post button.

Video Tutorial

You can watch the full video tutorial on how to crochet this granny square on my YouTube.

Scroll down for the free crochet flower granny square pattern!

Crochet blanket square with red flower and green center.

Papavero Flower Granny Square Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

The Papavero Flower Granny Square is an easy double crochet blanket square with a poppy flower slip stitched on to the center. Both the flower and square are easy to make and customize to your colors and decor.

Materials

  • #3 dk weight yarn; Paintbox Cotton DK yarn (100% cotton, 1.7 oz/50g, 137 yds/125m); colors : (1) racing green - A, (1) pillar red - B, and (1) ivory - C, or 47 yd/43m of each color in comparable yarn.

Tools

  • 3.5mm US Size E-4 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge,
  • yarn needle,
  • measuring tape,
  • scissors.

Instructions

  1. Square Pattern
    Start in Green (Color A)
    Begin with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc in mc, join with sl st to first st. (12 sts)
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next stitch and in each st around, join with sl st to first st. = 2”/5cm across (24 sts)
    Change to Red (Color B)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st}, rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts}, rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. = 3.75”/9.5cm (48 sts)
    Change to White (Color C)
    Now we will begin to make a square shape by only increasing at the chain 1 in 4 corner points.
  5. Rnd 5. (Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, 2 dc in same st) - [first corner], dc in next 11 sts, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in next st) - [2nd corner], dc in next 11 sts, rep from * two more times. Join to first st with sl st, sl st over to ch 1 sp. +16 sts (64 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. (Ch 4 [counts as dc + ch 1], dc in same st), dc in each st until you reach the next ch 1 sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the ch 1 sp, dc in each st until next ch 1 sp, rep from * two more times, join to first st with a sl st, sl st over to ch 1 sp. + 8 sts (72 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, 2 dc in same st, dc in each st until you reach next ch 1 sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in ch 1 sp, dc in each st until next ch 1 sp, rep * two more times, join to first st with sl st, sl st over to ch 1 sp. + 16 sts (88 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. Rep Rnd 6. + 8 (96 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. Rep Rnd 7. + 16 (112 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. Rep Rnd 6. + 8 (120 sts) = 7.75”/19.5cm
  11. Rnd 11. Change to Green (Color A) Rep Rnd 7. + 16 (136 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. Change to Red (Color B) Rep Rnd 6. + 8 (144 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. Change to Green (Color A). Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st until next ch 1 sp, *{(sc, ch 1, sc) all in ch 1 sp, sc in each st until next ch 1 sp}, rep from * two more times, finish off with an inv join. + 8 (152 sts)

  14. Flower
    Now we’ll work in surface crochet which just means we’re crocheting on top of the crochet fabric we just made.
  15. On the RS, join Red (Color B) with sl st to bottom of first dc in Rnd 3. Crochet hook inserted on surface of granny square.*{Ch 3, sl st to bottom of next st}, rep from * around all 36 sts of Rnd 3. More repeats around flower center.Sl st last ch 3 to the first ch 3 you made.
  16. Cut yarn.
  17. Rejoin yarn on Rnd 4 and repeat on all 48 sts. Hook joining with slip stitch to round behind.

  18. FO, cut yarn and weave in ends.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Sharing is caring!

Kay Mathis

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Thank you so much for the video instructions, it was so helpful with the flower

Christa

Thursday 24th of March 2022

You're so welcome, I'm glad you found it helpful!

© Crystal Marin and ChristaCoDesign, 2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this pattern and/or pictures without express and written permission from Crystal Marin and ChristaCoDesign is strictly prohibited. You are welcome to sell finished items you make from my patterns. Please do not use my photos, you must use your own photos. If you are able, a link to ChristaCoDesign as the designer would be much appreciated. Sharing links is always welcome! Please use the share buttons or share the link to send your friends directly to this website page.

Skip to Instructions