Friday, February 24, 2012

Begonia Square Crochet Motif

by M. J. Joachim 
Updated 4/19/16 

Uses 2 colors: color A is the flower, color B is the edging 

It’s a tight squeeze, fitting 8 petals around your initial 4 chain ring, when you make the begonia square crochet motif. That’s one of the things that make this motif so effective though, because the petals almost overlap each other, giving the flower a more decorative appearance. Use this motif to make pretty spring shawls, festive table runners and delicate doilies. Depending on the weight of your yarn and size of your hook, the begonia square can be made into just about anything you’d like. 

Step 1: Chain 4 with color A; slip stitch into 1st chain to make a ring. 

Step 2: Chain 4 (beginning of 1st petal), *Yarn over twice, insert hook into ring 

Step 3: Yarn over, pull loop back out of ring and through 2 loops on hook (twice) 

Step 4: Repeat from * in Step 2 continuing through step 3, until you have 5 loops on your hook; yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook (first petal complete) 

Step 5: Chain 4 

Step 6: Second and remaining petals – Repeat from * in Step 2 through Step 3 until you have 6 loops on your hook; Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook. 

Step 7: Chain 4 

Step 8: Repeat steps 6 & 7 until you have 8 petals around ring, ending in chain 4 and joining to top of 1st petal. Finish off color A. 

Step 9: Join color B to any chain 4 loop; chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), make 3 dc in same space. 

Step 10: Make 4 dc in next chain 4 space 

Step 11: Chain 6 (makes corner of square) 

Step 12: Make 4 dc in each of next 2 chain 4 spaces Repeat Steps 11 & 12 around, ending with chain 6 for last corner. Join to top chain of 1st double crochet. 

Finish off. 

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