Create the Oriental Bloom Square

The Oriental Bloom Square is a delightful granny square design inspired by my love for nature and vibrant flowers.


In this tutorial, I will guide you through the creation of this square, which features a textured center, standing petals, and a 3D frame.

Whether you use it for baby blankets, bags, throws, scarves, or any other project, this square is sure to bring joy and beauty to your crochet creations.

Materials Needed: To get started on your Oriental Bloom Square, gather the following materials:

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton) in the following colors:
    • 383 Ginger Gold
    • 413 Cherry
    • 517 Ruby
    • 391 Deep Ocean

Please note that these color choices are suggestions, and you can select your favorite shades from the wide range of 113 colors available in the Catona yarn collection.

  • Hook: 3.0mm (or 3.5mm for a softer square)

Now that we have our materials ready, let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions for creating the Oriental Bloom Square.

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

  1. Starting the Square: Begin by making a magic ring with your chosen yarn color. If you’re unfamiliar with the magic ring technique, you can find helpful tutorials online. Alternatively, you can start with a chain of four and join it to form a ring with a slip stitch.
  2. Round 1: In this round, we will create the textured center of the flower. Follow the pattern instructions to work single crochet, chain stitches, and slip stitches to form the desired texture. The pattern will guide you on the stitch counts and color changes for each round.
  3. Round 2: Now it’s time to add the petals to our flower. Using the pattern as a guide, crochet stitches in the designated spaces and chains to create the petal shapes. The standing petals will add dimension and a playful touch to your square.
  4. Round 3: To enhance the beauty of the Oriental Bloom Square, we will create a 3D frame around the flower. This frame not only adds structure but also creates an eye-catching pattern when multiple squares are joined together. Follow the pattern instructions to crochet stitches and chains to form the frame.
  5. Finishing Touches: Once you have completed the desired number of rounds and achieved the square size you prefer, finish off your Oriental Bloom Square by fastening off the yarn and weaving in any loose ends. Block the square if necessary to ensure a neat and even final shape.

Full Pattern: Click Here

The Oriental Bloom Square is a stunning granny square pattern that captures the beauty of flowers.

Use this versatile square to create a wide range of projects, from baby blankets to scarves or even home decor items.

Customize your square with your favorite colors and enjoy the process of bringing your crochet vision to life.

Congratulations on completing your Oriental Bloom Square! Remember, the journey of crochet is as important as the final creation. Embrace the process, enjoy the colors, and let your creativity bloom with each stitch. The more you practice, the more your skills will flourish. Happy crocheting!

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