The African Flower Granny Square is a beautiful and intricate crochet motif that can be combined to create stunning blankets, afghans, or other crochet projects. It’s known for its unique and exotic appearance, and it’s a favorite among crocheters for its versatility and visual appeal.

Here’s a free pattern and a brief description of how to create an African Flower Granny Square for a blanket:

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in various colors (you can choose any color combination you like)
  • Crochet hook suitable for your chosen yarn (usually between 4.0mm to 5.5mm)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Instructions:

Round 1:

  1. Start with a magic ring (if you’re not familiar with this technique, you can chain 4 and join to form a ring).
  2. Chain 3 (counts as the first double crochet) and then work 1 double crochet into the ring.
  3. Chain 2.
  4. Work 2 double crochets into the ring, chain 2. Repeat this pattern two more times.
  5. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3.

Round 2:

  1. Slip stitch into the next double crochet and into the chain 2 space.
  2. Chain 3 (counts as the first double crochet) and then work 1 double crochet into the same chain 2 space.
  3. Chain 2.
  4. In the same chain 2 space, work 2 double crochets, chain 2, and 2 more double crochets.
  5. Chain 1.
  6. In the next chain 2 space, work 2 double crochets, chain 2, and 2 more double crochets. Chain 1. Repeat this pattern two more times.
  7. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3.

Round 3:

  1. Slip stitch into the next double crochet, into the chain 2 space, and into the chain 1 space.
  2. Chain 3 (counts as the first double crochet) and then work 1 double crochet into the same chain 1 space.
  3. Chain 2.
  4. In the same chain 1 space, work 2 double crochets, chain 2, and 2 more double crochets.
  5. Chain 1.
  6. In the next chain 2 space, work 2 double crochets, chain 2, and 2 more double crochets. Chain 1.
  7. Repeat step 6 around the square, joining with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3 when you’ve completed the round.

Finishing:

  1. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.

Assembly:

  1. Create as many African Flower Granny Squares as you need for your blanket.
  2. Join them together using your preferred joining method. This can be slip stitching, whip stitching, or a method like the “join-as-you-go” technique.

Once you’ve joined all your squares, you’ll have a beautiful African Flower Granny Square blanket in your chosen colors. Feel free to get creative with your color choices to make a truly unique and eye-catching crochet masterpiece. Enjoy your crocheting!