The African flower pattern is a beautiful pattern often used to make African flower animals, a popular series of amigurumi constructed with individual flowers. This weeks pattern is an African flower enclosed into a square.
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This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
Half double crochet (hdc) = half treble crochet
Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet
For this square you will need a 4mm hook.
Start with a magic circle
Round 1. Chain 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) into the magic circle *2dc, chain 1* 8 times then slip stitch into the 1st dc.
Round 2. Into a chain space make a standing dc (counts as first stitch)
then make 2 dc in the same chain space and chain 1 *in the next chain space make 3dc and chain 1* repeat between *and* in each chain space. Slip stitch into the standing dc.
Round 3. In a chain space from round 2 make a standing dc (counts as a stitch). In the same chain space dc, chain 2, 2 dc. *In the next chain space make 2 dc, chain 2, 2 dc* repeat between *and* in each chain space. Slip stitch into the standing dc
Round 4. In a chain space from round 3 make a standing dc. In the same chain space make 6 dc. *in the next chain space make 7 dc* repeat between *and* in each chain space. Slip stitch into the standing dc
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Round 5. In the top of any dc make a standing sc. Sc in each dc, but make a spike stitch between each fan into the space in row 3. The spike stitch is an extra stitch between the dc. So you should have 7 sc, then a slip stitch for each petal. Once you’ve completed all your stitches, slip stitch into the first sc.
Round 6. Into the top of any spike stitch make a standing hdc. *Sc in the next 4 stitches. Hdc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches. In the next stitch which should be a spike stitch, make (tr, chain 3, tr). Then dc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the next stitch then sc in the next 4 stitches then hdc in the top of the spike stitch* repeat between *and* until you have made 4 sides then slip stitch into the standing hdc
Round 7. In the top of the hdc in the middle of any side make a standing dc. Dc in every stitch until you get to the chain 3. *In the chain 3 make (2 dc, 2 tr, chain 1, 2 tr, 2dc) then dc in each stitch along the side*
Repeat between *and* until you get back to the standing dc. Slip stitch into it.
Use a 3.5mm hook for the border.
Start in any corner. In the corner space make 3 sc (this includes the extra sc for the turn) In the next 3 stitches make a sc. 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches.
Repeat for each side.
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