Riley Flower Square Motif

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When designing the Riley Cross Body Bag, I needed a square that looked like a flower, was square, and measured exactly 3.5″ x 3.5″. After much experimentation, this was the result! Riley Flower Square Motif free crochet pattern three inches

I love the way these motifs turned out, and though I needed only 3 for the bag, I found that once I started, I didn’t want to stop. I think that these would be great for a blanket of any size, either on their own or mixed in with other squares and motifs. Or, since they’re pretty solid, a bag in the style of Inga’s Häkelbeutel…. or anything else you like to use motifs or granny squares for! I can’t wait to see what you all do with it!

Riley Flower Square Motif free crohet pattern

Riley Flower Square Motif

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  • US – H/8, 5mm hook
  • Small amount worsted weight yarn, 2 colors (Caron Simply Soft shown)
  • Finished dimensions: 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches

Hand-drawn chart for the Riley Flower Square Motif - photos and written instructions on mooglyblog.comRound 1: Using first color, make a magic circle and sl st into the ring. Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2). [Dc into the ring, and ch 2] 7 times. Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 5. Tighten and close ring. ( 8 dc and 8 ch sp made)

Round 2: Sl st into the next ch sp. Ch 3 and dc3tog, all in the same ch sp. [Ch 5, and then dc4tog in the next ch sp] 7 times. Ch 5 and break yarn, using a seamless finish to join to the top of the dc3tog.

Round 3: Join second color with a sl st in the top of any dc4tog cluster. Ch 1, sc in the same st. [Ch 2, and enclosing the next ch 5 arch in your st, dc into the next dc of Round 1. Ch 2, sc in top of next cluster] 7 times. Ch 2, dc in the top of the next dc, ch2, and sl st in the top of the 1st sc of the round.

Round 4: Ch1 and sc in the same st. [Hdc in the next ch sp, then dc, trc, dc all in the next st. Hdc in next ch sp. Sc in each of the next 5 sts and ch sps] 3 times. Repeat for 4th side, but end with sc in the last 4 sts and ch sps. Break yarn and use seamless finish to join to 1st sc.

Riley Flower Square Motif free crohet patternBe sure to Like the moogly Facebook page for the latest updates and have some fun with us! And if you like what you see but don’t craft, I take custom orders and commissions. Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.

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    Nancy says

    I made a mistake and inadvertently printed the pattern for the Riley Flower square motif. I liked it the minute I saw it and printed it out before I went to the bottom of the page. I am using the motif to make an American Girl doll afghan for my two granddaughters. If you would like me to pay for the pattern please e-mail me (redacted for privacy)
    I am terribly sorry for the mistake.

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        sharon hatt says

        I just had to comment on Nancy’s comment about paying for a free pattern. LOL. I think she has crochet overload on her brain because she’s doing what I do after searching and printing patterns all evening. For me, I know I’m addicted to crochet. I’m 4th generation crochet addict. I search and search for hours online and it gives me the same high that people describe from shopping all day at the mall and……my feet don’t hurt at all! I love the pattern for this bag & motifs. I’ve going to make the bag, and use the Riley Flower Square Motif to fill in a blankie for a 4 year old niece that will have many different squares. Some of them will be owl square motifs because she’s fascinated with owls. Her older sister likes princess so I’ll make another blankie with Riley Flower squares, assorted squares and squares with stars & crowns. I always find extraordinary patterns on your website. When I see the word Moogly I know I’m going to spend some time looking at projects I’m going to love. Thank you for all of your hard work.

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          Tamara Kelly says

          Thank you so much Sharon! “Shopping” for free patterns has always been a big hobby of mine too! 😀

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    Carrie says

    Thank you for making it so easy to understand a pattern! I have trouble understanding written out pattern instructions, and your picture diagram makes it so much easier! I have made the wobble afghan that you posted and just love the way it comes out. I only used 5 yarns and faded from one end to the other with the craziest color scheme that my nephew picked out and it was awesome! You ROCK!

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    Margaret Johnson says

    Tamara, please print a pattern for making this lovely square, Riley Flower Square Motif, into an afghan. I’m pretty new to crochet so make it simple. Thanks!


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