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Stitchfinder: Crochet Floral Block: Tulip Square

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This generic pattern can be used with whatever yarn and hook/needle size you prefer. For more information see this guide to our StitchFinder.

Skill level: intermediate
Method of working: in rows

Special abbreviation
chg to A (or B or C):
changing to A (or B or C) for the final "yrh, pull through" of the last st worked.


Using A, make 26 ch.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of 24 ch. 25 sc. (Turning ch does not count as a st in this pattern.)
Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc to end. 25 sc.
On rows 3-23, enclose color not in use by working over it until it is required.
Row 3: Read chart row 3 from right to left: In A, 1 ch, 1 sc in each of 11 sc, chg to B, 1 sc in each of 3 sc, chg to A, 1 sc in each of 11 sc.
Row 4: Read chart row 4 from left to right: In A, 1 ch, 1 sc in each of 9 sc, chg to B, 1 sc in each of 7 sc, chg to A, 1 sc in each of 9 sc.
Continue reading from chart rows 5-23 in this way, changing colors as indicated.
Rows 24-25: In A, as row 2.
Fasten off A. Join B to last sc of row 25.
Edging round: 1 ch, 1 sc in each of 24 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc in side edge of each of 25 rows, 2 ch, 1 sc in base of each of 25 sts, 2 ch, 1 sc in side edge of each of 25 rows, 2 ch, ss in first ch. 25 sc on each side.
Fasten off B.


ch = chain sc = single crochet
ss = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

Excerpted with permission from 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden, St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.

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