Hoya Bella Flowers Square
Happy Thursday, friends! I’m so happy to share with you the Hoya Bella Flowers Square pattern. Twenty-two designers and I have teamed up with Claire from Bear Rye to design a Spring-themed squares that can be combined together to make a gorgeous afghan.
How does it work?
From April 1st until April 30th each designer will present an 8 x 8 inch square representing the Spring season. You can use all of them or a select combination of your favorites to create an amazing afghan blanket.
Each day, the featured designer will be giving their design away as a FREE PDF download for only 24 hours. To get these free downloads, visit Bear Rye’s In Bloom page every day of the month where the patterns will be posted daily at 8:00 am EST.
Prefer visual aids?
Are you a visual learner? The PDF version of this pattern is available for purchase from Ravelry. The PDF includes photo tutorials for making the hoya bella flower, the leaves, and how to assemble them on the background square.
What You Will Need:
- Mighty Stitch Yarn (less than 1 skein for each)
- Sky (light blue)
- Alfalfa (light green)
- Cream (white)
- Bubblegum (pink)
- 4.0 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Markers or Small Amount of Scrap Yarn (you can use your yarn ends for this)
- Permanent Fabric Glue (optional)
- The pattern is written using US terms
- The actual square is worked up in a single background color
- The flower is worked up in joined rounds
- The flower and leaves are worked up as appliques
- They can either be glued down using fabric glue or sewn on the background square
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- mc – magic circle
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st – stitch
4 in by 4 in swatch: approximately 20 stitches x 18 rows
To make gauge swatch:
Step 1 – Ch 21.
Step 2 – (sc, hdc) in the 2nd ch from hook, continue (sc, hdc) in every other ch, ch 1, and turn. – Row 1, 20 st. You should be completing both stitches in one stitch and then skipping the next stitch.
Step 3 – (sc, hdc) in the 2nd st, continue (sc, hdc) in every other st, ch 1, and turn. – Row 2, 20 st.
Step 4 – Continue Step 3 till you have completed 18 rows.
Using Sky, ch 41
R1 – (sc, hdc) in the 2nd ch from hook, continue (sc, hdc) in every other ch, ch 1, and turn. (40 st)
You should be completing both stitches in one stitch and then skipping the next stitch.
R2 – (sc, hdc) in the 2nd stitch, continue (sc, hdc) in every other st, ch 1, and turn. (40 st)
R3 through R36 – Repeat R2, but do NOT turn at the end of R36.
Border – [Side 1] 2 sc into the corner, sc 34 stitches evenly down the side of the square, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) into the corner.
[Bottom] sc 38 stitches across the bottom of the square, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) into the corner.
[Side 2] sc 34 stitches evenly up the side of the square, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) into the corner.
[Top] sc 38 stitches across the top of the square, (2 sc, ch 1) into the same stitch as the very first 2 sc of Side 1, sl st to the 1st sc of Side 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hoya Bella Flower: (make 8)
R1 – Using Bubblegum, insert 5 sc into a mc, change colors to Cream, sl st to join, and ch 1.
R2 – (sc, ch 2, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc) in the first sc, repeat in each sc, sl st to the 1st sc to join.
The first sc and last sc of each set are crocheted into each sc. The ch 2 and sc in the 2nd ch create the petal look of the flower and are not crocheted into the pink portion of the flower.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Leaves: (make 2)
The leaves are made by adding stitches into both sides of a chain.
Using Alfalfa, ch 15
Side 1 – sc into the 2nd ch, sc into the next 3 ch, hdc into the next 4 ch, dc into the next 4 ch, and hdc into the next ch.
Turning to Side 2 – 5 sc into the final st of Side 1, which is also the first ch of Side 2.
Side 2 – hdc into the next ch, dc into the next 4 ch, hdc into the next 4 ch, sc into the next 4 ch, sl st to the 1st sc in Side 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stem – Using Alfalfa, surface crochet in the square a stem that starts near the bottom-right corner and extends in a curve past the center of the square. Hook the surface crochet slightly towards the left-side of the square.
Be mindful to not surface crochet into the top quarter-to-third or the left quarter-to-third of the square. This will guarantee you will have ample room to place the Hoya Bella flowers.
Stem Branches – Arrange the Hoya Bella flowers where you would like their final placements to be.
Place 1 flower where the center of your arrangement will be.
Make a circle of your remaining flowers around the center flower.
Place a second flower underneath the center flower on the stem. Place a third flower at the end of the stem where it hooks to the left. Place the final 5 flowers to complete the circle.
Mark where the center flower and the 5 flowers not on the stem are using stitch markers or scrap yarn.
Surface crochet from the center flower’s stitch marker to one of the 5 stitch marker not on the stem.
Feel free to curve the stem branches a bit, if desired.
Fasten off and weave in ends on the wrong side of the square.
Flowers – Glue or sew down each flower at your desired locations.
Leaves – Glue or sew down the leaves so that they are attached to lower portion of the stem and right next to each other.
I recommend gluing down the flowers and leaves rather than sewing. If you do choose to glue down the flowers and leaves, be sure to use permanent fabric glue!
You have finished making the Hoya Bella Flowers Square! I hope you enjoyed making this square!
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