BLOOMING LILY OF THE WATER SQUARE

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Blooming Lily of the Water Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Blooming Lily of the Water Square is a beautiful detailed and textured square.
Make several for a throw or blanket.

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What you will need:
Basic crochet knowledge –
SL ST; SC; DC; TR and how to work in the round.

SKILL LEVEL: 
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Concentration required.

SIZE: 
Approx for the square – 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 inches)
Approx for the cushion – 43 cm x 43 cm (16/17 inches x 16/17 inches)

If using ARAN/WORSTED weight 12 x 12 inches

MATERIALS: 
Yarns: 
5 x 50 g Moya DK 100% cotton balls
• Natural
• Kiwi
• Butternut
• Amazon
• Cherry

Hooks & Notions: 
Size 4, 00 mm (5, 00 mm for 12 x 12 inches)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES: 
I use US Crochet stitch terminology.
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.

Abbreviations: 
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)
BLP – back loop

CLICK HERE to purchase the PDF version which includes instructions to make a cushion!

SPECIAL STITCHES:

5 DC POPCORN (PC):

Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches into the same stitch.
Drop the loop from your hook.
Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.
Work 1 CH to ‘close’ the popcorn.

PICOT:
CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook.

BPSC – back post single crochet

  • Step 1:Insert hook from the wrong side of the fabric into the gap to the hook-side of the next stitch to be worked.
  • Step 2:Insert hook from front to back around the post into the far-side gap.
  • Step 3:Yarn over and draw loop through both gaps.
  • Step 4:Yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

FPDC – front post double crochet

Insert your hook into the front of your work, behind the indicated stitch, and then through your work such that your hook is now at the front of your work again. Pull through final 2 loops on your hook

BPDC – back post double crochet

  • Step 1: yarn over on hook.
  • Step 2: Insert hook into hole next to the post of the next stitch, on the “hook side” from back to front
  • Step 3: Bring the hook back to the back of the fabric around the post, to the hole farther from the hook.
  • Step 4: yarn over and draw through a loop, bringing it through both sides of the fabric. (3 loops on hook)
  • Step 5: yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remaining on hook)
  • Step 6: yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

FPTR – front post treble crochet

  • Yarn over twice.
  • Insert your hook front-to-back through your work, positioning the post that you want to crochet around in front of the hook.
  • Yarn over again and pull through. There will be four loops on your hook, just like there would at this stage of a normal treble crochet.
  • Proceed as normal with your treble crochet stitch: Yarn over and pull through the first two of the four loops on the hook.
  • Yarn over and pull through the next two loops on the hook.
  • Yarn over and pull through the final two loops on the hook.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

With Color A – Butternut

Make a magic circle or CH 6 and SL ST to form a ring
Optional – work into back-loops

RND 1: CH 2 – DOES NOT count as a STITCH; work 12 DC into ring; SL ST into FIRST DC.

RND 2: CH 2 – DOES NOT count as a STITCH; work 2 DC into each DC of previous round (24 DC);
SL ST into FIRST DC.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color B – Cherry – join into any DC
Optional – work into back-loops

RND 3: CH 2 – DOES NOT count as a STITCH; work [1 DC; CH 1; 1 DC] into DC; SKIP next DC;
*work [1 DC; CH 1; 1 DC] into next DC; SKIP next DC.** SL ST into FIRST DC.
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. (24 DC; 24 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color C – Natural – join yarn into any DC before a CHAIN space

RND 4: work 1 SC into DC; CH 1; SKIP 1 CH SPACE; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 DC into SKIPPED DC OF RND 2. *Work 1 SC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP 1 CH SPACE; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 DC into SKIPPED DC OF RND 2.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC.
(24 SC; 12 DC);
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color D – Kiwi – join yarn into ANY SC AFTER A DC;
Optional – work into back-loops

RND 5: work 1 SC into SC; work 1 DC into 1 CH space of RND 3; work 1 SC into next SC; CH 1; SKIP NEXT DC.
*Work 1 SC into SC; work 1 DC into 1 CH space of RND 3; work 1 SC into next SC;  CH 1; SKIP NEXT DC.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC.
(24 SC; 12 x 1 CH space; 12 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color A – Butternut

– join yarn into ANY 1 CH space

RND 6: work 1 PC into 1 CH space; CH 2; work 1 FPDC around next DC; CH 2.
* Work 1 PC into next 1 CH space; CH 2; work 1 FPDC around next DC; CH 2.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. SL ST into top of FIRST PC
(12 PC; 12 FPDC; 24 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color C – Natural – join yarn into any 2 CH BEFORE A PC
RND 7: work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 FPTR around next PC; work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next 2 CH space; CH 1; skip next FPDC.
*Work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 FPTR around next PC; work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next 2 CH space; CH 1; skip next FPDC.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC.
(12 Petals)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color D – Kiwi – join yarn into FIRST SC of ANY petal

Optional – work into back-loops

RND 8: work 1 SC into SC; work 1 SC into next HDC; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 SC into TR; work PICOT; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 SC into next HDC; work 1 SC into next SC; SL ST into next 1 CH space.
*Work 1 SC into SC; work 1 SC into next HDC; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 SC into TR; work PICOT; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 SC into next HDC; work 1 SC into next SC; SL ST into next 1 CH space.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC. (12 Picots)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Squaring:

With Color E – Amazon – join yarn into with a BPSC around ANY RND 6 FPDC;
RND 9: *CH 5; work BPSC around NEXT RND 6 FPDC.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times. (12 BPSC; 12 x 5 CH spaces)

RND 10: SL ST into first CH space; work [2 SC; 2 HDC; 2 DC] into 5 CH space; work 6 TR into next 5 CH space; work [2 DC; 2 HDC; 2 SC] into next 5 CH space.
*Work [2 SC; 2 HDC; 2 DC] into next 5 CH space; work 6 TR into next 5 CH space; work [2 DC; 2 HDC; 2 SC] into next 5 CH space.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.

NOTE – concentration required for next round – you are increasing stitches.
RND 11: *work 1 SC into next 2 SC; work 1 HDC into next 2 HDC; work 1 DC into next DC;
work 2 DC into next DC; work 2 TR into next TR; work 1 TR into next 4 TR;
work 2 TR into next TR; work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC; work 1 HDC into next 2 HDC; work 1 SC into next 2 SC.**
Repeat from *to** 3 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.
(88 STS – 22 STS on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color A – Butternut – join yarn into the 4th TR of any 8 TR group

Optional – work into back-loops
RND 12: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work 1 TR into same ST; CH 3; work 2 TR into next ST;
work 1 TR into next ST; work 1 DC into next 18 STS; work 1 TR into next ST.
*Work 2 TR into next ST; CH 3; work 2 TR into next ST; work 1 TR into ST; work 1 DC into next 18 STS; work 1 TR into next ST.**
Repeat from *to** 2 more times; SL ST into 4th CH of 4 CH
(96 STS – 24 STS on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color B – Cherry – join into any 3 CH corner space

Optional – work into back-loops
RND 13: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 3 CH space; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS;
work 1 SC into next 6 STS; (HOOK THE PICOT OF THE PETAL JUST BELOW WITH A SLST;
work 1 SC into next 6 STS;) twice; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS.

*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 3 CH space; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS;
work 1 SC into next 6 STS; (HOOK THE PICOT OF THE PETAL JUST BELOW WITH A SLST;
work 1 SC into next 6 STS;) twice; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS.**
Repeat from *to** 2 more times; SL ST into 4th CH of 4 CH
(112 STS – 28 STS on each side – NOTE the Picot SL ST does NOT count as a STITCH)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color C – Natural – join yarn into any 2 CH corner space

Optional – work into back-loops
NOTE: the SL ST into the PICOT from the previous round does NOT count as a STITCH – you will SKIP IT.
RND 14: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 DC into next 28 SC.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 DC into next 28 SC.**
Repeat from *to** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(128 STS – 32 STS on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

I was so privileged to have been invited to participate in the 2019 Julie Anny Crochet A Long.
This square has been adjusted with these two rows to accommodate the stitches count!

For the Block A Week with JulieAnny 2019:

RND 15: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 DC into next 32 DC.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 DC into next 32 DC.**
Repeat from *to** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(144 STS – 36 STS on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 16: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 DC into next 36 DC.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH space; work 1 DC into next 36 DC.**
Repeat from *to** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(160 STS – 40 STS on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

CLICK HERE to purchase the PDF version which includes instructions to make a cushion!

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