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Floral Granny Square Cushion – a free pattern

This stunning floral granny square cushion pattern is perfectly balanced with intricate square motifs sitting next to the simple, modern panel to really make them shine.

The plain back gives you an alternative to easily change the look of your sofa or bed with just a pop of colour for the crochet pillow edging. 

There seems to be such a love for floral crochet and granny squares so this is my take on both of those ideas. You could easily switch the colours and balance around though to tailor it to your own decor and taste of course!

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the floral granny square cushion pattern in my store to download and print.

floral granny square cushion in pink, lilac and white next to a pile of books and glasses

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About the Floral Granny Square Cushion Crochet Pattern

I have always loved making crochet blankets from motifs such as my square motif crochet blanket, my chunky super size Alexa blanket and my Criss Cross solid granny square blanket but it wasn’t until recently that I realised that they are perfect for crochet cushions or pillows too!

Like so may people I love crocheting granny squares but I’m always looking to add something a little more to my designs so this little spin on the square is great fun and I’ve set it against a really simple stitch section to really focus in on the post stitch detail of the squares.

The pattern is an intermediate level but there are only four rounds to the floral crochet motif and so once you have that under your belt you will be fabulous!

Granny Square Day 2021

I’m also really excited to say that I’ve been asked to be a Granny Square Day Ambassador for 2021 by Simply Crochet Magazine!

I absolutely love playing with squares, motifs and such like and so if you love them as much as me then you’ll probably also enjoy my rainbow granny square sweater pattern, learning how I turned a granny square blanket into a cardigan and all about the history of the granny square too.

Pattern Options

This cushion crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

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images of floral crochet granny square cushion on fluffy blanket

Other Patterns You Might Enjoy

Want to try out more crochet cushion patterns? Check out these free patterns on my blog that you might enjoy!

Yarn

To make the floral cushion I used James C. Brett It’s Pure Cotton DK yarn.

It’s a beautiful yarn to work with that is 100% Cotton (100g/215m).

Colors I used were

YARN A: White IC04

YARN B: Pink IC10

YARN C: Lilac IC03

A great alternative yarn if you wanted to stick with cotton is Debbie Bliss Cotton DK at 84m/50g or Cotlin by WeCrochet which is 70% cotton and 30% linen so has a beautiful weight and feel to it.

If you’re thinking of using acrylic yarn then Stylecraft Special DK would be a great option as it’s 100% acrylic, 295m/100g and comes in a huge range of shades so you could really have fun with your colour selection.

close up of crochet floral granny square motif on cushion

Tension and Sizing

To fit Cushion pad measuring 50X30cm (19X11in)

Each Motif measures 10X10cm (4X4in)

16 sts and 18 rows to measure 10X10cm (4X4in) over double crochet using a 4mm hook or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

tog – together

sk – skip

rep – repeat

fl- front loop

bl- back loop

Crochet Stitches

The floral granny square cushion uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
Htr- half treble crochethdc- half double crochet
tr- treble crochetdtr- double treble
tr cl- treble crochet clusterdc cl- double crochet cluster
dc- double crochetsc- single crochet
FPtr- front post treble crochetFPdc- front post double crochet
plain crochet back panel in white of floral granny cushion

Crochet Pattern Notes

Th cushion is made up of 2 panels.

The Back is worked in plain UK dc/US sc rows throughout.

The Front is made up of 9 joined Motifs, with rows of UK dc/US sc worked across one of the edges.

Joining crochet square motifs

I know that sewing or seaming crochet together can really be a mystery or source of stress for lots of people!

I used to be the same until I decided to learn some techniques for joining crochet squares together – it completely changed the way I think about joining pieces of crochet and it not only applies to motifs but to anything with panels that need seaming!

I used a slip stitch seam for the motifs in this crochet cushion but you can choose whichever suite you best of course.

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Floral Granny Square Cushion Crochet Pattern

Standard UK and US Terms

Standard UK Crochet Terms

Back

Using Yarn A, ch49

Row 1 (RS) Htr in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [48 sts]

Row 2 Ch 1 (does not count as a st throughout) htr in each st across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until back measures 50cm.

Fasten off.

Front

Motif (Make 9)

Using Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch4 (counts as a tr and ch1), (tr in loop, ch1) 7 times, ss to third ch of beg ch-4. [8 sts, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 2 (RS) Ch3 (counts as a tr throughout), *3-tr cl in next ch1-sp, 3-tr cl in next st, (tr, ch4) in next ch-1 sp, tr in next st; rep from * 3 times more omitting final tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [16 sts, 4 ch-4 sps]

Fasten Off.

Join Yarn C in any tr after ch-4 sp.

Round 3 Ch3, *2tr in next 2 sts, tr in next st, (3-tr cl, ch4, 3-tc cl) in ch-4 sp, tr in next st; rep from * 3 times more omitting final tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [32 sts, 4 ch-4 sps]

Fasten Off.

Round 4 Ch1 *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch-4 sp, 2dc in next cl, FPtr around tr directly below from Round 2, skip next tr from Round 3, dc in next 4 sts, FPtr around tr directly below from Round 2, skip next tr from round 3, 2dc in next cl; rep from * 3 times more, ss to beg dc. [56 sts, 4 ch-4 sps]

Fasten off weave in ends.

Block Motifs to measurements listed. Using Yarn A, join the Motifs together in a 3-by-3 formation. We have worked a slip stitch seam with RS facing but you can join using your preferred method.

Additional Rows

With RS of Motifs facing, join Yarn A in first dc along one side.

Row 1 (RS) Ch1, 48dc evenly down one side of joined Motifs, turn. [48 sts]

Row 2-10 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 11 Ch1, dc in bl of each st across, turn.

Row 12 Ch1, dc in fl of each st across, turn.

Rep Rows 11-12 until Front measures 50cm.

TO MAKE UP

Place Panels together with RS facing out. Join Yarn B through corner of both Panels and work next round through both pieces to join.

Round 1 Ch1, *3dc in corner, dc evenly across each side to next corner; rep from * 3 times more, insert cushion pad before joining final side, ss to top of beg dc.

Fasten off.

Join Yarn C in any st.

Round 2 Ch1, htr in each st around, ss to beg htr.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

9 crochet floral granny square motifs on cushion cover in white, pink and lilac

Standard US Crochet Terms

Back

Using Yarn A, ch49

Row 1 (RS) Hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [48 sts]

Row 2 Ch 1 (does not count as a st throughout) hdc in each st across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until back measures 19in.

Fasten off.

Front

Motif (Make 9)

Using Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch4 (counts as a dc and ch1), (dc in loop, ch1) 7 times, ss to third ch of beg ch-4. [8 sts, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 2 (RS) Ch3 (counts as a tr throughout), *3-dc cl in next ch1-sp, 3-dc cl in next st, (dc, ch4) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * 3 times more omitting final dc, ss to top of beg ch-3. [16 sts, 4 ch-4 sps]

Fasten Off.

Join Yarn C in any dc after ch-4 sp.

Round 3 Ch3, *2dc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, (3-dc cl, ch4, 3-dc cl) in ch-4 sp, dc in next st; rep from * 3 times more omitting final dc, ss to top of beg ch-3. [32 sts, 4 ch-4 sps]

Fasten Off.

Round 4 Ch1 *(2sc, ch2, 2sc) in ch-4 sp, 2sc in next cl, FPdc around dc directly below from Round 2, skip next dc from Round 3, sc in next 4 sts, FPdc around dc directly below from Round 2, skip next dc from round 3, 2sc in next cl; rep from * 3 times more, ss to beg sc. [56 sts, 4 ch-4 sps]

Fasten off weave in ends.

Block Motifs to measurements listed. Using Yarn A, join the Motifs together in a 3-by-3 formation. We have worked a slip stitch seam with RS facing but you can join using your preferred method.

Additional Rows

With RS of Motifs facing, join Yarn A in first sc along one side.

Row 1 (RS) Ch1, 48sc evenly down one side of joined Motifs, turn. [48 sts]

Row 2-10 Ch1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 11 Ch1, sc in bl of each st across, turn.

Row 12 Ch1, sc in fl of each st across, turn.

Rep Rows 11-12 until Front measures 50cm.

TO MAKE UP

Place Panels together with RS facing out. Join Yarn B through corner of both Panels and work next round through both pieces to join.

Round 1 Ch1, *3sc in corner, sc evenly across each side to next corner; rep from * 3 times more, insert cushion pad before joining final side, ss to top of beg sc.

Fasten off.

Join Yarn C in any st.

Round 2 Ch1, hdc in each st around, ss to beg hdc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step by Step Floral Granny Square Photos

I thought it might be helpful to also add some round by round images of the floral crochet motif just in case you’re new to motifs and find pictures helpful.

Round 1:

floral crochet granny square motif round 1 with yarn, hook, needle case and leather hook case

Round 2

floral crochet granny square motif round 2 with yarn, hook, needle case and leather hook case

Round 3:

floral crochet granny square motif round 3 with yarn, hook, needle case and leather hook case

Round 4:

floral crochet granny square motif round 4 with yarn, hook, needle case, needle and leather hook case

And that’s it! You can easily adapt the pattern of course by adding as many motifs to the front (and back!) as you like of course and really make it your own!

step by step images of a crochet floral granny square pattern

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