This is such a pretty square. It combines a traditional granny square with a lovely dahlia flower center. The first 7 rows create the flower which you could use as an appliqué for your favorite hat, turn it into a lovely pin or for just about anything. Or, you can keep going to create a 12″ afghan block.
To make a 12″ size Collarette Dahlia Square, you’ll need medium-weight #4 yarn, a 5.5 mm hook, yarn needle and scissors. You’ll need approximately 151 yards of yarn for the entire square or about 47 yards for just the flower and leaves.
You’ll be using slip stitch, chains, single crochet, double crochet, extended double crochet, treble crochet, double treble crochet, pointy picot and standing stitches. Color changes are done using a needle or invisible join.