PROJECT #020: MOROCCAN GARDEN | FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

On Sunday I felt like making some crochet panels for a throw I’m working on, but it had to be something easy for Lazy Sunday Me – no keeping count of stitches on complicated pony legs.

I was really lucky and the pattern came together on the first try – it tessellated perfectly and I only had to make a small change to get it to lie  flat. Then I made halves and quarters for squaring off a panel of tiles. So quick and easy!

 


 

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

Yarn in multiple colours (I used yellow for each flower’s center, and green for the row of “leaves”. The rest of the colours are quite random)

Crochet Hook: 4.5mm (Size 7)

Yarn sewing needle

Scissors

 


CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

  • Written in US terminology
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Necessary Skills: The magic ring, and the crochet stitches listed below in abbreviations.
  • Yarn Weight: Double Knit (Light Worsted / 8ply/ 11wpi)
  • Gauge: Using the suggested hook and yarn will produce a tile size of 145mm long by 115 mm wide. Try your own combos for different sizes!

 


ABBREVIATIONS

  • R = Row
  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SS = Slip stitch
  • SC = Single crochet
  • HDC = Half double crochet
  • SHDC = Standing half double crochet (can be substituted with a ch3)
  • DC = Double crochet
  • SDC = Standing Double Crochet (can be substituted with a ch3)
  • PS = Puff stitch
  • *…* = Section to be repeated
  • YO = Yarn over

 

SPECIAL STITCH INSTRUCTIONS

 

Standing Half Double crochet tutorial by Moogly

Standing Double Crochet tutorial by Moogly

 

Puff Stitch:

*YO, draw up a loop* 4 times. YO, draw through all 9 loops on hook. Ch1. Stitch complete!

 


 

HOW MANY TILES DO I NEED?

That’s a very good question! In my next post, I’m going to give you a very fancy calculator that will work out how many of each tile you need for ANY sized blanket – including sides, ends and corner tiles. So you could use it for scarves, afghans, throws, cushion covers, bags – anything that’s a basic square or rectangle shape. AND you can use it with any crochet tile that tessellates, not just Moroccan Garden tiles – even a basic hexagon, or squares that are staggered like bricks.

I mean, how cool is that?

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UPDATE: Tiler the Calculator is now live!

Awesome calculator that tells you how many tiles you need for any rectangular/ square panel assembled from crocheted blocks

 

 

 

 


CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS


 Full Tile


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R1: Using yellow yarn, 5 SC into a magic ring. Join with a SS into 1st SC. The loops formed by joining will count as a 6th SC.

R2: Ch3 (counts as HDC, ch1). *HDC in next st. Ch1.* Repeat all around. Work your last HDC into the loops formed by joining in the previous round. Join with a SS into 2nd ch of starting ch. You should have 6 HDC, and 6 ch spaces.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R3: With a knot on your hook, join flower colour to any ch1 space with a SS. *Ch3, 2DC ch3, SS into same space. SS into next ch space.* Repeat all around. Finish with a SS into the 1st ch1 space. Tie off.

R4: Work behind your flower petals. Using a contrasting colour insert hook between any 2DC (between stitch posts) and through the ch1 space. With a knot on your hook, join contrasting colour with a SS. Ch3 (counts as DC), 2DC in same space. *Ch2, 3DC into next petal.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS into 1st DC. Tie off.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R5: With a knot on your hook, join green yarn with a SS to any ch2 space. Ch1. *2PS in same space, ch2.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS into top of 1st PS. Tie off.

R6: With a knot on your hook, join new colour with a SS to any ch2 space. Ch3 (counts as 1st DC). 2DC in same space. *2DC between next 2 PS. 6DC in next ch space.* Repeat once more. 2DC between next 2 PS. 3DC in next ch space. Ch4, DC into 4th ch from hook. Work another 3DC into the same ch space as before. *2DC between next 2 PS. 6DC in next ch space.* Repeat once more. 2DC between next 2 PS. 3DC in next ch space. Ch4, DC into 4th ch from hook. Join with a SS into top of starting ch. Tie off.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Tile complete!


Half Length Tile

These tiles will fill up the gaps on either end of your panel.


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R1: Ch6. SS into 1st ch to form a Loop. Ch3 (counts as 1st st). 2DC into Loop. Cluster made. *Ch2. 3DC into Loop.* Repeat one more time.  Tie off.

R2: SDC with new colour in 1st st. 2DC in same st. *Ch2. 3DC, ch2, 3DC in next 2ch space.* Repeat once more. Ch2. 3DC in last st. Tie off.

R3: SDC with new colour in 1st st. 6DC in next 2ch space. 2DC in next 2ch space. 3DC in next 2ch space. Ch 4. DC into 4th ch from hook. 3DC in same 2ch space. 2DC in next 2ch space. 6 DC in next 2ch space. DC in last st. Tie off.

Half Tile complete!


Half Width Tile

These tiles will fill the gaps along the top and bottom of your panel.


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R1: Ch6. SS into 1st ch to form a Loop. Ch3 (counts as 1st st). 2DC into Loop. Cluster made. *Ch2. 3DC into Loop.* Repeat one more time.  Tie off.

R2: SDC with new colour in 1st st. 2DC in same st. *Ch2. 3DC, ch2, 3DC in next 2ch space.* Repeat once more. Ch2. 3DC in last st. Tie off.

R3: With a knot on your hook, join new colour at 1st st with a SS. Ch6. SC into 3rd ch from hook. 3DC into 1st st. *2DC in next 2ch space. 6DC in next 2ch space.* Repeat once more. 2DC in next 2ch space. 3DC in last st. Ch3. SC into 3rd ch from hook. Ch3. SS into last st. Tie off.

Half Tile complete!


Quarter Tiles

Bottom left & top right:


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R1: Ch6. SS into 1st ch to form a Loop. Ch4. 3DC into Loop. ch4. SS into loop. Tie off.

R2: SDC in 4ch space. 2DC in same 4ch space. Ch2, 3DC in same 4ch space. Ch2. 3DC in next 4ch space. Tie off.

R3: SDC with new colour in 1st st. 6 DC in 2ch space. 2DC in next 2ch space. 3DC in last st. Ch3. SC in 3rd ch from hook. ch3. SS into last st. Tie off.

Quarter tile complete!


Top left & bottom right:


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

R1: Ch6. SS into 1st ch to form a Loop. Ch4. 3DC into Loop. ch4. SS into loop. Tie off.

R2: SDC into 4ch space. 2DC in same ch4 space. Ch2. 3DC, ch2, 3DC in next 4ch space. Tie off.

R3: With a knot on your hook, join new colour at 1st st with a SS. Ch6. SC into 3rd ch from hook. 3DC in 1st st. 2DC in next 2ch space. 6DC in 2ch space. DC in last st. Tie off.

Quarter tile complete!

 


JOINING


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Tiles are joined with a normal single crochet, with the point of the one tile lining up the the center/side of another tile. Let’s look at the areas you’ll be working into on each tile:

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Begin with one Full Tile and a Top Right Quarter tile. Working through both layers, insert hook at 1st st on Quarter Tile and into ch space on Full Tile. Join contrasting colour with a SS, ch1. SC into same st. Continue working through both layers of both tiles, working 1SC into each st for a total of 12 sts. Work the 13th st into both the ch space of the Quarter tile, and into the Full Tile.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Now add a Half Width tile. Working into the ch space on the Half Tile, and into the Full Tile, SC tiles together. Continue working through both layers of both tiles, working 1SC into each st for a total of 12 sts. Work the 13th st into both the Half Tile, and the ch space of the Full Tile. You can now add another Full Tile.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Continue in this manner until your strip reaches the desired length, then finish with a Bottom Right Quarter Tile. Tie off.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

One column complete!

To add the next column  of tiles, begin at the same end of the column where you finished off, and work in the opposite direction. Begin by adding a Half Length Tile:

Working through both layers, insert hook at 1st st on Half Length Tile and into ch space on Full Tile. Join contrasting colour with a SS, ch1. SC into same st. Continue working through both layers of both tiles, working 1SC into each st for a total of 12 sts. Work the 13th st into both the ch space of the Half Tile, and into the Full Tile. You can now add another Full Tile.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral Ogee tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Continue in this manner until your strip reaches the desired length, then finish with a Half Length Tile. Tie off.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Second column complete!

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Keep adding columns in the same way, working back and forth for each alternating column. Finish your last column with Half Width Tiles and Quarter Tiles.

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

 


Border


Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

The border is worked into the side of the stitches of your tiles; in other words, around the post of the stitch. When there is a starting chain instead of a stitch, work around the chain (into ch space). It’s a simple granny stitch pattern, worked into every second stitch, with 3 consecutive clusters of stitches in the corners.

R1: Begin at the bottom right corner and work into the starting Loop. SHDC in Loop. 2HDC in same space. Working around chain on next row, 3 HDC in ch space. Ch2, skip next row. 3 HDC in next ch space. Ch2. On next tile 3 HDC in next ch space. Ch2, skip next row. 3HDC around next st post. Ch2, skip starting Loop. 3 HDC around next st post. Ch2, skip next row. 3HDC in next ch space.

Continue in this manner until you reach the corner, then:

On the corner tile, 3HDC in ch space. Ch2, skip next row. 3HDC in next ch space. 3HDC into starting Loop. 3HD in next ch space. Ch2, skip next row. 3HDC into space. Ch2, skip next tile point. 3HDC in ch space on next tile. Ch2, skip row. 3HDC around next st post. Ch2, skip starting loop. 3HDC around next st post. Ch2, skip next row. 3HDC in next space. Ch2, skip next tile point.

Continue in this manner for the entire row. You will notice your corner has 3 sets of 3HDCs consecutively. Repeat this in each corner.

When you reach the end, SS into 1st HDC. Tie off.

R2: Begin at the bottom right corner, in the first available 2ch space. With a new colour, SHDC in ch space. 2HDC in same space. Skip next HDC. HDC in next 2 sts. 3HDC in next 2ch space. Skip next HDC. HDC in next 2 sts.

Continue in this manner until you reach the first set of 3 HDCs forming the corner, then:

Skip next HDC. HDC in next 3 sts. 2HDC in next st. Ch2. 2HDC in next st. HDC in next 3 stitches. 3HDC in next 2ch space.

Continue in this manner all the way around.

When you reach the end, SS into 1st HDC. Tie off.

Example with contrasting colours used for the border:

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

Border complete! This edge makes a nice foundation for adding any kind of fancy border you want, to dress it up. I’m leaving mine plain because I’m adding this panel into a throw.


 

Moroccan Garden: Free crochet pattern for a floral tile with halves and quarter pieces for squaring off. Make blankets, throws, afghans, scarves, bags, shawls - anything!

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~ Jessie

 


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48 Comments on "PROJECT #020: MOROCCAN GARDEN | FREE CROCHET PATTERN"

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Jeanette
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Hi Jessie just love this pattern. I’m going to make a cushion cover with this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Louisa Vernon
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Thanks for share. I love the shape of the Moroccan tile and I love your pattern.

Anita
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Hi, this is the first time I see a pattern like this. I love it. Thank you so much,

Marianne
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What is the best way to tie off all the ends, I am relatively new to this – but to have all those loose end colors. How do you tie those off so they don’t show and don’t unravel?

Alex
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This is beautiful. Love the colours. Defitaely my next project

Joan M
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This is a beautiful design and I love the bright colours! It’s a winner! Thank you for sharing this project.

Sandra Jones
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I love this pattern thank you for sharing it. Can’t wait to make one myself.

Gina
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This is beautiful.♡

Jim
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Catherine Wiliams
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What a stunning pattern ! I love colour just have to find time to make this ,no matter how grey the day seeing this first thing in the morning would make me feel like the sun was shining . Thank you.

Lakshmi Moorty
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Love this. I will make a scarf.

Sandra
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Thanks for your site, it has helped me so much. I honestly can’t think of anything that hasn’t been useful to me in one way or another……and the colours?????? Wow, the colours! I don’t know what else to say to you, but you will have me on here again I promise you.

Christine Morales
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I am in love with this pattern! I am going to make this as soon as I can shop for yarn. 🙂 I am new to crocheting and even though this says it’s at a beginner level, I am nervous! Wish I could watch a video of you doing this. 🙂 However, I am going to “Go For it!” and do my best.

Joanne Mercier
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Hi 🙂 Do you have the translate in french for this pattern ? Ireally love this project I want to make this but my english is so,so.Could you help me please ?

Deborah Taylor
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I absolutely FLIPPED over this project! Thank you so much! It’s beyond gorgeous!

Ashwini
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Gorgeous pattern with rich colours. The pattern is beautiful and thanks for posting for free.

Alice Annn
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Excellent diagrams and presentation. I like all the lay outs. Easy to follow

Lakshmi Moortyu
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Hi, This so Beautiful with Excellent presentation of Notes.

Lakshmi Moorty
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Lovely Pattern.

Celeste
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My teenage daughter who loves everything in monotone tone colours loves this… It speaks volumes believe me. Stunning.

LynnZ
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Just found this pattern on AllFreeCrochet and link to your page. Stunning!! WAY better than the common granny square for using up left over yarn.

Kathleen
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THANK YOU for sharing this beautiful pattern. Your pix increase my confidence to make my own. I have lots of ‘scraps’ to use for a colorful result. I appreciate your mathematical mind to design what appears to be a complicated pattern, made ‘simple’.

zorig
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Hello!

Your pattern is so amazing that I wished many more crochetters would see this page!
Would propose your pattern (with link to this page) in Ravelry for example?

I am sure many more people will have a crush on it.

Take care!
Z.

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