Granny Flower Square Tute

Last year I finished this afghan (my first)

Recently I revisited it and was asked for a tutorial of how to make the flower square. So ask and you shall receive.

Flower Granny Motif:

Magic Ring

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) 11 dc (12 st) Join with sl st at top of ch 3

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch space, 2 dc in each space (24 st) Join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 3

Rnd 3: Ch 8 (first 3 ch counts as dc) skip two dc spaces and dc in next space. Ch 5, skip 2, dc in next space

continue around until you have 8 chain spaces. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 8.

It resembles a slice of tomato at this point!

Rnd 4: sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc in next ch space.  Continue around until you’ve made all 8 petals. Sl st in first sc. BO

With Leaf color:

Join yarn in any 3rd dc space in middle of petal. Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 3, 3 dc in same space. This will be your first corner. Ch 2, triple crochet in sc space above the dc post of rnd 3.

Ch 2, 3 dc in the middle of the next petal, ch 2, 3 dc in same space. Ch 2, tc in next space above dc post, ch 2, 3 dc in middle of next petal , ch 3, 3 dc in same space (2nd corner). Continue around. The only difference in the pattern is for the corner leaves you ch 3 between the cluster of 3 dc. And the other leaf clusters only have 2 chains between the 3 dc. Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd ch of original ch 3. BO

With border color:

Rnd 1: Join yarn in one of the corner ch 3 spaces. Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 3, 3 dc in same space. 3 dc in next ch 2 space, sk tc, 3 dc in next ch 2 space. 3 SC in next ch 2 space (of leaf cluster- the shorter stitch helps create more of a square shape).

And repeat- 3 dc in each ch 2 space, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc for every corner, and 3 sc in each leaf cluster. Join with sl st in 3rd chain of original ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 st spaces. Corner cluster: 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Dc in each stitch space until you get to a corner and repeat corner cluster. Continue around and sl st in the 3rd ch of original ch 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each stitch space until corner. Corner cluster: 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Dc in each stitch space until you get to a corner and repeat corner cluster. Continue to dc in each stitch space. Sl st in the 3rd ch of original ch 3. BO

Finito!

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August 27, 2011. Tags: . Crochet, Tutorial.

15 Comments

  1. IdlersDesign replied:

    Lovely, thanks for sharing this (will try it soon)! Your afghan turned out great!

  2. Anna Mette replied:

    Thank you – I loved your blanket, the first time I saw it at Crafters!

  3. Khai replied:

    Beautiful pattern! I will definitely make a blanket with this!

  4. Cindy J replied:

    This is my first time reading your blog, its a fun one.

    I LOVE that afghan…LOVE. Is it a pattern that is available for purchase or did you make all those squares up?

    Thanks for the tute on the square Granny flower.

    • littlenutbrownsquirrel replied:

      Thank you so much! No I don’t have the pattern written for purchase it was very much a freehand project!

  5. Crochet 366 Day 128 Granny Flower replied:

    [...] The instructions are here for Granny Flower Square [...]

  6. Aurelia replied:

    Esta hermoso y facil muchas gracias me encanto

  7. tia mia replied:

    Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  8. Cathy Huggins replied:

    My first attempt at granny squares. You made it very easy!!

  9. Anja Wenningstedt replied:

    thank you for sharing. Tried it and worked just fine even though english is not my native language and i´m no good at reading patterns in english

    • Rubyred1940@aol.com replied:

      this lady is verytalented & has a great imagination – I am not blessed with that- great job- Barbara Suratt

  10. Rosemarie replied:

    It’s a lovely pattern thank you. You did a fantastic job with this ver beautiful afghan. Rosemarie

  11. Stephanie replied:

    Love your blanket! Could you kindly tell me how much material you used? I’d like to make one for a friend.

    Thank you! Stephanie (from Germany)

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