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:
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