Saturday 12 May 2018

The Granny Flower Square - Crochet Tutorial

The Granny Flower Square is probably the most simple flower motif out there and can be used to make almost anything your imagination can think of.  Of course my most favourite thing to make has always been blankets and I have made many in the past using this motif.

The Granny Flower Square

This pattern now has a video tutorial (new for 2021)...


dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
sl st - slip stitch
 ch - chain
 sp - space

Instructions in parenthesis [  ] are repeated the required number of times.  Join new colours with a sl st.  Start each round with a ch 3 or chain less dc unless otherwise stated.  US terms are used throughout.

Foundation Ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring

Round 1 work 12 dc into the ring.

Round 2 work 2 dc into each space between the stitches from the previous round.

Round 3 work 3 dc into the spaces between each pair of stitches from the previous round.

Round 4 starting in any sp ch 4, 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in the same sp (corner made), [3 dc in next sp] x2, *3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in the next sp, [3 dc in the next sp] x2* work from *to* 2 more times and join with a sl st to beginning ch 3.

In no time at all you could have a whole pile of gorgeous granny flower squares...

 ...and you could make a blanket like this...

The story behind this blanket can be found here in this post and the full pattern is available in both my Ravelry and Etsy stores.  A free version is also now available here...

I would love to see some photos of your granny flowers, please feel free to share some pics on my Facebook page.

See you soon

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