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




Abbreviations

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.


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
Catherine
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11 comments:

  1. Your crochet technique is so neat! Thank's for the clear pictures and explanation, lots of work, but I'm sure many crocheters will use your tutorials for many years to come.
    Have a great day, Sigrid

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    1. Thanks Sigrid, I really enjoy making them and it's nice to be able to share what I know and help newbie crocheters...

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  2. Grannies needn't be overly complicated to achieve beautiful results. I prefer the easier ones (just forget all about the Henrietta Square), cause mindless crochet is what I like most! And the colour-scheme has a great impact too.

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    1. Yes I agree, mindless crochet is my favourite too. A cup of tea, some simple crochet and Netflix and I am a happy girl...

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  3. I just love this blanket. It is so beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial. One of these days I will get brave enough to do some granny squares :)

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    1. Thanks Ginny, granny squares are just so addictive...

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  4. The Granny Flower Square is a pattern I like very much indeed. The uplifting benefits of crochet are at their best when a pattern is simple and the colours are harmonious and easy on the eye!
    Your blanket is just beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Sandra, I do enjoy simple projects.

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  5. How are the squares put to gether

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    1. You can find my guide to joining squares here...

      https://lullabylodge.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-to-join-your-granny-squares-three.html

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