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Crochet Daisy Granny Square Video Tutorial & Free Pattern

Making crochet granny squares is one of my favourite past times.  I have fallen in love with their cozy vibes and incredible versatility.  You can make so many things with granny squares, blankets of course being one of my favourites, but the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing what you will create with them, bags and accessories being a great option.  They come in all shapes and sizes too, you really are only limited by your own imagination.  

Yarn balls and pretty daisy granny squares

What Makes the Ditsy Daisy Square Pattern Special?

Well for a start I just love the cheerfulness of daisy granny squares, they seem so happy and bright, and bring to mind summer months, with daisy studded fields and picnic lunches.  The Ditsy Daisy granny square pattern embodies all of this, in a simple, quick and easy crochet square.

It doesn't matter if you are an experienced crocheter or a beginner, I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern, to crochet your own daisy granny squares.



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Free Daisy Granny Square Pattern

I am so excited to bring you this updated version of my daisy granny square pattern.  The pattern combines the charm of traditional granny squares and the delightful dainty daisy motifs.  Why not add a touch of sunshine to all your crochet projects.

Whether you're an experienced crocheter or entirely new, this comprehensive tutorial will happily guide you through crocheting a granny square. We'll begin by exploring the necessary supplies for this pretty project and introducing you to the crochet stitches and techniques you'll need to create the delightful daisy granny square pattern.

Pretty crochet daisy granny squares

Can a beginner make this granny square?

Yes absolutely! An adventurous beginner that is familiar with the basic stitches could totally make this granny square pattern.  Most of the pattern uses straightforward, simple stitches. It provides an interesting introduction to the popcorn stitch and an opportunity to perfect these stitches while creating something beautiful.  The pattern is simple to remember and works up easily.  

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Equipment


Let's start by getting everything we need ready. Just like most granny square patterns, we'll only require a few crochet supplies - 

  • Yarn:  I recommend a worsted (aran) weight yarn in soft cotton or acrylic
  • Crochet hook:  An ergonomic hook is comfortable to hold, go for the size recommended on your yarn ball band
  • Scissors:  Any small sharp scissors will do
  • Darning needle:  A special darning needle with a large eye 


Choosing Your Yarn


I crocheted these squares in Drops Paris. It comes in a gorgeous variety of colours and It's one of my favourites because it's soft and easy to work with and is superb value for money.

I love my daisies to have white petals for that timeless daisy charm and yellow in the middle for a sprinkle of sunshine.  Or if you are feeling adventurous why not try a bold pop of colour for the petals and watch them burst to life.


Selecting the Perfect Crochet Hooks


For our pretty daisy granny squares, we'll be using a 5mm hook. I love to use these Clover Soft Touch hooks as they have a smooth surface that glides through the yarn easily and the handles are comfortable to hold.  These are my prefered hooks to use and I have them in most of the sizes.


Handy Tools and Notions


Additionally, you'll need some helpful items like a pair of scissors, a measuring tape or gauge ruler, and a darning needle for neatly securing loose yarn ends. While not essential, stitch markers can be quite convenient for keeping track of your stitches.



Pretty crochet daisy granny squares


Exploring the Daisy Granny Square Pattern


Now, let's dive into the delightful stitch pattern we'll be using for this granny square. Though it may seem complicated at first glance, the popcorn stitch is surprisingly simple and easy to master and the rest of the granny square only uses basic stitches and techniques. This charming textured stitch creates beautiful petals that pop.

Before we begin this pretty square, let's familiarize ourselves with the basic stitches for this pattern -

  • Chain Stitch: To make a chain stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop on the hook, this is repeated as many times as is necessary
  • Slip Stitch:  Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. pull this loop through the loop on the hook
  • Double Crochet: Yarn over and insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops
  • Treble Crochet:  Yarn over twice and insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 (twice), yarn over and pull through remaining loops

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Ditsy Daisy Granny Square


Materials

Drops Paris yarn in various colours
Darning needle
Scissors

Abbreviations / Terms

US terms are used through out (UK terms)
dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
tr - treble crochet (double treble crochet)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(s)
sp - space
pc - popcorn
bpc - beginning popcorn

About the Yarn

Drops Paris is a wonderfully versatile Aran weight yarn, spun from multiple strands of 100% natural, non-mercerised cotton, resulting in a soft and supple matte fabric that feels sublime. This breathable and highly absorbent yarn is perfect for creating spring and summer baby blankets.  Drops Paris comes in 50g balls in many appealing colours.  Each ball is 75 metres (82 yards).

I used colours Baby Pink, Sweet Orchid, Light Yellow, Wheat & white to make these squares.  You can purchase the yarn here at The Wool Warehouse.  I often buy yarn from here and can thoroughly recommend them.  I am not affiliated with them in any way.

Alternative Yarn Options

If you can’t get hold of Drops Yarn, I recommend Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran from Lovecrafts Yarns, in shades Ballet Pink, Pale Lilac, Daffodil Yellow, Taupe & Paper White. This is also another of my favourite places to buy yarn, (affiliate link).

Pattern Notes:

  • Read pattern in its entirety before starting
  • US terms used throughout
  • The special stitch in this pattern is called Popcorn Stitch
  • Yarn used is Aran weight roughly the equivalent of worsted
  • Change colour after each round by fastening off and joining new colour with a sl st
  • Ch 3 at the start of the round counts as a double crochet
  • Ch4 at the start of the round counts as a treble crochet

Special stitches:

  • Popcorn:  3 dc in same st, remove hook from loop and insert in the top of first dc from front to back, pick the loop back up and pull through loop on hook.
  • Beginning popcorn:   ch 3, 2dc in same sp, remove hook from loop and insert in the top of first dc from front to back, pick the loop back up and pull through loop on hook


Video Tutorial


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With yellow yarn, ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch3.  Fasten off.  (12dc)

Round 2 With white, join with sl st in any sp, bpc in same sp, ch2.  Pc, ch2 in each sp around.  Join with sl st to top of 1st pc.  Fasten off.

Round 3 With colour yarn, join with sl st in any sp and ch3 (counts as dc).  2dc in same sp, 3dc in next sp.  *3tr, ch2, 3tr in next sp (corner formed), [3dc in next sp] twice* repeat from *to* 3 times in total.  3tr, ch2, 3tr in next sp, join with sl st to top ch3.  Fasten off and weave in ends...

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Comments

  1. I love the daisy squares in their lovely fresh colours. I made something similar for a baby girl's blanket a few years ago!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, they do seem to be my favourite colours at the moment. Perhaps it's the warm spring weather we have been having...

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    2. I've now made several daisy squares in different colours. They're irresistible! I agree with you about the spring weather inspiring our colour choices! I was wondering the best way to join these little squares? Perhaps you will be talking about that? Thank you!

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    3. Well I might just have something planned for next tuesday...

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    4. Sounds good! In the meantime, plenty of hooky time in view!

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  2. Cool! I saw this design, but I couldn't understand the instructions. Thank you for your explanation. This is another stitch to add to my list of stitches to learn. Best, Jane x

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    1. I watched a Youtube video to learn how to do popcorn stitches, sometimes written patterns can be difficult to visualise...

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  3. I often tell myself I should try a popcorn with less stitches (I always take 5 tr - but sometimes these are just too prominent). These 3 tr ones look so pretty, I definitely will give it a go next time!

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    1. Thanks Marjan, I enjoyed making them so much I think I may have to make loads more and turn them into a new blanket pattern...

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  4. Aw, such sweet daisies! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I've just discovered a Granny Squares Colour Generator and thought I would share the link with you: https://granny-square-colors.com/
    I just tried it out, it works well, though I can't see white in the list of colours offered!

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    1. What a great idea, I will be sure to check it out...

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  6. Hello there, You have done an excellent job. I will
    definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they'll be benefited from this site.

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  7. So cute, I'll be making a pile of these. Daisies are my daughter's favorite flower. I just gave her a blanket made of sunflowers (another of her favorite's) based on a pattern similar to this one.

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    1. How nice, I would love to see your photos. Why not head over to the group page and share them?

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  8. There were a few steps from the video that were not mentioned in the steps. However if you have watched the video tutorial and done it before, if you just want exact numbers this is great.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this beautyful granny squars, can't wait to start, thanx

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