Thursday, January 24, 2008

Flowered Granny Square

Flowered Granny Square
©2003 by Ambar E. Rivera

Special Stitches:
Beginning Cluster Stitch= Chain 2, YO and insert hook into space or stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through FIRST two loops on hook; (YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops only) 3 times, YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.

Cluster Stitch= (YO and pull up a loop from space or stitch indicated, YO and pull through first two loops only) 5 times, YO and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

Solid Square:

Using a G hook and worsted weight yarn, chain 4 and slip stitch into first chain for form a ring.

Round 1- Make a beginning cluster, chain 3, (make a cluster, chain 3)3 times. Slip stitch into first cluster to join. 4 clusters and 4 chain2 spaces.

Round 2- Slip stitch to next Chain 2 space, Slip Stitch again in same space, Chain 2, 2 double crochet in same space, chain 1, (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 more double crochet in next corner space, chain 1) 3 times; in last space, make 3 double crochet, chain 1 then single crochet in first double crochet (your chain 2 which counts as the first double crochet).

Round 3 and next rounds- Follow the instructions for Making a Basic Granny Square (go to Round 3) until desired size is achieved. Do not finish with a round of double crochets all around.


Colored Flowered Square

Color A= Pink
Color B= Green
Color C= White

When you make the colored square, start as with the solid square, only finish off color A after Round 1, cut a 4 inch length and weave in ends.
Attach new color with a slip stitch at the beginning of Round 2 in a space.
Follow the instructions for Round 2. Finish off Color 2 at the end of Round 2. Weave in ends.
Attach Color C at the beginning of Round 3 in a corner space. Continue Making a Basic Granny Square (go to Round 3) pattern until end of square.

When you make your first cluster, make sure your first loop is a little bit tight. The other loops do not need to be tight at all. That way, your clusters will look more like petals and less like just a group of double crochets.

After you finish each cluster, grab your ring and gently pull your cluster to the right side (left, if you're a lefty) so you'll have space to make the other clusters.

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I shall not have any wants.
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