Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Crochet Flowered Square

I found another pattern I designed years ago.  I used to design and write out simple crochet patterns, in plain English, for beginners, so they could get their feet wet and see how easy it is to crochet.

Get the pattern here:

Flowered Granny Square
©2003 by Ambar E. Alcala

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.

The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not have any wants.
Psalms 23:1


Lois Evensen said...

Hi Ambar, Instructions for beginners are so good for sharing this fun craft. :)


♥Caroline♥ said...

thanks for sharing...may use it in the future! Very pretty design!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us. It is beautiful!

River Glorious said...

I'm glad you like it. You can also use clusters in the green round, and just add and extra chain as needed.