Nature and art evoke such calming emotions inside of me, so much so that recently I couldn’t resist the urge any longer to combine the tranquility of one of my favourite artists water lily paintings (Claude Monet) with the peacefulness that crochet brings me as well.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect weekend project, look no further, as the repetitive stitches and mindfulness of this square motif will make for the perfect Sunday afternoon brimming with relaxation!
5mm (H/8) Crochet Hook
200yds Drops Paris (82yds/50g)
– “Dark Old Pink” (1 skein); Color A
– “Light Old Pink” (1 skein); Color B
– “Pistachio” (1 skein); Color C
Width: 12″ (30cm)
Height: 12″ (30cm)
14 stitches + 8 rows = 4″/10cm in double crochet
Stitches & Abbreviations
This is an “Easy – Intermediate” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.
Note: The flower is worked in the round, and joined-as-you-go to the square motif. The square is worked in the round.
Ch3 using A yarn and 5mm hook.
Rnd 1: 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in the first dc of rnd. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in same st, but only through the back loop (continue crocheting the sts in THIS rnd only through the back loop). 2 dc in every st all around. Sl st in the 1st st of rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Change to yarn color B. Ch7, sl st in the same st (creates ch loop). 1 sl st in the next 2 sts. *(1 sl st, ch7, 1 sl st) in the next st, 1 sl st in the next 2 sts. Repeat from the * all around. Sl st in the first st of this rnd. (8 ch loops)
Rnd 4: Ch1, *(1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 tr, ch2, 1 tr, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in the 1st ch loop from the previous rnd (creates petal). Repeat from the * all around, into every ch loop – making sure to finish off with a sl st. (8 petals).
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Rnd 1: Turn flower upside down (you’ll only going to be working into the back of the flower now). Attach C yarn to back of the flower, along rnd 2 (below a flower petal, towards the right of that petal). Ch1, 1 sc in same st. Ch2, 1 sc towards the left of that same flower petal. *1 sc in the right-side of the next petal, ch2, 1 sc in the left-side of the same flower petal. Repeat from the * 6 more times. Sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (8 ch loops)
Rnd 2: Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in the 1st ‘ch loop’ from previous rnd. *(3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in the next ‘ch loop’ from previous rnd (creates 1st corner of square). 3 dc in the next ‘ch loop’. Repeat from the * twice. (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in last ‘ch loop’, sl st in the 1st st of rnd.
Rnd 3: Turn work. Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in the space between the sets of 3 dc in the previous rnd. Continue crocheting 3 dc in the space between the sets of 3 dc in the previous rnd (Note: When you get to the corners, (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in the same st/space). Sl st in the 1st st of rnd.
Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 3. (Note: While crocheting this round, when you get to a stitch directly behind a flower petal, hook your crochet hook through 1 stitch at the back of that petal to secure the flower properly to the square – photo example below)
Rnd 5 – 6: Repeat round 3.
Rnd 7 – 12: Change yarn color A. Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 13: Change yarn color to B. Sc all around the edge of your square (Note: When you reach the corners, (1 sc, ch2, 1 sc) in the same st again to create a nice corner). Sl st in the 1st st of rnd.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Hope you all enjoy this pattern for a floral granny square, perfect for a cosy blanket.
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Have a lovely day crocheting…