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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Not Quite A Daffodil Square: Pattern

Yesterday I needed to make a quick gift.

So I chose a few soft colours and hooked up a couple of pretty flower squares to make up something fun!


flower crochet squares

This is how they are done (in case you would like to make a few too):

Pattern Terms:  US

Yarn:  Stylecraft Special DK for the squares and flower centres;    Mirage 4ply for the Petals
(The Stylecraft Special DK is quite "thin" compared to our South African DK - it is much closer to our 4ply)

Hook:  3.50mm

Size:  12cm x 12cm


Row 1:  Into the ring,  2ch 2dc cluster, 3ch;   *3dc cluster, 3ch* crochet *to* 5x (6 clusters), ss into top of cluster to close

Notes:   
  • a 3dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this twice more (four loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the hooks on the loop to form your cluster
  • The 3ch "loop" between clusters forms your "front loop" into which the petals of your flower will be worked 


flower crochet square

Row 2:  Into the same space as the ss, 1ch, 1sc, 4ch;  *1sc into top of next cluster, 4ch* *to* 5x (6x four chain loops formed), ss into 1ch at start of row, break off yarn.



flower crochet square

Note:   The 4ch "loop" forms your "back loop" into which the first row of your square (row 3) will be worked


flower crochet square

Row 3:   Join colour you are using for the square in any 4ch sp, 3ch, 3dc, 1ch;  *4dc, 1ch* *to* 5x (6 x 4dc clusters formed) (24 stitches), ss to close


flower crochet square

Row 4:   Into first space between dc on previous row 3ch, 1dc;  *into next space between dc, 1dc,  into next space between dc, 2dc) repeat *to* to last space between dc, 1dc, ss into top of 3ch to close (36 stitches) 


flower crochet square

Row 5:  Into same place as ss work 3ch, 1dc into top of next 7 dc (8dc);   *2tr, 3ch, 2tr into top of next dc;  1dc into top of each of next 8dc* *to* 3 times; 2tr, 3ch, 2tr into top of last dc; ss into top of 3ch to join.


flower crochet square

Row 6:  3ch; 1dc into top of each of next 7dc;  1dc into top of each of 2 cnr tr;  2dc, 3ch, 2dc into cnr 2ch; *1dc into each of next 2tr;   1dc into each of next 8dc; 1dc into each of next 2tr;   2dc, 3ch, 2dc into cnr 2ch* *to* 3 times;  1dc into each of next 2tr;  ss into top of 3ch. break off yarn

Row 7:  Into top of any dc, 3ch;   1dc into top of each dc;   into corner 3ch make 2dc, 3ch, 2dc

 
Petals

Join Colour for Petals in  any "front loop" 3ch sp formed on Row 1;


flower crochet square

2ch, 2dc, 1tr, 1 picot, 1tr, 2dc, 2ch, ss into same space;


flower crochet square

*ss into next 3ch sp,  2ch, 2dc, 1tr, 1 picot, 1tr, 2dc, 2ch, ss into same space* *to* x5, ss into same sp as first petal to close.   Break off yarn


flower crochet square

I added a row of white in Mirage 4ply (repeat Row 7)



I then added a little bit of detail of the petals:


flower crochet squares

Just looks like spring (although we are quite deep into Autumn here)!

In a bit of a crazy rush - so this is not much of a post!    Lots and lots of patterns to write and tutorials to do!

Happy hooking!

(PS:   If you would like to make the flowers on their own you can find the link HERE)

(PPS:   Have not had the pattern tested - so please if you find any errors, don't be shy to let me know)

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial.

    Lisa

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  2. Wonderful idea and lovely soft colours, thanks for sharing

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  3. So pretty! Love the detail on the daff petals :) Pat

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  4. Those are lovely. Thank you for the pattern

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  5. I have plenty of your patterns on my to do list. I think this one just moved to first place. I just finished my last project.

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  6. Wow! These are so pretty. I love how the flower pops out of the square! Thanks for the pattern. You are very creative!

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  7. These are so pretty, like you we are entrenched in autumn but still I think I will try them for a cushion for a young girls room. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is so pretty I love it and how you did the the bit of color to the petals. They remind me a bit of the flowers on my grandmas dogwood tree from when I was a little girl... Lonnnnng time ago. :-) Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Have tried one of the squares looks lovely.
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because you and your blog has captured my attention. Thanks for the connection and the inspiration. You can find the nomination here:http://zanashomemade.blogspot.co.nz
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  10. These are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. We have had a record daffodil year this year. Like an extra layer of sunshine in the garden! Anna x

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  11. soo pretty..and easy ..love it.. thx

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  12. What a pretty square! Thank you! :)
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  13. Love this! Would look great for a baby blanket!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful crochet pattern! My square turned out so beautiful!

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