Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Flower Square Tutorial II


For all you readers a little tutorial on how to make these flower squares. I like this pattern 'cause it keeps the circle in an even shape. It's quite simple, check it out!

Stitches (US terms):
Slip Stitch (ss)
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)


Make a magic circle (as shown on the pic's) or chain 3 and join with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch 2, 11 dc into the circle, join with ss. You have a total of 12 stitches.


Round 2: Change color. Start in a space between 2 stitches. Ch 2, 1 dc into the same space. *Into the next space 2 dc*, repeat *to* 10 times, join with a ss.


Round 3: Change color. Start in a space between 2 2dc's from the previous round. Ch 2, 2 dc into the same space. Into the next space, *3 dc*, repeat *to* 10 times, join with ss.


Round 4: |Change color. Start in a space between 2 3 dc's from the previous round. Ch 4, *sc into a space between 2 3dc's from the previous round, ch 3*. Repeat *to* 10 times. Ch 2, join with a ss.  Ss around the ch 3 from the previous round (see pic's).
Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc, ch3, 3dc (first corner). *3 hdc around the next ch 3, 3 hdc around the next ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3dc round the next ch3*. Repeat *to* 2 times. 3hdc around the next ch 3, 3 hdc around the next ch 3, ch 1#, join with ss. (# optional)



Round 6: Change color. Use the usual granny square method to make the square bigger if you like (3 dc in each in between space and 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc into each corner).


These are the brands and colors I used:
White: Catania (Schachenmayr) nr. 0105
Blue: Catania (Schachenmayr) nr. 0385
Pink: Rio (Lammy) nr. 710 
Salmon: Rio (Lammy) nr. 214
Yellow: Phildar (Phil Coton 3) nr. 0063


I used the join-as-you-go method to join the squares, (nice and easy) and around the joined squares I always do a round of  half double crochet grannies, 'cause it fits better than double crochet (try it, it's true).

Happy hookin'!


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47 comments:

  1. Stunning, really stunning crochet work! Your tutorial is fab, thank you for sharing. Can't wait for the reveal of the cushions!! :)

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  2. Your colours make my heart beat faster!!!! ;oD
    xxxx Ale

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  3. OI AMIGA,PARECE FÁCIL,SERA QUE EU CONSEGUIR FAZER?BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

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    1. I'm sorry, I couldn't translate this question. Can anybody help me??

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    2. I can translate this for you:

      "Hi my friend, it looks easy, but will I figure this out? Best."

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  4. These squares are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial:)

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  5. What size hook are you using? Love,Love the colors!! Thank you for sharing this:) :)

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    1. I use hook 3,5. I almost always use cotton from Phildar, Catania, Katia Capri and/or Rio.

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  6. Lovely colors! Thanks for sharing !:)

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  7. So wonderfull.. I love the colors.. I love the flowers.. I love everything..
    Thank you for sharing with us.. :)
    Your blog is a rainbow...
    Kisses from Portugal.. :)

    Ana from AnnCrafts Artesanato

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  8. thanks for sharing, it looks so sunny, your colors:)

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  9. Thanks to you all! I love doing this, 'cause of all these enthusiastic responds. It brightens my day!

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  10. LOVE THIS!!!! An afghan like this is on my to do next list!

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  11. This looks so neat and colourful. This is now on my projects list. Thanks for the tutorial. Take care. Chel

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  12. Wow, these colors are amazing! Really beautiful work!

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  13. Maravillosa! que colores mas bonitos, me encanta
    abrazos!

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  14. So pretty. The colors of spring and summer, for which I am waiting impatiently!

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  15. Lovely beautiful colors!love it no doubt! thanks for tutorial :)

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  16. Hi Jenn

    Its so soothing to the eyes. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing the pattern, making an effort to make a tutorial. Have a lovely day

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  17. Hi Jenn,
    Such nice colours !! Very cheerful as everything you make !
    I'm actually making a blanket for my daughter with a similar patter, but I'm also adding some flowers in some of the squares.
    What I did not know is about the half double crochet instead of the double crochet ! I will be trying this out next time, as int his one I have to keep going the same way.
    Thanks for the tip !

    Look forward to see the end result !
    xEva

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  18. HI! I found your blog through pinterest and I was immediately attracted by all the bright colours :) Love them! I'm sure to be following you from now on.

    Love, Kirsten

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  19. Great colors! Love this blanket!

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  20. I'm new to your blog! I absolutely LOVE your blanket!! The colors are gorgeous!! My favorite pattern too!

    Pattie

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  21. Just found your blog via Annemarie's Haakblog and it is wonderful. The colors and projects are sunny and happy. You are one talented lady!

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  22. Just found your blog it's lovely and I love your granny squares- I am in the middle of a granny square blanket but haven't mastered joining as I go so I've got a big pile to put together which is my least favourite part. I will be back to see what your surprise is x

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  23. I'm so overwhelmed by all your kinds responds! It feels very rewarding. Thank you!

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  24. Hi Jenn, Thank you so much for sharing this. The most wonderful crochet thing I've seen the last time! Beutiful color match/mix! I'm a follower now (from Holland;)) X Talitha

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  25. Woow, so beautiful!! Great colors as well. I l♥ve your blanket :-). Thanks für sharing!

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  26. So very lovely.

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  27. Dank je wel voor de inspiratie! http://www.tussentweehaakjes.blogspot.nl/2013/03/lente.html

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  28. Hi, I would love to make this but am slightly confused :-/ are the terms you use American or English? Just I see abbreviations for slip stitch and single crochet, so I'm guessing that's the American terms not a typo?? Thank you so much.

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  29. These are American terms, yes. Good luck!

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  30. Hi, I loved the yarn colors so much. What kind of yarn/brand that you using?

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    1. For this project I used 4 brands. Catania, Phil Cotton, Katia and Rio. It's all 100% cotton and it' shiny. Thanks for the compliment!

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  31. Thank Jenn, don't know if I can find this yarn in Malaysia. Loved loved the you inspired me with my new project.

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  32. Parabéns pelo seu blogue! Lindas ideias!

    Convido-a a visitar o meu cantinho:
    www.trapinhartes.blogspot.com

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  33. I love the colors you are using together! Thank you for the tutorial! The preview of the 'surprise' you are working on for your followers has colors that take my breath away, they are so stunning!

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  34. Thanks Jen. Dank je wel , I came here from Ravelry and just LOVE your work and colours. Very like a Dutch attic 24?!!
    Attic 24 is on typepad. THANKS though, lovely lovely work. Erg MOOI.

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  35. Thank you for sharing this beautiful blanket with us! I love those colors!

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  36. I was browsing and found this post, I love the patterns, the colors every thing about it is beautiful..



    Margie

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  37. moin...wat mooi.....
    Lovely beautiful colors...!!! Thanks al lot for the tutorial...♥♥♥ Nicole

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  38. I love this pattern and the fresh colours. I'm using it to make a table topper right now! It's such fun to see the pattern emerge every time I use another colour for a new round!

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  39. Thank you for all of your tutorials. Your work is gorgeous--great colors and patterns. Like you, I almost always use cotton, even though I've seen much advice against it due to its weight for afghans. I prefer heavier afghans, and I love the look of cotton. Thanks again!

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  40. Stunning creativity! Beaut colour combos and just love the floral theme. Thanks for all the sharing.

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