Monday, September 9, 2013

Flower Square Tutorial III


As you might have read already I had tons of fun making this Vintage Flower Blanket. I thought some of you would like to have a tutorial. Her it goes.


For starters make a magic circle (or chain 5) and in that circle 12 single crochets.
Round 1: Chain 3 in any sc. Into the same stitch 3 triple crochets, *than pull up the loop, remove hook, put hook in the third ch (from your first ch 3) and pull loop through. Now you have the first poofy flower pettal. chain 2, then work 4 triple crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from * until you have 12 petals. Join with a slip stitch. (See picture beneath where to put your hook)


Round 2: Change color, put hook in one of the spaces between 2 petals. Ch 2, 2 half double crochets into the same space, *3 double crochets in the next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space. 3 hdc into next 2 spaces, repeat from * until your square is finished. Join with ss. Then ss into the next stitch, ss into the next space (see Pictures beneath), ch 2, 2 dc into the same space. Now finish your granny square int the usual way.



Well, that's it for now. I hope it's clear. For questions just email me or leave a comment below. 


You can find the tutorial for the edge here.

Have fun!!

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56 comments:

  1. The most wonderful flower blanket I've ever seen.
    Thank you for this tutorial.
    Anja

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  2. Such a big compliment! Thank you!!

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  3. This is a great pattern! I already know how to do the flower bit but I have never thought of putting a square around it.

    And your colour choice is lovely!!

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  4. This is a lovely flower pattern, thanks for the tutorial and pattern.

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  5. This is a wonderful pattern, and very well written. I've only been crocheting for a few weeks and I was able to follow it no problem.

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  6. Hi, did you use DK yarn or Chunky yarn? Thank You

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  7. I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by that. I used Drops Paris and Creative Cotton. It's a cotton yarn where you use a size 6 hook.

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    1. I love those yarns, both are aran weight yarn for the person who asked.

      When you said size 6 hook did you mean a 6mm hook? Thank you :).

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  8. Thanx everybody for the compliments! I'm glad you're happy with it!

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  9. Lovely. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.Check out my projects at mitchellsc.blogspot.com

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  10. So pretty! The main color in the squares, and that gorgeous edging give this a lovely vintage feel!

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  11. Is there a pattern for your border? I love it!

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  12. Hi Jandre,

    Thank you and yes there is: http://colorncream.blogspot.nl/2013/11/tutorial-simple-edging.html

    Have fun!

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  13. Very pretty :) And up on my bucket list for 2014 :) Thanks for the pattern :)
    San x

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  14. I absolutely love this blanket!!! I was wondering if you could post the colors your used for the flowers? Thank you!

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    1. Also How much yarn did it take you to make this blanket? I am wanting to make one for my cousins baby and have to order the yarn online.

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    2. OOhh, that's going to be difficult. I never write down the colors I use. I used 3 different brands; Catania Grand (yellow for the centre), Drops Paris and Creative Cotton. This is a small blanket and I used a boll each of the colors, and probably about 3 of the off-white. But remember that this is only a stroller blanket.
      There's also a tutorial on the edging on the sidebar of my blog.
      Good luck and enjoy!

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  15. Really beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial with pictures, that makes it so much easy for me.

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  16. I love your blankets!!! I am trying to tell what type of yarn you used. Is it cotton? What brand? I would love to make one for my little granddaughter's second birthday in April. These look a little prissy like her! Thanks for the tutorial?

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    1. Hi Sabrina. I always tend to use 100 % cotton. For this particular blanket I used Creative Cotton and Drops Paris (and Catania Grande for the yellow center, but that is mercerized). I love these yarns for their smoothness, but I must recommend to use a high quality hook, for it might split easily otherwise.
      Good luck and enjoy!

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  17. Lovely daisy granny square! Lovely colours!

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  18. It's lovely. Thank you for sharing with us x

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  19. Adorable. Can hardly wait to make one!

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  20. How do you put the sq together?

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  21. I joined the squares by the join-as-you-go method. There are many tutorials to be found on this method. I recommend the one from Lucy (attic24): http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

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  22. Its Beautiful and cant wait to get started on it for my grand daughter. But what size hook/needle did you use, Thank you

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  23. Hi Rebeca, I used a size 6 hook, but I must say, I crochet very tight. So if you don't, I'd recommend to use a size 5,5, or maybe even 5. And of course it depends on the yarn you use. Just check the label. Have fun!

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  24. I like your blog! I've been making different squares lately with the idea of piecing them together when I have enough for a blanket. A few of these should fit right in!

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  25. Love your blog. You have given me new ideas and I love your flower blanket I can't wait to try this block

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  26. I'm working on it right now -- thanks!!!!

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  27. Hi..
    I'm new to crochet...your pattern s so nice i'd like to try..
    In flower, after finish first petal..u said 4 triple crochet in next sc after that what i suppose to do?
    repeat from where? shall i pull through loop to first 3 chain????

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    1. You just repeat the same routine as the first pettal, but with 4 triple crochets. So after the 4 trcs, pull up loop, remove hook, put hook in the first triple crochet and and pull the loop through. That's it. Good luck!

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  28. Can you tell me how you connected the granny squares? Thanks

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    1. I used the join-as-you-go method. There are lots of tutorials out there, try the one from Attic24. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you. I'm ready to "join as you go" making this for my first grandbaby :) she will be here in 6 weeks

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  29. Your work is amazing!!!!! I am pretty new to crochet and you are the perfect inspiration to keep learning! =) I love your creativeness, the colors you choose...everything! When I look at your work I smile!!! ( I want to look at my work and smile too! lol!) Do you usually use only cotton yarn? I have used the Peaches-n-Cream cotton yarn and it is so rough I wouldn't use it for anything except dishclothes...is the Drops and Rico cotton soft? Thanks again for sharing all your lovely pieces! (((((hugs!)))))

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  30. It's very soft (and heavy too), but some don't like it because it splits easily. If you want to try it I advice you to use a high quality hook.

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  31. Just wanted to say your blog makes me smile...and am learning lots from you too!

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  32. It is soooo pretty!!! I love your handywork! And the colours you chose I would like to try making a throw with these flower squares - I'm a beginner to crochet!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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    1. Thanks! Love to inspire others. I hope you have fun!

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  33. Hi Jenn, the pattern is beautiful and your instructions are great. What size approx are your squares and what do you consider to be a stroller size?

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  34. kun je misschien zeggen welke kleuren van welk merk je hebt gebruikt

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    1. Ik gebruik verschillende merken door elkaar en schrijf om eerlijk te zijn de nummers niet op. De merken zijn Creative Cotton, Drops Paris en Catania Grande voor het gele hart.

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  36. Just love your pattern, Just finished a throw using it but changed up the joining (used a zipper join) and did a cathedral edge to it. Would love to share a pic with you but don't seem able to (oh p.s. I used a pic of it as my profile pic ). Absolutely beautiful and I'm passed on your page/pattern :) Thank you

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  37. Beautiful job.. Could you explain how to unite the square ? Thank you

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    1. Thanks. I used the join-as-you-go method. You can find a tutorial in the sidebar of this blog. Have fun!

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  38. Hi jenn hope you had a good summer. do you have a tutorial for the rainbow doily. I love you new coasters

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    1. Hi Janet, I did thanks. I didn't work during the summer after all. And I'm not sure which doily you mean. I think if you try the vintage potholder pattern in the sidebar, just leave it single instead of double, you can make your own.

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  39. Caroline (from France)September 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing it!

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  40. Are your terms in American or European " DC" for example could be a double crochet stitch in American and a Single stitch in European..

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