Wednesday, November 12, 2008

1st of Free blanket square patterns... flower square





Flower Square

To make all 4 of the 15cm blanket squares as shown in my previous post I used...
1 each x 50g Debbie Bliss cotton DK in shades Ecru / Cream shade 02 & Bright Orange shade 42
1 x 100g Katia 100% cotton DK in Jamaica (multi col... red, green, yellow & soft brown).
( I still have a small amount of each yarn left to use up too)
1 x 4mm crochet hook.

This square is a modified version of the one found in the Harmony Guide '300 crochet stitches' book and uses UK crochet abbreviations..  eg.
a UK double crochet (dc) is a USA single crochet (sc),
a UK treble (tr) is a USA Double crochet (dc)



If you are using the Katia Multi colour cotton DK... find the start of the red colour in the ball and make 8ch, join with a sl st to form a ring.

1st round    1ch, 18dc into ring, sl st to first dc, (18sts).

2nd round   1ch, beginning into same st as 1ch (1dc, 3ch, miss 2 sts) x 6, sl st in first dc.

3rd round    1ch, work a petal of (1dc, 3ch, 5tr, 3ch, 1dc) into each of the next 6 3ch arches, sl st to first dc.

4th round    1ch, (1dc between 2dc, 5ch behind petal of 3rd round) x 6, change to the green part of the Katia ball and sl st to first dc.

5th round    1ch, work a petal of (1dc, 3ch, 7tr, 3ch, 1dc) into each of next 6 5ch arches, sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

6th round    Using the cream/ecru join yarn between 2dc, 1ch, (1dc between 2dc, 6ch behind green petal) x 6, sl st to first dc.

7th round    Sl st into next ch, 3ch (count as 1tr), *(4tr, 2ch, 1tr) all into same arch, 6tr into next arch, (2tr, 2ch, 4tr) all into next arch**, 1tr into next arch, repeat from * to **, sl st to top of 3ch.

8th round    3ch (count as 1tr), 1tr into each tr of previous round & work (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into each 2ch space, change to green of katia ball again & sl st to top of 3ch.

9th round   3ch (count as 1tr), 1tr into each tr of previous round & work (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) into each 2ch space, sl st to top of 3ch, fasten off.

Have fun & if you have any queries just let me know :)
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11 comments:

  1. Love it! I'll have to put this on my very long to-crochet list. :-)

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  2. Hi
    I have at last found a pattern to do as a blanket and will enjoy it as it is something completely different to what I have ever crocheted and I love crocheting. If you have any other patterns please would you be kind enough to forward them to me as I am retired and sit in a country that has no entertainment due to the language problem as they all only speak Portuguese.
    Thanking and I will let you know how it all went
    Kind regards
    Helen

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  4. [...] pattern for this first square comes from Fiona Kelly, I found it on Ravely first but it links directly to her blog. I love the layered petals of the [...]

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  6. Hey, I'm making spring squares for a swap on a facebook group I'm in. I just adore this pattern so I wanted to try it out but our swap calls for 8 inch squares (or 20.32 cm lol). I am trying to think of how I should edit this to make it into an 8 inch square but I am somewhat knew to creating my own thing. Is there any suggestions you might have? Thanks in advance.
    Chelsy

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  7. Hi Chelsey, I'm glad you love the flower square & you're not the 1st person to want to do it larger :) You have a few options:- As you know I used DK weight yarn to make my square so if you used a thicker yarn like an Aran or chunky weight yarn with it's corresponding larger size hook the square would come out larger.. but there's no way to know exactly how much larger it would turn out without actually crocheting it with your yarns. The option I would go for is to just keep going & add more of the treble crochet rounds until you get the size of square you need. To add more rounds you would start the same as previous rounds by making 3ch (counts as 1st treble of that round) & continue working around the square in trebles as on previous rounds & in each of the corner chain spaces work (3tr, 2ch, 3tr). If you are on ravelry you can see photos of the many different versions of this square people have made.. many of which have been made larger than mine :) (this one is a lovely 8inch example) If you have any more queries just get back in touch; I'd be delighted to help x

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  8. I came across this tutorial for the Flower Square and I love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site: http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/Baby-Blanket-Afghans/Train-Tracks-Baby-Blanket
    I look forward to hearing back from you, and please let me know if you have any questions.
    Thanks!

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  9. [...] are the instructions for Flower Square, it uses UK terminology so no having to remember name [...]

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  10. Thank you for this pattern I am a well seasoned crocheter but between more difficult projects I enjoy making granny squares. Please keep me up-dated on your posts.

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  11. I love it & it was so easy & very pretty! Thank you.

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