SPIKED FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE

Spiked Flower Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Spiked Flower Granny Square is the 1st Afghan Block
in the Crochet A Block Afghan 2017 Crochet Along!

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Easy – Intermediate
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Concentration required.

Yarn: Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light
Color – 4 colors – color change indicted in pattern

Hook: 4.00 mm

Size: 23 cm x 23 cm (approx. 9 inches)

Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet

Special Stitches:
BEG CL: Make 3 CH, then yarn over insert hook into the ring;
yarn over over and pull thru;
yarn over and pull thru first 2 loops ( 2 loops left on hook); yarn over hook; insert hook into ring;
yarn over and pull thru;
yarn over and pull thru first 2 loops (3 loops on hook left); yarn over and pull thru all 3 loops.

CL: Work 3DCtog (work 3 double crochet together)

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COLORS: A – aran; B – blue; C – grey; D – pink

INSTRUCTIONS:

With A

FOUNDATION RING:
CH 6; join with a SL ST into the first CH to form a ring.

RND 1: Work BEG CL into ring;
CH 3; * work [CL into ring; CH 3]. Repeat from * 6 more times. Join with a SL ST into top of BEG CL.
(8 x Clusters and 8 x 3 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into any 3 CH space.

RND 2: Work [BEG CL; 3 CH; CL] into same 3 Ch space; CH 1.
*Work [CL; 3 CH; CL] into next 3 CH space; CH 1. Repeat from * 6 more times. Join with a SL ST into top of BEG CL.
(8 x 2 pair CLUSTERS)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 3 CH space.

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
CH 1; SKIP next 1 CH space and work 3 DC into next 3 CH space.
*CH 1; SKIP next 1 CH space; work [3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH space; CH 1; SKIP next 1 CH space; work 3 DC into next 3 CH space.
Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into any 3 CH space.

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
CH 1; work 1 DC into next 1 CH space; work 1 DC into the 1 CH space of RND 2; work 1 DC into 1 same 1 CH space as first DC.
CH 1; [work 1 DC into next 1 CH space; work 1 DC into the 1 CH space of RND 2; work 1 DC into 1 same 1 CH space as first DC];
*CH 1; work [3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH corner space;
CH 1; work 1 DC into next 1 CH space; work 1 DC into the 1 CH space of RND 2; work 1 DC into 1 same 1 CH space as first DC.
CH 1; [work 1 DC into next 1 CH space; work 1 DC into the 1 CH space of RND 2; work 1 DC into 1 same 1 CH space as first DC]
Repeat from * 2 more times. CH 1; Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A into any 3 CH space.

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
[CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space.] x 3
*CH 1; work [3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH space; [CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 3.
Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into any 3 CH space.

RND 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
[CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space.] x 4
*CH 1; work [3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH space; [CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 4.
Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 3 CH space.

RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
[CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space.] x 5
*CH 1; work [3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH space; [CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 5.
Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into any 3 CH space.

RND 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
[CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space – working the 2nd DC into the center DC of RND 6 – see photos] x 6
*CH 1; work [3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH space; [CH 1; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space – working the 2nd DC into the center DC of RND 6] x 6.
Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A into any 3 CH space.

RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
Work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 3 CH corner space; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner.
Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 10: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC of previous round and work 3 SC into each 2 CH corner.
SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Final Stitch Count = 35 SC on each side PLUS 3 SC in each corner

 When blocked the Spiked Flower Granny Square should be approx 9 inches (23 cm).

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