FLOWER WHEEL GRANNY SQUARE

FLOWER WHEEL GRANNY SQUARE

Flower Wheel Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Flower Wheel Granny Square is the 12th Afghan Block
in the Crochet A Block Afghan 2017 Crochet Along!

Flower Wheel Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern | Creative Crochet Workshop

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Intermediate
Challenging.
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
HDC – half double 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; insert hook into ring; yarn over and pull thru;
yarn over and pull thru first 2 loops (4 loops on hook left); yarn over and pull thru all 4 loops.

CL: Work 4DCtog (work 4 double crochet together)

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CROCHET A BLOCK 2017 AFGHAN plus all the links to all the squares!

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

TIP: Read the NOTES given at the start of a Round! This square can be very challenging if you are a beginner. Take it slow, read the instructions and look at the photos!

With D

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

RND 1: CH 4 (counts as 1 DC AND 1 CH); work [1 DC; 1 CH] into ring 11 times.
SL ST into 3rd CH of 4 CH. Fasten off and weave in ends.
(12 DC and 12 x 1 CH spaces)

Join A into any 1 CH space.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into SAME space; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into NEXT 1 CH space; CH 1] x 11. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
(12 x 3 DC groups and 12 x 1 CH spaces)

Join B into any 1 CH space.

NOTE: remember this is a 4DCtog CLUSTER and NOT a 3DCtog CLUSTER!

RND 3: Work BEG CL into 1 CH space; CH 2; SKIP NEXT DC; work 1 DC into next DC; SKIP NEXT DC; CH 2;
*work CL into NEXT 1 CH space; CH 2; SKIP NEXT DC; work 1 DC into next DC; SKIP NEXT DC; CH 2.
Repeat from * all around. SL ST into the top of the BEG CL.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
(12 x CL; 12 x 1 DC; 24 x 2 CH spaces)

Need a tutorial on how to work a CL?
Check out this video tutorial!
Please note this is the tutorial for Round 1 of the Cluster Circle In A Square

Join C into any 2 CH space NEXT to a CL.

NOTE: DO NOT WORK INTO ANY DC OR CL for this round!

RND 4: CH 1; work 3 SC into 2 CH space; work 3 SC into EVERY 2 CH space all around.
SL ST into first SC made.
DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

NOTE: for this round you will be working into the top of the CLUSTERS AND DC of RND 3.

RND 5: SL ST into next 2 SC; SL ST into the TOP of the next CL;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into SAME CL;
CH 2; work 1 HDC into NEXT DC;
CH 2; work 1 SC into NEXT CL;
CH 2; work 1 SC into NEXT DC;
CH 2: work 1 SC into NEXT CL:
CH 2 : work 1 HDC into NEXT DC;

*CH 2; work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into NEXT CL;
CH 2; work 1 HDC into NEXT DC;
CH 2; work 1 SC into NEXT CL;
CH 2; work 1 SC into NEXT DC;
CH 2: work 1 SC into NEXT CL:
CH 2 : work 1 HDC into NEXT DC.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
CH 2; SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
(6 x 2 CH spaces on each side – NOT counting the corner spaces)

Join D into any 2 CH corner space.

NOTE: this round requires concentration!

RND 6: CH 3: work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same space;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC;
work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into NEXT 2 CH space;
work 1 HDC into NEXT HDC;
[work 2 SC into NEXT 2 CH space; work 1 SC into NEXT SC] x 3;
work 2 SC into NEXT 2 CH space;
work 1 HDC into NEXT HDC;
work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into NEXT 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC.

*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC;
work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into NEXT 2 CH space;
work 1 HDC into NEXT HDC;
[work 2 SC into NEXT 2 CH space; work 1 SC into NEXT SC] x 3;
work 2 SC into NEXT 2 CH space;
work 1 HDC into NEXT HDC;
work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into NEXT 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC.

Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
(25 STS on each side – 100 STS; 4 x 2 CH corner spaces)

YES THIS ROUND WILL LOOK FUNNY AND NOT BE SQUARE!
ROUND 7 WILL HELP TO STRAIGHTEN OUR WONKY FLOWER WHEEL!

Join A into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 7: CH 1; *work [2 SC; 2 CH; 2 SC] into corner space; CH 3; SKIP 5 STS;
work 3 HDC into NEXT ST; CH 3; SKIP 4 STS;
work 3 DC into NEXT ST; CH 3; SKIP 3 STS;
work 3 DC into NEXT ST; CH 3; SKIP 4 STS;
work 3 HDC into NEXT ST; CH 3; SKIP 5 STS.

Repeat from * 3 more times. SL ST into first SC made.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into 2 CH space – first corner made.CH 1; SKIP 2 STS; [work 3 DC into next 3 CH space; CH 1] x 5.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next 2 CH space; CH 1; SKIP 2 STS; [work 3 DC into next 3 CH space, CH 1] x 5. Repeat from * 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into 2 CH space – first corner made.[CH 1; SKIP 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 6; CH 1.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next 2 CH space; [CH 1; SKIP 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 6; CH 1. Repeat from * 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into any 2 CH corner space.

NOTE: OPTIONAL – I had to work HDC and not DC for my 10th round to keep it the same size!!
But depending on YOUR tension; yarn and hook – work round 10 in either DC or HDC.

RND 10: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same 2 CH space; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space of previous round until next 2 CH corner space;
[Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH corner space;
work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space of previous round until next 2 CH corner space.] x 3;
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 11: CH 1 (please note this does not count as a ST); work 1 SC into each DC  of previous round – work 3 SC into each 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 Flower Wheel Granny Square should be approx 9 inches (23 cm).

I use this beautiful blocking station from SiouXie Designs to block my squares!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE!

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