CHRYSANTHEMUM GRANNY SQUARE

Chrysanthemum Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Chrysanthemum Granny Square is the 14th Afghan Block
in the Crochet A Block Afghan 2017 Crochet Along!

CHRYSANTHEMUM GRANNY SQUARE | CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP | FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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Easy
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:
DC5tog – 5 double crochet worked together:

[Yarn over; insert hook into stitch; yarn over; pull thru; yarn over; pull thru 2 loops] x 5
Yarn over pull thru all 5 loops.

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

IF YOU DO NOT WISH FOR THE 3D FLOWER – YOU CAN:
CH 6; SL ST into the first CH to form a ring; then CH 3(counts as 1 DC); work 15 DC into ring;
SL ST into top of 3 . (16 DC) – continue to RND 2!

With B

NOTE: Leave a long STARTING TAIL to sew your flower. DO NOT TURN WORK – in the pattern to complete each ‘petal’ you will work the SC into the side edge of the previous ‘petal’s’ SC.

FLOWER: CH 6; SL ST into the 3rd CH from hook; CH 2; SKIP 2 CH; work 1 SC into the last CH;
[CH 5; SL ST into the 3rd CH from hook; CH 2; SKIP 2 CH; work 1 SC into the SIDE EDGE of the previous SC] x 8 – 9 petals made;
[CH 7; SL ST into the 3rd CH from hook; CH 4; SKIP 4 CH; work 1 SC into the SIDE EDGE of the previous SC] x 9 – 9 petals made (18 petals altogether);
[CH 9; SL ST into the 3rd CH from hook; CH 6; SKIP 6 CH; work 1 SC into the SIDE EDGE of the previous SC] x 9 – 9 petals made (27 petals altogether);

SL ST into the 8th SC from hook – this will form your FOUNDATION RING.
Fasten off .

The flower will curl in a direction – using your starting tail – sew the flower together using the SC edge as a guide. Be careful not to sew your ‘foundation ring’ close! Fasten and weave in your tails.

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Join C into any SC loop on the BACK of the flower.

If you turn your flower around – you should be able to ‘see’ 8 stitches – the loops from the SC of each petal.

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST as 3 CH;
work [2 DC into next SC LOOP] x 7.(16 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST as 3 CH.
Work 2 DC into each DC all around (32 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
RND 3:
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST as 3 CH; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC. Repeat from * all around (48 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

   

Join D into any DC.

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST as 3 CH; work 1 DC into next 2 DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC. Repeat from * all around (64 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A into any DC.

RND 5: CH (counts as 1 DC); DC4tog; CH 4; SKIP 3;
*work 5DCtog; CH 4; SKIP 3. Repeat from all around; SL ST into 3rd of 3CH.
(16 x DC Clusters & 16 x 4 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into any 4 CH space.

RND 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 TR; CH 2; 2 TR; 1 DC] into SAME space;
work [2 DC; 3 HDC] into next 4 CH space; work 5 HDC into next 4 CH space;
work [3 HDC; 2 DC] into next 4 CH space.
*Work [1 DC; 2 TR; 2 CH; 2 TR; 1 DC] into next 4 CH space;
work [2 DC; 3 HDC] into next 4 CH space; work 5 HDC into next 4 CH space;
work [3 HDC; 2 DC] into next 4 CH space.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(21 sts on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 7: CH 1; *work [1 SC; 2 CH; 1 SC] into corner space;
work 1 SC into each ST until next 2 CH corner space.
Repeat from * 3 more times. SL ST into first SC worked.
(23 sts on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D 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 2; SKIP 3 STS; work 3 DC into next ST] x 5; CH 2.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next 2 CH space; [CH 2; SKIP 3 STS; work 3 DC into next ST] x 5; CH 2. Repeat from * 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A 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 2 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 2 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 B into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 10: CH1; work [2 SC; 2 CH; 2 SC] into same 2 CH space; work 1 SC into each DC and 1 CH space of previous round until next 2 CH corner space;
Work [2 SC; 2 CH; 2 SC] into 2 CH corner space;
work 1 SC into each DC and 1 CH space of previous round until next 2 CH corner space.] x 3;
SL ST into 1st SC made

RND 11: CH 1 (please note this does not count as a ST); work 1 SC into each SC  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 Framed Circle Granny Square should be approx 9 inches (23 cm).

I use this beautiful blocking station from SiouXie Designs to block my squares!
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