The crochet Citrus Fruits Granny Square is the fourth pattern of our Tutti Frutti Granny Squares CAL!
With this quick and cute pattern, you can easily crochet a lemon granny square, an orange granny square, a lime, or a grapefruit one by simply changing colors!
Tutti Frutti Granny Squares
The pattern of the Citrus Fruits Granny Square is part of the Tutti Frutti Granny Squares collection.
In this little e-book of granny squares, you’ll find a variety of fruits, including a strawberry, a pear, a kiwi, a watermelon, an apple, a cute flower, and two different patterns for heart granny squares!
Find more fruit-inspired patterns here on the blog…
PRINTABLE PDF PATTERN
- 4.5-mm (7 USA, 7 UK) Crochet Hook
- Aran (4, Medium) Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in the following colors:
- A – Buttercup Yellow (623)
- B – Champagne White (603)
- C – Vanilla Cream (608)
Feel free to use any yarn with the appropriate hook.
4″ (10 cm)
4 rounds of a granny square in 4″ (10 cm).
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- Ch – Chain
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Inc – Increase
- MC – Magic Circle
- RS – Right Side
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sk – Skip
- Sp – Space
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- St – Stitch
- Yo – Yarn Over
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Learn how to crochet in the back loop only HERE.
One increase consists of 2 sts worked in the same indicated st. The pattern indicates when to make a sc, hdc, dc, or tr inc.
Magic Circle (MC)
Find a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to crochet the magic circle HERE.
Surface Crochet Slip Stitch (Surface Crochet Sl St)
Learn how to surface crochet slip stitch HERE.
Citrus Fruit Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern
Using B, make a MC.
Round 1 (RS). Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), sc 6 in MC, join with a sl st in first st. (6 sts)
Fasten off B. RS facing, join A in any st from round 1.
Round 2. Ch 1, sc inc 6, sl st in first st to join. (12 sts)
Round 3. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc inc 12, sl st in first st to join. (24 sts)
Round 4. Ch 1, (sc inc 1, sc 2) 8 times, sl st in first st to join. (32 sts)
Fasten off B. RS facing, join C in BLO of any st from round 4.
Round 5. BLO sc 1 in same st as joining, *ch 1, sk 2, [BLO hdc 3] in next st, ch 2, [BLO hdc 3] in next st, ch 1, sk 2, BLO sc 2. Repeat from * 3 times. Ch 1, sk 2, [BLO hdc 3] in next st, ch 2, [BLO hdc 3] in next st, ch 1, sk 2, BLO sc 1. Join with a sl st in first sc.
Round 6. Sl st in next ch-1 sp and ch 2 (counts as the post of a dc), [dc 2] in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, *[dc 3, ch 2, dc 3] in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, ([dc 3] in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice. Repeat from * 3 times. [Dc 3, ch 2, dc 3] in last ch-2 sp, ch 1, [dc 3] in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, join with a sl st in first dc (and not into initial ch-2!).
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
With B, surface crochet sl st following the sps between rounds 3 and 4 of the granny square.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to embroider the sections of the citrus fruit.
For the sections, starting from the point where you completed surface crocheting, draw your yarn through the corresponding sc on round 1 of the granny square.
Then, embroider the next sections going from each sc on round 1 to the corresponding st on round 3. On round 3, there should be 4 sts per section.
Weave in all your ends.
YOUR CROCHET Citrus fruit Granny SQUARE is READY!
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