The crochet Secret Garden Granny Square is the fourth block of the 6″-Flower Squares collection and it features a very delicate floral motif in the center.
This afghan block is named after the novel The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett, which was one of my favorite books as a kid.
I must have read The Secret Garden nearly 10 times over the course of my childhood.
For some reason, something in this crochet square reminds me of the delicate flowers blooming behind the locked door of the secret garden, and so there it was the Secret Garden Granny Square!
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6-Inch Floral Squares
The Secret Garden Square is part of the 6″-Flower Squares, a collection with 9 floral afghan blocks of 6″ (15.2 cm).
Take a look at the 6″-Flower Squares HERE!
- 6.0-mm (J/10 US, 4 UK) Crochet Hook
- Aran (4, Medium) Weight Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
I used scrap amounts of Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (201 yds / 184m per 100 g).
ABBREVIATIONS & Special Stitches
Find all the abbreviations and special stitches HERE.
6″ (15.2 cm)
The gauge is not crucial for this project.
- If the pattern says “dc 2”, you have to crochet 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instructions within round brackets for the indicated number of times.
- *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
- […] – Crochet the instructions within square brackets all in the same indicated st.
- The st count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
Secret Garden Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern
Make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc 12 in MC, sl st in first st to join. (12 sts)
Round 2. Ch 2, (popcorn 1, ch 2) 12 times, sl st in first popcorn to join. (12 popcorns, 12 ch-2 sps, photo 15)
Round 3. Sl st in next ch-2 sp, (puff 1, ch 3) in each ch-2 sp around, sl st in first puff to join. (12 puff sts, 12 ch-3 sps)
Round 4. Ch 1, sl st in first ch-3 sp of round 3. Working in ch-3 sps from round 3, sc 1 in the first sp, *[sc 2, hdc 1] in the next sp, [hdc 1, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, hdc 1] in the next sp, [hdc 1, sc 2] in the next sp. Repeat from * 3 times. [Sc 2, hdc 1] in the next sp, [hdc 1, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, hdc 1] in the next sp, [hdc 1, sc 1] in the initial ch-2 sp, sl st in first sc to join. (12 sts per side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Round 5. Ch 1, sl st between posts of first 2 sc sts. Ch 2, *[dc 3] in the same sp between posts, [dc 3] between posts of the next 2 hdc sts, [dc 3, ch 2, dc 3] in the next ch-2 sp, [dc 3] between posts of the next 2 hdc sts, [dc 3] between the posts of second and third sc from the previous round. Repeat from * 3 times, [dc 3] between posts of next 2 hdc sts, [dc 3, ch 2, dc 3] in next ch-2 sp, [dc 3] between the posts of the next 2 hdc sts, sl st in first dc to join. (15 sts per side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Round 6. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st around. At the corners, [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2]. Sl st in the first hdc to join. (19 sts on each side, 1 ch-2 sp at each corner)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
YOUR Secret Garden GRANNY SQUARE IS READY!
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