The second pattern of the Tutti Frutti Granny Squares CAL is here and it’s this lovely crochet Strawberry Granny Square!
I had wanted to crochet a simple strawberry square ever since I first made my Strawberry Applique (over two years ago already!).
By tweaking the pattern of the applique a little, I came up with a nice way (i.e. stitch count) to make the strawberry fit in a classic granny square!
So, the good news is that you mix and match this strawberry block with any granny squares you’ve been making for your scrap-busting blanket, throw, pillowcase, etc.
Tutti Frutti Granny Squares
The pattern of the Strawberry Granny Square is part of the Tutti Frutti Granny Squares collection.
Find more strawberry and fruit-inspired patterns here on the blog…
How to crochet a Strawberry Granny Square – Video Tutorial
PRINTABLE PDF PATTERN
- 4.5-mm (7 USA, 7 UK) Crochet Hook
- Aran (4, Medium) Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
- A – (1), Blush Pink (853)
- B – (2), Lime Green (228)
- C – (2), Champagne White (202)
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.
- If the pattern says “sc 2”, you need to sc 1 in each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
- […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all in the same indicated st.
Strawberry Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern
Using A, make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc 12 in MC, join with a sl st in first dc. (12 sts)
Round 2. Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc 1 in first st, [dc 4], [hdc 1, sc 1], sc 1, sc inc 1, hdc 2, sc inc 1, sc 1, [sc 1, hdc 1], [dc 4], hdc 1, join with a sl st in first hdc. (22 sts)
Round 3. Ch 1, sc 2, sc inc 3, sc 5, [sc 1, hdc 1], ch 1 (bottom of strawberry!), [hdc 1, sc 1], sc 5, sc inc 3, sc 2, join with a sl st in first sc. (31 sts, 1 ch)
Fasten off A.
RS facing, hold your strawberry with the bottom up, and join C in BLO of ch-1 of round 3.
Round 4. BLO sc 1 in same st as joining, ch 1, sk 3, [BLO dc 3] in next st, ch 2, [BLO dc 3] in next, ch 1, sk 2, BLO sc inc 1, ch 1, sk 2, [BLO sc 2, BLO hdc 1] in next st, ch 2, [BLO hdc 3] in next st, ch 1, sk 2, BLO hdc 2, ch 1, sk 2, [BLO hdc 3] in next st, ch 2, [BLO hdc 1, BLO sc 2] in next, ch 1, sk 2, BLO sc inc 1, ch 1, sk 2, [BLO dc 3] in next st, ch 2, [BLO dc 3] in next, ch 1, sk 3, BLO sc 1 in beginning ch-1, join with a sl st in first sc.
Round 5. 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.
RS facing and holding your square with the bottom of the strawberry down, join B in the st on round 3 next to the top, right corner, or left corner if you are left-handed.
Row 1. Ch 1 (counts as a sl st), FLO sl st 2, ch 4, sl st 1 in second ch from hook, sl st 2, FLO sl st 1 in next st on round 3, FLO sl st 2. (6 sl sts, 1 stem)
Row 2. Ch 4, tilt your square so that you can crochet on the lower loops on the sl sts you made in row 1.
Sl st in the lower loop of first sl st, (ch 4, sl st in the lower loop of next sl st) 5 times.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
With a length of C, embroider the seed of the strawberry.
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
YOUR CROCHET Strawberry Granny SQUARE IS READY!
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