The Simple Flower Granny Square is one of the building blocks that I have been creating for my Ladybug Granny Square Pillow.
This flower granny square is very easy to crochet. Yet, it creates a very beautiful 3D effect thanks to the petals, which are crocheted on the surface of the granny square.
Well, maybe “surface” is not the right word to describe how to crochet the petals.
So, let’s say that we will be crocheting around the post of the half double crochet stitches of round 4 of the granny square!
Let’s crochet a few flower grannies!
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The Simple Flower Granny Square is one of the crochet blocks that I used for my Ladybug Granny Square Pillow.
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– 4-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Hook
– DK Yarn in three different colors. For this tutorial, I used Paintbox Yarns Baby DK.
– Tapestry Needle
Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MC – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet
Yo – Yarn over
One increase consists of 2 sts crocheted into the same indicated st.
Magic Circle (MC)
To learn how to crochet the magic circle, please, check out this step-by-step tutorial.
- If the pattern says “hdc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
The Simple Flower Granny Square measures 5.5” (14 cm).
Using your 4-mm crochet hook, make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2, hdc 11 in the MC. Join the round with a sl st into the first hdc. (11 sts)
Round 2. Ch 1, hdc inc 11. Sl st to join. (22 sts)
Round 3. Ch 1, (hdc inc 1, hdc 1) 11 times. Sl st to join. (33 sts)
You three rounds should measure 2.25″ (5.5. cm).
Simple Circle Granny Square
Crochet one granny square following the pattern of the Simple Circle Granny Square. Use CA for rounds 1-4, and CB for rounds 5-8.
Crochet 3D Petals
(Right side facing). Join CC around the post of one of the hdc from round 4 of the Granny square.
To do this, first, insert your hook under the post of the stitch, like shown in the picture below.
Then, bring your yarn close to the hook, yo, and pull through the post of the st.
The overall pattern for the petals is:
([CC] Ch 2, tr 2, ch 2, sl st 2 around the post of the next 2 sts) 11 times.
Let’s look in more details how to crochet the first petal.
Start by chaining 2.
Tr 2, ch 2, and slip stitch around the post of the next two stitches (indicated by the arrows in the picture below).
Join with a sl st into the initial sl st.
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
Your crochet Simple Flower Granny Square is ready!
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