This Simple 3D Flower Granny Square is a fun and easy square that you can use for making blankets, pillowcases, spring cardigans, and any other project with granny squares!
I first used it for my Ladybug Granny Square Pillow, where I wanted to mix the ladybugs with a few daisy squares to add a touch of nature and Spring.
The starting point for making this daisy flower square is a Simple Circle Granny Square, and we will add the petals all around the circle center using surface crochet.
And it’s thanks to surface crochet that we will have a beautiful 3D effect for our flower!
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PDF Printable Pattern
Simple Flower Granny Square – Video Tutorial
- 4-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Hook
- DK (3, Light) Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
For this tutorial, I used Paintbox Yarns Baby DK in the following colors:
- CA – Buttercup Yellow (722)
- CB – Vanilla Cream (706)
- CC – Washed Teal (732)
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).
The first 3 rounds of a Simple Circle Granny Square in 2.25″ (5.5. cm).
How to Crochet a Simple Flower Granny Square – Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial
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.
How to Crochet the 3D Petals using surface crochet
(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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