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Dear artsy Craftsy Friends ,

Now that you practiced the steps into how to crochet a pretty little flower , it’s about time you learnt how to add a rounding to this flower in order to make a square from it which you can use for blankets and other beautiful items . Let us remind you that this flower requires basic knowledge in the art of crocheting since it is nothing but a pretty mix of chain spaces , single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches . However the square will ask more effort because it needs clusters when executed . How to crochet double and triple clusters is explained in the ‘Abbreviations’ section below . Let’s begin !

How to Crochet a Pretty Flower Granny Square by coolorful.com

Abbreviations:

ch – chain;
sc sp – chain space;
st – stitch ;
sc – single crochet stitch ;
dc – double crochet stitch ;
sl st – slip stitch ;
dc cluster – double crochet stitch cluster; uses one ch-5 sp; * YO; insert hook in ch-5 sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through two loops on hook *; repeat from * to * two times more, YO and draw through all four loops on hook;
tr cluster – triple crochet stitch cluster; uses one ch-5 sp; * YO twice, insert hook in ch-5 sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop, (YO and draw through two loops on hook) twice *; repeat from * to * two more times, YO and draw through all four loops on hook.

( For the sake of practice , the instructions on how to crochet the flower in the center of the square are given below which will be followed by a few more steps which will show you how to continue making the square around the flower . )

With color A, chain 4; join with first ch with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 8 times; join with sl st to first sc. (8 ch-3 sps)

Round 2: * ch 1, (sl st, sc, 2dc, sc, sl st) in next ch-3 sp *; repeat from * to * around; join with sl st to first ch. (8 petals)

Round 3: ch 3, working behind petals, skip first petal, * sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next petal *; repeat from * to * around; join with sl st to st at base of beg ch-3 sp. (8 ch-3 sps)

Round 4: * ch 1, (sl st, sc, 4dc, sc, sl st) in next ch-3 sp *; repeat from * to * around; join with sl st to first ch. (8 petals)

How to Crochet a Pretty Flower Granny Square by coolorful.com

Round 5: ch 4, working behind petals, skip first petal, * sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, skip next petal *; repeat from * to * around; join with sl st to st at base of beg ch 4. (8 ch-4 sps)

Round 6: * ch 1, (sl st, sc, 5dc, sc, sl st) in next ch-4 sp *; repeat from * to * around; join with sl st to first ch. (8 petals)

Round 7: ch 5, working behind petals, skip first petal, * sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip next petal *; repeat from * to * around; join with sl st to st at base of beg ch-5 sp, finish off. (8 ch-5 sps)

Round 8: With right side facing join color B with sl st in any ch-5 sp; ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 4, work (dc cluster, ch 4, tr cluster, ch 4, dc cluster) in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, * sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, work (dc cluster, ch 4, tr cluster, ch 4, dc cluster) in next ch-5 sp, ch 4 *; repeat from * to * two more times; join with sl st to first sc, finish off. (16 ch-4 sps)

Round 9: With right side facing join color C with sl st in any tr cluster; ch 3, (dc ch 3, 2dc) in same st, 4dc in each of next ch-4 sps, * (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in next tr cluster, 4dc in each of next ch-4 sps *; repeat from * to * two more times; join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 sp, finish off.

That’s all you need to know on how to crochet a pretty little flower and a square around it ! Now go on and flower up your handmade work !

The Coolorburbians .

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