Week 12 – Pretty Posy

Since I was unable to post a square last week, I will be posting 2 squares this week.  This is the first of those two squares.  This is one on my favorite squares to make and I’ve made a few baby blankets using it.  This week’s square is based on Silja Devine’s Flower Granny Square.  Here is a photo of this week’s square:

Week 12 Completed Square

Week 12 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size I hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A, B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 1, 8 sc into loop.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3, dc in same stitch, ch 3.  *2 dc in next stitch, ch 3.* Repeat from * 6 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, sl st the next stitch and into the first ch-3 space, ch 1.  5 sc in each ch-3 around.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color B, join with a sl st to the 2nd sc of any “flower petal”.  *Sc (in same stitch for the first petal), 3 sc in next stitch (middle of the flower petal), sc in next stitch, sc decrease over next 2 stitches.*  Repeat from * 7 more times.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 4 Join

Round 4 Join

sc decrease over next 2 stitches

sc decrease over next 2 stitches

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Continuing with color B, ch 3, dc, 7 sc, 2 dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next stitch.  *2 dc, 7 sc, 2 dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color B, ch 1, sc in same stitch.  10 sc, skip 1 stitch, 5 sc in ch-3 space.  *Skip 1 stitch, 11 sc, skip 1 stitch, 5 sc in ch-3 space.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: With color A, join with a sl st to the 2nd sc of any corner, ch 1.  Hdc in same stitch. 3 hdc in next stitch (middle stitch of the corner).  *15 hdc,  3 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  14 hdc.  Join with sl st to first hdc.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8: Continuing with color A, ch 1, hdc in same stitch and next stitch.  3 hdc in next stitch (middle stitch of the corner).  *17 hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  15 hdc.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 8

Round 8

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

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2 thoughts on “Week 12 – Pretty Posy

  1. Very pretty square, I just found your blog last week and am going to play catch up! I’m going to do the current square plus at least one from a prior week until I’m caught up! Thanks for doing this!

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