African Flower Granny Square Free Pattern

Design: Made in K-Town by Barbara

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For my square I used modest amounts of Rico Essentials Cotton fiber DK and a three.5mm hook. My square measures eleven.5 cm (4.5″) but the size will vary depending on the yarn and claw you employ.

Some general notes:

For this pattern I employ United states crochet terms. Nosotros’ll need the following stitches: chain run up (ch), skid stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), treble (tr), and spike single crochet (or “long” sc). The fasten sc’southward are explained below, please use the pictures equally a assistance, besides.

I did NOT write downwardly the chains at the outset of each round: for the kickoff stitch in every circular, piece of work bondage (e.chiliad. iii chains for the first dc) OR start with a “standing stitch” i.eastward. join the new color with a skid knot or a simple loop ON YOUR Hook and just work the first sc or dc as usual. Join rounds with a sl st.

1st Round:
offset with a magic ring and piece of work *2dc, ch-1* eight times inside the ring (viii dc-two groups, xvi dc’due south). (Tip: Alternatively you can work dc-two-togs instead of the dc-2 groups)

2nd Round:
with a new colour work *3dc, ch-one* in each ch1-space around (8×3 dc’s)

third Circular:
with a new color work *2dc, ch-two, 2dc* in every ch1-space (8 shells)

4th Round:
work 7 dc’s in every ch2-space around. (56 dc’south, no ch-spaces!) (Tip: I like this motif all-time, when the tertiary and fourth round are worked in the same color)

fifth Circular:
with a new color work sc’s in every dc around, with fasten-sc’s between the shells of the 3rd circular. (For the spike-sc (or “long” sc), insert your hook into the little space between the shells of round 3, pull up a loop to the height of your current working round, yarn over and pull through the ii loops on your claw.)

In the
sixth Circular
we have to square the bloom: bring together your new color with a standing hdc (or ch-2) in whatsoever fasten-sc. Then work *sc’due south into the side by side 4 sc’s, 1 hdc into the adjacent sc, dc’s into the adjacent 2 sc’southward, (1tr, ch-iii, 1tr) into the next fasten-sc, dc’s into the next 2 sc’south, 1 hdc into the adjacent sc, sc’due south into the side by side 4 sc’due south, 1 hdc into the next spike-sc* and repeat around (omitting the last hdc) until the end of the round.

7th Round:
work dc’s in every sew around, with *2dc, ch-2, 2dc* in the corner-spaces of the previous round. Fasten off, weave in the ends, and you’re done!!

If you’ve got any questions, or find errors in this pattern, please allow me know!

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