Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Daisy Granny Squares - Learn how to make them in this crochet tutorial by Lullaby Lodge

Hello friends, it's Tutorial Tuesday again and this week I will be showing you how to make these perfectly, pretty, daisy, granny squares.  I just love making granny squares and there are so many projects you can use them for.  This week's Freebie Friday is featuring lots ways to use those squares, so be sure to check it out...



Ditsy Daisy Granny Square


Materials

Yarn
Darning needle
Scissors

Abbreviations / Terms

US terms are used through out (UK terms)
dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
tr - treble crochet (double treble crochet)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(s)
sp - space
pc - popcorn
bpc - beginning popcorn

Special stitches:  

Popcorn  - 3 dc in same st, remove hook from stitch and insert in top of first dc from front to back, insert into last dc and pull loop through.

Beginning popcorn - ch 3, 2dc in same sp, remove hook from stitch and insert in top of ch 3 from front to back, insert into last stitch loop from back to front and pull through.


Notes:  I used Stylecraft Special Aran in colours Baby Mint, Baby Pink, Fondant, White, Saffron, Silver and Aspen, with a 5mm (H) hook to make my squares;  but you can use any weight yarn you like, just be sure to use the hook size recommended on your yarn ball band.  Thinner yarns will make smaller squares and subsequently, thicker yarns, bigger squares.  The finished size of my 3 round squares is approx 4 inches (10cm).

With yellow yarn, ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch3.  Fasten off.  (12dc)



Round 2 With white, join with sl st in any sp, bpc in same sp, ch2.  Pc, ch2 in each sp around.  Join with sl st to top of 1st pc.  Fasten off.



Round 3 With colour yarn, join with sl st in any sp and ch3 (counts as dc).  2dc in same sp, 3dc in next sp.  *3tr, ch2, 3tr in next sp (corner formed), [3dc in next sp] twice* repeat from *to* 3 times in total.  3tr, ch2, 3tr in next sp, join with sl st to top ch3.  Fasten off and weave in ends...


You can make a whole pile in no time at all...


I think they would make an adorable baby blanket.


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Catch you soon
Catherine
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17 comments:

  1. I love the daisy squares in their lovely fresh colours. I made something similar for a baby girl's blanket a few years ago!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, they do seem to be my favourite colours at the moment. Perhaps it's the warm spring weather we have been having...

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    2. I've now made several daisy squares in different colours. They're irresistible! I agree with you about the spring weather inspiring our colour choices! I was wondering the best way to join these little squares? Perhaps you will be talking about that? Thank you!

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    3. Well I might just have something planned for next tuesday...

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    4. Sounds good! In the meantime, plenty of hooky time in view!

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  2. Cool! I saw this design, but I couldn't understand the instructions. Thank you for your explanation. This is another stitch to add to my list of stitches to learn. Best, Jane x

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    1. I watched a Youtube video to learn how to do popcorn stitches, sometimes written patterns can be difficult to visualise...

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  3. I often tell myself I should try a popcorn with less stitches (I always take 5 tr - but sometimes these are just too prominent). These 3 tr ones look so pretty, I definitely will give it a go next time!

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    1. Thanks Marjan, I enjoyed making them so much I think I may have to make loads more and turn them into a new blanket pattern...

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  4. Aw, such sweet daisies! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I've just discovered a Granny Squares Colour Generator and thought I would share the link with you: https://granny-square-colors.com/
    I just tried it out, it works well, though I can't see white in the list of colours offered!

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    1. What a great idea, I will be sure to check it out...

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  6. Hello there, You have done an excellent job. I will
    definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they'll be benefited from this site.

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  7. So cute, I'll be making a pile of these. Daisies are my daughter's favorite flower. I just gave her a blanket made of sunflowers (another of her favorite's) based on a pattern similar to this one.

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    1. How nice, I would love to see your photos. Why not head over to the group page and share them?

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