Sunday, September 7, 2008

7 Petal Granny Square

I know that this is not knitting yet I feel that, since I have pretty much given up on my old blogger, this should have a place here amongst my "stuff".

Here is a picture of my new granny square which I believe is a new pattern. It is hard to make a granny square out on anything other than a 6 or 8 petal flower but this one has only seven. Hope you enjoy. This pattern has been updated with additional information and for easier understanding of the pattern.

Pattern: 7 Petal Flower Granny Square
Hook Size H
Worsted Wt. Yarn
Stitches used: ch (chain) sl st (slip stitch) sc (single crochet) hdc (half double crochet) dc (double crochet) trc (triple or treble crochet) dtc (double treble crochet)

This Granny is a little different because instead of 6 or 8 petals this one only has 7. As all of you know odd numbers are hard to work with when you are making a granny square. This one is still easy only with a small twist. Don't let an odd number scare you away.

C1 - natural,C2 - lt. rose,C3 - lt. willow,C4 - Dk. willow,C5 - Dk. rose.(I used Mary Maxim starlette yarn)


Center, flower and leaves

Round 1: sc, *chain 4, sc in loop 7 times. (7 loops in all) Finish off C1.
Round 2: Attach C2 in any ch 4 loop. *ch. 2, trc, dtr (yarn over 3 times), trc, chain 2, sl st in same loop, ch 1, sl st in next loop*. Repeat from * to * around, ending with last sl st in first petal loop. Finish off C2.
Round 3: join C3 in any ch.1 sp between petals, chain 4, sc in next ch 1 sp. * ch 4, sc in next ch. 1 sp. 6 more times. Sl st to beginning ch 1 space. Push petals to front of chain 4 loops.

Here is where we make up for the lost few stitches.

Round 4: In first ch 4 space, sc 5 times, sc 5 times in next ch 4 space around to last chain 4 space, sc 6 times in this last chain 4 space, sl st to first sc. (36 sc around).
Round 5: working in every stitch around, ch 4, trc in next, dc in next, dc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, dc in next, trc in next, trc in next, ch 2, *trc, trc, dc, dc, hdc, dc, dc, trc, trc, ch 2*, three more times. Sl st. to top of first ch 4 space. Finish off C3.You now have a four sided square.

Here is where we start turning this into a granny square.

Round 6: Attach C4 in any corner space. Chain 3, dc twice, chain 2, 3 dc all in same corner sp. ch 1, skip next 2 st, 3 dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 st., 3 dc in next st., ch. 1, skip next 2 stitches to corner, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 in corner space, sk 2 st, 3dc in next st., ch 1 sk 2 st 3 dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat from * to * 2 more times. sl st in top of ch 3 sp. Finish off C4.

The next two rows will be stitched as a traditional granny square.

Round 7: Attach C1 in any corner, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 in corner space. Skip next 3 dc, 3dc, ch 1 in next ch 1 space of prev. row (3 times) across to corner space. *3 dc, ch 2, 3dc, ch 1 in corner space, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next chain one space, ch 1 (three times), repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st to top of beg, ch 3. Finish off C1
Round 8: Attach C5 in any corner, Repeat as above only adding one more 3 dc in same sp to each side. (4 - 3dc, ch 1 on each side, excluding corner spaces). Finish off C5.

You can stop here if you want a 6 1/2" square.

Round 9: Attach C1 in any st., sc around, with 3 sc in each corner space, sl st to first sc.

This will make a 7" granny square.

Check guage as yarns are different and adjust your hook accordingly.

Enjoy.I believe that this is an original pattern. Use it for your personal use and share it with friends if you like, but please do not sell this pattern.
Labels: crochet, free patterns, granny square

Sunday, June 8, 2008

ETSY is now open

I only have one item available at this time, but remember, I have only just begun. I hope you like my pattern. It is listed for pattern only for $3.50. If you happen to purchase and make this pattern I would love to see a picture of it!!! Thanks.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Here are a few of my recent discloths and a scrubber as well.

A set for my daughter.

A round cloth for another daughter.

And yet another for another daughter.

Pictures of previous projects

Here they are. Pictures of my original pattern for the Lines and Dots purse!!!

These were done with Bernat Chunky.

I have the pattern on Pdf but there is an error that I did not notice. I will be reloading it and then putting it on my Etsy. The pattern price will be $3.50. I think these would also work well with double weight cotton for an easy wash. You will have to make sure you wash it before you line it as we all know how cotton can shrink!!!

Also, I have made homemade handles from waxed cotton cording and wooden rings for the off white purse. They were fashioned after one that I had already seen on Etsy. I think they turned out fairly well. I haven't figured out what kind of handles I would like for the burgundy on yet. Perhaps black.

I still need to put everything together and take some high quality pictures for my Etsy, but for right now, this is all I have.

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Yes, I'm still here

I have been way busy with Kids Hope USA. Haven't had much time for knitting. Just surfing the web for new patterns. I'm intriqued with all of the chartwork out there. Been working on some washclothes and have joined a couple of washcloth groups. I am going to be knitting for my mentors and prayer partners for Christmas. Hopefully, washclothes, towels and maybe a bag holder or two. I had hoped to get my etsy off the ground but haven't had time to even line a bag. Maybe when school is over and I'm not working all of the time.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Etsy shop opening soon

I have just set up my shop at Etsy. As I write this my first PDF file is being converted and I will be listing this by the end of February. Such a new experience. I will be adding patterns periodically and all files can be purchased via pdf form. I will be adding pictures and details as soon as I have them done.

Monday, February 11, 2008

First post

New blog, first post. I am working on bags at the moment. I've only begun to knit!!! I plan on working on bags first, I would love to make sweaters but we will see how talented I really am.
I have purchased wool from knit pick and as soon as I receive it will be starting a felted bag. I would also like to felt mittens, slippers and hats. Love to work in the round. So very easy compare to having to sew everything together!!! Projects will be coming soon.