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Leila’s Square

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Leila’s square is a little granny square I’m planning to use for a bedspread or blanket for my little girl – Leila. This is the pattern for the square. I took inspiration from another crocheted flower, the Maybelle Flower, (pattern here), but I wanted a less open, more dense, design, so here’s what I came up with…

What you’ll need

Any yarn and hook you have laying about really. I used a 3.5 mm (E) hook and Scheepjes Catona, a sport weight mercerised cotton yarn, in purple shades: 226, 520, 240, 282, 113, 521 and grey: 074

First we crochet the flower…

Round 1

In a Magic Circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and then 12 dc, close with a slst in the first dc, pull the end to close the MC. (12 dc)

Round 1
Round 1 in the Magic Circle
Round 1
Round 1 – MC closed

Round 2

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc into the same st, 2 dc into each dc around, close with a slst in the first dc (=the starting ch-3). (24 dc)

Round 2
Round 2

Round 3

Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in first st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, *sc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, repeat from * until you have gone all the way round to the first sc, close with a slst in that first sc. (8 sc + 8 ch-4 spaces)

Round 3
Round 3

Round 4

Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in first sc, [hdc, 3 dc, hdc] all in the next ch-sp, *sc in next sc, [hdc, 3 dc, hdc] all in the next ch-sp, repeat from * until you have gone all the way round, close with a slst in the first sc. (48 sts: 8 sc in-between petals + 5 sts in each of the 8 petals)

Round 4
Round 4

Round 5

Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in first sc, *hdc in next st, 2 dcs in next st, tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in sc, repeat from * until you’ve gone all the way round, close with a slst in the first sc. (64 sts: 8 sc in-between petals + 7 sts in each of the 8 petals)

Round 5
Round 5

Squaring off:

Round 6

This round is crocheted in the back loops only.

Join new colour with a standing sc in the tr at the top of any petal, (with the new yarn in a slipknot on your hook, just work a normal sc), sc in the next 2 sts *hdc, dc, hdc, sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, close with a slst in the first (standing) sc. (64 sts)

Round 6
Round 6 – starting with a standing sc in the BL
Round 6
Round 6 – done

Round 7 

Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, [tr, ch 2, tr] all in the next st (=top of next petal), dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * around, close with a slst in the first sc. (76 sts: 8 ch + 8 tr + 16 dc + 16 hdc + 28 sc)

Round 7
Round 7

Round 8

Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 2 sts, *[2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] all into the corner ch-sp, tr in the next 2 sts, dc in the nxt 13 sts, repeat from * around, close with a slst in the first dc (the starting ch-3). (92 sts: 52 dc + 32 tr + 8 ch)

Round 8 - done!
Round 8 – done!

Tah-daah!

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