Thursday, July 7, 2011

tip top tutorial : DIY crochet african flower granny square

INNER RING
1.  Create your magic ring
[chain 5  +  slip stitch into your starting hole] This forms a small circle.

2.  [chain 2**  +  1DC  +  chain 1]

3.  In the center of your magic ring complete 5
[2DC  +  chain 1].

4.  [slip stitch to the left of **] If you are starting a new color of yarn, tie off here.

POPQUIZ: You should have 6 rungs of [2DC] with a [chain 1] between each rung.



PETAL PART I (begin new color)
1.  If you are starting a new color, start yarn in the opening made from a [chain 1] of your inner ring.

2.  Complete [chain 2  +  1DC  +  chain 2  +  2DC]**

3.  In the other 5 openings complete
[2DC  +  chain 2  +  2DC].

4.  [slip stitch to the left of  **]

PETAL PART II (same color as petal part I)

1.  In each of the 6 [chain 2] holes complete [8DC].

[slip stitch between the first 2DC to close and tie off]

POPQUIZ : You should have 6 petals.



OUTER RING PART I (begin new color)
1.  Start yarn in between the first and second DC of any petal.

2.  Complete [1SC] in between each of the [8DC] of the petal. You will have made [7SC].

3.  Between the petal you are working on and the next petal complete [1DC] in the gap between the [2DC  +  chain 1  +  2DC] from petal part I.

4.  Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 until you reach the start. If you are switching colors, slip stitch and tie off.


POPQUIZ: Your stitching pattern should go [7SC, 1DC, 7SC, 1 DC…].

OUTER RING PART II (continue or begin new color)
1.  If you are starting a new color, start yarn in between a first and second SC of any petal. If you are continuing the same color, slip stitch in between the first and second SC of your next petal.

2.  [chain 2] This is your first DC. Complete [1DC] in between the next two [SC] from outer ring part I.

3.  [chain 2] then DC in between the next eight [SC] from outer ring part I.

4.  Repeat Step 3 until you reach the beginning. Slip stitch and tie off.

POPQUIZ: You should have a hexagon shape with 8 rungs (made up of each [DC]) between each gap (made from each [chain 2]).


3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I love this! I'm totally gonna use it!! :)

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  2. seriously the cutest granny square I've ever seen! this would be an ADORABLE blanket :)

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  3. I <3 this, I'm going to make a scarf! Aqua blue flowers, white in the middle and grey boarder. Thanks for posting!!!

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