Granny-a-Day 8-11: Flowers and Fancy Squares

African Flower Square

The first pattern is the African Flower motif square. Made in K-town has an excellent tutorial on making an African Flower Square.

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The rest are from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match (I’m using the 2005 edition with the red color scheme on the color).

Primrose Square (#31 – 200 Crochet Blocks)

The flower petals are double crochet clusters, which are “puffed” on the back. I recommend turning your work after finishing the petals (i.e., when changing to yarn B) so the “puffed” side of the clusters are on the front of your work.

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Gothic Square (#94 – 200 Crochet Blocks)

I don’t have words for how beautifully these turned out. As you can see from this set, color C (the center square) should be a color that contrasts strongly against the background and center flower colors. By the way, I took these shots right after blocking them, so they’re still damp, making the yarn colors appear uneven.

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Traditional Granny (#18 – 200 Crochet Blocks)

I just received a few more colors in the mail, so I have a batch of traditional Granny Square type patterns queued up to experiment with color combinations.

Traditional Granny

I’m not sure why all of my squares are coming out distorted (the pattern appears to spiral to the left as it progresses).

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