Tuesday, October 11, 2011

254::365 6-petal flower & crocheting a square onto the back of a motif

254::365

Patterns: Adapted from "6-Petal Flower" by Linda Permann in Crochet Adorned & a basic granny square.

When I was just about finished with this flower, I realized that I had used this flower for a square this year already. Oops. So instead of sewing it on a granny square like I did before, I crocheted a square onto the back of the flower to switch it up a little. Several squares I've made this year have used this method to attach a motif to a square, and it is super easy!

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Here's how to do it. You have to slip stitch into four evenly-spaced stitches on the back of your work. If the motif you're using has four even points around it like a flower with 4 or 8 petals, it is easy to figure out where to place your stitches. If the number of stitches is not divisible by four, as with my flower with 6 petals, just choose four points that are approximately square on the same round. Between each slip stitch, make a few chain stitches. The number will totally depend on the type of yarn and hook you use and the distance you need to cover. I used 4 ch stitches between each slip stitch for this square. Once you have made a square of chains across the back, start making granny rounds of 3 dc clusters and 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the corners.

crocheting a granny square behind a flower

3 comments:

  1. My crochet flowers never look that good

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  2. Cute tutorial and a great new square!

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  3. WOWOOWOW
    I do love your blog!
    I would love to make the granny a day project... but how to get the patterns, I dont have all those books!!
    Your granies are so so gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Sandy

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