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Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

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Up until a few weeks ago, I’d never made a granny square. It’s a category of crochet that I hadn’t gotten around to trying yet. But, as I’m getting a little tired of making striped blankets, I just felt like it was time to change things up a bit and try something new.

After taking a look at different free patterns offered, I came to realize that there is really nothing complicated about a granny square. Like all crochet patterns, it’s simply a matter of math and angles, which is how my brain likes to work. So, for my very first granny square, I decided to just go ahead and design my own!

I’ll be joining these together once I’ve made enough (join method TBD), and I’ll release the pattern for a full blanket soon. But for now, here’s a simple pattern for a modern granny square that will brighten any room.

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Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

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Wildflower Granny Square

Finished Size: About 5.5" square
Stitches Used: Ch, Sl St, SC, HDC, DC
Yarn: Medium worsted (I used Bernat Satin)
Hook: Size H (5.00mm)
Notes: (1)Pattern is written in American standard terms. (2)The square is built around the flower (so the flower will not need to be attached at the end). (3)Beginning chains DO count as the first stitch in the final row count, HOWEVER, when joining, you'll slip stitch to the top of the first TRUE stitch (not the chain).

Flower:

With the color you want your center to be, begin with a Magic Circle (or Adjustable Ring).

Round 1: Ch1 (counts as HDC). 11 HDC in magic circle. Attach a new color for petals, and join with a Sl St to top of 1st true HDC (not the chain). Fasten off first color. (12 HDC)

Round 2 (work in BLO): Ch2 (counts as DC). DC in same st. 2 DC in each stitch around (24 DC)

Round 3 (work in FLO): Ch2. DC in same. DC in next; Ch2 and Sl St to same st as last DC; this is your first petal. (Sl St to next st. Ch 2. DC in same. DC in next. Ch2 and Sl St to same st as last DC) around, for a total of 12 petals. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Square:

Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys CrochetAttach yarn via one of the loops on the back side of the finished flower. (Remember in Round 3 when we worked in FLO? The loop we didn't use is the loop we're using now.) 

 

 

Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet Round 4: Ch3 (counts as DC). DC in same St. 2 DC in each remaining St around. Join to top of first true DC. (48 DC)

 

 

Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

Round 5: Ch3 (counts as DC). (In next St, 2DC + Ch2 + 2DC. DC in next St. HDC in each of the next 3 Sts. SC in each of the next 3 Sts. HDC in each of the next 3 Sts. DC in next St) around, with your final DC being the Ch3 from the beginning of the round. Join to top of 1st true DC.

Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

 

Round 6: Ch3. DC in each St around; (2DC+Ch2+2DC) in each corner. Join with a Sl St to top of 1st true DC.

Each side should consist of 15 DC, not including the DCs that make up the corners.

 

Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

Round 7: Ch3. DC in each St around; (2DC+Ch2+2DC) in each corner. Join with a Sl St to top of 1st true DC. Fasten off; weave in ends. DONE!

Each side should consist of 19 DC, not including the DCs that make up the corners.

 

 

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This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
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  • Vicki July 8, 2014, 1:03 am

    You are such a clever girl, Rebecca. Those flowers are gorgeous and I look forward to seeing how you put them together to make your blanket.

    • Rebecca July 8, 2014, 3:02 pm

      Thank you Vicki!

  • Linda July 8, 2014, 9:52 am

    This is a beautiful square and has so much potential to be used in so many things. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    Have a nice day
    Linda

    • Rebecca July 8, 2014, 3:03 pm

      Thanks Linda!

  • Lori July 8, 2014, 2:35 pm

    I can’t wait to try this out! What yarn are you using? I love the colors that you are using!

    • Rebecca July 8, 2014, 3:20 pm

      Hi Lori! I used Bernat Satin for most of it, although the pink flower is Caron Simply Soft (Strawberry) and the minty-green color, I believe, was Crafter’s Secret (Mint).

      The Bernat colors are Banana (yellow), Lagoon (blue), Star Dust (purple), and Snow (white). I had to order the Banana and Star Dust, as I couldn’t find them in any of my craft stores. You can find them on Amazon.

      • Lori July 8, 2014, 4:06 pm

        Thank you so much! I just love the colors you used!

  • Tracy Snyder July 8, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Thank you for being so generous to share your patterns!!

    • Rebecca July 8, 2014, 4:56 pm

      You’re welcome Tracy 🙂

  • Rhonda July 8, 2014, 7:17 pm

    Simply Beautiful!
    Thank you for all the patterns.
    So sweet of you to share!
    I am always anxious to see what is new when I see I have a new e-mail! : -)

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:09 pm

      Thank you for such kind words!

  • Regina July 8, 2014, 11:06 pm

    Well that is just cute as it can be! I’m so glad people like you are creative for people like me (uncreative, that is) to think we are by making what you make! These are precious granny squares!

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:10 pm

      Haha Regina 🙂 I’m glad you like them!

  • Mary July 8, 2014, 11:21 pm

    I love anything made with flowers– in afghans and doilies. I will try your pattern soon!
    Thanks for sharing with us !

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:10 pm

      You’re welcome, Mary!

  • Colette July 9, 2014, 2:11 am

    Love those colours. Looking forward to seeing the completed blanket

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:11 pm

      Me too! 🙂 Should be soon.

  • Pam Jones July 9, 2014, 7:01 am

    2309 Suttles Rd
    Blountsville, AL. 35031 PLEASE send me a copy. I love that so much. Hope I can make it soon. Thank You.

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:11 pm

      Pam, the pattern is viewable right on the blog post. 🙂

  • Caro July 9, 2014, 9:54 am

    This is lovely, thank you for sharing it with us!!!

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:12 pm

      You are welcome!

  • Miriam July 9, 2014, 11:18 am

    Pretty neat how you developed the flower first than the square! Ingenious!
    Blessings!

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:13 pm

      Thank you, but I can’t take credit for the idea, it’s definitely been done before. 😉

  • Carol D July 9, 2014, 4:14 pm

    Beautiful Square! I’d love to see a photo of the completed blanket/afghan!

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:13 pm

      I can’t wait to post one! 🙂

  • Brenda L July 10, 2014, 10:21 am

    Wonderful pattern, thanks so much for sharing ! 🙂

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:13 pm

      Thanks, Brenda!

  • Kimberlee July 10, 2014, 9:01 pm

    Stopping by from Inspired Wren link party. Really cute granny square – love the flower – pinning now.

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:14 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Kimberlee!

  • anna July 11, 2014, 6:30 am

    Beautiful !!!
    Anna

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Betty Rubble July 15, 2014, 10:36 am

    Another beautiful pattern! Your generous spirit of giving and sharing is appreciated out here in the crochet world. Thank you!

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:14 pm

      Aww, thank you, Betty!

  • Janice July 15, 2014, 2:20 pm

    Thank You for sharing this pattern and making the directions so easy to follow! I am totally in love with how cute this came out and look forward to making many more!!

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:15 pm

      I’m glad it was easy to follow! I always wonder how it reads to others, so that’s always wonderful feedback to hear. 🙂

  • Hulya July 17, 2014, 1:23 pm

    I just tried the pattern. Thank you so much for the tutorial, very easy to follow. I already made plans for an afgan for my niece as a bday gift. I wish you to explan also how to get them together. Cheers from İstanbul, Turkey!

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:28 pm

      I’m so glad you were able to follow it! When I decide how to stitch them together, I will be sure to share. 🙂

  • SUSAN July 21, 2014, 8:34 pm

    hOW DID THE side DC go from 15 to 19 in the last round. I DC in each one of the 15, excluding the corner directions, and end up with the 15 original ones. How does it increase to 19?

    • Rebecca July 21, 2014, 9:24 pm

      You don’t exclude the DCs from the previous corner. When you did round 6, you did 15 DCs plus 2 on each side of those DCs, which helped to build a new corner for Round 7. So the 15+2+2=19, and that should get you to the new corner space (which was created when you chained 1). Hope that helps 🙂

  • Linda August 3, 2014, 9:10 pm

    I am very confused about round 3. Can you help me?

    • Rebecca August 3, 2014, 9:36 pm

      I’ll try, but you’ll have to let me know what’s tripping you up 🙂

  • Barbara Brice August 28, 2014, 3:45 pm

    Hi Rebecca,
    I recently found ur sight when decided to try to make hats! You’re my favorite blog. I’ve always shyed away from granny squares cause thought it’d be too difficult. But this pattern is so simple n easy to read (once I figured out the BLO & FLO). I just kept reading n you answered the question before I asked, lol! I made one of your hat patterns n granddaughters loved them! Thanx for ur time generosity.
    Your fan,
    Barbe

    • Rebecca September 3, 2014, 9:49 pm

      Thank you Barbe! How sweet!

  • Caryl October 3, 2014, 6:29 am

    Thank you so much for the tutorial, very easy for a beginner to follow. also for the yarn tips I

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:55 pm

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  • shahnaz November 2, 2014, 4:34 am

    Hello, I am very happy about find your site it is very very useful, your crochet is nice and comfortably for me , I’m living in Iran but love your site with videos its sample for doing. I hope be happy in your life. Thank faithfully

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:55 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you found me. I love making new friends from all over the world. 🙂

  • Caryl Hodgson November 7, 2014, 8:59 am

    what a pretty pattern square – thank you for sharing
    Caryl

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:10 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Connie March 5, 2015, 7:29 am

    I am a beginner crocheter venturing into the world of granny squares. This is a great pattern! I’m not sure how I ended up with only 10 petals on my flower but will keep trying til I get it right :). –Connie from Erie, PA

  • Flo May 15, 2015, 12:25 pm

    This is so nice I would love to make it but I am inexperienced at crocheting
    If I figure it out I will let you know. I have only made some ripple afghans
    This will be a challenge. Thanks for sharing

    Flo

  • christine May 27, 2015, 1:14 pm

    Lovely patrons I am going to give it a try

  • linda phipps July 3, 2015, 8:52 pm

    What is the magic circle?

  • Jennifer July 5, 2015, 11:19 am

    Has anyone tried to make these in a hexagon. I would love to but not sure the best way to do that, I am still fairly new at crocheting.

    • Rebecca July 5, 2015, 3:22 pm

      I haven’t tried!

      • Jennifer July 7, 2015, 12:57 am

        I did try following the instructions, it looked more like a star. Then tried with all double crochet and no hdc and sc and it wrinkles to much. It also wrinkles when following instructions. So I am at a loss as to what other adjustments to make with it. It sure would be pretty though 🙂

  • Pat Godkin July 29, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Hi, how many skeins of each color is need?

    • Rebecca July 30, 2015, 10:47 am

      For the blanket, I unfortunately didn’t write it down. I made this pattern back when I wasn’t taking fully detailed notes of my processes. For most of the colors, 1 should be sufficient. You’ll need more of white if you follow my color scheme.

  • Natalie August 16, 2015, 4:26 pm

    I fell in love with this blanket and so I taught myself to crochet so I could make it. A year later I finally got my own blanket and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

  • Lana August 19, 2015, 4:17 pm

    Thanks for the detailed and clear explanation of how to tie a square surround the flower.

  • Luciana Chiyo October 25, 2015, 8:06 pm

    Rebecca, I write from Brazil. I’m working with this charming pattern all this month. You can see some pictures on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/people/luchiyo).
    Thank you so much for your generosity sharing with us.

  • Rosie January 11, 2016, 12:58 pm

    oooh these are the cutest granny squares I’ve ever seen! I must try these!

  • Eleanor Wehrman January 11, 2016, 1:54 pm

    So many ways to use this pattern! I love it

  • Hiba January 24, 2016, 3:01 pm

    Hi . Thanks for your help and great effort . your instructions are so helpful. Please how can I get more patterns instructions like this one.
    Love your work ..keep it this way and thanks again

  • Audrey Smith February 11, 2016, 12:04 pm

    Thought this was you when I saw you on Pinterest. I see you are still doing beautiful crochet work. I no longer do the dolls except for family members by request, but am back to the knitting and crochet to keep the hands limber.

    Will use your square pattern in a spring bag for my daughter!

  • maureen O'Loghlen Kidd June 12, 2016, 3:08 am

    Lovely square. I’m intending to make up a lot of these and then join together for a pretty blanket. Thank you so much. 🙂 Maureen

  • silvia corsaro July 30, 2016, 6:25 pm

    hermoso lo que has hecho, me encanto!!!!!hermosas flores para hacer carteras, bolsos, caminos de mesa, me imagine todo…… gracias

  • silvia corsaro July 30, 2016, 6:32 pm

    desde argentina, capital federal

    • clare dick August 21, 2016, 1:39 am

      could you give me the pattern

      • Rebecca August 21, 2016, 1:46 pm

        Hi Clare, it’s on this page, you scrolled past it to get to the comments section 🙂