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Zinnia 12″ Square

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(Pour la traduction française, cliquez ici. Traduit par Véronique Malanda Mavouala de Chez Horaive.)

After a lot of back-and-forth between the seasons here in Michigan, I think (I said think) it’s safe to say that Spring has officially sprung. So I’m excited to reveal this year’s contribution to the Moogly 2016 Afghan CAL: the Zinnia 12″ Crochet Square!

If you followed along with the CAL last year, you might think this square looks very familiar. And you’re right! I took my inspiration from my 2015 submission, the Neverending Wildflower 12″ Square.

The Never Ending Wildflower Granny Square Crochet Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (www.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

This flower is built similarly, but has a significant difference: instead of petals that increase in width, as in last year’s square, this one has petals that stay the same size and only increase in quantity, resulting in a mass of tiny petals — much like a Zinnia flower. It’s a great match to the 2015 square, and the two together might make a stunning blanket of their own!

 

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 Zinnia 12" Crochet Square (part of the Moogly 2016 CAL)   |  Crochet Square Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Zinnia 12" Square

(Pour la traduction française, cliquez ici.)

Difficulty: Easyish
Final Size: 12"x12"
Hook: 
I (5.50mm)
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice, or your favorite #4 aran weight yarn. I used about 130 yards (total) of Vanna’s Choice, in colors Linen, Dusty Purple, Purple, and Taupe.
You'll also need: Yarn needle, small button and tools to attach it (optional)
Gauge: Circle after Round 3 should measure 3.75” in diameter. 

Notes:


  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
  • The flower, including its petals, are worked as a part of the granny square as a whole. Rounds will alternate between increase rounds and petals. Increase rounds will be called “round 1, 2, 3” etc, and petal rounds will be referred to as “1st round of petals, 2nd round of petals,” etc. Because each petal round shares its space with the increase round below it, they are not counted as part of the pattern’s total rounds.
  • CH1 on the increase rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • Be mindful that the pattern alternates in calling for FLO (Front Loops Only) and BLO (Back Loops Only).
  • If doing a multi-colored flower, the best place to change colors is on the increase rounds (not the petal rounds).

 

PART 1: THE FLOWER

Begin with a Magic Circle; CH1.

Round 1: 12 DC in MC. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (12)

1st Round of Petals (FLO - don't miss this!): CH2. In same St, 2DC, CH2, SL ST. This is your first petal. (SL ST to next St. In same St, CH2, 2DC, CH2, SL ST to same St) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)
The Never Ending Wildflower  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Round 2 (BLO - You’re now going to work around Round 1 again, this time working in the loop that you ignored during the first round of petals): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 1. CH1. 2DC in same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (24) 
The Never Ending Wildflower  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

2nd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)

Round 3 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 2. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in next ST. (2DC in next ST, DC in next ST) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (36)

3rd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around.  SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (18 petals)

Round 4 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 3. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS. (2DC in next ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (48)

4th Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around.  SL ST to base of 1st CH2. To complete flower, SL ST to 1st BLO of Round 4. (24 petals) 

 

PART 2: THE SQUARE

Round 5 (BLO): CH2 (does not count as a stitch, here and throughout the rest of the pattern). In same ST, 2DC, CH2, 2DC. DC in next. 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. (In next ST, 2DC, CH2, 2DC. DC in next. 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) 3 times. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 15.)

Round 6: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 19.)

Round 7: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 23.) 

Round 8: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 27.)

Round 9: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 31.)

Round 10: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 35.)

Round 11: CH2. DC around, putting (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in each corner chain space. Join to 1st DC of the round with a SL ST. (Total STS per side, not including the corner CH2s, is 39.)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

Pattern Permissions

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.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
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  • The Bug May 12, 2016, 12:22 pm

    The Neverending Wildflower was one of my favorite squares from last year – can’t wait to make this one!

  • Liz May 14, 2016, 1:47 pm

    What a beautiful square. Thank you so much.

  • Ardamis Diana Antram June 14, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I just want to tell you that I love that handbag, and you have very good expertise in crocheting. I have made with similar patterns and designed it, jackets, handbags, cushion covers and also skirts. I started crocheting since I was 12 years old Everybody wanted the pattern. You seem to have my kind of taste. Thank you for your contribution. I am going to make one of your handbags. I have a question about the handbag, are you going to line it? I used to lined them, it is a little tedious job.

    Ardemis

  • Joanay September 30, 2016, 2:00 am

    So generous. One of the most beautiful, restrained squares I have seen.