Waterlily Granny Square – Pattern Info
This beautiful Waterlily Granny Square is easy to make and can be used in so many different ways.
Turn them into afghans or baby blankets, hats, garments or accessories, this crochet pattern works great whatever you want to make.
The square is adjustable to any size by simply adding more granny square rounds. Use any yarn weight and colors you prefer.
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- 1-row repeat starting with Round 11
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Double Crochet Cluster (dc3cl) – A double crochet cluster is made out of 3 incomplete double crochet stitches made in the same stitch crocheted together. *Yo, insert your hook into the stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave the incomplete dc on the hook* x 3, yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
Picot Stitch (p st) – Ch3, insert your hook through the middle of the stitch below and through the side loop of the same stitch (NOT into the 1st ch of the ch3 you made), yo and slip stitch.
Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc) – Insert your hook from front to back around the stitch post below, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yo and pull through the 2 loops on your hook.
Front Post Half Double Crochet (fphdc) – Yo, insert your hook from front to back around the stitch post below, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), yo and pull through the 3 loops on your hook.
- Ch3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc stitch.
- Ch1 at the end of each round does not count as a stitch.
- Stitches contained within * * are to be repeated as instructed
- Stitches contained within ** ** are to be repeated as instructed. Note they also include the repeats within * *.
- Stitches contained within ( ) are made in the same chain space.
- The number at the end of each round is the number of stitches you should have in that round. The stitch count does not include the chains made in the corners.
- TIP: To make the square larger, repeat round 11 as many times as you like.
Center Of The Flower
With Pineapple yarn, make a magic ring.
Round 1: 12hdc in the magic ring, pull the tail to close the hole shut, sl st in 1st st, ch1 = 6
Round 2: starting from the same stitch where you sl st, (ch2 that counts as an incomplete dc, 2 incomplete dc) into the same stitch, yo and pull through the 3 loops on your hook, ch2, *dc3cl in next ch2*, repeat until the end of the round (11 times in total), sl st in the first dc3cl = 12 (not including the chains)
The Waterlily Flower
Change colors to Gardenia and fasten off the Pineapple.
Round 3: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), fpsc around the same dc3cl you sl st into, ch4, *fpsc around next dc3cl, ch4*, repeat around each dc3cl below until the end of the round (11 times in total), sl st in the first fpsc you made at the beginning, ch1 = 12 (not including the chains)
Round 4: Round 4 is crocheted behind Round 3, in the ch2 spaces you made on Round 2. *4dc around the ch2 at the back* x 12, sl st in the first dc you made, ch1 = 48
Round 5: Round 5 is crocheted on both Rounds 3 & 4. *(Dc3cl, ch1, dc3cl, ch1, dc3cl) around ch4 you made on Round 3, skip the 4dc at the back, 4sc in the next 4dc at the back, sk the ch4 at the front* x 6, sl st in the 1st cluster you made, ch1 = 42 (not including the chains)
Round 6: Round 6 is crocheted on both Rounds 5 & 3. *Fphdc around next dc3cl of round 5, (3dc) in next ch1 space of round 5, (fpdc, ch2, fpdc) around next dc3cl of round 5, (3dc) in next ch1 space of round 5, fphdc around next dc3cl of round 5, dc3cl in the ch4 of round 3* x 6, sl st in first fphdc, ch1 = 72 (not including the chains)
Round 7: Starting from the same st where you sl st, *sc in next 5sts, (2sc, p st, sc) in ch2 space, sc in next 5sts, sl st in next* x 6, sl st in 1st sc, fasten off, weave in the ends.
The Granny Square
Change colors to Aloe
Round 8: Round 8 is made in the sc stitches of Round 5. Note that the stitches are grouped in sets of 4 at the back, join at the beginning of any set of 4 stitches, start from that stitch. *sc in next 12sts (you will do 3 sets of 4sc), ch3* x 4, sl st in the first sc, sl st in next = 48 (not including the chains)
Round 9: Starting from the same st you last sl st, (ch3, 2dc) in that st, *sk2, (3dc) in next* x 3, sk1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch3 space, **sk1, (3dc) in next, *sk2, (3dc) in next*, repeat from * 3 times, sk1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch2 space**, repeat from * 3 times, sl st in top of ch3 you made at the beginning = 60 (not including the chains)
Round 10: Working in the spaces between the 3dc below, ch3, (3dc) in next 4 spaces, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch2 space, *(3dc) in next 4 spaces between the groups of 3dc below, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch2 space* x 3, (2dc) in next space, sl st in top of ch3 you made at the beginning = 72 (not including the chains)
Round 11: Working in the spaces between the 3dc below, (sl st, ch3, 2dc) in next space, (3dc) in next 4 spaces, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch2 space, *(3dc) in next 6 spaces, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch2 space* x 3, (3dc) in next space, sl st at top of ch3, fasten off.
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