The Mum Show at Smith College was one of my favourite memories from our Autumn trip to New England. I just loved the colour and variety that these flowers have to offer at a time of year when most plants are going into winter hibernation and so I really want to include a tribute to these Mums in the Fall in New England Cushion Crochet Along.
The Chrysanthemum granny Corn square is part 4 of the CAL. It shows the delicate long petals of the Mum that change from light to dark and form a vibrant ball of petals.
You can find the Chrysanethemum Crochet Square Pattern for free below or you can buy an inexpensive ad-free pdf pattern.
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For each square, you will need:
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The square is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each row: Crochet 1 chain to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Crochet 2 chains if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and crochet 3 chains if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row.
Bptr – Back post treble
Ch – Chain
Ch-x-sp – Chain X space
Dc – Double crochet
Htr – Half treble
Mc – Magic circle
6-chain-petal – dc into your work, chain 6, [2 dc] into second chain from hook, [2dc] into each remaining chain, (makes a total of 10 dc). Then continue in pattern.
7-chain-petal – dc into your work, chain 7, [2 dc] into second chain from hook, [2dc] into each remaining chain, (makes a total of 12 dc).
8-chain-petal – dc into your work, chain 8, [2 dc] into second chain from hook, [2dc] into each remaining chain, (makes a total of 14 dc).
Round 1: Autumn maize. 6dc into mc (6)
Round 2: [dc, 6-ch-petal]. 6 times. (6 dc plus 6 petals – note throughout the dcs that are made as part of the petal are not included in the tally of dcs, however you will be working into these dc in all rounds but Round 9.)
Round 3: dc, ch 1 behind petal in Round 2, [dc, 6-ch-petal]. 6 times. (12 dc, 6 petals and 6 ch-1-sp]
Round 4: Pumpkin. Start just after any petal in round 2. Dc, skip ch-1-sp, [dc, ch-7-petal], dc ch 1 behind petal from Round 3. 6 times. (18 dc, 6 petals and 6 ch-1-sp).
Round 5: [Dc, ch-7-petal], 2 dc, ch 1 behind petal from Round 4, dc, skip ch-1-sp. 6 times. (24dc, 6 petals and 6 ch-1-sp).
This is how the back of your work should look after round 5. You can see that the new colour is primarily worked behind the other petals.
Round 6: 2 dc, ch 1 behind petal in Round 5, 2dc, skip ch-1-sp, [dc, ch-7-petal]. 6 times. (30dc, 6 petals and 6 ch-1-sp).
Round 7: Harvest Red: Start just after any petal in Round 6. 2dc, skip ch-1-sp, [dc, ch-8-petal], 3dc, ch 1 behind petal from Round 5. (36 dc, 6 petals and 6 ch-1-sp).
Round 8: 2dc, [dc, ch-6-petal], dc, ch 1 behind petal from Round 7, 1 dc, ch-6-petal, dc, skip ch-1-sp. 6 times. (48dc, 12 petals and 6 ch-1-sp).
Round 9: Off White.
Reminder: Unlike in the other round you are not working into the dcs that are part of the petal stitches. 3 dc, ch 1 behind petal from Round 8, dc, dc into ch-1-sp, dc, ch 1 behind petal from Round 7, dc. 6 times. (42 stiches and 12 ch-1-sp)
Round 10: In this round you work into both the dcs and the ch-1-sp of the previous round. 8 dc, htr, tr, [dtr, ch 2, dtr], tr, htr, 8 dc, htr, tr, dtr, ch 2, dtr, tr, htr. 2 times. (56 stiches and 4 ch-2-sp).
Round 11: 11 tr [tr, ch 2, tr], 3tr. 4 times (64 stitches).
Round 12: 12 htr, [htr, ch 2, htr], 4 htr. 4 times. (72 stitches).
Round 13: Harvest Red. Start in any ch-2-sp at a corner. [htr, ch 2, htr], 18 bptr. 4 times (80)
Round 14: Off White. Start in any ch-2-sp at a corner. [htr, ch 2, htr], 20 htr. 4 times (88)
Round 15: htr, [htr, ch 2, htr] 21 htr. 4 times. Fasten off. (96)
Congratulations you have now finished the Chrysanthemum granny square. Join me next week for the Chrysanthemum Square.
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