Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern

Chrysanthemum Granny Square

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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Materials

For each square, you will need:

Caron Simply Soft Autumn Maize

Caron Simply Soft Off White

Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red

Caron Simply Soft Harvest Red

Caron Simply Soft Pumpkin

5 mm crochet hook

Bodkin

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Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Harvest Red
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Off White
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Autumn Red
Caron Simply Soft Collection Yarn, Autumn Maize
Pattern notes

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.

 

Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern
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Special Stitches

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).

Instructions
The Chysanthemum

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]

 

Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern

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).

Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern

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.

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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).

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The Surround

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).

 

 

 

The Frame

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)

Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern
Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern

Congratulations you have now finished the Chrysanthemum granny square. Join me next week for the Chrysanthemum Square.

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Chysanthemum Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern
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