April is (nearly) here and whenever I think of April I think of daffodils. And so when it came to crocheting a granny square for April, I just had to choose a daffodil motif. Although the colours of my blanket do not include the traditional yellows and oranges, I think the you can still see the flower due to its unique shape. But when I have a moment, I am also going to make this square in the customary daff colours.
Size approx. 9 inch x 9 inch (22.5 cm)
Similar to the snowdrop square, I have made one daffodil square with pink as the main colour and one with purple as the main colour. You will need two of these squares for the final blanket.
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The squares are 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: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
BLO – back loop only
Ch – chain
dtr – double treble
FLO – front loop only
Htr – half treble
Mc – magic circle
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
3-ch-picot – 3 chain picot
5-ch-picot – 5 chain picot
Start crocheting here:
Use Parma Violet or Pale Rose
Foundation: Work 6 dc into mc. (6)
Round 1: (2dc) in each stitch. (12)
Round 2: 1dc, (2dc). 6 times. Fasten off. (18)
Alternatively, you could hold the stitch with a stitch marker while working round 3a.
Use Violet or Raspberry
Round 3a: Work in FLO for this round. (2dc) in each stitch. Fasten off. (36)
Use Parma Violet or Pale Rose
Round 3b: Work in BLO for this round. 2dc, (2dc). 6 times.
Round 4: dc, skip 1, (2tr, 2dtr, 3-ch-picot, 1dtr, 2tr), skip 1. 6 times. Fasten off. (6 petals).
Round 5: (dc, 3-ch-picot, dc, 5-ch-picot, dc, 3-ch-picot) into dc between petals, ch 4 behind petals. 6 times. Fasten off (12 small and 6 large leaves).
Use Hint of Silver
Round 6: dc in picot on top of petal, ch 1, tr in picot on top of first small leave, ch 1, dc in picot on top of large leaf, ch 1, tr on top of picot of last small leaf, ch1. 6 times. (24 stitches and 24 ch-1-sp).
On this round, if you have a very tight tension, you may find that you need to always ch 2 instead of ch1.
Round 7: dc (2dc), in ch-1-sp. 24 times. (72)
Round 8: 4dc, 3htr, 2tr, ch1, 2tr, 3tr, 4dc. 4 times. (72 and 4 ch-1-sp)
Round 9: 4dc, 3htr, 2tr, (tr, ch3, tr) in ch-1-sp, 2tr, 3tr, 4dc. 4 times. (80 and 4 ch-3-sp)
Round 10: 10htr, (htr, ch 3, htr) in ch-3-sp, 10htr. 4 times. (88 and 4 ch-3-sp)
Round 11: 11htr, (htr, ch 3, htr) in ch-3-sp, 11htr. 4 times. Fasten off. (96 and 4 ch-3-sp)
Use Violet or Raspberry.
Round 12: (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3-corner space, 24 dc. 4 times. (104 and 4 ch-2-sp)
Round 13: ss to corner space. (htr, ch 2,htr) in ch-2-corner space. Then ch 1, skip, htr, 13 times. Ch 1. 4 times. (60, 56 ch-1-sp and 4 ch-2-sp)
Round 14: ss to corner space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2-corner space, dc into each dc and ch-1-sp. 4 times. Fasten off. (124 and 4 ch-2-sp)