Easy crochet granny square

Ice Flower Granny Square

This week I’ve been taking a break from my little gnome friends, as fun as they are, and have been enjoying myself playing with some crochet granny squares. I learned to crochet on granny squares but recently haven’t had much time or reason to make any. Well, it was high time that changed and I’ve been thinking for a while now about crocheting a green blanket to match some new bedding.

I’ve particularly fallen in love with the cool green (from Caron Simply Soft), which is the darker green in the photos. It really is a deep jewel green that I think is set off well by the two lighter shades (robins egg and soft green). I’ve also spent a while experimenting with the order of the colours and for now I have decided that I want to crochet two versions of the ice flower granny square: one with background colour in cool green and another with the background colour in the very pale green. I love that in winter a lot of flowers are white or green with a lot of foliage and that is also why I wanted to crochet a granny square with both flowers and leaves in green.

The size of the granny square is 5 inches or 12 cm, but I am thinking about adding an edging when joining the squares up to make the blanket.

Below is the free pattern to make the ice flower granny square:

Materials  

You can purchase Caron Simply Soft at LoveCrochet and pony crochet hooks on Amazon. (Using these links does not cost you any extra but I will earn a small commission, which will help me keep posting free patterns).

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Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.
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Special crochet stitches and abbreviations

The pattern is written using UK terminology; for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.

  • Magic circle -mc
  • 3 treble cluster – 3trcl – for the purpose of this pattern clusters are worked into the same stitch
  • 3 double treble cluster – 3dtrcl – for the purpose of this pattern clusters are worked into the same stitch
  • Back post double crochet – bpdc

[All stitches written in brackets like these are worked into the same stitch on the round below]

Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.
Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.

Note: for the photos, I have alternated the colours so that the darker green is always the round that is being worked because the stitches are more easily recognised in the darker green.

Pattern starts here:

Foundation: 8 dc in mc.

Round 1: Yarn A. Chain 3 [this is the first stitch of your 3trcl), complete 3trcl, chain 2, *3trcl in next stitch, chain 2. Repeat from * until round is complete. Join with slip stitch and fasten off. You should now have 8 3trcl and 8 chain-2-spaces.

Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.

Round 2 (on left/above): Yarn B. 3 dc in any chain-2-space, bpdc into top of 3trcl. Repeat 7 more times. Join with slip stitch and fasten off (32 dc).

Round 3 (on right/below): Yarn C. Dc into top of any bpdc. *Miss 3 so that you will now be working into the top of next bpdc. [3dtrcl, chain 1, 3trcl, chain 1, 3trcl, chain 1, 3trcl, 1 chain, 3dtrcl], miss 3 so that you will now be working into the top of next bpdc.* 1 dc. Repeat from * to* 3 more times. Join with slip stitch and fasten off.

Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.
Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.

Round 4 (right/above): Yarn B. Start left of any dc from previous round. * 1 dc, 1 bpdc over the top of 3dtrcl, 1 dc into chain-1-space, 1 bpdc over the top of 3trcl, 1 dc into chain-1-space, 1 bpdc over the top of 3trcl, 1 dc into chain-1-space, 1 bpdc over the top of 3 trcl, 1 dc into chain-1-space, 1 bpdc over the top 3 dtrcl, 1 dc, 1 tr into bpdc from round 3. Repeat from * 3 more times. Fasten off. Join with slip stitch and chain 1.

Round 5 (left/below): Yarn B. Dc into the top of stitch where the slip stitch was attached. Dc into next 3 stitches, *htr, [3 tr (this will form the corner], htr, dc into next 9 stitches. Repeat from * 3 times, whereby on the last repeat you only dc into next 5 stitches. Join with slip stitch and fasten off.

Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.
Ice flower granny square - free crochet pattern by Crochet Cloudberry. This pattern uses simple stitches to create raised petals and leaves.

Round 6 (right/above): Yarn A. Start on central treble of any corner. [1 dc, chain 1, 1 dc], *chain 1, skip 1, dc, repeat from * more 5 times, chain 1. Repeat from beginning 3 more times. Join with slip stitch and fasten off

Round 7 (left/below): Yarn B. Start in any corner chain-1-space. [3 tr into chain-1-space], *chain 1, skip 1, 1 dc into missed stitch from round 5 (which is below the next chain-1-space and in this way you cover the chain). Repeat from * 6 more times. chain 1. Repeat from beginning 3 more times. Join with slip stitch and fasten off.

Free crochet patterns - Ice Flower Granny Square

I hope you enjoyed crocheting the Ice Flower granny square. If you have tried it with other colours, please do let me – I am curious to see what they look like.

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Easy crochet granny square

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4 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for this. I like the colours you’ve used – and I love the yarn name Robin’s Egg! The flower in the middle of the square looks like it gives a 3D effect to the pattern.

    • Crochet Cloudberry

      Your are welcome. The way the stitches are worked in clusters make the central flower and the leaves slightly raised.

      • Betty Townley

        The link for the American pattern isn’t working. I love this square. Could you please fix the link? Thank you so much!

        • Crochet Cloudberry

          Hello Betty, Thank you for pointing that out. I have fixed the link to the conversion chart for American terms. I hope that it works now. If you have any questions about the terminology, please just let me know. Have a great weekend!
          Cat

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