Casual Granny CAL Square 2

casual granny calCasual Granny CAL – Square 2

Here is Square 2 of the Casual Granny CAL. Her name is Cluster Flower and isn’t she a beauty?! I love her and i hope you will love her too. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful pictures of Square 1, the Heart Granny. It was so wonderful to see them in the #casuagrannycal feed. Below you will find the pattern instructions in UK terms, and i’ve included US terms at the end. You will also find a chart for the square when you scroll down.

Newbies to the Casual Granny CAL

If you’re new to the CAL, you might like to head here, so you can catch up on the posts you missed. They have all the details about the CAL and some suggestions for colours. Remember, you are free to use any colours you like! This is a great project for clearing out your scraps.

And don’t forget to tag #casualgrannyCAL if you share your squares on social media. There are so many gorgeous squares in the feed. 🙂

If you are making the blanket, you should have 16 squares made at the end of this month – 8 x square 1 and 8 x square 2.

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You may have noticed that the squares above have a decorative line of white chain around the border. This is Part 1 of the joining process, for those who are making a blanket. I will share the details of this Part next week, because i don’t want to overload you.

Materials for Square 2

Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g ball/125m per ball:, Daffodil Yellow (422) Yarn A, Lipstick Pink (452) Yarn B, Bubblegum Pink (451) Yarn C, Spearmint Green (426) Yarn D (0r your own choice of yarn with compatible hook)

3.5mm crochet hook (you might prefer to use a size 4mm)

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Finished Size  – 12.5 x 12.5cm (5 x 5 inches)

Abbreviations (US)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sp(s) = space(s)

ch = chain

ch sp = chain space

slst = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (sc)

htr = half treble (hdc)

tr = treble (dc)

dtr = double treble (tr)

rep = repeat

beg = beginning

prev = previous

Special Stitches

tr2tog – *Yarn over hook, insert into stitch or space, yarn over and pull up, yarn over pull through two loops,  rep from * once more, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on hook.

tr3tog -*Yarn over hook, insert into stitch or space, yarn over and pull up, yarn over pull through two loops, rep from * two more times, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on hook.

dtr6tog – *Yarn over hook twice, insert into stitch or space, yarn over and pull up, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops, rep from * five more times (6 in total), then yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on hook.

Tiny Tutorials

You can find some quick crochet tutorials for the tr3tog and the dtr6tog here. You can also subscribe to my Youtube Channel to see more Tiny Tutorials.

Please NOTE – On the chart i have use the dtr5tog symbol to indicate a dtr6tog. This is purely because the software i use doesn’t have a symbol for dtr6tog. If you accidently use a dr5tog, please don’t worry as it won’t affect your flower very much.

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With Yarn A, ch4, slst into intial ch to make a circle

Rnd 1 –  (ch2, tr2tog, ch1) into circle (counts as tr3tog, ch1), *(tr3tog, ch1) rep from * 7 more times, slst into intital tr3tog, fasten off [8x tr3tog, 8 ch]
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Rnd 2 – Attach Yarn B with a slst into any ch1 sp, (ch2, tr2tog), ch1 into circle (counts as tr3tog, ch1), (tr3tog, ch1) once more into same sp, (tr3tog, ch1, tr3tog, ch1) into each ch sp around, slst into initial tr3tog, fasten off [16tr3tog, 16ch]

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Rnd 3 –  Attach Yarn C with a slst to the ch sp after any pair of tr3tog from the prev rnd, *Ch5, dtr6tog in the next sp, ch5, slst in the following sp, rep from * 7 more times, fasten off [8petals]

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Rnd 4 – Attach Yarn D with a slst into ch-5 sp to the left of any dtr6tog, ch2 (counts as htr), (tr, dtr, ch3) all in the same sp, (dtr, tr, htr) in the next ch-5 sp, ch3, tr2tog over the next two ch-5 sps, ch3, *(htr, tr, dtr, ch3) in the next ch-5 sp (dtr, tr, htr, ch3) in the following ch-5 sp, tr2tog over the next two ch-5 sps, ch3, rep from * twice more, slst into 2nd ch of beg ch2.

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Rnd 5 – dc into the same sp and into each of the next two sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into corner space, *dc into the following 3 sts, 3dc in the ch-3 sp, dc over the tr2tog, 3dc in the next ch-3 sp, 3dc in the next 3sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) rep from * twice more, 3dc into each of the 3 st, 3dc in the next ch-3 sp, dc over the tr3tog, 3dc in the following ch-3 sp, slst into initial dc. [17dc each side, 4ch]

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Rnd 6  ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 4st, (tr, ch3, tr) at corner sp, *tr into each st along the side, (tr, ch3, tr) at corner sp, rep from * twice more, tr in each of the next 12 sts, slst into 3rd ch of initial ch6, fasten off. [19tr each side, ch3 at corners]

Square 2 Chart

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Square 2 US Terms

With Yarn A, ch4, slst into intial ch to make a circle

Rnd 1 –  (ch2, dc2tog, ch1) into circle (counts as dc3tog, ch1), *(dc3tog, ch1) rep from * 7 more times, slst into intital dc3tog, fasten off [8x dc3tog, 8 ch]

Rnd 2 – Attach Yarn B with a slst into any ch1 sp, (ch2, dc2tog), ch1 into circle (counts as dc3tog, ch1), (dc3tog, ch1) once more into same sp, (dc3tog, ch1, dc3tog, ch1) into each ch sp around, slst into initial dc3tog, fasten off [16dc3tog, 16ch]

Rnd 3 –  Attach Yarn C with a slst to the ch sp after any pair of dc3tog from the prev rnd, *Ch5, tr6tog in the next sp, ch5, slst in the following sp, rep from * 7 more times, fasten off [8petals]

Rnd 4 – Attach Yarn D with a slst into ch-5 sp to the left of any tr6tog, ch2 (counts as hdc), dc, tr, ch3 all in the same sp, (tr, dc, hdc) in the next ch-5 sp, ch3, dc2tog over the next two ch-5 sps, ch3, *(hdc, dc, tr, ch3) in the next ch-5 sp (tr, dc, hdc, ch3) in the following ch-5 sp, dc2tog over the next two ch-5 sps, ch3, rep from * twice more, slst into 2nd ch of beg ch2.

Rnd 5 – sc into the same sp and into each of the next two sts, (2sc, ch1, 2sc) into corner space, *sc into the following 3 sts, 3sc in the ch-3 sp, sc over the dc2tog, 3sc in the next ch-3 sp, 3sc in the next 3sts, (2sc, ch1, 2sc) rep from * twice more, 3sc into each of the 3 st, 3sc in the next ch-3 sp, sc over the dc3tog, 3sc in the following ch-3 sp, slst into initial dc. [17sc each side, 4ch]

Rnd 6  ch3 (counts as dc), dc in the next 4st,  (dc, ch3, dc) at corner sp, *dc into each st along the side, (dc, ch3, dc) at corner sp, rep from * twice more, dc in each of the next 12 sts, slst into 3rd ch of initial ch6, fasten off. [19dc each side, ch3 at corners]

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8 Comments

  1. March 1, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Another really beautiful flower granny square! They look so lovely mixed with the heart square!

    • redagapeblog
      March 1, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thank you! It’s such a joy to see everyone’s heart squares from last month. I’m really looking forward to see what colours people choose for this one. 🙂

  2. March 6, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Such a pretty square!

    • redagapeblog
      March 9, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Thanks Seona. I love this square 😄

  3. Laurie Schnittman
    March 8, 2018 / 10:21 am

    My flower squares turned out smaller than my heart squares. Will this work out in the end?

    • redagapeblog
      March 9, 2018 / 8:08 am

      Hi Laurie. The pattern for the Cluster Flower is a smidge smaller but it will definitely work out in the end. You can see from my picture that it should be too much smaller, but if you’re worried you could go up a hook size to even them up. Hope this helps!

  4. Wendy McK
    April 7, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Just found this CAL, and LOVING IT !!

    • redagapeblog
      April 9, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Great! Welcome. I hope you enjoy making one or two….or all of the squares. Happy making!
      Mandy xx

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