{Crochet} Daisy Wheel Granny Square Cushion

free granny square cushionHere’s a little guide on how to make my Daisy Wheel Granny Square cushion. This isn’t exactly a step my step tutorial but more of a guide to basic join as you go method. It hasn’t always been my favourite way to join granny squares, but i really like how it looks with certain designs.  You can find the free pattern for the Daisy Wheel square here. There are a few ways that you can join your squares – whip stitch them together, dc them together or join as you go, which i’m focusing on here. If you’d prefer to whip stitch i’ve found a good tutorial here.

To start you need to make 1 full Daisy Wheel square and 8 x  partially finished squares (leaving the last round of white off). The last round of white is added during the joining process. You can see one partially completed square in the image below – make 8 of those. free granny square cushionOkay, you should have 1 full square and 8 partially completed squares  – making 9 in total. The first step is to attach one partially finished square to your completed square. Start adding white until you reach your first corner. At the corner, work your first group of 3dtr and ch1 and STOP.

free granny square cushionWhere you would normally add your second ch, we are going to join to our completed square. Slip your hooked into the corner sp of the completed square  – see below (ignore all the extra squares, pretend there is only 1 completed square).  free granny square cushionNow instead of that second ch we are going dc (sc for US) to join the two squares. See the steps below. free granny square cushionfree granny square cushionfree granny square cushionYou can see below how the join looks. If you find it easier just to slip stitch them together that’s okay too. free granny square cushionYou can now go ahead and finish the corner on the uncompleted square, remembering that the second chain in the ch is swapped for the dc join. So your corner will consist of (3dtr, ch1, dc join, ch1, 3dtr). Make sense? Here’s what the completed corner looks like below. You can also see that when you reach the ch1 that is along the side, you substitute it for a dc join. free granny square cushionContinue along the side, substituting the ch1 for a dc join (sc for US) where needed. Obviously, if there are no joins along the side you’re working on then please include the chains as usual. The corner join is a little different when you are joining to more than one square. In the image below we need to join to the TOP RIGHT square and the square on the bottom left – so we need 2 joins at this corner.

When joining to one square at a corner always us this pattern – (3dtr, ch1, joining dc, ch1, 3dtr).

When joining to two squares at the corners always use this pattern (3dtr, joining dc, ch1, joining dc, 3dtr). See more images below.
free granny square cushionThe image below shows where we need to start joining to the top right square. Complete the first 3dtr of the corner, dc join, ch1……
free granny square cushion

And now compete another dc join to the second square’s corner – see below.
free granny square cushionYou can see the two joins below and now you can complete the rest of your corner with 3dtr. Continue down to join down the side by swapping ch1 for dc join (sc for US).
free granny square cushionOnce you have joined all nine of your squares it will look like the image below. free granny square cushion

Add another round of white trebles around the entire front to create a bigger block of crisp fresh white. I’ve used 3 chains at the corners. The front is now complete. :) Hooray!!free granny square cushion

For the cushion back i’ve just used a solid granny square of green to add a bit of contrast. You might like to make the front and back the same – it’s completely up to you. Here’s a link to a great solid granny tutorial by Cherry Heart Crochet  Continue adding rounds until it is big enough. free granny square cushionNow to join front and back! Once again there are many ways you join the front to the back – whip stitch it, dc join or maybe you’d like to run a length of chain through the stitches so it can be removed for easy washing. I’ve used a dc join through both loops for a nice secure finish. Place front and back, wrong sides together and start working a dc through both loops on front and back. This little photo guide is a handy resource if you’re not sure. free granny square cushionI find it easier to peg them together so they don’t slip out of place. Once you’ve complete 3 sides, insert your cushion and complete the round. free granny square cushion

Sit back and admire. :) All of these beautiful colours can be found at Yummy Yarn and co in the Heirloom Cotton section.  free granny square cushion

{Crochet} Daisy Wheel Granny Square

free daisy granny squareWelcome to my Daisy Wheel granny square tutorial. I love it when a pretty crochet square design is born unexpectedly! I was playing with these glorious colours last week when this pretty granny square emerged. It’s a simple but pretty square that i hope to make a blanket with, but it would be just as pretty as a cushion. If you make the square, please tag #daisywheelgranny when your posting images to instagram and add the tag #daisywheelblanket if you decide to make a blanket. I really love seeing your pictures.

I have used Heirloom Cotton 8ply in the following colours –

  1. Citrus Lemon (6696) Yarn A
  2. White (6607) Yarn B
  3. Pale Green(6612) Yarn C
  4. Pale Pink (6605) Yarn D
  5. Coral Pink (6611) Yarn E

You could use any 8ply cotton and switch up some of the colours too. I’d love to see this square in different colour combinations.

free daisy granny square

If you are unsure of how to make a Popcorn Stitch – here is a little tutorial to get you started.

Abbreviations and Stitches – Please not that the pattern is written in UK terms but there are shorthand instructions at the end of this tutorial, along with a chart for US crocheters. 

  • magic ring
  • ss – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • sp – space
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble
  • dtr – double treble
  • pc – popcorn
  • v st – v stitch = (tr, ch1, tr)

YOU WILL NEED –

  • 8ply Cotton Yarn in 5 different colours
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • scissors

Round One – Using Yarn A, work 8dc into a magic ring, ss into initial dc and fasten off. (8dc)

daisy  wheel granny square

 

Round 2 – Attach Yarn B, (ch3, 4tr) in the same stitch, you now have 5tr to make your first pc, then ch1. (1pc, ch1) into each of the remaining 7 stitches, ss into back of the initial pc and fasten off. (8pc, 8ch)

daisy  wheel granny square

 

Round 3  – Attach Yarn C at any ch-1 sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), 3 more tr into the same sp. Work 4tr into each of the remaining 7 ch-1 sps, ss into the third ch of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (32tr)

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Round 4 – Attach Yarn D, ch3 (counts as first tr), skip a stitch, 2tr in the next. Alternate between 1tr, 2tr around. Ss into top of inital ch3 and fasten off. (48tr)

free daisy granny square

 

Round 5 – Attach Yarn E, ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1), tr in the same st, ch1, skip a st and work one pc into the next, ch1. * skip a st, (tr, ch1, tr) in the next, ch1, skip a st, pc in the next, ch1 * repeat from * to 10 more times. Ss into 3rd ch of inital ch4 and fasten off. (12pc, 12v st).

free daisy granny square

 

Round 6 – Attach Yarn A at to any v st and ch4 (counts as first dtr), 2dtr, ch3, 3dtr in the same sp (this forms your first corner). Ch1, 3tr in the next v st, ch1, 3tr in the next v st, ch1. * (3dtr, ch3, 3dtr) in the next v st, ch1, 3tr in the following v st, ch1, 3tr in the next v st, ch1, repeat from * twice more and then ss into top of inital ch4. Fasten off. (4x {3dtr, ch3, 3dtr}, 8x 3tr groups at sides).

free daisy granny square

Chart 

Please note that the chart does not include starting and finishing points. Use the chart in conjunction with the written instructions.

daisy granny square chart

 

UK Shorthand

  1. 8dc into a magic ring
  2. (1pc, ch1) into each dc
  3. 4tr in each ch-1 sp
  4. alternate 1tr, 2tr around
  5. (tr, ch1, tr, ch1) skip a stitch (pc, ch1) around
  6. (3dtr, ch3, 3dtr) at corners (ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1) along sides.

US Shorthand 

  1. 8sc into a magic ring
  2. (1pc, ch1) into each sc
  3. 4dc in each ch-1 sp
  4. alternate 1dc, 2dc around
  5. (dc, ch1, dc, ch1) skip a stitch (pc, ch1) around
  6. (3tr, ch3, 3tr) at corners (ch1, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) along sides.

free daisy granny square

{Crochet} Easy Christmas Stars

Crochet star patternWow – can you believe it is that time of the year again? I posted these Christmas Crochet Stars last year and they were a big hit. They are super quick and easy so i thought i’d share them again. Perfect for Christmas or other celebrations, they can be made into garlands, gift toppers or tree decorations. I’ve used 100% Heirloom Cotton and a 4mm hook. This instructions are in UK terms but there are some shorthand instructions for both UK and US at the end of this tutorial. Enjoy! #mandyssuperstarsCrochet star patternStep one – ch4 and then ss into the first chain to form a loop. Work 10htr into the loop. Ss into the top of the first htr. (10htr)Crochet star patternStep 2 – Ch2, tr2tog in the first st (counts as 1x tr3tog). Ch3, tr3tog in each of the following stitches. Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (10x tr3tog, 10x ch-3)
Crochet star patternStep 3 – Work 4dc into each ch-3 space and leave the last stitch open. (10x 4dc)
Crochet star patternStep 4 – *ss, dc, htr, tr in the next 4 stitches (ie, the first 4dc from the previous round). Ch3 then tr, htr, dc, ss in the next 4 stitches*. Repeat from * to * four more times. (4x ss, dc, htr, tr, ch3, tr, htr, dc, ss)
Crochet stars Step 5 – Ss into the top of tr3tog from Step 2 (this will form a nice sharp indent) *Work 1dc into the dc, htr and tr from the previous round. Work (3dc, ch3, 3dc) into the ch-3 space. Work 1dc into the tr, htr, and dc from the previous round. Ss into the top of the tr3tog from Step 2. * Repeat from * to *  3 more times. Then work 1dc into the dc, htr, tr from the previous round. Work (3dc, ch3, 3dc) into the ch-3 space. Work 1dc into the tr, htr, and dc from the previous round and then fasten off.

UK Shorthand

  1. ch4 and form a loop. 10htr into loop
  2. 10x (tr3tog, ch3)
  3. 4dc into each ch-3 space
  4. Work *ss, dc, htr, tr, ch3, tr, htr, dc, ss* repeat from * to * around.
  5. *Ss into tr3tog, dc in the dc, htr, and tr, then (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in Ch-3 sp , dc in tr, htr and dc* repeat from * to * around and fasten off.

US Shorthand

  1. ch4 and form a loop. 10hdc into loop
  2. 10x (dc3tog, ch3)
  3. 4sc into each ch-3 space
  4. Work *ss, sc, hdc, dc, ch3, dc, hdc, sc, ss* repeat from * to * around.
  5. *Ss into dc3tog, sc in the sc, hdc, and dc, then (3sc, ch3, 3sc) in Ch-3 sp , sc in dc, hdc and sc* repeat from * to * around and fasten off.

 

{Crochet} Easy Peasy Chunky Beanie

crochet beanie patternBeanie weather is upon us and this Easy Peasy Chunky beanie pattern is fun and QUICK to make. The pattern is written UK Terms, but i have included shorthand instructions at the end of this tutorial in both UK and US terms. I have already made four of these beanies this week and the week isn’t over yet! Soft and stretchy – this beanie will fit a child from about 12 years to your average adult. I have used the same pattern for all of my family members and they range from age 12 to ffff….excuse my stutter…fforty. This pattern is written for 1x ball of DMC Natural XL and is available at Yummy Yarn and co. 

Hook – 7mm

Stitches  –

  • magic ring
  • ss – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • tr – treble
  •  htr – half treble
  1. Using a size 7mm crochet hook, form a magic ring.
  2. Work 10dc into the magic ring and ss into the first dc to finish round. (10dc)
  3. Ch2 (counts as 1tr), work a tr into the same stitch. Continue to work 2tr into each stitch from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial ch2 to finish round. (20dc)
  4. Ch2 (counts as 1tr), work a tr into the same stitch. Work 1tr into the next stitch. Alternate between 1tr and 2tr into each stitch from the previous round. Ss into the intial ch2 to finish the round. (30tr)
  5. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial ch1 to finish the round. (30htr)
  6. Ch1 (counts as 1htr), work 1htr into the same stitch. Work 1htr into the next stitch. Alternate between 2htr and 1htr into each stitch around. Ss into the initial ch1 to finish the round. (45htr)
  7. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each stitch from the previous round. Ss into initial ch2 to finish the round. (45tr)
  8. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Ss into initial ch1 to finish the round. (45htr)
  9. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each htr from the previous round. Ss into initial ch2 to finish. (45tr)
  10. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Ss into initial ch1 to finish the round. (45htr)
  11. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each htr from the previous round. Ss into the initial ch2 to finish the round. (45tr)
  12. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr rom the previous Ss into initial ch1 to finish the round.
  13. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each st from the previous round. Ss into initial ch2 to finish the round.
  14. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Fasten off! Finished! For smaller heads, work a dc around for the final round.

Depending on your tension you should have enough yarn leftover for a small pom pom. Use your favourite method for making pom poms  – I  like using clover pom pom makers or the old fashioned cardboard donut works a treat too. Or you can follow my very easy pom pom making tutorial here.

Shorthand Instructions for Clever Chooks

UK

  1. Magic Ring
  2. 10dc into ring (10dc)
  3. 2tr into each dc (20tr)
  4. 2tr, 1tr around. (30tr)
  5. 1htr into each tr (30htr)
  6. 2htr, 1htr around (45htr)
  7. 1tr around (45tr)
  8. 1htr around (45htr)
  9. 1tr around (45tr)
  10. 1htr around (45htr)
  11. 1tr around (45tr)
  12. 1htr around (45htr)
  13. 1tr around (45tr)
  14. 1htr around and fasten off (45htr) (or 45dc for smaller heads)

 

Shorthand Instructions for Clever Chooks

US

  1. Magic Ring
  2. 10sc into ring (10sc)
  3. 2dc into each dc (20dc)
  4. 2dc, 1dc around. (30dc)
  5. 1hdc into each dc (30hdc)
  6. 2hdc, 1hdc around (45hdc)
  7. 1dc around (45dc)
  8. 1hdc around (45hdc)
  9. 1dc around (45dc)
  10. 1hdc around (45hdc)
  11. 1dc around (45dc)
  12. 1hdc around (45hdc)
  13. 1dc around (45dc)
  14. 1hdc around and fasten off (45hdc)(or 45sc for smaller heads)

dmc  natura just cotton

{Crochet} Pretty Puffy Square Tutorial

puffy crochet square

Pretty Puffy Square

This pretty puffy crochet square looks so fancy, but is so simple to create. I’ve used beautiful DMC Natura Just Cotton to create these pretty squares. It’s a fingering weight, worked up with a size 4mm hook. I was planning on creating a cushion with these squares, but i have had so many people ask for the pattern (read nag me on Instagram), that I’m posting the tutorial now. Please tag your #prettypuffysquare on social media if you decide to use this tutorial. Enjoy. :)

Supplies

  • Yarn – DMC Natura Just Cotton (available at Yummy Yarn and co)
  • Colour A – Aguamarina
  • Colour B – Rose Soraya
  • Colour C – Blue Jeans
  • Colour D – Ibiza
  • Hook – 4mm
  • Yarn Needle

Stitches UK Terms (US Shorthand at the end of this tutorial)

  • Magic ring
  • ss – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • pc – popcorn stitch (see instructions below)
how to crochet a puff stitch

A popcorn stitch is just 5tr that are pulled together and then secured with a chain

Popcorn Stitch

It may look fancy but the pretty popcorn stitch is really simple to make. It’s really just 5trs pulled together and secured with a ch. Simply work 5x tr into the desired stitch, then pull up the loop a little in the last tr and remove your hook. Don’t worry it won’t be removed for long. Insert your hook into the top of the first tr that you made and then insert the hook into the last treble (where you pulled the loop out a little). Pull the loop of the last tr through the top of the first treble (bringing them together behind the other trs) and secure with a chain. For this pattern each popcorn stitch is followed by another chain, so there are two chains in a row. For example, where the instructions state to form a pc (popcorn stitch) this will include the securing chain, and then you will be asked to ch again (ch-1 space). So put simply this pattern is repeated – 5tr, ch1, ch1. I hope this makes sense.

Let’s begin –

puffy crochet square

Step 1 – Starting with colour A, work 6dc into a magic ring and ss to close the circle.


 

puffy crochet square

Step 2 – into each dc work 1x pc, ch1 and then ss into the securing chain of the first pc. (6x pc, 6x ch-1 spaces) Fasten off.


 

puffy crochet square

Step 3 – With colour B, ss into any ch-1 space and ch2 (counts as first tr of pc), work 4 tr and continue to make pc as normal, ch1 then form another pc in the same ch-1 space, ch1. Work {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each of the ch-1 spaces of this round, then ss into the securing ch of the first pc and fasten off. (12x pc, 12x ch-1 spaces)


puffy crochet square

Step 4 – With colour C, ss into any ch-1 space and ch2 (counts as the first tr of a pc), work 4tr into this same space and continue to make pc as normal, ch1 and then form another pc in the same ch-1 space, ch1. Work {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each of the ch-1 spaces of this round, then ss into the securing ch of the first pc and fasten off. (24pc, 24x ch-1 spaces).


 

puffy crochet square

Step 5 – With colour D, ss into any ch-1 space and ch2 (counts as 1tr), 1htr into the same space. *In the next ch-1 space work 2htr, then 2dc into each of the following three ch-1 spaces. 2htr in the next and 1htr, tr, ch2, tr, htr in the following space (to form a corner).* repeat from * to * 2 more times.  Then 2htr in the next space, followed by 2dc in the next three ch-1 space. Then htr, tr, ch2 and ss into to the top of the initial ch2.


 

puffy crochet square

Step 6 – ch1 (counts as htr), *work 1htr into each of the following stitches and then 2htr, ch2, 2htr at the corners* repeat from * to * three more times. Ss into top of first htr to finish. Fasten off. (18htr along each side, 4x of ch-2 to make corners).

UK Shorthand Instructions

  • work 6dc into a magic ring (6dc)
  • 1 pc, ch1 into into each dc (6 pc, 6 ch-1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (12 pc, 12x ch1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (24 pc, 24x ch1)
  • {htr, tr, ch2, tr, htr} to form corners, then 2htr, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2htr along sides (14 stitches along each side)
  • {2htr, ch2, 2htr} at corners and 1htr into each st along the sides. Fasten off. (18 stitches along each side)

US Shorthand Instructions

  • work 6sc into a magic ring (6sc)
  • 1 pc, ch1 into into each sc (6 sc, 6 ch-1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (12 pc, 12x ch1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (24 pc, 24x ch1)
  • {hdc, dc, ch2, dc, hdc} to form corners, then 2hdc, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, 2hdc along sides (14 stitches along each side)
  • {2hdc, ch2, 2hdc} at corners and 1hdc into each st along the sides. Fasten off. (18 stitches along each side)puffy crochet square

{Crochet} Flower Power Granny Square Free Pattern

crochet square flower pattern

If you’ve made my Flower Power crochet coasters before, then you’ll love this free pattern which turns them into a granny square by adding three simple rounds. You’ll find the Flower Power coaster pattern here. Once you have made your coaster, simply follow these instructions to turn them into squares. Crochet squares are brilliant for making blankets, scarves and cushions. I’d love to see your Flower Power Granny Square creations, so please tag them with #flowerpowergrannysquare if you’re posting pictures on social media.

The following instructions are in UK terms, using 8ply cotton yarn and a 4mm hook. You’ll find the US and UK shorthand instructions at the end of this post. Have fun!

free crochet square pattern

UK Flower Power Granny Square Instructions

free crochet square pattern

Round 1 – take your flower power coaster and sl st into the top of the dtr (petal top) ch3 and then htr in between the two dcs at the base at the petals. This stitch should be right in the middle of the two petals, then ch3. * Sl st into petal top (dtr), ch3 and htr in between dcs at petal base, ch3 * repeat from. * to * around then sl st into first petal top. (12htr, 12sl st, 24 x ch-3).

 

free crochet square pattern

Round 2 – sl st into the ch-3 space, ch1 (this doesn’t count as a st) *Work 2htr, 1tr and 1dtr into this space then ch2. In the next ch-3 space, work 1dtr, 1tr and 2htr. Work 3dc into each of the next four ch-3 spaces.* repeat from * to * 3 more times. Sl st into first htr. (48dc, 4X groups of 2htr, 1tr, 1dtr, ch2, 1dtr, 1tr, 2htr).

 

crochet square flower pattern

Round 3 – ch 3 (counts as 1tr) work 1tr into each stitch until you reach the corner ch-2 space. *In the ch-2 space work 1tr, ch1, 1tr. Then 1tr into each of the stitches from the previous round. (20tr). * repeat from * to * 2 more times. Work 1tr, ch1, 1tr into the last ch-2 space, then 1tr into each st until you reach your initial ch3 (tr). Sl st into the top of this initial ch3 and fasten off. (22tr along each side = 88tr)

crochet square flower pattern

Ta da! Your Flower Power Coaster is now a funky granny square. Don’t forgot to tag your makes #flowerpowergrannysquare

Shorthand UK 
1. Sl st into petal top, ch3, htr in between petals – repeat around. (12htr, 12sl st, 24 x ch-3)
2.  At the corners work (2htr, 1tr, 1dtr, ch 2 in first ch-3 space, then 1dtr, 1tr, 2htr in the next ch-3 space).  Work 3dc into each of the 4 x ch-3 spaces along the sides. (48dc, 4X groups of 2htr, 1tr, 1dtr, ch2, 1dtr, 1tr, 2htr).
3. Work 1tr into each st at the sides and then 1tr, ch1, 1tr at corners. Fasten off. (22tr along each side = 88tr)

Shorthand US
1. Sl st into petal top, ch3, hdc in between petals – repeat around (12hdc, 12sl st, 24 x ch-3)
2. At the corners work (2hdc, 1dc, 1tr, ch 2 in first ch-3 space, then 1tr, 1dc, 2hdc in the next ch-3 space). Work 3sc into each of the 4 x ch-3 spaces along the sides. (48sc, 4X groups of 2hdc, dc,1tr, ch2, 1tr, 1dc, 2hdc).
3. Work 1dc into each st at the sides and then 1dc, ch1, 1dc at corners. Fasten off. (22dc along each side = 88dc)

{Crochet} Fleur Square Crochet Pattern

Free crochet square pattern

Here is the tutorial for my crochet Fleur Square. Crochet squares are so versatile and can be used to make cushions, blankets, scarves, bags and the list goes on. I’ve used 8ply Patons Cotton Blend and a 4mm hook for this pattern. The instructions are in UK terms and there are both UK and US shorthand instructions at the end of the tutorial. Don’t forget to tag #fleursquare once you’ve made your square. I’d love to see them!

UK Instructions (US instructions at the end)

Free crochet square pattern

Step 1 – With colour A, Ch6, Sl st to first ch to form a loop.

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 2 – Ch3, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog) ch2. *tr3tog, ch2* repeat from * to * 7 times (8 x tr3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces). Fasten off.

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 3 – With colour B, Sl at into any ch-2 space and work 3dc. Skip to the next ch -2 space and work 2dc,2ch,2dc (to form a corner) *In the next ch-2 space work 3dc and then 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the following ch-2 space * Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st into first dc (4 x 3dc groups, 4 x 2dc,ch2,2dc groups).

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 4 – *Ch5, sl st in the stitch just after the 3dc group from the previous round. Ch4 then sl st in the ch-2 space at the corner, ch4, sl st just before the next 3dc group from the previous round.* repeat from * to * 3 more times (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces).

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 5 -Sl st into the first ch-5 space, * work 5dc into the ch-5 space. 4dc into both of the ch-4 spaces at the corners. * repeat from * to * 3 more times (8 x 4dc groups, 4 x 5dc groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 6 – *Sl st into the 3rd dc (or middle dc) of the 5dc group from previous round. Ch5 then tr, ch3, tr at corner. Ch5 * then repeat from * to * 3 times and then Sl st to 3dc of 5dc group and fasten off. (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x tr, ch2, tr groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 7  – Switch to colour A. Sl st into any ch-3 corner space then * in the corner work 2tr, ch1, 2tr. Then 6tr in the next two ch-5 spaces* repeat from * to * 3 times and fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 8 x 6tr groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 8 – Switch to colour C. Sl st into any corner space and * work 2tr, ch1, 2tr into the corner. 1tr in the next 16 stitches.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 16 trs along each side)

 

Free crochet square pattern

I added another round of white trebles to each of my squares and then i joined them together to form the centre of a cushion. A round of green and another couple of rounds of trebles in white finished off my cushion nicely.

Free crochet square pattern

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Here are the shorthand instructions for all of you clever crocheters.

Fleur Square (UK)

  • 1 – Ch 6, sl st to first ch to from a loop
  • 2 – 8 x tr3tog with ch2 in between.  Fasten off (8 x tr3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces)
  • 3 – New colour: 3dc along the sides. 2dc, ch2, 2dc at corners. (4 x 3dc groups, 4 x 2dc,ch2,2dc groups)
  • 4 – Ch5 and then sl st over each 3dc groups. Ch4, sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4 at corners (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces)
  • 5 – 5dc in ch-5 spaces and 4dc in ch-4 spaces (8 x 4dc groups, 4 x 5dc groups)
  • 6 -Sl st into 3rd dc in 5dc group, ch5 then tr,ch3,tr at corners, ch 5. Repeat 3 more times. Fasten off (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x tr, ch3, tr groups)
  • 7 – New Colour: 2tr, ch1, 2tr at corners and 6tr into each ch-5 space. Fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 8 x 6tr groups)
  • 8 – New Colour – 2tr, 1ch, 2tr into each corner and 1tr into each of the 16 stitches along the sides. Fasten off.(4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 16 trs along each side) Fasten off.

Fleur Square (US)

  • 1 – Ch 6, sl st to first ch to from a loop
  • 2 – 8 x dc3tog with ch2 in between.  Fasten off (8 x dc3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces)
  • 3 – New colour: 3sc along the sides. 2sc, ch2, 2sc at corners. (4 x 3sc groups, 4 x 2sc,ch2,2sc groups)
  • 4 – Ch5 and then sl st over each 3sc groups. Ch4, sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4 at corners (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces)
  • 5 – 5sc in ch-5 spaces and 4sc in ch-4 spaces (8 x 4sc groups, 4 x 5sc groups)
  • 6 -Sl st into 3rd dc in 5sc group, ch5 then dc,ch3,dc at corners, ch 5. Repeat 3 more times. Fasten off (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x dc, ch3, dc groups)
  • 7 – New Colour: 2dc, ch1, 2dc at corners and 6dc into each ch-5 space. Fasten off. (4 x 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, 8 x 6dc groups)
  • 8 – New Colour: 2dc, 1ch, 2dc into each corner and 1dc into each of the 16 stitches along the sides. Fasten off.(4 x 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, 16 dcs along each side) Fasten off.

Free crochet square pattern

{Crochet} Mandy’s Mega Mandalas – Made by You

free crochet mandala pattern

Image Credit – @mommeetspoetry This is her short version of Mandy’s Mega Mandala that she made into a sweet little wall hanging.

Today i wanted to share with you some of the gorgeous crochet mandala creations made from my crochet pattern – Mandy’s Mega Mandala. It’s been a pure delight to see so many of these being made. I love that a crochet mandala can be used in many different ways – doily, coaster, wall hanging or acushion. Thank you kindly to all of these clever crafters for making Mandy’s Mega Mandala in a varietyof colour schemes. Beautiful!! And if you make one of my mega mandalas please tag #mandysmegamandala, so that i can see it and maybe share it here. If the mega mandala is too much of a committment for you, please try out one of my smaller patterns –

{Crochet} Mandy’s Mega Mandala Cushion Pattern

Crochet circle cushion

Here is my crochet mega mandala pattern – Mandy’s Mega Mandala. It is written in UK terms but there are shorthand US terms and instructions at the end of this tutorial.  The stitches are relatively simple, but it’s important to count your stitches, especially as it’s such a large crochet circle. If you miscount in the first few rounds, then the entire mandala will be out for the duration of the pattern and no one wants that!

You will need 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook. I’ve used Patons cotton blend.

Stiches you will need to know

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble
  • tr – treble
  • dtr – double treble
  • tr2tog – treble two togther
  • tr3tog – treble three together
  • magic loop

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 1 – Begin with a magic loop. Ch3 (counts as a tr) then work 11tr into the ring. Sl at into the top of the inital ch 3 and fasten off. (12tr)

Round 2 – Sl st into the top of any tr from the previous round. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then 1tr into the same st. Work 2tr into each tr. Sl st into the top of the ch3 and fasten off. (24tr)

Round 3 – Sl st into any tr, ch1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch) * 1dc, 2dc * in the next st. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off (36dc)

Round 4 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into the same st. Skip a st then work 2tr into the next. Continue to work 2tr into every second tr around. Sl st into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (36tr, 18tr pairs)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 5 – Sl st into between any tr pair, dc, * ch2, dc in between the next tr pair.* repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the first dc and fasten off. (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18dc)

Round 6 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, * work 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc. * repeat from * to * in every ch-2 space. Fasten off. (18groups of dc, htr, tr, htr, dc)

Round 7 – Sl st in between any of the dcs in the previous round (see image). Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 2tr into the same st. Sl st into the top of the tr (see image). Continue to work 3tr in between each dc group and sl st into the tr at the top of the st group. Sl st into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (18 groups x 3tr, 18 sl st) (54tr, 18slst)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 8 – Sl st into any st from the previous round, then dc in every st including the sl st. Sl st into first dc and fasten off (72 dc)

Round 9 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 1tr in the same st. Continue to work 2tr into every second dc around. Sl st into top the initial ch3 and fasten off. (72tr, 36tr pairs)

Round 10 – Sl st in between any tr pair from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 2tr into the same st. Work 3tr in between each of the tr pairs from the previous round. Sl st into the top of the ch3 and fasten off. (108tr, 36 x 3tr groups)

Round 11 – Sl st into any st from the previous round, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc in every st around. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off. (108dc)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 12 – Sl st into any dc from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr) tr in the next. Continue to work 1tr into each dc. Sl st into the top of the inital ch3 and fasten off. (108tr)

Round 13 – Sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch3 and tr2tog in the same stitch. *ch2, skip a st, tr3tog * repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of the tr2tog and fasten off. (54tr3tog)

Round 14 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch3 (counts as 1tr), work 2tr in the same ch-2 space. Work 3tr into every ch-2 space around. Sl at into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (54 groups of 3tr)(162tr)

Round 15 – sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into every tr from the previous round. Sl st to the top the initial ch3 and fasten off. (162tr)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 16 – Sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc, into the same st. Work 1dc into each tr from the previous round. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off. (162tr)

Round 17 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 and tr2tog in the same st. *ch2, skip a st, tr3tog in the next*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the top of the tr2tog and fasten off. (81 x tr3tog)

Round 18 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr in the same ch-2 space. Work 2htr into every ch-2 space. Sl st into the inital ch2 and fasten off. (162htr)(81 x htr pairs)

Round 19 – Sl st into any htr, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc into the same st. Dc into each htr around. Sl st into the initial dc and fasten off. (162 dc)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 20 – Sl st into any dc from the previous round. Ch2, skip a st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the initial dc and fasten off. (81 sl st, and 81 ch-2 groups).

Round 21 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch3 (counts as 1htr and 1ch), 1htr in the same ch-2 space. * In the next ch-2 space work 1htr, ch1, 1htr *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the the second ch of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (162 htr, 81ch)(81 groups of 1htr, ch1, 1htr)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 22 – Sl st in between any group of 1htr, ch1, 1htr. *Ch 2, Sl st in between the next group* Repeat from * to * around and fasten off. I’m using the same colour for he next round so I won’t fasten off, but Sl st in the next ch-2 space and continue.

Round 23 – This round is shown in white yarn just to make the image clear, but my final mandala is worked in pink. Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch 2 (counts as 1htr), dtr through the ch-1 space in round 21 (see image), 1htr through ch-2 space of round 23. * In the next ch-2 space work 1htr, 1dtr though ch-1 space of round 21, 1htr in ch-2 space if round 23. * Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the top of the initial ch2 and fasten off! Hooray!!!

Shorthand UK

  • Round 1 – Begin with a magic ring. 12tr in ring. (12tr)
  • Round 2 – 2tr in each tr. (24tr)
  • Round 3 – 1dc, 2dc around (36dc)
  • Round 4 – 2tr in every second st (36tr)(18tr pairs)
  • Round 5 – dc, ch-2 in between each tr pair (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18dc)
  • Round 6 – work 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc into each ch-2 space (18groups of 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc)
  • Round 7 – 3tr in between the dcs from the previous round, sl st to top of tr from previous round and repeat around(18 groups x 3tr 18 l at) (54tr, 18slst)
  • Round 8 – dc into every st (72dc)
  • Round 9 – 2tr in every second dc (72 tr)(36tr pairs)
  • Round 10 – 3tr in between each tr pair (108tr)(36 x tr triplets)
  • Round 11 – 1dc in every st (108dc)
  • Round 12 – 1tr in each st (108tr)
  • Round 13 – tr3tog, ch2 in every second tr (54 x tr3tog)
  • Round 14 – 3tr into each ch-2 space (162tr)
  • Round 15 – 1tr into every st (162tr)
  • Round 16 – 1dc into every st (162dc)
  • Round 17 – tr3tog, ch-2 in every second st (81x tr3tog)
  • Round 18 – 2htr in every ch-2 space (162htr)(81 x htr pairs)
  • Round 19 – dc into each st (162dc)
  • Round 20 – ch2, sl st into every second st around (81 x ch-2 spaces, 81 sl st)
  • Round 21 – 1htr, 1ch, 1htr into each ch-2 space (162 htr, 81ch)
  • Round 22 – sl st in between the 1htr, 1ch, 1htr groups from previous round, ch2 and repeat around (81sl st, 82 x ch-2 spaces)
  • Round 23 – (1htr, 1dtr through ch-1 space of round 21, 1htr in the same ch-2 space of round 23) repeat in every ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Shorthand US –

  • Round 1 – Begin with a magic ring. 12dc in ring. (12dc)
  • Round 2 – 2dc in each dc. (24dc)
  • Round 3 – 1sc, 2sc around (36sc)
  • Round 4 – 2dc in every second st (36dc)(dctr pairs)
  • Round 5 – sc, ch-2 in between each dc pair (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18 sc))
  • Round 6 – work 1sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 1sc into each ch-2 space (18groups of 1sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 1sc)
  • Round 7 – 3dc in between the two sc’s from the previous round, sl st to top of dc from previous round and repeat around (18 groups x 3dc, 18 x sl st) (54dc, 18slst)
  • Round 8 – sc into every st (72sc)
  • Round 9 – 2dc in every second sc (72 dc)(36dc pairs)
  • Round 10 – 3dc in between each dc pair (108dc)(36 x dc triplets)
  • Round 11 – 1sc in every st (108sc)
  • Round 12 – 1dc in each st (108dc)
  • Round 13 – dc3tog, ch2 in every second tr (54 x dc3tog)
  • Round 14 – 3dc into each ch-2 space (162dc)
  • Round 15 – 1dc into every st (162dc)
  • Round 16 – 1sc into every st (162sc)
  • Round 17 – dc3tog, ch-2 in every second st (81x dc3tog)
  • Round 18 – 2hdc in every ch-2 space (162hdc)(81 x hdc pairs)
  • Round 19 – sc into each st (162sc)
  • Round 20 – ch2, sl st into every second st around (81 x ch-2 spaces, 81 sl st)
  • Round 21 – 1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc into each ch-2 space (162 hdc, 81ch)
  • Round 22 – sl st in between the 1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc group from previous round, ch2 and repeat around (81sl st, 82 x ch-2 spaces)
  • Round 23 – (1hdc, 1tr through ch-1 space of round 21, 1hdc in the same ch-2 space of round 23) repeat for every ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Crochet circle cushion

I made two mandalas and stitched them together over a round cushion insert. It’s like two cushions in one, with a different colour sequence on the other side. If you make one of my mega mandalas please tag #mandysmegamandala on social media. If you’re looking for a smaller mandala to crochet please check out Mandy’s Mandala and my Sunnyside Up Mandala. Enjoy!

Crochet circle cushion

 

{Crochet} Flower Power Coaster Pattern

 

crochet coaster patterns

This 7 Round crochet coaster pattern is quick and fun to make. Crochet coasters make great gifts and are the perfect project for using up leftover bits of yarn. I’m calling this coaster pattern Flower Power as it reminds of the floral prints that were popular in the 70s. These coasters look great in bright happy colours and make a pretty addition to any boring table. These coasters have been made from Patons Cotton Blend 8ply yarn.

Stitch Knowledge Required (UK) (US shorthand instructions included at the end) 

  • Magic Ring
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • htr = half treble
  • tr = treble
  • dtr = double treble

Flower Power Crochet Coaster

Free crochet coaster pattern

Round One

Round 1 – To begin make a magic ring, chain 1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch) then work 8htr into the ring. Sl st to the top of the first htr to join round. (8htr)

 

crochet coaster

Round Two

Round 2 – Chain 2 (counts as 1htr), then 1 htr into in the same stitch. Work 2 htr into each htr from the previous round. Sl st to the top of the ch2 to join. (16htr)

 

Free crochet coaster pattern

Round Three

Round 3 – chain 2 (counts as 1htr), then work 2htr in the next stitch. Continue to work 1htr, then 2 htr into each stitch from the previous round. Sl st to the top of the ch2 to join. (24htr)

 

Free crochet coaster pattern

Round Four

Round 4 – Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) then 1dc. Ch 3, miss a stitch and then dc into the next. Continue to ch3, then dc into every second stitch all the way around. Sl st into the first dc to join round. (12 x ch-3 spaces, 12dc).

 

Free crochet coaster pattern

Round Five

Round 5 – Sl st into first ch-3 space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 3tr into the same ch-3 space. Work 4tr into each ch-3 space all the way around. Sl st into the top of the first ch3. (48tr)(12x4tr)

 

Free crochet coaster pattern

Round Six

Round 6 – Ch 5, sl st in between the first two groups of 4tr from the previous round. Continue to ch5, and then sl st in between the tr groups all the way around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)

 

crochet coaster patterns

Round Seven

Round 7 – *Sl st into the next ch-5 space and work 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1htr, 1dc* Repeat for * to * all the way around. After the last dc, cut the yarn and thread it into a needle. Fasten off. All done!!

easy crochet coaster

 

Shorthand Instructions (UK)

  • Round 1 – magic loop then work 8htr
  • Round 2 – 2htr in each tr (16htr)
  • Round 3 – 1htr, 2htr around (24htr)
  • Round 4 – Ch3, skip st, dc in next – repeat around (12dc,12xch-3)
  • Round 5 – 4tr in each ch-3 space (12x 4tr)(48tr)
  • Round 6. – Ch5 then sl st in between gap between two 4tr groups. Repeat around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
  • Round 7 – 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr,1dc into each ch-5 space. Fasten off.

Shorthand Instructions (US)
Round 1 – magic loop then work 8hdc
Round 2 – 2hdc in each hdc (16hdc)
Round 3 – 1hdc, 2hdc around (24hdc)
Round 4 – Ch3, skip st, sc in next – repeat around (12sc,12xch-3)
Round 5 – 4dc in each ch-3 space (12x 4dc)(48dc)
Round 6. – Ch5 then sl st in between gap between two 4dc groups. Repeat around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
Round 7 – 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc,1sc into each ch-5 space. Fasten off.