Sunday, May 29, 2011

Flower Granny Square



I decided I would try (for the first time ever..... a little backwards as most people start with these...) a granny square.  And I LOVED the ones that had an elevated "3D" flower in the middle.  I am thinking I will make 8 of these and create a rectangular pillow.  Or maybe a purse.  Or a table runner.  Anyhoo.....

I picked some bright colors - Lavender, Hot Pink, and Bright Green (for this one) to use up some stash and  thought I'd follow THIS free pattern.  

But, I wanted a larger, deeper flower and decided to add a 3rd petal layer.

And then I got in a bind reading the directions on how to start the square part and attach to the flower.

So, instead of burning any more brain cells, I decided to create my own idea, based in part on THIS video.
 
So I have pretty much created my own Flower Granny Square pattern, 4 months into crocheting!  I need to go write it down before I forget, but I have 7 more squares to go.  Here is what I have come up with so far.

Flower looks red on my screen, but is Hot Pink




I love this view!



This shows the back side, how I created the "square" part of the Granny Square.






Hopefully, I will have the finished pillow/purse/who knows sometime soon WITH the pattern after I write it down and triple check it.

I may be linking to THESE parties!

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39 comments:

  1. What great colors ... super cute!

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  2. So pretty and all my favorite colors.
    You are so clever!

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  3. This is scrumptious! Could you please post a link on my Reap What You Sew linky party, I just started this weeks, finishes on Sundays! Add me to your fab list...how did you get all those links to linky parties in nice even rows? Will you share your secret?

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  4. Oh what a fabulous granny square! and I'm soooo impressed you created the pattern yourself! Brilliant!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. It's very pretty, Cheri. I love the colors!..Christine

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  6. That's so beautiful!!!! An amazing combination of color..

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  7. Very pretty - and congrats on your first pattern. :)

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  8. Oh my... this is fabulous!!!
    Love the looks!

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  9. These are super cute! I'm also new to the granny square.

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  10. Lovely! I've just started to learn crochet and I try so hard but...alas, I'm a lefty...it's all so much harder! Wonderful photos and what an amazing granny square. so envious!

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  11. I must, I must learn to crochet again! How sweet, love the colors too! Jules ♥

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  12. Really sweet! You are kicking some serious crochet butt, my friend! (Not that I expected any less from my super talented friend!)

    Pop on over to my blog when you get a second.. I have a little blog lovin' for ya!

    :~) M

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  13. It looks great and I love the colours. You did a wonderful job with it. Thanks for sharing it at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  14. Hi Cheri! I'm visiting from "Handy Man, Crafty Woman" I saw your link up there for this Flower
    Granny Square! I LOVE it! Such awesome pictures too!
    I'm your newest follower on your blog! Thanks for sharing.. you can find me at:

    http://onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful week!!

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  15. ADORABLE!!! I'd love for you to share it at my Pinkalicious Thursday Blog Party!
    http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/06/pinkalicious-thursday-blog-party-4.html

    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  16. Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicous Thursday! Maybe you need to start a Purpleicious Tuesday since you love all things purple:)
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  17. Sweet! Love the color combo - i could picture this on a sweater or jacket, or even a tote bag. (:

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  18. I love the flying saucer view! Really cute and lots of texture, love it!

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  19. It's very pretty! I love the 3d effect! A purse/bag would be perfect for it.

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  20. Wonderful! It's showing up more red than pink on my monitor, too - but that's ok, it's still lovely!

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  21. You're very creative! I really like the 3D effect you came up with for your flower pattern.

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  22. That is so adorable and as always, I love your color combos! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  23. So pretty. I love the colors and the "3D" effect is wonderful! Thanks for linking up.

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  24. Nice squares, more folks should combine red and purple, they look so nice together. Although that combination does make me think of my mother and her Red Hat ladies, LOL I like to make a Granny Square now and then. They're so quick and satisfying. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  25. That's a very interesting "granny" square. I really like it.

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  26. I love this square, can't wait to see the pattern

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  27. They are lovely. I am heading over to bookmark that tutorial next.

    Thanks!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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  28. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ for-the-luv-of.blogspot.com that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

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  29. Very sweet! You do such beutiful work!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie. I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  30. I love those colors! Gorgeous. I must put this craft on my bucket list. :)
    Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  31. So pretty! Love the raised flower look! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  32. Very pretty! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! ~Jami

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  33. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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  34. Love the flower granny square. I'm like you I just started granny squares last week, after knitting and crocheting for years. They are fun aren't they :)

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  35. I'm having a hard time finding the pattern. I love this pattern and would like to try it in a baby blanket. IF anyone can help out.

    Thanks,
    Jen

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    1. Jen, I hate to say...I never finished this nor did I write down the pattern. Sigh.....but I searched Ravelry and found this one that is very similar..perhaps you could tweak it?

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-granny-square-crochet-tutorial---flower-can-be-made-seperately

      Good luck!

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