Thursday, May 10, 2012

Free pattern for a Flower Gardan Granny Square

 I finished the Flower Garden Granny Square project! It was a shoulder bag! The idea turned so well and the bag looks so lovely. I just love it. Do you like it, too?




I drew a chart and wrote a pattern for a flower garden granny square. The chart is in Japanese manner, and the written pattern is in English. I hope it works all right to help someone who wants to try this project.


 There is a bigger image available here or clicking the chart below will take you to there as well.



Hook : 4mm (Japanese size7) for 5" square.
Yarn : 4 ply worsted weight cotton yarn ( Sugar'n Cream from Lily).
For center / Yellow #00010,
Petals and frame / White #18001,
Leaves / Hot green #01712,
Five different colors for Background (one for each square) /
Robbins egg blue #01215, Light blue #00026, Soft violet #00093, Tea rose #00042, Rose pink #00046

<Written Pattern for a Flower Garden Grammy Square>

Row 1 (Center / Yellow) ; ch 4, join with ss(sl st) to form a circle; * sc, ch 4 in loop* 8 times.

Row 2 (Petals) : Join White in any ch 4 loop. In each loop *ss, ch3, 2 tc, ch 3, ss, ch 1*. Repeat around. Finish with sl st into top of 1st sc.

Row 3 (Leaves) : Join green with a sc in ch between any two petals. Work *ch 4 behind petals, sc in each ch 1 space between petals* all the way around, finish with sl st into 1st sc. Petals are supposed to be in front of the green loops.

Row 4 (Leaves continue) : Ss into next green ch 4 loop. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, in same loop. This makes a corner of the square. *3 dc in next loop, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next loop (corner)*. Repeat ** around until you get 4corners done. 3dc in next loop. Ss in to top of 1st 3ch. Finish off green.

Row 5 (Background) : Attaching your choice of color in any corner space, work 1st corner (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc). *3 dc groups in each space between the 3 dc groups of previous row, across to next corner. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc (corner) *. Repeat ** to complete row. Ss into top of 1st 3ch. Finish off.

Row 6 (White frame) : Attaching white in any corner space, work 1st corner (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc). *3 dc groups in each space between the 3 dc groups of previous row, across to next corner. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc (corner) *. Repeat ** to complete row. Ss into top of 1st 3ch. Finish off.


I needed six flower garden granny squares and four simple granny squares (without flowers) for building this purse. Granny squares are so versatile as  you know. It could become anything depending on your creative ideas. I enjoyed having many pretty colors on this project. Picking colors is one of  my favorite process when I crocheted and knit. You can pick your own colors. Just enjoy and I will be looking forward to hearing from you about your own project. Happy crocheting!

75 comments:

  1. So lovely! Thank you for the pattern and inspiration!

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  2. The colors on this bag are so pretty. Love this bag. Thank you for the pattern. Will have a try.

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  3. Thank you for the free pattern. This is such a pretty square, and I love the bag you made from it.

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  4. So pretty ! thank you for the pattern !

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity! I can't wait to make one and to use it when I go shopping for yarn, hehe.

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  6. Thanks for sharing, I'll def make this :)

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  7. I love your designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thank YOU! And, a lovely little project it is!!

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  9. so cute - can't wait to make it - tyvm!!

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  10. Thank you all girls for your kind comments! If you tried making the squares, please report how it worked. Oh, and if you don't mind, would you tell me how you got to here? The traffic to this blog went way up high since yesterday and I have no idea what is happening! If you could, I will appreciate it.

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    1. Hey..this is sooo very pretty...my kind of thing...thanks for the pattern...looking forward to using the square and creating something different...got here through a friend who sent me this link...keep up the good work...thx again

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  11. This is gorgeous. I just discovered your blog via a pin on pinterest.

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  12. Oi, Hiromi!
    Lindos trabalhos... Parabéns!
    Conheci seu cantinho através de um link no Facebook.
    Bjks da amiga do Brasil,
    San Vasro
    www.vasroartes.blogspot.com

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  13. Love your bag. Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Hi! This project is soooo stinking cute, I can't wait to give it a shot! (And your project was pinned on Pinterest and is spreading quickly. I would imagine that's where the increased traffic came from! Good job! :-)

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  15. This is one of the loveliest Granny patterns I've seen. I repinned it from someone else, then came here for the pattern and pinned the handbag too. You are so generous to share this. Thank you.

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  16. Yes, saw this on Pinterest. Very lovely bag!

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  17. kirei desu!!!!! :) I love your design, and will absolutely have to make such a cute bag for myself (AND my girls...)! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Amanda

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  18. I like this design so much! I started my project - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150985238640016&set=a.420621375015.218081.65156975015&type=3&theater

    Thank you!:)

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. So very pretty! I am definitely going to make these for my granddaughters who will be visiting me later this summer. Thank you for such a lovely Pattern especial the three dimensional nature of the flower in the granny square!!

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  21. Is there a lining in the purse?..It is beautiful

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    1. This bag doesn't have a lining. But it would be very nice to have a lining. I probably add a lining to it later.

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  22. the bag is absolutely gorgeous - congratulations

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  23. I found a picture of your grannies on pinterest, and absolutely love the handbag you made with them. I've just finished my square, so just a couple more to go. Thank you very much for the pattern!

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  24. I, too, found this cute project on pinterest and I have my flower centers made, now onto the rounds. We will be able to pick out pinterest fans in the world soon by the ones carrying this cute purse. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Just found this on Pinterest. I love the design and the colors. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  26. Love your blog. How many squares do I have to make in order to make a bag like yours as my squares only measure 3.5" instead of 5". tq.

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  27. Thank-you for sharing! Your square is beautiful!

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  28. Pinterestから来ました。編み図ありがとうございます、参考にさせていただきます。刺し子もすごく素敵です!!
    娘さんの名前がニーナちゃんなんですね、家の娘もニーナです。
    普段、ブログにコメント残す事はあまりないのですが、奇遇だったので。。。里帰り楽しんでください♪

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    1. かおりさん、こんにちは。
      偶然ですね。お嬢さんとうちのムスメが同じ名前とは。ムスメの名はニナ、と短く呼んでいます。これを機に、ぜひまたコメントしてくださいね。

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  29. Hiromi,

    Thank you very much for sharing your project and the pattern for it. I have never made a purse, or lined one for that matter. How would you go about lining it? I am thinking of making this for my mom for Christmas.

    Thanks from Southern Indiana

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Thank you for stopping by. I would just simply trace the outline of the finished crocheted bag and add some seam allowance to make a pattern for lining. Use any fabrics you like. It would be fun to add a pocket or two inside. I would love to hear from you when you make it!

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  30. I am sorry everyone, that I cannot reply to all of your comments. I read all of them and very grateful to hear from you! Please come back. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Thank you so so much!

    Love,
    Hiromi

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  31. Thank you for the free pattern! I have just finished crocheting a bag for myself. You can see the post here:
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417250.msg4935424#msg4935424

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    1. Thank you Katara for sharing your work with us! your bag is beautiful. Your choice of colors makes it look so different. Please share again if you made another one!

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  32. The bag and the square is absolutely amazingly gorgeous, mind if I feature your work in my blog? :)

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    1. Weendy,
      Thank you for stopping by. Please tell me your blog URL!

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  33. Hi Hiromi, thank you for the pattern it makes such a sweet bag! It has finally come to the top of my 'to make' list after Christmas projects are done. Has anyone put this on Ravelry? I couldn't find it to link to there but I will keep searching. :) Jody

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    1. I hope you enjoyed making this after Christmas!

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  34. I made a version of your bag and put it on my blog. Thanks for the pattern.
    http://katecampion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Your bag looks great. Love the color of NORO!

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  35. To make a baby blanket - do you know how much yarn I would need to buy?

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    1. Hi Ginger Tate,
      My 5" square weighs about 20g each. Numbers of yarns you need will depend on the blanket size you want to make. I hope this will help you to figure it out.

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  36. I am trying to figure out how you made the handles (slings) of the bag. Its beautifull

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  37. This is very pretty :) I am trying to do this but I dont know how to work the square without flower >< ..

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    1. I found a basic granny square pattern and tutorial here. Hope it help you to figure out.
      http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Crochet_Granny_Square.htm

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  38. Diane L - Crocheting AddictMarch 19, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    I found this on Pinterest. The square is gorgeous! I just started a bag from another pattern, and I'm going to take it all out and start this one instead. I love it! The colors are so springy and cheerful. Can't wait to get it made. I think I will add a lining with pockets for my cell phone and other sundry items. Thanks so much for the gorgeous pattern!!

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  39. Oh my! What a lovely bag. Love the colours. Reminds me of a fun day in the sun on a beautiful weekend morning :) I was looking for ideas to make a bag of my own and came across your pattern on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing this. Can't wait to start :)

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  40. Can I share this pattern on my Facebook page? I just love it :)

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    1. Thank you Mirela,
      Yes,you can share the pattern. Please make sure you mention about original source and link to this blog in your facebook status.

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  41. I love this purse! I've made 3 or the daisy squares so far!

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  42. Yes! I love it so much, it is so beautifully made!!=0))

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  43. This is fantastic, I want to make one of these..I love it..Your blog is great thank you..Janice

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  44. Helo, I started the flower squares to make this I had to use a size F needle-size 5.. I'm not sure what the size 7 Japanese needle is. It seems to be okay but I will find out ...

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  45. How do you put the bag together and make the straps...I have looked and couldn't find it ???????

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    1. Hi Janice15, Thank you for stopping by.

      The crochet hook size is 4mm which is US size #6. But as you know it always depends. Please adjust it according to your tension and gauge.
      I am sorry that I didn't mention about the method of sewing and making straps. When I wrote this post I meant to share only the pattern for the granny square. That is why there is no instruction for those.

      For sewing use tapestry needles and sew squares together one by one. You can use your favorite stitches. For making straps, I suggest to repeat three or four dc one row until you get desired length of strap. Rimming the sides with sc would make it look neat.

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  46. I love the bag. These are my versions: http://pinterest.com/fernandatenerif/manualidades-propias/

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    1. Your bags look so good! I love the colors you picked. Thank you so much for sharing you photos!

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  47. O I see, thank you very much for letting me know I have made them and I believe I can figure it out...I just love them thank you so much for sharing them..

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    1. No problem! Hope you enjoy using your finished bag! Thank you so much!

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  48. Lovely bag!
    Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  49. Thank you very much for sharing, very nice bag !
    Kisses from Belgium

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  50. Just found your site - I absolutely love your flower square! Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern!

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  51. Hi, lovely pattern for a bag! I was wondering what method did you use for joining the squares? I'm confused whether I should use whip stitch or slip stitch joining >_<

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  52. These are SO beautiful Hiromi san ! I have been making a lot of little things lately as my son and his partner just had a set of twins before Christmas - a girl and a boy - and now my 5 yr old granddaughter would like me to make a blanket/afghan for her. I am hoping to use some of these lovely squares of yours to make it extra pretty. Arigato gozaimashita !

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Congratulations! You got a grandson and a granddaughter at one time! That is a very happy news! I am sure you will make a beautiful blanket for your older granddaughter and she will love that. You are very good at Japanese too! Thank you.

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  53. Hello, I've just completed the squares for this bag. I love it btw! Was hoping that you could post how you made the handles for this bag? Thanks!

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    1. I am so glad you love your bag! I will try to share making handles how to soon. So please stay tuned!

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  54. Hi Hiromi.. wow.. very nice pattern and easy to make as well. Looking at the first sight, i deceided to make one for me with a dark color frame... so far did 2 squares.. loved it.. came out well.. appreciate your passion.. i found your blog thru google while looking for crochet bag with granny squares... Can we join the squares using Crochet stiching... i never done that... could you please tell me ... and also appreciate if u can tell how would you put lining to this... thank you so much for ur patience in replying all.

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    1. Hi Jeya,
      I am thinking to make a post for answering frequently asked questions about making this bag. I am sorry to let you wait a bit longer. I will try to make that work soon. Thank you so much!

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  55. What a lovely pattern. Could you give the instructions for the plain granny square that you use along with this flower square?

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    1. Hi Jan,
      I found a basic granny square pattern and tutorial here. Hope it help you to figure out.
      http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Crochet_Granny_Square.htm

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