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 made a Flickr group "Flower Garden Granny Square" for all the crocheters who made something with this pattern!! Share and communicate with other granny square lovers including me! More information you can find here. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful pieces! (05/30/14)