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)
So lovely! Thank you for the pattern and inspiration!ReplyDelete
The colors on this bag are so pretty. Love this bag. Thank you for the pattern. Will have a try.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the free pattern. This is such a pretty square, and I love the bag you made from it.ReplyDelete
So pretty ! thank you for the pattern !ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, I'll def make this :)ReplyDelete
I love your designs. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank YOU! And, a lovely little project it is!!ReplyDelete
so cute - can't wait to make it - tyvm!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 againDelete
This is gorgeous. I just discovered your blog via a pin on pinterest.ReplyDelete
Lindos trabalhos... Parabéns!
Conheci seu cantinho através de um link no Facebook.
Bjks da amiga do Brasil,
Love your bag. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
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! :-)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Yes, saw this on Pinterest. Very lovely bag!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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&theaterReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
Is there a lining in the purse?..It is beautifulReplyDelete
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.Delete
the bag is absolutely gorgeous - congratulationsReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Just found this on Pinterest. I love the design and the colors. Thank you for sharing the pattern.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank-you for sharing! Your square is beautiful!ReplyDelete
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
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!
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!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the free pattern! I have just finished crocheting a bag for myself. You can see the post here:ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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The bag and the square is absolutely amazingly gorgeous, mind if I feature your work in my blog? :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by. Please tell me your blog URL!
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. :) JodyReplyDelete
I hope you enjoyed making this after Christmas!Delete
I made a version of your bag and put it on my blog. Thanks for the pattern.ReplyDelete
Your bag looks great. Love the color of NORO!Delete
To make a baby blanket - do you know how much yarn I would need to buy?ReplyDelete
Hi Ginger Tate,Delete
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.
I am trying to figure out how you made the handles (slings) of the bag. Its beautifullReplyDelete
This is very pretty :) I am trying to do this but I dont know how to work the square without flower >< ..ReplyDelete
I found a basic granny square pattern and tutorial here. Hope it help you to figure out.Delete
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!!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Can I share this pattern on my Facebook page? I just love it :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Mirela,Delete
Yes,you can share the pattern. Please make sure you mention about original source and link to this blog in your facebook status.
I love this purse! I've made 3 or the daisy squares so far!ReplyDelete
Yes! I love it so much, it is so beautifully made!!=0))ReplyDelete
This is fantastic, I want to make one of these..I love it..Your blog is great thank you..JaniceReplyDelete
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 ...ReplyDelete
How do you put the bag together and make the straps...I have looked and couldn't find it ???????ReplyDelete
Hi Janice15, Thank you for stopping by.Delete
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.
I love the bag. These are my versions: http://pinterest.com/fernandatenerif/manualidades-propias/ReplyDelete
Your bags look so good! I love the colors you picked. Thank you so much for sharing you photos!Delete
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..ReplyDelete
No problem! Hope you enjoy using your finished bag! Thank you so much!Delete
Thank you for sharing the pattern.
Thank you very much for sharing, very nice bag !ReplyDelete
Kisses from Belgium
Just found your site - I absolutely love your flower square! Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern!ReplyDelete
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 >_<ReplyDelete
Love the shape and the colours.ReplyDelete
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 !ReplyDelete
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.
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!ReplyDelete
I am so glad you love your bag! I will try to share making handles how to soon. So please stay tuned!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!
What a lovely pattern. Could you give the instructions for the plain granny square that you use along with this flower square?ReplyDelete
I found a basic granny square pattern and tutorial here. Hope it help you to figure out.
Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.ReplyDelete
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This is so pretty. I have been searching for the right pattern. I'm using the squares to make a fall poncho for my granddaughter.ReplyDelete
Thank You ! A táskát meghorgoltam, és utólagos engedelmeddel a szöveget a rajzon magyarra fordítottam, köszönöm, nagyon szép lett a táskám :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the pretty pattern!! You are very talented and kind for sharing your crochet with all of us!!!! :DReplyDelete
Thank-you for this pretty pattern! I just completed my first of many Flower Garden Granny's. I am new to crochet so it took a bit to get the hang of it, but it turned out great! I am going to use a lot of them to make a baby blanket for my friends new baby girl.ReplyDelete
So very pretty and dainty. Your work is amazing. Thank you, Hiromi, for the pattern.ReplyDelete
thanks soo much for sharing..it's beautiful!!ReplyDelete
my 8 year old grandson wants to learn to crochet~ SO we did a wash cloth first, and now~ onto granny squares~ I think he'll love doing this!! Thanks for your wonderful designs!!ReplyDelete
I love your bag, but am planning to make a blanket using your pattern. Thanks for sharing the pattern!ReplyDelete
hi do u have the pattern for the square without the flower ?ReplyDelete