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How To Crochet Tulips in Granny Square – FREE PATTERN

Granny squares

About The Pattern

I have created tulips mandala design this spring – when everything started to bloom. Then later I have decided to transform it to granny square, also to make some changes to the pattern. This cute granny square is very quick to crochet. I have also recorded short videos to show tricky stitches. Checkout these videos to get better understanding of each round.

Skill level: easy
Size: approx. 11×11 cm with Scheepjes Catona

Materials And Tools (Yarn, Hook)

Yarn – Scheepjes Catona, 50 g = 125 m

  • Color S (sage green) – 212 Sage Green
  • Color F (fir green) – 525 Fir
  • Color B (brown) – 157 Root Bear
  • Color Y (yellow) – 249 Saffron

Crochet hook size 2,5 mm

This was yarn set I have used for the written pdf pattern with pictures. There are countless combinations you could use for this granny square. Check out step by step video:

I suggest to explore different combinations.

In my stitch videos I used Scheepjes Cahlista yarn.



Abbreviations

US notations used.

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – single crochet increase
dc-inc – double crochet increase
hdc – half double crochet
tc – treble crochet
htc – half treble crochet
FPtc – front post treble crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
st – stitch
slst – slipstitch

Tulips granny square

Written Pattern

Round 1:
With B yarn start into magic ring with ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with invisible join. (12 dc)

Round 2:
With S yarn start in any st. ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in the same st, *2 dc in each st* repeat 11 times. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with invisible join. (12*2dc=24 dc)

Round 3:
With F yarn start in any st. ch 3 (counts as dc), dc-inc, dc-inc, *dc, dc-inc, dc-inc* repeat 7 times. Do not cut the yarn. Join with start of the round with slst. (40 dc)

Round 4:
All stitches will be into round 2. With S yarn start in st below of the first st on round 3. As a front post st, ch 4 (counts as tc), ch 5, skip 2, *FPtc, ch 5, skip 2* repeat 7 times. Do not cut the yarn. Join with start of the round with slst. (8 FPtc- ch5)

Round 5:
Continue with F yarn, pull yarn into front of the round. ch 1 (counts as sc), skip 1 on round 3, *sc into round 3 and together with chain space (from round 4), the same way – inc, inc, sc, skip 1 on round 3* repeat 7 times, inc, inc. Do not cut the yarn. Join with start of the round with slst. (8 sc-inc- inc-sc = 48 sc)


Round 6:
Continue with S yarn, start with ch 1, *4 FPdc into space under FPtc st on round 4, ch 2* repeat 8 times. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with slst. (8 4FPdc-ch2 = 48 dc)

Round 7:
Continue with F yarn. ch 1 (counts as sc), skip 2 on round 5, *4 sc into round 5 (starting in the first sc of inc from round 5), skip 2 on round 5, 3 sc into space between dc shells on round 6* repeat 7 times, 3 sc into space between dc shells on round 6, 3 sc into round 5. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with invisible join. (8 7sc=56 sc)

Round 8:
With Y yarn start in the round 6, into space between 2dc and 2dc, with ch 2 (counts as start of dc2tog), dc to finish dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 3, *into the middle of next 4dc shell of round 6 (between 2dc and 2dc) – dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 3* repeat 7 times. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with slst. (8 dc2tog-ch- dc2tog-ch-dc2tog-ch3)

Round 9:
With F yarn start in first ch 1 space of any “flower”. ch 1 (counts as sc), sc into the same ch space, 2 sc into next ch1 space, 5 sc into ch3 space, *2 sc into next ch1 space, 2 sc into next ch1 space, 5 sc into the ch3 space* repeat 7 times. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with invisible join. (8 5sc-2*2sc=72 sc)


Round 10:
With B yarn start in any st back loop. ch 1 (counts as sc), 71 sc into back loop. Fasten off yarn. Join with start of the round with invisible join. (72 sc)

Round 11:
With F yarn start in any st. ch 1 (counts as sc), 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, shell – htc, tc, ch 1, tc, htc; 3 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, *3 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, shell – htc, tc, ch 1, tc, htc; 3 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc,* repeat 3 times. Join with start of the round with slst. Do not cut the yarn. (8 5sc-3hdc-3dc-htc-tc-ch1-tc-htc)

Round 12:
Continue with F yarn. ch 1 (counts as sc), 10 sc, 3 sc into ch space, 10 sc, *11 sc, 3 sc into ch space, 10 sc,* repeat 3 times. Join with start of the round with invsible st. (96 sc)

Weave in yarn ends. After finishing the granny square, I recommend doing blocking with iron. Put square with wrong side up. Put wet towel on top. Iron shortly. Then stretch it on the board, leave to dry.

Check out this video showing iron blocking part:

Pattern Copyright by Lyjo Lelijo. All rights reserved. Please do not copy or share the pattern in full or in parts. You may sell finished items, only if you mention Lyjo Lelijo as the designer.

Additional Resources

Printable PDF Pattern

Ad free printable PDF pattern (including crochet diagram and photos of each steps, color schema, uncolored schema for planning your design). I would appreciate very much if you buy it for a small fee and support me.

Tulips granny square pattern

You can buy this pattern and support me:

Youtube Tutorial

Youtube Videos – Tulips Playlist

Check out playlist Mandala Tulips on my youtube channel. It will help with tricky stitches, also has step by step videos.

Happy Crocheting!

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