Crocheted granny square motifs have so many possibilities and they are a blast to make. It’s fun to take a bunch of color combinations and try them together to make something utterly unique. The Daisy Granny Square is a crocheted motif that has a 3D element – it looks like the flowers are really popping off the granny square. In this video, Mister Domestic shares how he likes to create this motif.
DAISY GRANNY SQUARE
Mister Domestic is using 3 colors for his granny square. He works the motif as follows:
Leaving a 6-inch tail, create a magic ring with color 1.
Round 1: With color 1, ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc into ring and pull tail to close ring. Sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join. Fasten off. 12 dc
Round 2: Sl st to join color 2, beg popcorn in first st, ch 2, [popcorn, ch 2] around. Sl st in top of beg popcorn to join. Fasten off. 12 popcorn total.
Round 3: Sl st in ch-sp to join color 3, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch-sp, [ (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 1 (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-sp] 3 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 1, 3 dc beg ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join.
Round 4: Continuing with color 3, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1] 3 times, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to beg ch-2 sp, 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in beg ch-sp, sl st in third ch of beg ch to join. Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
tr: treble crochet
Beg popcorn: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 4 tr in first stitch, remove loop from hook. Insert hook under both loops of the top of beg ch-4 in the group. Place loop back on hook and pull through stitch.
Popcorn: 5 tr in same stitch, remove loop from hook. Insert hook under both loops of the top of the first tr in the group. Place loop back on hook and pull through stitch
This video uses U.S. crochet terminology.