Friday, 22 August 2014

A Flower for Wendy

Pre-edit :: hope you will forgive the haphazard photographs; luckily I did manage to find a 'first tutorial' of photos;  I did subsequently change the photos to match the first two in a different background colour.  BUT .. the instructions are all as was, and the photographs illustrate where necessary.

A Flower for Wendy

In my last post, I promised a pattern for this pretty flower, which I have called A Flower for Wendy.   Wendy is one of my very closest friends, for whom I made a blanket called Emily's Blanket ~ A Garden of Flowers, and in which I added an extra bloom .. A Flower for Wendy!

I crocheted the sample on a 3.5mm hook, using a DK yarn. 
Abbreviations:  yo ~ yarn over, sc ~ single crochet, dc ~ double crochet (yarn once over hook), tr ~ treble crochet (yarn twice over hook) l st ~ slip stitch
I have used US terms;  I have a small conversion chart under favourite tutorials above, for UK terms. May I apologise for one or two of the photos ... the sun disappeared and reappeared when I was taking them ...  so frustrating! Today is too glorious I am happy to say ♥ 

Lets begin:

Row 1 ~ make a magic circle or crochet 5 chain and join with a sl st to form a circle.  

Row 2 ~ Into the circle, crochet 8 sc, close with a sl st into first sc.

Row 3 ~ Into each of the eight dc, crochet a Puff st.  To work a Puff st:   Yo, insert hook in dc st and pull up a long loop; repeat 3 times, yo and pull through all 7 remaining loops on hook, ch 1 to close; chain 1.  Repeat until you have completed 8 Puff Sts, each separated by 1 ch.  After last Puff St and 1ch, sl st into top closing chain of first Puff St to end round.

Eight Puff Sts 

Row 4 ~ Join new colour into any 1 chain space, proceed with the first petal as follows:  1sc, 1dc, 3tr, 2dc (7 sts in total) and then ch3.  Remove hook from the loop, insert hook into top of first sc then into the loop, pull the loop through the sc, then  make 1sc to secure the st; crochet 2 sl sts around the 3ch loop you have just made at the back of the petal; then do ch 2.  This completes one petal. The pictures below will help to you to follow.  For Petals 2-8, proceed from * Into next 1ch space, 1sc, 1dc, 3trs, 2dcs and chain 3, remove hook from loop, insert hook into top of first sc then into the loop, pull loop through the sc and make 1sc to secure the st.  Crochet 2 sl sts round the 3ch loop then chain 2*  Secure Petal 8 to Petal 1 by sl st into top of beg sc of Petal 1.

First petal plus 3ch

Draw loop through sc

Make 2 sl sts around 3 ch loop

Second petal plus 3 ch
Eight petals complete ~ front view

Eight petals complete - back view

Row 5 ~ Using the loops behind the petals, we are going to work a granny clusters.

Proceed as follows ~
Attach new colour yard to any loop.  Make first corner by working 3ch (to stand as first dc) 2dc, 2ch, 3dc. Into next loop behind next petal, crochet 2dc, 1ch, 2dc, into next loop work a corner thus 3dc, 2ch, 3dc.  Continue working into back loops, making 4 corners and 4 groups of 2dc 1ch 2dc in between the corners.  Sl st into top of 3ch to close row. 
A corner of 3dc 2ch 3dc

Group of 2dc 1ch 2dc

Completed Granny cluster round

Row 6 ~
Sl st along into corner 2ch.  New corner, 3ch (stands as first dc) work a corner group of 2dc, 2ch, 3dc;  *into next 3 spaces before next corner, work 3dc groups. Now work a corner group. Proceed from * until you have completed the round, sl st into top of 3ch to close round.

Groups of 3dc into 3 spaces between corners 

I love this Flower Square .... I used it in every row of my Garden of Flowers Blanket. I hope you enjoy making it too, and please remember to post a photo or two on my Sunshine and a Sewing Basket FB page ... I would love to see your interpretations.

Thank you for popping by,
Pat xxxxxxxxxxxx

Edit :: Delighted :: My Flower for Wendy square is featured in Country Crafts Granny Square Catalogue :: happy!! 


  1. It's a very pretty square, thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Brilliant! I love the way you did the petals - really really clever!

  3. So pretty, and a great tutorial too, thank you Pat X

  4. So beautiful. It will take me a couple tries but I think I could do this square. I will have to write out the pattern cause my screen wants to go into sleep mode lol. Thank you for sharing.
    I don't have a url or any of the stuff named below. lol didn't know what to pick for just my name.
    Hope I did it okay.

  5. It's very pretty! And such a detailed pattern and photo tutorial. Thank you!

  6. Fantastic will definitely guve this a go! Thank you for sharing your helpful pictures and instructions !

  7. I really love this flower square, thanks for the tutorial! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Hello Pat
    Your little flower squares are so pretty - I think I shall have to have a go !
    Kate x

  9. Beautiful flower square. Must try it.


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