I’m sharing a fun pattern for a floral granny square pillow by May Corfield in today’s post. This vibrant granny square can also be used in other decorative motif projects.
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May is a crochet designer and author of several pattern books. The Sunflower motif pattern was originally published in Granny Square Flowers. It’s also published as a pillow in 100 Little Crochet Gifts to Make, a collection from Search Press including patterns from eight books by five designers. This is one of five pattern excerpts I’m sharing from the book. You can find links to the other four patterns (and enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book before August 16, 2017) here. Enjoy!
Crochet Pattern by May Corfield
Pattern and Photo © 2016 May Corfield and Search Press Ltd. Shared with permission from Search Press North America.
The motifs for this pillow were worked in black (A), seville (B), sunfl ower (C) and azure (D) using Stylecraft Classique cotton DK yarn; 100g/201yd/184m. Make six motifs, using yarn C for rounds 2, 3 and 4. Block if desired. Join the edges of the motifs together with yarn D, using single crochet (UKdc). Pin the resulting rectangle to a pillow pad of the same size, and sew it to the pad with turquoise thread, making small, neat stitches just under the edge of the crochet, so that they do not show.
- Small amounts of No. 3 crochet cotton in black (A), brown (B), orange (C), yellow (D) and midgreen (E); 100g/306yd/280m
- Size 2.5mm (US B/1, UK 13) crochet hook
- One motif is approx. 6in (15cm) from corner to opposite corner
Note from Underground Crafter: This pattern uses standard U.S. crochet pattern abbreviations (with U.K. stitch names in parenthesis). You can find a master list of abbreviations here.
- The 4-tr (UKdtr) cluster stitch is worked as follows:
- 5 ch (counts as 1 tr (UKdtr)) – yrh twice, insert hook into next st, yrh and pull through 2 loops, yrh and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), yrh twice, insert hook into next st, yrh and pull through 2 loops, yrh and pull through 2 loops, (3 loops left on hook), yrh twice, insert hook into next st, yrh and pull through 2 loops, yrh and pull through 2 loops (4 loops left on hook), yrh and pull through all 4 loops, make a sl st to complete the cluster.
- Using yarn A, ch 4, 15 dc (UKtr) in fourth ch from hook, sl st to third ch of initial 4-ch. Fasten off (16 sts).
- Round 1: Using yarn B, join to any st. 3 ch, 2 dc (UKtr) in next st, *1 dc (UKtr), in next st, 2 dc (UKtr) in next st, rep from * to end. Fasten off (24 sts).
- Round 2: Using yarn C, join to any st, 1 ch, *1 sc (UKdc) in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc (UKdc) in next st, rep from * to end, sl st to initial ch (32 sts).
- Round 3: 2 ch, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, *1 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, 2 hdc (UKhtr) in next st, rep from * to end, sl st to initial 2-ch. Fasten off (48 sts).
- Round 4: Using yarn D, join to any st, *[5 ch, work a 3-tr (UKdtr) cluster in next 3 sts], 5 ch, work a 4-tr (UKdtr) cluster to end, sl st to fi fth st of initial 5-ch. Fasten off (12 petals).
- Round 5: Using yarn E, attach yarn to any 5-ch sp, 6 ch, work [6 dc (UKtr) in next two 5-ch sps, 3 ch], work *[6 dc (UKtr) in next three 5-ch sps, 3 ch] three times; in last sp, 5 dc (UKtr) and sl st to third ch of initial 6-ch.
- Round 6: 1 ch, work 3 sc (UKdc) in each 3-ch sp and 1 sc (UKdc) in each st around, sl st to initial 1-ch.
- Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. Block to achieve an even square shape.
Find more crochet motif patterns in the following books: