Monday, March 22, 2010

Daisy Square Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how to make the Daisy Square.

I am using clusters for the petals to give them a little bit of a pointy look. They are really easy and quick to make, and if you don't have three kids clinging on to you all the time, and a part time job you could make a full blanket in a swisch!

NEW INFO 25 Sep 2011: For you who live in the USA, the only thing you need to change in the abbreviations is the treble crochet which is as double crochet in the US. Se abbreviation in italic in this tutorial. 


I am using UK abbreviations as follows (US terms in italic):
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
tr (dc) = treble crochet (US double crochet)
cl = cluster
mc = make cluster made from 3 treble stitches
yo = yarn over
beg = beginning
rep = repeat 


To begin with I want to explain how to make a cluster. In the Daisy Square pattern I make a cluster from 3 treble crochet (US double crochet) stitches. Do like this:

1. Yo hook, insert the hook from front to back into both top loops in your work.

2. Yo and draw yarn through the loops leaving 3 loops on the hook.

3. Yo and draw yarn through the first 2 loops on hook, 2 loops remains on the hook.

4. Repeat step 1-3, 2 more times, 4 loops remains on the hook.

5. Yo and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook to complete a cluster.

So now we can start.


Foundation ring:  ch4, join with sl st to make a foundation ring.

Row 1: Ch4 (counts as first tr, ch1), *1 tr into the ring, ch1*; rep from * to * 6 times, join with sl st into 3rd of beg ch4, fasten off yarn (makes 8 tr and 8 spaces in between)

Row 2: Join yarn in new color to any ch1 space. Ch3 (1st of 3tr in cl) finish cl (2tr like in description above) in same space, ch2 *mc into next ch1 space ch2*; rep from * to * 7 times, join with sl st into top of beg cl first ch3, fasten off yarn (makes 8 cl/flower petals).

Row 3: Join in new color in any ch2 space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr, ch3, 3tr into same space (makes corner 1 in square) - * ch1, 3tr into next ch2 space, ch1* (makes side 1 on square) - **3tr into next ch2 space, ch3, 3tr into same space** (makes corner 2 in square). Rep * to * 3 times (makes side 2, 3 and 4) and rep ** to ** 2 times (makes corner 3 and 4), join with sl st into top of beg ch3, fasten off. Voila!!! Your Daisy Square is done.

I hope my instructions weren't to difficult to follow. Just let me know if you struggle to understand something. And good luck with your Daisy Square making. Don't hesitate to share your creations with me. I would love to see what you make out of a happy, colorful Daisy Square.

Note: This is not "my" pattern. This is me sharing how I make a flower square like this. I am sure the pattern has been around for a long time before I shared this tutorial. In case I step on someones toes...

Ciao!


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35 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my little garden life. So nice to have visitors today.

    Love this tutorial. But, what I really want to know if how you stitch them together to get that nice line on the front.

    Great color choices.

    Off to look around some and make sure you are on my follow list...

    Kate - The Garden Bell xoxoxoxo

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    1. I need to know how to put them together also

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    2. Hello Anonymous
      Sorry for my delayed answer.

      HOW TO JOIN YOUR SQUARES
      You join the squares with double crochet(UK)/single crochet(US) stitches. Do like this:

      - Put squares together back to back. Make stitches through both loops on both squares from one corner to another, take 2 new squares back to back and continue stitching like you did with the first pair. Do this until you have the length of the row you desire.

      - Make all horizontal rows first and then stitch these rows together.

      - When stitching rows together you work in the same way, put rows back sides together, stitch through both loops on both rows of squares. When reaching the corners, bring the yarn firmly across the ridge.

      Good luck, I hope you get it. I will try and find time to make a tutorial post on this later within the near future as I have received more questions about this. Stay tuned. And good luck. :D

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    3. I do not get how to join them

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  2. Tack! Jag brukar bara använda vanliga stolpar, hade inte riktigt fattat ursprungsmönstret.
    vad jag gillar med dina är att alla har vita blomblad. det blir sá frächt!!!!

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  3. What wonderfully delicious colors you have chosen.:)

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  4. Snälla kan du inte skriva beskrivningen på svenska, jag skulle så gärna vilja virka såna rutor, vilket garn har du använt. Tack snälla! Kerstin Öhrn kerstin@ohrn.eu

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  5. Wow found you through Tangled Happy blog. Love this. Thank you for sharing. I like you may take longer because of the three kids and part time job ;o)
    Love Tickety-boo
    xx

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  6. What yarn did you use and hook size ? also how do you join them ?? please tell me !!! tfs

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  7. So lovely. I think I'm gonna make one of these from my left over ;)

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  8. Thank you so much! I LOVE this pattern!

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  9. Hi Annette,

    Love your blog and this tutorial is great! I started a project with your help and the first post about it is here: http://appleblossomdreams.blogspot.com/2011/08/surprise-wip.html
    Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Hello - pillow is finished: http://appleblossomdreams.blogspot.com/2011/08/30.html

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and your nice comment!

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  11. HI can you translate the pattern for USA? Thanks so much.

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  12. Dear Michelle,
    All you do is make a double crochet when it says to make a treble. everything else is the same. I have now added a comment about this in my tutorial. Good luck.

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  13. I just discovered your wonderful site. I'd like to start on the Daisy Square quilt (the one on homepage) but do not know how to attach each square together. It looks like 4 stitches joining them. Hope to hear from someone......It is beautiful.

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  14. I have done a pillow with the help of your tutorial. You can find it here:

    http://andasblogg.blogspot.com/2012/02/de-stash-february.html

    Thank you!

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  15. I love this pattern. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. All the way from Texas USA

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  16. Good morning! Thank you for sharing this sweet pattern! I followed it and made a pillow myself. I posted it and left a link back to your blog. Here is the link if you want to take a peek: http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2012/04/perky-pillow.html

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  17. How do I crochet the daisy granny squares neatly together? I have 165 squares made & need the knowhow to crochet together, easily.........thanx
    unknown granny

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    1. Hello Anonymous
      Sorry for my delayed answer.

      HOW TO JOIN YOUR SQUARES
      You join the squares with double crochet(UK)/single crochet(US) stitches. Do like this:

      - Put squares together back to back. Make stitches through both loops on both squares from one corner to another, take 2 new squares back to back and continue stitching like you did with the first pair. Do this until you have the length of the row you desire.

      - Make all horizontal rows first and then stitch these rows together.

      - When stitching rows together you work in the same way, put rows back sides together, stitch through both loops on both rows of squares. When reaching the corners, bring the yarn firmly across the ridge.

      Good luck, I hope you get it. I will try and find time to make a tutorial post on this later within the near future as I have received more questions about this. Stay tuned. And good luck. :D
      Annette

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  18. I am a new crocheter and do not know how to ?join the colors. I have the first part down. I just need to know if you have more detailed instructions for a newbie like me?

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    1. Hi there!
      Excuse my late reply and thank you for popping over. There is a great tutorial over at Min Inspiration about changing yarn. Check it out here:

      http://minspiration.blogspot.ch/2010/05/colour-change-tutorial.html

      I do it slightly different. I am planning on making a tutorial of my way of changing color very soon. Actually I will make a few tutorials of basic crochet tips. Stay tuned.

      ♥ Annette ♥

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  19. I love all your tutorials! I hope to learn to crochet soon!!

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  20. dziękuję za tutorial....skorzystałam przy robieniu swojego kocyka:)

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  22. I was so in love with your daisy square pillow that I've created one ! It was so pleasant to make.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful creations.
    The mine is here : http://ducotedechezvinciane.blogspot.fr/2012/12/bouquet-de-marguerites.html

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  23. I love this pattern, and the colours you have chosen are gorgeous, you have a keen eye.
    Have you ever thought of putting a tutorial on you tube so that novices like me could actually see how you do this, I know that they can take a lot of time to do but I for one would love to see this done.
    Great blog by the way, your pictures are fantastic.
    Kind regards. Lorna

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  24. The daisy squares are beautiful. I love the pattern. I would love to try it out. It is surely going to be in my to do list :)
    Lots of love!
    Ranjitha
    www.hookingtheyarn.blogspot.com

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  25. Hola!!
    Me encanta este patrón.Es un granny muy lindo.
    Acabo de tejer mi almohadón con el Dayse square,gracias por el tutorial.
    Excelente.
    Cariños,GABY_MANOJITOSDEIDEAS.

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  26. what size hook & yarn please?

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  27. Hej! Åh, vad fina! Snälla, vill du översätta mönstret och hur man monterar ihop dem till svenska? Vore ytterst tacksam! Mvh Anneli

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    1. Hej Anneli
      Här finns mönstret på svenska:

      http://myrosevalley.blogspot.ch/2010/06/daisy-rutan-svenska.html

      Jag virkade ihop rutorna med fasta maskor under båda maskbågarna på framsidan (du lägger avig mot avig). Då virkar man ihop dom en rad åt gången horisontellt först och sen virkar du ihop dom rad för rad vertikalt efter. Du börjar från höger och jobbar åt vänster om du är högerhänt.

      Lycka till.

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