bloom – a new granny square design

Bloom Collage

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s a grey and very wet day here in North Wales, how has it been where you are? Better I hope!

I needed something to cheer me up! What better way than working with beautiful yarn in stunning fresh colours and hook in hand. This is what I came up with…I hope you like it? I am calling it “Bloom”, just like this gorgeous new yarn by Scheepjes.

Bloom is a soft unmercerised 100% Cotton Yarn. It is spun in a special way with a hollow core making it very light in weight, with absolutely no splitting. Perfect for blankets and other homeware, it works up pretty quickly using a 5mm hook, is washable at 40C and is available in a stunning array of 24 colours. Go and check it out here.

Today I like to share the pattern for this blooming pretty square with you. You could make a cushion, a blanket or even mix and match this raised square with my flat flower square, available here . The possibilities are endless, so let’s get started…

Bloom

(UK Terms used)

Ch8, ss to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr into ring, 6ch, ss to top of tr just made, *3tr into ring, 6ch, ss to top of tr just made; rep from * 6 times, ss to join (8- 6ch-sp’s)

Fasten off. Join new colour at any 6ch-sp.

Rnd 2: *12tr in 6ch-sp, skip 1tr, ss to next tr; rep from * around, ss to join (8 petals)

Fasten off. Working from behind petals join new colour by ss to st just fastened off.

Rnd 3: Dc into same st, *5ch, dc in next ss of prev rnd, 3ch, dc in next ss of prev rnd; rep from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 4: SS to first 5ch-sp, 3ch (counts as tr), [2tr, 3ch, 3tr] in same sp, 3tr into 3ch-sp, *[3tr, 3ch, 3tr] in next 5ch-sp, 3tr in next 3ch-sp; rep from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 5: Ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in each of next 2sts, [2tr, 1ch, 2tr] into corner sp, *1tr in each of next 9sts, [2tr, 1ch, 2tr] in corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 6sts, ss to join.

Fasten off. Join new colour (I used first colour) at any st.

Rnd 6: Work 1dc in each st around, working 3dc in corner sp.

Weave in all ends.

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Have a blooming great weekend!

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