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…


(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.


Have a blooming great weekend!


flower granny square now in dutch – free pattern


The lovely people at Scheepjes have done it again! Lot’s of new beautiful yarns in lush colours just in time for Spring & Summer. I have great pleasure introducing them to you here over the next weeks.

Today it is all about Soft Fun Denim. This is a 60% Cotton/ 40% Acrylic Yarn, super soft and light  it works up a treat. Perfect for all manner of Projects, but I like it especially for homewares as it is light and washes well at 30 C. As you can see it has a subtle colour variation like hand dyed yarn, it is available in eleven stunning shades and I have heard a little whisper that it will be available to order from Deramores in the next week or so.

To celebrate the launch of this beautiful addition to the Scheepjes family I am releasing my Flower Granny Square in Dutch today. Just click on the photo for a larger version to print out.




spring flower granny square



This weekend the weather really turned to ice and snow here in North Wales and the Log Burners in our house have been working overtime keeping us snug and toasty.

As well as enjoying brisk walks in the fresh winter air, I have had a little play with yarn and hook these past few days and here is the result. What do you think? Do you like it?

I know there are many flower granny squares out there, but I wanted to create something that reminded me of the Anemone Japonica Flowers in my garden in Summer.



I am really pleased with the way it has turned out and I would like to share the pattern with you. so here it is (UK Terms used)…

Spring Flower Square

I used Scheepjeswol Stone Washed for mine as I am totally hooked (excuse the pun!) on it and love the delicate colours.

I hope you will enjoy making your very own versions of my square, just click on the photo for a larger version that you can print.

Have fun and enjoy!