Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Crochet Dahlia Squares Pattern


Thanks for all the great feedback on the name for these little granny squares! By popular vote I decided to call them "Dahlia Squares" but feel free to also think of them as Sunbursts, Pinwheels, Colorbursts, or Kaleidoscopes :) I was inspired to do this project after noticing how many little balls of yarn I had lying around. I thought the mix of bold and soft tones would come together nicely to make a colorful blanket for my daughters room. I will be sure to share the finished afghan when its complete!



Materials:
- Worsted Weight yarn in 3 colors + a color for your borders.
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial HERE
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Cluster Stitch: (Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook), repeat 4 times, yarn over and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook. HERE is a great video on how to make a cluster stitch.

Note: you might want to weave in ends as you go. It will keep your rounds from unraveling when you switch colors.

Finished Squares should be 4x4 inches

Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 1 (8 DC)
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join to first SC. (16 SC)
Fasten off and attach new color, Chain 2
Round 3: In same stitch as your chain 2, make a cluster stitch but only "yarn over" 3 times as your chain 2 will count as part of this cluster, chain 3, Skip a stitch, make a Cluster Stitch, chain 3, skip a stitch, Cluster Stitch, chain 3, repeat until end of round. Join to first cluster. (8 Cluster Stitches)
Fasten off and attach new color, Chain 1
Round 4: SC in same stitch as your chain 1, SC in next stitch, now in the place where you have your chain 3 reach your hook down to the previous round (Round 2) and SC in that stitch making sure to pull a lot of slack so you are making a long SC that reaches up to this round  - Lets call this a Deep SC, SC in next two stitches, Deep SC, SC in next 2, Deep SC, repeat till end of round, join to first SC. (24 SC)
Fasten off and change to your border color, chain 3
Round 5: In same stitch as your chain 3 make 2 DC + chain 2 + make 3 DC all in same stitch, chain 1, skip a stitch, make 3 HDC in next stitch + chain 1, skip a stitch, make 3 HDC in next stitch + chain 1, skip a stitch, *3 DC + chain 2 + 3 DC all in same stitch, chain 1, skip a stitch, 3 HDC in next stitch + chain 1, skip a stitch, 3 HDC in next stitch + chain 1, skip a stitch, repeat from * until end. Join to top of chain 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
You should now have your square!

Now here is a picture tutorial of the pattern for all of you visual learners :)










When your square is done, you might want to wet block your squares. My friend Tamara over at Moogly has a wonderful tutorial on how to Wet Block Afghan Squares (CLICK HERE). This technique will stretch and reset the stitches into a perfect square shape!




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16 comments:

  1. I'm always trying to use up those little balls of yarn and this looks like a good project. I'm saving the pattern and will give it a try. Thanks for sharing your patterns.

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  2. Sarah, these squares are absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. I love these! I have tons of small yarn balls....I hoard them because, hey, you never know. lol
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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    1. hahah.. To funny... I do the same thing...
      So glad I am not the only one..
      Cause ya never know.... =)
      Lynette

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing projects!!!
    I love these especially!! My favorite flower...
    <3

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  5. I absolutely love these! I have so many of those little balls leftover from other projects. Thanks so much!

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  6. These are beautiful, Sarah! I can only imagine how gorgeous a blanket of these would be!

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  7. Gorgeous Dahlia Squares, and lovely photos - as always :) It's such a joy to follow your blog :)

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  8. Beautiful pAttern. On my to do list !

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  9. Love these,so cute! Can you tell us the colors you used for each square?

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  10. Hi Sarah,
    Thnx for sharing the pattern, I used it for a present. I will put a link on my blog.
    Grtz,
    Chris
    http://chrisindehaak.blogspot.com

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  11. Another project for me to do....!!

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