Daisy Granny Square

Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn Colors A, B, C,

Materials: US Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook, yarn Needle

Difficulty:  Intermediate

Size: 6-inch square

Size gauge:
Through round 3 = 1 ¾ inches
Through round 4 = 3 ¼ inches
Through round 6 = 4 inches

Stitch Guide:
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, dc-double crochet, hdc-half double crochet, st(s)-stitch(es), rnd(s)-round(s)

Special Stitches:
Beginning popcorn stitch- ch 3, (counts as a dc), make 3 dc in the same stitch, drop the loop from the hook and insert hook from the front to the back through the top of the ch-3, then in the dropped loop, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.

Popcorn stitch- make 4 dc in the stitch indicated, drop the loop from the hook and insert from the front to the back through the top of the first dc, then in the dropped loop, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook. (*See notes below)

Puff stitch- *yarn over, insert hook into stitch indicated and pull up a loop; repeat from * two more times, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on the hook. (*See notes below)

Notes:
The ch-1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

*Popcorn stitch tutorial- you can find a great tutorial on the Moogly blog hereTutorials are an example of how to do the stitch, please follow instructions for this pattern

*Puff stitch tutorial-  you can find a great tutorial on the Moogly blog hereTutorials are an example of how to do the stitch, please follow instructions for this pattern

Instructions:
With Color A, make a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in the circle, join to first sc. -8 sc

Round 2: * Puff st in the next st, ch 1;Repeat from * around, join to the top of the first puff st, - 8 puff stitches + 8 ch-1 spaces

Round 3: Ch 1, * sc in the top of the puff st, sc in the ch-1 space in-between puff sts; Repeat from * around, join to first sc, finish off. -16 sc

Round 4: Join yarn B to any sc from round 3, beginning popcorn st in same st as join, ch 1, * popcorn st in the next st, ch 1; Repeat from * around, join to the top of beginning popcorn stitch, finish off. -16 popcorn stitches + 16 ch-1 spaces

Round 5- Join yarn C in any ch-1 space between popcorn clusters, (ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space as join (corner made), 3 hdc in the next ch-1 sp, 3 sc in the next ch-1 sp, 3 hdc in the next ch-1 sp, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch-1 space, 3 hdc in the next ch-1 sp, 3 sc in the next ch-1 sp, 3 hdc in the next ch-1 sp; Repeat from * around, join to beginning ch 3, finish off. – 8 dc clusters + 8 hdc clusters + 4 sc clusters

Round 6- Join yarn A to any ch-3 corner space, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the same corner sp, (ch 2, sc in the space in- between the clusters) 4 times, ch 2, * (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next corner sp, (ch 2, sc in the space in-between the clusters) 4 times, ch 2; Repeat from * around, join to beginning hdc, finish off, - 8 hdc + 16 sc + 24 ch-2 spaces

Round 7-Join yarn B to any ch-2 corner space, (ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the same sp as join, 3 dc in each ch-2 sp to the corner, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch-2 corner sp, 3 dc in each ch-2 sp to the corner; Repeat from * around, join to beginning ch-3, finish off- 28 dc clusters + 4 ch-2 spaces

Round 8- Join yarn B to any ch-2 corner space, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the same corner sp as join, (ch 2, sc in the space between the clusters) 6 times, ch 2, * (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next corner sp, (ch 2, sc in the space between the clusters) 6 times, ch 2; Repeat from * around, join to beginning hdc, finish off, weave in ends. – 8 hdc + 32 ch-2 spaces + 24 sc

*Make as many Daisy Granny Squares as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog post when using this pattern on the internet*

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