Thursday, February 14

CROCHET: Week 5 POPCORN FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE

I will be catching up this week with all granny squares and flowers.
Week 5: THE POPCORN FLOWER AND A 2015 UPDATE
SQUARE.....
or HEXAGON...

There are a few variations in blog land, several on which let the last stitch go from the hook, then pick up the begining of the 'petal' and then re pick up the dropped stitch again before doing the chain spacing....why? Not necessary 
NOTE: the bigger the chain space say 3 ch space will give a sharper squarer looking 'petal'
No chain, or 1 chain space will give a rounder more puff like motif as below

Popcorn stitch is often used to form petals in flowers. But it looks very like a pleat with a chain space between
POPCORN SQUARE MOTIF PATTERN:
USA Terms in black and UK Terms in red brackets
4mm hook and DK yarn
NOTE: Most popcorns are done with a dc but I use a treble to give a slightly bigger 'popcorn' or 'petal'
Chain 4, sl st into a circle or do a finger wrap of 4 wraps

Round 1: ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 11dc [11tr], into circle sl st to complete round 
(12dc [12tr])

Round 2: 5tr [5dtr], into the 1st st,
turn the motif over, sl st into the first treble [firsts dtr],

 ch3,  5tr [5dtr], into the next st, turn to the back of the motif, sl st into the ch3 space, pull the yarn through and do 3ch sts as the space.

Repeat until you have a popcorn in each st, then sl st into the top of the first popcorn
Round 3: start in any ch3 sp, 3dc [3tr], 2ch, 3dc [3tr],  (corner), 2sc [2dc], in the next sp, ch1, 2sc [2dc],  in the next sp, 3dc [3tr], 2ch, 3dc [3tr], in the next sp,
 repeat until you have a square, sl st to complete the round.


Round 4; 1dc [1tr], ch2, 1dc [1tr], in each corner sp and 1dc [1tr], in each side stitch.
 Each side should have 13dc [13tr] and 2ch at each corner.
TO MAKE A HEXAGON
Make the motif to round 2 (flower)

ROUND 3: start in any sp, 3dc [3tr], 2ch, 3dc [3tr], (corner) 3dc [3tr], in next sp, repeat 5 more times (6sides)

sl st to complete round

A Collar Made in Linen Yarn 

SMALL CHANGE TO CENTRE: 
The collar motif has a different centre start...

with a finger wrap of 4 wraps
Round 1:12sc [12dc], into the circle, sl st to complete



Round 2:2dc [2tr] into each st, (24sts)





 then continue with the Popcorns but in every other stitch 



This is a slightly less bulky look.
COLLAR:
Make 18 popcorn squares and add chain ties

I took this linen yarn on holiday and bought so much yarn while there i had to finish this scarf so i could wear it home...over limit with my yarn purchases...ooops!
Bet you've heard that before?

Another square tomorrow
happy hooking x

4 comments:

  1. Love this one Sue, Happy Valentine's Day,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks...trying to do a catch 7 weeks of free patterns before hols lol
      Hugs x

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  2. Hi Sue - the patterns on your site are fantastic - I also love the inspiring quote about losing the fear of being wrong!
    Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline, glad you are enjoying the blog, fright will always freeze an idea I think lol
      Hugs x

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