Here is the Granny Square in Bloom pattern, as used in Liezel’s cushion that I blogged about here.
If you click on the picture, it will open as a PDF document which you can print. The PDF contains step by step photos. The pattern also appears on the Photo Tutorials tab of this blog.
With colour A chain 5, slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 1, 8 SC in ring, slip stitch in chain. 8 SC
Round 2: Chain 1, 2 SC in each SC, slip stitch in chain. 16 SC. Fast off colour A.
Round 3: Join colour B. Chain 3 (count as DC.) *Popcorn stitch, 1 DC* Repeat from * to *. Join with slip stitch in chain. Fasten off colour B.
Round 4: Join colour C to any Popcorn stitch. Chain 1, 2 SC in same stitch. *Long SC in DC, 2 SC in Popcorn* Repeat from * to *. Join with slip stitch in chain. 24 SC. Fasten off colour C.
Round 5: Join colour D to any Long SC. Chain 3 (count as DC). 8 DC in same stitch (9 DC shell made). *Skip 2 SC. 9 DC shell in Long SC.* Repeat from * to *. Join with slip stitch to chain. Fasten off colour D.
Round 6: Join colour E to SC of round 4. You will need to fold over the shells of round 5 in order to reach the SC of round 4. Chain 3 (count as DC). DC in same stitch. DC in next SC. *Chain 2, 2 DC, 1 DC*. Repeat from * to *. Join with slip stitch to chain.
Round 7: Chain 4 (count as DC plus 1 chain). *3 DC, 2 chain, 3DC* in chain 2 space of round 6. Corner shell made. 1 Chain. 3 DC in chain 2 space of round 6. Shell made. 1 Chain. Continue working *corner shell, 1 chain, shell, 1 chain* around in each 2 chain space of round 6. Join with slip stitch to chain.
Round 8: Continue working shells in chain 1 spaces and corner shells in chain 2 spaces around, each shell seperated by 1 chain.
I hope you enjoy making your Granny Square in Bloom squares. The pattern is in the Ravelry pattern database, so please link your projects so that I can see what you make!!
*Shelley has translated the US crochet terms into UK / Australian terms over on her blog. You will find it here.