Zinnia square

Design by Maria Jansson Brygt @Micmarmik

The story behind the pattern.

I love flowers and a new flower in my garden this year is the Zinnia flower! It took a while for the seeds i plant to grow. I was impatient so I started to crochet a flower while I waited for the real flowers to come. Now I have Zinnia flowers all year long! 🙂

Introduktion

First you crochet a Zinnia flower (round 1-6). Next step is to make the flower into a square (round 7-10).
The stitches in the pictures are the stitches I crocheted (not what they count as).

You can find the Zinnia square pattern instructions and pictures below on this page, as well as a downloadable PDF. I would recommend the web version on this page, because it has more pictures. 

To download the PDF pattern for the Zinnia square, please click here. If you prefer a shorter instruction without pictures, please click here. 

Facts
YarnScheepjes River Washed and Stone Washed – 78 % Cotton 22% Acrylic
Hook2.5 mm
Size2.95×2.95 inches (7.5×7.5 cm)
Stitches
sl stchsclhdcdcFPdcch4picBLO
Symbols
*…*Repeat stitches
**…**Repeat stitches within repetition
«…»Crocheted in the same or given stitch
Click for explanations

Alternatives

The pattern below can be adjusted, depending on your own preferences. For example:

  • The initial ch on round 1 can be made with a magic ring.
  • You can start each round with a standing stitch wherever possible, instead of ch.
  • You can end each round with an invisible join where ever possible, instead of a sl st. 
  • I prefer to weave in the ends after each round, for best result. You can choose to do that after finishing all rounds as well.  

Please hashtag your work with #micmarmikpattern #micmarmik or #zinniasquare so I can enjoy your work. 🙂

Zinnia flower (round 1-6)

1

Ch 4 (counts as ch 1, 1 dc), 11 dc in the first ch. Tighten the ring by pulling the short yarn thread.
Finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Cut the yarn. (Total 1 ch, 12 dc).

Photo 1 - Start with ch 4.
Photo 2 - Round 1.
2 Change color. *1 sl st (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) in dc, 1 ch4pic (1 picot made with ch 4, 1 sl st in first ch)* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in the first sl st. Cut the yarn. (Total 12 sl st, 12 ch4pic)
Photo 3 - First sl st, 1 ch4pic and next sl st round 2.
Photo 4 - Round 2.
3 Change color. Start the round in between any two dc on r.1, below ch4pic r.2, as shown in photo 5 below. *«1 lhdc (counts as ch 2 in first repetition) on the right side of the next/nearest ch4pic on r.2, 1 lhdc on the left side of the same ch4pic on r.2 (crochet around the picot so it sticks out between the two lhdc, as shown in photo 6 below)» between two dc r.1 below the ch4pic r.2.* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first lhdc. Do not cut yarn. (Total 24 lhdc)
Photo 5 - Start the round in between any two dc r.1, below ch4pic r.2.
Photo 6 - The first and second lhdc crocheted in between two dc r. 1 and around the ch4pic on r. 2.
Photo 7 - Round 3.
Photo 8 - Round 3 from the side.

4 *«2 sc (ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition)» in each hdc* 24 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Do not cut yarn. (Total 48 sc)

Photo 9 - The first two repetitions round 4.
Photo 10 - Round 4.

5 *1 sl st, «1hdc, 1dc», «1dc, 1hdc» 1 sl st* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sl st. Cut the yarn.
The flower wants to fold itself, but that is going to be fixed next round. (Total 24 sl st, 24 hdc, 24 dc)

Photo 11- First repetition round 5.
Photo 12 - Round 5.
Photo 13- The flower wants to fold itself, round 5.
6 Start the round in first dc of any petal. *«2 sc (counts as ch 1, 1 sc in first repetition)» in first dc, «2 sc» in next dc, skip 1 hdc and 1 sl st, crochet 1 FPdc around 2 lhdc r.3 (between 2 pic, as shown in photo 15 below ), skip 1 sl st and 1 hdc* 12 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn. (Total 48 sc, 12 FPdc)
Photo 14 - Start with «2 sc» in the first dc of any petal and then «2 sc» in the next dc .
Photo 15 - Crochet 1 FPdc around 2 lhdc round 3 in between 2 ch4pic.
Photo 16 - The first repetition round 6.
Photo 17 - Round 6.

Attach all loose ends before you continue with round 7.

Photo 18 - Attach loose ends.
Photo 19 - Done!

The square (round 7-9)

7 Change color. Turn the flower so the back is up. Start the round in the stitch that goes around 2 lhdc r.3.(made by FPdc r.6). *1 sc (counts as ch 1 in first repetition) in the stitch that goes around 2 lhdc r.3 (made by FPdc r.6), ch 5, skip 2 stitch that goes around 2 lhdc r.3 (made by FPdc r.6)* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Do not cut yarn. (Total 20 ch, 4 sc)
Photo 20 - First repetition round 7.
Photo 21 - Round 7.
8 Continue with the same color.The flower is still face down. 1 sl st to ch-5 sp, *«8 dc» (counts as ch 3, 7dc in first repetition) around ch-5 sp, ch 4* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in the first dc. Do not cut the yarn. (Total 1 sl st, 16 ch, 32 dc)
Photo 22 - First repetition round 8.
Photo 23 - Round 8.
9 Continue with the same color. Turn the flower so the front is up. On this round we attach the flower petals to keep the flower from folding itself. Photo 24 shows the flower unattached. 1 sl st around ch-4 sp, (see photo 26) *«2 dc» (counts as ch 3, 1 dc in first repetition) around ch-4 sp, «1 dc BLO, ch 2, 1 dc BLO» in stitch r.5 on the back of the nearest/next petal and around ch-4 sp, «2 dc» around ch-4 sp (see photo 27 – 31), 1 dc, 1 dc BLO in stitch r.5 on the back of the next petal and in next dc (see photo 32), 4 dc, 1 dc BLO in stitch r.5 on the back of the next petal and in next dc, 1 dc* 4 times. Finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Do not cut yarn. (Total 8 ch, 56 dc)
Photo 24 - Unattached flower.
Photo 25 - Stitch r.5 and the ch-4 sp.
Photo 26 - 1 sl st around ch-4 sp.
Photo 27 - First repetition 2 dc around ch-4 sp.
Photo 28 - Stitch r.5 (on the back of the petal) and around ch-4 sp.
Photo 29 - The first dc BLO in stitch r.5 and ch-4 sp.
Photo 30 - Ch 2 and second dc BLO in same stitch r.5 and ch-4 sp as the first dc BLO.
Photo 31 - 2 dc around ch-4 sp. The first corner is done.
Photo 32 - Stitch r.5 (on the back of the petal) and next dc.
Photo 33 - First repetition round 9.
Photo 34 - First repetition without my drawn stitches.
Photo 35 - Round 9.
10 Continue with the same color. 3 sc (counts as 1 ch, 2 sc) *«2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc» in ch-2 sp, 14 sc* 3 times «2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc» in ch-2 sp, 11 sc. Finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut the yarn and fasten the yarn threads. (Total 8 ch, 72 sc)
Photo 36 - Round 10.

The Zinnia square is now done! Thank you for making the square! // Micmarmik

A big thank you to my pattern testers: @pinktomatocrochet, @joyfulyarn, @entretejida, @cotan_co, @caswell47, @jenropa, @charlottahjortbacken 

Please hashtag your work with #micmarmik, #micmarmikspattern or #Zinniasquare so I can enjoy your work 🙂 // Micmarmik

Symbols explained (US terms):
*…*… times
Repeat the instructions, for example:    “*ch 1, 2 sc* 5 times” would mean    “ch 1 followed by 2 sc, repeated five times”
**… **… times
Short repeats within a longer ones, for example:    “*ch 1, **1 sc** 2 times* 5 times” would mean    “ch 1 and a repeat of 2 sc; all repeated 5 times”
«…» in…
Stitches to be crocheted in the same stitch, for example:     “«3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc» in the next stitch”
(counts as…)
Replacement for first stitch on a round, for example:     “ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)” would mean     “ch 3 used instead of 1 dc as the initial stitch”  
(Total…)
Sums up number of used stitches, for example:     “ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), ch 2. (Total 2 ch, 1 sc)” would mean     “used as 2 ch + 1 sc, in total”
st Stitch
lp Loop
ch sp Chain space
BLO Back loop only
FLO Front loop only
sl st Slip stitch
ch Chain
sc Single crochet
hdc Half double crochet
lhdc Long half double crochet
dc Double crochet
ldc Long double crochet
tr Treble crochet
dtr Double treble crochet
FPsc Front post single crochet
BPsc Back post single crochet
FPhdc Front post halfdouble crochet
FPdc Front post double crochet
BPhdc Back post half double crochet
BPdc Back post double crochet
FPtr Front post treble crochet
BPtr Back post treble crochet
2FPdc 2 front post double crochet around same stitch
3FPdc 3 front post double crochet around same stitch
FPdc3tog Front post double crochet 3 together
Pic Picot made with ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch
ch4pic Picot made with ch 4, 1 sl st in first ch

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