Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How to Read Granny Square Charts: Babouska Rose

 
Just as I promised  in my last granny how to post here
here is a chart I found online with a protruding flower, courtesy of Kazuko Ryokai and this lovely granny is called Babouska Rose.  Here's the chart and below it I have written the pattern down. Sharpen up your hooks and let's start.
 


Chain 5 and join to form ring.
Round 1: ch 1 and sc 6 in ring. sl st to end it.

Round 2: ch 1, sc 1, "ch 3 sk 1, sc1".
Repeat twice from "to ". sl st with beginning ch to end it.

Round 3: ch 1 and over the chain of the previous row, work the following pattern: 1sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 1sc. Repeat this pattern for the other two chains. sl st with beginning ch to end it.

Round 4: ch 2, sc at the back of the hdc from previous row, ch3 and sc at the back of the hdc of the same petal. Repeat  this 5 more times. sl st to end it.

Round 5: ch 1 and over the chain of the previous row, work the following pattern: 1sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 1sc. Repeat this pattern for the other two chains. sl st with beginning ch to end it.

Round 6: ch 2, sc at the back of the middle dc (the second of the three dcs) from the previous row, ch5 and sc at the back of the middle dc of the next petal. Repeat  this 5 more times. sl st to end it.
Here I crocheted the chain at the back and sc between petals instead the middle dc. You may want to try to see if it is better than in the pattern. 

Round 7:  ch 1 and over the chain of the previous row, work the following pattern: 1sc, 1hdc, 5dc, 1hdc, 1sc. Repeat this pattern for the other two chains. sl st with beginning ch to end it.

You made the rose with round 7. Now for the green border.
Insert new (green) yarn where you sl st in the previous row and sc 1. Ch 5 and in the 1st dc of the next petal make a 3tr puff st. ch 5 and make another 3tr puff in the same st as the first one. Ch 2 and sc in the 5th dc from the previous row. Ch 3 and sc in the 1st dc of the next petal below, then ch 2 and make the puff stitch as before. Next, ch 5 and sc in the 3rd dc of the next petal, ch 5 and make the puff set. Repeat the pattern for the side.  Finally ch 5 and sl st in the beginning ch to end it.

Insert new color for the outer border. Start where you ended the last round. Ch 3 (counts as the 1st dc) then dc 4. Skip the puff, in between the puffs - dc 3, ch3, dc 3 (on the same chain), dc 9, skip the puff and do the corner pattern. Repeat this for the other side. When you make the last puff, dc4 and sl st in the initial chain to finish it.

The gorgeous afghan below is taken from the Sewing Daisies Blog where she gives info on the colors she used and the hook size.


17 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow I love this granny square with the rose and thanks for sharing the pattern to make one.

Little Treasures said...

You are welcome Julie. It's great because it works up very fast.

Divya N said...

I have seen these in craft markets and found them to be lovely - its interesting to see how they are made

Dora Ramalho said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!

handmade by amalia said...

This is so kind of you, Maya! I've never tried such an elaborate granny square but now that you've gone to the trouble, I'm thinking why not give it a try :-)
Amalia
xo

Ira Huberts said...

Oh wow, these grannies are fabulous Maya, love the pink/red colour combination, so classic, so beautiful!! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

These are so beautiful. I don't know how to crochet, and I don't know how to begin.

BumbleBri said...

I am going to have to be brave and give this a try! I might not make a full blanket, but I would love to make a cushion or pillow! This is BEAUTIFUL!

Miss said...

Hi Maya,
It is a great idea and thank you for the instructions.
I follow you via pinterest and you always show us beautiful pics.
You are inspiration for me...
Thank you.
Miss.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Miss! So kind if you!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Dora!

Little Treasures said...

I would love to see it if you give it a try Amalia!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Ah yes, love this blanket, and now instead of spring cleaning i may just have to make a square?

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

Lorna Elgie said...

Finally some instructions for this beautiful afghan. I have been wanting to make this for my mom who loves roses but couldn't find a written pattern or clear enough discription on how to do this. You are wonderful !!!! A thousand times thank you ��

Little Treasures said...

Dear Lorna, I am happy to be of help. Good luck with the afghan. I am sure your mother will love it!

Margie Elisabeth said...

Would you please double check round 7. It says :
Ch 2 and sc in the 5th dc from the previous row
But the previous row doesn't have groups of 5 DC's. Thank you!