Monday, April 15, 2013

Gloriosa daisy square - placemat and coasters

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How was your weekend? Summer is here and I spent my weekend crocheting some flower squares using some warm summer colours. This is one of those projects that I start without any idea of what the end product is going to be. I made few squares but I am yet to decide what to do with these. So for now you can enjoy a free pattern to make these beautiful squares.

I used medium worsted weight yarns in maroon, orange and green and a size G/4.00 mm hook. Each square measures about 4 x 4."  Depending upon the yarn and the hook that you use the size of your squares may vary.

Gloriosa daisy squares

Medium worsted weight yarns in maroon, orange and green
Size G/4.00 mm crochet hook

Approximately 4" x 4"

ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
dc- double crochet (UK - treble)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 stitches together
dc4tog - double crochet 4 stitches together
tr - treble (UK - double treble)
ch-sp - chain space

(I have written the pattern using American terminology)

Round 1: Using maroon ch 5 and join with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 2, dc into ring (considered first dc2tog), ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 2) 7 times into ring (8 dc2tog). Join with a sl st to the beginning of round. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join yellow into a 2ch-sp, (ch 2, dc3tog, ch 2, dc4tog) into same space, ch 2, (dc4tog, ch 2, dc4tog, ch 2) into each 2ch-sp around. Join.

Round 3: Join green into any 2ch-sp, ch 7, tr in same space

**ch 3, dc in next 2ch-sp, (ch 1, dc in next space) twice,

 ch 3, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next space**

Rep from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 4th ch at the beginning of round.

Round 4: Ch 3, **(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the corner, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 2ch-sp, dc in next dc, (dc in next 1ch-sp, dc in next dc) twice, 2 dc in next 2ch-sp, dc in next dc** Rep from ** to ** around. Join. You will have 15 dc on each side of the square.

Your Gloriosa daisy square is ready now.

I joined 4 squares together for the placemats and worked a shell edging. For joining I worked into the back loops of the squares. You can click here for an elaborate tutorial on joining into back loops. I prefer this method of joining because it will make your squares sit comfortably next to each other.

Pattern for the edging
Join 4 squares together for the placemat.
Round 1: Join green into a corner. Ch 8 (considered dc + ch 5), dc in same space, ch 1, skip 1st dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 6 times, ch 1, dc into corner of the square, ch 1, dc into the corner of next square, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 5, dc) into corner. Repeat on other 3 sides. Join with a sl st into the 3rd ch at the beginning.
Round 2: Sl st into next 5 ch-sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) into same space. ** skip the next 1ch-sp and sc in next dc, skip next 1ch-sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into next 1ch-sp.** Repeat from ** to ** across, (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) into the corner. Repeat in rest of the 3 sides.   
Work similarly for the coasters.

Click here for more photos of the placemat and coasters.

Have a great week!


  1. Pretty square! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes, thanks from me, too. I love the colours you used.


  3. So lovely ! Spring in a square !
    Have a nice week.

  4. Aw, the sunflower. Very nice! Thank you for the pattern. :-)

  5. These are so sweet, and really the color combinations are endless. Thanks you,

  6. Those are so cute, you should make a small throw using a chequered pattern with plain squares in between maybe? or maybe a cushion?

  7. Hola, que square tan bonito y gracias por el tutorial.

  8. I have a granny square I'm designing that so far is a circle and I was having trouble squaring it off, your tutorial helps a lot. Thanks!

  9. It's beautiful ! Thanks for sharing

  10. This is a cute granny square. Great pattern. Thanks so much for sharing at this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debi and Charly

  11. damn good ths creation it dear

  12. This is beautiful! Love the sunflower for Summer!

  13. Oi amiga, adorei todas as novidades do teu blog, também trago novidades no meu blog para ti contar, confira e depois deixe um comentário para eu poder saber o que achastes,abraços do Brasil.


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