Granny Square “Sophie” – pattern&tutorial

maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-100Granny Square “Sophie” – pattern and tutorial  –  (US terms used, for pdf, click here)

“Sophie” can be crocheted using any kind of yarn/hook; the squares in this tutorial were made with a 3,5 mm hook, and 100% cotton. The finished squares measure 10×10 cm (after blocking). I’ve given all separate leaves of the flower part a different color, but I think “Sophie”’s pretty too when made in one color.

Round 1
In a magic circle, crochet 16 single crochets, close with slip stitch

Round 2
Attach new color in any sc,  * chain 10, slip stitch into next sc; sl st into next sc, chain 5, sl st into next sc; sl st into next sc **
Repeat from * to ** until you’ll have 4 small flower leaves, and 4 large flower leaves
maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-10Round 3
Attach new color in one of the slip stitches of the previous round, right between a large and a small flower leaf.
* Chain 7, go around the small leaf, attach into the sl st of the previous round between the next two leaves; chain 14, attach into sl st between the next two leaves **
Repeat from * to **
maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-11Round 4
Attach new color in one of the slip stitches of the previous round, right between a large and a small flower leaf.
* Chain 9, go around the small leaf, attach into the sl st of the previous round between the next two leaves; chain 18, attach into sl st between the next two leaves **
Repeat from * to **maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-12

Round 5
To square “Sophie” off, attach new color around the top loop of a small group of leaves; first stitch counts as sc. * Chain 8, crochet a sc around all three large loops/leaves (= elongated sc)
Chain 8, sc around top loop of small group of leaves **
Repeat from * to **
sl st into first sc
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Round 6
chain 3 (=first dc)
into next chain-8 space you’ll crochet:  * 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc’s, 1 hdc, 1 dc
You’ll be making the first corner next: into elongated sc from the previous round, you’ll crochet: 1 trdc, 2 chains, 1 trdc
into next chain-8 space: 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc’s, 1 hdc, 1 dc
into the sc (the one on the small loop/leaf), you’ll crochet 1 dc **
Repeat from * to **maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-14Sew in all ends, and admire your first “Sophie”-square ;)

Joining your “Sophie”-granny squares
The squares are joined in round 6
Start crocheting your first corner, so into any elongated sc from the previous round, you’ll crochet: * 1 trdc, 1 chain, slip stitch into the 2-chain corner space of the square you’re attaching to, 1 chain, 1 trdc
into next chain-8 space: 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, slip stitch into the 2nd sc of the square you’re attaching to, 2sc’s, 1 hdc, 1 dc; 1 dc into the sc that you’ve crocheted around the top loop in the previous round **
into the next chain-8-space: 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, slip stitch into the 2nd sc of the square you’re attaching to, 2sc’s, 1 hdc, 1 dc
Repeat from * to **
maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-15maRRose - CCC --- granny square Sophie-16Your “Sophie”-squares will benefit highly from blocking!