Crochet Patterns

Four Shades of Pink

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci. This is one of my favourite quotations. Indeed, at times, simple projects are the ones that we need. People tend to think the more complicated, the better. Be that as it may, simple things have their own appeal. Therefore, an increasing number of individuals say that less is more, meaning that simple projects can be alluring and eye-catching, just like any other sophisticated project. This particular granny square is a beginner-friendly block that can be used for various projects such as cushion covers or blankets.

Pattern: by Tally’s Crafts

Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Recommended hook size: 3.5mm

Finished size: approx. 14.5cm

Abbreviations (US terms)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

fpsc – front post single crochet

fphdc – front post half double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post treble

bp – back post

ch – chain

st(s) – stitch(es)

sk – skip

st – stitch

slst – slip stitch

sp – space

cl – cluster

Special Stitches:

cluster(4) – yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook – 4 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1 to close the cl

If you are using the same colour, you don’t have to cut yarn every round. However, I do recommend cutting it off and starting a new round from a standing st as it looks much better.

Round 1

start with a magic circle, ch3 (counts as dc), make 11 more dc, join with a slst

[12dc]

Round 2

(standing dc in any dc, ch2) repeat 12 times, join with a slst

[12dc, 12ch2]

Round 3

standing sc in any ch2sp, {5hdc in the next ch2sp]…repeat, join with a slst

[6sc, 6 petals]

Round 4

standing sc in any sc from the previous round, ch8, sc in the next sc…repeat, join with a slst

[6sc, 6ch8]

Round 5

fpsc around any sc, [hdc, 4dc, ch2, 4dc, hdc in the ch8sp], fpsc around the next sc…repeat, join with a slst

[6fpsc, 12hdc, 48dc, 6ch2]

Round 6

bpdc around any fpsc from the previous round, ch6, sc in the next ch2sp, ch6, bpdc around the next fpsc…repeat, join with a slst

[6bpdc, 6sc, 6ch6]

Round 7

standing dc in any bpdc from the previous round, [6dc in ch6sp], dc in the next sc, [6dc in the next ch6sp], dc in the next bpdc…repeat, join with a slst

[84dc]

Round 8

standing sc in any dc from the previous round, ch2, [sk the next 2dc], cluster, ch2, [tr, ch2, tr in the next st], ch2, cl in the next dc, ch2, [sk the next 2dc], sc in each of the next 14dc, ch2, [sk the next 2dc], cl in the next st…repeat, join with a slst

[8 clusters, 8tr, 20ch2, 56sc]

Round 9

standing sc in sc before any corner, [2sc in the next ch2sp], fphdc around the next cluster, [2sc in the next ch2sp], fphdc around the next tr, ch2, [cl, ch3, cl in the ch2sp], ch2, fphdc around the next tr, [2sc in the next ch2sp], fphdc around the next cluster, [2sc in the next ch2sp] = corner

sc in the next sc, ch3, [sk the next 3sc], dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch2, [sk the next 2sc], dc in each of the next 2sc, ch3, [sk the next 3sc], sc in the next sc…repeat, join with a slst = side

[8clusters, 12ch3, 12ch2, 16dc, 40sc, 16fphdc]

Round 10

standing dc in the same sc that you started the previous round round, ch2, fpdc around the next fphdc, ch2, fpdc around the next fphdc, [2hdc in the next ch2sp], fpsc around the next cl, [3sc, ch2, 3sc in the ch3sp], fpsc around the next cl, [2hdc in the next ch2sp], fpdc around the next fphdc, ch2, fpdc around the next fphdc, ch2, [sk the next 2sc], dc in the next sc, [3dc in the next ch3sp], dc in each of the next 2dc, [3dc in the next ch2sp], dc in each of the next 2dc, [3dc in the next ch3sp], dc in the next sc, ch2…repeat, join with a slst

[60dc, 8fpdc, 32hdc, 8fpsc, 24sc, 20ch2]

Round 11

standing hdc in the same dc that you started the previous round, [2hdc in the next ch2sp], hdc in the next fpdc, [2hdc in the next ch2sp], hdc in the next fpdc, hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, sc in the next fphdc, sc in each of the next 3sc, [2sc, ch2, 2sc in the ch2sp], sc in each of the next 3sc, sc in the next fphdc, hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, hdc in the next fpdc, [2hdc in the next ch2sp], hdc in the next fpdc, [2hdc in the next ch2sp, hdc in the next dc, bpdc around each of the next 13 dc, hdc in the next dc…repeat, join with a slst

[72hdc, 52bpdc, 58sc, 4ch2]

This is a free pattern designed by Tally’s Crafts. You may use the photos as long as you credit me and link to my website https://www.tallyscrafts.com/ or Instagram @tallyscrafts. You are not allowed to post the pattern and the photos as your own.

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