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! 🙂
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.
|Yarn||Scheepjes River Washed and Stone Washed – 78 % Cotton 22% Acrylic|
|Size||2.95×2.95 inches (7.5×7.5 cm)|
|Click for explanations|
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 wherever 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 tag your work with @micmarmik and #zinniasquare.
Zinnia flower (round 1-6)
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).
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)
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)
Attach all loose ends before you continue with round 7.
The square (round 7-9)
|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”|
|Stitches to be crocheted in the same stitch, for example: “«3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc» in the next stitch”|
|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”|
|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”|
|ch sp||Chain space|
|BLO||Back loop only|
|FLO||Front loop only|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|lhdc||Long half double crochet|
|ldc||Long double crochet|
|dc3tog||Double crochet 3 together|
|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|