Sunday, June 24, 2012

Adding rounds to the daisy



Several people have asked to explain how I added the border to the daisy square. Here are some photos showing how I do it.

Round 1: Attach new color with a slip stitch to any ch 2 space. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 double crochet (dc), ch 1, 3 dc (corner made).






Into next two spaces: 3 dc




Into next space: 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc (next corner made)




Continue around: 3 dc in next two spaces, and 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc (corner) until you get to the beg ch 2. Slip stitch into top of ch 2.





If you would like to continue, Round 2: slip to corner space and beg with ch 2, 2 dc, ch1, 3 dc, then * 3 dc into next 3 spaces, 3dc, ch 1, 3 dc * repeat from * around and join with a slip stitch.






So, there you have it! I hope that makes sense and happy hooking!

Note: If you would like to sell items you have made with my patterns, please do give credit to Tillie Tulip. Thank you.



51 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tutorial! Your pictures make it look very simple.
    Blessings,
    Kate

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I figured it out last night when I made mine check it out on my blog if you like. http://thecraftyhomeschoolmom.blogspot.com/

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    1. It looks great! Following you too. Happy Sunday :)

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  3. Thank you re3ally great pattern!

    When i'm done with an other blanket i'm going to make one with these.

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  4. Hey! I never was into grannies UNTIL I saw your tutorial ^^! You made it so beautiful!! I will try this when I have some spare time! Thank you for putting this online!! Xxxx

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  5. Love this pattern! Can you tell me what size hook you used? My practice square was very big. Yours looks smaller in the pictures. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Mommavols, Glad you like the pattern, it's a fun one to do. The hook I most always use (because I work with a lot of medium and worsted weight yarns) is a size I. These particular squares (with 2 rounds as shown) are approximately 6". I like to work a tighter tension, so this could factor into your final size as well.

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  6. Thank you for your reply. I have one more question. Your daisy seems to be raised on the square. Almost 3-D. Mine are looking flat on the square. Can you tell me what I might be doing wrong? Thanks very much!

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    1. Hi Mommavols, The flowers are slightly raised. Not sure why yours would be flat or flush. Possibly a lighter weight yarn or a looser tension?

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    2. Thanks. I realized I needed to use a different yarn. Now they are raised! Thanks very much for your help!

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    3. I realise this is a year old, however if anyone else sit and look at these pretty afghan´s and cant get the pedals to pop like me.

      My solution was to use 4 instead 3 treble (tc)for peddals, before dooing the "unhook" part.

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  7. Love how three dimensional your daisies are. Your blankets are so lovely. I am working on squares for my first joined squares blanket. I'm doing a sampler, though, so who knows how it will turn out!

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  8. Hello!

    First of all, congratulations for your lovely blog.

    And second, love your daisy blankets! :D Just so cute and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for the note and stopping by. This blog is a work in progress, and unfortunately is not my full time job (I wish)! One of these days I will have a bit more time to spend with it. Until then, I try to keep up with it as best I can.

      I hope you have a very nice weekend!

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  9. Tilli, I would love to make a video tutorial for people like me who need a visual push. Would that be alright with you? I have worked 2.5 Squares and no longer need to go back to your photots for help, and I think a video will help a lot of newbies like myself who are just learning.

    I promise to credit you for designing it (you did create this flower right?) :) and I'll be sure to link it back to you once its uploaded.

    I've already started filming it, but if you say no, I will delete it. Thanks again for the wonderful pattern, hope to hear from you soon!
    ~ Elle May ~

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  10. lovely lovely lovely thanks for sharing im so doing this!

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  11. I love this pattern, thanx alot! I have a question, I want to make a blanket out of daisy granny squares, how much yarn do I need? I want to make a blanket which will be about 150 cm x 200 cm with Paris Drops. Thnx!

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    1. Mandy, I was telling another reader: For the throw size, (I'm guessing a little) it took one partial skein of the yellow and probably 2 skeins each of the white and pink (maybe a little more of the pink). Note: I used Caron One Pound yarn (1 lb = about 1/2 kilo), so it's several pounds of yarn.

      I'm not sure how the Paris Drops yarn works up, (or your tension) but it would be around 3 skeins (150g) of the center color, 10-15 skeins of the petal color and 12-15 of the border color. I would also do few squares and keep track of your yarn. Good luck!

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  12. A fantastic and easy tutorial to follow I made my first daisy tonight and I LOVE IT!!!! LOL But now I need to go out and get me some yellow for the centers. XD Thank you for creating the tutorials.

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  13. I have a massive amount of white yarn I found for a steal at a rummage sale... could NOT pass it up. I recently was given some yellow & white and pastel green & white variegated yarn from my Grammy's stash (perfect for the square part!)... I can't wait to use this pattern to create a lovely spring afghan for my living room!

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    1. Isn't it great when you can find a deal! It's a terrific blanket for the spring!

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  14. Hi

    I love your sampler blankets and this square in particular and have added some of these into a blanket I'm making. I can't find a decent pattern for a 6 inch bobble heart square like the one you have in your samplers and wonder if you could help? Do you sell patterns for some of the other squares?

    Thanks

    Karen

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  15. Thank you for this great tutorial! I started one today.

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  16. This is wonderful. I'm starting it tonight. If you don't mind me asking, how many squares did you make for the throw? Thank you so much for sharing. It's absolutely beautiful .

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  17. Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial.

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    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for the acknowledgement (and for stopping by)!

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  18. How much yarn was needed for this afghan?

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm using your pattern for my first granny square project. Thanks for sharing it! Out of curiosity, do you have any advice for getting the squares as straight-edged as yours? Mine are coming out decently, but not quite as nicely square as yours.

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    1. I'm not sure why your squares aren't coming out "square-er". Sometimes it's just a matter of squaring them up - by tugging at the granny's sides and corners a bit. When they are all sewn or crocheted together they should straighten out and flatten out. I hope that makes sense, and good luck!

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  20. What brand of yarn and colors for the blue squares. So nice a combination!

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  21. Hi! I was wondering how to make a matching square minus the flower? I want to use the flower squares as an accent on a baby blanket instead of on every square, but I'm new to crochet and I'm not sure what I'm doing. :-) Thanks for your help!

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  22. Buen día Laura. No puedo suscribirme a tu blog, ¿me podrías decir como hacerlo?
    Un abrazo,
    Carmen

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  23. Wow such a pretty blankie :) how would you do the third round and the white edging? Thanks!

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  24. I am late to the party but I'm glad I didn't miss it !!! I just made my FIRST EVER square in this design and am SO proud of myself. Your tutorial is so helpful. I am new to crochet and being able to make a BEAUTIFUL square can lead to many things .... I mean, I could just go on and on and make it bigger and bigger ..... or make more and more squares and join, etc etc. God Bless You.

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  25. Thank you for such clear, understandable directions!! I'm going to be trying my hand at making this, but instead of a blanket, going to use it as a short poncho. I saw an older movie last night with Jennifer Lopez and she had a strap t-shirt underneath and the poncho slipped down one shoulder...so cute! Your pattern will be just perfect for that! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  26. This is the best tutorial that I've seen so far... Thank you so much for your sharing this with everyone. Now I can teach my daughter better by showing her the steps as in your pictures. Blessings.

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  27. This is the best tutorial that I've seen so far... Thank you so much for your sharing this with everyone. Now I can teach my daughter better by showing her the steps as in your pictures. Blessings.

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  28. My comment may get lost here since there are so many but I was wondering what type of yarn you used on this project and what needle number. I can do some crochet but I am somewhat between beginner and intermediate perhaps. I have never made squares to add all of them afterwards. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

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    1. She used Hobby Lobbt's I love this yarn and a size I needle. It was listed on her main page with the pictured blanket.

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    2. She used Hobby Lobbt's I love this yarn and a size I needle. It was listed on her main page with the pictured blanket.

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  29. How many squares did you make? And when you take your hook out do you go in the first loop from the top or threw the loop from the front? Fairly new to this. And love the blanket. Making it for my Great Niece!

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  30. How many squares did you make? And when you take your hook out do you go in the first loop from the top or threw the loop from the front? Fairly new to this. And love the blanket. Making it for my Great Niece!

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  31. Hi, do you have a draw pattern?
    thank you. Beutiful blanket

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  32. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out if this is american dc or UK dc. ANYONE< HELP?

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    1. All instructions are in U.S. Hope that helps.

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  33. Ilove daisies and absolutely love this pattern! Making it for my great granddaughter for her 3rd birthday! Thank you for sharing it with us all. Blessings from FL!

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  34. please advise my daisies are not as puffy as yours! using aran and hook 5?

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  35. Hey I am just wondering which method you used to connect the squares? This is my first time doing this!

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