Free Patterns

Sakura Granny Square

This easy to make, textured granny square with a flower motif in the centre is inspired by my other design, the Sakura Face Scrubbies.

The pattern is using front post and back post stitches to create a nice, textured look.

Difficulty: Easy

Size: 5” x 5”

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook
  • approx. 10-12 grams of any DK yarn desired
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

BPSC = back post single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

BPHDC = back post half double crochet

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

BPDC = back post double crochet

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Back Post Single Crochet:

Insert your hook from the back around the post of given stitch, yarn over and finish your single crochet as usual.

Back Post Half Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the back around the post of given stitch, yarn over and finish your half double crochet as usual.

Back Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the back around the post of given stitch, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Gauge: 5 HDC = 1”

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout
  • Each round starts with a Chain 1, 2 or 3. These are not counted as a stitch unless instructed otherwise

To start: MR

Round 1: CH 3, DC 12 into the ring, join with a SLST to first DC (not CH 3)                                        

(12 DC)

Round 2: CH 2, 1 DC in same ST, FPDC around the CH 3 from previous round and the same ST you just put a DC into, *1DC in next ST, FPDC around the same ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first DC                                                                                                                                                   (12 FPDC, 12 DC)

Round 3: CH 2, 1 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next ST (that’s the first FPDC from previous round), FPDC around the same ST you just put a DC into, *1 DC in next 2 STS (note: the 2nd ST is always the FPDC), FPDC around FPDC* repeat *to* to end join with a SLST to first DC                   

(12 FPDC, 24 DC)

Round 4: SLST to first FPDC from prevoius round, CH 1, SC in same ST, SK 2 STS (those are the 2 DC from prev. round) 7 DC in next FPDC, *SK 2 STS, SC in next FPDC , SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next FPDC* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                               

(6 SC, 6  Petals of 7 DC)

Fasten off.

Round 5: Change colour, join in any SC from previous round.

CH 2, 1 FPDC around the same ST, 1 BPHDC in next 2 STS, 1 BPSC in next 3 STS, 1 BPHDC in next 2 STS, *1 FPDC in next ST (note: that’s a SC from previous round), 1 BPHDC in next 2 STS, 1 BPSC in next 3 STS, 1 BPHDC in next 2 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first FPDC

(6 FPDC, 24 BPHDC, 18 BPSC)

Round 6: CH 2, 1 FPDC around the same ST, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, *1 FPDC in next ST (note: that’s a FPDC from previous round), 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first FPDC

(6 FPDC, 24 HDC, 18 SC)

Fasten off if you want to change colour.

Round 7: If you change colour, join in the 3rd ST to the left of any FPDC, if you don’t change colour just SLST in the next 3 ST which is the 3rd ST to the left of the FPDC from previous round.

CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the same ST (this is the first corner) 1 DC in next 2 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 DC in next 2 STS, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in next ST 1 DC in next 2 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 DC in next 2 STS* repeat * to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(32 DC, 16 HDC, 12 SC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Round 8: SLST to next ST, SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the same SP, 1 HDC in all STS until you reach next corner SP, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in CH 2 corner SP, 1 HDC in all STS until next corner* repeat *to* join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(16 DC, 60 HDC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Fasten off if you want to change colour.

Round 9: If you change colour, join to any CH 2 corner space, if you don’t change colour, just SLST to next ST and then SLST to CH 2 corner SP.

CH 1, *3 SC in CH 2 corner SP, 1 SC in all STS until next CH 2 corner SP* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first SC

(88 SC)

Fasten off.

Thank you for choosing this pattern for your project! When you make it, I’d like to see it! Remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet on Instagram

If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me at kamecrochet@gmail.com or

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Happy Crocheting!

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