The Lily Pad – Free Crochet Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop

The Lily Pad - Free Crochet Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop exclusively for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Joanita Theron of Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy

A pretty Lily Pad that floats in the Frog Prince’s pond.

The second in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.
Find more squares here!

The Lily Pad

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of blue and green
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in pastel yellow
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in white/cream
  • Hooks 4.00 mm & 3.50 mm
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet

SPECIAL STITCH – Picot: CH 3, SL ST into first CH

Gauge:

Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

Notes:

This pattern is worked in multiples of 2 + 1
Measure your jar and work up a foundation chain to reach all around the jar.
Foundation chain needs to be multiplied by 2 + 1

Instructions:

Circle:
Make a magic circle with green yarn and 4,00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on one of the circles.

Working into the backloops only

Row 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next 3 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 3 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (54 DC), TURN
Row 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into each ST until last ST, work 2 DC into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join blue yarn into any back loop of round 4

Rnd 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into ST (first corner made), *SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (second corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (third corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (fourth corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

Rnd 6-7: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST all around and work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each corner 2 CH.

Flower:
with yellow yarn and 3, 50mm hook make a magic ring
RND 1:  Work 6 SC into ring

For the next rounds work into back loops only

RND 2:  Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC)
RND 3: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next SC.
*Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * 4 more times
TURN and work back through the exposed loops
Work 4 SC into each loop all the way back to the center.
Fasten off and weave tail through the center of the flower and weave in through the back stitches.

Working on the back of the flower – insert hook into any loop and join white yarn with a SL ST.
*CH 3, SKIP 2 loops. Repeat from * 5 more times – 6 loops.

 

RND 2: SL ST into first 3 CH loop; CH 3, work 2 DC into loop, CH 3, SL ST into same loop.
*SL ST into next loop, CH 3, work 2 DC into loop, CH 3, SL ST into same loop. Repeat from * 4 more times.
SL ST into top of 3rd of first 3 CH.
RND 3: CH 3, work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next DC, Picot, work 1 DC into next DC, work 2 DC into top of 3 CH.
*SL ST into top of next 3 CH, work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next DC, Picot, work 1 DC into next DC, work 2 DC into top of next 3 CH. Repeat from * 4 more times.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLING THE SQUARE:

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Sew flower onto the lily pad – using the stitches from round 2.

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Happy Hooking 🙂

 

I love to crochet! To design and make patterns for both young and old is an absolute life’s passion. My daughter is my greatest inspiration! I love to try and learn new techniques, and although patience is not my strongest virtue, I have found that committing to a project and having the pleasure of a finished item, is one of life’s greatest and most satisfying pleasures. I believe that anyone can learn a new craft. I try to design and make my projects so that even a novice can do them. “Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
Find Joanita on her Blog and Facebook page!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Love your patterns. You come up with some of the best ideas and are able to put them into crochet…I think it is wonderful. Can’t wait to get started on this square.

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