Why it is called African Flower Granny and a bit related to its shape. Some say they had a vision of a South African community, hence the name “Flower of Africa”. There are some arguments surrounding the originality of what a few years in the 70’s and is called Paperweight Granny, long before the version of South African. Well, African Flower Granny or Paperweight Granny, make your crochet design with these beautiful hexagons and call Paperweight African Flower Granny.
The African flower is the favorite of people who love crochet. It is colorful, it is beautiful and it looks much more complicated than it is. You can use any color line from your breasts to color with more vibrant colors to explore diversity. It is important to do without haste and relax, so that you have more facility in doing.
Who does not love Granny Squares! They’re so fun and it’s just crochet, you know? We would certainly do tons of stuff with the traditional Granny Squares, such as: blankets, socks, stuffed animals, even your own name! Pretty crafted Granny Square, however, is not the traditional style. It is called the African flower.
This beautiful pattern can be made in different shapes and sizes. The most common is a flower petal in the shape of a hexagon. They are very beautiful, but a little harder to work when we sew them together. That is why today we will learn how to make a square of African flowers from an eight-member grandmother. The end result is amazing, hard to believe that is super easy to do.
A flower has a diameter of 7cm [2 3/4] (excluding the white border) if you use the yarn indicated below.
To convert the measurement, use the Conversion tool here.
Material and Tool:
- Yarn, baby acrylic yarn, various colors. Mia used Tilda, brand Svarta Faret.
- crochet hook, 3mm
node sl = sliding node
st = point
ss = slippery point (to tighten)
ch = current
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fo = cast off
Rnd = round
Base Round – sl node, ch 6, ss in the first ch to make a ring.
Rnd 1 – ch 3, 1 dc, ch1, * 2 dc, ch1, * repeats until you have six spaces and six 2dc. ss for the third string of the initial round. fo
Rnd 2 – Change color: Start in a space. ch 5, 2 dc in the same space, * ch1, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in the next space – repeat * 5 times, 1 dc and ss in the 3rd pc of the initial turn.
Rnd 3 – ch3, dc6 in the space of 2 channels, ch1, * dc7 in the next space of 2 channels, ch1, repetition * 5 times. ss the third ch of the initial round. fo.
Rnd 4 – New color: ch1, contour and make a long dot on the second turn between each flower petal. Finish with ss. fo. Rnd 5 – White: ch3, 3 cc, ch1, * dc 1 in the same dc of the last dc, dc 3, ch1 (skip the long point of the previous shift), 4 cc, ch1, repeat 5x, dc 1 in the same dc from the last dc, cc 3 ch1, ss to the third ch from the beginning of the round. [Note: ch1 in bold should be in the center of the flower petal, this is the corner of the hexagon]
To join the adjacent African flower block, insert the hook into the corresponding lead point of another hex and make a ss of ch.