Sticking Points – Camellia Granny Square Help

Have you tried the Camellia granny square pattern from my book Granny Square Flair and gotten stuck?

I’m here to get you unstuck! Once you see how the petals are placed, all will become clear.

2 floral granny squares with a ball of yarn and the Granny Square Flair book

Let’s explore to common sticking points.

Round 3 ending

Round 3 ends with chain 1 and join with a htr/hdc (UK/US). It’s just like joining with a dc/sc, and it places your yarn and hook in the right spot to begin the next round.

Round 3 of the Camellia granny square

Round 4

Round 4 begins with a dc/sc over the joining stitch. This is where to work the first dc/sc. OVER the joining htr/hdc – just like working over chains into a chain space.

Round 4 beginning of the Camellia granny square

All the petals are worked into the spike stitches and the small stitch between them is in the 3-chain spaces.

Round 4 of the Camellia granny square

Round 5 beginning

The first spike stitch is worked over the dc/sc, encasing it, into the 3-chain space of Round 3.

Round 5 beginning of the Camellia granny square

Round 5 end and Round 6 beginning

Again you chain 1 and join with a stitch; this time the joining stitch is a tr/dc. It has the same effect as before. At the start of Round 6, you work a dc/sc over that joining stitch.

Round 6 beginning of the Camellia granny square

Round 6 done

See how the petals are again in the spike stitches and the dc/sc are in the chains?

Round 6 of the Camellia granny square

The rest of the flower is formed with the same method. There are just a different number of stitches and chains.

2 floral granny squares with a ball of yarn

Camellia is one of the 50 patterns in Granny Square Flair, available in book or PDF form.


 If there are any other book patterns of mine you have given up on because you can’t get past a certain point, let me know what they are and which round is tripping you up on the Sticking Points post here.

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