Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Maybelle Square Crochet Pattern

Let me tell you the story about this Maybelle Square. A couple of months ago, or even longer, this idea of turning the Maybelle flower into a crochet square started to take form in my head. I had a few goes without luck. I am telling you, you do NOT want to see my terrible trials... I left the idea to sit for a while and one day one of my readers, a Dutch girl named Jane, sent me a picture of how she had turn the Maybelle flowers into squares in a blanket. I instantly contacted her to ask if she could give me some hints how she had made her squares. Within a day or two she replied with some instructions and she gave me the magic number - 4.

I have tweaked her initial instructions, as I always tend to put my own twist on things (typical me). However, this Maybelle Square was born and I am loving it. All credits go to Jane who does not have her own blog and who wants to stay anonymous,  but I truly hope you read this. It was the magical number 4 that made it all work out. Thank you dear Jane!

I know many of you have waited for this pattern so here we go. Excuse my terrible hand drawn crochet symbols, but this is better than nothing for you who prefer a visual pattern. 

I have written the pattern in UK/US terms.
I have used Tilda yarn on a 3mm / C-D (US) hook. A Svensk version finns här.


Row 1
Find the pattern for the Maybelle Crochet Flower here, picture tutorial here, and when you have your Maybelle Flower you are ready to get started with the square. 

Join a new yarn at the top of a petal and chain 5, [make a htr/hdc in the valley between two petals, chain 4, dc/sc in top stitch on next petal], repeat [ ] until end of row. Join with sl st in top stitch on first petal.

Row 2
Sl st in first chain loop, ch2, make 3htr/hdc in same chain loop (a total of 4htr/hdc in same chain loop), ch1, 4htr/hdc in next chain loop, ch1.

Now we work the corner:
[1 htr/hdc in next chain space followed by 2tr/dc, 2dtr/tr in the same chain space, ch2, 2dtr/tr in the next chain space followed by 2tr/dc, 1htr/hdc in the same chain space, ch1, 4htr/hdc in next chain space, 4htr/hdc in next chain space, 1ch], repeat [ ]  2 times.

1htr/hdc in next chain space followed by 2tr/dc and 2dtr/tr in the same chain space, ch2, 2dtr/tr in the next chain space followed by 2tr/dc and 1htr/hdc in the same chain space, ch1. Join row with sl st in top chain of first 2 chains made.

Row 3
Ch2, 2htr/hdc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st, 1 tr/dc in space between clusters, [skip 1 st, 3htr/hdc in next 3sts, 1tr/dc in space between clusters, 4htr/hdc in next 4 sts, skip 1st, 2tr/dc - ch - 2 tr/dc in same corner space, skip 1st, 4htr/hdc in next 4 sts, 1tr/dc in space between clusters. 3htr/hdc in next 3sts, skip 1st, 1tr/dc in space between clusters], repeat [ ] 2 times.

Skip 1st, 3htr/hdc in next 3 sts, 1tr/dc in space between clusters, 4htr/hdc in next 4 sts, skip 1st, 2tr/dc - ch - 2 tr/dc in same corner space, skip 1st, 4htr/hdc in next 4 sts, 1tr/dc in space between clusters. Join with a sl st in top chain of first 2 chains made. Cut threads and fasten of gently.





VOILA! And now we will never ever stop making the Maybelle Crochet Flower or the Maybelle Square. Enjoy the hooky ride!


Kärlek
Annette

Purchase Tilda yarn used for these Maybelle squares here.


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97 comments:

  1. Hello Annette, thank you so much for sharing the Maybelle Square Crochet pattern. It looks really lovely... and, I just happen to have some 'spare' Maybelle flowers waiting to be transformed!

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  2. Sà fina de blir. Snart hoppas jag fà se dem ihopsydda till nàgot snyggt.
    Ses pà fredag.
    Emma

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  3. Hi There. I totally love your work :-) And these ones are amazing. Can you tell me what kind of yarn you use for this project . Thank you x

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  4. thank you this is lovley!!!!!want to try as soon as posibel

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  5. Hola!!
    Excelente Patrón,me gusta mucho.
    Seguro lo pruebe.Es genial tu trabajo,te sigo desde hace un tiempo y siempre me sigues sorprendiendo.
    Gracias,mil gracias por compartir el patrón.
    GABY_MANOJITOSDEIDEAS.

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  6. Stunning square! Thank you, and of course Jane, for this great pattern. Can´t wait to make these square into a blanket.

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  7. so lovely, thank you and your friend Jane!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  8. I can't wait to try this!!! Thanks so much for posting!
    xo KRIS

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  9. It's a beautiful square!
    What could I use it for? ;-)

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  10. Hi Annete,

    I loved it when I saw them the first time in your blog, they would make an adorable blanket.
    Just a suggestion, why not open an 'Inspired by MRV Flickr Group' or Maybelle Flower Flickr Group so that the ones that make the flowers or squares can post their pictures there.. .I dont know, just a thought !

    They look gorgeous in those colours of yours. . .

    Thanks you !
    xEva

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  11. Hi, they are brill. I will give them a go.

    S xx

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  12. Can't believe how extra darling it looks in a square!M loving the colours in that bottom picture!

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  13. Love the colors! Tnx for tutorial!

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  14. Thank you Annette! must try! Heather x

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  15. This is such a cute pattern, and I can see it going places :) Great job Annette!
    xo,
    wink

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  16. Are you making another blanket Annette?
    Wish I could do some crochet, but Im resting my joints :(
    Beautiful as always!

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  17. Wowww they look great, so nice !

    Love
    Marjo

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  18. Thank you so much for posting this. I have flowers galore and have become frustrated trying to turn them into squares. I can't wait to get started.

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  19. Men (hoppas jag kan skriva på svenska?!) varför kunde jag inte ha sett detta innan? eller varför kunde du inte lagt ut inlägget för en vecka sedan ;-)? Jag som har letat och letat efter några fina rutor som jag kan göra en filt av... har precis börjat på en annan filt så den får det bli, orkar liksom inte ändra men ett och annat kuddfodral med de här rutorna blir det nog sen :-)

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  20. Hej! Tusen tack för mönstret!

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  21. Now my next project has changed again!! My daughter needs a new blanket, she'll love this! Thanks for posting this!

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  22. Wonderful tutorial, I love how you've laid it out. Really very nice and clear, beautifully done. Then there is the squares themselves, which are also absolutely gorgeous. A whole blanket in those would be so delicious! I'd love to make one myself but if I take anything else on at the moment I think my head might actually explode! Well done to you and to Jane for putting you on the right track! :)

    S x

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  23. wahooooo:!!!! it's to nice I like!!!! bizzzzz

    http://www.moijetricote.canalblog.com

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  24. What size crochet hook? I'm in the U.S.

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    1. Hi Darline
      Try a C or D hook on a light DK weight yarn, 50g = 160 yards. The yarn I am using is Tilda, A Swedish cotton/acrylic mix, which I will be selling here on my blog soon. I am waiting for a big order within the next few weeks but have a few balls left in my Yarn Shop page if you are interested.
      Annette

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  25. Thanks Annette - I am so excited to make my flowers into squares. Your tutorial is perfect - so well written - thanks again.

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  26. Hi Annette! I am Jei Crochet and I Featured your Maybelle Square Crochet Pattern on my weekly featured pattern. You can grab my I've Been Featured button on my blog. Thank you and Have a nice day ;)

    Cutey Patuty Crochet

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  27. Hello,

    I love your Flower. It's so beautiful.
    I'm living in France and I want to know if I can traduce it in French giving your blog adresse and kiping your pictures with your name in it.
    Many people don't read english so It can be very nice to do it if your ok.
    I'm winting to hear you ;-)
    Love all your blog and creations.
    Bises du sud de la France.
    Marie-Anne
    Petits modèles
    contact@petitsmodeles.fr

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  28. Så snällt att du delar med dig. Skulle gärna vilja ha det på svenska om det går. Med vänlig hälsning, o glad midsommar /Lena . haake@live.se

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  29. How kind of you to share this very well written pattern Annette. I have loved the Tilda yarn; I just can't get enough of it! I finally posted about it today. Yay! Here's the post: http://appleblossomdreams.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-rose-valley-roses.html.

    Thank you again for the time and energy you put into your beautiful blog, it is one of my favorites. :-)

    ~Astri

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  30. Hej Annette!
    Vilken härlig blomma!!! Vad jag kan se är det bara kanten runt själva blomman som du visar mönstet på här. Har du möjlighet att lägga upp ett mönster på Svenska på hela rutan, inklusive kanten runt om på exempelvis mönsterarkivets sida eller skicka det till mig. Behöver ha något att pyssla med i väntan på att få tillträda mitt nya jobb.
    Med varm hälsning
    Lillemor Carlsson

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  31. These are beautiful!!! Thank you very much for sharing!

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  32. Podrias hacer la patter en español, porfavor te lo ruego!!!

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  33. Hej Annette!

    Vilket fin blomma, du har räddat mig, började virka den afrikanska stjärnan i fyrkant men kände mig inte riktigt nöjd, (den är vacker men tankarna gick till hur jag ska virka ihop dem till en löpare). De här rutorna med Maybelle blomman i mitten blir toppen att göra. Jag bockar och tackar, tassade runt på din blogg och tittade på allt fint du har gjort och lagt ut.
    Hoppas att du vill lägga ut fler beskrivningar på svenska i framtiden.

    Mvh Clare Johansson i Karlstad

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  34. Gorgeous pattern, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, and SO happy to meet you and to add Switzerland to the list of contributing countries! Hope you'll join us on a regular basis, and feel free to link up projects from the past too so we can get to know you!

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  35. What a fantastic tutorial.Love the flowers and you are using such beautiful yarn. It is a stunning block.Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Greetings from NE Florida and happy crocheting.

    Yoka

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  36. Thank you so much for this tutorial! You are really generous Anette. I'm making a pillowcase for my Mom, I haven't seen her in a year, and this will make a perfect little gift. Thanks again! Marianna

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  37. These look lovely. I got here from the link on The Creative Crochet Collective Facebook page. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  38. Wonder where in the US I could get such beautiful yarn. This looks like a cotton and not too heavy. Thank you for sharing, you're very kind!

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  39. coucou ! j adore ce motif mais je suis française et débutante en crochet et je ne trouve pas de traduction française , pouvez vous m aider s il-vous-plaît ? merci d avance !!!

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  40. j oubliai : existe t il un diagramme ? car là ce serait clair !
    merci

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    1. Bonjour
      Je n'ai pas un diagramme de crochet complet pour ce modèle, mais si vous regardez mes photos, j'ai fait quelques illustrations. S'il vous plaît essayer. Peut-être que vous avez un ami qui peut vous aider, mais je ne peux malheureusement pas vous aider avec une traduction. Je partir en vacances demain et je n'ai tout simplement pas le temps. Desole et merci pour vous contactez moi.
      Annette

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  41. LINDO,PARECE FÁCIL,VOU TENTAR :)) BOA SEMANA VALÉRIA (BRASIL).

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  42. Thanks for sharing. On my way to making my god daughter a beautiful blanket. Found this link on Pinterest ��

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  43. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing your pattern :)

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  44. Oh forgot to mention that I found your blog and this pattern on Plus 3 Crochet blog here: http://plus3crochet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/bookmarked.html

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  45. first time I saw the inside part of this square was here.
    http://6ichthusfish.typepad.com/6ichthusfish/2010/05/maybelle-crochet-flower-free-pattern.html

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  46. me encanta, se tejer al crochet, pero sin ningun patron, aprendi mirando a mi abuela, donde puedo aprender hacer la flor?

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  47. Hej Annette! A lovely and colourful blog with really useful info. I am sometimes a bit confused by the differing crochet terms I see as an English crafter now living in Sweden not used to reading "ett mönster på svenska" or seeing US terms on various international websites. Is it ok if I share this terminology table on my own blog and facebook side?
    Kram från Jämtland! / Christina
    www.garnharmoni.com

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  48. I saw this pattern on Facebook, posted by One Planet Yarn and Fiber, showing a black background and multi-colored flowers. It's beautiful!

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  49. Amei! Parabéns e agradeço por compartilhar!
    Bjs,

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  50. Precioso todos tus trabajos tan artesanos y caseros me llamo Lina, soy de Sevilla - España- y me gusta todo lo que haces ademas muy buenas las fotos y las explicaciones te felicito gracias ....muchísimas gracias, una amiga Lina

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  51. Found some flower coloured threads in the stash and set about making some lovely mini flower squares.
    Happy vacation wishes to you.

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  52. What a beautiful square! Thank you very much! :)
    ___
    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog

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  53. Thanks so much, that's absolutely brilliant x

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  54. Found u on Pinterest via http://pinterest.com/pin/64457838389816536/
    Lovely work!

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  55. Thank you for the flower which I have been making today and now I see the square adaption. Oh dear, I shall have to try that too!!(and thanks to Jane)
    I don't remember where I first found you as I have had you on my favourites for a while but I'm guessing it was as a result of using Attic 24 as it is because of Lucy and my addiction to her site that I have found so many others and had such a lovely 2013. I live in England.

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  56. found on pinterest


    Samantha Curry crochet I love board. Lovely using to make baby blanket

    http://pinterest.com/sam_currie/crochet-i-love/?e_t_s=boards&e_t=9e99b5d2b1ea4248a70607c3c0400fbc&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_wkly_130819

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  57. i saw this on meet me at mike's facebook page! :) love it!https://www.facebook.com/goodstufffornicepeople

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  58. I saw this on a Facebook group called Ms June's Afghans. https://www.facebook.com/groups/msjunesafghans/
    Sara Wilson shared it with the group. I love this pattern & will be making this soon.

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  59. Can't wait to try this! I have just started making the flowers and notice the center hole (10 chain) is a little larger than yours seem to be, even when I tried Sport weight yarn. Thinking of making a baby blanket with these. Did you perhaps tweak the number of chains you used in the center hole?

    Still a little new to crochet, trying to keep up with all you!

    -Alissa

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    1. Hi Alissa
      I hope you come back to read this. To answer your question: No tweaking at all. I follow the pattern religiously. If you feel the hole in the middle is to big you can always try and make a magic ring instead of the 10chain ring as a foundation ring. Because of the amount of trebles worked into the ring it will always be a little hole in the middle, probably about 1/4 inch big. Good luck.

      Annette

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    2. I have been following your pattern and y hole in the middle is quite large too, about 2cm. I am using 8ply with a 4.00mm hook.

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  60. Hi Annette,
    First of all thank you for the great tutorial. I've tried your pattern and succesfully made a cushion cover. :) http://avnthikabhaskarmyworld.blogspot.in/2013/09/ive-already-made-some-cushion-covers.html

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  61. Hi I have just found this pattern on Pinterest, well the link to your page, ty so much for sharing this, but this is where I found it.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/119345458848974057/

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  62. Love the square and flowers. I found this via a pin on tis board http://www.pinterest.com/pandamanda42/3-yarn-tastic-sewing-ness/

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  63. Maravilloso el tutorial gracias por compartir,bss

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  64. Chandrima DasguptaOctober 14, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    I made this crochet flower from -- 6 ichthusfish.typepad.com/
    I made it as a bunting.

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  65. I have been almost stuck creating the flower and the square the past days. I started crocheting 2 weeks ago, and you made this really easy! Seeing as I can't seem to stop, I guess I will end up with a blanket, hehe. Thank you!

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  66. OMG Annette ... this is sooooo addictive ♥ ♥ ♥ thank you for pattern.
    Please visit my blog :)

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  67. Hi Annette
    i have shared a link to this page on my Facebook site. I hope that's ok. This is a lovely crochet pattern
    Jann

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  68. Hello Annette,
    What a great pattern! I found it on Pinterest and have just shared it on my Planet Penny Facebook Page. Thank you so much
    Penny

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  69. Hi, a lovely pattern, found it on Planet Penny facebook, thank you for the pattern x

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  70. Your squares are divine and you are so so kind to share your version of this pattern with everyone. I absolutely adore it. Thank you so much and congratulations again on such beautiful work.

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  71. Ravelry, and as soon as my cream colored yarn comes in this will be a stash buster for me.

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  72. Thanks so much for your pattern. I found your pattern via a pin which lead me tohttp://podkins.tumblr.com/post/53886048872/isnt-this-lovely-theres-a-brilliant-free
    which lead m to your page. I'll create a new pin directly to your e. Thanks again.

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  73. Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern and thank you for the very nice tutorial! I found the link to this pattern on pintrest http://pinterest.com/serendipitypat/

    From NC, USA

    Happy New Year!

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  74. Thanks so much, thats really amazing!

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  75. I am going to make a blanket out of these! This is soooo cute!!!

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  76. Last night I made my first square ever, using this pattern.
    many thanks!

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  77. thank you for the pattern, a link from facebook brought me here. wonderful

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  78. Thank you so much for sharing Annette!

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  79. Thanks a lot for the pattern. This is what I've been looking for. :) Bogusia

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  80. Hello Annette, I am making an afghan using the Maybelle Flower Squares in many colours, with white border. Can you suggest the best joining method for the nicest looking result? xx Pat

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  81. Thanks! I am in Kentucky, USA

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  82. I am from the us..and not sure about the tr st...all the videos I watch on it are different...how many chains do I do before I tr?

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    1. Hello
      If you are from the States you should watch videos and follow patterns that are performed in US terms.

      This is how you do a US treble:

      1.Yarn over hook twice, then insert hook into the stitch.
      2.Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - (there are four loops on the hook).
      3. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (there are now three loops remaining on the hook).
      4. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops. (there are now two loops remaining on the hook).
      5. Again, yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook (there is now one loop remaining.)
      6. This completes one treble crochet.

      When you start a row with US treble stitches you start with making 4 chains. A treble stitch is, with other words, 4 chains high.

      Hope this was helpful.

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  83. 1 or 2 squares a day and I'll put this together for Christmas.
    Thank you Jane for sharing your wisdom and to you Annette
    for sharing with us this wonderful pattern.
    Now all I need is to know the yarn you used and the colors...
    so... I'm gonna read through all your comments. ;-D

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  84. Hi Annette,
    I am going to make a small lap robe for my friend but I have a question: with your good photos and clear instructions, I am sure I can complete the Maybelle Rose and the square around it, but I would appreciate if you could tell me how to crochet a granny edging onto the finished Maybelle square. I love your work and I will be returning to your site often. You do lovely handwork
    Gramma2Seven

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  85. Hello, thank you so much for this demonstration !! I enjoy your work !! Have a good evening!

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  86. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

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  87. I like this pretty flower square. Thank you for sharing!

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