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Oriental Bloom Square

This year I have the great honor to be one of four Ambassadors for Granny Square Day 2022 (GSD 2022)!

GSD is hosted by Simply Crochet and this year they have teamed up with Operation Orphan that help people in need, including Ukrainian children. You can donate your squares to Operation Orphan to help these children. Connect with them on IG on @operationorphan to find out more about their work and see how your donated squares will be used.

As an Ambassador I was asked to create a Granny Square that represents something about my life. I have a huge love for the nature and immediatly knew I wanted to make a square with a flower! Flowers comes in all shapes and colors with a range from petite, sheer and soft colored to big, bold with vivid colors. And I love them all!
My square “Oriental Bloom Square” is made with rich colors that makes me happy. The flower has a textured center and petals that stands up. The petals are perfect for little fingers to fidget on if you fancy making a baby blanket. Around the flower is a 3D frame that also creates a beautiful pattern when several squares are joined togeter. As with all Granny Squares you can use this square to make anything you fancy; a bag, throw, scarf, table cloth, cushion, cardigan, wallhanging etc. Depending on what yarn you use the look and feeling will change. Use your favorite yarn and make your favorite flower!

Pattern:

I used the yarn Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton) for my Oriental Bloom Square. The Catona yarn comes in 113 colors and I´m sure you can find your favorites among them.
I used the colors 383 Ginger Gold, 413 Cherry, 517 Ruby and 391 Deep Ocean. How to place your colors are described in the pattern. I wanted a firm square and used hook 3.0 mm, but if you like a softer square use 3.5 mm. The size of the square depends on which yarn and hook you use, but my square measures 11.5 x 11.5 cm after blocking. I hope that you will enjoy this pattern as much I did designing it. If you post pictures in social media you can use #mijocrochet #OrientalBloomSquare and #GrannySquareDay2022 to make it easier to find your picture.

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16 thoughts on “Oriental Bloom Square

  1. What a beautiful design! Can’t wait to add this to all my other Mijo creations. Will send what I can to Operation Orphan in Ukraine. You’re amazing!!!! ❤

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    1. Hi, It is summer time and translators are on vacation. Hopefully I will be able to add a French translation in the future. Maybe you can use my English translation since it has a lot of pictures showing each step.
      Kind regards,
      Johanna

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  2. The US-English version opens but won’t let me save it. Am I doing something wrong? It says Failed-download error. This is a beautiful square.

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