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African Flower / Paperweight Granny: free crochet patterns

Crochet, tutorial, Video  |  October 2nd 2011  |  0 Comment

crochet african flower This is the first time I come across African Flower… well, accurately speaking, this is the first time I know that this crochet block is “African Flower”. Just like Granny Square, African Flower is a crochet block but in hexagonal shape, it can be joined next to each other to become a bigger piece and make into blanket, afghan, shawl, bag, table runner, cushion cover, soccer ball toy, coaster, pincushion, dress etc…. you name it! Why does it call African Flower and not something related to it’s shape, for example Hexes, Hexagon Flower etc… According to some findings from the net, some said a lady saw this pattern from a South African community, so she gave it a name “Africa Flower”. There are some arguments around about the originality of the pattern since some saw it in the 70′s and it is called Paperweight Granny, much earlier than the version of the South African. Get the step by step photo and written crochet pattern after this jump.

Crochet African Flower Join

Thanks to Mia, who shared her African Flower crochet at Pinterest – one of my favorite stop-overs when I needed inspiration. I love the colors Mia used, as sweet as a pretty girl! Glad that Mia allowed me to share her photos and pattern here at Craft Passion. [Note: I modified Mia's original pattern to the way I used to write, but the workings are the same.] Below is the step-by-step in 1 photo and following is the written crochet pattern. Thanks to Mia again for this clear photo for the steps.

crochet african flower pattern

Crochet Pattern Dimension: Each flower has a diameter of 7cm [2 3/4"] (excluding the white border) if using the yarn stated below. To convert the measurement, please use the Conversion tool here.

Read more: www.craftpassion.com/2011/04/crochet-african-flower-paperweight-granny.html

Crochet African flower video tutorial:

Tutorial Flor Africana a crochet . AFRICAN FLOWER


Happy Crochet!

African Flower / Paperweight Granny: free crochet patterns

Crochet African Flower Join


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