Crochet Tutorial: Dazzling Dragonfly Granny Square

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I created this Dazzling Dragonfly Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a look of a 3D Dragonfly! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this square:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pool
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
Beg. Popcorn: ch up 3, 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Popcorn: 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Beg. TR Popcorn: ch up 3, 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through. ch up 4, 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Ch 4, sl st to beginning to form a ring

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn in ring, ch 2, 3DC in ring, ch 2, DC in ring, CH 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 sts, HDC in rest of the chs, 3 HDC in last ch and make a popcorn st (see video tutorial to see how to do that), DC back into ring, ch 2, 3 DC in ring, ch 2, Sl st to beg. popcorn.

Rnd 2: Beg. Popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, Dc in ch 2 sp, DC in the next st, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in next st, dc in next st, DC in ch 2 sp, sk dc, [2DTR, ch 2, 2DTR] in center ring (working behind the dragonfly tail), dc in ch 2 sp, DC in next st, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn.

Rnd 3: Beg. Popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch sp, dc in next 4 sts, [DC, ch 3, DC] in corner, DC in next 6 sts, [dc, ch 3, dc] in corner, dc in next 6 sts, [dc, ch 3, dc] in corner, dc in next 6 sts, dc in ch sp, ch 2, sl st to popcorn.

Rnd 4: Beg. TR Popcorn in popcorn st, ch 2, dc in ch sp, dc in next 6 sts [DC, ch 3, DC] in corner, dc in next 8 sts, [dc, ch 3, dc] in corner, dc in next 8 sts, [dc, ch 3, dc] in corner, dc in next 8 sts, ch 2, sl st to beg. tr popcorn.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 dc] in same popcorn st, DC in next 8 sts, [2 DC, ch 3, 1 DC] in corner, DC in next 10 sts, [2 DC, ch 3, 1 DC] in next corner, DC in next 10 sts, [1 DC, ch 3, 1 DC] in next corner, DC in next 10 sts, Sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 6: DC in each st around putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in each corner.

Rnd 7:Sc in each st around, [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in each corner. Sl st to beginning.

Assembly: Sew tail down.

Wings: (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Attach yarn with long tail for sewing later
Right side: Ch 8, DC in 3rd ch from hook, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in the rest of the chs, sl st back into body of dragonfly, ch 10, TR in 4th ch from hook, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, SC in the rest of the sts, sl st back onto body of dragonfly, fasten off, Sew wings down flat.

To make the opposite side:
ch 10, TR in 4th ch from hook, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, SC in the rest of the sts, sl st back onto body of dragonfly, Ch 8, DC in 3rd ch from hook, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in the rest of the chs, sl st back into body of dragonfly, fasten off, Sew wings down flat.

Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

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  1. blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } This is my favorite so far.Pat

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  2. this so cool for a boys Afghan… thank u for sharing this patterni am not sure how i ahould go about it but ifmu ciuld forward this to9 me at my email id padu_m55@yahoo.ckm so i dknt do any coyright mistakes i qould really appreciate it….
    normally i share on my wall posts such às these so i do hope i have your permission to do so
    thank u

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  3. I found you on Youtube, and I’m crazy for your patterns. You are a marvelous teacher and I will try to make all of your 365 patterns.

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  4. I LOVE this Granny square!!
    I’m always looking for new and different GSs, & this is THE most unique one in 30+ years of making them.
    Thank you so veryvery much!! I can envision it on all squares in a piece, or flitting among several varying flower GSs. I can also easily see how to make it with butterfly wings, now you’ve shown this.

    Only wish a downloadable pdf was available, so much easier to use a pattern offline, without having to drag a printed paper patern around, or having to be online in waiting rooms where I’m passing the time by making easy-carry Granny Squares.

    However! This pattern is scrumptious and I’m making at least one this afternoon.
    Thank you again, and again!!!!

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  5. I created the dragonfly granny square…absolutely love it. Im a new crocheter and found it so helpful to have both written and video
    Thanx

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