Fountain of Roses 12" Square by SwiftlySparrow

Fountain of Roses 12" Square

April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is the May Filler Square for the 2013 BAMCAL!

7/31/13 UK terms version now available, translation thanks to Shelley (spincushions).

4/8/13 Version 2.0 is up! Main changes are round 7 for better construction and added an optional second round of flowers. Thanks to Scraplyn, Stuesymom, and Mootzee for testing and feedback!

This square is meant to, and hopefully does, look like a fountain in a garden. I have had some ideas kicking around in my head for a while now, but this one was inspired by a square I saw while browsing where someone did a border of flowers out of V stitches and clusters. I thought it was wonderful and will post a link when I find it again.

But of course, flowers need a place to be and a border needs to be around something, so there is the fountain. I have seen the technique I used for the center in a few patterns and thought it was great, and perfect for this.

I used an H hook and Caron Simply Soft yarn, which is a light worsted weight, but I apparently crochet rather loosely because with this combination I usually come out on gauge for patterns written for worsted weight and an I hook. So take from that what you will, and please give it a try!

ETA: Here is the project with the flower border!