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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Walled Garden Square (maybe)

Way back before personal computers and easy access to photocopiers and scanners, the only way to get a copy of a pattern was to write it out by hand.

I found one such hand-written pattern in my "old" pattern folder (pre-1986). No name, no picture, obviously, but a quick scan of the instructions showed it to be a granny square of some type.

Curious, I whipped one up. And it turned out quite pretty.

I have no idea if I copied this pattern from a book or made it up myself. It would have been done over 25 years ago and I have troubling remembering yesterday! I searched the Ravelry pattern database without success and made enquiries amongst the members - no one (so far) could come up with a source.

So, I'm sharing the pattern with you all here. If anyone does recognise it - perhaps from an afghan pattern rather than as a single square - do please let me know, so I can attribute it properly!


Walled Garden Square
(amended 10 Jun 12 - thank you Scraplyn!)


  • US terms 
  • DK + G hook = 6” (bearing in mind I crochet loosely) but you can use what you like
  • Beg Cluster = ch 3, *yo, insert hook in ch-1 sp, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook, rpt from * 3 times, yo, pull thru 5 loops on hook
  • Cluster = *yo, insert hook in ch-1 sp, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook, rpt from * 4 times, yo, pull thru 6 loops on hook
  • blo = back loop only
  • Crossed DC = skip one hdc, dc in next hdc, dc in skipped hdc
Ch 5, join w slst to form ring.

1)  ch 4, (dc in ring, ch 1) x 7, join w slst in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.  = 8 dc, 8 ch-1 sp

2)  slst into ch-1 sp, Beg Cluster (see above), ch 5, Cluster (see above), ch 5, (Cluster, ch 5) x 6, join w slst to top of Beg Cluster.  = 8 Clusters, 8 ch-5 sp

3)  slst into ch-5 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, 4 dc in next ch-5 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp, 4 dc in next ch-5 sp, rpt from * 2 times, join w slst to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.  = 40 dc, 4 ch-2 sp

4)  ch 2, 2 hdc in blo, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, *10 hdc in blo, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rpt from * 2 times, 7 hdc, join w slst to 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  = 56 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp

5)  slst into next hdc, ch 3, dc back into join at end of prev round (= Beg Crossed DC), Crossed DC, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, *Crossed DC x 7, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, rpt from * x 2, Crossed DC x 5, join w slst to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.  = 28 Crossed DC, 8 dc, 4 ch-2 sp

6)  ch 2, 4 hdc in blo, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, *16 hdc in blo, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rpt from * 2 times, 11 hdc, join w slst to 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  = 80 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp

-- Judy M Kerr ©2012


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