Free crochet granny square patterns: May 2014BAMCAL #2

I'm so grateful to the crochet designers that share their talent with us!  Here are 4 beautiful granny squares crocheted for May, with links to the free patterns.
Spiraling Into Spring Granny Square
Spiraling Into Spring 12"
Cathedral Converts Granny Square
Cathedral Converts 12"

Reflected Dragonfly Granny Square
Reflected Dragonfly 6"

Water Lily and Lily Pad Granny Square
Water Lily and Lily Pad 6"
Click the pics to go to the free pattern, and notes to get the looks shown.

The patterns for the top two are for 12" squares, but using Caron Simply Soft yarn and a G hook, I make 9" blocks.  Even then, sometimes I still need to add rows.  (SS yarn is such a thin worsted, and looks best - to me, anyway - worked with a G hook, which is often smaller than what the pattern calls for).

For the same reason, when I do a 6" square, like the bottom two, I need to add rows.

Spiraling Into Spring was a challenge to begin; I'd never done tapestry crochet before!  But the pattern was well written and there were good pictures.  A clear head is needed and just take one thing at a time and it goes well, and then it's easy.  In fact, once I got going, I loved it, want to do more like this, and expanded my crochet knowledge, which is always fun!

Cathedral Converts was easy and fun, and I loved how the popcorns made the corners.  I modified it by changing to blue for the popcorns to stand out; it was not hard to do.

Easy modifications were made to the 6" Reflected Dragonfly square, which was adorable on it's own; I'm just a tinkerer!  I wanted a square to go with it, and so wrote the pattern for the Lily Pad square, and think they look cute together.

If you make any, please let me see - I love to seeing other's creations!

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