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Fresh Flowers Blanket

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Use pastel colored worsted weight yarn to make this Fresh Flowers Blanket for spring. It's a great crochet afghan pattern to make for baby girls because of the beautiful pink color. This is an intermediate crochet pattern to complete using the cluster stitch. Use your creativity when arranging the flowers on the blanket and once you've settled on a design, simply sew them into place.

Fresh Flowers Blanket
Fresh Flowers Blanket
This image courtesy of caron.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Caron One Pound (100% Acrylic, 16oz/453.6g, 812yds/742 m skein):
    #00513 Soft Pink (A), 2 skeins
    #00577 Lilac (B), 1 skein
    #00587 Pale Green (C), 1 skein
  • Size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

SIZE: Approximately 36/91.5cm x 36”/91.5cm

GAUGE:
In Cluster Stitch pattern, 14 sts and 8 rows = 4”/10cm

STITCHES USED:
ch: chain
CL3: *Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops; repeat from * twice in same st, yo, pull thru all 4 loops.
sl st: slip stitch
Tr4tog: *(Yo) twice, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops) twice; repeat from * 3 times, yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook

Cluster Stitch Pattern (worked on even number of sts):
Set up row: CL3 into 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, CL3 in next ch, repeat from *, turn.
Row 1: Ch 3, skip first CL3, *CL3 in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip CL3; repeat from *, CL3 in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat Row 1 for Cluster St pattern.

BLANKET
Using A, ch 118.
Work set up row. Beginning Cluster St pattern Row 1, work until blanket measures 34”/86.5cm. Cut A.

Edging
Join B at a corner, *ch 4, tr4tog, ch 4, sl st into next 2 dc; repeat from * to end, ending with 1 sl st in last dc. Fasten off.
Repeat for each side of blanket.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

FLOWERS (make 5)
Using C, ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc into ring, join with sl st in top of ch 3 - 16 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 7 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3 - 24 dc. Cut C.
Round 3: Join A, ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc into st at base of ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 23 dc, join with sl st to ch 3 - 48 dc. Cut B.
Round 4: Join B, (ch 4, tr4tog, ch 4, sl st into next 2 dc) 7 times, ch 4, tr4tog, ch 4, sl st into next dc.
Fasten off.

Arrange flowers as desired. Sew in place.

 

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