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Petal Pops Blanket

Petal Pops Blanket
Petal Pops Blanket
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The Petal Pops Blanket is exactly what its name suggests:  a brilliant pop of floral color, perfect for those slightly chilly spring evenings or cold winter days that need some cheer. The vibrant pink and green hues aren't the only things that pop, though—the crochet granny squares that make up this blanket are easy crochet patterns to work up. You'll work through these crochet motif patterns like popping potato chips into your mouth, and then all you have to do is assemble them in a square grid pattern and add a border. This granny square afghan is a must-crochet for those who love floral designs.

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge12 dc and 6 rows = 4 inches (10 cm); Motif = Approx 8 inch (20 cm) square

Finished SizeApproximately 50 x 58 inches (142 x 147.5 cm)

Materials List

  • Caron® One Pound™ (16 oz/453.6 g; 812 yds/742 m): 3 balls of Dark Pink (10621) for Contrast A; 3 balls of Grass Green (10620) for Contrast B; 3 balls of Cape Cod Blue (10539) for Contrast C
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Crochet Motif Pattern

Make 30 of these. See diagram below for layout (click to enlarge).

  1. With A, ch 6. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch-1). (1 tr. Ch 1) in ring 15 times. Sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5. 16 ch sps.

  3. 2nd rnd: Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 4. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook in top of ch 3. Pull dropped loop through hook – beg popcorn made. Ch 2. *[Popcorn. Ch 2] in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-4. Break A. 16 - Popcorn. Ch 2.

  4. 3rd rnd: Join B with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (3 dc. ch 2. 4 dc) in same sp as last sl st (corner). *(Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-2 sp) 3 times. Ch 3. (4 dc. Ch 2. 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp. (corner). Rep from * twice more. (Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-2 sp) 3 times. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch-3.

  5. 4th rnd: Sl st in each st to first corner ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (3 dc. Ch 2. 4 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next ch-3 sp. (4 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1) twice. Skip next ch-3 sp. (4 dc. Ch 2. 4 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more. Ch 1. Skip next ch-3 sp. (4 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1) twice. Sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

  6. 5th rnd: Join C to any corner ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (3 dc. Ch 2. 4 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *(4 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. (4 dc. ch 2. 4 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more. (4 dc. in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Join Motifs together as seen in Assembly Diagram below (click to enlarge).

Crochet Border Pattern

  1. With RS facing, join A with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp of Blanket.

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Work dc evenly around entire Blanket working 5 dc in each corner. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  3. 2nd and 3rd rnds: As 1st rnd. Join B at end of last rnd. Break A.

  4. 4th to 6th rnds: With B, as 1st rnd. Fasten off.

Abbreviations

Beg
Begin(ning)
Ch
Chain(s)
Popcorn
4 dc in indicated stitch. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook in first dc. Pull dropped loop through hook – Popcorn made.
Rep
Repeat(ing)
Rnd(s)
Round(s)
RS
Right Side
Sc/Dc
Single crochet/Double crochet
Sl st
Slip stitch
Sp(s)
Space(s)
Tr
Treble Crochet

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Even though this pattern doesnt have any photos other than the finished project, I still cant complain. There is a very nice diagram of the square itself, and for once, when I click on it, the chart is actually large enough and legible enough to be useful. I also appreciate including the Assembly diagram as well. It makes this afghan a lot less intimidating than when facing a text only project.

I love the colors used in this blanket. The dark pink looks like the shade of a melon. Could be an appropriate blanket for a summer room as the blanket would look similar to ripe melons that are available in the summer and could bring warm memories in the winter.

This piece used four different crochet stitches to create this petal pops blanket design. I have not made a lot of items that use the triple crochet. Then to combine it with the popcorn stitch. I would think this afghan would be airy to say the least but would provide warmth also.

So so pretty. Thank you for having the pattern with the post. I sometimes have trouble loading the patterns when they are accessed via a link to an outside web site. May just be my computer though. I love the way this is presented with the written directions plus pattern diagrams. This looks very easy to understand and I just love it.

This is not only pretty but it's a very easy pattern. I read thru it and it should make up rather quickly. I may change the colors to yellow and brown because by the time I get around to it, it will be more fitting for Fall. Thanks for sharing this cutie!

This is the perfect summer afghan! It would look so gorgeous sitting on your front porch swing.

This blanket is gorgeous! I'd love to make and own one of these. #BestIdeaEver

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