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crochet flower baby blanket pattern

I’ve been working on this pretty flower baby blanket for a few months and I am so very excited to share it with you! I made this afghan for my friend expecting her second baby girl next month. The nursery is decorated with a pink and navy blue scheme. I think that the colors look great in this pretty flower pattern.

You can download the pattern .pdf for free from Free Patterns the skill level is average.

I used a medium weight yarn (4) by Purl Essence Yarn that I purchased at Joann Fabrics. I made a square afghan of 9 by 9 motifs. I purchased 6 skeins (2 Magenta, 2 Navy Blue, 1 Light Grey and 1 White) and I had yarn to spare. I used my favorite Bamboo Handle hook in 5 mm.

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Round 1

Make a slip knot and chain 6.

Slip stitch into the first chain to form a circle and chain 3.

Double crochet into the circle 15 times. This will give you a total of 16 stitches in the circle. Slip stitch into the first stitch (the third chain from the chain 3).

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Round 2

Chain 6. Skip the first chain and half double crochet into the second chain to form the first pedal.

Chain 4. Skip one chain and half double crochet into the next chain.

Chain 5. Skip one chain and half double crochet into the next chain.

Chain 4. Skip one chain and half double crochet into the next chain.

Repeat until you have formed the 8 petals. The first chain is the only petal with a chain of six. After the first petal the pattern goes 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 5,  and 4.

Slip stitch your last chain of 4 into the first your first chain 6.

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Round 3

Double crochet 3 times into the first petal. Chain 3. Double crochet 3 into the petal and slip stitch into the first chain of the next petal.

Single crochet into the second petal. Double crochet 2 times. Chain 1. Double crochet 2 times. Single crochet and slip stitch into the first chain of the next petal.

Repeat this pattern. When you finish petal number 8 slip stitch into the first chain of the first petal and tie off your first motif!

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Connect Squares

You can connect the motifs two ways: diamond or square. I personally like the diamond method. The pattern also calls for optional tassels but I’m not really a fan of the tassels. Join the pointed petals to pointed petals and round petals to round petals.

I’m happy with the finished product! I am making a blanket for myself with this pattern in coral, light blue and cream. I’ll share photos when I’m done!

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Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern in the comments below!

 

 

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50 stars

7 red stripes

6 white stripes

10 pounds of yarn

To say that this project was a huge undertaking is not enough. It does not sum up my experience, I will admit that I bit off more than I could chew (and I had to keep chewing for about 8 months).

This blanket will forever remind me of Netflix. It took about 8 months to create my masterpiece. Me, my blanket, my dog and my guy just watching TV and crocheting away. I watched The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black all from start to end, along with a string of random movies & television shows.

*I need to mention season five of Game of Thrones because it is my favorite. p.s. I heart you Jon Snow.

A friend of mine suggested that I list it on my Etsy shop and see how much money I can get. I kindly reminded her that it took me almost as long to create the blanket as it does to make a human baby. You don’t sell your baby on Etsy. But seriously I am attached to this project and excited to cuddle up in this blanket once the weather turns cold.

And now I leave you with this clip from Happy Gilmore because after all that crocheting my fingers really do hurt.