CROCHET PATTERN: Coco’s Flower Blanket

Coco’s Flower Blanket
Fully downloadable, printable pattern is available in my Etsy shop for $2.99.

UPDATE 5/16/2020: Free video tutorial just uploaded to YouTube for the single-color motif. It’s slow and thorough, to enable adventurous beginners to complete this lovely motif.

UPDATE 6/24/2020: Free video tutorial on YouTube for multi-color motif shows how to change colors and how to work the invisible join (aka needle join.)

FREE PATTERN: Coco’s Flower Blanket Motif**

Coco claimed this blanket for her own as soon as I laid it on the table. So, I named it after her. Size shown fits on a twin bed. Each 4.75-inch (12 cm) motif can be made with a single color of yarn or with a different color on each round for a fun, scrap-busting project.

Skill Level: Intermediate. Stitches and techniques include chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, popcorn stitches, and needle join (aka invisible join).

Finished measurement of each motif: 4.75” (12 cm)

Tools: H/8-5.0 mm hook, yarn needle, and scissors.

Materials for solid color motif: Approximately 0.3 oz/16 yds (8.5 g/14.6 m) of medium weight (#4) yarn. Samples in photos use Red Heart Super Saver Solids in Soft White.

FREE PATTERN for the Single-Color Motif**

**Please obtain the expanded pattern ($2.99) for additional detailed information on:
–Instructions and yarn amounts for the multi-color square
–Yarn amounts for the full blanket
–Schematic diagram of layout of motifs for the full blanket
–Assembly instructions

Abbreviations: ch – chain; dc – double crochet (UK – treble crochet); grps – groups; hdc – half double crochet (UK – half treble crochet); NJ – needle join; rnd – round; sc – single crochet (UK – double crochet); sl st – slip stitch; sp(s) – space(s); st(s) – stitch(es); yo – yarn over (UK – yarn over/round hook).

Special Instructions:

Beginning popcorn. (Ch3, 2dc) in same (joining) st. Remove hook from active lp, insert hook under two strands at top of ch-3, reinsert hook into active loop and pull through top of ch-3. Ch1 to close beginning popcorn.

Popcorn. Work 3dc in place indicated, remove hook from active lp, reinsert hook into first dc made, insert hook again into active lp, pull loop through first dc. Ch1 to close popcorn.

Needle join (NJ). Cut working yarn to 7” length and pull it out through last st. Set hook aside. Thread yarn into yarn needle. Insert needle front to back under both strands at top of first dc (not into ch-3) and pull yarn through to back of piece. Insert needle front to back under back strand only of last stitch of rnd (from which working yarn emerges) and pull yarn through to back of piece. Adjust tension of NJ to match size of surrounding sts. Weave in ends. Trim yarn tail close to fabric.

Note About Join. The joining stitch covers over and replaces the top of the ch-3 and does not add to the stitch count.

Rnd 1. Ch4, sl st to join in first ch to form ring. Ch3 (=dc), 11 dc in ring. Sl st to join. 12 sts.

Rnd 2. Work beginning popcorn, ch2. Work (popcorn, ch2) in each of the remaining sts. Sl st to join in top of beginning popcorn. 12 popcorns, 12 (ch-2) sps.

Rnd 3. Sl st to next sp between popcorns. (Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc) (first corner made), *3hdc between popcorns 2 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next sp between popcorns (next corner made); repeat from * 3 more times, omitting last corner. Sl st to join in top of ch-3. 8 (3-hdc) grps, 8 (2-dc) grps, 4 (ch-2) sps.

Rnd 4. Sl st to corner, (ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc) in same corner (first corner made), *3dc between groups of 3 sts to corner (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch-2 sp (next corner made). Repeat from * 3 more times, omitting last corner. NJ in top of first dc in rnd (not in ch-3). 60 sts.

Enjoy your creativity!

**Please obtain the expanded pattern ($2.99) for additional detailed information on:
–Instructions and yarn amounts for the multi-color square
–Yarn amounts for the full blanket
–Schematic diagram of layout of motifs for the full blanket
–Assembly instructions

 

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