This pattern was designed by Joanita Theron of Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy
A whimsical candy colored garden bug & flower blanket.
Candy Bug Flower Garden Blanket
- Hooks 4.00 mm & 3.50 mm
- Double knitting light worsted yarn in aqua, green, dark pink, yellow, pink, cream and dark brown (small amounts for appliqués)
- 100 grams of double knitting light worsted yarn ( No 3) in aqua, pink, dark pink, cream, yellow, green, and purple.
- Scissors & Yarn Needle
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
2DC cluster – yarn over hook, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull thru 2 loops, yarn over hook, insert hook into st, yarn, pull thru 2 loop, yarn over pull thru all loops remaining.
Gauge is NOT important for this project – your squares just need to be the same size when used in a project 🙂
80 cm x 110 cm
Woven Stitch is worked on a even numbered foundation chain. This pattern is worked in multiples of 16 + 1 for the turning CHAIN
For the square instructions find them here:
Make 4 plain squares in the Woven Stitch
Total of finished squares = 8
Continue as follows:
With 4.00 mm hook single crochet around each square with the dark pink yarn.
Working 27 SC for each side.
Do this for all 8 squares.
FIRST SQUARE OF FOUR SQUARES: Working granny round – insert hook into any 27th st (corner);
CH 3(counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, CH 2, work 2 DC into next ST (first ST of next 27);
*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 DC into next ST. Repeat until just before last 3 STS on a side, SKIP 2;
work 2 DC into next, CH 2, work 2 DC into next ST (first ST of next 27) – continue this way all around square.
There will be 8 x 3 DC clusters on each side. SL ST into top of 3 CH. Fasten off and weave in ends.
SECOND SQUARE OF FOUR SQUARES: Work as for first square, but stop after 3rd side is worked, before working the corner; work 2 DC into 27th ST, CH2;
- Insert hook into corner 2 CH of 1st square, yarn over and pull loop thru;
- Insert hook into first ST of last side of 2nd square, yarn over and pull loop thru;
- Continue making 2 DC into ST;
- SKIP 2 STS, work 1 DC into next ST, SL ST into middle ST of 3 DC cluster opposite on the 1st square, continue to make 2 DC into same ST as first DC.
Continue to repeat step 4 until end.
Work 2 DC into last ST, CH 2, SL ST into corner of 1st square, SL ST into top of 3CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat second square instructions for the third and fourth squares.
Repeat all the instructions for the remaining four squares.
You will have two sets of four squares granny stitched together.
Working the striped rows: Note – I worked the strips with a 3, 50 mm hook, because of the ’stretchiness’ of the squares
Work 8 rows DC on each side (2 rows for each color – excluding the yellow row)
Insert hook into any 2 CH corner; CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST until end (120 DC), TURN,
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST until end – change color, TURN
For the center work one extra row in yellow.
Working the center flower strip:
First Flower Strip:
- Insert hook into first DC, CH 1, work 1 SC into same ST; work 1 SC into the next 2 STS;
- CH 6
- Insert hook into last SC worked,
- SL ST
- SL ST into center of loop, CH 3;
- Work 2DC cluster;
- CH 3, SL ST into loop;
- [CH 3, work 2DC cluster, CH 3, SL ST into loop] x 2 – three petals made.
Work 1 SC into the next 5 STS and repeat instructions from STEP 2.
Continue until end of row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Second Flower Strip:
1. Insert hook into first DC, CH 1, work 1 SC into same ST; work 1 SC into the next 2 STS;
2. CH 6
3. Insert hook into last SC worked,
4. SL ST
5. SL ST into center of loop, CH 3;
6. Work 2DC cluster;
7. CH 3, SL ST into loop;
8. CH 3, work 2DC cluster, CH 3, SL ST into loop
SL ST into third petal of opposite flower on the first strip;
Continue to make flower – CH 3, work 2DC cluster, CH 3, SL ST into loop
Work 1 SC into the next 5 STS and repeat instructions from STEP 2 to complete second flower strip.
Yellow Flower Border:
RND 1: Insert hook into any corner ST and work 3 SC for corner, work 1 SC into each ST all around, 2 SC into each row down the sides and 10 CH over the green flower strip – working the 3rd and 8th chain into the flower petal.
RND 2: Work instructions as given for green flower strip.
Happy Hooking 🙂
|I love to crochet! To design and make patterns for both young and old is an absolute life’s passion. My daughter is my greatest inspiration! I love to try and learn new techniques, and although patience is not my strongest virtue, I have found that committing to a project and having the pleasure of a finished item, is one of life’s greatest and most satisfying pleasures. I believe that anyone can learn a new craft. I try to design and make my projects so that even a novice can do them. “Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
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