Granny Blanket with Flower Applique – Free Pattern

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Joanita Theron of Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy

This is a timeless granny stitch blanket – there are many beautiful and unique versions available.
This is my version: I made this blanket as a gift for family member who recently had a baby:)
I wanted a soft play of color that was not complicated by a difficult pattern – something that worked up quickly and could be jazzed up by simply adding an appliqué!

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué

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Materials:

  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in blue, green and cream (approx 50gr for each color)
  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in yellow (approx 15gr)
  • 1 small blue button
  • Crochet hook 3,5mm for flower
  • Crochet hook 5,00mm for blanket
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

I use US Crochet stitch terminology
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

Tension is not necessary for this project to be perfect!

Finished Size:

Approx 90 cm x 90 cm with border

Instructions:

The Flower:

With yellow double knitting light worsted yarn and the 3,50mm hook

Make a magic ring

Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC) work 11 DC into ring (12 DC), SL ST into top of 3 CH
Rnd 2: *CH5, work a SL ST into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST (4 SC), skip 1 ST, SL ST into next.
Repeat from * 5 more times
Rnd 3: SL ST into the first ST of the first 5CH, CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 HDC into the next ST, work 1 DC into the next ST, work 2 DC into the last ST – continue working down the other side – work 2 DC opposite the 2 DC,work 1 DC opposite the 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite the 1 HDC, work 1 SC opposite the 1 SC.
*SL ST into the first ST of the next 5CH, CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 HDC into the next ST, work 1 DC into the next ST, work 2 DC into the last ST – continue working down the other side – work 2 DC opposite the 2 DC, work 1 DC opposite the 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite the 1 HDC, work 1 SC opposite the 1 SC.
Repeat from * 4 more times – 6 petals made

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

The Blanket:

Notes: -DC cluster = 3 DC into the same stitch

Starting with blue yarn and 5,00mm hook

Rnd 1: CH 3. work 2 DC into the first ch, CH 1. *DC cluster into the same stitch, CH 1* 3 times.  SL ST  to the top of the beginning CH.
Rnd 2: SL ST in the next 2 STS and into the CH 1 space. CH 2, work 2 DC into the same CH 1 space. CH 1, work a DC cluster into the same CH 1 space. *DC cluster, CH 1, DC cluster in the next CH 1 space, repeat from * all around. SL ST to the top of the first CH 2.
Rnd 3: SL ST in the next 2 STS and into the CH 1 space. CH 2, 2 DC into the same CH 1 space. CH 1, work a DC cluster into the same CH 1 space. Work a DC cluster into the space between the clusters on the previous round. *DC cluster, CH 1, DC cluster in the next CH 1 space. DC cluster into the space between the clusters on the previous row, repeat from * all around . SL ST in to the top of the first CH 2.

For all of the remaining rounds, you will be continuing in the same manner. You will work 2 DC clusters into each corner, with a CH1 in between them.  You will work 1 DC cluster into each space between the clusters in the previous round.

This is the basic instructions for working a granny square 🙂

Changing colors:

Cut first yarn and weave in ends. Rejoin second color into any CH 1 space – continue with pattern

Color sequence for blanket:
6 x rnds of blue
* 2 x rnds of cream, 2 x rnds of green, 2 x rnds of blue. Repeat from *3 more times

Border:  (I know the border is extremely simple – but I wanted the focus to be on the colors and not any fancy stitching!)

With cream yarn work 4 rnds of SC – work 1 SC, CH1, 1 SC into each corner.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Sew flower (whip stitch) to the center of the blanket.

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Granny Blanket with Flower Appliqué - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Enjoy and 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”
Find Joanita on her Blog and Facebook page!

 

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