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Flower Blanket

Flower Blanket

My newest crocheted blanket!


Several months ago I came across this gorgeous blanket!  I fell in love with the colors and had to make one.  I tried to find the pattern for this exact blanket, but never found it.  One of my favorite things about it is that the flower is much more prominent then the border around the flower.  Mine didn’t flowers in the snowturn out exactly like that, the border is a little thicker, but I was ultimately happy with the results.

The pattern I ended up using was found here:  For the first two rounds of each flower I doubled my yarn using the colored yarn and a lighter weight yarn in cream.  I thought it gave the flower a little more interest.  I did the same thing for the border, using the lighter weight cream and a light weight gold.

It’s funny, even now, months after I finished the blanket, I can see what I probably should have done differently when I connected squares, it probably would have made the borders smaller.  Maybe instead of doing 3 dc in the spaces between the corners I could have done (1 sc, 1 hc, 1 sc) and 2 dc in the corners instead of tc.  Oh well, if I ever make another one I’ll try it.  I still feel like a newbie when it comes to crocheting, so I’m not totally comfortable figuring things out on my own without a pattern.  Getting better at it, but I still have a long way to go.

The blanket was given to my mother-in-law for her birthday.  Flower Blanket 2 Flower Blanket 3

I took several months off from crocheting after this one, but I’m now working on two others.  Christmas is coming and I have several I would like to make for presents.  One, that I can’t wait to share, has really helped me grow in my confidence.  It’s 35 different squares.  It’s been lots of fun to make, a little challenge and feeling of accomplishment with each square.





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