Introducing the new Wild Flower Blanket crochet pattern
I am SO excited to introduce my new Wild Flower Blanket crochet pattern to you! At the age of 16, I began selling the blankets I would make. At the time, I had a goal to make a blanket for every single member of my family. As my siblings started getting married and having kids, this task kept me busy. Blankets are a passion of mine though and I enjoyed every minute of the process and even more when each family member received their gift. It was so fun to see my nieces and nephews snuggle up in their own blanket that I made. As I started designing, a few of them even had a blanket designed specifically with them in mind. My kids outgrew the blankets I made them faster than I wish they would have. I love watching them learn and grow but time goes WAY to fast!!!
With their growth, it was time to start designing my girls new blankets that would be big enough to last them longer. This Wild Flower Blanket was designed for my youngest. She absolutely loves the outdoors. Over the years, she has taught me to appreciate the simple little things in life. One of my other favorite hobbies is gardening. We have a wide variety of beautiful flowers in our yard and I work hard to keep it looking as pretty and enjoyable as possible. When she was younger, she was constantly picking flowers for me. I would kindly take them but it would frustrate me because I also wanted flowers to be left alone to show outside. My hubby got after me one day and reminded me that she's just picking them to show me she loves me - I know, I really do. It was just a battle of hard work and being able to enjoy the full beauty and taking a step back to appreciate her love for the flowers and me too.
One day, we were shopping and she said to me, "Mom, that is the most beautiful bird EVER!!!" She said it several times as I looked through the parking lot to find what she was looking at. She finally pointed up at a wire and I had completely missed a simple black bird. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this black bird. In her eyes though, it was amazing. There are so many stories I could tell of her appreciating anything and everything simple in life.
She TRULY takes the time to stop and enjoy the flowers and this blanket represents her well!
Now, to let you know a little about the crochet pattern. This is considered an Intermediate skill level simply because of using post stitches and working the flowers. However, If you are a more advanced beginner and know how to read patterns well, you could probably make this blanket.
The full blanket is worked first and the flowers are then worked directly onto the blanket. This process makes it easy to plan out color patterns and cuts down on the weaving in of ends as you only have the flower color to deal with. It would be beautiful in a single flower color or a rainbow of colors so have fun with it!
No matter what you do, I hope you enjoy your crochet time!!
Enjoy a garden of colorful flowers throughout the year with this fun and unique Wild Flower Blanket crochet pattern. This crochet pattern uses basic stitches to create an eye catching and comfortable blanket for your home decor. The blanket base is worked in full first and then let your rainbow of colors flow by working the flowers directly onto the blanket with an easy technique. Many photos to show stitch placement are provided at the end of the pattern for help.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 3052 total yards
Main Color: Linen: 2350 yards
Flower Colors: (234 flowers) 108” per flower 702 yards total
Finished Size: 48” x 60” blocked
Gauge: 13 dc & 8 rows = 4"
st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet,
hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet FPdc - Front post double crochet,
BPtr - Back Post treble crochet
Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Puff st: [Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook]3x in same st, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Bobble st: [Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook]6x in same st, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook (be sure to push bobble to front of blanket)
Reverse Single Crochet (rsc): Ch 1, working from left to right, skip first st, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook
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