|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on December 28, 2011 at 5:55 AM|
With all the crocheting projects I have been completing lately I have accumulated quite a stash of small yarn balls of various colors. Perfect for very small things or……SCRAP blankets. Scrap blankets are such a great way to utilize leftover yarn that may be from a different dye lot or in such a small quanity it wouldn't be usable otherwise. I stumbled across the “African Flower” crochet pattern and was smitten. I found a few of the patterns and after making them decided to make a few adjustments the traditional pattern (because I just can’t leave well enough alone, Ahem!).
Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL?? Perfect for my baby girl, Faith. Maybe it can be a Easter present and if I am slow to finish possibly a birthday present. Because, you know, everyone needs a blanket at the end of July! LOL!
Without further ado, here is the adjusted pattern:
Ch 6, ss into first ch to form a ring. Ch 3, 1 dc inside the ring, ch 1, *2 dc, ch 1, * repeat until you have six spaces and six 2 dc. Ss into the top chain of the 3-ch group at the beginning of the round. Finish off.
Round 2: Change color to petal color: Starting in a 1-ch space, ch 5, 2 dc in same space, ch1, *2dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1 in next space* repeat 5 times, 1 dc and ss into the top chain of the 3-ch group at the beginning of the round.
Ss into 2-ch space, ch 3, dc 6 in same 2-ch space, ch 1, * skip ch-1 space, dc 7 in next 2-ch, ch 1 * repeat 5 times. Ss into the top chain of the 3-ch group at the beginning of the round.
Change color: tie on to one of the dc from previous round and ch1, sc in same stitch as joining and until you get to the 1-ch space. When you get to the space, sc down to the 2nd row 1-ch space (see photo below). Continue around with a sc in each dc and a long reaching sc in between the petals.
Change to universal color (color that all blocks will have around them): join in the middle of the 7-dc group from last row (see photo below)
Ch 4, hdc in same stitch as joining, *dc in next 3, ch 1, skip the long reaching sc from previous round, dc in next 3 sc, hdc, ch 2, hdc into next (should be middle sc of the petal),* continue this pattern around until end. Join with ss to the second chain of the 4-ch group at the beginning.
For joining: with wrong sides facing, ss together along the hexagonal edges. This creates a raised look around the blocks. If you would like it flat you can whip stitch them together.