Crochet Flower Motifs Blanket
Approx. 4-6 x 100gr balls of Worsted Weight yarn (approx. 800-1000m);
Crochet hook 6 mm;
Stitch markers (optional);
Size: 33 x 42 inches [84cm x 107cm]
Each square measures 7.5” [19cm]
Puff Stitch (PS): YO and insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up a loop to the height of a hdc, (yo and insert hook in same st and pull up a loop) 3 times in total, yo and pull through all 9 loops.
Make a magic ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in magic ring, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. Pull ring tight to close – 12 dc;
2nd rnd: Join next colour in any st, make [1 PS, ch 2] in each st around. Join with a sl st in 1st ch-2 sp – 12 PS, 12 ch-2;
3rd rnd: Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, make 3 dc in each ch-2 sp around. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3 – 36 dc;
4th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 4 * dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch 4; rep from * around. Join with a sl st to beg dc2tog – 12 petals;
5th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 3, * [1 dc2cl, ch 2, 1 tr2cl, ch 2, 1 dc2cl] in top of next petal, ch 3, 1 sc in next petal, ch 4, ** 1 sc in next petal, ch 3; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to beg sc;
6th rnd: Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), * 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next dc2cl, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next tr2cl, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next dc2cl, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, 1 dc in next sc; rep from * around, leaving out last dc in repeat. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 20 dc in each side.
You will join each row to the one below as follows:
Horizontal Join – Using your main color, take the first square of row 1 and the first square of row 2, and holding RS together, place hook in both ch-2 corner spaces. Ch1, 2 sc in ch-2 corner space of both squares, sl st (loosely) in back loop only in each st of both squares, across to next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, * pick up your next 2 squares, 1 sc in next ch-2 sp, sl st in back loop only in each st of both squares across, 1 sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across row, making 2 sc in final ch-2 sp. Fasten off.
Join the third and following rows in the same way until you have 5 strips with 4 squares in each. Fasten off yarn.
Vertical Join – Turn partially joined blanket and work the un-joined squares in the same way as the Horizontal Seams, crocheting over the tops of the Horizontal Seams. (Tip – make a ch-1 over the seams between each 2 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Work border rounds with right side facing throughout.
1st rnd: Join yarn in any st, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Where the squares meet, work 2 sc in each ch-2 sp and work 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg sc, do not fasten off yarn;
2nd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), * skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1; rep from * around blanket, working [1dc, ch 3, 1 dc] in each corner. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4, do not fasten off yarn;
3rd rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, working 5 sc in each corner. Join with a sl st to beg sc, do not fasten off yarn;
4th rnd: Work a row of crab stitch (reverse sc) in each st around edge of blanket. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads.