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Little Blossom's Blanket


Little Blossom's Blanket


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/little-blossoms-blanket

This blanket fits a single bed and measures 44x62 inches.

If you want to do the 12 appliques but end up with a smaller blanket then follow the instructions for the farm blanket which can be found for free here:


This blanket measures 39 x 59 inches

The other option to get a smaller blanket would be to do only 9 squares, 3x3.


These are the colours I have chosen:


I used 400g of the dark pink 756m
 400g of the white 756m
250 - 300g of the light pink 


I couldn't get the colours all in the same brand but all are 100% acrylic DK

This is the layout I am thinking of doing:



Each block will have a granny square border. The last pink round will be done with a double v stitch.

Or you could do 4 different colours:





The pattern for the blocks are as follows:

Using a 5.50 mm hook

Gauge:

7 hdc and 5 rows = 2 inches

Each block without border should measure 10.5' by 12'
Each block with the border should measure 11.5' by 13'

Pattern:


Blocks  

Make 6 white, 6 dark pink.
Or you could do 4 white, 4 light pink, and 4 dark pink and join with a different colour.


Row 1: Ch 36, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across. (35 hdc)
Row 2-30: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. (35 hdc)

Ch 1, turn. 3 sc into the corner, sc in next 33 st, 3 sc into the corner, place 36 sc evenly down the side of the block, 3 sc into the corner, sc in next 33, 3 sc into the corner, 36 sc evenly back up the side. Join to first sc with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Granny Square Border For Each Block.

Join yarn in a corner space, Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the first corner. *{ch 1, skip 2 stitches, 3 dc into next st} repeat until corner. 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into corner space* Repeat around block. Join to first dc with a sl st and finish off.

Finish off, weave in ends as you go

Joining blocks together:

There are many ways to join blocks together but for this blanket I wanted it to look girly and have a slightly open look about it so I searched for the best tutorial and found this http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk/2009/06/granny-square-joining-tutorial.html 

Border for entire blanket:

Using the same granny square pattern as the border for the blocks but going into each ch sp (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into each corner. 3 dc, ch 1 in each ch space. I did 3 more rounds of light pink, 1 round of white, 1 round of dark pink. For the last round I did a double v stitch. A great tutorial for this can be found here:




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Small-Crochet-Cherries-Applique

large-crochet-cherries-applique



Large-daisy-applique

small-daisy-applique-crochet



large-crochet-lady-bug-pattern

small-crochet-ladybug-pattern


Crochet-pattern-applique-princess-carriage




crochet-cupcake-muffin-applique







crochet-owl-applique



crochet-wand-applique


crochet-ballet-slipper-applique


crochet-butterfly applique


crochet-strawberry-applique



crochet-tiara-applique


Girl Applique

crochet-girl-applique

37 comments :

  1. Thank you for joining my fiber art friday link party. This blanket is just adorable!! :)

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  2. I just came here from Ravelry and it was because of your blanket. It is adorable! It is one lucky little girl who gets this one to sleep under.

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  3. Hello,

    You using a hook 5,5 for acryl DK isn't that to big?
    Where can I find the acryl you using?

    Regards Ingrid
    (The Netherlands)

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    1. If you follow the rules then yes it is too big. Just use whatever hook you hit gauge with.

      The dark pink and white yarn I used has been discontinued which I found out last week when I went to buy more. But you might not have been able to get it in the Netherlands anyway. It was called Acrylic Supa Yarn. The light pink was Moda Vera Marvel which you can buy at any Spotlight stores in NZ and Australia. Not sure where else you would be able to get it.

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    2. Hoi Ingrid,

      Ik zag op allesoverhaken.nl dat een amerikaanse haakmaat 5 overeen komt met een nederlandse haakmaat 3,75 mm.
      Dat komt beter overeen hè?

      Groetjes Esther

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    3. Het is inmiddels 2 1/2 jaar later dus het zal wel niet meer nodig zijn, maar goed misschien voor iemand anders die dit nu leest. Ik ben het niet met je eens Esther, een Amerikaanse haak F/5 is inderdaad 3,75 mm , maar in dit patroon staat echt 5,5 mm dus een gewone haaknaald maat zoals in Nederland. Bovendien is er geen 5,5 in Amerikaanse maat. Het kan behoorlijk ingewikkeld zijn met mm , US en UK/Canadese maten haaknaalden. Ook de haaktemen van US en UK verschillen, zelfde naam is andere steek. Groetjes Paula

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  4. Would it be too bulky and big to do this in worsted weight yarn? like Red Heart Super Saver yarn? Or would I really need to do it in a DK weight? I just already have a an over abundance of the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and it would be a great way to get rid of some of my yarn stash.

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    1. Hi there, I have never worked with or seen Red Heart Super Saver yarn so I really wouldn't be able to tell you. Is it a stiff yarn though? Because my blanket came out quite drapey and soft. I guess I would be worried about how stiff the blanket would be with a thicker yarn. Maybe you could work up a square and see how it feels?

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    2. It is a stiffer yarn but it does soften up quite a bit after it has been washed especially if you use fabric softener, which I do. It is a thicker yarn than DK, though and I worry about it working up too big and bulky. I might just do what you suggest and work up a square and see how it feels. Thank you for your quick response.

      Your designs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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  5. Your blanket is very pretty! Lovely colors!! I liked the strawberry and tiara appliqués very much:) stopping by from Hookin on hump day party.

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  6. This is a gorgeous, amazing blanket! I am amazed. It is one of the best ones for little girls I've ever seen in crochet! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  7. Beautiful blanket! This is one of the cutest blankets I've ever seen. I'm pinning it! I especially love the ladybug, owl, and the ballet slippers.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-28.html

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  8. Just got the pattern on ravelry, cannot wait to start! Thank you!

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  9. This blanket is so lovely, I am going to make the same for my 5 year old daughter, but for my 7 year old daughter, we have talked about a sea or seaside theme. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  10. I love this and have the perfect princess to crochet it for! Is there a link to get all 12 of the patterns? I see individual ones, but is there one with all of them?? Thanks cant wait to start!

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    1. Hi there,the ebook with all the patterns can be found here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/little-blossoms-blanket

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    2. Thank you!!! Am off to get it right now!!!

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  11. Wooowww! this is a very beautiful work! love your blog!! i follow you!
    greetings from Brazil!
    http://angelaestercroche.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi,
    I love the way this blanket looks. I'm just wondering though if this is correct. :
    Row 1: Ch 36, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across. (35 hdc).
    If were going in on the 3rd chain from the hook shouldn't we end up with 34 hdc or is there an extra one at the end?

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    1. The ch 2 you miss when turning and working into the 3rd ch from the hook counts as a hdc. Hope that helps.

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  13. Hi!

    I'm sure this is a stupid question as it is probably really obvious!
    I am making the blanket for my niece and just downloaded the Tiara applique pattern...
    On Round 2 of the crown where it states:
    "Row 2-3: Ch 2, turn, hdc into each stitch across (25 hdc)"
    Do I skip the first chain as the 2 chain counts as a hdc or do I still hdc in every stitch?

    I hope that makes sense!

    Megan

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    1. Hi there, yes the ch 2 counts as a stitch. So you will just work into the next 24 stitches to make 25 hdc.

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  14. where do i find the applique patterns for this gorgeous blanket or do i need to buy them online
    regard
    Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon,

      All the applique patterns can be found here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/little-blossoms-blanket. You can purchase them separately or as a set for a lower price.

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  15. I have to admit that is one of the most beautiful crochet blankets in fact I've seen!!! You did a beautiful job!
    Thank you for the pattern and the links!!!!
    Marisa from http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  16. So beautifull.Thank you very much

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  17. Oh, how I would have loved this on my bed when I was a little girl! I think this is going to be my first project for 2015! Thank you for sharing it!

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  18. Hi, excuse me if this is a stupid question, but how do you attach the appliqués to the squares without making a mess of the back?

    Many thanks,

    Natalie

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    1. You question is not stupid. Many crocheters attach using hot glue but i want to know about these appliques too.

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    2. When sewing them to the blanket you want to make sure you only go through the top of the stitches. Not all the way threw. I have been meaning to do a tutorial on how I do it but I haven't quite got there yet.

      I have never heard of using hot glue before.

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful blanket pattern. It's extremely generous of you. It really is beautiful blanket and quite unique. I'm going to make this for my granddaughter. I'm so excited to make this, I can't wait to get started.

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  21. Currently making this blanket for my daughter but in different colors her favorite color is purple so I felt she would like it in that color better thanks for this wonderful blanket she's going to love it

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  22. Is it necessary to block the squares before joining them? I've never blocked anything before, but want this to be done right.

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