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Bev's Soft 6" Flower
Beverly A. Qualheim 1996, 2016
is a little
(at first) so I have added a few photos that should help. It
makes a lovely square for afghans, (even make just one to cover a
little doll in BEV'S CRADLE PURSE),
shawls, lapgans, purses...! The possibilities are endless! The original
pattern was not my design but was one I adapted to be more easily
understood, from an old pattern. Once you get
knack of it, you can whip off those squares in no time at all!
Each square is
approximately 6" square and
an Adult Afghan you will need about 10 across and 12 down = 120 squares
(60" x 96")
For kids blanket you will need 6 across and 8 down = 48 squares (36" x 48")
Materials for adult blanket:
Size H crochet hook
I used Carron 'Simply
worsted weight yarn-- 6 oz skeins.
6 skeins white, 2 skeins
each of light blue, light pink, light yellow, and light green (I had
let over yarn, but I never mind that, as I make mittens and baby hats
(on the right
ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch; dc = double crochet
(On right side
PINK (or light blue, or yellow)
(petal colors) YARN: Ch 6, sl st
to 1st ch to close the ring.
PETAL #1: Ch 3 (counts as
first dc), 3 dc
in the ring and TURN! (4
(this is the wrong side of the petal):
Make the top of petal: Ch 3 (counts as
dc in each dc across, ch 4; TURN.
<-------- Make sure the ch 4 goes behind the petal. (see picture)
(this is what the backside of your flower will look like...)
You've made 1
PETAL - you need a total of 8 petals to form the center flower.
Making the REST OF PETALS:
- Work 4 dc in the
(this is the wrong side of the petal) Top of petal: Ch 3 (counts as
dc in each st across, ch 4; TURN,
make sure the ch 4 goes behind the petal.
After 8 pink petals
join last ch-4 with a sl st to base of beginning ch-3 of 1st Petal. (8 ch-4
loops made) Fasten off.
RND 2: Make
the right side of the square is facing you.
with a sl st in 1 of the ch-4 loops behind the petals
(Ch 3 (counts as dc), holding
last loop of each stitch on the hook, **work 3 dc in the specified
yarn over, then pull through all 7 loops on hook.), Ch 5, make cluster**)
in same space, ch 3, sc in
next ch-4 loop, ch 3, *(cl, ch 5, cl) in next ch-4 loop, ch 3, sc in next
4 loop, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of beg inning cluster
- 8 clusters made. Fasten off leaving a 4" tail of yarn. Weave in ends.
(The rest is the same as a regular Granny Square)
With the right
side facing join white in any
ch-5 loop, [ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3,
3 dc] in same loop, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1) twice; * (3 dc,
ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 lp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1) twice;
repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3; turn - 48 dc
(Wrong side of
Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc),
2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice; *(3
ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1 **, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3
repeat from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st in top of
beg ch-3 turn -- 60 dc made.
RND 5 (Right
Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc around entire square, making 3 sc in
each corner space. Join with sl st in beginning sc. Fasten off.
Lay squares out in
you wish. Sew together (using whip stitch) in rows of 10 squares across
and 12 squares down.
the afghan is
put together, you can sc around entire afghan to make it all even
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