A Vintage-Inspired crochet blanket with square motifs that remind me of sweet nostalgic Edelweiss flowers. I have always loved the Primula Square that I designed for the Blaithin Blanket Stash Busting CAL last year, and when I tried the pattern in a single colour – I fell in love with the beautiful flower it created! I made a cot sized Baby Crochet Blanket with the Flower Squares which would make a beautiful gift for any new parent. The cream yarn is fresh and neutral, and the Worsted Weight yarn makes this blanket cosy and warm.
The total meterage of the yarn I used in my blanket is 800m which was 4 x 100g balls of Worsted Weight yarn. You can use any Worsted Weight (Aran weight) yarn to make this blanket that is the given size below. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook – bear in mind your yardage requirements will vary. You can make a larger blanket by making more squares. It is an easy pattern and I have included a link to a step by tutorial for the square below.
The pattern is in US crochet terms
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- Approx. 4-6 x 100gr balls of Worsted Weight yarn (approx. 800-1000m) As yarns will vary, you should check your meterage first.
- 6.00mm Crochet Hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Darning needle
US Crochet terms
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
sl st slip stitch
|UK Crochet Terms
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
dtr double treble crochet
sl st slip stitch
Blanket shown has 20 squares in total, 4 squares per row and 5 squares per column and measures 33 x 42 inches [84cm x 107cm]
Each square measures 7.5” [19cm]
Special Stitches (read carefully)
- 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.
The following stitches are used in round 4
- Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) worked over 2 sts: In indicated st, work (yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) worked over 3 sts: In indicated st, work (yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
The following stitches are used in round 5
- Double crochet 2 together (dc2cl) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- Treble crochet 2 together (tr2cl) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo hook twice, insert hook into space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- Crab Stitch (Reverse SC): Moogly has an excellent video here Crab Stitch
Instructions for Edelweiss Crochet Flower Blanket
Square (make 20)
You can find a step by step tutorial for this square here: Primula Square
Using 6mm hook, make a magic ring.
Round 1: 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
Round 2: 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
Round 3: 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
Round 4: 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
Round 5: 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.
Round 6 : 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
Notes for Joining Blanket Squares
- You can use a yarn needle to sew squares together if preferred.
- Layout squares in rows of 4 x 5 squares. Refer to image of the complete blanket as a guideline.
- It may be helpful to use stitch holders to connect the unworked sides and edges of the squares so the strips of squares will hold together until all seams are completed.
- Seams are worked by holding 2 squares with Right Sides together and inserting the hook through back loops only of each square and making a sl st join. If your join appears to be pulling tight, use a larger hook for seaming.
The joining of the squares is done in continuous rows, square by square until an entire row is finished. You will only cut your yarn when you reach the end of a row. First, join all the horizontal rows of the blanket and then join the vertical rows. When you are happy with the layout you can begin to join the squares and then make a beautiful border!
You will join each row to the one below as follows:
Horizontal Join – Using your main colour, 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.
Round 1: 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.
Round 2: 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.
Round 3: 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.
Round 4: Work a row of crab stitch (reverse sc) in each st around edge of blanket. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads.
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