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This beautiful Crochet Flower Blanket Pattern has a pretty floral feel to it and is an easy pattern for advanced beginners. It doesn’t require any complicated stitches and features an open lacy flower square which is constructed using different colors for the crochet flowers.

Crochet Blankets with Flowers are projects that crocheters love making! Make this fun and easy blanket any size you wish.

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Details of the Crochet Flower Afghan Pattern

This Free Crochet Blanket Pattern is for a decorative item in your home. I can imagine using it draped on a nursery chair or on a baby’s cot. A larger version would make a unique pattern for a lap blanket or as an afghan throw or bedspread!

This beautiful pattern is very versatile in that it can be worked using any yarn weight – from thinner yarns like a light DK to worsted weight yarns. Check the yarn label for matching hook size.

I choose to use a slip stitch joining method for my squares but you could easily sew them together if you prefer.

You will then add a simple border. I suggest you use a smaller crochet hook if your edging is not lying flat.

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Crochet Flower Square Details

The lace crochet square starts with a crochet flower, and you will then square your flower with 2 more rounds of your main color.

You can choose to make as many or few squares as you like, making baby blankets or larger afghans perfect for the colder months.

Crochet squares are portable, easy to carry around and soon build up to a nice pile ready to join!

How to get the Pattern for the Crochet Flower Baby Blanket

  • Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written pattern Instructions
  • Printable PDF: Adfree printable pattern with 6 pages including a bonus crochet chart for the square. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy
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Yarn Details for a Crochet Baby Blanket

This crochet flower blanket is made using a light DK weight cotton yarn – approximately 600m in total for a small baby blanket. Choose about 300m of a main colour and 300m of contrast colours for the centre of the flower squares and border. I wanted to use natural fibers for this crochet project but acrylic yarn or a cotton/acrylic mix is also perfect.

If you choose thicker worsted weight yarn, you need to plan for using more yarn. The blanket is a great stashbuster project!

Do You Need to Block a Crochet Blanket? 

I like to block each square before I attach them. You can use a blocking board like in the picture below but you certainly don’t need one! You can use the top of an ironing board or a blocking mat. Pin each motif to an even shape and spray with water (or hover a steam iron over each piece) and leave to dry. It will make attaching them later much easier.

I also like to block the finished blanket to relax the stitches and to even out the final shape.

crochet flower squares on a blocking board

More Crochet Flower Blanket Patterns

If you would like to make a more neutral color blanket with flower squares, you can check out Edelweiss a very popular crochet baby blanket pattern on my blog. Or check out my 10 Free patterns for flower squares in Blaithin Blanket Cal!

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Pattern Details

The Free crochet pattern is provided below. You might want to consider the low-cost ad free version which is formatted for easy printing and contains all details including a crochet chart for the square. You can purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

Skill Level – Easy

Only basic stitches are used in this pattern. Stitches included are sc, hdc, dc and tr.

Materials

Hobbii Baby Cotton Organic Midi – DK weight – 100% Cotton – 50g/105m [115yds]

  •      Main Colour (MC) – 3 x balls Pure Undyed Cream (15)
  •      Contrast Colours (CC) – Approx 20g each of Mint (09), Eucalyptus (10), Paby Pink (12), Light Rose (11)

Hobbii Rainbow 8/6 – Dk weight – 100% Cotton – 50g/105m [115yds]

  •     Approx 20g each of Pink (045), Petrol Blue (035)
  •     4mm crochet hook

You can use 600m of any dk weight yarn to make a blanket this size. You can also use a yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.

Measurements

Baby blanket pictured measures 26in [66cm] wide and 34in [87cm] in length after a light blocking.

Gauge

Square = 6 x 6in [15 x 15cm]

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

Beg                    beginning

Ch                      chain

St                       stitch

Sc                      single crochet

Hdc                    half double crochet

Dc                      double crochet

Tr                       treble crochet

Sp                      space

MC                    main colour

CC                     contrast colour

RS                      right side

BLO                   back loop only

Notes (read carefully)

  •      The blanket in pattern has a total of 20 squares
  •      Ch 1 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
  •      Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
  •      The blanket can be made any size you require. Using 1 square as a guideline, you can make the blanket larger or smaller. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  •      You can refer to the picture for colour placement
  •      Choose a smaller hook for border if your edge is puckering
  •      Includes written instructions
  •      Pattern written in US crochet terms
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Instructions for Crochet Flower Blanket

Flower Squares (make 20)

Round 1: Using one of the CC colors make a magic ring. Working into ring, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or at the beginning of a row), make 8 sc, sl st to 1st sc to join. Fasten off yarn – 8 sc

Round 2: Join next CC color in any st, ch 1, make 2 sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join – 16 sc

Round 3: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc, ch 4), skip next st, * 1 dc in next st, ch 4, skip next st; rep from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 7 to join – 8 dc, 8 x ch-4

Round 4: Sl st into next ch-4 sp, * [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc] in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals

Round 5: Join in MC in any ch-1 sp on top of a petal, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5, * [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr, ch 2, 1 dc] in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, **, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5; rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), * 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc] in next st (corner made), 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next st, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, 1 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch 3 to join. Fasten off yarn – 19 dc 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 and for color placement if you wish
  • 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.

Joining Squares

You will join each row to the one below as follows:

Horizontal Join – Using MC, take the first square of row 1 and the first square of row 2, and holding RS together, place hook in both ch-3 corner spaces. Ch1, 2 sc in ch-3 corner space of both squares, sl st (loosely) in back loop only in each st of both squares, across to next ch-3 sp, 2 sc in ch-3 sp (both squares), * pick up your next 2 squares, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp (both squares), sl st in back loop only in each st of both squares across, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across row, making 2 sc in final ch-3 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. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Border

Work border rounds with right side facing throughout. Use a smaller hook if needed (see notes)

Join MC in any st

Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), make 1 sc in each st around, making 2 sc in each ch-3 sp (where the squares meet) and [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in each corner ch-3 sp. Fasten off.

Round 2: Using one of the CC colors, sl st into a corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, [1hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in ch-2 sp (corner made). Working in BLO make 1 hdc in each st around, working [1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg hdc, fasten off

Round 3: Using next CC rep round 2.

Round 4: Using next CC rep round 2. Fasten off and weave in all threads.

Finishing

I recommend a light blocking to add a polished and even finish to your blanket. Pin in place on blocking mats and spray with water. Or gently steam with a hot iron. Leave to dry.

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2 Comments

  1. This is a very beautiful blanket! It is so delicate looking and your colour choices are excellent. Your patterns are always clear and easy to follow. The fact that it is made up of squares makes it easier to work on and carry to places where you may have to wait. (appointments, airports etc). I think that I will make it in worsted weight yarn because we have more colder days than hot here in northern BC.
    I do appreciate your kindness in sharing this pattern. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much Trish! The pattern would work really well in a worsted weight yarn!

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