Pretty in Pink with Petals

All done! I was determined to get this done within a few days and it was a success! The most time consuming parts are working the puff stitches to create the flowers in the first and last few rows but the body is simple enough that you can cruise right through it. This one is a show stopper and would make a wonderful gift (if you can part with it!)





Pattern Notes:

This is a small/medium sized lap blanket that works up in a flash. I'm using mine as my desk blanket but it is made mine with baby weight yarn so it is soft and light. It would also double as a baby blanket.

Materials:




  • 4.5mm (UK 8 – US G6) crochet hook - I like this set (it's only $10!!)



Gauge:

  • 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 16 sc x 19 rows with 4 mm crochet hook

Finished measurements:

  • Approx. 35x40in + Tassels

Abbreviations:

BEG = beginning

CH = chain

SC = single crochet

YO = Yarn over

Puff Stitch: YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop. *YO, insert your hook into the same space, YO and pull up a loop. Repeat from * two more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook.

HDC: Half double crochet


Pattern:

With Pink:

Cast on 113 sts

Row 1-5 – HDC across to end, ch2, turn

Row 6: HCD in first st, *change to gray, puff stitch in next st, sc, puff stitch, change to pink, hcd in next 6 sts* Repeat to the last 4 sts, change to gray, puff stitch, sc puff stitch, change to pink, HDC in last st

Row 7: *change to gray/flannel, puff sitch, sc, change to white, puff stitch, sc, change to gray, puff stitch, change to pink, HDC in next 4 sts* repeat to last 6 sts, change to gray, puff stitch, sc, change to white, puff stitch, sc, change to gray, puff stitch, sc. This row will naturally want to push the puff stitches into the wrong side so you may need to push them back into the right side to get the right effect.

Row 8: change to pink then repeat row 6

Row 9-14: HDC across to end, ch2, turn

Repeat rows 6-14 two more times


At this point you will have 3 rows of flowers and the length should be approx. 9 inches.


Begin Body:

Row 1: HDC across to end, ch2, turn

Repeat row 1 until the total length is 31 inches.


Bottom Flower Rows:

Row 1-5 – HDC across to end, ch2, turn

Row 6: HCD in first st, *change to gray, puff stitch in next st, sc, puff stitch, change to pink, hcd in next 6 sts* Repeat to the last 4 sts, change to gray, puff stitch, sc puff stitch, change to pink, HDC in last st

Row 7: *change to gray/flannel, puff sitch, sc, change to white, puff stitch, sc, change to gray, puff stitch, change to pink, HDC in next 4 sts* repeat to last 6 sts, change to gray, puff stitch, sc, change to white, puff stitch, sc, change to gray, puff stitch, sc.

Row 8: change to pink then repeat row 6

Row 9-14: HDC across to end, ch2, turn

Repeat rows 6-14 two more times.


If you choose the attach the tassels/fringe, see my tutorials and tips below!
















For those of you that are interested in some quick hacks to attaching tassels/fringe, check these out!


How to Create Fringe in Bulk:



How to attach Tassels: