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Since a couple people have asked here is my floral afghan pattern.… - crochet crochet!
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olliekitty:
crochetcrochet
crochetcrochet
crochet crochet!
Tue, Jul. 1st, 2008 09:03 pm
Since a couple people have asked here is my floral afghan pattern. This is my first attempt at writing a pattern for others to follow so please let me know if any of it is confusing. I've included pictures to help it along. Enjoy!!!



Scrap Floral Afghan

Materials:
scraps/leftover balls of yarn of various colors
green yarn (or whatever color you like for the background)
J hook

A helper:



Flowers:

With scrap yarns

rnd 1 ch2 8sc in second chain from hook. sl st to first sc
rnd 2 ch1 2sc in same st and in each st around join with 1st sc (16sc)
rnd 3 ch1 sc in same st *sl st sc ch2 dc ch2 sl st in next sc, sc in next sc* repeat around join with 1st sc (8 petals 8 sc)
rnd 4 ch1 sc in same st *ch3 sc in next sc putting ch3 behind petal* repeat from around join with sl st into 1st ch3 (8 ch3 sp)
rnd 5 ch1 *sc hdc dc tbl dc hdc sc in ch 3 sp* repeat around (8 petals) finish off

Flower Variations:

I used single color flowers, yarns that were variagated and also did 2 or 3 color flowers.

For a 2 color flower (like a daisy or a sunflower or a purple coneflower) do rounds 1-2 with color A, the rest of the rounds with color B.

For a 3 color flower do rounds 1-2 with color A, rnds 3-4 with color B and rnd 5 with color C.

Mix and match up your solids and variagateds in 2 or 3 color flowers.

Joining:

This is going to sound more complicated than it is. You will start with your first corner flower square and add a corner join, then you will do a 2 sided join then a one sided join. Next row will start a corner join, then 3 2 sided joins and a one sided join. Each row will have an odd number of squares and will increase by 2 squares per row until you have it as wide as you like it. I made it so the longest row was 15 squares and did 15 squares for about 2 rows before decreasing by 2 squares each row to get to the next corner.

I will attempt to illustrate this alas my photoshopping skills are a little lacking:




Here it is a few rows in



1st square:
attach green with any sc between petals ch 8 sc in same sc (corner formed) *ch8 sc in next sc between petal* twice ch8 sc in same sc (second corner) repeat for a total of 4 corners finish off

Joining corner only:

attach green with any sc between petals ch8 sc in same sc (corner formed) {*ch8 sc in next sc between petals* twice , ch8 sc in same sc} repeat { to } for a total of 3 corners. Repeat * to * twice

For corner 4 Ch4 sl st with corner of first square, ch3 sc in same sc. Repeat * to * (from above instruction) twice more then sl st in first sc.

one sided joining:

attach green with any sc between petals ch8 sc in same sc (corner formed) *ch8 sc in next sc between petals* twice , ch8 sc in same sc (2nd corner formed) repeat *to * twice more (2 sides and 2 corners completed) you will start side 3 with a corner as follows:

Ch4 sl st with corner of first square, ch3 sc in same sc. *ch 4 sl st in first flower ch8 sp ch3 sc in current flower next sc* twice ch4 sl st in corner of first square ch3 sc in same sc

two sided joining:

attach green with any sc between petals ch8 sc in same sc (corner formed) *ch8 sc in next sc between petals* twice. Ch4 sl st with corner of previous square, ch3 sc in same sc. *ch 4 sl st in first flower ch8 sp ch3 sc in current flower next sc* twice ch4 sl st in corner of first square ch3 sc in same sc

First corner, first side done



Side join



Corner join- notice the corners all meet and attach to each other :) This is a happy afghan




Color placement:

IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU!!!! I basically made up a bunch of flowers of various colors and combos and set them on the floor and joined the rows as I went along. You could always chart it out, but I found it more fun to just go with whatever my gut wanted.

Sometimes I let my helper help me decide:



Border/edging:

I did not do a border or an endging for this afghan because I ran out of green yarn and my niece was very anxious to get her blankie. You could always do a hdc or sc around, you could add tassels to the top and bottom squares, you could also do a picot edging.

All done :)


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Current Mood: accomplished

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kickuintheb0x
kickuintheb0x
crescent fresh
Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)

That looks so cute! What a great idea. I want to try this as I have tons of scrap crap in the back of my closet. I also have a "helper". Two of them, actually, and they love to attack my yarn as I'm working. I guess it's their way of making sure I have enough tension?


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olliekitty
olliekitty
Nicky
Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)

thanks!

he he tension funny. I have 3 helpers, a momma, daddy and baby. Momma and Daddy help me most, baby comes around when he feels like but doesn't stay long enough to contribute anything. The pictures above are the momma and the icon is the baby.

I pretty well have my cats trained to not go after yarn I'm working with. However, they used to sometimes drag a ball out of a bag and let loose around the house with it. It would take me HOURS to wind it back up again because they would go both upstairs and downstairs with it and around furniture. Since then I've learned that I have to zipper bags and tie plastic bags...... I guess we train each other don't we?


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lavender_rose66
lavender_rose66
lavender_rose66
Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)

Cute afghan!

You say your helpers dragged your yarn throughout your house...did I see pics of that "Great Yarn Hunt" posted on Crochetville?

BTW, love your Meezers!


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olliekitty
olliekitty
Nicky
Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)

no that wasn't me but I am certainly interested in seeing it!


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miss_purple_bat
miss_purple_bat
Miss Purple Princess
Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)

that is gorgeous. i love how you made it. is there anyway i could get that pattern sent to my email?


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