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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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