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Island Wildflower Free Pattern

It all started with the idea to update all of my older written patterns, slowly, one at a time, in 2017… Wildflower has been a “wildly” popular pattern and I had a fantastic idea to update it using Scheepjes Stone Washed. And include a drumroll here…..

I converted it to a FREE pattern for your enjoyment!

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Swoon-worthy palette! Stone Washed is bae..

Description

Island Wildflower is a simple design using elements of crochet that you have probably used in the past, such as sunburst squares and granny stitch, and combining them in a new way. The result is a unique and opulent piece that will garner endless compliments. Use any favorite color combination as this beauty will make your stash yarn look great! Included are joining and border instruction, and feel free to use the motifs in a blanket or bag. Browse hashtag #IslandWildflowerBlanket on social media for color palette ideas!

Pattern is written by Rachele Carmona and was tested by the lovely Teresa Davis, who has also provided the gorgeous photographs for this pattern and all related blog posts at CypressTextiles.net.

Additional Information:

Yarny info: Find Stone Washed at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. – scroll down for yarn amounts

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Materials

Yarn Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic; 130m/50g)

  • Yarn A: 814 x 10 balls

1 ball each of the following:

  • Yarn B: 805
  • Yarn C: 826
  • Yarn D: 825
  • Yarn E: 816
  • Yarn F: 824
  • Yarn G: 808
  • Yarn H: 827
  • Yarn I: 823
  • Yarn J: 835
  • Yarn K: 834
  • Yarn L: 811
  • Yarn M: 806 x 2 balls

Notions

  • US Size 5mm hook, US Size 4.25mm hook (for final rnd of border only), Tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • Gauge: Motif 1, worked through Rnd 4, measures 4.75in; Finished blanket measures about 40x60in

Abbreviations – US Terminology

  • as folls as follows
  • beg beginning
  • bet between
  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • ch-sp(s) chain space(s)
  • ch-1 sp(s) chain 1 space(s): number denotes number of chains in chain space
  • corner-sp corner space
  • dc double crochet
  • dc2tog double crochet 2 together: (yoh, insert hook in next st/sp, yoh, pull up loop, yoh, draw through 2 loops) twice, yoh, draw through all loops
  • dc3tog double crochet 3 together: (yoh, insert hook in next st/sp, yoh, pull up loop, yoh, draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yoh, draw through all loops
  • dec decrease
  • dtr double treble crochet
  • hdc half double crochet
  • incl including
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep(s) repeat(s)
  • RS right side
  • sc single crochet
  • sc2tog single crochet 2 together: (insert hook in next st/sp, yoh, pull up loop) twice, yoh, draw through all loops
  • ss slip stitch(es)
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • tr treble crochet
  • WS wrong side
  • yoh yarn over hook

Special Abbreviations

  • beg cl beginning cluster: beg dc, (yoh, insert hook in st/sp indicated, yoh, pull up loop, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook (beg dc does not count as a st in this case)
  • beg dc beginning double crochet: sc, ch 1 (counts as 1 dc)
  • beg dc3tog beg dc, dc2tog – beg dc does not count as a st in this case
  • beg dtr beginning double treble crochet: sc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dtr)
  • beg puff st Elongate the working loop slightly until it is the height of a normal puff st, then work puff st as normal
  • beg tr beginning treble crochet: sc, ch 2 (counts as 1 tr)
  • cl cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp indicated, yoh, pull up loop, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 4 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook
  • picot ch 2, sc in top side bars of previous stitch
  • puff st yoh, (insert hook in st/sp indicated, yoh, pull up loop) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through all loops on hook

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Instructions

Notes: All motifs are made using larger hook and joined as-you-go to create center panel, then zig-zag sides are straightened by working back and forth until tringle gap is filled. A simple border completes the piece.

Motif 1 (Make 50)

Color Distribution

There are 12 colors and 50 motifs. Using Yarns B-K, make 4 centers each, and using Yarns L and M, make 5 centers each. Then, using Yarns B and C, add rnd 2 onto 5 centers each, and using Yarns D-M, add rnd 2 onto 4 centers each. Use Yarns D and E to add rnd 3 onto 5 motifs each, and use Yarns B and C, and F-M to add rnd 3 to 4 motifs each. Use Yarns F and G to add rnd 4 to 5 motifs each, and Yarns B-E and H-M to add rnd 4 to 4 motifs each. Be sure not to repeat colors on a single motif.

Rnd 1 Using first color of motif, make a sl knot, ch 4 and ss in fourth ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg dc, 19 dc, cut yarn and finish off. [20 dc]

Rnd 2 Join next color with ss in any st, and beg tr in same st. (Ch 1, tr) in all rem sts, ch 1, ss in beg tr, cut yarn and finish off. [20 tr, 20 ch-sp]

Rnd 3 Join next color with ss in any tr. Beg puff st in same st, (ch 2, puff st in next tr) 19 times, ch 2, ss in beg puff st, cut yarn and finish off. [20 puff st, 20 ch-sp]

Rnd 4 Join next color with ss in any ch-sp. Beg cl in same space. (ch 2, cl in next ch-sp) 19 times, ch 2, ss in beg cl, cut yarn and finish off. [20 cl, 20 ch-sp]

Note: Rnd 5 (Joining/squaring round) will be worked in the joining section. You can work all of Motifs 1 and 2 through Rnd/Row 4 for the perfect on-the-go project.

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Motif 2 (Make 20)

Row 1 (RS) Using first color of motif, make a sl knot, ch 3, and ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg dc, 10 dc, cut yarn and finish off, turn. [11 dc]

Row 2 Join next color in first st, and beg tr in same st. (Ch 1, tr in next st) 10 times, cut yarn and finish off, turn. [11 tr, 10 ch-sp]

Row 3 Join next color with ss in first st. In same st: (Beg dc, ch 1, puff st). (Ch 2, puff st in next tr) 10 times, ch 1, dc in same st as final puff st, cut yarn and finish off. Do not turn. [11 puff st, 10 ch-2 sp, 2 ch-1 sp]

Row 4 With RS still facing, join next color in first st. Beg dc in same st, dc bet first dc and puff st, (ch 2, cl in next ch-sp) 10 times, ch 2, dc bet puff st and final st, dc in final st, cut yarn and finish off. [4 dc, 10 cl, 11 ch-sp]

Join motifs to make center panel

Note: Motifs will be joined with RS facing, using a “join as you go” method worked in 10 rows from top to bottom of blanket. Each row of motifs is made of 5 of Motif 1 and 2 of Motif 2, as seen in Schematic. Color placement is random.

Lay out all 70 motifs in a zig-zag formation using Schematic as a guide.

Top row of motifs

First motif (Located in upper left corner) Join Yarn A with ss in first st. Beg tr in same st, ch 2, 3 tr in ch-sp, * 3 dc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in next 2 ch-sps, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ** (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) – corner made in next ch-sp, work from * to ** 1 time, 3 tr in ch-sp, ch 2, tr in first st, cut yarn and finish off.

Second motif (The second motif in the top row of the blanket) Join Yarn A with ss in any ch-sp, (beg tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in same ch-sp – note: this corner will be the bottom right corner of the motif, work from * to **, make corner, work from * to **,  (3 tr, ch 1, ss in adjacent ch-sp on completed motif, ch 1, 3 tr) in next ch-sp, ss bet 3-tr group and 3-dc group on completed motif, 3 dc in next ch-sp on motif in progress, ss bet 3-dc group and 3-sc group on completed motif, (3 sc in next ch-sp on motif in progress, ss after 3-sc group) twice, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ss after 3-dc group, (3 tr, ch 1, ss in adjacent ch-sp, ch 1, 3 tr) in next ch-sp, work from * to **, 2 tr in first corner to complete it, ss in beg tr, cut yarn and finish off.

Continue to join in this manner across the row, joining one side to the adjacent completed motif, ending with a Motif 2.

Next row of motifs

First motif Work as for first motif of previous row, but join 1 side to adjacent motif above.

Second motif Work as for previous row of squares, but work the third corner as follows: (3 tr, ss in top adjacent corner ch-sp, and ss in left hand side adjacent corner ch-sp, 3 tr) in corner ch-sp, join next side as before, work remainder of motif without joining as before.

Join all remaining rows of squares in this manner until bottom of blanket is reached and all motifs are joined on. When fourth motif joins onto 3 others, always work the corner join as indicated above – 2 slip sts, 1 in the top motif’s corner, and one in the left hand side motif’s corner. When all motifs are joined, triangle gaps are ready to be filled in so that blanket is a complete rectangle.

Full Triangle Gap (Work four times)

Note: On first occurrence of a new st, please refer to Special Abbreviations section on p 2.

Row 1 With RS facing, join Yarn A with ss in first ch of ch-3 corner-sp before triangle gap, sc in same ch, sc 53 evenly across to center, sc 54 evenly up the other side, placing final sc in the ch-3 corner-sp at the end of the row, turn. [108 sc]

Row 2 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 24 times, ch 1, skip 1,* dc2tog over next st and fourth st, skipping over center 2 sts as folls: YO, insert hook in next st, pull up lp, YO, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook, YO, sk 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up lp, YO, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook, YO, draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 48 dc, 50 ch-sp]

Row 3 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts – Note: “first 3 sts” here means dec st, ch-sp, and dc, * (ch 2, sc in next dc st) 22 times, ch 2 * dc2tog over next 2 dc sts skipping over 2 ch-sps and center dec, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 44 sc, 46 ch-sp]

Row 4 Sc2tog over first 2 sts – Note: these first 2 sts are the dc3tog and ch-2 sp. * (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 21 times, ch 2 * sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps skipping over center dec, rep from * to *, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [3 sc2tog, 42 sc, 44 ch-sp]

Row 5 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 20 times, ch 2 * dc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 40 sc, 42 ch-sp]

Row 6 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, * (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 19 times, ch 2 * sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [3 sc2tog, 38 sc, 40 ch-sp]

Row 7 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 18 times, ch 1, sk 1,* dc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 36 dc, 38 ch-sp]

Row 8 Sc2tog, * sc in 34 sts across side *, sc2tog over next 2 dc sts, rep from * to * across next side, sc2tog in final 2 sts, turn, cut yarn and finish off. [3 sc2tog, 68 sc]

Row 9 (RS) Join leftover of Yarn B-M with ss in first st, beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * dc in 30 sts *, dc5tog over next 5 sts incl center dec, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc5tog, 60 dc]

Row 10 Beg tr4tog over first 4 sts, * (ch 1, sk 1, tr) 12 times, ch 1, sk 1 *, tr2tog over next st and fifth st as before skipping over center 3 sts, rep from * to *, tr4tog over final 4 sts, cut yarn and finish off, turn. [2 tr4tog, 1 tr2tog, 24 tr, 26 ch-sp]

Row 11 Join leftover of yarn B-M with ss in first st, beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 1, puff st in tr) 10 times, ch 1 *, puff st in next tr. Without making any chs, puff st in next tr, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, cut yarn and finish off, do not turn. [2 dc3tog, 22 puff st, 22 ch-sp]

Row 12 (RS) Join leftover of Yarn B-M with ss in first st, beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 1, cl in ch-1 sp 9 times, ch 1 *, cl in next ch-sp, without making any chs, cl in next ch-sp, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, cut yarn and finish off, do not turn.  [2 dc3tog, 20 cl, 20 ch-sp]

Row 13 (RS) Join Yarn A with ss in first st, sc2tog over first 2 sts, * sc in 17 chs/cls across, * sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [3 sc2tog, 34 sc]

Row 14 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 6 times, ch 1, sk 1,* dc2tog over next st and fourth st skipping over center 3 sts, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 12 dc, 14 ch-sp]

Row 15 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 2, sc in next dc st) 4 times, ch 2 * dc2tog over next 2 dc sts, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 8 sc, 10 ch-sp]

Row 16 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, * (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 2 * sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [3 sc2tog, 6 sc, 8 ch-sp]

Row 17 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, * (ch 2, sc in next dc st) 2 times, ch 2 * dc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 4 sc, 6 ch-sp]

Row 18 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, * ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2 * sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, rep from * to *, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [3 sc2tog, 2 sc, 4 ch-sp]

Row 19 Work a Beg dc6tog as folls: Beg dc, make dc5tog by working a dc up to the final step (leaving 1 lp on the hook) in all 4 chain-2 spaces, and in final st, making 6 “legs” total for the decrease, cut yarn and finish off. [1 dc6tog]

Half Triangle Gap (Work twice)

Row 1 With RS facing, join Yarn A with ss in first ch of ch-3 corner-sp before triangle gap, sc in same ch, sc 53 evenly across row, turn. [54 sc]

Row 2 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 24 times, ch 1, skip 1, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 24 dc, 25 ch-sp]

Row 3 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 2, sc in next dc st) 22 times, ch 2, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 22 sc, 23 ch-sp]

Row 4 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 21 times, ch 2, sc2to over final 2 sts, turn. [2 sc2tog, 21 sc, 23 ch-sp]

Row 5 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 20 times, ch 2, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 20 sc, 21 ch-sp]

Row 6 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 19 times, ch 2, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [2 sc2tog, 19 sc, 20 ch-sp]

Row 7 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 18 times, ch 1, sk 1, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 18 dc, 19 ch-sp]

Row 8 Sc2tog, sc in 34 sts across side, sc2tog in final 2 sts, turn, cut yarn and finish off. [2 sc2tog, 34 sc]

Row 9 (RS) Join leftover of yarn B-M with ss in first st, beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, dc in 30 sts, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 30 dc]

Row 10 Beg tr4tog over first 4 sts, (ch 1, sk 1, tr) 12 times, ch 1, sk 1, tr4tog over final 4 sts, cut yarn and finish off, turn. [2 tr4tog, 12 tr, 13 ch-sp]

Row 11 Join leftover of yarn B-M with ss in first st, beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 1, puff st in tr) 10 times, ch 1, dc3tog over final 3 sts, cut yarn and finish off, do not turn. [2 dc3tog, 10 puff st, 11 ch-sp]

Row 12 (RS) Join leftover of yarn B-M with ss in first st, beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 1, cl in ch-1 sp) 9 times, ch 1, dc3tog over final 3 sts, cut yarn and finish off, do not turn. [2 dc3tog, 9 cl, 10 ch-sp]

Row 13 (RS) Join Yarn A with ss in first st, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in 17 chs/cls across, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [2 sc2tog, 17 sc]

Row 14 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 6 times, ch 1, sk 1, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 6 dc, 7 ch-sp]

Row 15 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 2, sc in next dc st) 4 times, ch 2, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 4 sc, 5 ch-sp]

Row 16 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, (ch 2, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 2, sc2to over final 2 sts, turn. [2 sc2tog, 3 sc, 4 ch-sp]

Row 17 Beg dc3tog over first 3 sts, (ch 2, sc in next dc st) 2 times, ch 2, dc3tog over final 3 sts, turn. [2 dc3tog, 2 sc, 3 ch-sp]

Row 18 Sc2tog over first 2 sts, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sc2tog over final 2 sts, turn. [2 sc2tog, 1 sc, 2 ch-sp]

Row 19 Beg dc4tog as folls: Beg dc, make dc3tog, cut yarn and finish off. [1 dc4tog]

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Border

Rnd 1 (sc rnd) Join Yarn A with ss in upper right corner of blanket, * 3 sc in corner st, work 114 sc evenly across short side, 3 sc in corner, 157 SC evenly across long side, rep from * 1 time, ss in first st.

Rnd 2 (eyelet rnd) (Beg dc, ch 3, dc) in corner-sp * (ch 1, sk 1, dc) across, ch 1, sk 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner-sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final corner on third rep, ch 1, sk 1, ss in beg dc.

Rnd 3 (sc rnd) * 3 dc in corner st, sc in all sts/chs across side, rep from * 3 times omitting corner on third rep, ss in first st.

Rnd 4 (dc/picot rnd) Change to smaller hook for this rnd. All in corner st: (Beg dc, 3 dc, ch 2, sc in previous dc – picot made, 4 dc), * sk 1, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next st, ** sk 2, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next st, rep from ** across, to corner, sk 1, (4 dc, picot, 4 dc) in corner st, rep from * 3 times omitting corner on final repeat, ss in beg dc, cut yarn and finish off.

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