Hi, y’all! It’s time for the release of my Cozy Flowers Blanket free pattern – yay!
Typically I would make a PDF for the free pattern, and make it available in my Ravelry shop and my other shops, but since the majority of the instruction for this pattern is in the YouTube tutorial for the joining method, I thought it would be silly to make a PDF. So here is the full free pattern below.
See the related posts for more details of the blanket process:
Difficulty: Perfect for a beginner who wants to learn some new techniques.
Note: These two yarns will be held together throughout the piece. In the photo above, the adjacent Catona and Sweet Treat are the ones to be paired up (note: in the final blanket I did swap the orange for more of a bright yellow). I chose my 10 Catona shades first, then I chose 10 Sweet Treat shades that were very similar to the Catona shades, but not identical. It doesn’t matter what color palette you want to work with, but to get the neat and cozy textured effect of this blanket, you want the shades to be similar, but not the same.
You can see the paired yarn effect clearly in this photo:
Hook: US hook size 5.5mm (I) for blanket body, and size 5mm (H) for the final border round
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Final Dimensions: 38x52in
Gauge: Full motif measures 3in across
Stitches and abbreviations (US terms)
- beg beginning
- beg cl beg dc (does not count as a st here), (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 (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
- beg tr (sc, ch 2) – counts as 1 tr
- 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
- 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
- corner-sp corner space
- dc double 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
Make full and half motifs, join full motifs using continuous granny st join as you go for hexagons youtube video, add in half motifs, straighten zig-zag edges, add sc border with smaller hook. Et voila! Done! 🙂
Full Motif (Make 94) – I used 5 of my Catona and Sweet Treat pairs to make the full motifs – the upper set of 5 pairs in the yarn photo at the beginning of this post are the ones I used.
Rnd 1 Slip knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg dc, 11 dc.
Rnd 2 Beg cl in first st, (ch 2, cl in next st) 11 times, ch 2, ss in beg cl, cut yarn.
Half Motif (Make 10) – Using same set of 5 yarn pairings
Row 1 (WS) Slip knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg dc, 7 dc, turn.
Row 2 Beg tr in first st, ch 1, (cl, ch 2) 5 times, cl, ch 1, tr in final st, cut yarn.
Join Full Motifs
Using the other 5 yarn pairings, (I used the more pale shades for this part). The join is: Continuous Granny St Join-as-you-go for Hexagons – Follow the instructions in this YouTube video tutorial for joining – video is in 2 parts.
Note: This blanket is meant to be cozy, so when the yarn ran out, I just began a new yarn pair, no matter where that color change happened to take place in the blanket.
You can see in the photo below that the yarn join changes color randomly.
Join Half Motifs to Blanket Body
You will be joining 5 half motifs at each short end of the blanket. Holding half motif with RS facing, join background yarn with ss in first st. Depending on where your motif is located on the edge, you will have a (plain side, joining side, joining side), 3 joining sides, or a (joining side, joining side, plain side).
First plain side: Beg tr, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-sp, 3 dc in next ch-sp, 2 dc, in next ch-sp to make first half of corner,
Joining side: work as for joining blanket body.
Final plain side, 2 dc in ch-sp to complete corner, 3 dc in next ch-sp, 2 dc in final ch-sp, ch 1, tr in final st.
Straighten Zig-Zag Sides
Holding blanket body with RS facing, join background yarn with ss in first st. (Sk 1 ch, sc in 2 sts, hdc in 2 sts, dc, tr in 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts on following motif, dc, hdc in 2 sts, sc in 2 sts) rep across side to end, ss in final st, cut yarn. Rep for opposite side.
This photo shows the edge repeat.
I have made this border a plain sc round just to keep it simple and cozy, and also as a great base to add any border.
Switch to smaller hook. Ss in first ss of either zig-zag side. (3 sc in same ss, sc in all sts across to next corner, 3 sc in corner ss, sc evenly across short side, placing 3 sc in the side of each tr st, 2 sc in the side of each dc, and 1 sc in the center ring of each half motif) rep 1 time, ss in first st, cut yarn. Fin!
Finished blanket – hurrah!
Edging shown more clearly: