This crochet flower blanket features a granny flower square made in different colors for a blanket of cheerful and colorful flowers!
I recently released the Sunflower Granny Square as a free crochet pattern. When first designing the granny square I wanted to find out what flowers other saw. So, asking opinions on Instagram, sunflower was the overwhelming winner. However, there were many others that said they saw daisy, mums and black-eyed susans as well!
And, since I had some beautiful Brava Worsted yarn* left over provided by WeCrochet I decided to make a few different versions of the Sunflower Granny Square and joined them together to make a small lap blanket. I love the bright cheeriness of it!
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So pretty in different colors – a medley of flowers crochet blanket! And I think it would look fantastic in spring colors, too!
Crochet Flower Medley Blanket Pattern Details
To create this blanket I used the free pattern I have on my blog, wet blocked the squares to open up the stitches and make it easier for joining, and then used the mattress stitch to join the squares together.
Once the squares were joined I crocheted a simple 3 round border to give a nice finish to the blanket.
I think this blanket would make the perfect stash busting blanket. I had only small amounts of yarn to use for the blanket after finishing my Desert Cactus C2C Blanket so I mixed and matched the colors to make each square. I even used two different shades of brown for the outside edges of each square which concerned me at first but it ended up giving the blanket a very patchwork vintage vibe!
Brightly colored flowers make such beautiful afghans for your home decor – and this one has a very nostalgic vibe for me. Especially with the yellow and avocado green colors – so 70s retro! Definitely adding a bit of my childhood into my home with this blanket!
I really enjoyed making the flower granny squares, too. You get that sense of completion every time you finish one, can make several in an evening and they are perfect for on-the-go crochet! So easy to pack into my bag since each square uses such small amounts of yarn.
I used the following colors in my blanket:
- Brava Worsted, Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic 218 yds / 100 g)
- Caution (orange)
- Canary (yellow)
- White (white)
- Avocado (light green)
- Dublin (dark green)
- Brindle (light brown)
- Sienna (dark brown)
Each square measures 6″ x 6″ and uses a total of 44 yards of yarn. So, depending on how many different colors you use for your blanket as well as how large you want the finished blanket to be will make all the difference in the amount of yardage used for your blanket.
The flower stitch border I used for this blanket really was perfect! The puff stitches mimic the puffs of the Sunflower center of each of the granny squares and the flower leaf edging added just the right touch. Only 4 rounds total – 2 rounds are just single crochet stitches – so this border will work up quickly, too. And, this beautifully textured border could be used on any crochet afghan you choose!
I have a complete video tutorial for this border here but if you have trouble viewing it you can also head on over to YouTube for the YouTube Tutorial. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.
I have a complete video tutorial for the Sunflower granny Square which you can view on my blog here. However, you can also find complete sunflower granny square on YouTube as well.
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- Gingham Sunflower Place Mat free crochet pattern
- Gingham Sunflower Table Runner free crochet pattern
- Sunflower C2C Blanket free crochet pattern
Crochet Flower Blanket Border Pattern Instructions
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
- Brava Worsted, Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic, 218 yds / 3.6 oz)
- Brindle 15 yards / 0.2 oz (Color A)
- Canary 100 yards / 1.6 oz (Color B)
- Avocado 170 yards / 2.7 oz (Color C)
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 34” x 40” for blanket with 5 squares x 6 squares. A 2” border adds approximately 4” to the finished size.
Gauge: individual blocked finished squares = 6” x 6”
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
dc3tog = double crochet 3 stitches together (see special stitches section)
Notes about pattern:
- Ch 3 at beginning of a round counts as first st.
Puff: yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, draw up a loop to height of dc (3 loops on hook), [yo, insert hook in same st and draw up loop] 3 times, (9 loops on hook) yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to close st.
dc3tog: [yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook.
Make desired number of Sunflower Granny squares in various colors.
Join squares using the Mattress Stitch join method or another preferred method.
With Color A, join with slip stitch to any stitch of border.
Round 1: ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of blanket, place a sc in each st of last round of granny square, 1 sc between each square and work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the middle sc of each corner, at the end sl st to first st.
Fasten off Color A.
Round 2: Note: there is a ch 1 in addition to the puff closing ch 1. Join Color B with sl st to second sc from any corner of round 1 and draw up a loop to height of dc st, (yo, insert hook in same st and draw up loop) 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 2 – first puff stitch made, [*sk next st, puff st in next st, ch 1* repeat from * to * corner, (puff, ch 2, puff) in corner, ch 1,] repeat from [ to ] to end, sl st in top of first puff st.
Fasten off Color B.
Round 3: Join Color C with sl st to ch-2 sp after any corner of round 2, ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, [*1 sc in next st, 2 sc sts in next ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to corner, 3 sc sts in corner ch-1] to last st, sc in last st, sl st to first st.
Round 4: *ch 2, dc3tog over 3 sts, ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in next st,* repeat from * to * end.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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