Sunday, October 20, 2019

Uniflower Baby Blanket



I've been fond of these 3D little crochet flowers featured on MyPicot.com ever since I discovered the site, but never had the guts to learn how to crochet and incorporate them in any design. Having a combination of baby yarn at hand, I decided that this is the time to put my own spin on this, and so I came up with this baby blanket project.
I had a blast crocheting this blanket, as I found that work flowed easily and smoothly once I got the hang of crocheting the flowers. You can also choose to make it in one color, pink or blue to make the blanket suit a baby's gender, or make it using any unisex color you fancy. Have fun making it! 

Level: Intermediate 

Materials
  • Yarn: Alize, Sekerim, Mini Colors, (100% Acrylic), 100 g/ 3.52 oz, 320 m/ 350 yards, color 6263: 2 skeins (A)Alize, Baby Best, (90% Acrylic, 10% Bamboo), 100 g/ 3.52 oz, 240 m/ 262 yds, color Blue 185: 2 skeins (B), color Pink 189: 2 skeins (C).
  • Crochet Hook: 4 mm/ US G-6.
  • Tapestry needle



Yardage: 1250- 1300 m/ 1500-1550 yds.

Gauge: yarn (A): 20 sts x 13 rows.
             yarn (B) and (C): 20 sts x 10 rows. Both dc stitch.

Measures: 77.5 x 77.5 cm, 30.5" x 30.5" approx.



Crochet Terms (US):
  • ch: chain.
  • ss: slip stitch.
  • sc: single stitch.
  • dc: double crochet.
  • cps: crochet puff stitch.

Notes

  • Ch 3 at the beginning of rows counts as tr.
  • Don't cut yarn (A) when working with yarn (B) or (C), you can hide it later when crocheting the edge rounds.
  • Yarn (B) and (C) are used alternately.
  • The pattern of crochet puff stitch and flower tutorials are at the bottom of the post.



Instructions:

With yarn (A), make a knot and work as follows:

Row 1: Ch 4, dc 3, tr in first ch, turn.

Row 2: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc to last st, (dc, tr) in last st, turn.

Row 3 and 4: repeat row 2. 

Flower stripe rows:
Join yarn (B), work next two rows:

Row 5: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 5 times, skip st, ch 1, dc in dc to last st, (dc, tr) in last st, turn.

Row 6: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 5 times, skip 2 sts, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts, dc in dc to last st, (dc, tr) in last st, cut yarn, turn.

With yarn (A)

Row 7: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 6 times, dc 3 in ch 2 space, dc 2 in next ch 2 space, dc in dc to last st, (dc, tr) in last st, turn.

Rows 8 to 10: repeat row 2.


General increase rows pattern:

Join yarn (C), work next two rows:

Row 11: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 5 times, *skip st, ch 1, dc in dc 17 times, repeat from * to last 8 sts, skip st, ch 1, dc in dc to last st, (dc, tr) in last st, turn.

Row 12: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 5 times, skip 2 sts, ch 2, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts, ch 2, *dc in dc 13 times, skip 2 sts, ch 2, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts, ch 2, repeat from * to last  6 sts, dc in dc 5 times, (dc, tr) in last st, cut yarn, turn.

With yarn (A)

Row 13: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 6 times, dc 3 in ch 2 space, dc 2 in next ch 2 space, *dc in dc 13 times, dc 3 in ch 2 space, dc 2 in next ch 2 space, repeat from * to last 8 st, dc in dc 7 times, (dc, tr)  in last st, turn.

Rows 14 to 16 : repeat row 2.

Repeat the (6 rows pattern) 9 times, or as many as you prefer. Then work as follows:

Join yarn (B):

Row 1: (ch 3, dc 2) in first st, dc in dc 5 times, skip st, ch 1, *dc in dc 17 times, skip st, ch 1, repeat from * to last 7 sts, , dc in dc 6 times, (dc, tr) in last st, turn.

Row 2: (ch 3, 2 dc) together, dc in dc 3 times, skip 2 sts, ch 2, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts, ch 2, *dc in dc 15 times, skip 2 sts, ch 2, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts, ch 2, repeat from * to last  5 sts, dc in dc 3 times, (dc and tr) together, cut yarn, turn.


General Decrease rows pattern:

With yarn (A):

Row 1: (ch 3, dc 2) together, dc in dc twice, dc 3 in ch 2 space, dc 2 in next ch 2 space, *dc in dc 13 times, dc 3 in ch 2 space, dc 2 in next ch 2 space, repeat from * to last 4 sts, dc in dc twice, (dc and tr) together, turn.

Rows 2 to 4: (ch 3, dc 2) together, dc in dc to last 2 sts, (dc and tr) together, turn.

Join yarn (C), work next two rows:

Row 5: (ch 3, dc 2) together, dc in dc 7 times, skip st, ch 1, *dc in dc 17 times, skip st, ch 1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, dc in dc to 7 times, (dc and tr) together, turn.

Row 6: (ch 3, dc 2) together, dc in dc 3 times, skip 2 sts, ch 2, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts,ch 2, *dc in dc 13 times, skip 2 sts, ch 2, dc 2 in ch 1 space, make the flower pattern, skip 2 sts, ch 2, repeat from * to last  6 sts, dc in dc 4 times, (dc and tr) together, cut yarn, turn.

Repeat this (6 rows pattern) 9 times, or as many as decrease pattern repetitions.


Last decrease rows:


Row 1: (ch 3, dc 2) together, dc in dc twice, dc 3 in ch 2 space, dc 2 in next ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, (dc and tr) together, turn.

Rows 2 and 3: (ch 3, dc 2) together, dc in dc to last 2 sts, (dc and tr) together, turn.

Row 4: (ch 3, dc 3 and tr) together, cut yarn, weave in loose ends.


Edging:

Round 1: join yarn (C) in the ch 3 of first row, ch 1, sc 3  in ch 3 space, sc 3 in tr post, *sc 2 in each ch 3 and tr post to last two rows before next corner, sc 3 in each ch 3 and tr post, repeat from * 3 times, sc 2 in ch 3 and tr post to last ch 3 and tr post, sc 3 in each, ss to first sc.

Round 2: ch 1, sc 2 in sc twice, *sc in sc to last 2 sc before corner, sc 2 in sc 4 times, repeat from * 3 times, sc in sc to last 2 sc, sc 2 in sc twice, ss to first sc.

Round 3: ch 1, reverse sc in each sc, ss to first reverse sc, cut yarn, weave in loose end, block.


Crochet Puff Stitch (cps):
  1. Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch where the puff stitch is placed. Yarn over again and draw through. There will be three loops on the hook. (3 loops on the hook)
  2. Repeat 2 more times.(7 loops on the hook)
  3. Yarn over and pull through 6 loops.
  4. Yarn over and pull through  the 3 loops on the hook.
Flower pattern:

When working with yarn (B) and (C), In first row and after (2 dc in ch 1 space) work as follows:


1. ch 3, make 1 cps around the the second dc post, ch 3, ss to the same dc.




2. Repeat step 1.


3. ch 3, (make 1 cps, ch 3 and ss) through ch 1 of previous row and dc of the row below.




 4. ch 3, make 1 cps around the first dc post, ch 3, ss to the same dc.



5. Repeat step 4.






6. Bring the ch on hook to back through the flower center.
7. Follow the rest of instructions.









Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming projects @wiams_crafts.



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