Sunday, August 23, 2015

Baby Blanket Flower & Leaf Details ~ Chart Translation

The baby blanket is *finally* complete and I cannot wait to share it with you!
 
A few weeks back I found a crochet baby blanket on Pinterest that led me to a chart. No written pattern, just a punch of symbols.
 
 
 Well, I like a good puzzle, and even though I knew what all the symbols meant, I like to have my patterns written out.
12 pages of notes later, here we are!
 
I will be starting with the details of the blanket, the flower and the leaf.

 
 
There will be a written pattern, as well as some pictures along the way for a visual.
 
For the blanket, I used baby weight yarn with a F/5 - 3.75mm hook.
I will be using those, as well as worsted weight yarn with a H/8 - 5mm hook for examples/pictures in this post.
 
 
 
Let's get started!
 
 
Small & Large 6-Petal Flower
 
Small Flower:
(Make 8)
 
Start with a magic circle (a great video tutorial can be found HERE by Moogly)
 
1.  ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2) - * dc in circle - ch 2 * - repeat from * to * 5 times - join to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 - pull circle closed. {6 dc and 6 ch sps. total}
 
2. sl st to ch sp. - ch 1 - (sc - ch 2 - 3dc - ch 2 - sc) in ch sp - * sl st to next ch sp - (sc - ch 2 - 3dc - ch 2 - sc) in ch sp * repeat from * to * 5 times - join to beginning ch 1 {6 petals made}
 
3. ch 1 - sc in same st - working behind petals, * ch 5 - sc in dc from Round 1 * repeat from * to * around - join to first sc

 
4. ch 1 - (sc - hdc - 5dc - hdc - sc) in each ch 5 sp around - join to beginning ch 1 - FO for SMALL FLOWER ONLY - weave in ends

 
 
Large Flower:
(Make 4)

 
5. ch 1 - sc in same st - working behind petals, * ch 6 - sc in sc from Round 3 * repeat from * to * around - join to first sc
 
6. ch 1 - (sc - hdc - 7dc - hdc - sc) in each ch sp around - join to beginning ch 1 - FO - weave in ends
 

 
Light pink flower is made with baby weight yarn and smaller hook.
Dark pink and purple flowers are made with worsted weight yarn and larger hook.
 
Now that the flowers are done, it's time for some leaves!
 
Leaf:
(Make 12)
 
ch 11 - sc in 2nd ch from hook - hdc in next - dc in next 6 chs - hdc - sc in last ch (10 sts) - ch 1
 

 
continue working on opposite side; sc - hdc - dc in next 6 - hdc - sc - join to first sc - FO - weave in ends.

 
 
Pink leaf is made with baby weight yarn and smaller sized hook. Green leaf is made with worsted weight yarn and larger hook.









Please note: This pattern is NOT my own. I have written the original chart out into crochet terms to hopefully make it easier to follow. Please click the link above for the original site. If you find any problems with this pattern, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it out for us. I am one of the people who can't read a graph. I have had to pass up so many patterns because of that. Thank you again. I love the flower and leaves. Been looking for an easy leaf too.

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  2. Oh my gosh I just absolutely love love the blanket that goes with these flowers. Please when you finish writing it out would you let me know. I sure would appreciate it. This is so kind of you to do for all of us. A lot of work for sure. Thank you so very much. I am going to be a great grandmother to a baby girl Dec 22 and this would be beautiful for a gift. I can't wait. But no hurry I don't want you to feel rushed. :)

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