Floral Dreams

This blanket has been a labour of love. It is one of the rare designs that I actually drew out before I began crocheting, and it has turned into the longest pattern I’ve even put together. So in saying that, I hope you enjoy every single attention to detail.

You can purchase the pattern here on Ravelry or Etsy. (Links available 1st February 2020)

ABOUT:

I wanted to design a blanket that would ‘wow’ everyone, something so special that it could become an heirloom. This pattern, is like my fourth baby. I‘ve wanted it to be close to perfect as possible. This pattern contains step-by-step photos, charts and a colouring in section so you can plan your perfect blanket.

MATERIALS:

Finished blanket size: 130 cm / 51 inch
Stylecraft Special DK
4.5mm hook
Scissors
Yarn needle
Blocking equipment – not essential, but if you like blocking then you’ll need it (lol)

COLOURS:

To make Courtney’s blanket:
(H) Parchment 1218 x 4
(A) Gold 1709 x1
(B) Tomato 1723 x 1
(C) Copper 1029 x 1
(D) Teal 1062 x 1
(E) Sage 1725 x 2
(F) Petrol 1708 x 2
(G) Walnut 1054 x 2

To make my blanket: (see table below outlining what colours are used for what rounds of each individual motif)
(H) Parchment 1218 x 4;
One skein of the following was used:
Duck Egg 1820
Aspen 1422
Violet 1277
Sherbet 1034
Sage 1725
Cloudblue 1019
Petrol 1708
Blubell 1082
Magenta 1084
Clematis 1390
Boysenberry 1828
Plum 1061

To make Amanda’s Blanket:
Stone 1710 x 4
Clematis 1390 x 1
Lobelia 1825 x 1
Lapis 1831 x 1
Wisteria 1432 x 1
Khaki 1027 x 1
Lime 1712 x 1
Boysenberry 1828 x 1

TIPS/NOTES:

  • This pattern is written in UK and US terms.
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning, make yourself familiar with stitches before you start.
  • I recommend learning how to make standing stitches and invisible joins.
  • Make the 16 octagons first, then squares, edge triangles and finish with corner triangles.
  • I recommend joining each completed motif as you go, you can most definitely still work in production-line mode, just make sure you join when it is stated to do so.
  • Have fun playing around with colour before you start hooking, by colouring in the blanket first.

COLOURS USED:

Below you can see a snipet from the actual pdf pattern. I hope this makes it easy for you to work out your colours.

Below you will see the same thing in table form.

RNDSOCTAGON 1OCTAGON 2OCTAGON 3OCTAGON 4
1VoiletClematisDuck EggCloud Blue
2VoiletClematisDuck EggCloud Blue
3AspenMagentaPetrolBluebell
4AspenMagentaPetrolBluebell
5AspenMagentaPetrolBluebell
6SagePlumDuck EggPlum
7Duck Egg BoysenberrySageVoilet
8Duck Egg BoysenberrySageVoilet
9Sage PlumDuck EggPlum
10Cloud Blue BluebellClematisBoysenberry
11Cloud BlueBluebellClematisBoysenberry
12Bluebell VoiletMagentaCloud Blue
13VoiletClematisBoysenberryBluebell
14-18ParchmentParchementParchmentParchement
RNDSOCTAGON 5OCTAGON 6OCTAGON 7OCTAGON 8
1SherbertBoysenberryPetrolMagenta
2SherbertBoysenberryPetrolMagenta
3AspenPlumSageVoilet
4AspenPlum SageVoilet
5AspenPlum SageVoilet
6BluebellSageBoysenberryBluebell
7Cloud BlueDuck EggClematisCloud Blue
8Cloud BlueDuck EggClematisCloud Blue
9BluebellSageBoysenberryBluebell
10PlumPetrolAspenSherbert
11PlumPetrolAspenSherbert
12BoysenberryDuck EggDuck EggDuck Egg
13MagentaBoysenberryPetrolMagenta
14-18ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
RNDSOCTAGON 9OCTAGON 10OCTAGON 11OCTAGON 12
1SageSherbertPlumSherbert
2SageSherbertPlumSherbert
3Duck EggAspenAspenClematis
4Duck EggAspenAspenClematis
5Duck EggAspenAspenClematis
6BluebellBluebellBluebellBoysenberry
7VoiletCloud BlueDuck EggMagenta
8VoiletCloud BlueDuck EggMagenta
9BluebellBluebellBluebellBoysenberry
10PlumMagentaVoiletVoilet
11PlumMagentaVoiletVoilet
12SageBoysenberryCloud BlueDuck Egg
13Duck EggSherbertPlumAspen
14-18ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
RNDSOCTAGON 13OCTAGON 14OCTAGON 15OCTAGON 16
1Duck EggAspenBoysenberryVoilet
2Duck EggAspenBoysenberryVoilet
3SageCloud BlueClematisBluebell
4SageCloud BlueClematisBluebell
5SageCloud BlueClematisBluebell
6BoysenberryVoiletDuck EggSherbert
7PlumBluebellSherbertCloud Blue
8PlumBluebellSherbertCloud Blue
9BoysenberryVoiletDuck EggSherbert
10BluebellDuck EggSageDuck Egg
11BluebellDuck EggSageDuck Egg
12VoiletSherbertPetrol Aspen
13Cloud BluePetrolBoysenberryVoilet
14-18ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
RNDSSQUARE 1SQUARE 2SQUARE 3
1ParchmentParchmentParchment
2ParchmentParchmentParchment
3SageBluebellBoysenberry
4PetrolVoiletPlum
5-8ParchmentParchmentParchment
SQUARE 4SQUARE 5SQUARE 6
1ParchmentParchmentParchment
2ParchmentParchmentParchment
3BluebellSherbertBoysenberry
4VoiletAspenPlum
5-8ParchmentParchmentParchment
SQUARE 7SQUARE 8SQUARE 9
1ParchmentParchmentParchment
2ParchmentParchmentParchment
3BoysenberrySageClematis
4PlumPetrolMagenta
5-8ParchmentParchmentParchment
RNDSTRIANGLE 1TRIANGLE 2TRIANGLE 3TRIANGLE 4TRIANGLE 5TRIANGLE 6
1ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
2ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
3Duck EggCloud BlueSherbertBluebellBoysenberryClematis
4AspenBluebellAspenVoiletPlumMagenta
5-8ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
TRIANGLE 7TRIANGLE 8TRIANGLE 9TRIANGLE 10TRIANGLE 11TRIANGLE 12
1ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
2ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
3SherbertMagentaClematisSageCloud BlueSherbert
4Cloud BlueBoysenberryMagentaPetrolBluebellCloud Blue
5-8ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
RNDSTRIANGLE 1TRIANGLE 2TRIANGLE 3TRIANGLE 4
1ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
2ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment
3SageCloud BlueBoysenberryBluebell
4PetrolBluebellPlumVoilet
5-8ParchmentParchmentParchmentParchment