Patterns

Little Axel Flower Baby Blanket

A beautiful traditional diamond motif crochet blanket for baby, with a pattern repeat that’s both effective and easy to remember.   

Materials

Yarn:  DK weight 870 metres/951 yards

Shown in: Peter Pan Merino Baby DK Shade 3031 (100% Pure Ultra Soft Superwash Wool: 116metres/27yards/50g) 8 Balls

Peter Pan Merino Baby DK Shade 3036 (100% Pure Ultra Soft Superwash Wool: 116metres/27yards/50g) 8 Balls

Hooks: 4.50mm and 5.00mm hook (used only to work the starting 114ch)

Notions: Tapestry Needle

Sizes

One size 102 x 71 cms/40 x 28 inches

Tension/Gauge

In garter stitch: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches

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Instructions

Foundation Row

Using 5.00mm hook, make 114 ch. Switch to 4.50mm hook and work 1 tr into the 4th ch from hook, and into each ch thereafter to the end. (111 tr)

Row 1: 2ch (counts as a tr here and throughout). 1 tr into each of next 6 tr. * 3ch, skip 1 tr, 1 tr into each of next 15 tr*.  Repeat from * to* 5 more times. 3ch, skip 1 tr, 1 tr into each of 7 remaining tr.

Row 2: 2 ch. 1 tr into each of next 4 tr. *3ch, skip 2 tr, 1 dc into 3ch sp. 3ch, skip 2 tr, 1 tr into each of next 11 tr. Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 3Ch, skip 2 tr, 1 dc into next 3ch sp, 3ch, skip 2 tr, tr into each of 5 remaining tr.

Row 3: 2ch. 1 tr into each of next 2 tr. * 3ch, skip 2 tr, dc in 1st 3ch sp, 3ch, dc in next 3ch space, 3ch, skip 2 tr, tr in each of next 7 tr.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 3Ch, skip 2 tr, dc in 3ch space, 3ch, dc in next 3ch space, 3ch, skip 2 tr, tr in each of remaining 3 tr.

 Row 4: 2ch. 1 tr into each of next 2 tr. * 2 tr in 3ch space, 3ch, 1 dc in next 3ch space, 3ch, 2 tr in next 3ch sp. Tr in each of next 7tr *. Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 2 tr in next 3ch space, 3ch, 1 dc in next 3ch space, 3ch, 2tr in next 3ch space. 1 tr in each of remaining 3 tr.

Row 5: 2ch. 1 tr in each of next 4 tr. * 2 tr into 3ch sp, 2ch, 2 tr in next 3ch sp. 1 tr into each of next 11 tr. * Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 2 tr in next 3ch sp, 2ch, 2 tr in next 3ch sp. 1 tr in each of remaining 5 tr.

Row 6 completes the first line of flowers and begins the next

Row 6: 2ch. Tr into each of next 6 tr. 1 tr in 2ch sp. * 1 tr into each of next 7 tr. 3Ch, skip 1 tr, 1 tr in each of next 7 tr, 1 tr into 2ch sp. * Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Tr into each of 7 remaining tr.

Row 7: 2ch. 1 tr in each of next 12 tr. * 3ch, skip 2 tr, dc in 3ch sp, 3ch, skip 2 tr, tr in each of next 11 tr *. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. 3Ch, skip 2 tr, dc in 3ch sp, 3ch, skip 2 tr, tr in remaining 13 tr.

Row 8: 2 ch. Tr in each of next 10 tr. * 3ch, skip 2 tr, dc in 3ch sp, 3ch, dc in next 3ch sp, 3ch, skip 2 tr, 1 tr in each of next 7 tr *. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. 3 ch, skip 2 tr, dc in 3ch sp, 3ch, dc in next 3ch sp, 3ch, skip 2 tr, tr in each of 11 remaining tr.

Row 9: 2ch. Tr in each of next 10 tr. * 2tr in 3ch sp, 3ch, dc in next 3ch sp, 3ch, 2tr in next 3ch sp, tr in each of next 7 tr *. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2tr in 3ch sp, 3ch, dc in next 3ch sp, 3ch, dc in next 3ch space, 3ch, 2tr in next 3ch sp. Tr in each of 11 remaining tr.

Row 10: 2ch. Tr in each of next 12 tr. * 2tr in 3ch sp, 2ch, 2tr in next 3ch sp, tr in each of next 11 tr * Repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2 tr in next 3ch space, 2ch, 2tr in next 3ch sp. Tr in each of 13 remaining tr.

Row 11 completes the second line of flowers and begins the next

Row 11: Tr in each of next 6 tr. * 3ch, skip a tr, tr in each of next 7 tr, 1 tr in 2ch space, 1 tr in each of next 7 tr *. Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 3ch, skip 1 tr, tr into each of 7 remaining tr.

Repeat rows 1-6, and 7-11 7 more times, and then 1-6 once more.

Border:

Join yarn at top left corner. Do not turn – you will be working down this long side. Work 3dc in corner. Ch 1. work a dc, ch1 into the side of each tr down to the next corner. Work 3 dc in the corner, and a dc into the underside of each tr along the bottom. 3dc in next corner. Ch1. Work a dc, ch1 into the side of each tr along up to the top corner. 3dc into the corner.  Work a dc into the top of each tr across the top of the blanket. Slip st to first dc to complete.

Finishing

Block and then sew in ends when dry.

Old fashioned crochet heart

Lucy has been crocheting for over 20 years. She was taught at school by a nun to crochet while the others in the class learned to knit.

She is a whiz with the finest of crochet thread and the tiniest of hooks. We’ve persuaded her to get designing and hope she’ll be adding more of her patterns to her Ravelry Designers Page in the very near future.

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