After lots of vacation time off... I finally have a new pattern up! I've been wanting to make something inspired by the Colorado flag, so why not a blanket? I made a couple of the sample blankets in the Baby/child size, and have included 4 different size charts in all. I made one for my son and he loves it and takes it to his preschool for nap time!
Do you have a bunch of crochet flower motifs that are needing a couple of leaves to finish them off? Well here are two leaf patterns for you to try out! Use any weight of yarn and hook size that you like. The examples were worked with a medium/worsted (4) weight yarn and a size F/US 5 - 3.75 mm hook. With this combo, the small leaf is 2.5" long and the large leaf is 5" long.
First, we have a small simple leaf:
To begin, ch 10.
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and work the following sts along the chain: dc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sl st to last ch. Ch 1.
Next, working back along the opposite side of the foundation chain, make the following sts: sl st, sc, sc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, hdc. Last, ch 2 and sl st to same ch. tie off.
Next, the larger more fancy leaf:
Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 10 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Next, working back along the opposite side of the foundation chain, sc in each of the next 8 sts. Ch 3, turn.
From here on out, work in Back Loop Only. Sc in each of the next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 3, turn.
*sc in each of the next 8 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc, ch 3, turn. Repeat from * 3 more times, then sl st in each of the next 2 sc and fasten off.
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I created this as a Doll-sized blanket for American Girl, for my new shop, but I decided to just post it for free, with an explanation about how to make it any size you like.
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