This is the second time I’ve made this pattern and I’m even more in love with it! It really is methodical, rhythmic and extremely relaxing to make. Sounds weird to say, but so true.
Once I got the hang of where to insert my hook into the “eye” of each stitch, the double crochets start coming together so nicely.
This is all double crochet five together across three “eyes.” To me, it makes the prettiest little flower. I believe this stitch would be very similar to star or marguerite stitch, possibly jasmine stitch? But honestly, as I write this, I’m not taking the time to go and research each one of those to see the difference.
The blanket pictured below is the first version I made. It’s called CJ’s Flower Banket after my friend’s dear mom who originally made this over 30 years ago.
After CJ died, my friend found a typed-up paper with pattern notes in her mom’s craft room, but no name for the blanket, so that’s why I called it CJ’s Flower Blanket.
For this new version, I used different yarn and added a shell border instead of the ruffles.
I have a video tutorial for the original blanket that can show you how to do the stitch if you need video help identifying where to insert your hook.
Bernat Softee Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 120 g/4.2 oz, 232 m/254 yds)
4 skeins Cotton, 1 skein Sandstone
Size G/4.0mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 34 in x 30 in
Chain 156 or any multiple of 3 to approximately 34 inches.
Row 1: Work 1 DC into the 3rd chain from the hook. Chain 3. Work the first leg of the DC5TOG into the first chain of chain 3, (yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.)
Yarn over and insert your hook into the base of the DC to work the 2nd and 3rd legs of the DC5TOG, (*yarn over, insert your hook into the base of the DC, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through two loops, repeat from *.)
Skip 2 chains, yarn over and insert your hook into the next chain to work the 4th and 5th legs of the DC5tog, (work legs as explained for 3rd and 4th.) After making the fifth leg, there should be 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.
*Chain 3. (The first chain is considered the eye of the flower or center.) Work the first leg of the DC5TOG in the eye, or first chain, work the 2nd and 3rd legs of the DC5TOG in the chain stitch where the last stitch was worked, skip 2 chains, work the 4th and 5th legs into the next chain. Repeat from * across the row.
After pulling through all 6 loops at the end of the row, chain 3, work 1 DC into the eye, chain 3, and turn.
Row 2: Yarn over and insert your hook into the first chain, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and insert your hook into the eye that is directly below the DC and Ch 3, work 2nd and 3rd legs, yarn over and insert your hook into the next eye, work 4th and 5th legs, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.
*Chain 3, yarn over and work 1st leg in first chain or eye, work 2nd and 3rd leg into next eye, work 4th and 5th into next eye, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Repeat from * across the row. Turn as instructed in row 1. (chain 3, DC, chain 3)
Repeat Row 2 instructions until blanket is 30 inches high.
Tie off and weave in all the ends.
With contrasting color, pull up a loop in any corner chain 3. Work 4 DC into the same corner. *Skip two stitches, work 1 SC into the next. Skip 2 stitches, work 5 DC into the next. Continue around the entire blanket repeating from *. Join with a slip stitch to first stitch, tie off.
Tip: for the sides of the blanket, I estimated where to insert my hook and looked for the “eyes” on the side to help guide me.
Please visit our Reels section on Instagram to see this blanket as a work in progress. I shared tips on how to block the blanket after I was finished and what I did when I came upon a knot in a skein, (hint: change yarn at the end of rows to avoid weaving in ends in the middle of the blanket, since this is a lacey design.)
One final thought, I do think the stitch definition is better in this version of the blanket because it’s made with cotton versus acrylic.
Thanks for stopping by! This blanket is off to welcome a new baby girl into the world!