I made this Flower Puff Blanket in Red Heart Hygge yarn which is so, so very soft and silky. The best way for me to describe is it feels like the fur of a stuffed animal.
This blanket turned out medium heavy, so if you need something super warm and cozy, I would suggest this yarn. It is machine washable and dry but I lay my blankets out to dry whatever the label says.)
The main stitch of the blanket is wide HDC. It is a regular half double crochet worked in between the posts of each stitch, or into the wide space between the posts, or under all three loops. Or, refer to the graphic below to visualize where you will be inserting your hook:
You will use a HDC Cluster stitch for the puffs to make the flowers. Yarn over, (YO), *insert your hook into the designated space, YO and pull a loop through, YO, and repeat from * 3 more times. Then, pull through all loops on the hook and the stitch is complete.
Finished blanket is 32 x 32 inches
Size K – 6.5 mm hook
Tapestry needle (to weave in the ends)
4 ziploc plastic sandwich bags (to help you keep the little balls of yarn separate for each flower in a row.)
Printable Graph (see below for the link)
Prepare 4 ziploc bags with baseball size balls of Powder to use for each Flower.
With Cloud (grey) chain 73. (The pattern repeat is any number x 9, plus 1.)
Row 1: Begin in the 3rd chain from the hook and work 1 HDC. Then, work 1 HDC into each chain across the row. (71 HDC)
Row 2: Begin in the first space directly below the hook and work 1 wide HDC. Work 1 wide HDC (wHDC) in each space across the row ending with your last stitch in between the last post and the turning chain. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 3: (Refer to Graph starting in the bottom right hand corner, read graph right to left) Work 1 wHDC in each of the next 16 spaces, pulling through with Powder (pink) on 16th stitch. *Work 1 cluster in next space, (making sure you are working over Cloud and bringing the tail with you) and pulling through with Cloud on last step of the stitch. Work 1 wHDC in next space pulling through with Powder. Work 1 cluster in the next space, pulling through with Cloud. Work 1 wHDC in each of the next 15 spaces. Repeat from * across the row. End with 16 wHDC, Ch 2 and turn.
Row 4: Work 1 wHDC in each space across the row, when you come to the flowers, work over the tail of the Powder for 3 stitches so you’ll have the tail ready to use for next set of petals. Leave the tail hanging toward you. (Please refer to video tutorial if this is confusing – link below.) Ch 2 and turn.
Row 5: wHDC in each of the next 15 spaces pulling through with Powder. *Work 1 cluster, pulling through with Cloud, work 1 wHDC pulling through with Powder, work 1 cluster, pulling through with Cloud, work 1 wHDC pulling through with Powder, 1 cluster, pulling through with Cloud, work 1 wHDC in each of the next 13 spaces. Repeat from * across the row, end with 15 wHDC, ch 2 and turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4 instructions.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3 instructions.
Rows 8-14: (7 rows) Work 1 wHDC in each of the next spaces (sps), ch 2 and turn.
(Going forward for the next set of flowers it is assumed that clusters are made with Powder and you will be pulling through with new color as described above.)
Row 15: wHDC in each of the next 7 sps, *cluster, wHDC, cluster, work wHDC in each of the next 15 sps. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 7 wHDC, ch 2 and turn.
Row 16: Repeat Row 4 instructions.
Row 17: wHDC in each of the next 6 sps, *cluster, wHDC, cluster, wHDC, cluster, wHDC in each of the next 13 sps, repeat from * across the row, ending with 6 wHDC, ch 2 and turn.
Row 18: Repeat Row 4 instructions.
Row 19: Repeat Row 15 instructions. (After all flowers are made for this section, you may cut the Powder and take a break from the ziploc bags.)
Repeat rows 8-14 (7 rows of all wHDC).
Repeat instructions from Row 3 until you have 7 rows of flowers.
Work 2 more rows of all wHDC, then before you cut off Cloud, work one round of all SC into each stitch and into the end of each row on the sides of the blanket and work 3 SC into each corner. Join with a slip stitch and pull through with Powder. Ch 2 and turn, work one round of DC into each SC, working 3 DC into each corner. Join with a slip stitch to starting ch 2, tie off and weave in all ends.
TIP: for extra secure ends, split the ply’s of the yarn into pairs and weave in separately. (This is demonstrated at the very end of the video tutorial.)
Click here or on the picture below for the printable PDF:
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