Hello and welcome to week two of the Spring Blossom Throw Crochet Along! This week we will create a crochet afghan square using the beautiful blossom stitch!
The crochet blossom stitch is a favourite of mine. After first learning this stitch, I promptly shared it with you as a free video tutorial on my YouTube Channel here: Blossom Stitch Crochet Video Tutorial.
It is another pretty stitch that is light weight and quick to work. While it does have an airy feel to the stitch pattern, it is not a lace stitch with large holes or gaps.
The stitch pattern is made up of double crochet, single crochet and chain stitches. It is a two row repeat which makes it easier to memorize.
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Spring Blossom Throw Crochet Along:
If this is your first time hearing about the Crochet Along that this crochet afghan square is a part of, welcome! This crochet along will be running until Wednesday, July 8th with a new portion of the Spring Blossom Throw pattern being revealed every Wednesday. You can find the full details about the crochet along, materials and how you can join here: Spring Blossom Throw Crochet Along.
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The pattern will be written out in full followed by a video tutorial. A PDF of the full Spring Blossom Throw will be available following the Crochet Along on July 8th in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops:
Blossom Crochet Afghan Square:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 5 v sts x 11 rows of pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: This square measures approximately 10 x 10 inches. The finished blanket measures approximately 52 x 62 inches.
Yarn (For the total Project):
Approximately 6 balls of Colour A: Grey Heather (Caron Simply Soft Heathers by Yarnspirations (%100 acrylic; 141 g / 5 oz, 228 meters / 250 yards; Worsted Weight)
Approximately 5 balls of Colour C: Off White (Caron Simply Soft by Yarnspirations (%100 acrylic; 170 g / 6 oz, 288 meters / 315 yards; Worsted Weight)
Hook: Size H/8 (5.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle, scissors.
- This crochet afghan square will measure approximately 10 x 10 inches. To change the size of this square you will need a foundation chain with a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.
- You will make 2 squares in off white, 4 squares in grey heather.
- This pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a double crochet stitch
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: sts x rows of pattern = 4 inches
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
Row 1: [dc, ch 1, dc] in the 3rd ch from hook, * sk the next ch, sc in the next ch, sk the next ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next ch; rpt from * across to the final 2 chs, sk the next ch, sc in the final ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1), sk the [first sc, dc] * sc in the ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk the next dc, dc in the next sc, ch 1; rpt from * to the final ch-1 sp and dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in the last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, sk the next dc, * sk the next ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next sc, sk the next ch, sc in the next dc; rpt from * across working the last sc in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-4, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until work from the beginning measures approximately 10 inches. Ending on a row 2. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Edging (worked in a round and is the same for each square!):
(NOTE: You may change the number of stitches that you have in your edging, just make sure that it is consistent with all squares. You will NOT necessarily work in each stitch, or for some of the squares you may need to work two stitches in a stitch.)
With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top right corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 39 sc evenly across, 3 sc in the corner st, work 39 sc in across, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 39 sc across, 3 sc in the corner st, work 39 sc across, 3 sc in the final corner st, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Block if desired.
Remember to share your work using the hashtag #springblossomcal!