Friday, April 24, 2015

Rebekah's Flower Afghan

Super excited to have finally finished my first motif design and made it into an afghan.  It's taken me awhile to get the pattern down right.  Thanks to my friend, Barb, for the help editing!  I hope you enjoy the freebie and if you find anything incorrect, please let me know.

REVISED

Free Ravelry download now available with directions for the Lattice Join:   www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rebekahs-flower-afghan
Rebekah's Flower Square Motif Afghan 

42 in. x 61 in.


st – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet

Size H hook

Hobby Lobby I Love that Cotton yarn
7 skeins antique cream, 2 skeins sage, 2 skeins banana, 2 skeins aqua, 3 skeins rosey II
(I'm pretty sure these are the amounts of yarn I used.)
Make 48 squares, 16 of each color.

Beginning row: Magic Ring, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 7hdc in magic ring, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2. (8)

Row 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same ch 3 space, 2dc in each stitch around (16)

Row 2: First row of petals. Working in front loop only of row 1, slip stitch in front loop only of top of ch 3, ch 3, (tr, ch 1, tr, dc) in same st as ch 3, slip stitch in next front loop only, *(dc, tr, ch, tr, dc) in next front loop only, slip stitch in next front loop only*, 6 times. (dc, tr, ch, tr, dc) in next stitch. Slip stitch in both loops of next st. You will have 8 flower petals.

Row 3: Slip stitch into 2nd ch of ch 3 from Row 1 (behind 1st flower petal) (ex.1), ch 3, dc in same stitch, ch 2 (ex.2), working in back loops only of row 1, skip next st, *2dc in next st (you should be working in the back loop that lies between Row 2’s petals), ch 2, skip next st*, repeat from *to* 7 times. Join with slip stitch in 2nd ch of ch 3 (ex.3).

ex.1


ex.2


ex.3

Row 4: sc in next dc (between ch3 and dc), (2dc, tr, ch, tr, 2dc) in next ch 2 space (ex.4), skip next st, sc in next dc which is the second dc, *(2dc, tr, ch, tr, 2dc) in next ch 2 space, skip next st, sc in next dc*, repeat from *to* 6 times. (2dc, tr, ch, tr, 2dc) in next ch 2 space, slip stitch in next st which is the hidden stitch of the next dc. Tie off. (8 flower petals) Change yarn color.

ex.4


Row 5: Join yarn to top of first flower petal in the ch 1 space with a standing sc, ch 3, *(dc, ch, dc) in next sc (base of flower petals), ch 3, sc in ch at top of petal, ch 3*, repeat from *to* 7 times, (dc, ch, dc) in next sc, ch 3, slip stitch in 1st ch. Tie off. Change yarn color.


Row 6: Join yarn in any ch 1 space with a standing sc (in center of the 2 double crochet V), ch 2, hdc in same space, 4sc in next ch 3 space, ch 1, *(hdc, 2dc, 2tr) in next ch 3 space, ch 2, (2tr, 2dc, hdc) in next ch 3 space, ch 1, 4sc in next ch 3 space, 2hdc in next ch space (between 2dc), 4sc in next ch 3 space, ch 1*, repeat from *to* 3 times, (hdc, 2dc, 2tr) in next ch 3 space, ch 2, (2tr, 2dc, hdc) in next ch 3 space, ch 1, 4sc in next ch 3 space. Join with slip stitch to top of ch 2. Do not tie off.

Row 7: [Note:  I've changed the corner directions from what I used on the afghan.  Originally it was 3 dc, however, it lays better with the new (3dc, ch, 3dc).]

Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sc, dc in ch 1 space, skip next st, hdc in next 4, *(3dc, ch, 3dc) in ch 2 space which makes your first corner, skip next st, hdc in next 4 st, dc in ch 1 space, skip next st, hdc in next 9 st, dc in ch 1 space, skip next st, hdc in next 4*, repeat from *to* 3 times, (3dc, ch, 3dc) in ch 2 space, skip next st, hdc in next 4 st, dc in ch 1 space, skip next st, hdc in next 4 st. Join with slip stitch to top of ch 2. Tie off.


I connected all 48 squares with a Lattice join.

(REVISED)


LATTICE JOIN


The squares are put together with a lattice join.  I couldn’t find a pattern so I came up with this.  In your first square, connect your yarn with a standing single crochet in the first dc after the ch 1 corner at the beginning of any row.




Ch 3, skip next 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch, *ch 3, skip next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * 7 times. Ch 5, sc in the next dc skipping ch 1corner space. (*Ch 3, skip next stitches, sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to * 7 times. Ch 5, sc in the next dc skipping the ch 1 corner space.) Repeat ( ) 2 times skipping last sc on final side.  Slip stitch to first sc. Tie off



You will now have one square with chain 3’s on all 4 sides. 




The next square you will follow the above pattern on only 3 sides stopping before the ch 5.




To join this block to the first blocke, ch 2, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of any corner of the first square, ch 2, sc in the next dc, *ch 1, slip stitch into the 2nd ch of the first squares next ch 3 set, ch 1, sk next 2 stitches of second squares previous row, sc into next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * 8 times.





Ch 2, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the 1st squares corner 5 ch, ch 2, slip stitch into next sc.  Tie off.  You will connect your first row of blocks this way.  
 
Join your first block of second row exactly like you did your first and second blocks by ch 2, slip stitch into previous rows third ch of the corner ch 5 which already has a joining stitch in it, ch 2, sc in the next dc, ch 1, slip stitch into the second ch of the above block’s next ch 3 set, ch 1, sk next 2 stitches of new block’s previous row, sc into next stitch.  Continue to next corner, ch 2, slip stitch into third ch of ch 5 of second rows first block which already has a joining stitch in it from the previous row, ch 2, slip stitch into starting sc.  Tie off.




The next block of the second row, crochet around the first 2 sides using the sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5 pattern described above.  When you get to your second corner join to your previous row of blocks as follows. 



To join this block to the previous row, ch 2, slip stitch into the third chain of ch 5 corner of the above block which already has 2 joining stitches in it, ch 2, sc in the next dc, ch 1, slip stitch into the second ch of the above block’s next ch 3 set, ch 1, sk next 2 stitches of second block’s previous row, sc into next stitch.  Continue to next corner, ch 2, slip stitch into third ch of previous blocks corner ch 5, ch 2, slip stitch into starting sc.  Tie off. 


BORDER


Next, I single crocheted around the entire afghan and (hdc, dc, ch, dc, hdc) in the corners. 


For the leaf border, I used a V stitch (dc, ch, dc in same stitch) with a ch between.  I found the prettiest little rose clump stitch on Pinterest and followed the chart directions found here.

 



The final row was a scalloped border of (5 dc, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch), repeat ( to ) all the way around.  I did not block my squares so my center petals have curled up giving a nice textured look.  You may want to block them if you prefer the flatter look. 







64 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Congratulations on your first design, and thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

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  2. Gorgeous! I really love your squares.

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  3. definitely making this one. It is beautiful.

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful - thank you for being kind enough to share your patter. x

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  5. Aimee, this is so beautiful and I thank you for sharing it! I love the name you chose for it, too. Two of my nieces are named Rebekah too! I am a mama and Christian too-- it's always so nice to connect with others who share my love of God and crochet. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! Look forward to seeing you again! :)

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  6. I love this pattern. Is there any way one can print it off to make since it is free.
    THANK YOU
    Joellen
    joellenlovesdownloads@gmail.com

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    1. PDF sent! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. What is the finished size. Really beautiful!

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    1. Mine came out 42x61 inches. The squares are 6 1/2 inches.

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  8. It's truly delightful, THANK YOU for sharing your talent
    I seriously want to attempt this to grace my home

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  9. This is just lovely and definitely want to make it. Is there a PDF available? My email is savedbygrace1944@yahoo.com
    Thank you! :)

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  10. I love your afghan! Where can I find the pdf so I can print it out and get started?

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    1. I just finished it up in pdf form...If you don't mind leaving an emai, I'll send it to you.

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    2. Here's my email address :
      pjcrossen@gci.net
      Thank you for sharing your pattern :)

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  11. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. However, how do you print it off. I have tried and it won't allow me to print. I would love to try and make this but if you could send me the pdf - gail@theloyfamily.org I would be so grateful.

    Thanks.

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    1. File sent! Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Thank you so much! My email address is:
    pjcrossen@gci.net
    Have a wonderful day :)

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  13. howdy! Thanks for the pattern and would also love to have the PDF.

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    1. Please leave an email. We are in the middle of moving. I'll get the pattern to you as soon as possible! Thanks!

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    2. Maizehuttonatgmail.com. Thanks!

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  14. This is beautiful, Aimee. I'd love a link to the PDF as well please, as I usually use my phone to store my patterns. Looking for a project for once I finish my Sophies.

    ...speaking of Sophie, did you ever get yours started?

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    1. I did! I'm still on week 8. We are in the middle of an overseas move...I'll get the pdf to you ladies as soon as I can find it on my hard drive. Please leave an email address. My Sophie pic is here: https://www.facebook.com/AimeeCunninghamPhotography/photos/a.165647320121822.36553.163651306988090/994593673893845/?type=1&theater

      How is yours coming along...are you caught up?

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  15. Love the pattern. Could you please email the pdf? Thank you! Pevlor@hotmail.com

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    1. I will send ASAP. We are in the middle of an overseas move. When I have access to these files, I will send to you. Thanks for asking!

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    2. Sent the file to your email!

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  16. I too have tried to print/copy this pattern as it is very nice and would love for you to send it to me, my email address is kel1963lb@yahoo.com.au. thanking you in advance.

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    1. Soon as I have access to my files, I'll send this to you. It might be a bit. We're in the middle of moving to the UK.

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  17. THIS IS A STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS AFGHAN....I HAVE TONS OF WIPs AND I WILL START THIS BEFORE I FINISH ANYTHING ELSE....THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS A FREE WRITTEN PATTERN AND NOT THE DIAGRAM...

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    1. You are so welcome! Would love to see your version!

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    2. Would you please send me a free PDF too please?

      Heidi.l.mead@gmail.com

      Thank you so much

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    3. Please send PDf to me?

      Heidi.l.mead@gmail.com

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  18. Beautiful, and easy to follow!! Thank you very much for sharing!!

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  19. Hi Aimee i am crazy about this! Thank you so much for sharing. I am on my way to start a new project and would love to try this. Could you possibly mail me the PDF as well.

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    1. There's a link to raverly.com in the post that can provide you a pdf. Otherwise, I'll need your email! :)

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  20. Beautiful I would love to make this would you please send me PDF Thank you for sharing. Brendakay342008@yahoo.com

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  22. please send free pdf working on this but would like to print it for a friend that doesn't have computer. thank you
    jan1cowles@yahoo. com

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  23. I finished all the squares but I'm having trouble with the border. I looks like you did 2 rows of the beige single crochet. The instructions were slightly confusing to me. Thanks for any advice!

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  24. I wasn't sure if you were referring to the final border, but if so. The final row was a scalloped border of (5 dc, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch), repeat ( to ) all the way around.

    If you are referring to the actual borders between the squares, it's a lattice stitch. Please see the section above for LATTICE JOIN. The pattern may have been revised after you first saw it.

    Would love to see your finished afghan. :)

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  25. Hi there Aimee Lynne I would love to have this pattern in PDF form as well. My email address is cheryl.nicholson@xtra.co.nz just love this pattern, thanks in advance.
    Cheryl Nicholson

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  26. Hi Aimee Lynne, I found your blanket on Pinterest and *loved* it! I've used the pattern, so thank you very much for that! Here is a link to my blog post, where I also linked to this page (and the Pinterest page). Thanks again! Dana
    https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/a-crochet-flower-blanket-for-someone-special/

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  27. Hi Aimee Lynne, Thanks so much for this pattern. Your blanket is beautiful! I found it on Pinterest, and used it, and then added it to my blog post: https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/a-crochet-flower-blanket-for-someone-special/
    Thank you! Dana

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    1. That's wonderful...thanks so much for the link back. Your blanket turned out great! <3 it!

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  28. Hello Aimee Lynne, this looks fabulous would i be able to get a PDF form as i would love to try this pattern . Thank you . my email address is sharon.kop@live.com.au Looking forward to doing this for my first grandaughter.

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  29. Hello Aimee Lynne, just wondering if we could get a PDF form sent to my wife as she would love to make this for our grandaughter .email sharon.kop@live .com.au Tham
    nk you

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