Charming Cherry Blossom 6" Square by Lisa Jelle

Charming Cherry Blossom 6" Square

Crochet
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
4.0 mm (G)
2.25 mm (B)
30 - 50 yards (27 - 46 m)
6" square
This pattern is available for free.

In the spirit of my well loved Charming Cherry Blossom crochet patterns collection I’ve designed this free Charming Cherry Blossom 6” Square for the 2015 Mystery Lapghan CAL. The pattern includes the ‘How to Satin/Paint Your Crochet’ tutorial for using this technique to color your blossoms, otherwise you can use a solid color crochet thread for your blossoms.

YARN
Caron Simply Soft (or comparable #4/worsted weight), less than 50 yards in main square color, plus approximately 24” in buds color.
#3 weight yarn, less than 2 yards in branch color.
#10 crochet thread, less than 3 yards for blossoms (it’s recommended that you use white or off white IF you’re going to stain/paint them).

MATERIALS
Hooks: I/10 (6mm) for square, G/6 (4mm) for branches & buds, B/1 (2.25mm) for blossoms

Scissors, stitch markers, measuring tape, tapestry/yarn needle

Staining/painting supplies (for included tutorial)
· Permanent markers in colors of choice for blossoms
· Rubbing alcohol
· Medicine Dropper/Plastic Syringe/Q-tip

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate (because of special technique: surface crochet)

SIZES
Finished size of square is 6”x6”

GAUGE
(With J hook) 7scs x 7 rows= 2”x2” square (blocked)

STITCH GUIDE
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, flosc - front loop only single crochet, blosc - back loop only single crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

Surface crochet (used for branches): http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-surfacecrochet-...

Painting/staining tutorial (for painting/staining the cherry blossoms): http://www.cre8tioncrochet.com/2014/03/stain-paint-crochet/