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Cheery Flower Throw
Flower Throw by Nicki Trench
me :D
55" x 55" (approx. until sewn up)
Needle and yarn
4.0 mm (G)
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220
880 yards, 400 grams 4 skeins = 880.0 yards (804.7m)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight
550 yards, 250 grams 5 skeins = 550.0 yards (502.9m)
Knit Picks
Patons North America Classic Wool Merino
892 yards, 400 grams 4 skeins = 892.0 yards (815.6m)

After seeing this beautiful blanket in the (awesome!) Mollie Makes magazine (Issue 10), I had to try crocheting this throw for myself. Everyone in my house has a hand knit blanket and I really wanted one for myself :)

This is a nice beginner pattern and, after a little help from some crochet expert friends (Meg and Hilary), I’ve been able to memorize the square pattern pretty quickly.

I’ve changed the color design because I wanted to use up the stash worsted weight yarn I had (provided mostly by Hilary!) and decided to save my money to buy the KP wool to crochet all the squares together. The color I picked is like a very light pinkish cream and was suggested by Meg. I love it.

Time to crochet a square: 8 minutes
Square size: 5”
Number of Yards to make one square: 15-17
Number of squares I plan to make: 121
Layout of squares: 11 x 11 (this way, I hope to have at least a 55” x 55” throw when it’s finished)
Color Square types: half of the squares with 3 colors and half of the squares in one solid color…alternating between them in the layout.

Yay! Can’t wait to sit, have some tea and read while cozy under my new blanket :)

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February 29 2012
About this pattern
Flower Throw
by Nicki Trench
from Nicki Trench
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About this yarn
Cascade 220
by Cascade Yarns
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
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118158 projects, stashed 64517 times
About this yarn
Classic Wool Merino
by Patons North America
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
223 yards / 100 grams
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48536 projects, stashed 23118 times
About this yarn
Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight
by Knit Picks
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
110 yards / 50 grams
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44643 projects, stashed 32296 times
  • Project created: March 3, 2012
  • Updated: March 3, 2012