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African Flower Blanket
African Flower Hexagon by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw
Crochet
Needle and yarn
4.0 mm (G)
2,337 yards
Berroco Vintage™
1953 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 151.9 yards (138.9 meters), 70 grams
White
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
220 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 154.0 yards (140.8 meters), 70 grams
Yellow-orange
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
1320 yards in stash
5.85 skeins = 1287.0 yards (1176.8 meters), 585 grams
Green
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
440 yards in stash
1.4 skeins = 308.0 yards (281.6 meters), 140 grams
Yellow
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
440 yards in stash
1.4 skeins = 308.0 yards (281.6 meters), 140 grams
Yellow
Valley Yarns Goshen
184 yards in stash
1.4 skeins = 128.8 yards (117.8 meters), 70 grams
Green
Notes

I made a couple of modifications to the pattern, making the long stitches that outline the petals go down into the second row (instead of the third) and working the fifth round in the the back loops only to give the ‘flower’ a little more definition.

Initially I was going to make all the flowers in two colourways, yellow and deep pink, but after the first three rounds it wasn’t working so I pulled it apart and made the deep pink hexagons into ornaments.

Version two of my blanket uses two yellow combinations, and has an extra round of alternating dc and FPtrc around each hexagon. This adds an interesting texture, and reminds me of leaf veins.

The border is rounds of each colour used, in dc for the green and hdc for the others.

This project is shown in episode 11 of my video podcast Gentle Ribbing!

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Finished
February 14 2011
May 28 2011
 
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Cascade 220®
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Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
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Goshen
by Valley Yarns
Aran / 10 ply
48% Cotton, 46% Rayon, 6% Silk
92 yards / 50 grams
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Vintage™
by Berroco
Worsted / 10 ply
50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon
217 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: February 13, 2011
  • Finished: May 30, 2011
  • Updated: January 18, 2013