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African Flower Blanket
African Flower Hexagon by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw
Crochet
Hooks & yarn
4.0 mm (G)
2,337 yards
Berroco Vintage™
none left in stash
0.7 skeins = 151.9 yards (138.9 meters), 70 grams
White
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
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0.7 skeins = 154.0 yards (140.8 meters), 70 grams
Yellow-orange
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
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5.85 skeins = 1287.0 yards (1176.8 meters), 585 grams
Green
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
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1.4 skeins = 308.0 yards (281.6 meters), 140 grams
Yellow
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
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1.4 skeins = 308.0 yards (281.6 meters), 140 grams
Yellow
Valley Yarns Goshen
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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.

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February 14 2011
May 28 2011
 
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by Cascade Yarns
Worsted
100% Wool
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48% Cotton, 46% Rayon, 6% Silk
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by Berroco
Worsted
52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon
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  • Project created: February 13, 2011
  • Finished: May 30, 2011
  • Updated: June 7, 2015
  • Progress updates: 8 updates