Become a Dragonfly Cindee Rose Blanket by Sue Stapleton

Become a Dragonfly Cindee Rose Blanket

September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over the pattern
3.5 mm (E)
2122 - 2242 yards (1940 - 2050 m)
56 inches across at widest point. 48.5 inches from flat edge to flat edge across
both US and UK
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Sometimes in life (if you are lucky enough) you become friends with someone who just gets you. I was fortunate enough to have found such a friend when Cindy Cary signed on to be one of my long term pattern testers. I miss her not only as a pattern tester but as a friend.

Cindy discovered that she would be having to hang up her crochet hook and move on, way before she or anyone of us could have wanted. I spoke to her just days before this happened. I asked if it would be okay if I designed one of my signature dragonfly blankets to remember her by. I asked her about my plan to name it and she said she loved the idea.

This pattern comes with a filet style graph/chart using colour blocks. Each colour block denotes one stitch and a graph/chart key lists these.

So this is for Cindy Cary, Aka Cindee Rose.

I tried to incorporate many of the things I knew Cindy loved, into this blanket. Dragonflies, Bendigo Woollen Mill Cotton and the colour purple. I added little flowers as I know I gave Cindy nightmares a few years back when I designed a blanket with small embroidered flowers. It was a long and tedious task to embroider those flowers. While this blanket is missing the embroidery, it has many small roses . The dragonflies are on their own journey skywards along a path lined with these flowers.

Once I had this design ready to test, I asked my group of pattern testers if they would consider testing in the colour purple. I said I wanted a sea of purple blankets on show when I published this in honour of Cindy. I was amazed at how many of them signed on to do so. Every test blanket has been made in purple yarns. My own is in Bendigo Woollen Mill Lilac although some of my pictures do tend to look grey.
Intermediate level


3.5mm Hook

3x Bendigo Woollen Mill 4ply cotton. 200grm balls. 670m/732.7yd per ball. Col. Pale Lilac. Approximate total yarn used. 1940m/2121.6yd

Tapestry needle


The pattern has a new stitch I designed to give the look of surface slip stitch. I have named this stitch a reverse surface slip stitch double crochet (US terminology). A huge thank you to my good friend Fiona Campbell of Flo’s Crafty Crochet who has vey kindly produced a video tutorial for this stitch for me. (click here for the video). Please subscribe to Flo’s Crafty Crochet you tube, so I can twist Fiona’s arm to produce further videos for me.

Please note that this pattern is written for the size shown. The edging stitches work out correctly for this size. Any changes to the pattern will require your own recalculations for the edging.

This pattern has been tested by a large group with varying abilities in crochet.

Please add your finished photos as projects as I love to see your finished work.

You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the designer and add a link to purchase my pattern in your sale.

The pattern comes with a filet style colour block graph. Each block denotes a symbol.

Many hours of work has gone into the designing and producing of this pattern.

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Errata: Round 33: Remove Trp (US), Dtrp (UK) from the stitch counts.