The Secret Garden by Catherine Bligh

The Secret Garden

February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
9660 - 10304 yards (8833 - 9422 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This blanket has been inspired by The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Starting with the spring flowers of snowdrops and daffodils and working outwards into the summer with roses and lilies, this blanket aims to take you along with Mary Lennox as she grows with the garden.

Worked in Stylecraft Special DK, with a 4.5mm hook, my finished blanket measures 66” across.

Colours used: White, aster, bluebell, violet, plum, vintage peach, gold, mustard, saffron, lemon, buttermilk, pistachio, cypress.

A full list of yarn quantities can be found in the pattern document.

Gauge is not essential for this project. What is important is that your 6” squares are all the same size, and that the other size squares are correspondingly sized. That is, your 3” squares should be half the size of your 6” squares, and your 9” squares should be one and a half times the size of your 6” squares. If your squares are smaller, your blanket will be correspondingly smaller. If your squares are bigger, your blanket will be bigger (and you willl use more yarn).

The pattern is available in US terms and UK terms, and assumes you are familiar with a range of basic and more intermediate stitches. It has been extensively tested.

Note Although I am offering this pattern for free, I would be very glad if you felt moved to make a donation in lieu of payment to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. (This is why).

Edited 7th April 2019: now available as video tutorials in English and in Dutch, thanks to Bianca’s Crochet Palace.