Daisy Days Baby Blanket

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Ok so welcome to chaos!

I have migrated my website to this new website and if you stay awhile and have a look around you may find that not everything is where it should be….. yet. Anyways in the mean time I had a pattern (or 5) ready to be made and looking for release into the wild.

The way forward for my website is hopefully to introduce more free to view content for you all to enjoy and that is where Daisy Days comes in. Daisy Days will be my first major experiment in the free to view crochet patterns territory and fingers crossed it works as planned. So here is a little info before we get started.

The pattern is totally FREE to view only as this is how I generate income from your visit to my website but if you prefer your own ad free printable version then you can click here to buy the premium version of my pattern to keep forever and help in supporting a small business and for me to continue to create content for you.

FAQ

Why should I buy the PDF and not just view it online?

Lots of reasons!

  1. It’s printable.
  2. It’s ad free.
  3. It’s pretty and easy to read.
  4. It’s got crochet charts and a how to guide.
  5. It comes in both US and UK terminology.
  6. It includes links to the video for easy reference.
  7. You get to directly support a small business and a family. That’s the best part. Knowing that you are supporting a small family business helping me to continue to create content for you while keeping the lights on.

Click the button below to buy your copy now. It’s just £3!

What if I don’t want to buy anything?

That’s grand. You don’t have to! You can still make the whole blanket from the free version of the pattern on my blog.  It’s the exact same pattern.  The only difference is the photo tutorials, chart and the UK terms.

What if I don’t want to buy anything but still show some support?

That’s so sweet of you! And very much appreciated. Please share the link to this page with your friends who crochet. Share pictures of what you make in Facebook groups and on Instagram and tag Flo’s Crafty Crochet. Spend some time on the site and even head to Etsy to check out my stitch markers too! Word of mouth is the very best marketing! There should also be a little coffee cup over there that you can click on to buy me a coffee. Thanks guys.

Right let’s get to it shall we?

First off I would like to thank my wonderful and very patient team of testers.

Sallyanne Fisher, Lynne Duffin, Suzi Pfer, Louise Tegerdine, Carolyn McMillan and Stephanie Phillips Nunn, an amazing bunch of people and without whom, I simply could not do this. Below is their versions of the Daisy Days blanket. Check these out!

I think you will agree that these are absolutely super cute!

So, what do you need to make this blanket. Anything really. It only takes 2 balls of Stylecraft Special DK.

You’ll also need:-

4mm hook

Scrap amounts of yellow, white and green (or whatever you want for your flowers)

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Stitch markers (I make some pretty funky ones in my store)

Blocking Supplies – Mats and pins, or whatever you use (optional)

Single Crochet – SC

Double Crochet – DC

Treble Crochet – TR

Half Double Crochet – HDC

Bobble stitch – Bo

Chain(s) – CH(S)

Space – SP

Skip – SK

Slip Stitch – SL ST

Surface Slip Stitch – SSL ST

Stitch(es) – ST(S)

Repeat – Rep

W – White

Y – Yellow

Gauge 

Not necessary for this project

Finished size after light block approx 160 cm by 160 cm

16 Stitches (DC)  per 10cm

4 rows per 3cm

Bobble Stitch:  *Wrap the yarn over twice, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over,  take off 2 loops, yarn over, take off 2 loops*.  Rep * * 5 times in total into the same stitch, yarn over once more and pull through all 6 loops on the hook.  CH 1.

Surface Slip Stitch: Insert your hook and pick up your yarn from underneath.  I like to create a slip knot and pull this through.  With the slip knot on the hook place into the work and pull up a loop and SL ST as normal.  Repeat until done. 

Video instructions for the bobble stitch can be found below

The paid pattern also includes a chart to see placement of the bobbles and a step by step photo tutorial guide for creating the bobble stitch.

CH92

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and each SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC) 

Row 2: DC in each ST across. CH1 turn.  (91DC)

Row 3:  SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 4: DC 4, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 17* rep * * 4 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 4, CH1 turn.  (81DC, 10 Bo)

Row 5: SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 6: DC 3, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (y), DC, Bo(w), DC 15* rep * * 4 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (y), DC, Bo (w), DC 3, CH1 turn.(76DC, 15 Bo)

Row 7: SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 8: DC 4, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 17* rep * * 4 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 4, CH1 turn. (81DC, 10 Bo)

Row 9:  SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 10: DC in each ST across. CH1, turn.  (91DC)

Row 11:  SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 12: DC 14, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 17*, REP * * 3 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 14, CH1 turn. (83DC, 8 Bo)

Row 13: SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 14: DC 13, *Bo(w), DC, Bo (y), DC, Bo(w), DC 15* rep * * 3 times,  Bo(w), DC, Bo (y), DC, Bo(w), DC 13, CH1 turn. (79 DC, 12 Bo)

Row 15: SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 16: DC 14, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 17*, REP * * 3 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 14, CH1 turn. (83DC, 8 Bo)

Rows 17 – 19: Rep rows 9-11

Rows 20 –  24:  Rep rows 4-8

Rows 25 – 76: Rep rows 9-10  26 times in total

Row 77:  SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 78: DC 24, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 17*, REP * * 2 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 24, CH1 turn. (85DC, 6 Bo)

Row 79: SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC)

Row 80: DC 23, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (y), DC, Bo (w), DC 15* rep * * 2 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (y), DC, Bo (w), DC 23, CH1 turn. (82DC, 9 Bo)

Row 81: SC in each ST across.  CH 1, turn. (91SC) 

Row 82: DC 24, *Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 17*, REP * * 2 times, Bo (w), DC, Bo (w), DC 24, CH1 turn. (85DC, 6 Bo)

Rows 83 – 85: Rep rows 9-11 

The main body of the blanket will finish with a SC row before the border begins.

Border 

Working evenly down the side of the blanket, SC 1 ST in each row  end,  (85SC),placing 3 SC in the corner. SC across the bottom (90) and again place 3 SC in final stitch.   SC 1 ST in each row end up final side,  (85sts) Work 3 SC in last ST. SC 90 across the top and  in the final ST place 3SC.  SL ST to 1st ST to join.

Rows 2 – 3:  SC in each ST around working 3 SC in each of the corner ST. 

Flowers

With green, surface SL ST from the base of the daisy on the second row 3 times.  Then slip stitch across and around to create a loop and back across onto the other side to create another loop.  SL ST back to centre and continue to SL ST straight to the edge BEFORE the border.

With yellow and on the daisies of your choice, surface SL ST around the outside of the daisies to create a base for your petals.  Once done, reattach yarn and CH3,SK 1, then SL ST and SC in next. Repeat this process around. Join with a SL ST to first loop.  Inside each loop work, SC,  3 HDC, SL ST to 1st ST.  FO and weave in all ends.

Thank you so much for choosing my pattern to create. I would really love to see your work so please feel free to share your makes or come on over to Flo’s Crafty Crochet on Facebook

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Thanks everyone

Fiona


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2 responses to “Daisy Days Baby Blanket”

  1. Kelly J Stamper Avatar
    Kelly J Stamper

    None of your Ravelry or ETSY links are working!

    1. Fiona Campbell Avatar
      Fiona Campbell

      They shoould all be now. Im so sorry

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