I've decided to have different coloured flowers and backgrounds, but you might choose to make all your flower blocks the same colours.
Remember you will be putting plain blocks in-between each of the flowered blocks so take this into account when planning your colours.
When I put up the next post you'll notice the plain blocks are a different pattern which I've adapted to make them the same size as the flower blocks , so remember to watch out for this.
Okay, so there you go, have some fun and don't forget to let me know when you've made some so I can come and have a look. Can't wait to see all the different flower blankets/ cushions that develop. Have fun!
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The Flower Block:
Row 1: (yellow centre)- ch 4, join with a ss to form a circle. *dc, ch 4 in loop* do this 8 times. cut yarn
Row 2: (Petals) - Join your petal colour in any 4ch loop. In each loop *ss, ch 3, 2tr, 3 ch, ss,ch 1*
Repeat * * in each loop and finish with a ss into the top of the 1st dc. cut yarn.
Row 3: (I've used white here for each of my flower blocks so the petals stand out - the actual pattern refers to this section as the leaves)- Join your new colour with a dc in the ch between any two of the petals. Work * ch 4 behind each of the petals, dc in each ch 1 space between petals* continue * * all the way around finishing with a ss into 1st dc. Do not cut yarn
Row 4: With same colour ss into the next ch 4 loop. Ch 3, 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in same loop. This makes the first corner of the square. *3tr into next loop ; then 3tr, ch 2, 3tr in next loop (corner). * Repeat * * around until you have the 4 corners done. 3tr into next loop. ss into top of 1st 3ch. Cut yarn.
Row 5: (your background colour) - Attach colour to any corner space, work 1st corner (ch3,tr 2, ch 2, tr 3). *3tr groups in each space between the 3 tr groups of previous row, across to next corner. Work 3 tr,, ch2, 3tr (corner)*. Repeat * *to complete the row and ss into top of 1st 3ch.
Here is where I've altered the pattern - Row 6: using the same colour from previous row work 1 tr in the top of each previous tr stitch all the way around. When you get to the corners 2 tr, 2ch, 2tr. You should have a total of 16 stitches from corner to corner. Cut the yarn
Row 7: Change to your border colour and repeat row 6. You should now have 20 stitches on each side of your block.