Hi guys! Wow, it’s been a couple of weeks since I showed my face around here. Everybody doing well? Yes? No? Well, guess what I found while I was unpacking? Notes! Pattern notes!!!
Is there anybody out there that remembers this afghan? I made it almost five years ago, before we left for Japan. Seriously, I thought this pattern was gone forever. I guess that’s what unpacking for keeps will get you, though!
At the time, I intended to sell the pattern, but as I’m missing a few pieces of information that I would normally include (and, I’m pretty sure, that’s the only picture I have of it) I’ll just share it here!
Blossom Baby Afghan
- Bernat Softee Baby in Yellow and Pink (I’m not sure how much – I think less than 1 skein yellow and at least 2 skeins pink)
- F/5 (3.75mm) hook
- Stitch Marker to keep track of rounds (optional)
Center: (Do not join rounds, it’s worked in a continuous spiral.)
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 3. Make 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook. (11 dc)
Rnd 2: [Dc inc] in each st around. (22 dc)
Rnd 3: [Dc in next st, dc inc in next st] around. (33 dc)
Rnd 4: [Dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc inc in next st] around. (44 dc)
Rnds 5-14: Repeat Rnd 4, increasing the bold number by 1 each repetition. (Stitch count should increase by 11 each time; Rnd 14 should end with 154 dc.)
Rnd 15: [Dc in each of the next 13, dc inc in next st] around. (165 dc) Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Switch to pink.
Rnd 16: [Dc in each of the next 14 sts, dc inc in next st] around. (176 dc)
Rnds 17-29: Repeat Rnd 16, increasing the bold number by 1 each repetition. (Stitch count should increase by 11 each time; Rnd 29 should end with 319 dc.)
Rnd 30: [Dc in each of the next 28 sts, dc inc in next st] around. (330 dc) Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Begin first Petal.
Row 1: Ch 2. Dc in next st and each of the next 64. (65 dc) Turn.
Rows 2-3: Ch 2. Dc 65. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 2. Dc in first st, dc inc in next st. Dc across until 2 sts remain; dc inc in next st, dc in last st. (67 dc) Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2. Dc in first st, dc inc in next st. Dc across until 2 sts remain; dc inc in next st, dc in last st. (69 dc) Turn.
Row 6: Ch 2. Dc in first st, dc inc in each of the next 3 sts. Dc across until 3 sts remain; dc inc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in last st. (73 dc) Turn.
Row 7: Repeat Row 6. (77 dc)
Row 8: Repeat Row 5. (79 dc)
Row 9: Ch 2. Dc in each st across; turn.
Row 10: Ch 2. Dc in each of the next 27 sts, hdc in each of the next 25 sts, dc in each of the last 27 sts. Turn.
Row 11: Ch 2. [Dc dec] 3 times. Dc in each of the next 9 sts. [Dc dec] 3 times. Hdc in the next 10 st, sc in the next 17 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts. [Dc dec] 3 times. Dc in each of the next 9 sts. [Dc dec] 3 times. (67 sts) Turn.
Row 12: Do not ch. [Sc dec], [hdc dec], dc in each of the next 10 sts. [Dc dec], hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts. Sl st in each of the next 25 sts, sc 2, hdc in the next 3 sts, [dc dec]. Dc in each of the next 10 sts, [hdc dec], [sc dec]. (61 sts) Finish off.
Join yarn in next available stitch to petal and repeat for second petal; repeat until there are 5 petals. Finish off, weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoy it!
Do you have this pattern in PDF. when I try to print it, I only get halp of the the pattern.
Have you tried highlighting the pattern, left mouse click, choose copy and then opening your word program and pasting the pattern on a blank document. Then print the pattern from the word document? I do this a lot when I want to print out and also save a pattern that is not available in pdf format.
Melissa, I love this patterns. I’m so glad you found your notes. When I find an old forgotten pattern it kind of feels like finding money in a purse you haven’t carried in awhile. Woowho!! I did note a difference between the pattern instructions and the stitch count in row 6 of the first petal. I assume that the first [dc inc in next 3 sts] should read 2 sts. That will make the row count come out to the listed (73 sts). May God Bless and Keep You and Yours.
I just found this beautiful pattern. But I have a friend who is expecting a little boy, so I am planning on doing this with Bernat Baby Blue and Bernat Baby Yellow. If you would like, I will be more than happy to send you a picture of this, when it is done. Thank you so much for finding your “lost notes”! <3
Making this for my niece. Changed the color to white and pink with green around the edge. Going to put an Owl in the middle. I hope you don’t mind!! Love the pattern!!