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The Blanket Flower, or Gaillardia is a perennial plant from the sunflower family. In case you wonder where the name is coming from, people say it was inspired from the colorful patterned blankets made by native Americans.
These plants love dry conditions… forget about growing it in Ireland…well, in most of Ireland, if your flower beds are damp.
Blanket Flower Crochet Pattern
Yarn: felt wool colour A=brown, tapestry cotton colour B= orange, colour C=yellow
- 1.75mm, 2.5mm
Details of components:
– oversized brown centre
– Lots of three lobbed orange petals tipped with yellow (for the hybrid in Louise’s photo).
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: using A and 2.5mm hook, make 3ch, join with sl st, 1ch, continue work in round
R1: 6sc in ring, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: ((1sc, 1sc), 1sc)x3 = 9st, join with sl st, 1ch
R3: (1sc, (1sc, 1sc), 1sc)x3 = 12st, join with sl st. Change to B, finish off A.
The felt wool I’ve used was spun very irregularly, giving the dome a textured appearance. It’s exactly what we need.
R1: make 10ch, 1dc in the 4rd ch from hook, 1hdc, 5sc, 1ch
R2: work on the front loop only, make 5sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 2ch
R3: work on the back loop only, make 1dc, 1hdc, 5sc, 1sl st into the second next st on the flower centre back loop. Petal done. Make 6 petals repeating from R1 to R3.
Change to C and finish off B.
Using C and 1.75mm hook, work on the edge of the petal on the back loops: make 6sc, (1sc, 4ch, turn and work on the chain 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, sl st into the second st on the tip of petal)x3, 7sc. Make this edge on each petal, finish off C and hide all tails. Give it a slight steam.
There it is! The Blanket Flower Crochet Pattern is ready!
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