Alright, so I’m noticing that my pattern of African Flowers today isn’t the same as what I’ve used on the ones made a year ago… I might just have added something on my own, or I read a new pattern and thought I’ve made that before, I don’t know. However, all my flowers aren’t the same which makes assembling them a bit tricky and also making half flowers for the edges turning out not to be the easiest.
Plan then was to post the pattern here so I can find the one I’ve used the most if I abandon the blanket again and won’t start over until next year. So the pattern is taken straight from Craft Passion but I’ve pasted it into here so I can’t lose it in case the other page disappear. What I didn’t do a year ago was on rnd 5 mostly where I had just put dc’s around the whole flower with no ch inbetween the petals.
Base Round – sl knot, ch 6, ss into first ch to make a ring. – I start with a magic circle though.
Rnd 1 – ch 3, 1 dc, ch1, *2 dc, ch1, * repeat until you have six spaces and six 2dc. ss to the 3rd chain of the beginning round. fo
Rnd 2 – Change color: Start in a space. ch 5, 2 dc in same space, *ch1, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next space – repeat * 5 times, 1 dc and ss into the 3rd ch of the beginning round. – I also do a ss around the 5ch from the previous round before doing:
Rnd 3 – ch3, dc6 in the 2-ch space, ch1, * dc7 in next 2-ch space, ch1, repeat * 5 times. ss the 3rd ch of the beginning round. fo.
Rnd 4 – New color: ch1, sc around and make a long stitch down in round 2 between each flower petal. End with ss. fo.
Rnd 5 – White (I use various colors): ch3, 3 dc, ch1, *dc 1 in the same st as last dc, dc 3, ch1 (skip long stitch of the previous round), 4 dc, ch1, repeat 5 times, dc 1 in the same st as last dc, dc 3 ch1, ss to the 3rd ch from the beginning round. [Note: ch1 in bold should be at the center of the flower petal, this is the corner of the hexagon]
To join to the adjacent African Flower hexagon block, insert the hook to the matching ch stitch of another hexagon and do a ss instead of ch. – I couldn’t figure this bit out so I have been sewing my flowers together…
This is how far I’ve come since my last update, I kinda think you can see the heart actually? A lot more is to be sewn on but I might have found a new motivation to finish this project, let’s just say I have a loved one in mind…