May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along – Week 1: Daisy Block

“April flowers bring May Flowers,” this well known quote is coming true this year, because it is bringing the May Flowers Crochet Blanket Pattern! Made with lots of spring cheers, this blanket is composed of 9 blocks that each have a unique flower on it. From Sunflowers to Dahlias, almost all of my favorite flowers are on here! The tapestry crochet color work on this graphgan creates such a beautiful crochet flower blanket that is a true work of art. It would make a beautiful crochet throw or afghan in your home!

Inspiration

I absolutely love flowers, but due to my seasonal allergies, I often can’t have them around me because I sneeze all the time. After, I grew to love doing tapestry crochet, I got the idea to create a crochet flower blanket with all of my favorite flowers on it. My husband suggested that I name it the May Flowers Blanket, and so I rushed to create the blanket in time for May so that I could start the May Flowers Crochet Along! It came out better than I could have ever dreamed, and is now one of my most favorite designs that I have created so far.

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The Yarn

For this design, I got all of the yarns I used from Hobby Lobby, because I love the pastel colors they have in their different yarn brands. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn, Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek, and Premier Everyday. They are all weight 4 worsted weight yarns that make a nice and cozy blanket. I love how all of the colors blend together so well so that they all look beautiful together. Don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you? No problem! You can use whatever yarn you would like to use for this blanket! Any Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft, or Premier Everyday are all great choices that will make just as gorgeous flowers as the yarns I used. This blanket design is super customizable so that you can use whatever colors you want!

The May Flowers Crochet Along

Recently, Pam from The Crochetprenuer, Lisa from Stitch in Progress, and I all started a wonderful crochet Facebook group called Our Crochet Community. It’s an encouraging place for crocheters to be together, share their designs, and grow together as crocheters. This crochet blanket is the perfect first crochet along to do in the group, and I’m so excited to see everyone share their blocks as the crochet along progresses. Click here to join the group and in the crochet along starting on May 13!

As a part of the crochet along, I will be releasing one block as a free crochet pattern for the next nine weeks. The first block to be released is the Daisy Block, which is one of my favorites. It’s springy and fun all in one block! The free crochet pattern released each week includes a written tapestry crochet pattern to make the block. If you’re like me and like charts instead, you can grab a premium version of the crochet pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

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Supplies for the Blanket

Each week I will be releasing one of the nine crochet blocks as we work through the May Flowers Blanket. The first one this week is the Daisy Block, which is such a bright and cheery block to start with! The supplies for that block are listed below. If you want to gather all of the supplies ahead of time, you will need Worsted Weight yarn in the following colors:

  • Cream Yarn 514 yards
  • Green Yarn 150 yards
  • Pink Yarn 200 yards
  • Yellow Yarn 200 yards
  • Orange Yarn 200 yards
  • Periwinkle Yarn 150 yards
  • Light Purple Yarn 75 yards
  • Brown Yarn 30 yards
  • Red Yarn 252 yards
  • Blue Yarn 150 yards
  • Dark Orange Yarn 50 yards
  • White Yarn 30 yards

If you like to use color charts to help you crochet color work quickly and easily, you can get an inexpensive ad free pdf copy that includes both the written pattern and color charts for each of the blocks. It also will be including 3 bonus blocks that will be released later, which you can add to the blanket! You can get a copy of that through clicking the links below. Let’s get to the first block, the daisy block!

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Week 1 – Daisy Block:

Supplies:

Stitches Used:

  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • ch = Chain stitch
  • hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK half treble crochet)

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology, but the UK equivalents are listed in the Key.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • If you are new to tapestry crochet color work, I have a tutorial that shows you how to do it here.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happen are indicated by the color appearing in parentheses. A complete color chart of the block is available through the ad free pdf here.
  • The arrows at the beginning of the rows indicate what direction the row is worked on in the chart.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of round does not count as a dc.

Block Size: 13″ x 13″

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Pattern:

← Row 1 [RS]: (Pink) ch 42, starting in third ch from hook, hdc 40

→ Row 2 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

← Row 3 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

→ Row 4 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (Green) hdc 12, (Pink) hdc 15

← Row 5 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (Green) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 12

→ Row 6 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (Green) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 13

← Row 7 [RS]: (Pink)ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (Green) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 8

→ Row 8 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 5, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 15

← Row 9 [RS]: (Pink)ch 2, turn, hdc 20, (White) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 6

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Green) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 5, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 3, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 13

← Row 11 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 4, (Green) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 7

→ Row 12 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 11

← Row 13 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Green) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 11

→ Row 14 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (White) hdc 7, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 9

← Row 15 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 13

→ Row 16 [WS]: (Pink)ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 4, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 7

← Row 17 [RS]: (Pink)ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 8

→ Row 18 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (White) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 8

← Row 19 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 10, (Pink) hdc 7

→ Row 20 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 5, (White) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 6, (White) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 10

← Row 21 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 4, (White) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 6, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 11

→ Row 22 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (White) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 6, White, (Pink) hdc 3, (White) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 6

← Row 23 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (White) hdc 11, (Yellow) hdc 6, (White) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 7

→Row 24 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 4, (White) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 6

← Row 25 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 4, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, White, (Pink) hdc 1 (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 7

→ Row 26 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 12

← Row 27 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (White) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 11

→ Row 28 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 9

← Row 29 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 10

→ Row 30 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 10

← Row 31 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 10

→ Row 32 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (White) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 2, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 14

← Row 33 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (White) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 3, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 15

→ Row 34 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 16, (White) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 4, (White) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 14

← Row 35 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

→ Row 36 [WS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

← Row 37 [RS]: (Pink) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

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Now that your first block is all done, be sure to share it in the Our Crochet Community Facebook Group! We’ll be going through one block a week for the next 9 weeks! Also, tag me @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery on Instagram or Facebook, and I’ll be sure to share your project!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Tanya/TiggerRD | 15th May 19

    Hi – is the cream listed in the long supply list the same as the white in the short supply list/this week’s pattern?
    I didn’t see yarn quantities for white (could be me)….and also, do you think white will look better than cream in this pattern?

    • Claire Goodale | 16th May 19

      oh yes! I forgot to list the white with the cream in the long supply list! White is only used in the daisy pattern. You can use either cream or white for the pattern. I like the white for the daisy because it helps it stand out more. However, you could use the cream as a substitution!

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