A Field of Flowers Afghan

Crochet your own garden using this vibrant pattern that features 12 different types of crocheted flowers. This eye-catching throw is truly a work of art.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 51” x 57”

Gauge: Flower Motif measures 5 ½” across; Insert Motif measures 2 ½” across

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #0624 Tea Leaf (MC, 4 skeins), #0313 Aran (CC, 3 skeins), #0230 Yellow (22 yards), #0245 Orange (4 yards), #0246 Sea Coral (5 yards), #0252 Medium Coral (9 yards), #0258 Peachy (4 yards), #0262 Maize (4 yards), #0312 Black (4 yards), #0365 Coffee Brown (2 yards), #0373 Petal Pink (11 yards), #0381 Light Blue (6 yards), #0382 Country Blue (2 yards), #0390 Hot Red (8 yards), #0579 Light Lavender (11 yards), #0584 Lavender (10 yards), #0686 Paddy Green (7 yards), #0719 Lily Pink (7 yards), #0724 Baby Pink (5 yards), #0730 Grenadine (8 yards), #0818 Blue Jewel (4 yards), #0902 Jockey Red (16 yards), #0917 Cardinal (2 yards), #9770 Rose Blush (7 yards)
Hooks: US size H/8 (5.0 mm), US size I/9 (5.5 mm), US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Notions: 6 strand DMC (25) embroidery thread for the flowers: #307 Yellow, #310 Black, #333 Deep Periwinkle, #445 Lemon Yellow, #743 Medium Yellow, #814 Medium Garnet, #826 Medium Bright Blue, #828 Pale Powder Blue, #938 Dark Coffee Brown, #946 Medium Burnt Orange, #956 Medium Grenadine, #973 Canary Yellow, #987 Medium Forest Green

Pattern

Flower Motif (make 90)

Crocheted Flowers: See directions for Various Flowers and Flower Placement Diagram for flowers needed.

Behind Petals

Rnd 1: With H hook and 30” strand of yarn (left behind flower) working in center of flower *sc between any 2 scs, ch 3, continue from * around evenly spacing 3 more ch 3 spaces, join to beginning sc and fasten off. (4 ch 3 spaces)
Rnd 2: Join MC with a slip stitch in any ch 3 space, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in same space, ch 3, continue from * around, join to beginning sc. (8 ch 3 spaces)
Rnd 3: Slip stitch into ch 3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next space, repeat from * around, join to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 4: Slip stitch in next dc and ch 1 space, sc in same space, *5 dc in next ch 1 space, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Rnd 5: With J hook join CC in any sc. Work 1 sc in each sc and dc around. Join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Note: When motif is completed, “open” each petal to form the flower.

Insert Motif (make 72)

With J hook and CC ch 3 to form a ring, ch 6, in ring work [4 dc, ch 3] 3 times, 3 dc in ring, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch 6 and fasten off.

Joining

With right side facing and CC whip stitch Flower Motifs together. With CC whip stitch Insert Motifs in between Flower Motifs. See Flower Placement Diagram.

Edging

Starting at upper right corner Flower Motif with CC and I hook (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 3rd sc after joining, skip 2 sc, *(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * until next joining, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in joining, skip 2 sc, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, skip 2 sc, continue pattern around entire afghan, join to beg sc and fasten off.

Red Heart 4-ply Yarn Color and Yardage for Flower – DMC Color For Stems
Aconite: Center and Petals – Yellow 0230 (10 yards), Stamens – DMC 307 and 987
Balloon Flower: Center and Petals – Lavender 0584 (6 yards), Stamens – DMC 973
Black-Eyed Susan: Center – Black 0312 (2 yards), Petals – Sea Coral 0246 (5 yards), Stamens – DMC 310
Blue Flax: Center and Petals – Light Blue 0381 (6 yards), Stamens – DMC 828 and 307
Columbine: Center – Lavender 0584 (2 yards), Petals – Light Lavender 0579 (7 yards), Stamens – DMC 973
Hardy Geranium: Center – Maize 0262 (2 yards), Petals – Grenadine 0730 (6 yards), Stamens – DMC 956
Impatiens: Blue Flower: Center – Country Blue 0382 (2 yards), Petals – Blue Jewel 0818 (4 yards), Stamens – DMC 826; Peach Flower: Center – Medium Coral 0252 (2 yards), Petals – Peachy 0258 (4 yards), Stamens – DMC 946; Pink Flower: Center – Grenadine 0730 (2 yards), Petals – Petal Pink 0373 (4 yards), Stamens – DMC 956; Purple Flower: Center – Lavender 0584 (2 yards), Petals – Light Lavender 0579 (4 yards), Stamens – DMC 333
Kaffer Lily: Center – Orange 0245 (2 yards), Petals – Hot Red 0390 (8 yards), Stamens – DMC 307 and 946
Petunia: Center – Cardinal 0917 (2 yards), Petals – Baby Pink 0724 (5 yards), Veins & Stamens – DMC 814
Poppy: Center – Black 0312 (2 yards), Double Row Petals – Jockey Red 0902 (9 yards), Stamens – DMC 310
Rose: Center – Maize 0262 (2 yards), Petals – Medium Coral 0252 (7 yards), Lily Pink 0719 (7 yards), Rose Blush 9770 (7 yards), Petal Pink 0373 (7 yards), Jockey Red 0902 (7 yards), Yellow 0230 (7 yards), Stamens – DMC 307
Sunflower: Center – Coffee Brown 0365 (2 yards), Petals – Yellow 0230 (5 yards), Around Center – Orange 0245 (2 yards), Stamens – DMC 938

Flower Directions

Aconite (6 petal yellow buttercup-like flower with large yellow and green stamens):
Rnd 1: With H hook and yellow leave 30” (for behind petals), ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc.
Rnd 2: With J hook (sc, ch 3, trc, dtrc, trc, ch 3, sc) in each sc around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands each of DMC 307 and 987 wrap strands around needle 4 times and fill in center of the flower with French knots.

Balloon Flower (lavender cup-shaped petals with dark veins and yellow stamens)
Center of Flower, Rnd 1: With H hook and lavender ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc.
Rnd 2: With I hook (ch 2, dc, trc, dtrc, trc, dc, hdc) in same sc, *(hdc, dc, trc, dtrc, trc, dc, hdc) in next sc, repeat from * 3 times, join to top of beginning ch 2 and fasten off.
Behind Petals, Rnd 1: With H hook and paddy green sc in between any 2 sc of center of flower, ch 3, evenly space 3 more ch 3 spaces around, join to beginning sc.
Continue with Rounds 2-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 333 make veins as follows: sew strands from center of each petal to top, continue to back of petal, then behind to next petal for all 5 petals.
With two 6 strands of DMC 973 make 1 French knot in center of flower (wrapping thread 5 times around needle before making French knot).

Black-Eyed Susan (5 orange petals with black center and stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and black leave 30” (for behind petals), ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Petals: With sea coral (sc, ch 4, 3 trc, ch 4, sc) in each sc, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 310 fill entire center of the flower with French knots.

Blue Flax (5 petals in light blue with light yellow and pale blue stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and light blue leave 30” (for behind petals) ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc.
Petals: *(Slip stitch, ch 5, 2 trc, ch 5, slip stitch) in each sc, join to beginning slip stitch and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands each of DMC 828 and 307 fill entire center of the flower with French knots.

Columbine (5 petals in light lavender with dark lavender center and yellow stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and lavender leave 30” (for behind petals), ch 5 and form a ring, 10 sc in ring, join to beginning sc and fasten off leaving about 6” of yarn to close up center hole.
Petal: Join light lavender, *(sc, dc, 2 trc) in sc, (2 trc, dc, sc) in next sc to form a petal, repeat from * around, join to beginning sc and fasten off. (5 petals)
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6” of yarn left weave to close up center hole.
With 6 strands of DMC 973 work 8 French knots in very center of the flower.

Hardy Geranium (6 pink-red petals with light yellow center and pink-red stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and maize leave 30” (for behind petals) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Petals: With H hook and grenadine (sc, ch 3, 3 trc, ch 3, sc) in each sc, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 956 work 6 French knots in very center of the flower (allow some of the yellow center to show.)

Impatiens (8 petals in light color with dark center and dark stamens)
Center of Flower: With I hook and dark color leave 30” (for behind petals) ch 4 and form a ring, 8 sc in ring, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Petals: With J hook and light color (sc, 3 dc) in each sc around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC color to match center of the flower work 8 French knots in center.

Kaffer Lily (6 orange-red petals, orange center with yellow and orange stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and orange leave 30” (for behind petals) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Petals: With hot red and J hook (sc, ch 2, trc, dtrc, trc, ch 2, sc) in each sc around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 307 and 946 work French knots in center of the flower.

Petunia (5 pink petals, dark center, dark veins and stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and cardinal leave 30” (for behind petals) ch 5 and form a ring, 10 sc in ring, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Petals: With baby pink *(sc, ch 3, 2 trc) in a sc, (trc, ch 3, sc) in next sc to form the petal, repeat from * around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 814 add veins to petals by sewing one long stitch up the middle of the petal, through the top and continue to the back, then work shorter veins in between to middle of next petal. Continue around for all 5 petals. Work 6 french knots in center of the flower.

Poppy (red double row petals with black center and stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and black leave 30” (for behind petals), ch 6 and form a ring, 12 sc in ring, join to beginning sc and fasten off leaving about 5” of yarn to close up center hole.
Back Petals: With jockey red working in back loop *(slip stitch, ch 2, 2 dc) in any loop, (2 dc, ch 2, slip stitch) in next loop to form a petal, repeat from * around, join to beginning slip stitch and fasten off. (6 petals)
Front Petals: With jockey red working in front loop *(slip stitch, ch 2, 2 dc) in any loop, (2 dc, ch 2, slip stitch) in next loop to form a petal, skip one loop, repeat from * around, join to beginning slip stitch and fasten off. (4 petals)
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 5” of yarn left weave to close up center hole.
With 6 strands of DMC 310 fill entire center of the flower with French knots.

Rose (various colors with yellow centers and stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and maize leave 30” (for behind petals), ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Front Petals: Working in front loop and petal color, (sc, 2 dc) in each loop around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Back Petals: Working in back loop and petal color, (sc, 3 dc) in each loop around, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 307 fill entire center of the flower with French knots.

Sunflower (yellow petals, brown center and stamens)
Center of Flower: With H hook and brown leave 30” (for behind petals), ch 4 and form a ring, 11 sc in ring, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Petals: With J hook and yellow work in back loop only, (slip stitch, ch 3, trc, ch 3, slip stitch) in each loop, join to beginning slip stitch and fasten off. Note: Front loops are not worked.
Front of Petals: Split orange and use 2 strands. With H hook and orange, (slip stitch, ch 4, slip stitch) in each stitch between front loops and petals, join to beginning slip stitch and fasten off.
Continue with Rounds 1-5 as established in afghan instructions.
With 6 strands of DMC 938 fill entire center of the flower with French knots. yarn ball

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