Crafting the Flora Blanket: A Vibrant Crochet Tutorial

As the summer sun mellows into warm, earthy hues of autumn, there’s no better time to celebrate these colors by creating a beautifully handcrafted crochet project.


The Flora Blanket, with its rich and bold shades reflecting the transition from summer to autumn, is just the piece to bring some color and warmth to your home.

Description of the Project

The Flora Blanket is a rectangular piece measuring approximately 107 x 137 cm after blocking. Composed of 48 distinctive squares that you can stitch together as per the pattern instructions, it is adorned with a decorative border and charming tassels.

This pattern is entirely customizable, allowing you to alter the size by adding or removing squares as per your requirements.

The yarn used for this pattern, Scheepjes Metropolis, is a warm, lightweight blend of Extra Fine Merino Wool and Nylon, available in a stunning array of 80 colors. Whether you prefer blush spring colors, sophisticated cold shades, or an earthy autumn palette, you’re sure to find the perfect hues for your Flora Blanket.


Materials Needed

For the Flora Blanket project, you’ll need the following quantities of Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50 g/200 m):

  • 3 x color Boston, 011
  • 2 x color Lahore, 014
  • 5 x color Seoul, 035
  • 1 x color Tehran, 036
  • 3 x color Bogotá, 050

These yarn kits can be procured from Caro’s Atelier, which delivers throughout Europe, or from any of Scheepjes’ retailers.

Step-by-step Instructions

The pattern includes written instructions in English (both US and UK terminology), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish. Additionally, it features photo tutorials showcasing each step in detail.

Stitches used in this pattern include Chain, Slip stitch, Back post slip stitch, Single crochet, Front post single crochet, Back post single crochet, Double crochet, Back post double crochet, Crossed double crochet, Treble, Picot, and Puff. Stitches marked with an asterisk (*) are further elaborated in the Stitch Guide.

Directions on customizing the size and information about yarn amounts needed are also provided in the pattern, along with a full stitch count.

Full Pattern – Click Here

Creating your own Flora Blanket is not only a relaxing pastime but also a rewarding experience. It allows you to craft a cozy piece that is entirely unique and customized to your preferences. As you immerse yourself in this project, don’t forget that the art of crochet is a journey. Each stitch you create is a step towards honing your skills. Keep practicing, remain patient, and before you know it, you’ll be creating beautiful pieces with ease. So, get started on your Flora Blanket, and allow your creativity to bloom.

Remember, “The expert at anything was once a beginner,” and the path to mastering crochet is filled with beautiful stitches. Happy crafting!

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