A friend is looking for the source of this pretty baby afghan.  It’s very similar to one of several patterns that include ‘Flower Garden’ in the names.  I have seen this exact afghan before but worked in different colors.  If you know the source of this pattern, please post it in the Comments section below.  I suspect it appeared in a crochet magazine some years back.  I’ve been unable to find the exact pattern online.  Thanks for the help!

By jd wolfe




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  1. Maggie on August 29, 2011 8:50 pm

    according to the one I found on pintrest this video will show you how to do it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxLtQJqIK3g

    but it’s not in english

  2. Sacha Hall on August 29, 2011 8:57 pm

    Here is a link to the person who made the afghan, I don’t think she used a pattern. Perhaps you could ask her how she made them? http://www.flickr.com/photos/slip_stitch/3955750781/in/photostream/

  3. resident_hippie on August 29, 2011 9:00 pm

    I replied on twitter, but am doing it here too: the colors are different, but I think it’s the same idea… http://d30opm7hsgivgh.cloudfront.net/upload/19679795_Wgpme2To_c.jpg

  4. Sassy on August 29, 2011 9:01 pm

    I looked through all I had because it does look familiar but found nothing. I would love the pattern myself if it is ever found.

  5. Becky on August 29, 2011 9:23 pm

    I don’t know anything about the pattern, other than I would love to have it also! If found, please post for all of us!

  6. Lily on August 29, 2011 9:25 pm

    Those little flower motifs look loomed to me. Is that just me?

  7. kelly knapp on August 30, 2011 4:55 am

    I make these flowers all the time. I use them for the centers of my Granny Squares. They are simple to make, but I learned from my grandmother…I cant read or write a pattern to save myself..

    I will try…
    chain 6, connect in circle
    chain 2, make 5 more double stitches
    Turn the flower around, chain 2 and double back accross the other five
    chain 4 and fold it back to start another leaf in the circle. Make 8 leaves.

    does this make any sense?

    I live in Texas but would be happy to show…I’m just not sure. These can be even more beatiful when varigated yarn is used. I will try and upload a photo, but I am not very computor savvy.

  8. Nikki on August 30, 2011 5:06 am
  9. Jodi Anderson on August 30, 2011 5:54 am

    I second Nikki’s suggestion. I recognized it as that pattern immediately. It’s pretty popular on Ravelry.

  10. Colleen on August 30, 2011 8:28 am

    I saw this on Pinterest.com. A commenter posted this link, and said it’s a similar blanket: http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/2009/04/mollie-flowers-the-tutorial.html

  11. Mandy on August 30, 2011 8:53 am

    I found this pattern…the original flowers look the same without making into a granny square?

    http://loishands.blogspot.com/2010/06/another-flower-garden-afghan-crochet.html

  12. Sara Rivka Dahan on August 30, 2011 9:00 am

    Thanks so much Nikki and Jodi, this pattern on Ravelry does result in a very similar blanket, but I believe this one was made in the join as you go fashion seen in the You Tube video, and think it’s made from double crochet’s not loop stitches…..but thanks so much, this is one to try too!

  13. Krystin on August 30, 2011 9:39 am

    I agree with Maggie. You can tell that they are clusters. Now if someone could just translate the video,lol. I am going to try to figure it out this afternoon.

  14. Anita Cornetto on August 30, 2011 10:37 am

    I’m pretty sure that’s not Mollie flowers. If you go to the flickr link in the second post here and look at the other pics of this, you can see it’s not made with a loop type flower..it’s definitely crocheted. I did a search on puff stitch flowers and didn’t come up with much. I would LOVE to have a pattern for this!! The woman who made it said she was going to write the pattern but never updated :(

  15. jd wolfe on August 30, 2011 6:02 pm

    Kelly,
    Thanks so much for posting the pattern you use. This might turn ot to be very helpful.
    jd

  16. Karien on September 2, 2011 8:23 am

    I looked at the video and this is what I think is going on :-)…

    chain 6, connect in circle

    Join other colour, chain 2, make 5 more double treble stitches in the same space.

    Turn the flower around, chain 2 and double back across the other five by making a double treble, but just completing by pulling thread through the first two loops, leaving the 3 loop on the needle and continuing on with the next double treble, again leaving 3 loop on the needle, (now 2 loops on the needle). Make double trebles till 4 loops remain on the needle. Now chain by pulling yarn through last 4 loops on needle. Make 3 chains* and turn around the flower again to start another leaf in the circle. Make 6 leaves ending with the 3 chains* joined into the side of the first leaf.

  17. Sara Rivka Dahan on September 3, 2011 11:23 am

    Thanks so so much Karien for taking the time to figure out what was going on in the video, I”m the “friend” who was looking for this pattern and just didn’t have the time to go thru the video in a language I don’t speak! So I really appreciate it!

  18. Jill of Our Seven Dwarfs on September 3, 2011 6:25 pm

    This might be a bit easier to understand. This is in US English terms.

    6sc in magic loop. Join with a slip stitch.

    Change color. Chain 2 with new color.

    Make 3 DC in first stitch. *Turn, Chain 3. decrease double crochet over the next three stitches. (leaving last two loops on stitch until the end of row, then pull through all loops on hook) Chain 3. Make 3 double crochet in the next stitch.* Repeat between *’s until you have six petals.

    Connect second flower to first flower after second petal is made.

  19. slip stitch on September 3, 2011 11:56 pm

    Hi everyone,
    I am so happy to see you all love my pattern so much. as I recently wrote on my flickr page, I am working on a detailed pattern (with photos and everything) and it will be ready soon.
    This flowers are different from Mollie flowers, and much softer.
    This pattern is original, and was designed by me. the german video was created by a woman who tried to figure out what I did there…

    So, the pattern will be ready for sale pretty soon. you are more than welcome to follow my flickr page for updates:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slip_stitch/3956532126/in/photostream

    Adi

  20. Anne on September 7, 2011 1:48 am

    Really excited to hear that the pattern will be up soon – I can’t wait to make it and I can NOT figure out how to do the petals on my own, even with the guidelines above. (I need to turn it back again sometime – right? But when?)

  21. Rosemode on September 8, 2011 10:36 pm

    I remember seeing this Baby-Blanket.
    they refered to this Tutorial:
    http://easymakesmehappy.blogspot.com/2010/07/6-petal-puff-stitch-flower.html
    I hope that you can use it.

  22. Slip Stitch on January 2, 2012 4:29 pm

    My floral blanket pattern is finally ready, and available for sale on my Etsy shop.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89500561/floral-crochet-baby-blanket-pdf-pattern

    It is a full step-by-step guide in how to make a single flowers, and how to join them together.

    Hope you would enjoy it!
    Adu

  23. Laura on August 9, 2012 9:19 pm

    Did anyone order the pattern? I dont have a credit card or paypal account so I cant. Just wondering if the pattern was the same as what Jill posted. Or if anyone can email me the copy of the pattern…… lauralynnebutler@gmail.com

  24. jd wolfe on August 10, 2012 7:25 pm

    Someone might email you the source of the pattern, but if it’s copyright protected, we won’t be copying the pattern.
    jd

  25. Brenna on September 20, 2012 9:34 am
  26. Jo on September 27, 2012 3:30 pm

    http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/2009/04/mollie-flowers-the-tutorial.html

    I think this is it in different colors. Very easy tutorial with step by step pictures.

  27. Claire R. on February 11, 2013 7:51 am
  28. jd wolfe on February 11, 2013 1:38 pm

    Thanks,Claire!
    jd

  29. Katie on February 13, 2013 6:02 am

    This is the origination of the blanket. She sells the patter on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/listing/89500561/crochet-floral-baby-blanket-pdf-pattern?ref=sr_gallery_15&ga_search_query=flower+crochet+baby+blanket&ga_ref=auto_recent&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery I just googled how to make a 6 petal flower on youtube. ….haven’t gotten to the sewing them all together part yet but I’m sure she could just figure it out without paying the $9.

  30. Karen on July 7, 2013 10:21 am

    I’ve had this pattern in my favorite’s list for awhile now. https://www.etsy.com/listing/89500561/crochet-pattern-floral-baby-blanket?ref=col_view

  31. Maggie K on September 10, 2013 8:51 pm

    Hi! Yes, I knew I had it in my files:

    easymakesmehappy.blogspot.com

    It’s called the 6 Petal Puff Stitch Flower.

    Enjoy…it looks like fun!

    Maggie

  32. lagrimilla on September 23, 2013 3:47 pm

    I love it!
    Could you say something about the yarn? What is the best yarn do you use?

  33. jd wolfe on September 23, 2013 7:09 pm

    I believe a sport weight or baby weight yarn would be best for this project.
    jd

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