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Free Flower Crochet Blanket Pattern – The Flora Quilt

The Flora Quilt is a stunning collection of delicate motifs bursting with texture and style that creates a beautiful flower crochet blanket pattern. The innovative construction uses the leaves to anchor the design together and the reverse crochet border gives a subtle outline to complete. 

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Flora Quilt crochet pattern in my stores to download and print.

textured crochet blanket detail

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About the Free Crochet Flower Blanket Pattern

I designed this fabulously textured crochet blanket a number of years ago when I was playing around with different shapes and sizes of crochet motifs. I love creating easy little motifs and before I knew it I had a number of flower type shapes that sat really nicely together a bit like a crochet quilt.

I decided to really go for the flower theme and join everything together with the little crochet leaves and I was so pleased I did – they really add something special I think!

The blanket would make a great statement piece in your home. Drape it over your couch or bed to create a beautiful cosy feel to any space plus a wonderful splash of colour!

Other Floral Crochet and Motif Crochet Patterns

I didn’t realise until now quite how many not only floral crochet patterns I have but also crochet motif blanket patterns! Over the years I’ve designed so many and so here are some of my favourites you might like:

In terms of blankets we have the Super Alexa Blanket which is chunky, fast and so fun! The Mitred Square Blanket which is great for yarn stash busting. Or perhaps you’re after something smaller and the Seaside Baby Blanket would be perfect in that case!

For smaller projects how about the floral granny cushion or the crochet lace square cushion perhaps? They are both super quick and great to match to your decor too!

3 images showing flower crochet blanket in detail

The Blanket Tension and Sizing Options

The finished blanket measures 85cm by 105cm.

Each full flower motif measures 11cm across but tension isn’t essential for this project.

Yarn for the Flora Quilt

To make the flower crochet blanket I used Sublime Worsted which unfortunately isn’t widely available anymore so I’ve tried my best to come up with some good matches that you can get hold of easily now.

Option 1 –

A great choice would be Swish Worsted by WeCrochet a 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool (110yds/50g).

Yarn required (balls):

A: 10 balls,

B, C, D, E, F: 2 balls each

Here is my favourite colour combination:

A: Nutmeg Heather

B: Honey

C: Haze Heather

D: Frosting

E: Throne

F: Dublin

Option 2 –

Another option would be Paintbox Yarns Wool Worsted which is another 100% wool (218yds/100g) with beautiful colours.

A: 5 balls,

B, C, D, E, F: 1 balls each

Here is my favourite colour combination:

A: Vanilla Cream

B: Mustard Yellow

C: Dusty Lilac

D: Candyfloss Pink

E: Raspberry Pink

F: Grass Green

What Alternative Yarn Could You Use?

If you’re looking for an acrylic option then I’d go with Brava Worsted by WeCrochet as it has so many colours to choose from and is at a great price point.

I know that some people like me also love using cotton for blankets and throws like this so here are a couple of cottons that would work well –

Other Materials You Will Need

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

4.5mm (US G+) crochet hook – my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Caspian Regular crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Crochet Abbreviations and Glossary

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

tog – together

sk – skip

rep – repeat

FL – front loop

BL – back loop

inc-including

yrh – yarn round hook

Crochet Stitches used in the Pattern

The pattern uses the following crochet stitches.

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet
ttr- triple trebledtr- double treble
qtr- quadruple treblettr – triple treble

Special Stitch:

Reverse sc/dc – Bring the yarn to the front of your work, insert the crochet hook into the first stitch from the back to the front (working in reverse), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.

How to get the Crochet Pattern

This crochet blanket pattern is a free crochet pattern on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support HanJan Crochet.

  1. You can find and use the crochet pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
  2. You can purchase, print and keep the 4 page ad-free pattern PDF in any of my stores below.

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Notes

The ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

A ch2 or 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a stitch.

Make sure to read the pattern thoroughly before beginning.

Construction

The Flora Quilt is constructed by firstly making the following –

  • 12 Full Flower Motifs
  • 14 Part Flower Motifs
  • 20 Plain Motifs
  • 62 Leaf Motifs
Flora-Quilt-free-pattern-chart

Once all of the motifs are made as instructed (some will need the last round for joining) lay them out in the following format. Then join each corner ch3-sp with a ss to secure while working the last round/row. Sew the leaves in place between the motifs.

Joining & border Photo Tutorial

floral crochet blanket that looks like a quilt laying on a bed with white sheets

Pattern

In standard UK Crochet Terms

Full Flower Motif – make 12

Foundation chain: using B, ch2

Round 1: 8dc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [8]

Round 2: ch3, tr in same, 2tr in each around, ss in 1st to join [16]

Round 3: Join C in sp between any 2 stitches, (ch3, tr, ch1, 2tr) in same sp, skip 2tr, *(2tr, ch1, 2tr) in next sp, sk 2tr, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [32 and 8ch-sp]

Round 4: Join D to any ch1-sp, ch3, 4tr in same, sk 2tr, * ss in next sp between sts, skip 2tr, 5tr in next ch1-sp, skip 2tr, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [40]

Round 5: Join E to any 3rd tr of 5tr-group, ch1, *(dc, ch1,dc) in same, htr, (FPdtr in next st two rows below) twice, htr, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [48 and 8ch-sp]

Reserve the next round until ready to make up.

Round 6: Join D to BL of any st after ch1-sp, (working into each ch1-sp as a st, 7 ss in BL, ch1, ss to adjacent motif, ch1) eight times, ss in 1st to join. Fasten off.

Full Flower Motif Photo Tutorial

10 step by step images of how to crochet an octagon crochet flower motif
close up of crochet flower octagon motif shape

Part Flower Motif – make 14

Foundation chain: using B, ch2

Row 1: 3dc in 2nd ch from hook, turn [3]

Row 2: (RS): ch3, 2tr in same, 2tr in next, 3tr in last st [8]

Row 3: With RS facing, join C in sp between first 2sts, (ch4, 2tr) in same, *skip 2st, (2tr, ch1, 2tr) in next sp, rep from * across, omitting last tr in last rep [14tr]

Row 4: With RS facing, join D to first ch1-sp, (ch3, 2tr) in same, * skip 2sts, ss in next sp between sts, skip 2sts, 5tr in next ch1-sp, rep from * once, skip 2sts, ss in next sp between sts, skip 2sts, 3tr in last ch1-sp [16tr]

Row 5: With RS facing, join E to first st, ch1, *(dc, ch1, dc) in same, htr, (FPdtr in next st 2 rows below) twice, htr, rep from * twice, (dc, ch1, dc) in last st [20]

Edging for part flower motif

Reserve this row until ready to make up.

Row 1: With RS facing, join D to BL of last st of Row 5, ss in BL of same, rotate to work along flat edge, 2ss in side of each st across, rotate to work along top of Row 5, ss in BL, ch1, ss in adjacent motif, ss (working in each ch1-sp as a st, 7ss in BL, ch1, ss in adjacent motif, ch1) three times, ss to join. Fasten off.

Part Flower Motif Photo Tutorial

8 step by step photos of how to crochet a half hexagon flower motif.
close up of a half hexagon crochet motif

Plain Motif – make 20

Using A repeat Full Flower Motif to the end of Round 5, rather than fastening off to change colour, ss along to correct starting point of next round.

Round 6: ss in ch1-sp, ch3, htr in same, htr, ch1, sk 1, FPtr in 2, ch1, sk 1, htr, *(htr, ch1, htr) in next ch1-sp, htr, ch1, sk 1, FPtr in 2, ch1, sk 1, htr, rep from * around, ss in 2st to join [48]

Round 7: ss in ch1-sp, ch3, htr in same, ch1, sk 1, htr, ch1, FPtr in 2, ch1, htr, ch1, sk 1, *(htr, ch1, htr) in next ch1-sp, ch1, sk 1, htr, ch1, FPtr in 2, ch1, htr, ch1, sk 1, rep from * ss in 1st to join [48]

Round 8: ss in 1st ch-sp, ch3, htr in same, htr, ch1, FPtr, ch1, FPtr in 2, ch1, FPtr, ch1, htr, *(htr, ch1, htr) in next ch1-sp, htr, ch1, FPtr, ch1, FPtr in 2, ch1, FPtr, ch1, htr, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [64]

Round 9: ss to first st after ch1-sp, treating each ch1-sp as a st, *ss in BL of 4, sk 4, ss in BL of 5, ch3, rep from * around, ss in first ss to join. Fasten off.

Plain Motif Photo Tutorial

9 step by step images of a crochet octagon motif with front post stitches
close up of cream crochet octagon motif with front post stitches

Leaf Motif – make 62

Foundation chain: using F, ch10

Row 1: ss in 2nd and each ch [9]

Row 2: ch1, htr, tr, dtr in 2, tr, htr, dc in 2, ss, ch2, rotate to work on other side of foundation chain, ss, dc in 2, htr, tr, dtr in 2, tr, htr, ss in 1st to join. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Making up: lay the motifs out as pictured and join each corner ch3-sp with a ss to secure while working the last round/row. Sew the leaves in place between the motifs.

Border

Round 1: Join B to BL of any st on edge, ch1, dc in BL around, ss in 1st to join

Round 2: ch1, reverse dc in each around, ss in 1st to join. Fasten off.

Leaf Motif Photo Tutorial

step by step process of making a crochet leaf
small green crochet leaf and wooden crochet hook

Pattern

In standard US Crochet Terms

Full Flower Motif – make 12

Foundation chain: using B, ch2

Round 1: 8sc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [8]

Round 2: ch3, dc in same, 2dc in each around, ss in 1st to join [16]

Round 3: Join C in sp between any 2 stitches, (ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) in same sp, skip 2dc, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sp, sk 2dc, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [32 and 8ch-sp]

Round 4: Join D to any ch1-sp, ch3, 4dc in same, sk 2dc, * ss in next sp between sts, skip 2dc, 5dc in next ch1-sp, skip 2dc, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [40]

Round 5: Join E to any 3rd tr of 5dc-group, ch1, *(sc, ch1, sc) in same, hdc, (FPtr in next st two rows below) twice, hdc, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [48 and 8ch-sp]

Reserve the next round until ready to make up.

Round 6: Join D to BL of any st after ch1-sp, (working into each ch1-sp as a st, 7 ss in BL, ch1, ss to adjacent motif, ch1) eight times, ss in 1st to join. Fasten off.

Part Flower Motif – make 14

Foundation chain: using B, ch2

Row 1: 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn [3]

Row 2: (RS): ch3, 2dc in same, 2dc in next, 3dc in last st [8]

Row 3: With RS facing, join C in sp between first 2sts, (ch4, 2dc) in same, *sk 2st, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sp, rep from * across, omitting last dc in last rep [14dc]

Row 4: With RS facing, join D to first ch1-sp, (ch3, 2dc) in same, * skip 2sts, ss in next sp between sts, skip 2sts, 5dc in next ch1-sp, rep from * once, skip 2sts, ss in next sp between sts, skip 2sts, 3dc in last ch1-sp [16dc]

Row 5: With RS facing, join E to first st, ch1, *(sc, ch1, sc) in same, hdc, (FPtr in next st 2 rows below) twice, hdc, rep from * twice, (sc, ch1, sc) in last st [20]

Edging for part flower motif

Reserve this row until ready to make up.

Row 1: With RS facing, join D to BL of last st of Row 5, ss in BL of same, rotate to work along flat edge, 2ss in side of each st across, rotate to work along top of Row 5, ss in BL, ch1, ss in adjacent motif, ss (working in each ch1-sp as a st, 7ss in BL, ch1, ss in adjacent motif, ch1) three times, ss to join. Fasten off.

Plain Motif – make 20

Using A repeat Full Flower Motif to the end of Round 5, rather than fastening off to change colour, ss along to correct starting point of next round.

Round 6: ss in ch1-sp, ch3, hdc in same, hdc, ch1, sk 1, FPdc in 2, ch1, sk 1, hdc, *(hdc, ch1, hdc) in next ch1-sp, hdc, ch1, sk 1, FPdc in 2, ch1, sk 1, hdc, rep from * around, ss in 2st to join [48]

Round 7: ss in ch1-sp, ch3, hdc in same, ch1, sk 1, hdc, ch1, FPdc in 2, ch1, hdc, ch1, sk 1, *(hdc, ch1, hdc) in next ch1-sp, ch1, sk 1, hdc, ch1, FPdc in 2, ch1, hdc, ch1, sk 1, rep from * ss in 1st to join [48]

Round 8: ss in 1st ch-sp, ch3, hdc in same, hdc, ch1, FPdc, ch1, FPdc in 2, ch1, FPdc, ch1, hdc, *(hdc, ch1, hdc) in next ch1-sp, hdc, ch1, FPdc, ch1, FPdc in 2, ch1, FPdc, ch1, hdc, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [64]

Round 9: ss to first st after ch1-sp, treating each ch1-sp as a st, *ss in BL of 4, sk 4, ss in BL of 5, ch3, rep from * around, ss in first ss to join. Fasten off.

Leaf Motif – make 62

Foundation chain: using F, ch10

Row 1: ss in 2nd and each ch [9]

Row 2: ch1, hdc, dc, tr in 2, dc, hdc, sc in 2, ss, ch2, rotate to work on other side of foundation chain, ss, sc in 2, hdc, dc, tr in 2, dc, hdc, ss in 1st to join. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Making up: lay the motifs out as pictured and join each corner ch3-sp with a ss to secure while working the last round/row. Sew the leaves in place between the motifs.

Border

Round 1: Join B to BL of any st on edge, ch1, dc in BL around, ss in 1st to join

Round 2: ch1, reverse sc in each around, ss in 1st to join. Fasten off.

close up of flower motif crochet blanket on a bed with white sheets

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Shamim

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

Both are awesome. Insha’Allah if I get some time to myself (if I’m so lucky) I will try both of them. Thanks.

Maria

Friday 4th of February 2022

This is so beautiful! I just picked this blanket as the gift you gave us today!! (Thank you!) It's funny how it came up as a suggestion in my Crochet Bonanza email!! May I ask a question please? In these pictures is the blanket made with your option 1 or option 2 colors? I love the colors of the flowers!

Thanks!