Welcome to Week 3 of the Mélange Blanket mystery crochet along with Underground Crafter! This week’s square is the Peaceful Flower Afghan Square by Oombawka Design Crochet.
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Mélange Blanket Square 3: Peaceful Flower Afghan Square
You can see Rhondda’s version below. She used three colors in King Cole Fashion Aran yarn.
As I mentioned in the Mélange Blanket CAL kick off post, I am using King Cole Big Value Aran (available through your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK) and my Denise US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook for my blanket. This makes it easier to keep consistent gauge across all my squares.
For my version of the Peaceful Flower Afghan Square, I used Nougat as Color A, Berry as Color B, and Ocean for Color C. My square was exactly 3″ (7.5 cm) after Round 5 and exactly 6″ (15 cm) after Round 7, so apparently Rhondda and I have the same gauge! I lightly spray blocked the square but it wasn’t absolutely necessary. (If you’re new to blocking, check out Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.)
I found this pattern straightforward and easy to follow. Round 4 and Round 5 were the only ones where I had to briefly look away from my streaming show to make sure I was placing the stitches correctly. Otherwise, this was a “mindless” or relaxing square that you can do while watching tv or waiting in line. Rhondda also has a video tutorial for this pattern (see below). I think my “petals” are a bit puffier than Rhondda’s because you can’t see my Round 4 as clearly behind the flower as you can on her version. If you’d like your Round 4 to be more visible, you can also block out those points.
Head over to Oombawka Design Crochet and get the free pattern for the Peaceful Flower Afghan Square here. Don’t forget to share your version online using #undergroundcrafter and #melangeblanketcal as hashtags.Tag me as Underground Crafter on Facebook, or as @ucrafter on Instagram when you’re sharing project pictures, or share your pictures in the Underground Crafters Facebook group or in the Mélange Blanket CAL thread the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.