The blossom stitch is a way to crochet a row of flowers in line. It can be used for stripy blankets or square blankets worked in the round.
The blossoms are worked in two stages over two rows so that you do not need to sew them on afterwards.
I developed this stitch to use for my 2021 crochet blanket, but I can image that there are so many possibilities to use the blossom stitch.
Check out the step by step tutorial below.
You will need 3 different colours of yarn of the same weight. For this tutorial I used:
5mm crochet hook
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
[Stitches written in brackets like these are worked into the same stitch]
Puff stitch – a video below shows how to crochet the puff stitch.
Start by crocheting a couple of base rows in the background colour.
If you are adding this to your own blanket design, at this stage you should decide how many blossoms you want in the row and how to space them out.
If you are working on the 2021 blanket, follow the instructions for before, between and after the blossoms.
Then use the main colour of the petals, and crochet in the pattern dc, ch 1, skip until you get to the place you want to put the blossom.
The first stitches in the blossom are dc, ch 1, skip, dc.
In step 1, you created a ch-1-sp, which you will now be working into (the arrow in step 1 points to this place).
You will rotate your work for step 2 so that it is upside down and insert your hook into the top of the skipped stitch.
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In the top of the skipped stitch, work [dc, ch2, tr, ch2, dc, ch2, tr, ch2, dc].
Step 3 photo shows the first half of the first petal. dc, ch2, tr.
Step 4 photo shows how to complete the rest of the first petal – ch 2 and dc into the stitch that you skipped.
Complete the second petal in the same way.
ch2, tr, ch2 dc into the stitch that you skipped.
Now rotate your work so that you are no longer holding it upside down.
To work the top petal, you work into the ch-1-sp in the normal way.
Work [dc, ch2, tr, ch2, dc, ch2, tr, ch2, dc, ch2, tr, ch2, dc] to make 3 petals.
You are now working in the correct direction again. Work 1 dc into the next available stitch on the background colour. (In doing so, you are skipping the dc that you made just before you started crocheting the lower petals).
Then work the rest of your work in the pattern dc, ch 1, skip 1.
Use the contrast colour to crochet the centre of the flower.
Start the row by crocheting dc in every ch-1-sp, then ch 1, skip 1 right up to the flower.
Then you will work the next stitch into the lower part of the stitch you skipped to crochet the blossom.
Crochet a puff stitch into the stitch you skipped to crochet the flower.
Do not forget to finish the puff stitch with a ch.
Ch 1, then work dc into the next available ch-1-sp. Continue the rest of the row in the pattern: ch 1, skip 1, dc.
Once you have finished the row, push the puff stitch through the hole in the blossom to the right hand side. You may choose to secure the centres in place with a small tacking stitch.
I did not do this for this tutorial in order to be able to show the next part more clearly.
Use the background colour and crochet in your pattern (I crocheted a row of htr here).
Then in the ch-2-sp crochet 2 stitches.
(In a row of htr, crochet 2 htr, and dc in a row of dc etc).
Skip the top of the puff stitch and work 2 stitches in the next ch-sp.
Continue to crochet the rest of the row in your chosen stitch.
You have now completed the crochet blossom stitch in a row.
I hope that this tutorial has been helpful for you and you can enjoy this pretty stitch.
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