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Free Crochet Pattern: Big Bloom Block & Pillow

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Pattern #: 100gsBloom
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size

Approx 6 x 6 inches (15.25 x 15.25 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This crochet block can be used for scarves, afghans, shawls, bags, and the pillow shown here. Reproduced from 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet by Leonie Morgan, with permission from St. Martin's Griffin. 

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Additional Materials
18 inch (46 cm) pillow form (or 20 inch/51 cm for a plumper pillow)
18 inch (46 cm) zipper
 

Big Bloom Block & Pillow

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GAUGE:

8 dc = 3 inches. 

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Method

FOUNDATION ROW: Using Color A, make a Magic Ring.
ROUND 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 11 hdc into ring, join with slip st through Front Loop only of top of beginning ch. (12 sts.)
ROUND 2: * Ch 7, slip st through Front Loop of next hdc; rep from * 10 more times, ch 7, join with slip st into Back Loop only of top of Round 1 beginning ch. (12 ch sps.)
ROUND 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc tbl in same place, 2 hdc tbl in each st around, join with slip st into Front Loop of top of beginning ch. (24 sts.)
ROUND 4: * Ch 7, slip st through Front Loop of next hdc; rep from * 22 more times, ch 7, join with slip st into Back Loop only of top of Round 3 beginning ch. End Color A. (24 ch sps.)
ROUND 5: Join Color B, ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), * 2 hdc tbl in next st, 1 hdc tbl in next st; rep from * 11 more times, 2 hdc tbl in next st, join with slip st into Front Loop only of top of beginning ch. (36 sts.)
ROUND 6: * Ch 7, slip st through Front Loop of next hdc; rep from * 34 more times, ch 7, join with slip st into Back Loop only of top of Round 5 beginning ch. End Color B. (36 ch sps.)
ROUND 7: Join Color C through Back Loop only, ch 1 and sc tbl in same space, * sc tbl in next st, hdc tbl in next st, dc tbl in next 2 sts, (dc, tr, dc) tbl in next st, dc tbl in next 2 sts, hdc tbl in next st **, sc tbl in next st; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once more, join with slip st in first sc made. (44 sts.)
ROUND 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * dc in each st across to corner tr, work (dc, tr, dc) in tr; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st to end of round, join with slip st in top of  beginning ch. (52 sts.)
ROUND 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * dc in each st across to corner tr, work (dc, tr, dc) in tr; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st to end of round, join with slip st in top of beginning ch. (60 sts.)
ROUND 10: Ch 1, sc in same space, sc in each st across to corner tr, work (sc, hdc, sc) in tr; rep from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of round, join with slip st into first sc made. End Color C. (68 sts.)



Pillow

Make 6 squares in the following colors:
ROUNDS 1–4: Color A
ROUNDS 5–6: Color B
ROUNDS 7–11: Color C

Make 2 squares in the following colors:
ROUNDS 1–4: Color C
ROUNDS 5–6: Color B
ROUNDS 7–11: Colors D, E, F, G, H, I

Lay out the squares following the photograph for reference: nine squares for the front panel and nine squares for the back panel. Join the squares using Color I and mattress stitch. Attach an 18 in. (46 cm) zip along one edge of the front and back panels. Sew three sides together using Color I and woven seam method. Stuff with an 18 or 20 in. (46 or 51 cm) pillow inner. 


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tr = treble (triple) crochet


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Big Bloom Block & Pillow Reviewed by MHignight on 2013-05-07 *****
I really liked how this turned out. Everyone really likes it. Easy pattern to follow :)


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