Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan CAL

Welcome to my Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan CAL!!  The Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan CAL starts today, May 10th and runs until May 31, 2022.  This is a FREE Crochet-a-Long and we will be making a Throw Size Afghan.

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in my Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern.  This is a project that has been in the works for over 25 years.  My gram started making these flowers for an Afghan back in 1994.  I inherited the Afghan when she passed away about 20 years ago.  It moved from house to house, taken out every once in a while, and I always said I was going to finish it and I have.

I decided I would write out the steps she did and turn it into a crochet pattern.  I took the flowers apart to learn the stitches she used, so I could make my own.  This pattern is dedicated to Gram.  She was a very important part of my life.   I hope you enjoy making the Mae’s Flowers too!  

 

You can now purchase the Mae’s Flower Garden Crochet Pattern for $3 at my Ravelry Store.  Inside the PDF copy of the Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan crochet pattern there are a lot of extra goodies for Right & Left Handed crocheters.

  • 2 Sizes to Choose from – Throw or Lapghan
  • Step-by-Step Picture Tutorials
  • Video Tutorials of Flowers and Assembly

 

There will also be a Contest with Prizes!!  See how you can enter below!!

Throughout the month of May there will be Sneak Peeks of the beautiful WIPs from my testers!  There will be their versions of their Flowers and Afghans!  You will also find out below how YOUR WIPs can be added to my website each week!!

At the end of the Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan CAL I will have a BIG REVEAL!!  I will be revealing the finished versions of mine and my testers’ afghans!  You can even get YOUR versions added to the BIG REVEAL!!

The CAL will be in 3 stages.  I will add the crochet patterns for each stage using the schedule below:

 

May 10-16 
Flower Pattern

May 17-23
Connectors Pattern

May 24-31
Assembly


The afghan can be made in a solid color or a variety of colors as you like.  The flowers use such a small amount of yarn that you can use up ALL of that Scrap Yarn you have laying around!


**CONTEST & PRIZES**

I will be having a Contest and Prizes!  The way for you to enter the contest is to share YOUR works in progress each week, by Monday 10p EST.  So be sure to share your WIPs each week, starting Tuesday May 17, 2022 inside my Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers.  Prizes you could WIN will be revealed during Week 2 of the CAL.

 

You can enter for a chance to WIN one of three prizes:

  • 1st Place – $30 Coupon to be spent at my Ravelry Store
  • 2nd Place – $25 Coupon to be spent at my Ravelry Store
  • 3rd Place – $20 Coupon to be spent at my Ravelry Store

 

June 1 2022, prizes will be awarded to those who have entered the contest by sharing their work EACH week inside my Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers or on ANY of my Social Media Sites using: #MaesFlowerGardenAfghanCAL

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Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern Details:

I used a variety of yarns in a variety of colors.  The Mae’s Flowers can be made in solid or contrasting colors.  This crochet pattern is a great way to use up your scrap yarn.

Materials:
2-4 yds of 4 ply Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
US H Crochet Hook or 5mm
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sp = spacerep = repeat
RS = Right Side

Flower Size: 3” x 3”
Flowers Needed:  176

Throw Afghan Size:  48″ x 60″


Notes:
Flowers can be made in a solid color or a variety of colors.
Below is a video tutorial for the making of the flowers left handed.

Video Tutorial:
Flowers Instructions

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Week 1

Week 1 starts out with the crocheting of the Mae’s Flowers.


Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern:

 

 

Flower (Solid Color)

**It would be a great idea to weave in your ends as you go.  If you do not, you will spend a long time weaving them in after the afghan is complete**

R1: make a loose slip knot or a magic circle, ch 2, 8 sc in ch 1 or magic circle.  sl st in 1st sc to join.

R2:  ch 4, dc in ch 1 just made , ch 4, dc in 2nd ch 1 made, sl st in same sc.  *sl st in next sc, ch 4, dc in ch 1 just made, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch 1, sl st in same sc.  rep from * around.  sl st in 1st st to join.

Rep R2 until you have 8 flower petals.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Continue these steps until you have 180 flowers

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Flowers (2 Colors)

**It would be a great idea to weave in your ends as you go.  If you do not, you will spend a long time weaving them in after the afghan is complete**

Center of Flowers

R1: make a loose sl knot or a magic circle, ch 2, 8 sc in ch-1 or magic circle.  sl st in 1st sc to join.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.

R2:  attach another color of yarn with a sl st in any sc.  ch 4, dc in ch 1 just made, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch 1,  sl st in same sc.  *sl st in next sc, ch 4, dc in ch 1 just made, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch 1, sl st in same sc.  rep from * around.  sl st in 1st st to join. 

Rep R2 until you have 8 flower petals.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Continue these steps until you have 176 flowers

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If you do not want to do the full afghan, you will also find just the Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern for $1.50 at my Ravelry Store during the month of May.  You can use these flowers to embellish SO many of your projects.  Add them to Headbands, Pillows, Purses, and more! 

 

 

 

Week 2

Week 2 consists of crocheting your Edgers and Connectors that you will need to assemble your Throws.

 

 

Edgers

ch 1, 4 dc in ch-1 sp.  sl st in 1st dc to join.  4 dc

Fasten off and weave in ends.

rep until you have 50 Edgers.


Connectors

ch 1, 8 dc in ch-1 sp.  sl st in 1st dc to join.  8 dc

Fasten off and weave in ends.

rep until you have 180 Connectors.

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Week 3 & Week 4

I am having technical issues with uploading my pictures for the Step-by-Step Picture Tutorials for Left & Right Handers.  I am working on resolving the issue.  In the mean time, there is a very helpful Video Tutorial connecting the flowers off your Border and Rows.

 

Week 3 & 4 of the Mae’s Flower Garden CAL is LIVE!  Week 3 & Week 4 will consist of the flower assembly instructions.  There is a helpful Video Tutorial below that shows how to assemble your throw.

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to share your WIPs inside my Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers to WIN Prizes!!


If you have ANY questions, please feel free to email me at: 
j.o@joscraftyhook.com

 

If you have missed any part of the CAL or would like to work on the Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan at your own pace, you can purchase the Mae’s Flower Garden Crochet Pattern for $3 at my Ravelry Store

Inside the PDF copy of the Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan crochet pattern there are a lot of extra goodies for Right & Left Handed crocheters.

  • 2 Sizes to Choose from – Throw or Lapghan
  • Step-by-Step Picture Tutorials
  • Video Tutorials of Flowers and Assembly

 

If you don’t want to do the whole afghan, you can purchase the Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern for $1.50 until May 31, 2022 from my Ravelry Store.

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Author: Jo Baird

I LOVE to Crochet! I have been Crocheting for over 20 years and this year I decided to turn the love into a business. I still Crochet gifts to show my love, now I sell what I make to spread the LOVE!

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