Crochet Along, Floralia

Floralia CAL – Stitches Used

The Floralia blanket is suitable for everyone from the adventurous beginner to the expert crocheter. The free pattern, which will be in eight weekly parts, will be posted  here on the Pippin Poppycock website and in the Pippin Crochet Club on Facebook.

Fellow Blogstar, Helen Shrimpton from Crystals and Crochet has recorded a full set of video tutorials which will appear on Helen’s YouTube channel when the CAL launches on 1st July.

Team Pippin came up with 4 colorways all using Styelcraft Special DK.  You can find all the materials and colorways details here.

At Pippin we allow yarn freedom, meaning you can substitute colors and come up with your own special Floralia in fact we like to encourage, I love seeing your creativity. We also understand that sometimes our available options in yarn brands is dependent on many factors, so just because you cant get your hands on my kits or the brand of yarn I recommend doesn’t mean you can’t take part in the crochet along. You may want to go diving into your stash or running out to your local yarn store and picking up whats local to you.

Regardless of the yarn or colors you choose to use you are always welcome to share your work with us in the Pippin Crochet Club.

Now for the stitches used in Floralia

sl-st Slip Stitch ch(s) Chain(s)
sp Space st(s) Stitch/Stitches
sc Single Crochet hdc Half Double Crochet
dc Double Crochet tr Triple Crochet
fp- Front Post bp- Back Post
fl Front Loop bl- Back Loop
PC Popcorn – 5dc in same stitch, remove hook and drop loop, insert into 1st dc and dropped loop, pull loop through stitch, chain 1 to close.
2dc-cl 2 Double Crochet Cluster – dc2tog in same stitch.
Vst V Stitch – dc, ch1, dc in the same stitch.
BO Bobble Stitch – dc5tog in the same stitch. *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two*. Repeat **4 more time, 6 loops on hook Yarn over, pull through all 6 loops at once.
d-sc Double Single Crochet – Insert hook into stitch, Yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, insert in same stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
Picot Picot – ch3, slipstitch into first chain.

All very standard, some parts can get a little tricky but with the help of the testers and Helen’s videos you can so this!

Will be available in
US          UK           French         Dutch          Danish          Urdu         German         Czech

Finished size: 45″ x 45″ (115cm x 115cm) using DK

Schedule
Part One                      Center Bloom                                                        July 1
Part Two                      Outer Bloom                                                         July 8
Part Three                   Squaring Outer Bloom                                        July 15
Part Four                     Center Small Squares                                          July 22
Part Five                      Small Square Panels                                            July 29
Part Six                        Center Square and Panel Joining                      Aug 5
Part Seven                   Breathable Mesh Border                                     Aug 12
Part Eight                     Floral Border                                                         Aug 19

Keep up to date and follow along @ Pippin Crochet Club on FB

Love Emma May xoxo

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