Flora is one of the most ancient goddesses of Roman religion, the flamen Florialis. A goddess of flowers, vegetation, and fertility.
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.
Video Tutorials by Helen Shrimpton– Crystals & Crochet
Check Helen’s page every week for the latest video.
Floralia Videos – Crystals & Crochet Website
Floralia is avalible in the following translations
US UK French Dutch Danish Urdu German Czech
(visit this section each week to download the latest part, parts will be released 10am EST)
Currently being updated
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
Finished size: 45″ x 45″ (115cm x 115cm)
Hook: 4mm (4.5mm may be needed for some of the slip-stitches)
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK – 100g balls – 295m each ball
Darning needle for ends
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.
|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!
Emma May xoxox