Retro flower blanket crochet pattern

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Ah, the versatile granny square! You can do so much with this design! This granny square is inspired by the retro flower quilt. The retro flower shape is so cool and I thought it would look great using crochet. It was a bit tricky to work out the shape but after much trial and error I am satisfied. Only your imagination sets the limit for what you can make from this design however I chose to make a baby blanket and pillow. I worked up this design in my ninth month of pregnancy so there is, of course, little surprise as to who I wanted to design for - our new baby naturally!
With the huge color assortment to choose from in Red Heart’s Creme de la creme line I was very inspired to work on specifically this design idea. My yarn stash had lots of colors in it and figuring out which ones to use and how to assemble them together made me feel like a quilter! In fact, I had to acquire some quilters advice from my mom to get it just right. I used the colors: Ivory, brite pink, green shadow, navy, golden yellow, tile blue, orchid pink and wood violet in this design and love the color combination I ended up with. I think this design really brightens up and brings something wonderful to a modern interior - especially a baby’s room! I am looking forward to seeing our baby learn to roll over and crawl on this blanket exploring the different colors as she grows her first year. And I can’t wait to see what other creative crocheters create using this design!

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