Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started

Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in.  I love those colorful throws and blankets,  but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor.  So I had to go a different way.

Zip had to get in the picture.
Zip had to get in the picture.

I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had.  They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly!

I have no idea how dog hair gets into my crochet!
I have no idea how dog hair gets into my crochet!

The colors I chose:  Burgundy, Aran, Heather, Soft Taupe, Chocolate, Fern, Forest and Deep Forest.  I also picked up some Red Heart Soft in Toast, because the color was just right and they didn’t have something close to it in Impeccable.

Started - still a long way to go.
Started – still a long way to go.

I am arranging the flowers and green background in a unstructured style, spacing and placing wherever my whims take me.

Using an H – 5, 5.00 mm hook with the Impeccable and an I hook with the Red Heart (the recommended hook sizes for those yarns).  I did some slight tweaks to my Simple Little Hexagons that I made before.  The only changes is that I sc instead of slpst into the space to start the round.  I think a sc, ch looks more like a dc and sometimes just seems to work better for me.  A new diagram to help clarify what I mean…

Hexagon Diagram

I am sewing the motifs together, through the back loops only, and weaving in ends as soon as they are done, the thought of a pile of those with all that sewing and weaving is enough to make me want to give it up right now!  This way means I have to be sure I like it, no going back (or not so easy to go back).  I did the first bits without weaving in at first, so I could see it and take it apart if I didn’t like it.

I used approximately the following length tails to sew and weave (a generous amount for me)…

To sew
1 side:  8 or 9″
2 sides:  11″
3 sides:  14″
4 sides: 15″
5 sides:  16″


6 thoughts on “Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started

  1. Your crochet looks great, love the design and the colours they have a real earthy tone to them which I like. Your dogs are adorable, I am also the proud owner of a border collie, a loyal and intelligent breed : )


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