Blog Hop Feature: Rose in Bloom

I am happy to be part of a flower-themed blog-hop this month! Jo’s Crafty Hook has been sharing a FREE crochet pattern everyday and today one of my patterns is in the lineup!

This square can be used as a panel in a blanket, the front of a pillow form, a wall hanging, or just a baby blanket by itself! Normally it is a paid pattern, but today, for the flower blog hop, you can download it for FREE!

The pink graphic above links you directly to your ravelry cart where the free pattern is ready for you (using code: “CraftyHook“, valid until June 7, 2021).

I originally published this square, Rose in Bloom, in August 2020. But, back then I didn’t create a blog post for every new pattern. I have it listed in my Doctor Who Series because it repesents Rose, the character, for me. 💕

All of my patterns include written line-by-line instructions for the interlocking technique and the overlay mosaic technique, as well as a chart (81 x 81 for Rose in Bloom).

I crocheted my sample in the photo using the overlay mosaic technique. I have a pdf tutorial and a YouTube tutorial on this technique.

I used a 5 mm hook instead of my usual 4.5 mm hook because I was hoping it would be large enough to be a baby blanket all by itself. With a 4.5 mm hook my square is 20″ but with the 5 mm hook it came out 22″. I used an envelope border to cover the tails that are created with the mosaic technique and my final piece was 26″.

Usually I join my squares of this size to other squares of this size and create a blanket that way.

I prefer to use the interlocking crochet method when I plan on joining squares.

Find more of my large afghan squares here:

Flower Round-Up

Did you know June and June are the same month 😅🙈 I signed up for two blog-hops this month! I hope you don’t feel like you’re getting too many messages from me, but I MUST tell you about this!

Jo’s Crafty Hook is having a flower-themed blog-hop for the first half of June. Each pattern is either free always or has a special code to make it free on their special day.

Click the image to visit daily!

You will have to wait a few days for my special day, but until then keep checking back to Jo’s Crafty Hook for the daily flower-themed pattern!

Sneak peak video
June 1: Flower Bunting – Jo’s Crafty Hook
June 2: Reusable Flower Face Scrubbies – Made by Gootie
June 3, 2021: Flowerful Headband – Natali’s Crochet
June 4, 2021: Reusable Makeup Remover Flower – Regina P Designs
June 5, 2021: Rose in Bloom – Ashlee Brotzell Designs
June 6, 2021: Victorian Jabot – Crafty Patti Crochet
June 7, 2021: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers – My Fingers Fly
June 8, 2021: Ribbon Ear Warmers – Jo’s Crafty Hook
June 9, 2021: Rounds of Flowers Coasters – Raffamusa Designs
June 10, 2021: Dear Peony Granny Blanket – Yarnandy
June 11, 2021: Spring Gentian Brooch – Crochet Cloudberry
June 12, 2021: Patriotic Wall Hanging – Pine Tree Crochet
June 13, 2021: Lacy Daisy Granny Square – Raffamusa Designs
June 14, 2021: Bloom Necklace and Earrings – Natali’s Crochet Designs
June 15, 2021: Posy Coasters – Regina P Designs

The round up is over now! Thanks for supporting all the designers!

May Gnome: the flower girl

April was a pretty crazy month! What does May have in store for us?

First, let’s recap April. I had big news and excitement pouring out! (I tried to use a water verb… April showers? From that little verse, “April showers bring May flowers”? Is that a common and well-known phrase? Or just something my mom used to say? )

April recap:

*my One-Year Designaversary and the big giveaway and sale,
*Crochet Now magazine published my Eiffel Tower Wall Hanging pattern (issue 68),
*started my 4th free CAL (Crochet-A-Long): the MusicCAL,
*and I published a few new patterns to Etsy/Ravelry (April Gnome, Excavator 40, Flamingo 20, Tropical Tree 20, Brotzell Tiger King, & MusicCAL)

And now it’s time to bring on the May flowers with a flower-filled gnome square: May Gnome.

“May Gnome” crocheted by CarolinevdB

My eBook, A Year of Gnomes, is growing each month. This month I’ve drawn up a gnome with wild flowers in her braids, on her hat, and decorating her space. I hope you like her. 💗

If you’ve previously bought the ebook on Ravelry you will see there’s an update available. I have also emailed the new pattern to all my Etsy customers.

Our Master List of Gnomes