Cascading Daisy Lapghan

Whilst scrolling through Pinterest for colour inspiration, I came across the below image and instantly fell for it.
I love anything retro and this just sang to me.
I knew I had to make a blanket as close to it as possible.

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I ordered Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran, in Colours,
🧶210 Coffee Bean
🧶212 Tomato Red
🧶218 Seville Orange
🧶233 Marine Blue

Which I purchased at, Love Crochet and set about finding the perfect granny square.
There of course are so many wonderful patterns out there, making it almost impossible to choose.
I finally decided on the, “Cascading Daisy Square” by “The Lavender Chair.”

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The Cascading Daisy Square, was part of, Dorianna Rivelli, The Lavender Chair, “Mandala Blanket Cal” back in 2016, which has been on my to-do list, since I first saw it. It’s gorgeous and her colours are breathtaking.
You can read all about the crochet along, here.

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You can also see more of Dorianna’s patterns on her website.
You can also find Dorianna, aka “The Lavender Chair” on Ravelry, Etsy, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and on Moogly Showcase.

I will admit I have not until now made any of The Lavender Chair patterns, but that is definitely set to change after making this square. It’s was a dream to make.

My plan for this lapghan, was to follow the colour placement in the above Pinterest picture but at the last-minute I chickened out of using too much blue and decided to add 201 Pure Black  into the mix.

My colour placements were as follows,

Round Colour 
1-2 210 Coffee Bean
3-4 233 Marine Blue
5-6 218 Seville Orange
7-8 212 Tomato Red
9-11 201 Pure Black
12 233 Marine Blue

I followed the pattern up until round 10, then made two more rounds.
For round 11, I made US, Half Treble Crochet (htc) making 2 htc, chain 2, 2 htc‘s in the corner spaces.
For the final round, round 12, I made, Back Post Half Double Crochet’s (Bphdc) across, making 2 hdc, chain 2, 2 hdc’s in the corners.

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I made 12 squares and joined them with the, Flat surface slip stitch join, using 233 Marine Blue

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Once the 12 squares were joined, I edged the blanket with a round of Half Double Crochet (hdc), making 5 hdc, in the corner spaces, before I started the border.

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I wasn’t really sure, what I wanted to do for the border, especially as I was running low on the 212 Tomato Red, which has now been discontinued. 😫
I finally decided on a nice chunky border.
I made 4 double crochet rounds, using 3 dc’s in the corner space or stitch. The first round of dc’s I made in the 3rd loop.
I then made, 1 rounds of Back Post Hdc in each of the colours, Tomato Red, Coffee Bean and Sevilla Orange.
Then I made a round of, backloop Double Crochet, in Marine Blue.
I finished off the edging, in what my hubby calls, “my signature edging,” which is made up of the following stitch sequence.

Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, Triple Crochet, picot-3, Triple Crochet, Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet in corner space,
Skip the hidden stitch,
slip stitch in next stitch,
skip 1 stitch,
5 Double Crochets in next stitch,
skip 2 stitches,
continue with Single crochets in every stitch across, stopping 6 stitches before every corner,
skip 2 stitches ,
5 Double Crochets in next stitch,
skip 1 stitch ,
slip stitch in next stitch ,
skip 1 stitch
and repeat until you have crocheted all the way around. Join with an invisible join to finish.

My Cascading Daisy Lapghan, ended up being roughly 38″ x 48″ unblocked. I’m waiting on my new blocking wires, which hopefully will arrive this week, fingers crossed.

I used the following amounts of yarn (Rounded Up) 

Colour  Skeins
210 Coffee Bean 1
218 Seville Orange 2 (only just over I)
212 Tomato Red 3
233 Marine Blue 4
201 Pure Black 6

Even though it doesn’t look anything like the inspection photo, I’m pretty chuffed with the overall blanket.
What do you think?

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Should I have stopped being a wimp and used the blue instead of the black?
Either way it’s too late now but maybe one day soon, I’ll be brave and go with my original colour ideas.

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Now on to my next project. I’m pretty excited about it.
What could it be?
Pop back soon to find out.
Too-da-loo for now.

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2 thoughts on “Cascading Daisy Lapghan

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