I have had an idea to make a blanket/afghan in the Art Nouveau style for some time. There has been many sketch’s, drawings done until I got the final drawings that I liked and wanted to use.
I decided to make the main blocks 18” x 18” so that they can be made on their own into a cushion/pillow. These also will be sold separately if you only want one of the patterns. All graph patterns will be sold together at the end with instructions on how to make them up into the blaket and will also include final border and panels that will be in between the blocks.
Sizes, tension, terminology and more
A few basic things need to be noted at the being.
As I live in Northern Ireland I use the UK crochet terminology.
All graphs have been done in double crochet (this is single crochet in USA crochet terminology).
Tension changes from person to person and changes during each person’s crocheting.
I have used a 3.5mm hook to crochet the block but I used a 4.00mm hook to make the starting chain as I find my row of chain is always tighter than the crocheting. Using Stylecraft Special DK my 4 inch x 4-inch tension square is 16 stitches x 19 rows using the 3.5 mm hook.
The blanket/afghan finished size is approx 5′ 6″ x 5′ 6″.
Each main panel/block when blocked will be approx. 18” x 18” (as mentioned above if you want to make cushion/pillows). There will also be panels between each block and a border around the whole blanket/afghan.
I am using Stylecraft Special DK. Each panel/block pattern will have the colours used and amount needed. This is the full list of colours for the whole blanket and the blanket/afghan pattern will have the amount needed of each colour.
Stylecraft Special DK Black 1002
Stylecraft Special Dk Lemon 1020
Stylecraft Special DK Raspberry 1023
Stylecraft Special DK Apricot 1026
Stylecraft Special DK Sherbet 1034
Stylecraft Special DK Meadow 1065
Stylecraft Special DK Turquoise 1068
Stylecraft Special DK Pomegranate 1086
Stylecraft Special DK Lavender 1188
Stylecraft Special DK Citron 1263
Stylecraft Special DK Violet 1277
Stylecraft Special DK Pistachio 1822
Stylecraft Special DK Cypress 1824
Stylecraft Special Empire 1829
Keep in touch
I would love to see photos of your final graphs/blocks, if there is something you do not understand or need to ask me a question you can contact me via the blog or via my facebook page 2nd Bench Along (this is the name I have for my stores on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy). I would love you to like my facebook page and to make posts with photos of your work, I also can be messaged via the facebook page. The facebook page is where I will make any announcements.
The Art Nouveau blanket/afghan pattern can be bought by clicking on the links for either Etsy
Iris 18” x 18” Cushion/Pillow.
Tulip 18” x 18” Cushion/Pillow.
Butterfly 18″ x 18″ Cushion/Pillow
Peacock 18″ x 18″ Cushion/Pillow
Lily 18″ x 18″ Cushion/Pillow
Poppy 18″ x 18″ Cushion/Pillow
2nd Peacock 18″ x 18″ Cushion/Pillow