You won't find an all singing, all dancing written pattern here. What you will find is some FREE resources put together in my SPARE time to enable you to have a go at making a similar blanket.

I have been asked so many times about the colour combo for this African flower blanket! Trouble is I was stashbusting at the time and didn't think I'd written the colours down anywhere so couldn't remember exactly what I'd used. The good news is that I happened to be scrolling through my social media posts recently looking for something else when I found a post about this blanket from 24th April 2021 detailing all the colours! Yay!

It's quite a mix because as I said I was stashbusting and was using small bits of leftover or part balls of yarn. Here's the list.....

Scheepjes Colour Crafter 

  • Weert (joining colour)
  • Coevordon
  • Venlo
  • Goes

Paintbox DK

  • Washed Teal
  • Dusty Lilac
  • Dusty Rose
  • Vintage Pink

Hayfield Bonus DK

  • Apple

Stylecraft Special DK

  • Buttermilk
  • Powder Pink
  • Apricot
  • Lincoln

I did warn you it was a big mixture! For a baby sized blanket like I made you only need a little of each colour, hence this is a great motif for stash busting. I can't remember if I managed to get the joining and border out of one 100g ball of Weert, I think I may have used a little over 100g.

I paired the 12 flower colours up to include a darker and lighter version of each shade. I used the lighter yarn for the centre of the flower and the darker yarn for the petals.

Here are my pairs

  • Washed Teal and Goes
  • Venlo and Powder Pink
  • Coevordon and Buttermilk
  • Lincoln and Apple
  • Vintage Pink and Apricot
  • Dusty Lilac and Dusty Rose

So there were 6 flower combinations in total. I can't remember how many African flowers I made and I no longer have the blanket so can't check unfortunately. I use the join as you go method to join my flowers.

I've added a video tutorial for African flowers to my You Tube channel here


I squared my blanket edges off but I know some people make their blanket hexagon shaped so they don't need to do this. I'm afraid I can't tell you how to straighten the edges as I'm terrible for not writing it down and every time I make one of these blankets I go through a headache inducing trial and error process until I get it right whilst cursing myself for not writing it down last time....then I repeat the cycle! Maybe next time I'll be more organised and write it down as I do it although knowing me probably not!

I finished my blanket off with Attic24's bobble shell edging. I've called this combo Florence as it meaning flowering or blooming so fits perfectly with these flowers


I hope you have found this combo inspiring and I'd love to see how you use it! If you want you can use the hashtag #littledovecolourcombos on social media to share your creations

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Thank you and happy crocheting

Faye :)


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