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Darling Buds


Darling Buds is my 11th Afghan square for this year, 2016.


This very pretty square is made up of a circle of flower buds and petals, surrounded by a very simple frame.

The buds are made very simply with V stitches and popcorns. This is a combination of stitches which I never tire of, and who doesn’t love flowers and flower buds?


12” Afghan Square

Using worsted/Aran weight Yarn, with a 5.5mm hook.

Approx. 10” with Double Knitting, with a 4mm hook.

I used Stylecraft Special Double knitting in Cream, Cypress, Pale Rose, Boysenberry and Fuchsia Purple.

And for the colour way below I used Lemon, Citron, Meadow, Camel, and Walnut.

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Stylecraft Special Aran   Stylecraft Special Double Knit

Stylecraft Special Aran   Stylecraft Special Double Knit

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Darling Buds goes perfectly with Ring ‘o’ Roses 12 inch square, and A Walk in the Garden 24 inch square.

Or would make a beautiful blanket alternated with a simple plain square.

These squares can make fantastic scrap projects, with different colours in every round.
You can use just one or two colours, or you can go crazy with all the colours of the rainbow.

Here are some Darling Buds made by my amazing testers.

Jane has made a baby blanket using Darling Buds, With Love, and Ring ‘o’ Roses.

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