Saturday, 3 December 2016

The Darling Dahlia Square

Hello, Lovelies! Thank you for visiting this pattern! Just to let you know that I am completely revising this pattern and will re-release it in my Ravelry Store in 2019!


I absolutely adore Dahlias and I’ve been wanting to design a pretty vintage style square using a Dahlia design. I think if I looked hard enough I might have found a pattern but I gave up the search and set about with my own design. I’m totally unoriginal in my love for flowery, lacy, vintage crochet! So here is yet another flowery, lacy, vintage design.
There are dozens of different Dahlias, some single-layer petaled, others  multiple layered like gorgeous ball gowns or tutus! I settled for a single-layer Dahlia and went about creating a richly textured Dahlia motif...then added a lot of other bits! In fact, I went so far as to design a really large  afghan square but that’s another story altogether!



This dainty, beautiful little square looks adorable in vibrant or muted colourways and the border is extremely easy to attach to its mates using a simple lacy join-as-you-go method. The square also works up quickly once you get past the first one.
Recommended for a baby blanket, or for the very patient and ambitious, a lovely Vintage-look bedspread! In my mind's eye, I see a cottage window curtain!
Btw, did I mention there is a teeny village in South Africa called Darling! I’ve been there for tea and scones a few times as it’s a short drive from Cape Town. There were Dahlias in the garden, in a riot of exquisite colours!



Wherever you are in the world I hope you are having plenty of hooky time!
xxx




17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I've been eagerly awaiting each new square--they're gorgeous! And the larger version is stunning; can't wait to see it! :-)

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  2. Thank you so much! Yes, I have written out the pattern for the large square now just to find the time to create a PDF for it! :D X

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    1. your designs are so beautiful, I love them all. Did you ever make a pdf of this larger one ? xx

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    2. Hi Jen, I love the extended vers of the Birkenhead square, have you managed to do the pdf for it? Love all you patterns and videos so much it's like having a crochet social in my own home each time I follow one. I am enlarging a throw with De Rust squares at the moment and enjoying it so much - even better, my daughter has claimed it because she loves the results. Happy hooking Jen.

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  3. Oh, fabulous!!! I'm thinking of making scarves with the smaller ones; so pretty and feminine!

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  4. Yes, I think it will work well for a scarf! I'd love to see it if you do go ahead. :D If you have any problems with the pattern please don't hesitate to ask for clarification. :-) x

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  5. Love the extended version. Your work is incredible. Looking forward to the pattern. Thanks so much.

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    1. You're welcome, and thank you very much for the lovely compliment. :D xx

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    2. Oh Jen... this is so beautiful. I've just gone through you squares, and they are all stunning. I can't wait to make them, thank you for sharing! Hope

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  6. Such beautiful work. You are so clever. JAY NZ

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  7. Would love to have the pattern for the larger extended version. Such a beautiful pattern.

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  8. I love the extended version too! Is the pattern for sale on Ravelry?

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  9. I understand you're re-designing this pattern,,,but could I please have a copy of this one...I am in love!

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  10. Hi Jen, I love your gorgeous designs and was wondering if you have a date for the release of your very beautiful "Darling Dahlia Square" I am so anxious to make it my self. It's one of the prettiest I've ever seen.
    Thank you, Judy

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  11. Following...I too am eagerly awaiting the re-release of this gorgeous pattern😍😍😍😍

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  12. Patiently waiting for you to release this beauty......

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  13. I love this one too. It really reminds me of a dahlia. Please let me know how to get the pattern. Barbaracott@gmail.com

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