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Imagine a whole afghan of Dahlia squares with flowers in different colors! This croco-flower has a lot of potential: from the side it looks a lot like a lotus because of the way the petals curve, and from the top it could be a dahlia, a sunflower or a mum. This Crocodile Stitch Afghan Block – Dahlia is a wonderful pattern designed by the very talented Joyce Lewis. The design is stunning! This gorgeous square would look pretty as a pillow for the sofa and with different colors, too.
There has been some interest lately in using the crocodile stitch in a “flower” afghan block. It is usually worked in rows, not rounds, but the scales look so much like petals that using them in a flower seems an obvious step. This variation on the original stitch is my attempt at incorporating this popular motif into a square, worked-in-the-round afghan block. To me, it looks like a dinner-plate dahlia, just beginning to open, so that’s what I’m calling it – the Croco-Dahlia, however, the petals and background may be worked in any color combination.
This 6 inch test block was made with Caron Simply Soft Collection, worsted weight yarn and a size G hook. The same pattern resulted in a 7.25 inch square with Red Heart Super Saver yarn and an H hook.
This pattern is available in both US and UK terms, as well as in French.
Check out the original source for this pattern with all the directions and full written pattern at: Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Thanks to Joyce Lewis for the article inspiration and featured image.
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