I can’t decide if I am thoughtfully kind or just morbid, but I make funeral blankets. I have done this for years. I make them and put them in my closet. Then when someone close to me passes away, I am ready with a gift of love and comfort. I wish I could say that I have a closet full of blankets, but I have said good bye to my grandmas, a few dear older Sisters in my church ward, and even some tragic goodbyes of younger friends. I am always grateful that I took the time before these sad events to make a gift for the grieving family that always brings them and myself such comfort.
With that said, I started this beautiful daisies blanket on my trip to Wisconsin. I found the pattern on Pinterest from the website Tejiendo Peru. It is called Flower Garden Stitch. It is a very lacey design that is perfect for a loving farewell. The pattern is fairly easy with the exception of leaving so many loops on the hook in order to make the petals all connect. There is a video here that shows how to make the flower. The pattern is also easy as it is in English and is a map pattern. One small picture is the whole pattern. Yea!! I put it on my phone pictures and was able to crochet on the plane and in the car. Portable projects are a must!
It didn’t take long to make this cover. Funeral blankets do not need to wrap all around. They just need to cover or lay on top. This is about 3’x 4.5′ Just a guesstimate. I used my favorite Caron Simply Soft yarn. This white had little sparkles in it.