Thursday, May 8, 2014

Brunfelsia Inspired Crochet Throw, My Free Pattern

Every spring a gorgeous shrub blooms in my front yard. It’s called Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow or Brunfelsia Pauciflora. The flowers start rich purple, then they turn lilac, and eventually white. This creates a stunning display with three color flowers at the same time. This spring this shrub inspired me to crochet a throw in three colors – purple, lilac, and white.

But before we go to the pattern, there is one more thing I need to tell you about this plant.

This beauty has a sinister side - it’s extremely toxic! If you ever come across this shrub, it’s better not to touch it at all! Make sure that pets or children don’t chew it or put it in their mouths. The berries formed after the blooming is the most poisonous part of this shrub.  

And now to the pattern! It’s nothing fancy really, just rows of dc2tog clusters. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn. The colors are very rich and pretty, I hope they won’t run after washings.  

This pattern is my original design. It cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share this pattern, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post. You can use this pattern to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items from this pattern, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet blog ( Please, respect my work. Thank you!

Measurements: 45 by 33 inches


Crochet Hook US size I/9 (5.5 MM)

Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo Yarn, Amethyst, one skein (14 oz, 744 yards)

Red Heart Super Saver, Orchid, one skein (7 oz, 364 yards)

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, White, one skein (7 oz, 364 yards)

In this pattern, I refer to turning chains as “last dc”.

Multiple of 4, plus 2

Ch 122 loosely.

Row 1: (dc2 tog, ch 2, dc2tog) all in 5th ch from hook, *skip 3 ch, (dc2 tog, ch 2, dc2tog) all in next ch* across, dc in last ch. Fasten off. Attach next color yarn.

Row 2: ch 3, *(dc2tog, ch 2, dc2tog) all in next ch-2 space* across, dc in last dc. Fasten off. Attach next color yarn.

Repeat Row 2 until your throw is about 45 inches long (or longer if you wish). End with the same color stripe that you started with.


When working into the last row, make 4 dc in each space between clusters.

Make (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in the corner space. Repeat same way for all four corners.

When working into the ends of rows, *skip one end of row, make 6 dc in next end of row* across.

When working into the original chain, make 4 dc in each space between clusters.

Join round with sl st and fasten off. 

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  1. Olá Olga!
    Que trabalho mais lindo!
    Adorei a combinação das cores.
    E as flores também ,são belíssimas.
    Beijos fique com Deus.

  2. What a great throw! As these vivid colours, I love them! Thanks for the pattern, I might find it very useful :-)

  3. It looks gorgeous on your patio. Your garden is beautiful. I wish I had a green thumb.
    xx Beca

  4. Great pattern, and love the colors you chose!

  5. Amazing colors for a beautiful blanket !!!!
    Have a nice day !

  6. Nice pattern and lovely colors!! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. A lovely pattern, thanks for sharing.


  8. I love the pretty flowers on the shrub even if they are toxic, I love your throw and the colours you have chosen, thank you for sharing your pattern. :)

  9. So beautiful!!! The blanket and the stunning flowers! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful rest of week and weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  10. Hi Olga, you have done it again and made a beautiful blanket! I love the colors you chose and they do look like the pretty flowers in your yard. Thanks for sharing the pattern too. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  11. The colours are gorgeous :)) Thankyou for sharing your pattern .. Who would think a pretty little flower was so sinister ..??

  12. Your work is beautiful. Am inspired. Am actually an interior designer and i was checking out images from Google on crocodile patterns when i saw your works. Keep it up

  13. The colours just sing! I love this blanket! Thank you for sharing, Chrissie x

  14. Lovely stripes Olga, love the colours .. the common name for the Brunsfelsia in South Africa is Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, I think because the flowers change from dark purple to lilac to light lilac! I have three in my garden and I usually can't wait for their flowering season .. the scent is intoxicating .. in the nicest way of course!
    Pat xxx

  15. What a lovely pattern! I love the colors.

  16. Beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Gorgeous and so simple! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! And about your toxic brunfelsia, the truth is that many plants and houseplants are toxic, and one does neet to prevent a pet or a small child from ingesting them!

  18. Olga that is a lovely throw. I have never seen a shrub like that, it is beautiful!

  19. Beautiful blanket.. love the color combo. Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern :)

  20. I have had Yesterday, today and tomorrow flowering bushes in my gardens for over 20 years. I did not know they produced berries and I did not know that they are poisonous. Thanks for posting this, more info here