I've decided that I like the original flower I made better, even though it's not exactly like the one in the pattern, and I'm going to use it instead. Here's a picture of it:
Here is my attempt yesterday at framing the other flower. It's all wonky. I have too many stitches in the frame and will have to try again.
Don't laugh at me! Ha-ha-ha. Okay, go ahead. It is funny. So I'm not very talented in the pattern department. Sue me. At least I'm trying!
If you have any suggestions from looking at what I did, please feel free to tell me about them in the comments. I obviously need help with the framing rounds. Keep in mind, I'll be using the other flower which is a bit bigger than this one. That ought to really confuse me when I go to try it again.
Note: Ghost kindly pointed out that I had an error in the pattern I posted yesterday. I've fixed that error now. After finishing Row 2, you will have 8 loops instead of 6.)
Oh, and the owner and creator of the flower garden blanket said she cannot help me as far as writing the pattern because of the language barrier (she's Turkish). She said she'd try to take some pictures next week while making another one and see if that helps. I'm just too impatient to wait! You guys know me by now. I must have things immediately and get frantic about it, and then once I have it, it takes me months to finish most things! That's just the way I'm wired.
I was really tired last night and started thinking that I was just going to forget about trying to make one of these blankets. I know it's going to take a LONG time to make all those flower squares, and I'm not sure I have the wherewithall to do it. I did make a granny blanket with 99 squares a very long time ago, but I don't remember exactly how long it took me. I know I started it and then put it up for awhile before finishing it later. And I do have that other blanket with 330-some odd squares to make. I only need three or four dozen of those squares to have enough, and they are only 3-round squares and are itty-bitty.
But I'm not going to just forget it. I want it, so there.