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Showing posts with label crochet flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crochet flowers. Show all posts

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Not Quite a Daffodil: Flower Pattern

Baking Nutella Muffins.

Was a bit bored while waiting for them to come out of the oven and so I made these.    They remind me of daffodils although they are not quite daffodils!

crochet flowers

Have not even worked in the ends yet - just had to type up the pattern first while it was still fresh in my mind:

With Colour A - 6ch, ss to join 

Row 1:  Into the ring,  2ch 2dc cluster, 3ch;   *3dc cluster, 3ch* crochet *to* 5x (6 clusters), ss to close,  break off yarn

Note:   a 3dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this twice more (four loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster

Row 2:   Join Colour B in any 3ch sp;   2ch, 2dc, 1tr, 1 picot, 1tr, 2dc, 2ch, ss into same space;  *ss into next 3ch sp,  2ch, 2dc, 1tr, 1 picot, 1tr, 2dc, 2ch, ss into same space* *to* x5, ss into same sp as first petal to close.   Break off yarn

Pattern is written in US terms
I used Elle Pullskein DK and a 4.00mm hook

Made a few more in a thinner yarn and added a bit of detail to the petals.   I think these are much nicer!

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PS: 
The Not Quite a Daffodil Square Pattern can be found HERE

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easy Six Petal Flower Pattern

A very quick and easy to make little six petal flower:

ch 4 ss to join
3ch (counts as first dc);   11 dc in circle,  ss to join (12 dc)


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Into same place as ss 1ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 3tr, 1 dc, 1hdc 1sc;  *skip 1 dc, into next dc 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 3tr, 1 dc, 1hdc 1sc* repeat * to * 5 x (6 petals), ss into 1ch to end.


crochet flower

Cute on its own: 

crochet flower

Or layered and embellished with a button and some tassles: 


To make the top layer I used a size 4.00 hook with my DK yarn;   for the bottom layer a size 4.50mm hook with my DK yarn (making it just ever so slightly bigger).

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Big Flower Crochet Brooch: Pattern

crochet flower

Yarn:   (any yarn or thread is suitable) I used Elle Classic Wool DK

Hook:  (to suit the yarn you use) I used a 4.00mm

Pattern Terms:   US
 
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Flower centre:

Foundation:  4 chain, sl st to form ring OR make a magic circle

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into ring (12dc)

Row 2:  (First round of petals) [(3ch into a space between dc, 4dc in same space, 3ch sl st into same sp), sl st into next 2 spaces];  [(4dc in same space, 3ch sl st into same sp), sl st into next 2 spaces] x5 (= 6 small petals)

(Note:   each next petal is formed in the same space as the 2nd ss

Row 3:  (Foundation for second round of petals) Behind your first round of petals, into sp between petals crochet (5ch, sl st into next sp between petals) x6 ( = 6 loops)

Row 4:  (second round of petals) [sl st into 5ch sp;  (4ch, 6tr, 4ch, ss into same 5ch sp)] x6  = 6 medium petals

Row 5:   (Foundation for third round of petals) Behind your second round of petals, into sp between petals crochet (7ch, sl st into next sp between petals) x6 (= 6 loops)

Row 6:  (third round of petals) [sl st into 7ch space;  (5ch, 8dtr, 5ch, ss into same 7ch sp)] x 6 (= 6 large petals)

Backing & Attachment of Pin
Crochet a circle as follows:

Foundation:  Ch 4, sl st to join OR make a magic ring

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into ring, sl st into top of 3ch to close (12dc)

Row 2:  Into space between 2dc crochet 3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc into same space;  (2dc into space between next two dc] x 11;   sl st into top of 3ch to close (24dc)

Row 3:  Into space between two dc crochet 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same space;  1dc into next space;  [2dc into next space;  1dc into next space] x11 (36dc)

Attach pin to centre of circle (I love a safety pin - maybe not quite the fancy thing to use - but I have had too many brooch pins coming loose and puncturing me!)

Sew the circle onto the back of the flower.

And there it is -  ready to adorn your favourite scarf or jacket!

(This pattern has not been tested - if you find any errors please drop me a comment!)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Crochet Chain Loop Daisy


I am going to share with you the first flower my gran taught me to make - a chain loop daisy!    (I remember making hundreds of them after she showed me - that was all I made for days!!)

CHAIN LOOP DAISY

Two colours are used here

Centre:   Colour A
ch 4, ss to join
3ch, 11 dc into ring, ss to join 

Petals:  Colour B
Join second colour in sp between any 2 dc.
*12ch, ss into same sp, ss into sp between next 2dc* rep to

Perfect for embellishing bags, scarves and just about anything else you can think of!  (The pattern for the bag can be found HERE)


shabby crochet bag