Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Crochet Flower



I thought these were fun, cute and quick to make (I found them here). Here are the right handed instructions.


What you need:
  • Yarn (whatever color/s you want; I used some Red Heart Yarn I had lying around)
  • Crochet hook (I used the I (5.5mm) hook)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle


    Stitches Used: chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (ss), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc)

    Magic Circle (Round 1)

    Hold your string in your left hand. Wrap the string around your 1st finger, crossing the string.



    Insert hook under loop on finger (photo 1), pull the string on the left side under loop (photos 2&3), and ch1 (photo 4).



    Make a sc using loop as a st (photos 1-3). Make 11 more sc, 12 sc total (photo 4).



    Take free end and pull to tighten loop (photos 1&2). 1 ss in first sc (photo 3).



    Round 2

    Ch 4, skip 1 sc, sc in next st, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next st*. Repeat from * all the way around. Makes 6 loops. End with ss in first ch.



    Round 2 and 1/2

    Ch1. *1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc* in ch loop. Repeat from * in each ch loop.



    This is the 1st row of petals. End with ss in first ch. Fasten off, weave in ends.



    Round 3
    You can add a new color here if you want!

    Make sc around one of the sc from round 2. *Ch 5, sc around next sc*. Repeat from * all the way around. End with ss in first sc.





    Round 3 and 1/2

    Now you are going to ch directly in the ch loop (like you did for Round 2 and 1/2). But here is something I found out the hard way.  You can either stitch from the back (photo 1) or from the front (photo 2) of the flower.



    I'll show the resulting difference at the end of this post.

    For this tutorial I worked from the front of the flower.

    Ch1. *1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc* in ch loop. Repeat from * in each ch loop.



    This is the 2nd row of petals. End with ss in first ch. Fasten off, weave in ends.

    Round 4
    Here, you can add another new color if you would like!

    Repeat what you did for Round 3 but just add 2 ch (total 7 ch).



    Round 4 and 1/2

    Repeat what you did for Round 3 and 1/2 but just add 2 dc (1 sc, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc).



    And there you have it. I'm sure you have figured out the pattern by now... to continue making the flower bigger just keep adding 2 to the ch and dc of each round. 

    Here is what it looks like if you work from the front of the flower. The petals are more of a concave shape.



    Here is what it looks like if you work from the back of the flower (with a few more rounds of petals). The petals are more of a convex shape.



    You can do it either way, whatever you prefer.

    Also, when you start round 3, you wrap it around the whole stitch but when you look at the flower from the front you can see where you wrapped around. I haven't tried it, but you could attempt to fix this by starting the 3rd round with stitching into those stitches instead of around. Or you could just make a little ball or something to go into the center to hide stitches. Or you could come up with your own way.

    Have fun!

    2 comments:

    1. Beautiful! I hope I can give this a try soon. Thanks for linking and I featured your lovely flower.
      ~Gay~
      itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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    2. Love these! Your tutorial is wonderful! Sharing these on our facebook page tonight! thank you for linking up to Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

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