Saturday, October 11, 2008
Crochet Flower Pattern
I can't remember how I made this flower for Matilde and she has been gifted. These are a couple I came up with instead. My collection of published crocheted flowers is very tiny, so if someone else has come up with these already, my apologies in advance. I hope this pattern is not too garbled for "real" hookers to follow.
Worsted Weight yarn
Size F crochet hook
Button or bead for center
Gauge does not matter.
Chain 3 stitches, join with slip stitch to form circle.
Chain3. DC into circle 11 times, join with slip stitch in chain 3 space.
Chain 5. Slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook. Chain 3. Slip stitch under bar of next DC. (Repeat this step around to last DC bar.
chain 5. Slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook. Chain 3. Join with slip stitch into first stitch of the first chain 5.
second row continue around.
Chain 5. Slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook. Chain 3. Join with slip stitch into top of first DC from first row. (lift up the first petal and it should be plainly visible). Continue around to last DC. Make one last petal and slip stitch into base of first petal of the row. Fasten off.
To finish: darn in end in the back to the center of the flower and around the ring until it is opposite the beginning end. Push then through to the front, and add on the button or bead. Push back through to the back and knot. The ends can be used to fasten the flower to the hat.
These flowers are about 2.5 inches in diameter.
Chain 3. Join with slip stitch. Chain 3. DC 9-11stitches into center. Join with slip stitch in first chain3
(Chain 3, half DC under bar of first DC) around. Join with slip stitch into chain 3.
Chain 3, half DC into top of DC of first row (going under the petals)
Slip stitch into first chain 3 and fasten off.
Finish the same as above. This flower is about 2 inches in diameter.