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Monday, May 23, 2011

Quick and Easy Flowers

My mom is one of those people who can cut a flower from place A, stick it in place B, and the flower magically flourishes.  The apple shouldn't fall far from the tree, right?  Unfortunately, I think the trait of the green thumb was eaten by some worms!  I'm thumbless when it comes to gardening.  At least Mom gave me some crocheting skills, so I can create my own garden from yarn.  I thought I would share some of these flowers with you...

MATERIALS NEEDED:
Two different colors of ww yarn.
H/8-5.0mm Hook
F/5-3.75mm Hook
A stitch-marker

NOTE:  You'll be working on the wrong-side; in other words, the wrong side of the flower will be facing you.

Begin by working with the two strands of yarn at the same time.
Use an H/8-5.00mm hook to make a slip knot and 5 CHAINS.
Insert the hook in the back loop of the very FIRST CHAIN, and make a SLIP STITCH.
Only one color will be used for the next round.  Place a stitch-marker in the loop of the color you will not be using yet.
Use an F/5-3.75mm hook from this point on.  Working with the color you've selected for this next round, *make 4 CHAINS.
Insert the hook into the back loop of next chain from the previous round, and make a SLIP STITCH.*
REPEAT FROM * TO * 4 MORE TIMES.  The last "petal" should end up where the stitch-marker is.

Fasten off and remove the stitch-marker to begin working with the new color.

Using the new color, **make 6 CHAINS , insert the hook in the next stitch shared by previous rounds, and make a SLIP STITCH.**
REPEAT FROM ** TO ** 4 MORE TIMES.  Fasten off, and flip the work over.  You can weave the ends in or leave them as is.

If you want to add another round of color, you can do so by starting with 3 yarn strands at the same time.  Proceed with the above pattern, and when you get to the 3rd color, simply CH8 for each petal and SL in the next stitch shared by previous rounds.
CHEERS!
A shank button can also be sewn into the center of the flower.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for that tutorial, I'm going to have to give them a go...very clever working with 2 or 3 strands of yarn :)

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