Wednesday 7 June 2017

Crochet flower

Since I posted a picture of the flowers I crocheted for the beautiful and courageous Jenny. I have had quite a lot of inquiries for the pattern, it was a flower that I made up, but you have encouraged me to put the pattern on paper.

I would like to share the flower with you in memory of the amazing Jenny and encourage you to make and share the flowers with anyone who needs cheering up. Spread a little love around, the world really needs it right now.


Anna xx

Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
Ch-sp  - chain space
Dc (US sc) – double crochet (US -single crochet)
Htr (US hdc) – half treble crochet (US -half double crochet)
Magic loop – for tutorial on how to work this technique, please click here
Tr (US dc) – treble crochet (US -double crochet)
Ss – slip stitch
You will need small amounts of
Rowan Kidsilk Haze in 3 colours A, B and C
3.5 mm (US E/4) crochet hook     
Approx. 11 x beads - I have used 6 mm glass beads  
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 
Needle that will fit through the bead.        
Matching thread                                    

Pattern note – The yarn is held DOUBLE throughout.
The pattern is written using UK terminology with US translations in abbreviation list.

Finished size
The completed flowers measure: L - 8 cm (3.1 in), S - 6 cm (2.3 in) in diameter.

It is not important to achieve any particular tension in this project. 

Let’s begin. 
With colour A held double, make a magic loop.
Round 1: ch 1, 8 dc into magic loop, ss to first dc and pull tight on the tail to close up opening.
Round 2: ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch-2 sp), [1 tr into next st, ch 2] 7 times, ss to 3rd of ch 5. (8 ch-2 sp)
Round 3: ch1, [5 tr into next ch-2 sp, ss to top of next tr] into every ch-2 sp, ending with ss to beginning ch 1.
Change to colour B
Round 4: working behind each petal (see tutorial below), ss into base of next 2 tr, 1 dc into base of next tr, [ch 4, 1 dc into base of tr in the centre of next petal] 7 times, ch 4, ss into first dc. (8 ch-4 sp).
Round 5: ch 1, [7 tr into next ch-4 sp, ss to top of next dc] into every ch-4 sp, ending with ss to beginning ch 1.
Fasten off.

For small flower just work rounds 1 to 3 in desired colour, holding yarn double throughout.

Leaf (make 2)
With colour C make 11 chains.
Round 1: 1 dc into second chain from hook, 1 htr into next 2 ch, 1 tr into next 4 ch, 1 htr into next 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch, ch1, working on the other side of chains, 1 dc into next ch, 1 htr into next 2 ch, 1 tr into next 4 ch, 1 htr into next 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch, ss to first dc.
Fasten off.

Making up 
Weave in ends. Attach leaves to the back of the flowers. Using needle and matching thread to yarn or one strand of yarn sew on beads to the centre of the flower.


Below are the video and picture tutorials to show you how to work into back of the flower.

1: Working from the back into each petal, insert hook in between stitches under the chains that formed ch-spaces on round 2. Ss into base of first tr.

2: Ss into base of second tr. 

3: 1 dc into base of third tr.

4: Ch 4, 1 dc into base of tr in the centre of next petal.

5: Work as instructed, forming ch-spaces at the back of work.