Friday, January 17, 2014

Double Crochet Flower



Hey Rockers!

I had so much fun with my flower pattern last week that I decided to add another one! This Double Crochet flower is very similar to my previous free flower pattern, the Triple Crochet Flower. The petals are slightly smaller and less full. 

Sewing the flower petals together to form your flower is a little tricky at first. Good news: if you hate the way the petals are laying or how tall [or short] the flower is, you can always take out the whip stitches, unravel your petals and start again.

I still take my flower apart if it doesn’t come together just so. Play with this pattern and experiment until you get your flower to look the way you want. I love this flower for that very reason – it’s so flexible and quick, once you get the hang of it.


Size: varies

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:
Caron SS or Red Heart With Love
Yarn/tapestry needle

Hook size: H/5.00mm

Key:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet

Gauge: none required







Instructions:

Chain 40+1 (small flower), 60+1 (medium flower) or 80+1 (large flower)
Pattern Note: for an even larger flower, add chains in multiples of 10+1 and follow pattern.
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across, turn.
Row 2: chain 6, skip 4 spaces, hdc, [ch 4, skip 4 spaces, hdc] repeat across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 6 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st to hdc from previous row] repeat in each ch 4 space from Row 2 across.
Break yarn, leaving 12 inch tail for sewing flower together.




You should now have a long strand of petals that are starting to curl/twist a bit. Now for the fun! Use the long tail to thread your needle.

Begin to roll the petals around, using the yarn needle and tail to secure the petals together as you roll. Be sure to reinforce the shape with a few extra whip stitches as you go.

Finish by securing the last petal. Use the rest of the tail to sew your flower to a hat or other object, or simply finish and weave ends for a detachable flower accent or brooch.

Pattern Note: For a taller flower, roll petals more tightly. For a wider, more flat flower, roll petals more loosely. See the images for clarification.




You are all done! I hope you enjoy crocheting and using this simple flower. Don’t forget to check out my other free flower pattern – the Triple Crochet Flower. If you have any questions, please do leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Rock the flower,

xx

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